Thanks for the heads up on the title. Unfortunately its not available
in my local library. Nor through any of the local stores or Amazon.com
in the US. I believe, based on Amazon UK, that the title is Handley
page Aircraft Since 1907. In any case I'll keep my eyes open. I'm
hoping that that someone who has the book can take a look and tell me if
any airfoil info is given for the Harrow.
Unfortunately the Putnam book (Handley Page Aircraft since 1907, ISBN
0-85177-803-9), doesn't say. Neither do any of the other obvious sources I
have. Forgotten Bombers of the Royal Air Force, by Ken Wixey (ISBN
1-85409-306-1) has a relatively detailed description of the wing structure,
but not the aerofoil. However, it does say that "Dr Lachmann based the
cantilever monoplane wing on that of the earlier H.P. 47 general purpose
monoplane". Of the H.P. 47, the Putnam says "Lachmann proposed a low-wing
cantilever monoplane with a uniformly tapered wing of RAF 34 section". It
doesn't specifically say whether or not that was used, but it doesn't
mention that proposal being changed.
See if you can get hold of a 1980s edition of Aicraft of the Fighting
Powers by Argus Books. ISBN 0 85242 647 X
It's in Volume 1 on page 25! Sadly I do not have that copy but each
section has a cross-index. The later editions have beautifully detailed
line drawings, showing rivets, panel markings and also with various
cross sections. For example, the Lancaster BIII spans across three A4
sheets in a pullout.
The earlier editions such as 1942 are really just pages of thickly
outlined aircraft, with no detail.
Thanks a lot. From the input I"ve gotten it appears that the Harrow
used the RAF 34 airfoil. In speaking with the guy who is working on the
project he is going to got with that airfoil or perhaps the RAF 38.
Thanks for the tip.
Richard Brooks wrote:
British naming conventions get worse, these names only apply to planes that
were built to a RAF spec, private companies could build a plane and name it
how they wished, Vickers were a case in point for this, the Wellesley was
named after a person, and the Wellington was named after the same person, as
they were both private builds adopted by the Air ministry for use.
estarriol the damned
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