British Secret Projects Late 40ís. Vol 2
by: Peter Allen

After completing Part 2 of the new Mini Series I decided, with much encouragement from Rowan (Merlin), to do a further set of British Secret Projects. There are quite a substantial number to choose from so there are plenty designs for future sets. So with no further ado...
The Aircraft
Hawker P1048. This aircraft has an at least superficial resemblance to other aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Me 262, Heinkel He 240 and the Japanese Me 262. For this one I tried a few camouflage schemes using colours in the RAF range from around the time. The first one is the more familiar Green and grey with Grey undersides.

After finding references for the Bristol Beau fighter of the Mediterranean theatre in Mediterranean dark and light blue with Azure under surfaces I decided to adapt these colours to the P1048. For this Iíve done two versions, one with the Azure blue undersides and one with Light Sea Grey.

And finally Iíve done one based on the normal scheme but with the dark green replaced with Mediterranean Dark Blue.

Hawker P1057. The P1057 was a night fighter design done to the Air Ministry specs F44/46 featuring a swept wing and a tail with swept leading edges. The engines being mounted well forward and tucked right up to the fuselage. For this aircraft I opted for a Dark Green and Ocean Grey over Night under surfaces scheme with dull red code numbers.

Hawker P1068. One of a number of designs that eventually led to the Sea Hawk. Basically the P1068 was a straight wing version of the P1062 featuring wing root intakes.

Hawker P1077. This futuristic looking aircraft was of a tailless swept wing layout with large mid wing fins. The engines, stacked one above the other, were fed by concealed intakes. It also utilised outrigger type undercarriage. For this Iíve done two schemes, one the more normal Dark Green and Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey under surfaces, while the second in all metal finish.
All data and references from the book British Secret Projects - Fighters since 1950 by Tony Buttler.

Many thanks.

Until next time...

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