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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2018, 08:40:36 am »
Looks good Chris, glad you're done after all theb :banghead: it's given you.
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2018, 09:04:48 am »
Someone will have to build a Jabberwock  to use as a target aircraft

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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2018, 09:08:27 am »
She's a beauty, a beauty I tells ya!  :thumbsup: :drink:
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2018, 01:50:44 pm »
Really, really nice and in that scheme too :thumbsup:

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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2018, 06:12:23 pm »
That came out well, problems not withstanding - nice one! :thumbsup:

Westland were adamant that the Whirlwind couldn't be redesigned to take different engines, but when you see how well they fit..... Mind you, this is Teddy Petter we're talking about....
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2018, 01:12:33 am »
That looks very good, the slender Spitfire cowlings look very good! Very balanced.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2018, 01:28:45 am »
Fabtastic.
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2018, 06:38:32 am »
Thank you gentlemen  :thumbsup: I must admit the 1945 SEAC scheme is one of, if not my actual, favourite schemes. The late War Italian 3 colour upper surface splinter scheme pushes it, but I think SEAC just wins on the line  ;D

Westland were adamant that the Whirlwind couldn't be redesigned to take different engines, but when you see how well they fit..... Mind you, this is Teddy Petter we're talking about....

Yup I've assumed Petter had gone off in a huff in the backstory I'm working on.
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2018, 07:58:02 am »
There's a thread on Secret Projects showing a letter that shows they were quite keen on the idea. :thumbsup:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5734.90.html
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2018, 10:33:24 am »
It'd be interesting to see how a Whirlwind would look with the 'slim-line' DH Hornet engines too.
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2018, 12:44:39 pm »
It'd be interesting to see how a Whirlwind would look with the 'slim-line' DH Hornet engines too.

Well now --- I've always considered this as the "ultimate" Whirlwind, if you look at the wings they're more like the Whirlwind's than the Hornet's



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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2018, 12:45:28 am »
The shot on the ground certainly looks like something Westland may have come up with. A kind of half way house between the Whirlwind and the Welkin.
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2018, 11:04:17 am »
  :mellow: just as spitfire engine were design to whirlwind :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2018, 10:44:05 pm »
It does look right.

... Every time I see a Whirlwind photo, I think it looks really sleek - except for the cockpit canopy. I wonder how a late Spitfire or Seafire canopy would fit.

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Re: Whirlwind Mk V
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2018, 06:18:50 am »
Thank you Manuel

It does look right.

... Every time I see a Whirlwind photo, I think it looks really sleek - except for the cockpit canopy. I wonder how a late Spitfire or Seafire canopy would fit.

I know what you mean, but at the time it was designed the canopy was quite an innovation. I did pose a spare Tempest V canopy on it during building and was tempted  ;) Maybe next time ?  ;D
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