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ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-20-2006, 01:39 PM
The Miles Whirlwind€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

People have always asked if only the Westland Whirlwind had had €˜Merlins€€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Well, Miles nearly made something very much like it€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Enjoy€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/The-Miles-Whirlwind.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-20-2006, 01:39 PM
The Miles Whirlwind€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

People have always asked if only the Westland Whirlwind had had €˜Merlins€€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Well, Miles nearly made something very much like it€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Enjoy€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/The-Miles-Whirlwind.jpg

ImpStarDuece
01-20-2006, 01:47 PM
Some-one got "British Secret Projects: Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950" by T. Butler. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Great book and very interesting. I was always struck by how conservative the designs that made it into production were, but at the same time how many insane flights of fancy were *this* close to being produced.

jarink
01-20-2006, 02:38 PM
Top view looks an awful lot like the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket.

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2122.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-20-2006, 03:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
Top view looks an awful lot like the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket.

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2122.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hope your never asked to point out a suspect in a police line up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Aaron_GT
01-20-2006, 04:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Top view looks an awful lot like the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not as much as the Bristol 153A, whereas the F8F looks very similar to the Bristol 153.

ImpStarDuece
01-20-2006, 06:13 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

First time I saw a 153 diagram I thought exactly the same thing.

jarink
01-20-2006, 07:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ARCHIE_CALVERT:
I hope your never asked to point out a suspect in a police line up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you notice the guy leaning into the cockpit is Elvis?

major_setback
01-21-2006, 08:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ARCHIE_CALVERT:
I hope your never asked to point out a suspect in a police line up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you notice the guy leaning into the cockpit is Elvis? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Boris Yeltsin - lower left http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
Michael Moore - top.