Gloster's Heavy Fighter/Bomber P.293


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Really why mess about? Well the UK did, but it didn't have to......

Gloster produced a skteched design numbered P.293 large virtually flying wing, supersonic heavy fighter/medium 1949.....

By opting to go the 'whole hog' here it's a virtual shoe in for a Canberra successor (from the perspective of the 1950's), and in theory should deliver the sort of long range fighter desired but never achieved until the Tornado.

Yes it has Gloster's high 'T' tail, but for this sort of concept it's not that big a problem.

Nose is big enough to cope with a 40" dish....
Huge central section for internal weapons in the future...or fuel....

Yes it's only designed for mach 1.2 but this is something that can be improved......

Here us a way forward that has more potential than the Javelin, and retains that into the 60's

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