Whirlwind Mk I                

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Westland Whirlwind Mk I

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
File Size:  25.8Mb
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Westland Whirlwind Mk I
263 Squadron RAF based at Exeter, Devon
Pilot - Pilot Officer Herbert H. Kitchener

Price $14.00

Model # 086

   
Westland Whirlwind Mk I
263 Squadron RAF based at Colerne, Wiltshire
Pilot - Squadron Leader T. Pugh

Price $14.00

Model # 087

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Technical data:
  Length 9.83 m    
  Span 13.72 m    
  Engine 2 x Rolls Royce Peregrine liquid cooled engine, 885hp
  Max Speed 580 km/h    
  Armament 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons, 2 x 115kg bombs or 1 x 230kg bomb
  Crew 1    
     The Westland Whirlwind was a British twin-engine heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. A contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, it was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engine, cannon-armed fighter.
     When it first flew in 1938, the Whirlwind was one of the fastest and most heavily-armed combat aircraft in the world. Protracted development problems with its Rolls-Royce Peregrine engines delayed the project and only a relatively small number of Whirlwinds were built. During the Second World War, only two RAF squadrons (137 and 263) were equipped with the Whirlwind, and despite its successful use as a fighter and ground attack aircraft it was withdrawn from service in 1943. - Wikipedia

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