WWII Westland Whirlwind Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

WWII Westland Whirlwind Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

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WWII Westland Whirlwind Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model DownloadThis aircraft paper model is a Westland Whirlwind, a British twin-engined heavy  developed by Westland Aircraft, the papercraft was created by gahm. The scale of the paper bomber is in 1:50. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane.

Westland Whirlwind fighter was one of the fastest aircraft in service when it flew in the late 1930s, and was much more heavily armed than any other. However, protracted development problems with its Rolls-Royce Peregrine engines delayed the entire project and only a relatively small number were ever built. During the World War II only two RAF squadrons were equipped with the Whirlwind, and despite successful use as a fighter-bomber it was withdrawn from service in 1943. For more information of the please click here.

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 0 in (13.72 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
  • Wing area: 250 ft² (23.2 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 23017-08
  • Empty weight: 8,310 lb (3,777 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 10,356 lb (4,707 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 11,445 lb (5,202 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Peregrine I liquid-cooled V12 engine, 885 hp (660 kW) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) with 100 octane fuel each
  • Propellers: de Havilland constant speed propeller
    • Propeller diameter: 10 ft (3.28 m)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 360 mph (313 knots, 580 km/h) at 15,000 ft (4,570 m)
  • Stall speed: 95 mph (83 knots, 153 km/h) (flaps down)
  • Range: 800 mi (696 nmi, 1,288 km)
  • Combat radius: 150 mi (130 nmi, 240 km) (low altitude fighter, with normal reserves)
  • Service ceiling: 30,300 ft (9,240 m)

Armament

  • Guns: 4x Hispano 20 mm cannons with 60 rounds per gun
  • Bombs: 2x 250 lb (115 kg) or 500 lb (230 kg) bombs

You can download this aircraft paper model here: WWII Westland Whirlwind Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

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