Author Topic: A De Havilland jet Bomber  (Read 1908 times)

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A De Havilland jet Bomber
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:42:12 AM »
I june 1942 the De Havilland engineers i Hatfield came up with the idea to put two jet engines under the wings of the already very fast Mosquito bomber. Imagine, that "Aeroplane A" had turned out to be a reality and put into service in the early summer of 1945.
Now in early 1946 a squadron (RAF 544 sqdr. ) of these incredible fast pathfinder bombers are operating with total immunity from one of the new bases in the allied brigdehead of Southern Kyushu preparing the way for Operation Coronet.
The model will be based on an old Airfix DH Mosquito, that have been hiding in a dark corner of my world (and mind) for years. A lot of things still have to be sorted out, but now, that I have started, the solutions will com, as I go along - I hope.
Colour scheme are still only a hazy picture flashing around in my mind, but a present it looks like it could be Medium Sea Grey / Dark Green upper surfaces and PRU Blue undersides like the Mosquito B. Mk. IV (Highball) in Australia at the end of WW2.
But we will see - its still very early in construction phase.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 08:46:35 AM »
A man after my own heart,  think of an idea, shaky  research , then totally wing it.

Looking forward to this one, interesting concept

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 09:23:34 AM »
... based on an old Airfix DH Mosquito, that have been hiding in a dark corner of my world (and mind) for years...

Best place for the old Airfix kit really ... which, ironically, makes it ideal for whiffery  ;D  Looking forward to your Jet Mossie  :smiley:
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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 09:29:13 AM »
Some good data in the revised edition of BSP4.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 02:54:00 AM »
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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 03:11:11 AM »
The construction have begun.
The fuselage have been stretched as according to the drawings in "British Secret Projects, Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950". At a time this piece of styrene were planned to be part of a I.Aé.24 Calquin. But the project went dead at a very early stage. Being an old Arfix kit, the cockpit is just void. So here comes the sheet styrene. The nose comes from a Matchbox Mosquito, that was turned into to something completely different.
The wings have been extended at the tips and at the roots, so they can be converted to a swept back wing.  The Mosquito wings was originaly thought to be used in a scrapbuild DH Hornet. But that was before Frog turned out their Hornet-model. That was in 1971.
The tail fin are converted to a Hornet form - just for the look of it.
And, it is my hope, that the engine nacelles can be produced from two old Frog Fw190 wreck found in my private scrap yard. They are pretty old too - first released in 1959.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 04:02:20 AM »
I be watching posts (pictures)....

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 06:53:48 PM »
The idea of turning some old Frog Fw190s into engine nacelles didn't work out. So next in line are the engines from an old Revell Skywarrior in the bizarre scale of 1:83. But Revell was scaling their kits after the size of the box in 1957!
The tail fin is close to be finished now.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 06:58:36 PM »
I have been out of town for some days, but I am now back at the workbench.
The Skywarrior engines have been cut to form. The plastic of the old Revell kit was horrible - hard, vere brittle and broke to pieces at the sligtest provocation. But with the help of a lot of "sejd" (old nordic witchcraft) I made it.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 07:09:02 PM »
Engines assembled and wing cut to form.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 07:50:12 PM »
Ok, these look like they are coming along

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 11:29:47 PM »
Hmm, looking interesting! :smiley:
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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 07:09:39 AM »
This is some serious surgery!  :smiley: :smiley:

... But with the help of a lot of "sejd" (old nordic witchcraft) I made it.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2020, 07:29:33 AM »
Good to see Revell Skywarrior engines put to use via your surgery.   :smiley:

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2020, 05:40:58 AM »
I have been out of town for some days, but is now back at the workbench. The cockpitt have been filled with stuff and the nose glued to the rest of the fuselage. The nose being from a Matchbox kit don't really fit with rest of the fuselage - cries for a lot of filler.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2020, 05:45:25 AM »
The engines have been grinded to shape and glued to the wings. And here comes the filler again!

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2020, 05:58:59 AM »
Very nice work on the intakes. The split makes it somewhat different in look to other twin jets.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2020, 07:10:32 AM »
It is indeed. Nice work too on removing the radiator housings  :smiley:
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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2020, 07:15:26 PM »
Great looking engines :)
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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2020, 08:14:43 PM »
Very nice work on the intakes. The split makes it somewhat different in look to other twin jets.
The split in the intake of the two Halford jet engines are going to house the main undercarriage - The De Havilland engineers had their own way to do things

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 08:29:27 PM »
After more PSR are the wings and the fuselage ready to be joined

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2020, 08:33:35 PM »
Wing glued to the fuselage. Tailplanes and fin comes next.

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 02:34:46 AM »
Wings, tailplanes and fin attached. Who would guess, that this once was a Airfix kit for a Mosquito FB VI?
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 04:54:50 AM by MAT »

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2020, 07:05:48 AM »
Coming along nicely!

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Re: A De Havilland jet Bomber
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2020, 07:49:32 AM »
... Who would guess, that this once was a Airfix kit for a Mosquito FB VI?

Not after all that polystyrene carnage! Excellent work man  :smiley:
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