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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2012, 02:47:03 PM »
Westland Whirlwind profiles in #3 looks good for 500mph.

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 11:15:51 PM »
Wyvern engine installation mated to a XP-81 airframe?  A "Heavy Wyvern" similar to teh XA2D Skyshark?

I like that idea, would you still use the jet engine in the rear ?  Would there be enough room for the nose wheel bay though, considering the size of a Python ?

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 06:01:28 AM »
Any suggestions on doing a 1/48 Wyvern Mk1 with RR Eagle Piston Engine?



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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2015, 05:07:24 AM »


I quite like the look of this. Combined with tiptanks and perhaps a big radial I may have something....

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2015, 04:27:00 PM »
The piston powered ones look much better in my eyes. Is it just me or is the cockpit raised more in the later models?
- Could a fuselage back with straighter lines be grafted onto a wyvern?
- Put a BIG radial engine on it?

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2015, 03:26:19 AM »
I was thinking Skyraider engine, after reading about the idea at another forum...
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2015, 03:36:55 AM »
Westland Whirlwind II:




It....MUST...be...BUILT!!!!!!!!
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2015, 03:41:02 AM »
Westland Whirlwind II:

It....MUST...be...BUILT!!!!!!!!

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2015, 03:41:56 AM »
My one that's just arrived is earmarked for a more standard layout, but someone has to do this!

What're everyone's views on a radial-engined Wyvern, say with an R-3350 or - goodness - an R4360 up front, with standard prop? On paper the Skyraider has less HP but the airframe is bigger, so perhaps its engine could work well in the Wyvern? I envisage a re-engined Wyvern as being a real mud-mover, so the greater speed offered by the Python wouldn't be needed.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 03:47:08 AM by KiwiZac »
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2015, 06:25:28 AM »
A "Centaurus Major" perhaps?  A four-row engine using essentially the cylinders from two Centaurus engines much as the Wasp Major (R4360) used R2800 cylinders.

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2015, 10:36:25 AM »
R-4360 is the way to go, the airframe was at least designed for a 5000 hp engine

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2015, 09:32:56 AM »
Westland Whirlwind II:




It....MUST...be...BUILT!!!!!!!!


Fuselage needs to be stretched but I agree, someone (other than me) must build it! :-*
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2015, 05:46:40 PM »
Fuselage was stretched for that one.
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2015, 06:13:33 PM »
Really? ???

Wow! :icon_surprised:

Still looks like it could do with a longer rear fuselage. ;)
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2016, 07:48:44 PM »
John Lacey posted some Wyverns in USN and Marines colours:






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