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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017 20:21 pm 
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theplasticsurgeon wrote:
This kit is only good for the radial engine version.
The NapierSabre aircraft would not have radiators in the wing roots.
Great build, but I have to rivet-count the above remarks:
"The more powerful Sabre V required a bigger radiator which displaced the oil cooler and carburettor air intake from the radiator's centre; air for the carburettor was drawn through intakes on the leading edge of the inner wings, while the oil cooler was located behind the radiator." (Wikipedia)
"The Tempest Mk VI was basically a Tempest V airframe modified to accept the 2,340hp Sabre V engine. Externally similar to the Tempest V, the Mk VI featured wing root air intakes similar to those installed on the Tempest II. The use of wing air intakes, for the oil cooler and carburetor, left the nose area free to house a larger engine coolant radiator." (http://www.HawkerTempest.se)


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I have to rivet-count the above remarks:
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb 2017 22:51 pm 
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ZacYates wrote:
theplasticsurgeon wrote:
This kit is only good for the radial engine version.
The NapierSabre aircraft would not have radiators in the wing roots.
Great build, but I have to rivet-count the above remarks:
"The more powerful Sabre V required a bigger radiator which displaced the oil cooler and carburettor air intake from the radiator's centre; air for the carburettor was drawn through intakes on the leading edge of the inner wings, while the oil cooler was located behind the radiator." (Wikipedia)
"The Tempest Mk VI was basically a Tempest V airframe modified to accept the 2,340hp Sabre V engine. Externally similar to the Tempest V, the Mk VI featured wing root air intakes similar to those installed on the Tempest II. The use of wing air intakes, for the oil cooler and carburetor, left the nose area free to house a larger engine coolant radiator." (http://www.HawkerTempest.se)

I stand corrected, and the No 6 Squadron option is a Tempest VI.
I'll have to find the kit again and build another now. :oops:

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