Unusual Hurricanes

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You will find here some illustrations on unusual Hurricanes for your consideration:

- Hurri Twin, from an article by Paul Lloyd, published in "Padded Cell '46", February 1998 (received via Lee Bagnall)
- Trycicle, from an article by G.Knox Bishop published in No. 4.98 of Australian Plastic Modellers Association (APMA) (received via Lindsay Charman)
- The colour illustration, of unknown source, represents the "Sunflower Seed" weapon system with upward-firing rocket.
- Radial engined from an article by Roger Wallsgrove, published in Mushroom Model Magazine (via Roger Wallsgrove)
- DB-601 engined, from an article by myself published in UNKNOWN! #2. The drawing is by Marek Rys (via Marek Rys)
 

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That Sunflowr Seed idea. Let's take a fabric covered aircraft, and set off rockets next to the main fuel tank.

BRILLIANT!

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what's the purpose of the trike gear? The main gear is way too far forward the CG to have it actually sit on its nose. The seat welded to the side obviously implies it's some sort of taxi-only training setup.
 

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Could be wrong , but I have some idea that the Hurri Twin is
a 'what iff ' dream from a modelers magzine..
 
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Just call me Ray said:
what's the purpose of the trike gear? The main gear is way too far forward the CG to have it actually sit on its nose. The seat welded to the side obviously implies it's some sort of taxi-only training setup.

Probably there to prevent a nose-over.

Wouldn't want to hurl the chaps in the jump seats into the prop. ;D

Jon
 

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Just call me Ray said:
what's the purpose of the trike gear? The main gear is way too far forward the CG to have it actually sit on its nose. The seat welded to the side obviously implies it's some sort of taxi-only training setup.

This Hurricane in particular was used in India (151st OTU at Pershawa) in late 1945/early 1946 to train Indian Air Force pupils in the art of brake control and taxiing.
The airplane rendered flightless by the addition of spoilers on the outer wings and protected from nosign over by a nose wheel.
It had two additionl seats on either side of the cockpit and was named "The Dodo" as a reference to an extinguised species of bird that could not fly.

There is no information on colours, but it is almost sure that they were yellow and black, as per the RAF rules for trainers.
 

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Kim Margosein said:
That Sunflowr Seed idea. Let's take a fabric covered aircraft, and set off rockets next to the main fuel tank.

BRILLIANT!

Kim M

Your is a very interesting observation because it proves that the illustrator did not have the original drawings of the project but worked based on a text.
The danger was in the fabric catching fire. The fuel tank was located between the engine and the cockpit in the Hurricane.
 

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To Hurricane DODO - here are some photos - source is here: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/sourcedodo.jpg

photos are here:
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/dodo.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/dododet1.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/dododet2.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/dododet3.jpg

Source for author of the article was Aeroplane monthly - december 2001

In text is note about colour schema - red and white stripes. I hope it will be useful for you :).

Other note - this machine was based on Hurricane Mk IIA
 

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AF said:
To Hurricane DODO - here are some photos - source is here: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/sourcedodo.jpg

photos are here:
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/honzaaf/dodo.jpg

Source for author of the article was Aeroplane monthly - december 2001

In text is note about colour schema - red and white stripes. I hope it will be useful for you :).

Many thanks!
 

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Some info about the "Dodo" from Flight archives:

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1947/1947%20-%201751.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1947/1947%20-%201754.html
 

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Hi All;

was there a taxi-trainer Hurricane,with bolt-on instructor seat on the starboard wing ?.
 

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