Author Topic: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 16664 times)

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2019, 05:43:45 AM »
Czech Omega Resin makes a whole bunch of different Hurricane variants. I've got eight different ones so far -- floatplane, trainers, some with different engines ----

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2019, 01:51:45 AM »
Czech Omega Resin makes a whole bunch of different Hurricane variants. I've got eight different ones so far -- floatplane, trainers, some with different engines ----

Indeed - see here:  https://omega-models.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=hurricane
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2019, 01:56:27 AM »
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2019, 04:34:35 AM »
Some pics of RP armed Hurricanes:



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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2019, 04:43:18 AM »
On a different tangent, I was looking at some Sea Hurricane pics:






And started to wonder:  what if the RN FAA tried fitting a Mark XII torpedo Same as used by Fairey Swordfish - "18 inch" - 450 mm diameter, 1,548 lb (702 kg) weight) to some Sea Hurricanes. Yes, it would have been arguably sluggish and overloaded but even so, its performance would still have been arguably better than the Swordfish.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #80 on: July 06, 2019, 07:11:37 AM »
Wouldn't the radiator have to be relocated ?

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2019, 09:15:16 AM »
According to  Eric Browne, the Swordfish was actually quite an aerobatic machine when unloaded.  He tested one against the latest British fighters in early 1944 when the RN was preparing a task force to go into the Pacific war and the FAA was worried about their elderly machines versus the Japanese fighters. 

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2019, 09:18:38 AM »
Wouldn't the radiator have to be relocated ?
My thoughts, too.  Probably be something like the cooling system redesign in making the Fiat G.55S.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2019, 12:15:54 PM »
"Speed" performance sure, better performance as a torpedo aircraft, not likely.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2019, 02:07:15 AM »
Ok, what about a different track:  a lengthen derivative with a second seat for a observer - something akin to a Fairly Fulmar or Firefly in appearance.




Maybe it would look a bit like a Hwaker Henley (below) or perhaps it could be more elegant:

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #85 on: July 07, 2019, 03:51:12 AM »
To illustrate my idea:

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #86 on: July 07, 2019, 04:11:29 AM »
Then you'd basically have a Henley.  ;D :icon_fsm:

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2019, 04:19:21 AM »
Which is one of the things I already said.  I was looking at something more akin to a Fulmar/Firefly though.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2019, 06:54:34 AM »
Maybe the starting point could the turretless Hotspur (as in the Dujin kit)? Just needs the upper rear decking extended to make a Fulmar analogue.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2019, 02:21:46 AM »
Could be an interesting build:

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