Peter:Flitzer said:I have a profile started already for the next set of British WW2 secret projects.
The F.37/35 proposal was issued to install four 20 mm wing-mounted Oerlikon FF cannons in the Hurricane Mk.I (V7360) the prototype was flight tested at Langley in July 1940, but the project was rejected on 23 April 1936 in favour of the Westland Whirlwind, a twin engine fighter faster than the Spitfire Mk.II, Hurricane Mk.I and Bf 109 E at medium and low level, without adaptation problems to the early Hispano Mk.I drum feed version, with 60-rounds magazine.Ironic that the Hurricane specified to F.37/35 - Day/night fighter..
..was rejected in favour of the W. Whirlwind as cannon armed contender,
- to be revisited as Hawker project P.1002 (developed as Mk IIC),
& hurriedly put in to service as a prototype in the B.o.B., - while the W.W. was kept out..