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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2012, 01:23:00 AM »
Very nicely done Carlos --  :)

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2013, 02:57:18 PM »
GA.11 looking variant.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 06:18:51 PM »
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Lots of potential there, given that the original design of the Hunter had a nose intake and a T-tail.... :)
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2013, 06:34:34 PM »
I'd like to see one of these Hunter profiles with the Gripen forward fuselage.  Sometime ago I did some comparisons of the Hunter and Gripen and found the two kits are practically the same size and equipment placed in just about the same position too.  Since then I've always considered the Gripen the 'Super Hunter' and especially so when you take into account that most of the Gripen design team were from BAe and many had been associated with the Hunter design.


You could have the F-20 Tigershark as an intermediate step between the Hunter and the Gripen. It's often been said that the Gripen is what you'd end up with if you started designing the F-20 with a clean sheet of paper instead of an F-5E. Maybe de-evolve the F-20 back to a 1960s spec with a re-heated Avon instead of the F-404, swept tail surfaces and Hawker-esque wingtips with no AAA rails. You could kinda say that the Avon F-20 is what you'd get if you set out to make the Hunter supersonic, taking your inspiration from the F-104.... ;)
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2013, 10:03:59 PM »
For my trip to Yuma I picked up a couple of magazines to read on the plane, latest The Aeroplane and Air International.  There is an article in Aeroplane (March issue) about RAE's attempts to 'area rule' an early Hunter, a Mk.1 to be exact.  They re-profiled the rear end of the fuselage starting just a little forward of the wing's trailing edge and ending at the tailpipe.  The work was all done by RAE, Hawker not being involved at all, but the test results were incorporated into the Mk.6.  The article is written by Tony Buttler and there's a number of section view drawings of the revised area included, might make an interesting conversion ---

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2013, 04:24:44 AM »
Yeah, read that one.  IIRC the changes didn't aid performance.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2013, 09:11:01 AM »
Not a whiff but worth a look: Hammer UK9 on Britmodeller has done the (in)famous "Miss Demeanour" in 1/72nd:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234941241-miss-demeanour-revell-172-hawker-hunter/



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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2014, 04:10:03 PM »
Anyone have a good profile drawing of the inboard stores pylons that were added to the Swiss and Singapore Hunters? 
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2014, 10:34:42 PM »
Anyone have a good profile drawing of the inboard stores pylons that were added to the Swiss and Singapore Hunters?

The Revell 1/72 Mk.6 (or was the the Mk.9) has them included Jeff, could be a source if no one else can help.

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2014, 04:40:57 AM »
Anyone have a good profile drawing of the inboard stores pylons that were added to the Swiss and Singapore Hunters?

The Revell 1/72 Mk.6 (or was the the Mk.9) has them included Jeff, could be a source if no one else can help.


Thanks Robert.  I believe that the 1:32nd scale Revell Hunter also includes the inboard stores pylon for the Swiss Hunter but I am not eager to plonk down money on two kits that are in the wrong scale for me. 
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2014, 07:08:36 AM »
Anyone have a good profile drawing of the inboard stores pylons that were added to the Swiss and Singapore Hunters?

The Revell 1/72 Mk.6 (or was the the Mk.9) has them included Jeff, could be a source if no one else can help.


Thanks Robert.  I believe that the 1:32nd scale Revell Hunter also includes the inboard stores pylon for the Swiss Hunter but I am not eager to plonk down money on two kits that are in the wrong scale for me.

I'll try to find my two, I know I've seen them in one of the kits.

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2014, 09:10:01 AM »
I really like the Gripen nose and cockpit on the Hunter wings and fuselage. I'll add this to my future projects list.

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2014, 10:53:05 PM »
Sea Hunter - practicality be damned!!



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I have just been rereading an old book on the Sabre, Mig 15 and Hunter.  There was a short section on the GA11 as well as some photos and a nice colour profile.  Also in the last section, relating the experiences of two Australians in flying the Hunter the second, a retired RAN FAA Commodore, said the GA11he flew felt pretty much as he would imagine a super Seahawk. 

This got me wondering about a carrier capable Seahunter so I do a quick search to see if we have a Hunter topic and what do I find?

Great stuff Greg I love it!

Anyway while its pretty obvious why there wasn't a Seahunter, Scimitar and Sea Vixen already under development etc, it is a shame it wasn't actually developed as a replacement for the Seahawk.  A back story could be that the RN retains their light fleet carriers and requires a replacement for the Seahawk.  They can afford to do this because either the UK doesn't participate in the Suez Crisis (which led to cuts in US assistance and ultimately the withdrawal of east of Suez), or Eisenhower chokes on his cornflakes on hearing of it and in the subsequent political upheaval in the US they don't get involved at all other than making it clear to Khrushchev that they will defend their allies under the NATO Treaty.  Seahunter replaces Seahawk, and that sexy tandem profile suggests a FAW version could be developed to replace the Sea Venom.  Both serve into the 70s until replaced by the Sea Harrier.

And of course, there is a RAN FAA version.  ;)

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2014, 03:15:50 PM »

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2014, 08:56:42 PM »
How tall is the Hunter? Would it fit in the 14' hanger of an Implacable?