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stathem
09-24-2005, 07:39 AM
Answers on a post card.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/NoCheatin.jpg

stathem
09-24-2005, 07:39 AM
Answers on a post card.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/NoCheatin.jpg

Airmail109
09-24-2005, 07:45 AM
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Platypus_1.JaVA
09-24-2005, 07:47 AM
A Hurricane modification. Was intended to give the aircraft more lift during take-off. Upper wings could be jettisoned by the pilot. Anyways, I didn't think it was operationally used. At least not on a wide scale.

HotelBushranger
09-24-2005, 08:22 AM
AFAIK, they were proposed for long distance flights, to give it more lift. That being a Hurricane

blairgowrie
09-24-2005, 08:24 AM
What will they think of next!

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 08:31 AM
From the book 'Hurrincane Special' by Maurice Allward, ISBN 0 7110 0541 9:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/L1884docu.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/L1884pic.jpg

LEBillfish
09-24-2005, 08:35 AM
hehe....I'd like to see that can you say "bye bye tailsection?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 08:39 AM
Next?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriSunDoc.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriSunPic.jpg

PBNA-Boosher
09-24-2005, 09:07 AM
Yes indeed, I remember the bipe hurri. That's a weird thing to look at, but then again, so is FoolTrottels.

Daiichidoku
09-24-2005, 09:31 AM
the hurri always had adequate short field performance...

never read about the wing being fo rlift

i always thought it was for extra fuel for feerry flights

there was a proposed ferry tank for the spit, basically a twin-boom tail, mounted flexibly to the wings, just outside the flaps

jeroen-79
09-24-2005, 10:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
hehe....I'd like to see that can you say "bye bye tailsection?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>When separated inflight the top wing should go up as it has positive lift.
The sudden loss of the top wing's lift should make the fuselage drop down.

stathem
09-24-2005, 11:43 AM
OOOh I'll have to get up earlier than that to catch you lot out.

I also have it that it was a fuel tank, meant to extend the range for ferry flights, guess we'll never know.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/HurriExplain.jpg

Vuco1
09-24-2005, 12:55 PM
Well, that would definitely make hurricane the most advanced biplane.
BTW didn't Germans had something similar like that rocket firing hurricane on their Me163?

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 03:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stathem:
OOOh I'll have to get up earlier than that to catch you lot out.

I also have it that it was a fuel tank, meant to extend the range for ferry flights, guess we'll never know.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/HurriExplain.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As for the needs for longer range:
In the same book I mentioned, there's also the 'Pick-a-Back Hurricane':

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Pick-a-BackHurricane.jpg
"To overcome Britain's lack of a long-range fighter, it was proposed that bomber formations should tow Hurricanes into action behind them, the Hurricanes starting their engines and being released if enemy fighters appeared. Another idea was to carry them into battle on the backs of Liberators as shown above, after the fashion of the Short-Mayo Composite aircraft (http://www.imperial-airways.com/Short_mayo_composite.html). Trials indicated that prolonged towing caused the engine to ice up so it wouldn't start. This problem resulted in the abandoning of both the towing scheme and the composite Liberator plan."

Have Fun!

BTW: As I'm having the book & scanner at hand, the other 'Special Hurrie'-pics in there are the prototype, the 'Can Opener' and the 'Rocket Armed Hutrricane IV' as well as another view of the 'Stol Hurri' ... anyone interested?

Low_Flyer_MkII
09-24-2005, 03:39 PM
I'm interested. Post away. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 03:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriProto.jpg

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 03:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriCanOpenerPic.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriCanOpenerDoc.jpg

Badsight.
09-24-2005, 03:58 PM
they dont look that sleek IRL

would have made more fans if they did tho

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 03:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriMore.jpg

FoolTrottel
09-24-2005, 04:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Badsight.:
they dont look that sleek IRL

would have made more fans if they did tho </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Badsight, please define sleek ... (English not being my native language) .... but as I understand: Yes, not as sleek as a Spitfire ... but how about this for sleekness?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/HurriSleek.jpg

Ah, maybe it's not my language problem, but rather yer eyesight? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
(Just a Fool here, working on post count and trying to be funny!
And to be honest: I've never seen one IRL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

Have Fun!