Air Enthusiast 2006-04
M.Pryce - Vertical Airlifter /'Paper planes' - projects/
Three view of the DH Comet-winged HS.802.
Partial cutaway of the turboprop AW.680 designed in parallel with the initial AW.681 jet design.
Display model of the initial version of the AW.681 tendered to OR351 in 1961.
Rear view of an AW.681 model showing the loading doors, ramp and the nozzles of the Pegasus engines.
Model of the Rolls-Royce Medway-powered HS.681 loading army vehicles.
Model of the initial version of the AW.681 with lift pods for VTOL attached to the wings.
Another view of the initial version of the AW.681 with lift pods for VTOL attached to the wings. Note the supply aimer’s windows in the nose, underneath the radome.
Exterior of the forward fuselage of the HS.681 mock-up, showing the in flight refuelling probe.
Rear view of the loading ramp of the HS.681 fuselage mock-up.
Pilots' stations and controls in the HS681 mock up at Baginton.
Artist's impression of two HS.681s in Transport Command livery.
Artist's impression of the definitive version of the HS.681 unloading Saladin armoured cars in the Middle East, with another aircraft overhead carrying out a short landing using deflected thrust.
Breakdown of the major structural components of the AW.681.
Three-view of the Bristol Siddeley Pegasus 5/6A-powered version of the AW.681 of 1963 with modified twin-nozzle engines.
Three-view of the AW.681 fitted with lift engine pods for VTOL.
Two views of the Bristol 208 offered to OR351.