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Armstrong-Whitworth AW-52 flying wing

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H1tyMRtcho

......saw this on youtube, seen alot of picturesof this aircraft, but no film of it... until now!
beautiful! :D
 

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Magnificient! Good footage, especially of the flaps / airbrake.
The brits managed to make even a flying wing ugly.. ;)
 

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Yes, nice footage.

WE seem to have trouble making a successful flying wing, don't we? The problem is the design creates as many aerodynamic problems as it solves.
 

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Good find indeed ! And ugly ? Noo ... ! ;)
I'm just wondering, why still yet nobody asked about the RCS of the A.W.52,
or revealed, that Great Britain already HAD a stealth design, long before this
term was even known to others ... ;D

( *sarcasm out*)
 

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Yes, Great Britain DID have a stealth bomber in 1942 -- the de Havilland Mosquito

Jemiba said:
Good find indeed ! And ugly ? Noo ... ! ;)
I'm just wondering, why still yet nobody asked about the RCS of the A.W.52,
or revealed, that Great Britain already HAD a stealth design, long before this
term was even known to others ... ;D

( *sarcasm out*)
 

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anyone know where i could get a decent accurate plan for this plane?
me and my mate have been talking about making a rc ducted fan model of this plane.
 

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I once found this drawing in the net, sorry,correct source unknown, my description file
is empty ( a problem, I stumbled across by one of the ACDSee updates .. ???) ! So I
just post 300dpi files here, if it is, what you need, just send me your mail adress via PM
 

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I once found this drawing in the net, sorry,correct source unknown

don't know where you've got them from, but they've been pinched from 'British Experimental Jet Aircraft' by barrie hygate, pp. 36-39. :mad:

cheers,
Robin.
 

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Sorry, as I've mentioned, I haven't the url anymore, but the drawing
was (or is ?) downloadable as "aw52.zip", as I've still this file and IIRC,
I got there via a link from another site. :-[
 

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Hi everybody
You should buy the whole trilogy!
It is a good investment ...
 

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From "Supplements to Aeroplane" January 2005
 

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From "Aeroplane" October 2006 and unknown source ...
 

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Here is a beautiful photo of the A.W.52 prototype (TS363) at the SBAC show at Farnborough, 1948.
RAeS Library photo

Topic moved from "The Bar" to the "Postwar projects" section where it belongs.
 

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