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The Hillson FH.40 Slip Wing Hurricane

The Hillson FH.40 Slip Wing Hurricane

Looking to combine the strengths of the monoplane and biplane, one small British aero company got to experiment with an interesting concept.

CAC CA-11 Woomera; Too Little, Too Late

CAC CA-11 Woomera; Too Little, Too Late

The CA-11 Woomera was the intended production variant of the CA-4 “Wackett Bomber”. However, the realities of war meant it was never to be.

The CAC CA-4 “Wackett Bomber”

The CAC CA-4 “Wackett Bomber”

Even before World War 2, the Australians realised they might need to supply their own aircraft. Top priority was a new attack aircraft.

A Plane of Two Parts – The Tachikawa Ki-94

A Plane of Two Parts – The Tachikawa Ki-94

Realising that things weren’t going their way, the Imperial Japanese Army issued specifications in mid-1942 for new interceptors to tackle bombers that may attack the Japanese homeland. This led to the Ki-94, which in fact ended up producing two different designs!

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The Martin Baker MB.5? Westland Wendover? Some of the aircraft here have just faded into history. Some were good planes that just came at the wrong time and so are now barely remembered. And some are just so utterly weird it boggles the mind as to what the designers were thinking!

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