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hesham

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Hi,

in the Flightglobal site two unknown British flying wing airliners,one
from AW and the other I don't know its company,any help.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1946/1946%20-%202228.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1946/1946%20-%202229.html
 

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Re: British two unknown flying wing airliners

hesham said:
from AW and the other I don't know its company,any help.
Called Flight International artist this company was.
 

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Note with interest the timing, 5/46, of the Ailes piece. A recurring "scandal" for conspirators is "monumental blunder" cancellation, 2/46 of supersonic Miles M.52.

B.Lockspeiser,D.Scientific Res.(Chair,MAP Supersonic Cttee.) had funded M.52 29/12/43; (Sir Ben), DGSR(A)/MoS chopped it because we now had no Formed Force enemy and he had only a very modest Aircraft Research budget (UK was broke). He applied it to RAE's perception of innovation of civil potential: VG (Barnes Wallis extracted an expression of interest from new BOAC's MD Whitney Straight, so the Swallow models were funded), Flying Wing (MoS/RAE had a "Tailless Committee") and to suction for laminar flow (MoS "Boundary Layer Control Committee"). So he continued to fund A.W.52G/A.W.52 (and schemes at HP which would lead to an airfoil mounted dorsal on a Lancaster, then Lincoln and at Marshall's with a Budworth turbo-sucker in an Auster as MA.4). A.W.56 bid to 1947 Medium Bomber was suction laminar flow/flying wing.

It was nobody's fault that we must wait decades for Northrop B.2.
 

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You are right Alertken,

if there was a suitable funding ,we could see many beauties in the sky.
 

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Hi,

here is a hypothetical drawing to AW.52G.

Ailes 2/1947
 

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Schneiderman said:
.......and featured in many advertisements at the time.
Thank you my dear Achneiderman.
 
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