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British Secret Projects of WW2. Vol 2



Continuing on from the first volume for British WW2 Secret Projects, again the greatest of thanks go to Rowan (Merlin) for being the info-master and ace supplier of refs. In fact I view these newer profile sets as a joint effort as Rowanís invaluable input makes doing them a whole lot easier.

For this set Iíve tried to add a few more colour scheme variations. So without further ado.

The Aircraft
Boulton Paul P97B A three seat, twin engined turret fighter design featuring a twin boom layout.

Bristol F.11/37

Iíve profiled here one of two designs for Bristolís two seat, twin engined turret fighter concept. The design flares the cockpit/fuselage into the joined leading edge of the main wings. The other concept was very similar but somewhat bigger.

Fairey

A three seat, twin engined turret naval fighter design with the 2 engines housed in the forward fuselage powering a single contra-prop. The furthest forward engine being in the nose under the cockpit floor while the second engine is mounted higher directly behind the cockpit.

Gloster Jet Bomber

Although much bigger this design reminds me of the Arado Ar234, especially the four engined ĎCí version. The Arado had a wing span of 46 ft 4 ins and a length was 41 ft 6 ins against the Glosterís 84 ft wing span and 65ft 6 ins length. The Gloster was penned on12/8/41, a little later than the Arado. A case of great minds think alike?

Hawker P1030

Looking like a larger version of the earlier P1027 design which was a development of the Tempest, the P1030 was designed to incorporate the Eagle engine concept and featured the radiators housed in the leading edge of the inner wing section.

Supermarine Type 325

Essentially the same concept as the type 324 concept, the type 325 explored a twin engined pusher layout based on Merlin engines or as illustrated here a pair of Bristol Taurus units.

Supermarine Type 391

The Type 391 was another design to utilise the Eagle engine concept, but was penned later than the Hawker P1030. The Type 391 utilised the laminar flow wing from the Spiteful/Seafang.

Many thanks. Until next time...
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