Aircraft structures for engineering students (3rd edition) - by A. Rothwell

By A. Rothwell

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The conflict's 'fast moving' battles with tanks and armoured vehicles required specialist aircraft to deal with them and, from the RAF's point of view, the task was to be largely filled by variants of the Hawker Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest fighters. However, in 1942 and 1943 the first efforts were made by industry to produce a dedicated ground attack aircraft and these are featured later in the chapter. 65 At the start of World War Two th RAF did not believe in ground attack; it felt that the battlefield was not the place for aeroplanes and specific types dedicated to the ground attack and clo e- upport roles fell outside RAF doctrine.

1 m) and length 27ft 6in (804m) and the turret was repr ented by a wooden hump; there were no dummy guns. Gross weight was 2,778Ib (I,260kg) and the aircraft achieved a maximum speed of 152mph (245km/h). 92 was then cancelled on 26th May (published sources state that at this point the prototype's structures were only about 5% complete). 92/2. That aircraft made its first flight in the spring of 1941 and continued to fly for an extended period but it wa scrapped before the end of the war. When F.

40). 96B. 97A. 4 minutes respectively, ceiling 35,500ft (10,820m). 29/40, was eventually drawn up to cover it. I 008 This night fighter to F. 18/40 is another Hawker design for which no information has been found. 18/40 (neither did Supermarine or Westland). 18/40 but were not tendered. 22 fighter project with two Merlin XX or Merlin 60 engines mounted in narrow wing nacelles and served by ducted radiators in the wing. It was comparable in size to the Mosquito, had four 20mm guns mounted in the upper nose and was built entirely of wood; an alternative version had a Boulton Paul four-gun turret.

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