Hawker Siddeley P1216 MKII

by   60.2k RamboJutter  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on RamboJutter's Hawker Siddeley P1216 6.2 SVTOL rs

Righty, well here we are, my version of a Hawker Siddeley P1216 (Harrier successor barring the usual politics) V2 (based on the model at Newark Aircraft Musuem (well worth a visit) that appears to show twin engine design.

AG1 retracts leading edges and flaps, AG2 enables the VTOL (extends and rotates side nozzles, rotates main engines down, enable gyro and manoevering nozzles), AG3 ejects the seat / pilot, AG4 is the accelerating past the speed of sound (on/off on this button so you dont need to throttle back first before disabling), AG5 is for Nav/formation lights. Phew, lots of bits and lots of complexity, ive tried to keep the VTOL simple as almost an on/off button, you can vary pitch and yaw while using it). Transition can, for obvious reasons, need some hands on pitch control but its loads of fun.

Now the wiki bit: The configuration allowed for two nozzles at the front and a single 90 degree rotating rear exhaust which was more efficient than having to split it into the twin rear nozzles used on the Harrier.[2] The booms provided a low drag location for the carrying of cannons in the front as well as missiles and avionics, while also shielding the jet exhausts from heat seeking missiles.[2] Instead of the Pegasus engine whose design dated back to the 1950s the design used the Rolls-Royce RB.422.48 with PCB fitted only on the front nozzles.[2] The design allowed the engine to be removed without needing to remove the wing as on the Harrier. To reduce weight the airframe was to use lithium-based aluminium alloys, superplastic-formed diffusion-bonded titanium and carbon-fibre composites.[3] The booms had all-moving fins and differential tailplanes. The P.1216 was extensively tested in model form during the 1980s, and a full-scale mock-up was viewed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to BAe's Kingston factory in December 1982. In 1984 they assembled in a test rig at Shoeburyness a Harrier airframe created from the damaged remains of T.Mk.2 XW264 and GR.Mk.1 XV798 to assist in their investigations in the effects of PCB.[1] The project was extant

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 6.614
  • Wing Loading 31.7lbs/ft2 (155.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 706.5ft2 (65.6m2)
  • Drag Points 6679

Parts

  • Number of Parts 755
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @GhostHTX thanks :) those roundels are the bane of my life, I can send you the template I made if u want but it's a pain to apply (in brief, I attach the template then use overload to rotate it to match the angle of fus, then I twist and nudge each individual part to match the shape of the fus. If it's a later roundels there are nearly 50 parts to alter...) glad you liked this though, I'm going through an xplane phase

    2 months ago
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    22.7k GhostHTX

    I would dearly love to see how tou do that curved roundel...
    This build is just a-bloody-stounding! @RamboJutter

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    26.4k BaconRoll

    One of the coolest aircraft you can find in a British museum. Simply great!

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    Cool

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    24.1k CRJ900Pilot

    Np! @RamboJutter

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @Sgtk @ploptro7 thanks for the votes and comments.

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @CRJ900Pilot @Tang0five @ChiChiWerx thanks for the votes and comments again guys.

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @aircraftarsenal123 yeah there where a few variants, the twin boom was to remove the exhausts from having wash over other parts of the plane which having the thrust closer to cog, glad you liked it.

    2 months ago
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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @CursedFlames thanks, the detailing is what makes the planes on here, but I hate roundels on curved surfaces all the same :p

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    772 ploptro7

    @RamboJutter Nice plane

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @Bman01

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    32.0k Sgtk

    Awesome!! it reminds me of the Sea Vixen!! Great Work!!

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    18.1k ChiChiWerx

    😃👍

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    19.6k Tang0five

    That screenshot on the flight deck looks damn good I must say!

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    24.1k CRJ900Pilot

    Sweet! This is one of your best! @RamboJutter

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    25.9k Delphinos

    You rules!

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    This is pretty cool! Never thought about a twin boom VTOL plane before, and very clean details!

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    2,407 CursedFlames

    Very nice, I really like the finer detailing on the outside.

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    27.6k AdlerSteiner

    @RamboJutter np lols

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @AdlerSteiner lol you got in before id even finished adding the screenshots and tagging people from the forum post, thanks, glad you like it.

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @F4f879

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @CursedFlames @CRJ900Pilot @Dllama4

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    60.2k RamboJutter

    @Chancey21 @AdlerSteiner @TheGuyYouMightKnow

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    27.6k AdlerSteiner

    and btw this is awesome! you got one of a hell skills right there!

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    27.6k AdlerSteiner

    FIRST!

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