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Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« on: May 06, 2012, 05:20:43 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration.



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Greg
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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 05:24:06 AM »
To start with, how about some re-engining:


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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 05:24:53 AM »
Maybe add a turret:

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 05:25:43 AM »
Or let's assume it stayed in service and got updated:

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 05:26:45 AM »
Carrier version ! RN Whirlwinds' vs. Bismarck.

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 05:29:42 AM »
Oh yeah!!!
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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 03:14:43 AM »
Westland's design for a Halford engined 'jet Whirlwind' ...

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 03:16:43 AM »
Hypothetical model of a post war 'Whirlwind float racer' ...

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 01:15:26 PM »
I always thought the Whirlwind would be a very logical reccon platform. It would certainly have room for some good camera gear in that nose and fuselage.

Get some Merlins or Griffons into her, stretch the wings a tad and paint her PRU blue or pink and Bob's your uncle!
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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 08:33:46 PM »
Done a few variations on the theme over the years:






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John
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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 11:19:08 PM »

Two nice profiles made by Mark Jones (BBC) ...






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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 10:30:13 PM »

1/48th Westland Whirlwind. Even I want one of these ....... maybe more, I'd like to see what is would look like with Griffons.


It would've looked like a Westland Welkin ---   

Which was called the Whirlwind Development Fighter until it got a name change for service use.

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 09:55:42 AM »
Perhaps a short-wing Welkin?

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 03:00:20 PM »
I believe the proposed navalised Whirlwind was to have been powered with Merlins.

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2014, 03:27:32 PM »
I believe the proposed navalised Whirlwind was to have been powered with Merlins.
Perfect candidate for a brace of Bristol Centaurus I would think :)
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