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Dehavilland Sea Hornet F MK20 1.2

144k RamboJutter  2.1 years ago

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The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a twin-piston engined fighter aircraft developed by de Havilland. It further exploited the wooden construction techniques that had been pioneered by the earlier de Havilland Mosquito. Development of the Hornet had started during the Second World War as a private venture, an aim for the aircraft was to conduct long range fighter operations in the Pacific Theatre against the Empire of Japan. However, the war ended before the Hornet reached operational squadron status. The Hornet entered service with RAF Fighter Command where it equipped several day fighter units and was commonly stationed in the British mainland. It saw combat in the Far East, being used successfully as a strike fighter as part of the British military action taken during the Malayan Emergency. A navalised carrier-capable version, the Sea Hornet, had been envisioned early on and was procured by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy.

VTOL up folds wings, VTOL down lowers flaps, 1 releases droptanks

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 26.5ft (8.1m)
  • Length 20.7ft (6.3m)
  • Height 10.4ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 4,583lbs (2,079kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,772lbs (2,618kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.692
  • Wing Loading 17.7lbs/ft2 (86.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 325.3ft2 (30.2m2)
  • Drag Points 3136

Parts

  • Number of Parts 339
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    Nice

    2.1 years ago
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    21.2k marcox43

    Haven't flown it yet, but this plane is my nemesis, in WarThunder I can't escape from it in my Do335, even when diving! Btw, very beautiful build!

    2.1 years ago
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    @Tang0five thanks for your comments again, I wasn't so keen on the two seat one as it has a butt ugly nose for the radar but the hornet was an awesome bit of kit, takes something to be better than the mosquito. Have a read of winkle browns praise for it, apparently it could look with one engine off :)

    2.1 years ago
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    36.6k Tang0five

    Beautiful, just beautiful!! The hornet always reminds my of an illustrated biggles comic I had as a kid set shortly after the end of the war - but it’s a two seat with other noticeable differences. I was thinking of building it but I think you would do it much better justice than I ever could.

    +1 2.1 years ago