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Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« on: February 18, 2012, 12:31:55 PM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration.

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Greg
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 08:38:50 PM »
Sell 'em off as COIN aircraft to places that bought other British pop-jobs: Iraq, India, (or more of a stretch) Oman?
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 04:15:26 AM »


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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 04:40:33 AM »
Westland Whirlwind II:

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 05:13:51 AM »
A couple of pics of my Python test bed Lanc' and the nacelle would have been all engine, there's no room for a cockpit in there

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 05:15:39 AM »
Are those metal props?
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 05:24:20 AM »
Yes Greg, Aeroclub Wyvern props (1/72) and Lanc' paddle blades (which the FTB used apparently). I've got a photo of the RW set up somewhere on the computer but do you think I can find it --- :-X

D'oh! just found it --

No I haven't -- that's not it installed in the Lanc'   :icon_bofh:
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 05:32:16 AM »
I wonder how all those might go for a 1/48 application - the Wyvern hub was quite large after all...
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 05:45:26 AM »
Trumpeter do a 1/48 Wyvern, and when I started my FTB I found that the Sea Fury cowling is a very close match in size  to do the early air intake version for the Wyvern.  IIRC, I used an Attacker rear fuselage for the rear end of the nacelle (or possibly the Hawk Swift kit, one or the other)
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 05:53:09 AM »
I've been thinking how you could adapt this to a twin engine Wyvern (or something a bit bigger) but as with my comment on putting a cockpit in there like your 'forward cockpit' idea, there's no room for a wheel bay.  My thoughts would be to do it very much like the Dart Herald set-up, that has the air intake on one side of the nacelle with the wheel bay directly behind the air intake, it looks offset when you view it head on.

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 06:02:40 AM »
One Wyvern was fitted with the RR Clyde, now with this engine you could put a forward cockpit as just aft of the first compressor stage, the engine got quite thin in section

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 06:13:26 AM »
Trumpeter do a 1/48 Wyvern, and when I started my FTB I found that the Sea Fury cowling is a very close match in size  to do the early air intake version for the Wyvern.  IIRC, I used an Attacker rear fuselage for the rear end of the nacelle (or possibly the Hawk Swift kit, one or the other)

Yeah was aware of that - I should probably have been clearer:  I was looking at the metal aero club props for use on various 1/48 projects as contra props.
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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 06:52:34 AM »
Yeah was aware of that - I should probably have been clearer:  I was looking at the metal aero club props for use on various 1/48 projects as contra props.

FYI, the props are 2 1/8" in diameter

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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 03:58:31 AM »
How about a Wyvern with a guy in back?  Set up with the additional crew located in fuselage behind the pilot similar to the specialized night attack and electronic countermeasures platforms based on the Skyraider. 


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Re: Westland Wyvern Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 06:17:56 AM »
Wyvern engine installation mated to a XP-81 airframe?  A "Heavy Wyvern" similar to teh XA2D Skyshark?