Boulton Paul P.90

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Hi all
I've found this drawing in old papers
I don't know what is that...I'don't know where I have this !!!
Who know ???
Thanks iff you could answer
Paul
 

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Re: What is that ????

Appears to be a British Avro design, circa WWII?... -SP
 
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Re: What is that ????

It's the Boulton Paul P-90, submitted against Specification B12/36.

Span 100 ft
Length 77 ft 3 in
Max Weight 47,922 lbs
Powerplant 4 x RR Kestrel KV.26 or Napier Dagger
Max Speed 290 mph @ 15,000 ft

Source: British Secret Projects - Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950 by Tony Buttler.

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Re: What is that ????

Yes, Ducan Baxter I thank you very much.
i've found another 3 views....but without fin ??
and what is the armement in the fin ?
Thanks again
Bye
 

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Quoting Tony Buttler from the mentioned BSP volume:
" ..the tail defence consisted of Boulton Paul's patented 'Dumb bell' type mounting which housed
two Brownings to either side (total four) with the gunner housed in the rear fuselage. This arrangement,
which was produced as a mock-up, placed the guns in stub winglet fairings in an attempt to reduce the drag
penalty of a completely moving turret..."
 

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I knew, I had seen it before ! Et voilà, from Alec Brew "Boulton Paul Aircraft",
a photo of the mentioned mock-up: ;)
 

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Hi Jens
How are You ? Here it's warm :40°...........
I thank you very much for your answer
I never see such arrangment !!!
Thanks again and good holidays
Paul
 

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