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Handley Page Hampden and Hereford

Started by Weaver, June 15, 2009, 08:02:05 AM

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NARSES2

Quote from: Caveman on March 24, 2010, 12:31:48 AM
Im not sure that the visibility would be nearly good enough for a fighter. I hadnt really considered a role for the aircraft, I just thought it would be interesting to see. :)

Thanks for that. After seeing the Maryland drawing I wondered what the Hampden would look like with a streamlined nose as well  ;D
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sequoiaranger

>Single-seat fighter prototype, perhaps?< and...

>Im not sure that the visibility would be nearly good enough for a fighter. I hadnt really considered a role for the aircraft, I just thought it would be interesting to see.<

Maybe a photo-recon plane. Or, put the "cockpit" glazing underneath for the bombardier (looking downward), and have the pilot use the clear nose.

Or, make a "Whittle-Hampden" with jets instead of props (Gloster Meteor-type through the wings), and the sleek nose would have "inispired" the Ar-234!!
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Geoff

PR and Coastal Command ASW would be feasable.

Tophe

Belated congratulations to the twin-boom-Hampden designers :thumbsup:
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Gunbird

Going on a completely different tangent, purely cause I want to build one for gaming purposes......

Wings reversed so it becomes a pusher. Tail deleted so it becomes a flying wing.

Could someone with more drawing skill then me (aka everyone) cobble up a pic for that? And could the Airfix kit be converted like that?

PR19_Kit

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Gunbird

Dear Lord, that was quick.

Looks even better then I had imagined really. Like a early Vulcan almost.

PR19_Kit

Hehe, amazing what you can do with PaintShoPro and a ready supply of 3-views via Google.

Could be a bitch to build though, the wings wil be the wrong section for a start, facing backwards I mean.
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Gunbird

Minor detail for me, I'm just going for looks, not functionality. Can't see an easy way to fix it either.

PR19_Kit

Filling in all the flap and aileron hing lines would help, and maybe re-scribe some on the new trailing edge? Fairing the wing roots into the fuselage will be a bit of a job too, lots of filing and filling I'll be bound.

Is that sketch OK or would you like a side view too?
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Rheged

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2013, 01:30:36 AM
Filling in all the flap and aileron hing lines would help, and maybe re-scribe some on the new trailing edge? Fairing the wing roots into the fuselage will be a bit of a job too, lots of filing and filling I'll be bound.

Is that sketch OK or would you like a side view too?

If you can be bothered to do a side view, I'd like to see it, please!
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Gunbird

Yup, lot's of filling and rescribing or simulating with paint.

The view is good enough for me, I'll recycle some of the tail surfaces to propably add extra bits on the engine top and lower part. Bit like on the one on the right > http://www.zteamproductions.com/crimson/CoastlineLarge.jpg

But if you can do more views, I'll be happy to see them too!

kitbasher

Thumbing through this thread for the fist time in ages and I'm reminded of this profile from GTX:

Quote from: GTX on July 17, 2009, 02:00:46 PM


Fantastic Whif idea and if there's a half-price Hampden in Holborn Modelzone tomorrow.......

Makes me think of a slightly higher-tech twin-engined Wellesley with externally slung torpedoes (as opposed to internally-stowed as per the real-world Hampden.  Quite a bit of weight saving there I'd have thought, offset to an extent by the drag penalty incurred by the torpedo, so I wonder what the performance gain could be?
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If you're going for the two external torpedoes, you may want to re-engine it with a pair of Hercules engines.  It would need the extra power.
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Quote from: The Wooksta! on March 10, 2013, 04:39:46 PM
If you're going for the two external torpedoes, you may want to re-engine it with a pair of Hercules engines.  It would need the extra power.

That would work out very well actually.  I have a spare pair for another whif project that frankly would probably work better with a pair of Pegasus engines, even if the kit renditions aren't that brilliant.
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