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Didn't the RAF have a P-59 on charge at one time?

Yes, in WW2. I think we gave them one or two Meteors as a swap.


I think they got the better deal from what I read of the P-59.............

Definitely. I've just looked at the Edward Shacklady Meteor book (part of my life for about 45 years) and it looks like it was a one for one swap. It shows the first prototype Meteor F.Mk.1 (EE210/G) with USAAF starbars.
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 08:09:22 am »
Yes, the Cosworth 3 litre F1 engine wasn't really suited to the sports car scene, and the aero of the F3L was dubious in the extreme. Bruce McLaren commented that the car couldn't work out whether its front end or the rear end wanted to lift the most!

Would make a good aircraft....  Longer wings and all that! ;D


 ;D ;)

The later version had a protruding lower lip to the nose intake, which made it look REALLY mean, but didn't do much for the aerodynamics.


I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.

That made me wonder what it sounded like, so I looked it up on YouTube.  Glorious. :mellow:


For sure, amongst the 'Big Banger' sports cars at the 500 you could tell when the F3l was coming along, it howled!

But it was 'out-howled' by the Howmet TX turbine car, which suffered a jammed throttle (wide open! :o) approaching Druids on only the 10th lap or so and it rammed the bank right below my feet!  :o
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Didn't the RAF have a P-59 on charge at one time?

Yes, in WW2. I think we gave them one or two Meteors as a swap.


I think they got the better deal from what I read of the P-59.............
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Didn't the RAF have a P-59 on charge at one time?

Yes, in WW2. I think we gave them one or two Meteors as a swap.
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found at shows
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 08:00:47 am »
Isn't the port wing longer than the starboard?

If it isn't, it should be.  ;D ;)
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Didn't the RAF have a P-59 on charge at one time?
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Spinners Strike Fighters / Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Last post by SPINNERS on Today at 07:54:25 am »
Bell P-59B Airacomet - Various Schemes

















A 'what if' P-59B was released recently by the DAT group of modders and I thought I'd put up a set of piccies showing the three superb skins that came with it; WW2 Olive Drab & Grey, WW2 NMF and post-war NMF (by which I mean post-1947). No input from me except to take the screenshots and, rest assured, I will try to come back to this at some point.
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Model Kit News / Re: MiniArt
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 07:41:42 am »
Yeah.  Never been too keen on those things.  They'd have had the same pilot view issues the Salmon did.  However, if used as the basis of a whiff with conventional wings and tails...

Yeah - swept wings with the engines in the roots. Tail empenage of your choice.

Possibilities... but it's the wrong scale for me... for which my wallet is thankful!

There's always "scale-o-rama"! :thumbsup:
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found at shows
« Last post by loupgarou on Today at 07:38:17 am »
Why asymmetry? The 2 wings look identical to me.
BTW, where is a rear wheel/landing gear? I see 3 aligned wheels and nothing under the tails. If there is one under the central rear engine, it has a remarkably short wheelbase.
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