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Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« on: February 04, 2011, 10:05:01 am »
Here is my 1/48 Hawker Typhoon. It was build from the old Monogram kit with a detailset from KMC.
The radiators and nose section was compleatly rebuild.
The story behind is: what if the wing of the tempest didn't work and as a stop gap they modified the Typhoon.
This is a configuration that was tested on the Tempest, so why not on a typhoon.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:25:32 am »
Great idea and a very nice build too!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 11:14:04 am »
Lovely! The assymetric radiator setup is a bit weird, but it's a gorgeous build. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 04:48:19 pm »
That's really subtle. I guess most people wouldn't even recognize they're looking at a whif. :thumbsup: Gorgeous work on the paint job and weathering,tool! :bow:
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 09:07:35 pm »
That's really subtle. I guess most people wouldn't even recognize they're looking at a whif. :thumbsup:
Before reading your words, I was myself thinking that "not a what-if" (shame on me... :angry:). While it is so wonderful and subtle... :thumbsup:

This is a configuration that was tested on the Tempest, so why not on a typhoon.
Was there such very-asymmetric radiators on a Tempest? Do you have a link/source?

Flyboy, may I include a thumbnail of it on my asymmetric-aircraft site? (http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/Asymm_addition.htm)
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 02:59:12 am »
Like that a lot  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 11:06:09 am »
That's really subtle. I guess most people wouldn't even recognize they're looking at a whif. :thumbsup:
Before reading your words, I was myself thinking that "not a what-if" (shame on me... :angry:). While it is so wonderful and subtle... :thumbsup:

This is a configuration that was tested on the Tempest, so why not on a typhoon.
Was there such very-asymmetric radiators on a Tempest? Do you have a link/source?

Flyboy, may I include a thumbnail of it on my asymmetric-aircraft site? (http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/Asymm_addition.htm)

Thanxs guys

here is the picture that inspirated me.
http://www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ac/pic-detail.asp?aircraft_id=565&sCurrentPic=hawker-tempest.jpg&sCurrentDescriptor=

I thought I have read it in a book of the Typhoon/Tempest. I get back to you to confirm this.

Cheers Arnold

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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 12:59:17 pm »
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 01:21:58 pm »
Beautiful work and most convincing  :thumbsup:  Were the inboard cannons replaced with machineguns?

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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 06:44:58 pm »
apophenia: Alternatively, the Tempest (and Sea Fury etc) was armed with the Hispano Mk V cannon, which was a short-barrelled version that didn't protrude out in front of the wing. Perhaps this example was a trial installation of this weapon?
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 03:18:22 am »
Lovely finish on this one and the subject matter is very well done.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 04:19:14 am »
That's really subtle. I guess most people wouldn't even recognize they're looking at a whif. :thumbsup:
Before reading your words, I was myself thinking that "not a what-if" (shame on me... :angry:). While it is so wonderful and subtle... :thumbsup:

This is a configuration that was tested on the Tempest, so why not on a typhoon.
Was there such very-asymmetric radiators on a Tempest? Do you have a link/source?

Flyboy, may I include a thumbnail of it on my asymmetric-aircraft site? (http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/Asymm_addition.htm)

Thanxs guys

here is the picture that inspirated me.
http://www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ac/pic-detail.asp?aircraft_id=565&sCurrentPic=hawker-tempest.jpg&sCurrentDescriptor=

I thought I have read it in a book of the Typhoon/Tempest. I get back to you to confirm this.

Cheers Arnold

Yes you may includa a thumbnail
I have looked in my books but I think That I have made this one up. I have seen some pictures with a small intake on the left wing, but not for a oilcooler. I think that I assumed this. So sorry for this.


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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 04:28:56 am »
Beautiful work and most convincing :thumbsup:  Were the inboard cannons replaced with machineguns?
No they are not machineguns, but they are the later cannons also used on the tempest. they were the Hispano mk V guns. These are almost
40 cm shorter than the Mk I used in the Typhoon. In the original Typhoon you have a left side feeded gun and a rightside feeded gun in one wing. I have placed mine closer together and Had them in the left wing left hand sided fed and on the right, right hand sided fed. So, you would also have more space for ammunition.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 04:30:20 am »


Very very nice, totally beleivable
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Re: Hawker Typhoon mk. IIB
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 07:01:14 am »
Yes you may includa a thumbnail
Included at the end of my site http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/Asymm_addition.htm Now you Flyboy have becomen part of Aviation History! ;D
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