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Armstrong Whitworth

Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft was established as the Aerial Department of the Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Company engineering group in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1912, and from about 1914 to 1917 employed the Dutch aircraft designer Frederick Koolhoven (hence the "F.K." models). In 1920, Armstrong Whitworth acquired the engine and automobile manufacturer Siddeley-Deasy. The engine and automotive businesses of both companies were spun off as Armstrong Siddeley and the aircraft interests as the Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Company. When Vickers and Armstrong Whitworth merged in 1927 to form Vickers-Armstrongs, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft and Armstrong Siddeley were bought out by J. D. Siddeley and did not join the new grouping. This left two aircraft companies with Armstrong in the name Vickers-Armstrongs (known usually as just "Vickers") and "Armstrong-Whitworth". In 1935, J. D. Siddeley retired and Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft was purchased by Hawker Aircraft, the new group becoming Hawker Siddeley Aircraft. The component companies of Hawker Siddeley co-operated, but operated as individual entities. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft was eventually merged with another Hawker Siddeley company, Gloster Aircraft Company, to form Whitworth Gloster Aircraft in 1961. In 1963 Hawker Siddeley dropped the names of the component companies from its products, the last Armstrong Whitworth product, the Argosy, becoming the Hawker Siddeley Argosy. Note that only the first 35 Sea Hawks were built by Hawker Aircraft (it was their design) at Kingston-upon-Thames, the remainder and all subsequent production was by by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft at Baginton, Coventry.
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Hawker Sea Hawk F.2 WF259 This aircraft served with 736 Naval Air Squadron, Lossiemouth Station Flight before becoming an inst...
Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy 101 G-BEOZ This aircraft was donated to the East Midlands Aeropark by Air Bridge Carriers in 1987 after a long ...
Gloster Meteor at RAF Elvington Armstrong Whitworth (Gloster) Meteor NF.14 at the Yorkshire Air Museum at ex RAF Elvington York.
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy G-APRL Photographed at the Midland Air Museum, Baginton, Coventry, on 21 January 2006. Arrived at the Muse...
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 WM261/G-ARCX Photographed in the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland on 7 July 2004. The Armstrong Whitwort...
Sea hawk Royal Navy XE327 644 At the biggest private airplane collection, Hermeskeil, Germany 2005.
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV908 Photographed taxying out on 10 September 2005 at the Duxford 2005 Battle of Britain Air Show. From ...
Part of the Carrier flight deck display Photographed on 15 September 2005 in the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton. Aircraft, clockwis...
Gloster Meteor TT20 WM224 Photographed at the East Midlands Aeropark on 24 December 2006. This Meteor was accepted into servi...
Hawker Sea Hawk Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV826 In 1999 the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation acquired Sea Hawk FGA.2, ...
Meteor NF14T WS774 The Gloster Meteor was the Allies' first operational jet fighter. Designed by George Carter, it firs...

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