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« on: April 13, 2005, 09:59:08 am »
I was looking at drawings of the Hunter trainer and I got to thinking about the EA-6B conversion from the A-6 and the Model 407/407A variants of the T-37 that Cessna looked at.  How does a four-seat, 2+2, Hunter variant sound?  What kind of canop arrangement would you have and what, besides a liaison aircraft or a jammer could you use it for?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 10:10:56 am »
There was a four seat (at least 4) design, the Huntsman? Those with an affiliation/fetish for Hunters (ie Wookster, et al) will know the details. :lol:  
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 10:48:29 am »
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There was a four seat (at least 4) design, the Huntsman? Those with an affiliation/fetish for Hunters (ie Wookster, et al) will know the details. :lol:
I'm thinking of something not as extreme as the P.1128 in this case.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 03:24:23 pm »
... the initial concept for a 'passenger Hunter' (Hawker project design P.1128) retained the Hunters single Rolls -Royce Avon engine..it was only in the later finalised design that the 2x Bristol Siddely Orpheus, altho the revised forward fuselage was similar in both concepts.

... a copy of the final twin engined Hawker P.1128 drawing can be found in the 'vault' on my TSR.2 site (see link below!)

... the 'Spot-On models' fuselage conversion to enable the type to be built from the Airfix or Frog kits is also still avalible from me too!

hoping this is of use, cheers, Joe  :ph34r:  
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 11:24:39 am »
What about a 'proper' TSR.2 systems trainer? Not the T.12, the equivalent of the Navy's T.8N -- TSR.2 radar!  :dum:  :dum:  :dum:  

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005, 04:18:25 pm »
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Going to be starting a TSR 2 trainer version(thanks Joe!) soon, I'll put it on here when(if) its finished.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2005, 09:47:40 pm »
Well, here's a quick and dirty conversion from a rough profile of the T.7 I found online.  As I said, a conversion rather like the EA-6B rather than a full-up transport.  Without further blather, I bring you the four-hole Hunter.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2005, 12:19:21 am »
Ooooh that looks rather tasty, only problem is your now going to have to build it if you have a couple of the matchbox hits to spare.

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2005, 02:38:42 am »
Wow, that looks pretty tasty  :wub:

How much weight would the 2 extra seats and crew add?  Engine upgrade required or not?
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2005, 02:42:20 am »
hi Lee ... yip thats how i was thinking of doing it...itd certainly look sweet beside a 'normal' P1128...hmmm...Hawker house colour scheme in Red & ivory? ... overall aluminium RAF. bird?  B)

hi Evan ... nice one... thats one youv gotta model ... looks soo right too!  B)

Hi Dave ... re. a 'proper TSR.2 systems trainer' ...  the RAF. ordered a batch of Hunter T.66's (an uprated T.7 similar to the T.12) as the TSR.2 training aircraft!

Unfortunately i cant find a mention of any proposed 'radar trainers in the files! at a guess i would think the Canberra or Buccanneer S.1, both flying with the Ferranti TFR. system would be most suitable, altho at a glance models of same would just look like the trials aircraft! (hmmm, thinking ... im not sure if theres enough room inside the Hunters nose for the complete unit? as its speculative anyway theres nothing to stop you modelling it tho! as you said somat similar to the T.8M would look sweet!)  B)

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2005, 03:56:41 am »
It figures... as soon as I get my Matchbox twp seat Hunter and I have some spare Intruders....

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2005, 07:39:41 am »
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Wow, that looks pretty tasty  :wub:

How much weight would the 2 extra seats and crew add?  Engine upgrade required or not?
I might "pencil in" an engine update like the much modified T.7 or T.8 flying up in Idaho (it was written up a fwe months back in Flypast).  The're using an Avon from a Sea Vixen.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2005, 11:25:02 am »
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2005, 08:57:50 pm »
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Ooooh that looks rather tasty, only problem is your now going to have to build it if you have a couple of the matchbox hits to spare.
Well, I've now acquired the requisite Matchbox Hunter kits on EBay and I've got some three-views to work with in regard to developing the concept more fully.  I'm looking to try and do up some masters that can be "dropped in rubber" so that others can try their hand with the idea.  I'm jsut wondering how to outfit the aft cockpit area since there likely won't be a view ahead.  I'm rather thinking either a small transport for priority personnel or both an EW bird (like the EA-6B) and/or a trainer for such.

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2005, 10:41:58 pm »
Evan, that drawing kind of reminded me of the front end of the Macchi trainer the Aussies used or that Embraer "thingy" stuck on the rear end of a Hunter - looks good though.

I did float the idea of a standard trainer front end and the Huntsman rear end at Perth. My rationale was as either a two seat figter with a weapons office for the missiles/radar or as an attack bird in the A6 role. I thought Lee was going to start it there and then ! :P

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