hawker Typhoon gun bay and door

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  1. viggianioavaldo

    viggianioavaldo New Member

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    Please does anybody help me with these ,I need a good photo or drawings of the Hawker Typhoon gun bays and his door hinges or how this operating

    Many Thanks
     
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    Greyman Active Member

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    doors.jpg

    Only good image I have it seems.

    From what I can tell the panel sitting near the trailing edge is normally fitted near the leading edge just behind the cannon fairings - and the other two double-hinged panels swing aft to cover the magazines and rear portions of the guns.
     
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    Some debate about the material lining the gun bay, some kind of leather or some kind of fibre board?
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    Probably felt.
     
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    #5 stona, Mar 2, 2015
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    There was a discussion about this on Britmodeller and whilst nobody seemed sure I think it might have been Chris Thomas, whose opinion I would respect, who thought it might have been some kind of fibre board.
    On a model I think it would be a fairly simple matter to represent the material in a realistic way without having to know its exact composition, be it fibre, leather or indeed felt.
    Cheers
    Steve

    Found the thread here:
    Hawker Typhoon 1/24: gun bay colour - WWII - Britmodeller.com
     
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