Vickers Type 161
The Vickers Type 161 and the Westland Aircraft C.O.W. Gun Fighter were designed and built in reply to the Ministry’s specifications. The aircraft flew well but re-thinking in the Air Ministry saw that the increasing speed of newer fighter aircraft was reducing the window of successful use of this design and it held little or no advantage over conventional set ups and the concept was abandoned.
Westland "Gun Fighter"
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