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HamishUK
06-13-2005, 10:30 AM
It's a toughie but can you spot what is wrong with this static display Typhoon 1B.

HamishUK
06-13-2005, 10:30 AM
It's a toughie but can you spot what is wrong with this static display Typhoon 1B.

DeerHunterUK
06-13-2005, 10:37 AM
Yeah I've spotted the problem straight off...it's not in FB/PF! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

dadada1
06-13-2005, 10:37 AM
I thought it was a Tempest V, is the answer Tempest wings?

horseback
06-13-2005, 10:39 AM
If that's a Typhoon Ib, what's it doing with a Tempest wing? Lacking a reference, I can't tell you for sure if the fuselage is too long to be a Tiffie, but I'd guess that someone's proofreader was taking a nap.

cheers

horseback

HamishUK
06-13-2005, 10:43 AM
Bollox wrong pic..sorry.

It's a toughie and you will need to compare pics.

http://www.blitzpigs.com/photos/typoon1b.jpg

MEGILE
06-13-2005, 10:59 AM
3 props? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/typhoonibcw_4.jpg

JG53Frankyboy
06-13-2005, 11:04 AM
late Typhoons had 4 blade propellers

MEGILE
06-13-2005, 11:05 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

horseback
06-13-2005, 01:30 PM
Anal-retentive scale modeller glands appear to be in full working order, so I'll say that the Invasion striping on the gear covers are angled wrong.

cheers

horseback

PBNA-Boosher
06-13-2005, 01:35 PM
I thought the early versions had doors like P-39's?

Closter26
06-13-2005, 03:06 PM
wait no rocket or bomb rack

Capt.England
06-13-2005, 03:31 PM
I think the bands on the fuselage are incorrect?
Should it be white,black,white,black,white? On the picture it looks like the plane has an extra id band just before the tail.

Zyzbot
06-13-2005, 03:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
Anal-retentive scale modeller glands appear to be in full working order, so I'll say that the Invasion striping on the gear covers are angled wrong.

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looks like you might be correct.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/christophe.arribat/stoftyphoon.jpg

PlaneEater
06-13-2005, 04:01 PM
A bigger picture would really help...

ImpStarDuece
06-13-2005, 04:45 PM
This is Typhoon IB MN235, also known to us Tyffie lovers as 'the survivor', which was packed up and crated and sent to the US in March 1944 for fighter/bomber and comparative testing. There was actually little need to do so, so it was put into storage after 9 hours of flying time.

It was recovered by the Smithsonian and was in storage until 1968 where is re crossed the Atlantic and found its way to 27 MU and then to RAF Hendon.

Here it was discovered that the spinner, upper engine cowlings, radiator, oil cooler, port alieron and parts of the undercarriage were missing. These items were manufactured bu thte work was done to a low standard and didn't match the dimensions of the original.

Most prominently the Spinner is actually made up of three pieces of a Handley Page Hastings, which, while being the correct diameter, is a lot more pointed than the original. Similarly the upper engine cowling lines do not meet the original long line that the Typhoon had. The drop is a lot more sudden and nearer the nose than on a real Typhoon.

Its a real shame that the single surviving Typhoon has a faulty restoration. Hopefully one of these days the Tyffie will get the face lift thtat she deserves.

HamishUK
06-13-2005, 05:03 PM
Well done Duece!

Straight out of June 2004 Aeroplane Magazine!

wayno7777
06-14-2005, 01:01 AM
The one in zyzbot's pic is an earlier model, has the barndoor canopy, not the bubble. And the serial is JP736.

Aimosika
06-14-2005, 01:31 AM
Just visited her 3 weeks ago at Hendon! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif