Barnes Wallis's All-Speed aircraft

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After the cancellation of the Swallow design Barnes Wallis turned to 'All Speed' aircraft. One used a 'cascade' wing to achieve VTOL and Mach 4.5. Another used wing and fuselage cambering for low speed flight. Both are in the 'conceptual' category I think, although it is said that some wind tunnel work was carried out on them.
 

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Barnes Wallis "CASCADE"

Anyone ever heard of this project?

There's a model of it at RAF Reserve Collection, Stafford.
 

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Re: Barnes Wallis "CASCADE"

Thanks, merged with older topic :)

So, this project was at least built as a model.
 

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Re: Barnes Wallis "CASCADE"

overscan said:
There's a model of it at RAF Reserve Collection, Stafford.

Do you have any idea on access restrictions to RAF Stafford? I live close by and could go and take a look.
 

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I've arranged a visit in connection with my book on P.1103/P.1121. I imagine they would discourage casual visits from all and sundry though.
 

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Found a memorial lecture booklet in Farnborough library...
 

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...and some diagrams from it. ;D
 

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'This is incredible, Mr.Bond' Thank you, thank you for these wonderful details!
 

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Cannot read it on the drawing, but according to "Stuck On The Drawing Board", span
would have been 52 ft and so I got a length of approximately 147,8 ft by measuring ... ;)
 

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It says overall length 150'.

Looks like aielerons front and rear and would the bump underneath be another form of propulsion for the high speed portion of its flight?

Regards,
Barry
 
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