Started by Leading Observer, July 01, 2020, 03:38:41 AM
Quote from: Leading Observer on July 01, 2020, 03:38:41 AMMy memory stirred and reminded me of a Kindle book read a while ago:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prototypes-David-Bruce-ebook/dp/B01A7QVNJ8/ref=pd_vtp_351_1/259-6115364-3208766?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01A7QVNJ8&pd_rd_r=eb5ac3f1-237f-4772-918b-c29f9fc02a85&pd_rd_w=WDN0e&pd_rd_wg=fQHwT&pf_rd_p=d9372598-6033-49ea-b94e-b8f16bc59396&pf_rd_r=23Z0KYF5RH7FFWPR2XV7&psc=1&refRID=23Z0KYF5RH7FFWPR2XV7Thought I'd have a go a creating the Type 6, the outline at the top of the cover illustration. It's a mid-engine, Sabre powered aircraft according to the story, armed with 4 20mm Cannon in the wings. I have a Fisher P-75 in the stash as a starting point, coupled with wings from an old Attacker. Time to go and search...
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 01, 2020, 08:49:30 AMIIRC, the P.75 has a round fuselage in cross section, whereas the Wren on the book cover appears to have a slimmer fuselage. Personally, I'd go with a Meteor fuselage, probably a Matchbox one as the wings go onto as two pieces, as opposed to the Airfix one which has a single piece lower wing and the tailplanes look more like that of the Wren too.Alternatively, an AZ Spiteful wing (because it's useless as a Spiteful) and an Airfix Meteor fuselage.OR go with the Wren Type 6 F.2 with a Centaurus - Attacker straight but with a nose contraprop and a few scoops and outlets.
Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2020, 12:03:46 PMI'm all for the '.......Possibly a scoop for some undefined engineering reason.......'
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 01, 2020, 11:14:14 AMTBH, it was one I wanted to do and have yet to get round to. It was to have been the Supermarine answer to the Mustang Flying Test Bed.Centaurus goes where the Nene does, the exhaust collected into a single jetpipe and out the back. Contraprop (Frog/Novo Shattipuss) driven by an extension shaft under the cockpit, the Attacker intakes become the radiator and oil coolers, so you'll need some exit vents. Possibly a scoop for some undefined engineering reason. Definitely change the shape of the fin - at least take the fillet off. If you use ye olde Frog/Novo one, the canopy is awful, so best replaced with something else - Meteor F8? The wings have no wheel wells but in come in upper and lower components, so you can cut your well to whatever shape you decide.
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 05, 2020, 02:42:36 AMThe MB6 "Ferret" comes complete with a spare MB5 fuselage.
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 05, 2020, 03:07:30 AMThe spare fuselage was the only reason I bought the kit - I was vehemently against the release because they could have done something else with the tooling capacity rather than something out and out fictional.
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