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New post because the European Aircraft thread with info on the "MB-6" delta is now locked?
Source: Sir James Martin by Sarah Sharman Patrick Stephens 1996
(Excellent book mostly concerned with JM's early developments, wartime fighters, and (over half) ejector seats.
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Hi, Smurf

I just finished reading this book myself. Is there any chance you could scan the other M-B types in the back, and the pictures of the MB3 in the middle please?

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Please see attached some stuff from "Flight" 16 september 1948
and unknown source
 

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Very interesting, Justo - I've seen a profile of something that looks very like the lower design but which my records describe as a Gloster entry for F3/48, the single-seat fighter requirement met by the Hunter. (Of course the Gloster entry for F4/48 - the two-seat nightfighter requirement - was the Javelin. See: <http://www.btinternet.com/~javelin/p02_development/p02_development.htm>.)
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It seems a Lippisch wartime project follow-on.
Strange and interesting especially because English has taken so few by Germans (aeronautically speaking) in the very afterwar....
 

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See also
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1217.0/highlight,mb6.html
 

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Wingknut said:
Very interesting, Justo - I've seen a profile of something that looks very like the lower design but which my records describe as a Gloster entry for F3/48, the single-seat fighter requirement met by the Hunter. (Of course the Gloster entry for F4/48 - the two-seat nightfighter requirement - was the Javelin. See: <http://www.btinternet.com/~javelin/p02_development/p02_development.htm>.)
Cheers,
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It's a Gloster P.275
You may see the three view in the book "British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters since 1950" by Tony Buttler
 

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Hello all,

I stumbled across a copy of the Royal Air Force Flying Review Vol 13 No 1, dated September 1957.

It has the attached image as part of a fascinating article on the histpory of the Martin Baker Company, including a short section on a post war development of the M.B. 6. (If the M.B.6 designation as supplied in this RAF Journal holds true, then it indicates that a number of posts on the forum on this matter could be incorrect?)

It resembles the image above from 'Flight' magazine, but represented via a frontal view.

Regards
BD99
 

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I have the M.B.6 as a straight wing jet fighter project from 1945.
Different from what is shown here.
 

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Gloster P.275, from "Gloster Aircraft Since 1917" book.
 

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The Flight article makes it clear that they simply photographed a model on the Martin-Baker stand in 1948, they do not describe it as MB.6.


Its not totally identical to the Gloster F3/48 - if anything it looks faster.


It is in my opinion likely a generic "future fighter", perhaps illustrating Martin-Baker high speed ejection concepts, based on the either Lippitsch delta concept or the Gloster design.
 

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The site mainly is for gamers of "World of Warplanes" and I have the feeling, that a lot of those designs on that site
are fictional types for that game.
 

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My dear Jemiba,


only this twin engined delta wing fighter and MB.6 3-view may be fake and may be real
but the whole other designs are real.
 

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Hi,

I want to ask if this delta-wing Project submitted to F43/46 Specification or not ?.
 

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In Tony Buttler British Secret Projects Jet fighters since 1950 Midland 2000, page 29,
Buttler wrote about the Martin-Baker F.43/46 Delta wing,
that this project was
"apparently not submitted; it received no consideration at the Conference. (...). Despite the project appearing in model form at the 1947 SBAC show at Radlett, there was no way the firm could realistically build such an advanced aircraft, despite previous success with piston types, and it chose instead to work on ejector seats (...)"
 

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Given that this book states that this straight winged design is the real MB.6, does anyone know what the designation was for the delta winged MB.6 wannabe?
 

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This was discussed here

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3601.0/highlight,martin+baker.html

Two very similar projects

edit: Post redundant now threads have been merged
 

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