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Armstrong Whitworth Waverider


British manned spaceplane. Study 1960. The Armstrong Whitworth Waverider study of the 1950`s called for a two-crew waverider spacecraft powered by a second stage atop a British Blue Streak rocket.

To provide symmetric aerodynamics during ascent, two waverider shapes would have been mounted bottom-to-bottom. The "image" waverider shape would contain extra propellant for the manned spacecraft. The group leaders of this project were H R Watson of Armstrong Whitworth, and Dr W F Hilton of Hawker Siddeley. The spacecraft design was by T R F Nonweiler, who worked as a consultant to the project.

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  • Armstrong Whitworth Waverider - . Nation: UK. Spacecraft: Armstrong Whitworth Waverider. The study called for a two-crew waverider spacecraft powered by a second stage atop a British Blue Streak rocket. The group leaders of this project were H R Watson of Armstrong Whitworth, and Dr W F Hilton of Hawker Siddeley. The spacecraft design was by T R F Nonweiler.

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