The Hawker Henley is an interesting “what if” aircraft. Used as a target tug, it was designed to be a dive bomber. Did the RAF miss out?
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The Blackburn Skua; Fighting Dive-Bomber or Dive-Bombing Fighter?
Built to a be both a dive-bomber and a fighter, the Skua was outclassed from the start. Despite this, it did remarkably well in the first 18 months of World War Two.