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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 02:12:11 pm »
The Solent sky museum site appears to be down, shame.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 03:06:14 pm »
Supermarine Technical Report No.4040, 26 February 1944
...'excuse me mister, is that plane for real'...!!!

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 03:07:14 pm »
from Solent Sky Supermarine archive ...
...'excuse me mister, is that plane for real'...!!!

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2018, 12:32:22 am »
The Solent sky museum site appears to be down, shame.


Seems to be OK

https://www.facebook.com/solentskymuseum/

Clifton's sketches posted on 7th May

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2018, 04:52:29 am »
Another facefaq  event, shame but I will not go there due to the incessant demand that I sign up.  Not a chance in hell.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2018, 06:08:47 am »
That's fair enough but it does not stop you viewing material the museum has posted there. A quick click on 'not now' and away you go.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2018, 06:45:56 am »
Amazing find my dear TsrJoe.

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 01:15:31 pm »
 Clifton started with the small 200hp concept and used that as the starting point for three larger concepts powered by a 2500hp engine (Griffon or Sabre, I guess). These were a fighter weighing 8750lb,

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Re: Supermarine 4040
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2018, 04:13:41 am »
PlanesPictures,

Beautiful and stunning work.  Well done.

The VTOL prop planes with the pilot flying on his back never progressed because trying to land was extremely difficult.  Landing an aircraft straight ahead is never routine, and these tail-sitters made landings dangerous even at a good landing pad.  Lockheed's VTOL Test Pilot Fish Salmon was a close friend of my Dad's. I discussed the Lockheed VTOL with Dad in the 1980's after I'd started flying, and Fish had said that looking down over his shoulder and judging everything he needed to was just impossible.  Landing one of these at an unprepared field likely would have been a disaster. 

Bravo from Texas.