VL Myrsky

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  1. Mangrove

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    These are from a Finnish Pilot's Manual printed in 1944. As you may can see many of the instruments are taken from Bf-109's spares. Better general views can be obtained from Jukka Raunio's book "Lentäjän näkökulma I".
     

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    Those are some cool pictures Mangrove, thanks.
     
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    Thanks very much.

    Ps. The Keski-Suomen Ilmailumuseo has three or four fuselages from the second batch of Myrskys. This mean the Myrsky is one of three aircraft models made by the Valtion Lentokonetehdas in which no completed aircraft haven't preserved (the others are I.V.L C.25 and VL Paarma).
     
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    According latest news on March 2013, The Aviation Museum Society of Finland will lead a new project to build one Myrsky II fighter during 2014-2019. The goal is to get the fighter ready on July 2019. Luckily there are still a lot of components available in different Finnish aviation museums, for example some fuselages, original radial engines, gauges, fuel tanks, propeller etc.

    ilmailumuseoyhdistys

    VL Myrsky II -projekti - ilmailumuseoyhdistys - Uutiset
     
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    That would be awesome! Thanks for the update and welcome aboard.
     
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    Thank You very much,

    I am waiting very much that date when it will be ready. I read that there are three Myrsky fuselages that can be used for this project. One fuselage is from this fighter (Finnish Air Force code MY-5)

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    The Aviation Museum Society will start later raising funds for the project.
     
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    Hello everybody,

    I am happy to inform you, that VL Myrsky II (the Storm) project has started on November 20th in Finland. There are still lot of parts found for Myrsky fighter in different Finnish aviation museums. Wings and main landing gear are the biggest components that needs to be build. Here you can find Myrsky's home page....

    VL Myrsky II Restoration Project | VL Myrsky II -entisöintiprojekti

    Welcome!!
     
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    FANTASTIC, thank you for the update!

    12,000 man hours to restore, that is incredible.
     
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    Always like to hear of such efforts. Although completion by 2018 is great news, schedules in the restoration business are pretty "fluid" due to unforeseen issues popping up.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    I have an old 1/72 Usk Aviation kit of this bird, so it's good to see some info on it!
     
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    I can try to tell little bit about this fighter. Sorry that my English is not good enought.

    Finnish ”Tied.Lev.Lv 12” (Reconnaissance Squadron number 12) was first squadron which got these fighters on August 1944 at Mensuvaara airport. Photo above was actually taken at Mensuvaara war airport. Mensuvaara was one of most important operation airfield on Finnish-Soviet eastern front. The airfield situated near the big lake of Ladoga.
    Myrsky II fighter coded MY-5 (picture above) was one of first arrived fighters. First weeks pilots were trained to these new fighters. They also trained in the air by dogfighting with other Finnish airforce (”second line”) fighters like Curtiss Hawk 75 and with a captured Soviet LaGG-3 fighter. These dogfights showed that Myrsky was faster in speed and climbed also faster than an old Hawk 75A. On the other hand Hawk 75A could make tighter turns than a Myrsky. What comes to Soviet LaGG-3 fighter, Myrsky was little bit faster and much rapid in turns than LaGG-3.
    12 000 hours is huge work to do. Long time ago here was very similiar project. A Fokker D XXI fighter was built by a small team. It took ten years to built it and now you can find it at The Aviation Museum of Central Finland.
    I guess that for Myrsky project we have much more voluntary work available. So I believe that the fighter can be ready on 2018. It is estimated that whole material (+ devicec and work??) for this project will costs 76 000 euro (104 000 US dollars). I guess that it is not much.

    According to a web page, For example making brand new NACA cowling will cost 1500 euro, main landing gear 10 000 euro, Digitalisation of original paper drawings 15 000 euro etc………

    VL Myrsky II -entisöintiprojekti | VL Myrsky II -entisöintiprojekti

    Here you can find the very first new produced Myrsky part. It is some kind of wooden rudder part with a original metal supporting parts. Photos 27.11.2013.

    Blogi | VL Myrsky II -entisöintiprojekti

    It was also thought to built two VL Myrsky II fighter at the same time. You know, if you produced new parts for one plane, it is not a big job make extra parts as well. It was found that there are no space for two Myrsky II fighter in Finland. 
     
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    Your English is perfectly fine.

    76k Euros is not bad for what you get in return, I'm pretty excited about this!
     
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    Yes, your English will ALWAYS be better than my Finnish!
     
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    This is excellent news!!! Thanks for posting!
     
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    Hello,

    It seems that this project has started little bit slowly. One of survived VL Myrsky fuselage was taken out from storage on 14th of February. On the fuselage is some other metal parts.

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    I've always been amazed at the work you gents can do taking a pile of "remains" and turning it back into an aircraft. I'm glad it's started!
     
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    #18 Penjoy, Mar 6, 2014
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    Hello,

    I found some interesting photos about manufacturing VL Myrsky II fighters on June 1944. Cannot resist myself to load them here.


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