New R.A.F. Types

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 April 1942


ALTHOUGH the Defiant is scarcely a new aeroplane, it makes an interesting comparison with the Rolls‐Royce Merlin single‐engined types already illustrated in this series. It is a conventional all‐metal mono‐plane of stressed‐skin construction. The rather curious plan of the main plane, with its double taper, represents a compromise between the acrodynamically perfect ellipse and the easily‐produced straight taper and the reason for it is explained in the accompanying article.


(1942), "New R.A.F. Types", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 97-103.




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