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Armstrong Whitworth AW.52G / AW.52

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AW.52G

 

The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 was a flying wing type that was also intended to evaluate a configuration for a transport aeroplane with six jet engines. The basic design was validated in the A.W.52G glider, and the first of two A.W.52s with two 5000-lb (2268-kg) thrust Rolls-Royce Nene turbojets flew in November 1947.
Although benefits were possible with such aircraft, financial problems finally curtailed the programme in 1950.

 

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AW.52

Engines: 2 x 2270kg Rolls-Royce Nene
Take-off weight: 15490 kg / 34150 lb
Empty weight: 8917 kg / 19659 lb
Wingspan: 27.43 m / 89 ft 12 in
Length: 11.38 m / 37 ft 4 in
Height: 4.39 m / 14 ft 5 in
Wing area: 122.07 sq.m / 1313.95 sq ft
Max. speed: 805 km/h / 500 mph
Range: 2414 km / 1500 miles

 

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