Barrington Bond said:...the tailplane caused quite a few headaches for the designers.
May issue of the British magazine 'Aviation News' includes an article I have written about Gloster Javelin projects. There is some material on Project Guardian, and also the P.293 which would have been bigger than a Javelin.
The May 2009 issue of Aviation News included an article I had written about some proposed variants of the Gloster Javelin. One of the projects was the P.293 and I'm afraid the drawing was missed. Therefore, please find it attached. Hope you like it!
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PaulMM (Overscan) said:T-tails were a fad in 50s fighter design. Their advantages (smaller size due to greater moment, lower drag due to tailplane undisturbed air in low-AOA flight) are outweighed by the disadvantages of tail blanking by wing airflow at higher AOA.
The 1.8 Mach capable P376 emerges too late and updating XG336 to the new standard, in particular the supersonic intakes doesn’t seem to have happened, maybe not even considered.
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