Saro A.10 Fighter  L.2  (K1949)                              (c/n  A10/1)


                                     This Saunders-Roe experiment at producing a fighter in 1928 was not pursued.  The aircraft
                                     originally flew as "L.2" and I suspect that it is wearing that identity in the shot above.  It was
                                     given the RAF serial L1949 but the service had no interest in it - probably because Saro was
                                     not a "known" name in the fighter design world, rather than any true deficiency of the machine
                                     itself.  Then, as now, brand name and other political issues seem to overwhelm most other
                                    decisions to purchase a product, common sense notwithstanding.