Started by Cliffy B, April 29, 2010, 05:19:19 PM
Quote from: Cliffy B on April 29, 2010, 08:25:28 PMAlright well the modified Widow is still a good stopgap measure until the De Havilland fighters get modified/come online. I like the idea of the Sea Hornet as well the aircraft itself. I hope that range figure is correct, found another site stating that its 2,500 miles.Any other ideas gents?
Quote from: Cliffy B on April 29, 2010, 05:19:19 PMOnly other solution to this problem that I can think of is that the USN steps up and creates an "island air base" as close to Iceland as possible with a few Essex/Midway Class CVs and use their fighters as bomber escorts.
Quote from: NARSES2 on April 30, 2010, 01:24:24 AMHowever bearing in mind that the US managed to re-engineer a Spitfire Mk V to give it the same range as a Mustang, then "good old US ingenuity" could probably get a few extra miles range out of a Hornet
Quote from: Cliffy B on April 29, 2010, 08:25:28 PMSo far my idea is of a field mod to existing P-61Bs and CsBring the Bravos up to Charlie specs with its more powerful version of the Wright Cyclone (Turbocharged R-2800-77s). Dump the dorsal turret and plate in the after greenhouse.Use the extra space gained in the fuselage to install B-24 style ferry tanks (actually used to ferry the Widows to their pacific bases where they then traded the tanks for their turrets).If needed, increase the ammo load for the 20mms.Any other ideas gents?
Quote from: kitnut617 on April 30, 2010, 06:22:08 AM<...> you got a very long range escort fighter.
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