By Martin Pegg
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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.
Contra-rotating propellers were more efficient than a single airscrew, especially in climb and takeoff. lOl (1,182Iit) of internal fuel was carried. To escape the propeller when baling out from the aircraft, the pilot had a downward escape mechanism in which the lower forward fuselage beneath his seat fell away. Maximum rate of climb (up to 2,000ft [61 Om J) was 2,140ft/min (652m/min) and range with normal load 785 miles (1,263km). The time allowed for preparing this project prevented its general construction from being determined satisfactorily (the issue was 'too important to be lightly treated') but Boulton Paul noted that very promising results had been obtained on the use of plastics, both for structural members and detail parts, and this knowledge and technique would be pressed into use wherever possible.
KG. 1I137. DI023 and afforded the pilot an excellent view for formation flying. The roof of the pilot's compartment was protected from gun blast by reinforced panels and just aft of the turret a cell in th floor was arranged to carry the 250lb (113kg) small bomb container on a universal rack; hydraulically-operated doors opened this compartment for the bombs to be released. Both aircraft carri d fu I in two wing tanks, the 'Small' design having 245gal (1,114Iit) in total and the 'Large' 315gal (1,432Iit).
Jagdwaffe: Holding the West 1941-1943 (Volume Four Section 1) by Martin Pegg