|Fuselage The stressed-skin fuselage
is built in two parts, a short nose piece and all the rest in one piece.
The section is oval and at the pilot's cockpit has a beam of .94 m. (37
ins.). The pilot sits just forward of the frame taking the front wing attachment,
so that his view is quite unobstructed by the wing. Beneath the pilot are
the fixed guns to fire forward. The nose-piece, through which the gun barrels
protrude, is attached at four points to the main fuselage.
The Wings The wing is straight
tapered (2.7:1) with a small rounded tip. The ratio of root thickness to
chord is 0.185, which is fairly thick. There are slotted flaps (20 per
cent. of the chord) and slotted ailerons with external mass-balance weights.
There are leading-edge slats along the outer half of each wing. So far
as is known, these slots are automatic and not connected with the flaps
or ailerons. The wing is in two pieces.