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Interesting that is is quite different in several respects from the IV and Wessex. In many ways it looks more like a Fokker or Avro design
 

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Hi!
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?102742-Westlands-Aircraft
 

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Hi! Dreadnaught, F.7/30 and COW-gun fighter.
 

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has anyone out there the companion volume on helicopters (published late 60's?) I was wondering what if any project material may be contained within ?

cheers, Joe
 

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I've always thought that the fuselage of the Interceptor Fighter was too short . . . to my eyes it should be the same length as the COW Gun Fighter. We know that when the Wapiti was designed, the drawing office made a mistake, and left out a fuselage bay, which meant that the fuselage was too short. This had to be corrected by a larger fin, which is why the Wapiti has such a large tail. I wonder if something similar happened here . . . ::)


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The Interceptor was the subject of a quite intensive study carried out by the NPL and RAE. Models with several alternative tails were tested in the windtunnel, much of the focus being on spin recovery
 

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3-view of the J.8 "Jet Welkin" with Delanne layout found in Aviation News vol 9 number 20 Feb/March 1981
 

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Schneiderman said:
3-view of the J.8 "Jet Welkin" with Delanne layout found in Aviation News vol 9 number 20 Feb/March 1981

Wow,nice find my dear Schneiderman.
 

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From, British Aircraft Specifications File,

what was those Westland Projects ?.

 

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From, British Aircraft Specifications File,

what was those Westland Projects ?.

Two answers; first Richard Payne mentions these in 'Stuck on the Drawing Board' but does not provide details. Second, if these projects existed they would have been unsolicited. The Air Min and MAP did not put the the requirements from the Brabazon Committee out to tender, they were allocated to companies based on an assessment of their free design capacity taking into account any military work. The requirement went directly to Airspeed in mid 1943, who then proceeded to deviate from the official specification thereby shooting themselves neatly in the foot and handing a great opportunity to Vickers - The Viking filled the gap they left empty and the more advanced Viscount easily out competed the Ambassador.
 

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Thank you my dear Schneiderman,

and clearly they were a two or four engined Projects.
 

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Well the specification was for a twin-engined aircraft, but that does not necessarily mean the Westland projects were twins
 

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