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Supermarine 4040
« on: March 11, 2007, 11:05:54 am »
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 03:43:17 pm »
Wow !  ;D


It looks a littlle like the Lockheed prototype from the 50's  :)

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 04:50:47 pm »
Wow is right. You absolutely amaze me. It's so good to see your art again. Thanks.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 02:52:12 am »
Awesome!!! What the hell was this project ? a VTOL piston-powered fighter ?  :o
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 01:42:59 pm »
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007, 10:50:05 pm »
It certainly has a look similar to the Lockheed XFV-1:



Please tell me if this was a real project and if so are there any details?

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 10:56:11 am »
This is a real Supermarine project.
The concept was proposed in the Supermarine
Technical Report No.4040 of 26 February 1944.

Source : 'Spitfire , The History' by E.Morgan & E.Shacklady,Key Publishing.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 11:51:10 am »
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 01:31:59 am »
Awesome !!!  :o (pics and aircraft!!)

It's the first time I heard of a VTOL aircraft with a piston engine... what engine was it ? A 3000+ hp RR Eagle ?
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 06:04:32 am »
I hoping PlanesPictures tells us that it would have used the RR Crecy (all 5000 hp of it)  ::)
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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007, 11:30:31 am »
Cooler problem

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2007, 05:32:09 pm »
At least without the Allison T40, it would have a chance.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2007, 06:57:20 am »
Fatal problem

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 10:40:03 pm »
Awesome. But that last picture, "Fatal Problem" reminded me of my first springtime sortie into back yard with the lawnmower today........

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 01:08:25 pm »
The archivists at Solent Sky have just located some preliminary sketches and calculations from 1944 that appear to be early thoughts for Clifton's Technical Note 4040. Of course this was never a project or even truly a concept, just a note to show that it was theoretically possible to acheive vertical flight with a RR Griffon. Images on their Facebook page.
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