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originally posted by: zoomer72
Thanks for all for your kind words and
This ones for pronto especially
VL Pyörremyrsky (loosely translated Taifun or whirlwind) Finnish design fighter that flew test flights at the end of WWII
never got to production and there was 2 of these prototypes, this one is the only surviving.
G, day mate great snaps of a really neat looking bird I can see design hints from british german and italian
a glue problem interesting
it may be on youtube I dont know see if you can find the story of the ausse buit mossie and you may find the story of the cac 5 I think it was called very interesting
More history of the plane:
Engine was the same as in ME-109 Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1
Top speed 620 km/h at 6 400 meters
522 km/h at sea level
Wing span : 10,38 m
Wing area : 19 m²
Height : 3,89 m
Length : 9,13 m
Empty weight : 2 736 kg
Gross weight : 3 307 kg
The rate on increase: 21 m/s 2000 meters, 16 m/s at sea level
The time to get from 0 to 5 000 meters 4,5 minutes
Ceiling : 11 250 m
Range : 700 km with internal tanks only
Armanent: 1 x 20 mm MG 151 Cannon with 150 rounds
2 x 12,7 mm LKK/42-Machineguns
4 x 50-100 kg bombs
It was regarded as a pleasant aircraft to fly by the test pilots but it never went in to production because war was over and as it had most of its construction made out of wood there were problems with adhesives etc...
The wing profile was later used in Valmet Vihuri training aircraft , but thats another story