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XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 11:59 PM
I see the 'Whirlwind Whiners' tags, but is anyone actually modelling a Whirlwind for FB?

I read the bio of a Whirlwind/CAM Hurricane pilot a few years ago, and he suggested that when the Whirlwind worked it was damn scary. Problem was (IIRC) it was used for maritime patrols, so when those engines failed the plane invariably ditched and was lost forever, hence the high loss rate.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!

XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 11:59 PM
I see the 'Whirlwind Whiners' tags, but is anyone actually modelling a Whirlwind for FB?

I read the bio of a Whirlwind/CAM Hurricane pilot a few years ago, and he suggested that when the Whirlwind worked it was damn scary. Problem was (IIRC) it was used for maritime patrols, so when those engines failed the plane invariably ditched and was lost forever, hence the high loss rate.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!

XyZspineZyX
06-19-2003, 12:02 AM
Nils78 is currently modelling the Whirlwind IIRC. But I'm sure the Whirlwind Whiners will be all over this thread soon, they'll probably know more,

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XyZspineZyX
06-19-2003, 12:04 AM
Last I heard, SEDUCUS was tryin to get some info from Westland about it to help the modelling along.

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XyZspineZyX
06-19-2003, 12:06 AM
The Whirly definately is being modelled - and very nicely too. Now don't you go away, I can sense more Whirly Whiners coming to put you straight with some other info'


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XyZspineZyX
06-19-2003, 12:19 AM
The quickest way seemed to be to bump the Whirlwind Whiners thread onto this page - should give you plenty to read and inwardly digest /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


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