Was there a sweptwing jet powered Bristol Britannia proposal at one time??

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Was there a sweptwing jet Bristol Britannia proposed at one time after the Bristol Orion engine was cancelled??
Anyone know anything about such a proposal,
There was the Orion powered version, proposal with high speed wing estimated circa 500mph cruise and very long ranged which would have been very economical, a fraction of the cost of the then generation pure jets. So a jet version of the britanniawould have to be Turbofan???
 

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If they did, they would have to design a new wing to make it worthwhile. For example, the B-60 was a swept wing jet powered B-36. Essentially, Convair pivoted the wing back 35 degrees at the wheel well, and built a false spar to continue the sweep to the fuselage. It was 100 mph slower than the B-52.
 

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Haven't found anything about such a project, but it would have made a nice airliner ! ;)
(Based on the C. Mk.1)
 

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Sorry Jens, couldn't resist it.

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(Based on the C. Mk.1)

Hmmm ! A British mini-Tu 114 ... An excellent Whatif subject if not a secret project !
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