The Shepard, By Frederick Forsyth

MIflyer

1st Sergeant
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Yes, the He-162 was wood but then again it never quite got operational. I recall Bill Gunston pointing out that an NF version of the Vampire was essentially an NF Mossie forward fuselage grafted onto an Vampire.
 

Micetro

Airman
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Feb 7, 2018
Yes, but that is still wood.
A very small percentage of the airframe and one that isn't stressed particularly highly compared to the wings and tail section.

If you're going down that road then why not say that the Spit was made of wood (wingtip structure, outer wing rib parts and horizontal stabilizer parts) and the Hurri made of 'metal and canvas'?
 

MIflyer

1st Sergeant
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May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral
My airplane is considered to be all metal but has a wood floor. Atlas space boosters used wooden parts right up until the early 1980's. None of that is structural parts, but the wooden center fuselage of the Vampire was structural.
 

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