What If Westland twin-jet fighter-bomber design

A “what if” profile of an unbuilt 1944 design by Westland’s W.E.W. “Teddy” Petter for a two-seat (side by side seating) fighter-bomber powered by a pair of Metrovick Beryl turbojets buried in the fuselage. Cannon would be carried under the lip of the intake, and there would also have been an internal bomb bay.

Westland jet fighter "what if" prototype

Westland jet fighter-bomber prototype

Westland opted to concentrate on what would become the Wyvern instead of the jet design, but Petter took it with him when he moved to English Electric, and this formed the basis for a number of studies that eventually culminated in the Canberra