Baynes Bat
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1943
Единственный экземпляр
The Baynes "Bat", seen in towed flight, was a one-third flying scale model of the projected "carrier wing" which it was intended to fit to tanks.
RA809, the Baynes "Bat", under tow, probably piloted by Flt Lt Robert Kronfeld. The 33ft span glider was a 1/3 scale flying model of a proposed "flying", or gliding, tank.
In 1941 Baynes proposed that most armoured vehicles, even up to an 816-ton (8,630kg) tank, could be transported by air with the addition of a quickly detachable “all-wing” section. A 1/3rd-scale manned flying model of the “Carrier Wing” (aka Bat) was built by Slingsby and tested in the summer of 1943. The idea was not adopted.
The Baynes Bat, a scale flying test-bed of a tank-carrying glider.