Collection of plans for a Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft designed by Major Alexander Sanderson and submitted to the government during WWII, with a copy of an accompanying letter and explanation of the designs

Made:
1942
maker:
Sanderson, Alexander

Major Alexander Sanderson served as Commanding Officer of the 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company during WWI, after which he relocated to England. Through WWII, he oversaw damage repairs to London transport. During this time he submitted proposals to the Minister of Aircraft Production for the design of VTOL tilt-engine aircraft. Although the designs were not successful, they illustrate the dynamics of scientific developments during wartime, when unconventional ideas and establishing a technological advantage over enemies were seen as essential elements in winning the war.

Details

Extent:
8 items
Identifier:
SDS
Access:
Open Access