Fairey Spearfish

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I think I've read somewhere that when designing the Spearfish, Fairey also considered a version using both both piston and jet power, like the Ryan Fireball. Can anyone confirm this, and provide any more details or drawings?

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No drawing, sorry, but Tony Buttler mentioned in BSP 1935 - 50, that Fairey
proposed a variant with a Merlin 26 and a jet engine of 13,3 kN thrust as a
pre-project to the Spearfish.
 

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No drawing, sorry, but Tony Buttler mentioned in BSP 1935 - 50, that Fairey
proposed a variant with a Merlin 26 and a jet engine of 13,3 kN thrust as a
pre-project to the Spearfish.

Thanks for that Jemiba, at least I know that I'm not going senile. I don't have Tony's book, does he give much other information on the Spearfish development in this volume ?

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