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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:36
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Originally Posted by Steve Bond View Post
Yes I did, courtesy of Bob Edward. Here is some of what he had to say about it:
I wonder if he also mentioned the policy whereby the bridge island used to be cleared of goofers because of concern over Wyvern propellers contacting the flight deck after engaging a wire and spraying shrapnel-like splinters in all directions.

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:44
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Originally Posted by Davef68 View Post
In a simlar way to the Hunter being a swept wing Seahawk - it was a progressive development through a series of intermediate designs

I did see a suggestion that the Seahawk evolved from the Sea Fury in much the same way. With an intermediate design having Fury wings.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 11:28
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Union Jack, yes, he did say that about the danger from prop shrapnel.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 20:52
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I believe the Swift was pretty much a swept wing Attacker with a training wheel and presumably a bigger engine wasn't it?
My only photo of an Attacker was taken at the 1954 ROC "Recognition Day" at Biggin Hill. The Attacker came from RNAS Ford (I think).
Coincidentally I also took a photo of one of the first Swifts at the same event. This was a 56 Sqn (Waterbeach) based aircraft.

From my notes.
The Swift was introduced into the RAF in February 1954, becoming the RAF's first British-built and into service swept-wing aircraft, but unfortunately, because of major control problems when flying at high altitude which resulted in several accidents, they were grounded for a while in August 1954 whilst attempts were made to sort out the aircraft's problems.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Dr Jekyll View Post
I did see a suggestion that the Seahawk evolved from the Sea Fury in much the same way. With an intermediate design having Fury wings.
Yes, I recall seeing that in Tony Buttler's Secret projects book - so you can draw a line of progressive descent form the Hawker biplanes of the 20s and 30s to the Hunter through a process of incremental design changes.
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