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    Default Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    This illustration shows the Armstrong flying wing from 1947.Two prototypes were built with one crashing with pilot using first ejection seat use in Britain. Plane is 100% vector, background is mix of vector/ raster.
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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    This illustration shows the Armstrong flying wing from 1947.Two prototypes were built with one crashing with pilot using first ejection seat use in Britain. Plane is 100% vector, background is mix of vector/ raster.
    Excellent work Gray as usual. Is this the V bomber, as we called it Gray?, I remember one flying over where we lived and never seeing such an aircraft like that before and it was flying low, people thought it was an alien space ship. So not much changed on what people think they saw as regards aircraft.

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Excellent work Gray!

    Never seen those birds before.
    I think germans also buildt somewhat similar flying wings.

    I heard lately that jet engines are a British invention.

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Well done, Gray!
    ~Fred

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Thanks, Stygg. This wasn't one of the V bombers ( Vulcan, Valiant, Victor), but Vickers/ Armstrong built the Victor so I'm sure some of this design ended up in it.
    Thanks, coco. Britain was at the top of aviation and engine design in the 40's. Frank Whittle is one of the co-inventors of the jet engine.
    Thanks, Fred.

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Impressive and well done.

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    Beautiful work Gray! Very realistic looking.
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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Thanks so much Gary, Bruce.

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    I love flying wings - great job Gary, I'd never heard about this one.

    Coco mentioned German efforts - there was a fantastic programme about this one: http://www.aerospacemuseum.org/colle...item.php?id=28

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    Default Re: Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 Flying Wing

    Thanks, Paul.
    I saw that show on the Horten flying wing. Apparently it flew very well. The Germans were planning on building a larger 4 engine version to enable them to drop their atomic bomb on London and New York in 1946. It also had a small radar signature.

 

 

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