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Spitfire sculduggery. decisions decisions.

Started by Jetfixer, September 20, 2008, 04:47:50 AM

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Jetfixer

OK, I've dug out my Spitfire spares and I have a complete wing set from a MKV. A complete if somewhat roughly built MK1. Here's the choices. Two sets of wings gives me the option to do an Xwing spitfire. ("Rabbit leader, I'm going in") OR. adding the inner section of a pair of wings to the other giving an inverted gull wing, and that gived the almost obligatory option of adding spats similar to the Supermarine 224. This will give me the option of doing it silver with prewar markings. or early war cammo with black and white underside, OR something totally stupid and mental.

Over to you guys. what say ye?

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The Rat

Quote from: Jetfixer on September 20, 2008, 04:47:50 AMTwo sets of wings gives me the option to do an Xwing spitfire. ("Rabbit leader, I'm going in")

Saw one just a few days ago and can't for the life of me remember where, this board or somewhere else. Looked damned cool.
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Ed S

I say go with the gull wings and spats.  Sounds like fun.

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Jetfixer

SWEET, that decides it then, the gullwing and spats wins it.

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Brian da Basher

With two pair of wings, you could always biplane it.

Oh the heresy!!!

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puddingwrestler

Why stop at one heresy - A gullwing biplane! The spats are optional, but if you leave them off Brian won't like you anymore ;D
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DaFROG

Was there not a biplane hurricane with a jettisonable upper wing intended for getting heavier loads off the ground, perhaps you could make a spitfire torpedo bomber along similar lines the top wing being jettisoned after torpedo launch to restore full spitfire type agility and speed...............
not sure where teh sapts would go on that though

puddingwrestler

I think there was some sort of plan to fit the HUrricane-stype jettisonable biplane upper wing to spitfires in real life... obviosouly dreamed up by some long-lost relative of mine in the air ministry (hey, it's possible! My Mum's family is English!)
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Mossie

Quote from: puddingwrestler on September 20, 2008, 02:16:14 PM
Why stop at one heresy - A gullwing biplane! The spats are optional, but if you leave them off Brian won't like you anymore ;D

Add a radial for real depravity.....
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Sauragnmon

To hell with drop tanks and conformal tanks, we have lifting body tanks! Wonder why that didn't go further... Probably too much risk of something popping the tank and dousing the plane in burning fuel, or else the wing had a chance of taking off the tail when released...
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DaFROG

Quote from: Sauragnmon on September 23, 2008, 09:23:32 AM
To hell with drop tanks and conformal tanks, we have lifting body tanks! Wonder why that didn't go further... Probably too much risk of something popping the tank and dousing the plane in burning fuel, or else the wing had a chance of taking off the tail when released...

The engineer in me says that it's probably pretty expensive and time consuming to make, dificult to install in the field and, if jettisoned over enemy teritory (or water) unrecoverable. I'd imagine it'd tie up resources noramlly used to build more aeroplanes as well wheras conventional drop tanks wouldn't. Correct me if i'm wrong but were'nt conventional drop tanks made of paper.
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