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Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:25:41 PM »
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 11:28:55 PM »
Cut down rear deck with all-around vision canopy and vertical stail strake as needed for stability & control purposes?

Of course, there's always that Yugoslav conversion to a DB601, too.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 03:17:26 AM »
Some I created earlier:











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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 03:35:16 AM »
There was a sofback book/magazine out recently on the Hurricane that depicted various alternate engine fits studied by Hawker but not pursued.  Those would be interesting.  Assuming the windscreen remained basically unchanges, it does make for some variation in potential canopy changes.  One thought that occurs to me is redoing the aft turtledeck with windows, much like some of the Italian fighter prototypes had, rather than cutting it down.  That could follow as a second step with a fixed aft portion that would allow the existing sliding canopy, or something with similar interfaces with the airframe to be used as I can see a malcolm-style or blown canopy on the same frame as an approach without all the internal bracing the stock canopy has.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 03:59:15 AM »
A good website -- click on the 'Projects' button

http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/main2.htm

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 04:21:19 AM »
The Dagger-Hurricane reminds me of my Ranger/Menasco-Mustang proposal.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 06:40:25 AM »
An early Oerlikon-armed Hurricane proposal ... it'd be good for driving JMNs nuts  ;)
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 06:44:43 AM »
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 07:45:09 AM »
The Yugoslav DB-605 one looks like something the Italians would do with thier captured Hurricane.

How about a Hurri with the allison engine from a P-40B ?  end up looking somwhat like that Dagger-engined one but a bit more bullish.

I always liked the Ruski 2-seater -- model half-done - must finish it ...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 10:02:11 AM »
How about a Hurri with the allison engine from a P-40B ?  ...

Here's my go at an Allison Hurricane with Tomahawk cowling. I suspect that the original radiator set-up is more aerodynamic than the Curtiss arrangement. But it looks kinda cool  :D
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 10:11:13 AM »
It does look cool.  I'm thinking, though, that using the Hurricane's radiator installation and allowing a smooth cowl under the engine would look pretty sharp, too.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 10:18:24 AM »
Well okay then  ;)  I was saving this for a future story but what the heh ...
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 10:26:15 AM »
Damn, that looks good!!

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
Those both look good.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 09:44:44 PM »
Cut down rear deck with all-around vision canopy and vertical stail strake as needed for stability & control purposes?




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I left off the tail strake as I decided it could be a depot level mod and might take some time to get around to all the units.
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