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ARCHIE_CALVERT
02-03-2006, 11:22 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/AircraftImages01/Typhoon06.jpg

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DIRTY-MAC
02-03-2006, 11:59 AM
nice, thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Xiolablu3
02-03-2006, 12:00 PM
Excellent post, thanks!

I still find it hard to believe they didnt try and get rid of that massive oil cooler on the nose.

You would think it would be obvious after the tropical filters that it would ruin performance.

Maybe there is a reason it had to have it, notsure.

Airmail109
02-03-2006, 12:08 PM
They were going to put the radiators in the wings of the tempest which would have significantly increased the performance, but due to official distrust of them by the MOD they went for the chin radiator instead. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VW-IceFire
02-03-2006, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
They were going to put the radiators in the wings of the tempest which would have significantly increased the performance, but due to official distrust of them by the MOD they went for the chin radiator instead. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
I think there were some nagging problems with the wing radiator and thats why the chin remained. You'll notice that they later perfected it for the Tempest Mark II...which really didn't appear that much after the war...infact they were on hand, just not ready to be used.

Waldo.Pepper
02-03-2006, 07:14 PM
A wise procurer during wartime will always select the third best option to put in production.

Best you never attain under any circumstances, second best arrives too late or in insufficient numbers, third best option... you get lots/enough.

luftluuver
02-03-2006, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Excellent post, thanks!

I still find it hard to believe they didnt try and get rid of that massive oil cooler on the nose.

You would think it would be obvious after the tropical filters that it would ruin performance.

Maybe there is a reason it had to have it, notsure. The oil cooler was not that large compared to the coolant radiator. There was the air intake in the centre of the two radiators.

An annular radiator, like on the Dora, was tried.

jolly_magpie
02-03-2006, 08:01 PM
There is one surviving Tempest and Typhoon, in the RAF Museum. The Tempest is listed as a " Hawker Tempest TT.5" and also as a Mk 2, most confusing.

A most impressive aircraft in person, even without the big chin radiator.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/83/Hawker_Tempest01.jpg/800px-Hawker_Tempest01.jpg

luftluuver
02-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Jolly, post war many Tempest became target tugs.

MrBlueSky1960
02-04-2006, 05:50 AM
http://www.thomasgenth.de/SeafuryD/indexeng.html

CrazyBadger
02-04-2006, 09:01 AM
Hi Guys,
Looking at the article above I was struck by how similar the tiffy and the whirly are in operational use. Both were low alt, 4 cannon, fighters with relatively short range. But from what I've read of the two (I've seen a lot on the tiffy but not so much on the whirlwind), it seems the typhoon had by far the greater number of operational bugs (engine and tail come to mind). I think it is fair to say that if Roland Beaumont hadn't been such a strong advocate for the typhoon, it may well have gone the way of the whirlwind.
Anyway, the reason I bring this point up is...I know a lot of you guys are passionate about everything whirlwind, so do any of you know if the whirlwind had its own Beaumont working away for it in the background, or did it just fall through the cracks?