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Offline RAFF-35

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Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« on: December 31, 2016, 12:08:47 pm »
Having got a book of cutaway aircraft illustrations for Christmas, I read about the Hawker Henley and that it was designed to be a dive bomber with better performance than the lethal Stuka and the even more lethal (for different reasons entirely) Fairey Battle. This could've been a very real, very capable aircraft but the RAF weren't sold by the concept of dive bombers, and were sadly relegated to being target tugs.

So far, the build has only been going a day, but as it's a 1982 revell hurricane, the build is pretty simplistic





Not really thought about the undercarriage, but ohh well....





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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 01:41:31 pm »
Looks like a nice start. I believe there was a vac-form of the Henley, seem to recall seeing one many years ago.
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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 02:08:13 pm »
 :bow:Is that ever a nice start ! Sure looks the part already. What a neat idea !

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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 02:29:44 pm »
Magna Models used to make a 1/72 Henley, it could be back in production if there was a demand for it. Aircraft in Miniature has taken on the production of Magna Models and will produce certain products if it can be commercially viable for them

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html
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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 11:07:36 am »
Thanks guys  :lol: those kits are quite difficult to find and in true whiffy spirit, it's more satisfying to build it myself  :thumbsup:

Progress update: while trying to clean up an old cockpit canopy that if selected, it cracked/split right down the middle  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: SO! A new canopy has been purchased and is en route (hopefully) meanwhile I crack on with PSR  :-\
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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 04:45:51 pm »
Hope it is not too late to mention that the Henley had a wider centre section than the Hurricane (14.59m span against the Hurricane's 12.1m) - but of course in whif world that can change! :cheers:

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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 05:15:58 pm »
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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 05:24:13 pm »
The Henley was an altogether bigger aircraft than the Hurricane, 4'-0" longer and 7'-10" wider
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Re: Hawker Henley mk.iiB
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 07:18:33 am »
The Henley was an altogether bigger aircraft than the Hurricane, 4'-0" longer and 7'-10" wider
I suppose then you could call it the Hawker Harpsden? Or the Hawker Hambledon?
Both small villages near Henley (that's Henley-on-Thames) which is what I've always assumed
Hawkers named the aircraft after and not Henley-in-Arden, although I could be mistaken :rolleyes:
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