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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:21 PM
Here´s some shots of the soon finished model of the Westland Whirlwind MkI, but if it´s gonna make it into FB or not, ..... that´s a question to be answered by others /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Enjoy

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_1_270903.jpg

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_2_270903.jpg

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_3_270903.jpg


Message Edited on 09/27/0310:21PM by JG301_nils

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:21 PM
Here´s some shots of the soon finished model of the Westland Whirlwind MkI, but if it´s gonna make it into FB or not, ..... that´s a question to be answered by others /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Enjoy

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_1_270903.jpg

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_2_270903.jpg

ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_3_270903.jpg


Message Edited on 09/27/0310:21PM by JG301_nils

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:24 PM
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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:24 PM
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif That's a fine model of a fine aeroplane - can't believe the big O would let a man spend so much time and talent on it for nothing. Keep the faith brethren!

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Message Edited on 09/27/0311:41PM by Low_Flyer

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 03:21 AM
Here´s some shots of the soon finished model of the Westland Whirlwind MkI, but if it´s gonna make it into FB or not, ..... that´s a question to be answered by others?

<center>ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_4_270903.jpg

<center>ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_1_270903.jpg

<center>ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_2_270903.jpg

<center>ftp://nilshjelmevoll:sturmovik5730@butikk.norbits.no/wwwroot/nilshjelmevoll/270903/render_3_270903.jpg


She deserve's to fly in FB...If for nothing more than being the ground breaking aircraft that was the first of all that followed, culminating in the DeHavilland Hornet!

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Message Edited on 09/28/0303:28AM by SECUDUS

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 03:35 AM
It will be a nice early war addon if you ask me,and it sure would be fun to go ripping through a formation of he111's with them 4 nose mounted cannons /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:27 AM
Anybody working on a skin for this bird?

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Oh yeah, I'm a P-63 whiner too! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

adlabs6
09-28-2003, 05:03 AM
Wow that's looking nice.

I am looking forward to getting to paint the new planes when the addon is released. A plane like this Whirlwind or the P-38 would be quite interesting I think, as well as the Komet.

Too bad the B-25 seems to be only AI, but I'd like to try some skins for it just the same.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:30 PM
Whirly-bump

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:41 PM
Nice, nice plane... I'm really looking forward to fly in this original bird. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:15 PM
Wow, a beauty!

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:28 PM
whos doing the textures?



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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:29 PM
Gibbage, very kindly has asked Nils for the model mesh to give it the once over before it goes for skinning...I think the texture artist is still under raps at the moment, but it maybe...I'd like to tell, but it's more than my job's worth. Lol.

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Message Edited on 09/28/0304:34PM by SECUDUS

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 05:05 PM
Rolf Harris? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 09/28/0305:08PM by Low_Flyer

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:14 AM
cool i cant wait, but is it not out of context?

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 07:55 PM
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You asked for that /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif




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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 08:32 PM
hehehe sorry i could not ressist it /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 10:50 PM
For the uninitiated, here's a repost from the Official Whirlwind Whiners Thread that may inform you
about this aeroplane. For those that are familiar with this information I trust you will indulge me.

The following is taken from British Warplanes of World War II from Grange Books ISBN 1-84013-391-0.


"WESTLAND WHIRLWIND

After a long series of rather staid biplanes,the
choice of Westland to produce a high-speed fighter
must have seemed somewhat unlikely, but the company
tendered against Specification F.37/35, and in
January 1939 won a production contract for 200
aircraft.


The first of two protoype Westland Whirlwinds flew
on 11 October 1938, but the Air Ministry lowered a
security curtain around the new fighter which was
not to be raised until August 1941. This caused
considerable amusement since a French technical
paper had published drawings in 1938, and there was
every reason to believe that the Germans knew about
the Whirlwind.


The new type was interesting on several accounts: - it
was the RAF's first twin-engined fighter, and had low-
altitude performance
that was better than that of any contemporary single-seat fighter.
Furthermore, its four 20-mm nose-mounted cannon gave a weight
of fire of 600lb (272kg) per minute, which conferred firepower superior
to that of any other fighter in the world.


