Aeroplane Monthly 1987-09
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The second prototype Hornet, RR919, photographed in November 1944. Note how the rear extremities of the engine nacelles lower with the flaps.
Fitters hand-turn a 65 Sqn Hornet'a four-bladed prop in Sweden in May 1948.
"Хорнет" Mk.I - обратите внимание на хороший обзор у пилота
This breathtaking Charles E. Brown photograph, taken in September 1945, not only shows the Hornet’s minimal frontal area but also illustrates well the pilot's excellent forward view. The pilot on this occasion was W.P.I. “Pat” Fillingham.
Hornet F Mk l PX225. Production Hornets were capable of climbing at the rate of 4,500ft/min and had a maximum level speed of 485 m.p.h. The Hornet represented the ultimate in twin piston-engined fighter design.
Hornet F Mk 3 PX393 of 64 Squadron, based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire. Mk 3 Hornets featured larger tailplanes, a dorsal fin, increased internal tankage and provision for carrying 200gal drop tanks and 1,000 lb bombs.
Sea Hornet F Mk 20 TT202 was used as a company trials aircraft. The Sea Hornet became the Royal Navy's first twin-engined, long-range escort strike fighter.
Two Sea Hornet F Mk 20s in exuberant mood.
The Sea Hornet featured folding wings for carrier operations.
Вид на отсек вооружения с четырьмя 20-мм пушками "Испано"
The Hornet’s sting. Main armament consisted of four 20mm cannons in the nose. Later marks were armed with rockets and bombs.
The Hornet's snug cockpit was mounted well forward, giving the pilot an almost uninterrupted field of vision in most directions.
The De Havilland Hornet F Mk 1 (Two 2,030 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin 130 Series engines)