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Hi! The Hawker P.1052 swept-wing version of the Sea Hawk for high speed research.
https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/hawker-p1052
"The Hawker P.1052 was an experimental aircraft produced by Haker Siddeley for research and development of swept back wing designs.

As preparations were being made in late 1945, to start work on construction of the Hawker P.1040 (prototype Sea Hawk) Hawker Siddeley proposed a 'swept-wing rocket-powered' version for high-speed aerodynamic research.

Air Ministry Specification E.38/46 was duly issued in March 1947, calling for two flying prototypes of a swept-wing version of the N.7/46 (a design which would evolve into the Hawker Sea Hawk naval jet fighter) and a third, static test airframe. The requirement for a 'rocket powerplant' was removed, although this was to be revisited later with the Hawker P.1072 Sea Hawk prototype."

"In the meantime, it had been decided to modify the second prototype (VX279) to incorporate a new rear fuselage with swept tail surfaces, as well as a straight-through jet pipe, to accommodate a Rolls-Royce Tay turbojet engine. With these modifications it became the sole Hawker P.1081."
 

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Considering that the P.1081 was intended for use as a fighter for the RAAF (sometimes being referred to as the "Australian Fighter" in certain documentation), what was its intended armament, and did it ever carry it?
 

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