Production deliveries began to No.263 Squadron at
Drem in July 1940, and the squadron settled down to
eliminate the inevitable bugs in a new airframe and
engine - the Rolls-Royce Peregrine. Troubles were
also experienced with the cannon, but the squadron
scored its first confirmed success with the destruction
of an Arado Ar 196 floatplane on 8 February 1941, although
a Whirlwind pilot was lost.

Deliveries were slow. as a result of a shortage of
engines. and only eight Whirlwinds had been received
by the RAF by the end of 1940. No.137 was the second
(and only other) squadron to be equipped with
Whirlwinds; it was formed at Charmy Down on 20
September 1941 with a nucleus of No.263 Squadron
personnel.

While the new fighter proved to have excellent
performance at low altitude, it was at a distinct
disadvantage when fighter-against-fighter combat
began to move to higher altitudes, and it was
necassary to restrict Whirlwind operations to a
lower level where, for a time, the type proved
useful for light bombing operations and fighter
sweeps....."


And from another source......


"To the general public Fighter Command and the
Spitfire are synonymous, and the fact that there
were more Hurricanes than Spitfires in the Battle of
Britain appears to be a fact largely ignored. The
aircraft covered by this book was designwise a
contemporary of the Spitfire, was in 1939 capable of
flying faster than the Spitfire at ground level, had
a better all-round vision than the Spitfire, and was
considered by the pilots who flew it to be one of
the most pleasant and nicest aircraft to fly.


It was British designed and built, yet it only
equipped two squadrons. This aircraft was the
Westland Type P9 Whirlwind fighter, twin-engined and
armed with four 20 mm cannon.


Why was it that the Whirlwind only formed the
equipment of two squadrons? Was it the failure of
the Ministry of Aircraft Production to order
Westland to speed up production and quickly
incorporate modifications; the failure of the Air
Staff who required the Whirlwind to complete a brief
handling trial before the issue of a production
order; the blinkered outlook of some of Fighter
Command staff who only recognised fighters as
single-engined; or was the failure completely
Westland's?


Certainly the Whirlwind in its concept and design
was revolutionary - in its production execution
Westland failed to live up to promises of delivery,
yet once in full operational service it appeared to
have been both popular with both aircrew and
groundcrew. It can, of course, be said that this is
through the rose-tinted spectacles of nostalgia, but
the same may be said about other aircraft, including
the Spitfire. It must be remembered that the
Spitfire was not the easiest aircraft for
maintainance and repair, was certainly not as good a
gun platform as the Hurricane, and neither the
Hurricane nor the Spitfire in 1939 carried so heavy
a standard armament or had so good all-round vision
as the Whirlwind.


So what made the Spitfire a legend and the
Whirlwind an 'also-ran'? Some of it was due to
wartime propaganda, some to post-war nostalgia, but
the fact that the Hurricane and Spitfire were in
large-scale production and had greater potential in
accepting more powerful engines, must have been
factors for the preference of these two
aircraft.........


Here was an aircraft with no adverse handling
characteristics such as bad swing on take-off, no
instability or control problems, an aircraft with
four 20 mm cannon mounted tight together in the nose
for concentrated fire, superb all-round vision, good
ease of handling, plus twin-engined safety for
getting back across the Channel - yet caustic
comment and criticism appears to have been its lot.
What a shame that some of the criticism in 1938-39
could not have been levelled at the rifle bore
armament and the unprotected fuel tanks of the
Hurricane and Spitfire; maybe then, if it had been
heeded, our casualties in the years 1939-40 would
have been smaller and our victories greater.


By the time the Whirlwind was in full production
and operational it had missed its main opportunity
as a fighter, and the Hurricane and Spitfire were
being re-engined with more powerful versions of the
Merlin. It may have been that if the Merlin engines
had been originally installed in the Whirlwind, this
aircraft would have been more acceptable to the Air
Staff and Fighter Command.....


Someone wrote of the Whirlwind 'a fighter that
should have succeeded' - from the interest and
information from ex-squadron members, I have a
feeling it did succeed."



'WHIRLWIND The Westland Whirlwind Fighter' by
Victor Bingham. Airlife Publishing, 1987. ISBN 1 85310 004 8
(Out of print but worth searching for)








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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 11:22 AM
Didn't the Whirlwind have a high land speeding so limit it's possible deployment?
Nice looking aircraft though, I'd like to try it out on a fighter-bomber sweep.

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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 12:34 PM
Niiiiice!/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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