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Old 6th Jun 2017, 17:01
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Ian Burgess-Barber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ireland
Age: 72
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Danny re yr. 10808:

"Another lovely pic ! So that was the one and only Griffon Tempest. Nice, clean lines, should fly very well. But what a weird, "stepped" leading edge. What would be the (aerodynamic) advantage of that, do you suppose "?

I think that it is a wing mounted oil cooler (in the closed position) as the Napier engine versions all had a huge air intake up front under the engine which this Griffon prototype does not. I think that the (Bristol)? radial engined Tempests also utilised this feature

All the best
Ian BB
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