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Differences between Hawker Fury and Nimrod I

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Ive just happened accross an old Matchbox Hawker Fury. Now I was wondering I would be able to convert it to a Nimrod I. I am aware of some of the differences ( the oil cooler inder the nose, arrester hook and catapult spools) but are there many others and would it be worth the effort?, I really dont want to fork out the price that Czech master are asking.

Thanks in advance

Lee

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There have been other threads on this here if you search. One detail difference pointed out by I think John Aero is a slightly increased chord, though you might not want to bother with that.  There was a conversion article in SAM May 1981 which I once had, but now have lost, so if anyone has that, a copy would be good.

 

Paul

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I did such conversion to Nimrod II (which has swept wings). It is here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235004089-nimrod-and-persian-fury-scratch-conversions/

 - there are good drawings in net, google them and compare. Anyway one can do this.

Regards

J-W

 

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Thanks for all the info guys. Much appreciated. Involves a bit of work but thats the fun.  Once again the Britmodler community come up trumps :)

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All I have on Furys and Nimrods.

 

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Chris

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12 hours ago, dogsbody said:

All I have on Furys and Nimrods.

 

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Chris

Thanks Chris much appreciated 

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The late great Ian Stair did a Warpaint Feature for AvNews including LOTS of gorgeous clour schemes and a short historical Piece (not by him, I think). I have it somewhere...

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FWIW, Tom Cleaver published a ‘how to’ build a Nimrod using two Airfix 1/48 Fury kits over in Modeling Madness  The work is mainly extending the wingspan, using wings from the two kits. 

 

Try a search for “Hawker Nimrod (Conversion) - Modeling Madness”    NOTE only one ‘l’!

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jonny

 

 

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17 hours ago, Jonny said:

FWIW, Tom Cleaver published a ‘how to’ build a Nimrod using two Airfix 1/48 Fury kits over in Modeling Madness  The work is mainly extending the wingspan, using wings from the two kits. 

 

Try a search for “Hawker Nimrod (Conversion) - Modeling Madness”    NOTE only one ‘l’!

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jonny

 

 

 About 30 years ago I did a Nimrod 1 by taking two Matchbox Furys and using them to give me the added sections to the wingspan. I also scratch built the arrestor hook. etc.  

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