ⓘ Armstrong Whitworth A.W.29

                                     

ⓘ Armstrong Whitworth A.W.29

It was built to satisfy Air Ministry specification P.27/32, which was for a single-engined long-range day bomber. The A.W.29 was a mid-wing cantilever monoplane. Its front fuselage was a welded tubular steel structure, and the rear fuselage a monocoque light alloy with an unbraced tailplane, fin and rudder. The conventional landing gear was hydraulically retractable by either an engine-driven or hand pump leaving the tyres partially exposed. The long-chord cowled, nose-mounted engine drove a three-bladed propeller.

V. A. 29 was a two crew aircraft. The pilot sat ahead of the wing leading edge and the shooter / observer in a distant cabin AFT of the spar is enclosed in the tower manual. In the aft cockpit can be installed the second set of controls for flight training.

Not long after A. V. 29Cs first flight 6 December 1936, it was damaged in a wheels up landing. After the battle Faerie was awarded the P27 / 32 contract, VA 29 was not repaired to fly again.