VL Pyorremyrsky
VL - Pyorremyrsky - 1945 - Финляндия
Страна: Финляндия
Год: 1945

Единственный экземпляр
VL. Самолеты

  Десять усовершенствованных Myrsky III не были завершены в постройке, но компания облетала в целом схожий Pyorremyrsky, оснащенный V-образным Daimler-Benz DB 605 мощностью 1475 л.с.
Финский истребитель "Pyorremyrsky" (вихрь) - наверное, самый ценный экспонат музея
VL PYORREMYRSKY. The supply of fighters by Germany to the Finnish Air Force in 1945 had to be suspended because of the worsening position of production for the Luftwaffe. To safeguard against this eventuality, the Finnish Air Force laid down a specification for a single-seat interceptor fighter which would be powered by the German 1,475-h.p. Daimler-Benz DB 605 AC 12-cylinder inverted-Vee inline motor. The design was to use wooden construction in order to conserve vital metal supplies. The result was the trim-looking VL Pyorremyrsky (Whirlwind) which was first flown in 1945. Only one prototype was completed when the final truce with the Russians was concluded. Two cannon, one in each wing, were fitted. The Pyorremyrsky was designed and built by VL-Valtion Metallitehtaat, Lentokonetehaat - the State Metal Works, Aircraft Factories. The roundels are white, blue and white.
Photographed at Tampere on 21 November 1972, the Pyorremyrsky was to all outward appearances ready to fly. An engine is installed, but the aircraft is not structurally cleared for flight and is destined to remain a museum exhibit.
Outside the hangar for the first time last October, the Pyorremyrsky reveals its clean lines.
Willing hands assist with the re-assembly
Three of the volunteers at work on the wooden wing of the Pyorremyrsky in November 1971.