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Hawker Typhoon

Postby arfah » 09 Oct 2018, 19:09

FYI:

There is a restoration team trying to raise funds so they can return Hawker Typhoon RB396 back to the air in 2024.

Restoration will also include a Napier Sabre engine.

https://hawkertyphoon.com

If they are successful, it will be the only airworthy example... in the world.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby arfah » 09 Oct 2018, 19:14

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby Simon82 » 09 Oct 2018, 20:24

arfah wrote:
Restoration will also include a Rolls Royce Napier engine.
I’m curious about this Rolls-Royce Napier engine ;)

I’m not sure D. Napier & Sons would like their Sabre engine being associated with their principal commercial rivals!

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Postby Lord Jim » 09 Oct 2018, 20:33

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby arfah » 09 Oct 2018, 22:42

Simon82 wrote:
arfah wrote:
I’m not sure D. Napier & Sons would like their Sabre engine being associated with their principal commercial rivals!


Thanks for the steer, post amended. :clap:
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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby RichardIC » 11 Oct 2018, 15:00

arfah wrote:If they are successful, it will be the only airworthy example... in the world.


The Typhoon, wonderful as it was, presented its pilots with so many ways to kill themselves that I'm not sure having an airworthy example is such a great idea.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby RetroSicotte » 11 Oct 2018, 15:36

One of the "big five" of the RAF's aircraft during the war, and the only one that still needs to be flying again.

Absolutely delighted to see this do its thing. Get a shot alongside the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Mosquito for certain.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 11 Oct 2018, 15:58

RetroSicotte wrote:One of the "big five" of the RAF's aircraft during the war


Other than for Stuka "tank killers" and Hurricanes with 30 mm cannons under the wing (plus Mosquitos with something bigger "in the nose" to kill ships), they did not know what TACAIR was before then
- well... the term came later; CAS being a different beast

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby Lord Jim » 11 Oct 2018, 19:08

40mm on the Hurricane IID and the gun used on one squadron of Mosquitoes was the 57mm Molins. The Typhoon was a great CAS platform and actually was one of the fastest and most agile single engine platforms at low level though having an inline engine was a big disadvantage. As a tank killer the 60lB rockets were effective if they hit but very few actually did. They were most accurate in a steep dive but the pilots preferred to attack in a shallow dive at low level. But the affect if multiple aircraft, each firing the equivalent of the broadside form a 6" Cruiser on lightly armoured and soft skinned vehicles was devastating, let lone the soldiers on the receiving end. I would be great to see one flying again.

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 11 Oct 2018, 19:49

There's no replacement for displacement... sing along!

"by June 1940, when the Sabre passed the Air Ministry's 100-hour test, the first production versions were delivering 2,200 hp (1,640 kW) from their 2,238 cubic inch (37 litre) displacements.[2] [...] The contemporary 1940 Rolls-Royce Merlin II was generating just over 1,000 hp (750 kW) from a 1,647 cubic inch (27 litre) displacement. " wiki says

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Re: Hawker Typhoon

Postby Lord Jim » 12 Oct 2018, 15:28

Yes it ended up a great engine down low but crap up top.


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