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The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish is a P&W PT6 conversion of the venerable Fairey Swordfish. The Vintage Wings of Canada Museum did this because of the poor serviceabality and impossible to find parts of the original Bristol Pegasus engine. They had owned the Swordfish for 11 1/2 years and had magaged a pitiful 36 flight hours, most of that having been made on a flight to Oshkosh.

The change resulted in sparkling performance increases across all measures, especially hot and high climb and a 77 knot top speed increase, although new flutter analysis will have to be undertaken.

If you are in the market for a WWII vintage biplane that can now be serviced anywhere that maintains PT6s, the aircraft is for sale.

More information about the TurboFish is available here: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/609/Fairey-Vintech-Swordfish-Turbine-Conversion.aspx
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

You're six weeks too late.

Chris
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

See here . . . ;) ::)

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,26358.msg329153.html#msg329153


cheers,
Robin.
 

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I was right . . . ;D

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1070.msg329232.html#msg329232


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

This is a turboprop conversion and it is unbuilt. This semantically could be the proper place for it. Judging by the paucity of posts today, it was a way of livening up a slow Sunday afternoon.

The Blacklist. That is an NBC drama starring James Spader as a master criminal who uses his underworld knowledge to help the Justice Department when it also furthers his own interests.

OBB, revealing so blatantly that this was an April Fools post is like standing in the theater at the beginning of the movie and telling everyone how it ends. The intent was to let readers go to the link and have it revealed to them like the twist of a good joke. Shame!

In my heart of hearts, I know with certainty that the Admiralty would have gone all in for this conversion. With the extra speed and carrying capacity enabled by the PT6, the "Fish" could have zoomed their way back to the Ark Royal for a torpedo reload and come back to finish the Bismarck on the spot.
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

Richard N said:
OBB, revealing so blatantly that this was an April Fools post is like standing in the theater at the beginning of the movie and telling everyone how it ends. The intent was to let readers go to the link and have it revealed to them like the twist of a good joke. Shame!
The shame comes in perpetrating hoaxes in a place intended as a historically accurate accounting of reality.
 

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April Fools often are really funny and I don't think, that many of us would spoil them at the 1st, maybe not even
on the 2nd of April. But more than a month later ... ? I would still be commuting using a long diversion, because
we were told in the newspaper, that two lines of the suburban train aren't running through as usual, because
during maintenance works fossils of an still unknown species of mammoth were found ...

And though I can read Italian only via help of an online translator, I'm not sure, if this was just a continuation of
that joke, or if we really have a victim here:
https://www.vfraviation.it/notizie/fairey-swordfish-turboprop-oltraggio-o-nuova-vita/
 

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I must admit that Turbo-Fish prank was so excellently done that even I, a seasoned lover of (and once relentless perpetrator of) fake aircraft, could easily have fallen for it!
 

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Re: Central Float Spitfire Floatplane

I would say that the pictures are fake, yes.
 

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Heinkel 211 " Albatross " just not real project what if exercise of whatifmodellers

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=19729.15
 

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Handled-Page Howdah is a purely speculative asymmetric WW2 British transport that resembles a Blohm und Voss 141 with a shipping container hanging under the right wing. Single radial engine, asymmetrical. Tricycle landing gear, one pilot in boom
,tc.
 

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Fakes-II
 

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The first one is not so fictional.
It is a representation of the original North American X-15B, Navaho launched sub-orbital version of the famous spaceplane.
It was proposed as possible competitor of the Mercury spacecraft in 1958.

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second last one, in white with gold canopies, is a model I made decades ago of the proposed BAC./Dassault Spey Mirage IV, now on display at the NWHT site at Warton :) cheers, Joe
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
North American "mid-engined Mustang"

Original source: not available
Debunking: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5933.msg121649.html#msg121649
richard B said:
In Green's "Fighters" vol 4 p 141 ,there is a photo of the mock-up of a Mustang fitted with a RR Merlin aft of the cockpit : " y " is not a what-if , but a serious project.
I have a copy of William Green's "Fighters" vol 4, will scan image. Real project.
<edit> Found an image here.
<edit>Added William Green's image.


I MADE A SPECULATIVE CUTAWAY TO THAT FAILED PROJECT OF A MUSTANG WITH CENTRAL MOTOR IN THE SECTION ARTWORK
 

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I found this in a social media feed? was it a real photo ( ie not photoshopped )
I cannot find reference of any jet powered P-38 after trawling around the net.
Or, should I call this a P-262 ? Has anyone encountered this Lockheed test before?
 

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I think it was a fake picture,and we must transfer it to a proper section.
 

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Are we talking about the P-38 can-opener?
... P38 pistol?
... or P-38 airplane?
 

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I've never seen any evidence of it, but I'd imagine that the P-38 layout was considered for the P-80. de Havillend and Focke Wulfe adopted the twin-boom arrangement even without having used it on an existing fighter.
The twin-boom arrangement is suited to a jet engine installation since it makes it easy to minimize inlet and exhaust losses by placing the engine in the short central pod, as done by Saab with the J21R. If Lockheed had gone this route, that's where the engines would have been placed. The P-38's relatively thick wing would have also required replacement and the the pod extended forward to maintain the CG, so it would have been a completely new airframe. The arrangement depicted in the Photoshopped image would have had nothing going for it.
 
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Not really the subject of this thread but a nice example of the art in French language comic books (BD or Bande Dessinee)
In this series we see a variety of weapons derived from real systems. Another in this series feature a missing Imperial Airways HP42.
 

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Not really the subject of this thread but a nice example of the art in French language comic books (BD or Bande Dessinee)
In this series we see a variety of weapons derived from real systems. Another in this series feature a missing Imperial Airways HP42.
Wait a second, are they going to 'bomb' a tornado? I seem to recall a novle with that premise. (Having been stationed in Oklahoma at the time it sticks in my mind that I was reading it while under a tornado warning :) )

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