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Fighter design by Leslie Peel (1944)

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If you read the article you'll discover that it is not a "Bristol" design but one designed by a Private in the Army - Leslie Peel.

The only mention of Bristol is in relation to the sleeve valve engine that they persevered at and perfected.

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Barry
 

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Structurally this design probably would have been quite a
special adventure .... :D
 

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Its surprisingly similar to this fictional design which is from a Japanese website that holds competitions for fictional aircraft, ships and vehicles. The artwork is usually great.
 

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Yes indeed , or an early attempt of joined wing thinking..
 

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With its twin-booms, it looks more plausible, than this Bristol
design, I think. But with hindsight it may be easier to create
a WW II design .... ;D
 

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But what kind of advantages could have this special design??
The configuration is one of the oddest I've ever seen.

Anyway thanks to Hesham for this special finding...
 

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The advantage would be the use of contrapropos without the use of a gear and
positioning the props in the in the middle, so without disturbing the airflow
around the nose. Was tried in some other designs, too, such as the BV P.192.
But if it is really worthwhile, I don't know .... ???
 

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The idea of two engines mounted front to front
was also used by Roberto Bartini in the intial design
for his DAR flying boat in the late 1930's.
 

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Beautiful design, I suspect though that it would be possible only with much later structural engineering and materials... ???I tremble thinkg of the aeroelastic forces the aircraft would have been subjected ito n a gust: very much probably tearing it apart :(
 

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I rather think that bailing out would be a very interesting adventure in that aircraft. It would also have some very interesting stall characteristics, with effectively what would be a "blown" wing in the rear. Could make landing quite an interesting adventure as well, particularly with the location of the tail-hook.
 

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I hope to see a model for this amazing fighter.
 

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The first picture from flightgolabal is reminiscent of the Geobat which is a great circular wing design. Excellent.
 

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Jemiba said:
As this thread came up again, I modified the title to give credit to the true designer. ;)

Cool. But why lose the mention "Bristol" in the title if this truly was a Bristol project? :(
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Cool. But why lose the mention "Bristol" in the title if this truly was a Bristol project? :(

Because I cannot find a clue in the Flight article, that it really was. To my opinion, Bristol is
only mentioned with regards to the sleeve valve. All aircraft designs are just mentioned with
regards to their designers, for the one we are speaking about " Definitely in the class of annular
plan forms falls a project sent to us by a private in the army, Mr. Leslie Peel, whose design is shown in
model form ....."
But maybe I'm wrong, then I'll add Bristol to the title again, of course. ;)
 

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