- Jan 2, 2006
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I have seen a GA. drawing of a possible Hawker APG. concept of impressive size and unconventional layout
."One of the last projects based on the Princess was the P.213 of 1958-59. A lot of work was done on this, because it interested the US Navy. A nuclear reactor was to be installed, and the favoured schems were a direct-cycle system with 15.000 HP T57 turboprops (Pratt & Whitney collaborated in studies) or two indirect-cycle schemes, one with a pressurized-water reactor. Sveral version were investigated, one having two Princess hulls on a 310-ft wing and a weught of about 950.000 lb.
Perhaps this? AVRO 774 Long endurance weapon system, early 1960's (from Buttler's Secrets Projects Bombers)Has anyone seen anything further on this? or did any of the companies take up the challenge in design?
Anything in the Sauders Roe book as they did look at Nuclear power in their larger flying boat designs
Merv_P said:A very interesting design. With Kenneth Gatland's name attached to it, it'll probably have been far-fetched but not pure fantasy.
Is he still alive, by the way?
hesham said:the Hawker Siddeley nuclear powered supersonic bomber project,
can anybody identify it ?.