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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.49

Justo Miranda

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British fighter
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-Le Fanatique de l'Aviation No 216
-Air Enthusiast Quarterly No 43
See also "British Secret Projects ,Fighters & Bombers 1935-50" by Tony Buttler pp.69
 

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Dear Justo,

for which specification that AW.49 was designed ?.
 

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Hi,

the wind tunnel model for AW.49.
 

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Dear Justo! In your first post, you said that AW.49 was a fighter. And it looks like a fighter.

But then, you wrote that it was designed for B.20/40.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Air_Ministry_specifications#1940-1949, B.20/40 required "Close Army Support Bomber" with Merlin engine able to dive bomb and photo-reconnaissance", and the winner was (yet unbuilt) "de-navalised version of Fairey Barracuda".

??? All this is difficult to understand. Can I ask you about any clarification?
 

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Here is another Armstrong Whitworth dwg that more closely matches the model, than the magazine dwgs. But it appears that the fin and rudder in the dwg are a bit narrower. might just be the angle. Either way, I have always liked those little tail wheel fairings. In this dwg it is not clear if there is supposed to be a very wide fairing from fuselage to main gear fairing
 

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Hi!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1403644568/Fruitbat+clearly+based+on+the+Armstrong+Whitworth+AW.49!+OH+YEA!
 

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