Author Topic: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest  (Read 7683 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2012, 12:31:52 AM »
I am not considering Merlin, but Allison V-1710

From what I've read in one of the Rolls Royce books I have, the Allison and Merlin were very close in size and weight, but here's a couple of pics of Griffon engined Tempests, the Mk.III & Mk.IV, to give you an idea.  The Griffon was a much larger engine than either of the other two.
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2012, 12:34:25 AM »
Here's a couple of pics of drawings given to me of the Mk.III by the Typhoon/Tempest Specialist at Air-Britain Historical Society.

Even here you can see that the radiator housing only just clears the bottom of the fuselage.  After I got these drawings I tried to make a model of it, (last post), but not long ago my Dad gave me some old 'The Aeroplane' books, one from 1948 which had a cutaway drawing of the Fairey Firefly Mk.I, there was a note pointing at the engine area which said "Griffon Power Egg".  I realised then that was what is on the Tempest Mk.III drawing and I'm changing my model build by using the front end from a Firefly.  It matches very well when placed over the drawing. 

If you have a Firefly kit, try placing it over the Kittyhawk and see what the difference is ---
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2012, 12:58:16 AM »
Here's a pic of the Kittyhawk fuselage over the Tempests, I've lined up the tops of the fuselage at the leading edge of the canopies. I can't measure it with the wings because I donated the Tempest wings to Evan

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2012, 01:00:46 AM »
^^^^^
IMO that is fine for a whiffer :) :) :)

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2012, 01:02:08 AM »
Would ya' have a look at those!    :)
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2012, 01:03:22 AM »
^^^^^
You will see!
Be patient and see this: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1452.0 ;)
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2012, 01:10:41 AM »
I have to admit that my interpretation of the Mk.IV is a bit of conjecture, but my reasoning is this. The Mk.IV was given the serial LA610, and was the prototype for the 'light weight' Tempest.  Basically what they did was to move the wings in closer together so that the inside sides of the wheel bays almost touch at the center of the fuselage.  The project was then transfered to the Hawker Fury program and LA610 went with it.  It next appeared like this below, there are lots of photos of this prototype on the internet and my guess is that the cowling configuration must have been considered before when it was the Tempest Mk.IV.  But, and I do stress 'but', there's no photographic proof it was like that.
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2012, 01:30:29 AM »
That looks good. 
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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2012, 04:32:03 PM »
Oh yeah!!! X 2
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2012, 12:56:35 PM »
Brilliant twin boom! 8)

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2012, 12:59:26 PM »
Did someone say Twin Tiffie?


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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2012, 01:57:34 PM »
Perhaps a Seaphoon?






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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2013, 03:50:44 PM »
Typhoon + Fw190


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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2014, 02:54:27 AM »
How about a Typhoon or Tempest Floatplane fighter for the FAA.  Used for convoy escort as well as a replacement for some of the cruiser launched aircraft.  The thought of it being used against the Japanese in the Pacific by the RAAF also comes to mind  ;D

Its a big heavy very fast plane and would imaging a large central float and (possibly retractable) outrigger floats would not be as big an impediment for the big Hawkers as for smaller types.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon/Tempest
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2014, 03:08:57 AM »
Drag, drag, and more drag.  ;)

With the size of the Typhoon it may be better to go the Blackburn B.44 route:


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