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XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:46 PM
Hi,

As a kid I read in some comic (probably a Commando war story!) that Whirlies were sent to serve in Russia. Does anybody have any information about this, and your second pop quiz question - would you like to see it modelled? I certainly would, but I may be alone here!

Thanks,
ßlueßoy

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:46 PM
Hi,

As a kid I read in some comic (probably a Commando war story!) that Whirlies were sent to serve in Russia. Does anybody have any information about this, and your second pop quiz question - would you like to see it modelled? I certainly would, but I may be alone here!

Thanks,
ßlueßoy

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:48 PM
hi. i don't know if they were in russia, but there are some guys around, whirlwind whiners. i think someone is modelling it but i'm not sure

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The 110 and the desert!!!
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Tully__
08-11-2003, 04:49 PM
According to a war comic I once read, they did. Is that a reliable source? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Salut
Tully

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the reply. No doubt the Whirly boys might be able to shed some light on this for me!

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:52 PM
Huh? Are you saying that comics are not historically accurate documents - LOL! I am shocked by that revelation. :-)

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 05:19 PM
Wasn't that Johnny Red cartoon strip in the Eagle by any chance?

Was the first thing I read about the Eastern Front when I was a little un and can remember the I-153's from that as well.

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 05:42 PM
Blueboy777uk wrote:

As a kid I read in some comic (probably a Commando war story!) that Whirlies were sent to serve in Russia. Does anybody have any information about this.

No fraid not. There were only 114 produced by Westlands all of whom saw service with 263 and 137 Squadrons from July 1940-October 1944
Only one was released from the RAF - P6994 Shipped to the US in June 42

Russia recieved none.

None remain!

JG301_Nils is the guy modelling the Whirly...Go here for a up-date on progress:

http://www.netwings.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif CForumID43&conf/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif CConfID1

Regards

Sec.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 09:22 AM
Thank you for the information. That will teach me to believe everything I read! Would have made an interesting addition to the front though wouldn't it? Cheers!

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 09:44 AM
Don't you be too enthusiastic about the Whirlies: it would be very interesting to fly them, 'cause they were really beautiful and had an impressive look. But they were plagued with technical problems that made them mediocre aircraft. That's why they were just used for flying patrols around the Channel.

Anyway, if someone wants to put this bird into the game, I won't complain. I'd love to take a ride on it. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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(Captain Lacalle, ace of the Republican Air Force during the Spanish Civil War.)

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 09:57 AM
Yeah, I had read that they were less than impressive. BUT from a gaming point of view, that bubble canopy, looking across at the twin Peregrines and unleashing the 4 cannons, could be fun - as long as the engines held out, there was no air cover and the Gods were smiling :-)

Evidently the comic writer was taking poetic licence - but I find myself sharing the same thoughts!

ßlueßoy

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 10:05 AM
I'd be surprised if it was Commando - they're normally pretty good with their broad historical accuracy (i.e. what and who were where and when). It's the personal stories that are completely fictional.

SSS

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 11:12 AM
the Wirly performed excellent down low,
it was a capable low alt fighter.
(by the way faster then the 109E)
with excellent handling.


the problems were in the unreliable Peregrine engines,

and the need of long runways,

they ended their days as Wirlybombers, that did
rubarb missions (bomb/strafe runs) on occupied france.

some of the other Wirlie whiners can give you some more
info about it.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 11:13 AM
You might not believe it but according to a Commando comic, I served on the estern front and flew an unarmed pink Bf-109 throwing hot potatos at the russians. When I ran out of potatos I used curse words.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 11:49 AM
fjuff79 wrote:
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- the problems were in the unreliable Peregrine
- engines,
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The major problem was that the flaps could blanked the radiator exit causing the engine to overheat.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 03:59 PM
I think SECUDUS could explain exactly what the
problem was and why the Ws were abandoned,

SECUDUS give us an update on Wirlie history /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif




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