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The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 was a British experimental jet-powered flying wing aircraft, designed in the 1940s and making its maiden flight in 1945. Only 2 prototypes were ever built, with the first one crashing in an accident.
The AW52 is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion, as the Allied experimental jet fighter. Being a flying wing aircraft, it has a large wingspan and thin profile. Despite being jet-powered, it doesn't fly exceptionally fast, but is easily maneuverable. The engine can be heard almost everywhere on the map.
It has a single pilot seat. The pilot, apart from flying the vehicle, also has its weapons at his disposal; these include unguided rockets and bombs. The rocket pods can fire in four-round salvos, after which they have to be reloaded. The bombs can be dropped 2 at a time.
The AW52 is the Allied counterpart to the HO-229.