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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2020, 02:37:06 pm »
Magnificent!

A tiny request: In story, replace Stettin with Gdynia. In 1939 Stettin belonged to the Third Reich.

Polish authorities were interested in 1939
- in France: MS.406 (120 pieces were bought) and Breguet 693 (because they had bought 300 Gnome-Rhone 14M engines before, but they were finally abandoned, perhaps due to distant delivery times),
- in the UK Blenheim Mk.I (because they bought a license for the Bristol Mercury VIII engine and launched its production), but finally agreed to Fairey Battle (faster delivery).

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2020, 02:39:19 pm »
Very nice!!  I'm realizing that in about 44 years of modeling I have NEVER built a Hurricane.  Such a pretty little plane...I may need to remedy this situation soon...your build is inspiration to break the one in my stash out. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2020, 03:00:34 pm »
Actually a Hurricane is quite large, it TOWERS over a Spitfire.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2020, 06:52:05 pm »
Very plausible. Nice build :mellow:

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2020, 06:20:28 am »
Magnificent!

A tiny request: In story, replace Stettin with Gdynia. In 1939 Stettin belonged to the Third Reich.


I've done it, but is it possible that the shipment was routed via Stettin as Germany and Poland were still at peace in the August ?


Polish authorities were interested in 1939
- in France: MS.406 (120 pieces were bought) and Breguet 693 (because they had bought 300 Gnome-Rhone 14M engines before, but they were finally abandoned, perhaps due to distant delivery times),
- in the UK Blenheim Mk.I (because they bought a license for the Bristol Mercury VIII engine and launched its production), but finally agreed to Fairey Battle (faster delivery).

Thank you very much for that  :thumbsup: I now have one or two definite ideas  :thumbsup:
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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2020, 06:23:29 am »
That brown is certainly a change from every other scheme I've seen a Hurricane wearing, and it looks good!

It's officially Polish Khaki Ratty. According to Hataka there was a dark variant used on bombers and the light variant used on fighters and recce types. Both shades are included in their Polish AF set.
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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2020, 01:41:04 pm »
Excellent model of a "nearly was" - it looks really right :thumbsup:

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2020, 01:48:34 pm »
Excellent work Chris.  Definitely going to pursue my own rag-wing Hurri whif idea now.
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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2020, 03:10:46 am »
Great job, Chris! :thumbsup:

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2020, 03:55:03 am »
This is unlikely.
For two reasons:
- from May 1939, Germany did everything to maximally impede all deliveries of arms and equipment through its country to Poland.
- what's more, it would be against the British position. One of the delivery conditions was to avoid transit through Germany so that the equipment did not fall into their hands.

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2020, 04:40:30 am »
This is unlikely...

Only in real life.
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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2020, 04:58:54 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And one more remark (but not criticism) regarding Polish Khaki in 1939:
  - indeed at the beginning of the light variant used on fighters and recce types. Even the first PZL 37 were painted that way. Only that with time the camouflage lost its properties and the machines were getting brighter.
Therefore, in 1939, a darker variant was tried for new machines and those coming back from renovation.
It happened at the PZL P.11c restaurant at the Aviation Museum in Krakow. ;)

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2020, 06:15:56 am »
We THRIVE on 'unlikely' here......
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A Polish Hurricane
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2020, 06:17:18 am »
Thanks gents

This is unlikely.
For two reasons:
- from May 1939, Germany did everything to maximally impede all deliveries of arms and equipment through its country to Poland.
- what's more, it would be against the British position. One of the delivery conditions was to avoid transit through Germany so that the equipment did not fall into their hands.

Thanks for that information  :thumbsup:
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