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...........is a plane you all would be familiar with, the Armstrong Whitworth AW.52 1. Boscombe Down. In the mid 40s the concept of a flying wing was proposed by Armstrong Whitworth. 2. Right is the The Isle of Wight and below is Highcliffe. A contract for a wooden glider and 2 powered mail carrying prototypes was awarded. 3. Poole Harbour. Flatness was critical for the laminar flow wings so they were built as a top and bottom half separately, from the outside to the ribs and joined. 4. Chesil Beach, Portland and Weymouth. The first Nene powered p