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Gloster N9/39 Single Seat Naval Fighter Project

hesham

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Hi,


the British N9/39 Spec. was for carrier based naval fighter,the main tenders were;
Blackburn B-31,Hawker,Gloster,Fairey and Supermarine-334.


The Gloster N9/39 was a single seat low-cantilever-wing project,powered by
1550 hp Bristol Hercules VI or Napier Sabre I engine.


http://alternathistory.org.ua/proekt-dvukhmestnogo-bashennogo-istrebitelya-gloster-n939-velikobritaniya
 

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Spec 9/39 calls for, and image indicates two seat carrier fighter
 

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As Hesham's site says: "Type: two-seat turret fighter project". Presumably N9/39 was for a Blackburn Roc replacement?

I wonder if this aircraft was derived from the Gloster F.9/35, another single-engined turret fighter design?
 

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This drawing appears in Alec Brew's 'The Turret Fighters' and is the only N.9/39 proposal illustrated.
There are specs for it in the book, including; span 50 ft, length 29 ft 1 in, loaded weight 10,000 lb and a top speed of 321 mph. No mention of the engine type but obviously a Bristol radial, possibly a Mercury or Taurus, looks a bit small for a Hercules.
 

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Apophenia said:
I wonder if this aircraft was derived from the Gloster F.9/35, another single-engined turret fighter design?


Looks like a relation of the Gloster F5/34 too :


F5_34_01.png
 
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