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Mike Pryce

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Nymph Twin, BN-4 Mainlander and Counter Insurgency Islander.

All from http://www.ivanberrymandirect.com/blog_archive.htm
 

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Wow,oh my God,many thanks to you my dear Harrier.
 

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I wonder, were there any projects to put a Turbo-prop engine on an Islander?
 

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The BN-2T has had Allison/RR 250 turboprops for years.

What I would like to see is the version of the Trislander with an emergency rocket in case of engine failure, which is what I was looking for when I found these pictures. Like something from Thunderbirds!
 

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My dear TrsJoe shared to me this link yesterday;

 

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Are there any photos of their proposal?

Also, were there any military variants of the Trislander in the pipeline?

Also, some information regarding Islander related projects can be found on this website, on Page 18 of the document

 

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What weapons was it supposed to carry? And why was it not built?
The twin defender carried all kinds of weapons, including torpedoes.

My personal guess why the trimotor Defender wasn't built is because the BN-2T was instead. With more powerful engines, two could be enough.
 

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Some more from http://www.britishaviation-ptp.com/b/bn_proj.html

  1. Agricultural Islander - pilot over the wing
  2. Wide body Turbo Islander
  3. GA of the Twin Nymph (artwork above earlier in thread)
  4. Side view of four-engine BN-4 (artwork above earlier in thread)
  5. Turboprop twin version of BN-4
  6. GA of COIN Islander, aka 'Mosquito', (artwork above earlier in thread)


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Additional information on proposed Islander variants from: http://www.britishaviation-ptp.com/b/bn_islander.html

  • Agricultural Islander BN-2 with cockpit for single pilot moved to a location above the wing, internal fuslage hopper and redesigned nose.
  • BN-2C Upgraded model with Hartzell three-bladed scimitar propellers, an enlarged baggage door and avionics upgrades.
  • Mosquito COIN Defender based on the BN-2T featuring a raised cockpit and retractable undercarriage.
  • BN-2A Mk.III-5 Trislander As BN-2A Mk.III-2 with sound-proofed cabin, modernised cockpit/interior and new engines.
  • BN-2A Mk.III Trislander M Proposed military version, capable of carrying 17 fully equipped troops over 220 n.m., 13 troops over 650 n.m. or up to 16 parachutists. For maritime roles, it would capable of carrying a range of maritime patrol and search and rescue equipment.
 

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