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Dick Whittingham
5th Dec 2008, 13:02
Thumbing through history books I came across the statement that in 1939 Supermarines were looking at engines to replace the Merlin, including the Griffon. Were other engines considered? A Centaurus Spitfire would have been something!


mr fish
5th Dec 2008, 19:43
it was, they changed the name to SEA FURY:ok:

Dick Whittingham
5th Dec 2008, 20:52
Except that the Fury/Sea Fury was a Tempest development. Interestingly, it was a Griffon-engined Tempest prototype that was modified into the first Fury prototype


5th Dec 2008, 21:14
Slightly off track, this conversion Unreal Aircraft - Hybrid Aircraft - Supermarine/Daimler-Benz Spitfire (http://www.unrealaircraft.com/hybrid/spitfire.php) isn't too displeasing to the eye.