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Fairey Firefly dual power

By 1943 Fairey engineers were trying to improve the Firefly's performance. They considered alternative powerplants as Bristol Centaurus XII or Rolls-Royce X45 Penine and even the combination of Piston/Jet engine. The jet was to be located in place of the observer's position, making the aircraft a single seater.

Source: Fairey Firefly by W. Harrison. Airlife. ISBN 1 85310 196 6
 

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This is excellent !
Not even in British Secret Projects - Fighters...
Great Find.
 

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I have found a very interesting collection of early jets on Soviet Secret Projects: Fighters

Pre 1945 designs included:

KhAI-2 (1937)
Gudkov Gu-VRD (1943)
Lavochkin La-VRD (1944)
 

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3 years ago, in collaboration with Lark, we tryed to produce a Hawker P1035 drawing based on all the information available. This is the profile
 

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High quality early British jet fighters can be found on "Interceptor" by James Goulding (Ian Allan publishing). ISBN 0-7110-1583-X. It is a very fine book.

Gloster Boosted Fighter
Gloster E5/42
Gloster F9/40 original armament layout
Gloster E1/44
Supermarine E10/44
 

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Hi Pometablava,

can you identify the type number to the Supermarine E10/44.
 

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Hesham,

Supermarine E10/44 type number is 392. Described as a Jet Propelled Aircraft based on "Spitefull" to meet OR.182. A naval variant was planned under E1/45 but latter cancelled. The type actually flown under prototype form but the pre-production form (illustrated in James Goulding book) never left the drawing board. This model is the ancestor of the Supermarine Attacker which inherited the same type number.

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Supermarine Attacker, Swift and Scimitar. Philip Birtles. Ian Allan.

The British Aircraft Apecifications File
Air Britain Publication

British Secret Projects: Fighters & Bombers 1935-45. Tony Buttler. Midland

Interceptor. James Goulding. Ian Allan
 

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All of you might be familiar with the Lockheed L-133 Starjet, the first US design for a jet fighter. More info on this design exists at the following links:

 

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There is a thread on the L-133 already.

More on topic. O'hain mentions quite a bit of research into turbojets that was done in Sweden during the 20s and 30s. Does anyone know if these paper engine studies ever produced paper aircraft studies?
 

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Yes I do, why? I can't recall him ever mentioning aircraft designs to go along with the engines in that or some of the things he wrote.
 

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