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Westland P.9

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Hi again.

As the Whirlwind was the eventual outcome of the P9, am I correct in using the latter as a guide for wing and fuselage panels and construction methods?

Many thanks.
Peter
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Hi again
I've done two preliminaries.
Which one seems the more apt?
Top one as per the Whirlwind and the second a more normal panel arrangement.

Appreciate any help.

Many thanks
Peter
 

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In Putnams " Westland Aircraft" the P.9 is mentioned as a design study for
a "twin turbojet fighter" but to F.37/35, which to my opinion makes a jet
design not very probable. Just a typo ? ???
 

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Hi
thanks Jemiba.
I agree, a jet version would have been unlikely, especially at the conception stage.

On the which way to go with the panel/construction, although I would like to use the second, I feel the first is the most probable. So I will go with this, unless someone knows better? : ;)

In the meantime, the Miles M58 is shaping up nicely and I've started keylining the P1121 plan and front views.

Many thanks
Peter
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thanks Jemiba.
I agree, a jet version would have been unlikely, especially at the conception stage.

On the which way to go with the panel/construction, although I would like to use the second, I feel the first is the most probable. So I will go with this, unless someone knows better? : ;)

In the meantime, the Miles M58 is shaping up nicely and I've started keylining the P1121 plan and front views.

Many thanks
Peter
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Go for the first, the text of the Putnam on Westland implies that the structural layout was completed and approved before further wind-tunnel testing revealed the problems with the twin-tail.

Jon
 

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Thanks Jon.
The first one I will go with.

Peter
 

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Westland P9 model and Whirlwind structure drawings
 

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Hi Justo.

Again I'm blown away by your help. Many thanks.
I appreciate greatly the your time digging out these wonderful references.

Peter
 

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