Boulton Paul P.103 naval fighter for Spec. N7/43

hesham

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Hi,


the Boulton Paul P.103 was a lightweight naval fighter project,intended
to the Specification N7/43,the P.103 was based on Defiant and was offered
with alternative engines,the P.103A with the Griffon RG5.SM and the P.103B
with the Bristol Centaurus CE 12 SM,both driving contra-rotating propellers,
also it had a bubble canopy.
 

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The version you posted is the P.103B with a Bristol Centaurus engine.

See attachments for the Rolls-Royce Griffon-powered P.103A.
 

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Gentlemen....

May I ask you to mention your sources.
Thanks in advance.
 

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The first pic is from some other topic on the forum.
The second pic is a rework of the same to focus on the aircraft's out lines.
The third pic if from Tony Buttler's British Secret Projects: Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950.
 

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I'm a bit surprised that the P.103B didn't make it further.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
I'm a bit surprised that the P.103B didn't make it further.

Perhaps because the P.103 was to N.7/43 but, by 1943, Boulton Paul Aircraft had already become one of three satellite firms within the Fairey Barracuda Group (along with Blackburn and Westland).
 

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hesham said:
the Boulton Paul P.103 was a lightweight naval fighter project,intended
to the Specification N7/43,the P.103 was based on Defiant and was offered
with alternative engines,the P.103A with the Griffon RG5.SM and the P.103B
with the Bristol Centaurus CE 12 SM,both driving contra-rotating propellers,
also it had a bubble canopy.

Aha.... a sort of Fw-190A "made in England"....
 

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hesham said:
Hi,


the Boulton Paul P.103 was a lightweight naval fighter project,intended
to the Specification N7/43,the P.103 was based on Defiant and was offered
with alternative engines,the P.103A with the Griffon RG5.SM and the P.103B
with the Bristol Centaurus CE 12 SM,both driving contra-rotating propellers,
also it had a bubble canopy.


The source;


http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft21902.htm
 

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