This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- A relatively obscure flying wing that was jet-powered and quite fast.
- Construction of the wings in two pieces, upper and lower sides!
- That canopy looks similar to that of the little known Saab 18
- The tail design seems right for something from Scandinavia, but is it?
- Strange tandem seating for a crew of two, yet with the cockpit offset slightly to the side.
- Resulted in another rather dubious record first!
So do you know what this aircraft is and what was the record first “achieved”?
3 thoughts on “A Flying Wing”
It’s definitely British! That is an Armstrong Whitworth AW.52.
Correct! Once again, a solid answer from Nico Braas out of the Netherlands. We may have to make these harder….
I believe the record which the AW52 achieved, or rather it’s pilot achieved, was the first ejection due to an actual emergency of a British pilot, which happened in 1949 via a Martin Baker Mk.1 ejection seat.