Author Topic: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest  (Read 8194 times)

Offline Daryl J.

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Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« on: May 29, 2012, 06:21:32 AM »
Typhoon:  USAF reconnaissance Korea.    So why not the Tempest?  Well, it would be a better airframe presumably, but Hasegawa make a beautiful Tiffie with plenty of lovely resin bits and it already resides is Ye Humb'l Household.   
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 08:28:45 PM »
SeaTempest anyone?

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 08:30:25 PM »
Mindless play:

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 08:34:36 PM »
Last one...for now:

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 02:20:21 AM »
I've thought of doing a retrograde Tiffie as well where metal becomes scarce and the aircraft reverts to a more conventional airframe of cloth wings and aft fuselage much like the original Hurricane.    A few months back I picked up the Monogram kit and some Ultracast goodies for just such a venture.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 09:03:13 PM »
This is my attempt at a Hawker P.1027, which is thought would have been the Tempest Mk.VII if it had been produced in numbers.  Powered by the RR Eagle 24 cylinder 'H' block engine, my thoughts that it could have been used as a 'jet hunter', on patrol at height and then called in when a jet was spotted.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 09:07:36 PM »
Here's a couple with it's wheels on, and one with the drop tanks I put on it

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 10:01:08 PM »
Damn, that P.1027 looks cool!  :icon_surprised: Especially the airborne version. Has a definite "don't mess with me"-look about it.  >:D

EDIT: This wouldn't have looked out of place in "Sky Crawlers". In fact, since their premise was to have their aircraft look like the pinnacle of prop-driven fighter design, it would have been right at home there.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 10:07:40 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 01:08:29 AM »
Warhawk engine


Kittyhawk engine

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 02:27:49 AM »
Is that a 'scale-a-rama' Carlos ?

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 03:37:00 AM »
No scaleorama.
Scales are roughly the same. Only propeller can be out of scale: I took it from a Spitfire 22

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 04:32:12 AM »
The Merlin setup on the Kittyhawk is quite a bit smaller than the Sabre on a Tempest Carlos, the bottom of the Kittyhawks radiator doesn't even get below the wing on the Tempest if you place the two together.  Measuring the Kittyhawk it's 20.5mm from top of cowling to bottom of radiator, for the the Tempest it's 25.5mm, these are both 1/72 kits btw, and that's a massive real world 18" [457mm] difference.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 04:48:17 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 10:12:43 AM »
SeaTempest anyone?



Hawker P.1009 derivative fom a Tempest instead of a Typhoon?

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 11:51:55 PM »
The Merlin setup on the Kittyhawk is quite a bit smaller than the Sabre on a Tempest Carlos, the bottom of the Kittyhawks radiator doesn't even get below the wing on the Tempest if you place the two together.  Measuring the Kittyhawk it's 20.5mm from top of cowling to bottom of radiator, for the the Tempest it's 25.5mm, these are both 1/72 kits btw, and that's a massive real world 18" [457mm] difference.
What do you mean?
I labeled wrong the drawings but, anyway, I am not considering Merlin, but Allison V-1710
Please, measure from top of the hood to bottom of wing (note that you do not have complete wing in your P-40 fuselage half). Difference is not big.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2012, 12:07:54 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 12:23:34 AM »
What do you mean?
I labeled wrong the drawings but, anyway, I am not considering Merlin, but Allison V-1710
Please, measure from top of the hood to bottom of wing (note that you do not have complete wing in your P-40 fuselage half). Difference is not big.

Hi Carlos, I wouldn't measure from top of 'hood' to bottom of wing, it's not apples to apples.  I measured from top of fuselage just in front of the canopies to a parallel line at the bottom of the radiators.  I then check each fuselage side against some 1/72 drawings of each aircraft that appear in 'Aircraft of the Fighting Powers' books, and the kits are not far off the scale drawings. (Note: I do know that the drawings in these books have somewhat of a dis-information factor in them as the early ones were published during the war, but the Tempest and Kittyhawk appear in volumns published after the war)