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Towed wing concepts to increase load with bombs or fuel

hesham

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Hi,

there is three drawings to Miles Magister,Supermarine Spitfire MK.VIII
and Bristol Blenheim MK.IV,but I don't know they were a really projects
or fake,who can help ?.
 

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Looks similar to german experiments for carrying long range tanks :
 

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Hesham ,

The projects shown by you are not fakes. It concerns
the severals proposed towed wing concepts to increase
the load of an aircraft with bombs or fuel.

Initial test with a Magister and an auxiliary wing were made in the Summer
of 1941 but trouble was experienced with the directional stability of the combination.
 

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Another picture from the site www.miles-aircraft.com
Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20041108164047/www.miles-aircraft.com/Projects_magister_towed_wing.html
 

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