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XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 10:01 AM
I stumbled across this picture, and I couldn't work out what type of aircraft it is. At first I thought it was a typhoon, but just by the shape of it, it doesn't seem to be a typhoon... perhaps I'm wrong?

Let me know what you think.

-Hareball

http://gallery.cgtalk.com/galleryimages/647/dogfight_medium.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 10:01 AM
I stumbled across this picture, and I couldn't work out what type of aircraft it is. At first I thought it was a typhoon, but just by the shape of it, it doesn't seem to be a typhoon... perhaps I'm wrong?

Let me know what you think.

-Hareball

http://gallery.cgtalk.com/galleryimages/647/dogfight_medium.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 10:57 AM
Hawker Typhoon IB

http://www.aviation-history.com/hawker/typhoon.html

http://user.tninet.se/~ytm843e/tempest.htm


Message Edited on 06/23/03 10:59AM by ELEM

Message Edited on 06/23/03 11:02AM by ELEM

Message Edited on 06/23/0311:04AM by ELEM

XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 11:52 AM
ELEM wrote:
- Hawker Typhoon IB


Thanks Elem, I guess my first guess was right.. Is the aircraft in front the same model?

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fluke39
06-23-2003, 11:52 AM
yes 'tis typhoon

when viewed from certain angles the engine can look like a radial. (was often confused with FW190 in RL)

edit - aircraft in front looks same

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Message Edited on 06/23/0311:56AM by fluke39

XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 12:26 PM
its definitely a Typhoon a big give away are the 'fish plates' added all around the exterior of the fuselage at the rear edge of the white band around hte fuse. They added those after they realised that the Typhoon had a habit of shaking off the rear section at high speeds and high 'G'

XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 01:31 PM
Classicaero wrote:
- its definitely a Typhoon a big give away are the
- 'fish plates' added all around the exterior of the
- fuselage at the rear edge of the white band around
- hte fuse. They added those after they realised that
- the Typhoon had a habit of shaking off the rear
- section at high speeds and high 'G'
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Yes, but those fishplates were there just to reassure the pilots. I think they had to redesign the aerodynamics of the rudder and aelerons to cure the 'Typhoon Tail' problem.


Founder member (currently the only member!) of the Unofficial Hurricane Fan Club.

XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 01:45 PM
Yes a Typhoon of No. 181 Squadron, RAF. Recieved its 1st Typhoon 7 Sept. '42 and disposed of it last one Sept '45. First based at Duxford, its final base was B.164 Schleswig, Germany.


Newshielder, all changes were internal and definately nonet to the ailerons.



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fluke39
06-23-2003, 01:57 PM
MiloMorai wrote:

- Newshielder, all changes were internal and
- definately nonet to the ailerons.

The Typhoon was subject to many external changes

it was called the Tempest /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


(tiffie did undergo changes to canopy )


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XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 02:23 PM
Wrong,/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif it called the Fury/Sea Fury.


fluke39 wrote:

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- The Typhoon was subject to many external changes
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- it was called the Tempest /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif -
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The changes to the >tail<, which the reply was to, were all internal to correct the 'tail failures'. The 'fish plates' were already mentioned previously and why.




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fluke39
06-23-2003, 02:51 PM
MiloMorai wrote:
- Wrong,/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
it called the Fury/Sea Fury.

Dang, bested

Hawker Hunter?
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XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 03:11 PM
Really nice photo. Pity there aren't any Tiffys flying today.

XyZspineZyX
06-23-2003, 03:30 PM
MiloMorai wrote:
- it called the Fury/Sea Fury.


The most graceful radial-engined naval fighter since the Zeke.


http://www.stringbag.flyer.co.uk/rnhf/images/vr930rnhf.jpg



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