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Hindustan HF-73

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Hi,

here is the Hindustan HF-73,an early design,with MBB and as strike fighter.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread159840/pg1
 

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If I remember correctly, this was a K. Tank design
I remember to see a 3 view diagram in Flug revue ages ago. I have not seen this since then.
Nice to see this again. :) :) :)
Can I assume the same length than Marut? What do you thing ???
 

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The original source of these pictures:
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=24656
 

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^^^^^
Yes. In that site, Deino mentions twin tails. And I remember that in Flug Revue drawing :eek: :eek:
 

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From the article 'HAL's Fighters... ...Hope and Hazard'

Air International, september 1976, (bound volume 11), pp.129-132, includes an overview of the HF-73 project.

cheers,
Robin.
 

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ysi_maniac said:
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Yes. In that site, Deino mentions twin tails. And I remember that in Flug Revue drawing :eek: :eek:


Yes ... bit I think that the configuration shown in the FR is a very provisorial (?) drawing including a lot of guess-work !


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From the article 'HAL's Fighters... ...Hope and Hazard'

Air International, september 1976, (bound volume 11), pp.129-132, includes an overview of the HF-73 project.

cheers,
Robin.



:eek: :eek: ... I need this article !!!! .... Does anyone have this issue .... PLEASE PM me !!!

Deino
 

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Another PS .... these two wt-models are siad to be from the LCA (left ... at a time, when it was under study with BAe) and the HF-73 (right ... if this is an early or late configuration ... ???).

Pictures via ACIG (source: Harry !)


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Deino said:
From the article 'HAL's Fighters... ...Hope and Hazard'

Air International, september 1976, (bound volume 11), pp.129-132, includes an overview of the HF-73 project.

cheers,
Robin.
:eek: :eek: ... I need this article !!!! .... Does anyone have this issue .... PLEASE PM me !!!
Deino
I DO NEED THIS ARTICLE TOO!!! :) :) PLEASE :'(
 

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article now available as 2.33Meg PDF. How do i get it to you guys?

cheers,
Robin.
 

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I too would be interested in the article, if at all possible?
 

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Hi robunos! Please try to send me PDF file by e-mail.
 

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Hi,

a small info about the HAL HF-73 and HF-25 is here;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,902.0/highlight,hf-25.html
 

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Hi,

a very strange thing,that I read about this HF-73 project,it had a twin
fins and rudders,I can't realize how ?.
 

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hesham said:
...,it had a twin fins and rudders,I can't realize how ?.


Actually I don't think that the HF-73 had two fins as all other side views do only show one. This two-fin mystery may be based on a drawing, the German Flug-Revue published at a very early stage of that project. ???

Deino
 

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Hi dear Deino,

the source for my info is; Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1977-1978,
and there is anther mystery,the HF-25 was a single engined strike
fighter based on HF-24 !.
 

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Hi,


from a book about Kurt Tank,you will find a more info about this aircraft.
 

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Hi! Larger image.
 

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Deino said:
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This two-fin mystery may be based on a drawing, the German Flug-Revue published at a very early stage of that project.


That picture is from page 23 of the Flug-Revue Issue November 1975.
The following picture is from the opposite page 22.
 

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The artist drawing is better thank normal drawing,


thank you for sharing my dear Fightingirish.
 

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From Jet & Prop 3/1991,


the front section details of HF-73.
 

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