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Rolls Royce Merlin (/Meteor) Powered GB (17 entrants today)


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Not sure if this has been done before?

 

A group build of anything that is powered by the Legendary Rolls Royce Merlin, (or license-built Merlin by Packard, or the land based Meteor variant).

 

so production-wise wikipedia tells me that’s…

 

Packard:

Avro Lancaster B.III/B.X

Bell XP-63 Kingcobra

Curtiss P-40F/L/Kittyhawk Mk.II

Curtiss P-60

de Havilland Mosquito B.VII/B.25

Hawker Hurricane Mk.X, XI, XII

North American P-51 Mustang

North American F-82 Twin Mustang

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI

 

Rolls Royce:

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

Avro Athena

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancastrian

Avro Lincoln

Avro Manchester III

Avro Tudor

Avro York

Boulton Paul Balliol and Sea Balliol

Boulton Paul Defiant

Bristol Beaufighter II

CAC CA-18 Mark 23 Mustang

Canadair North Star

CASA 2.111B and D

Cierva Air Horse

de Havilland Mosquito

de Havilland Hornet

Fairey Barracuda

Fairey Battle

Fairey Fulmar

Fairey P.4/34

Fiat G.59

Handley Page Halifax

Handley Page Halton

Hawker Hart (Test bed)

Hawker Henley

Hawker Horsley (Test bed)

Hawker Hotspur

Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane

Hispano Aviación HA-1112

I.Ae. 30 Ñancú

Miles M.20

North American Mustang Mk X

Renard R.38

Short Sturgeon

Supermarine Type 322

Supermarine Seafire

Supermarine Spitfire

Tsunami Racer

Vickers F.7/41

Vickers Wellington Mk II and Mk VI

Vickers Windsor

Westland Welkin

 

and the meteor:

Cromwell

Challenger

Avenger,

Comet

Centurion

Charioteer

Tortoise experimental assault tank.

Caernarvon,

Conqueror tank

 

(and of course any real life application not listed above - if someone has a merlin shoehorned into a car chassis sure, if it exists)  (but no whatifs)

 

you can also choose to build a model of just the powerplant itself.


What’s not to love about that lot?! 😎

any takers for this one?


1 @Dansk

2 @Colin W

3 @PhantomBigStu

4 @Bonhoff

5 @Black Knight

6 @TEMPESTMK5

7 @vppelt68

8 @zebra

9 @2996 Victor

10 @franky boy

11 @Andwil

12 @theplasticsurgeon

13 @Marklo

14 @TonyOD

15 @Corsairfoxfouruncle

16 @stevehnz

17 @Jabba

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15 hours ago, Bonhoff said:

How about adding the Meteor tank engine into the mix as well?

 

IanJ

Good idea! I’ll do that

 

great stuff everyone we’re off to a flying start!

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21 minutes ago, Dansk said:

Good idea! I’ll do that

 

Not that I have any Meteor powered things at the moment - But I'm sure that I'll have something suitable in the stash (he says looking at at least 15 Spitfires...)

 

I'm in!

 

IanJ

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I have a Tamiya Cromwell in the stash which would have been meteor powered. Ironically the only Spitfire I have is a griffin of engined one. But I’m sure a suitable airplane could be acquired. So count me in.

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2 hours ago, Bonhoff said:

 

Not that I have any Meteor powered things at the moment - But I'm sure that I'll have something suitable in the stash (he says looking at at least 15 Spitfires...)

 

I'm in!

 

IanJ

 

2 hours ago, Marklo said:

I have a Tamiya Cromwell in the stash which would have been meteor powered. Ironically the only Spitfire I have is a griffin of engined one. But I’m sure a suitable airplane could be acquired. So count me in.

You’re on the list fellas. Plenty of time to build up our dwindling stashes if this gets to and goes through the bunfight 🤣 👍

it was a great idea with the meteor engine. Really opens it up to an all round gb for non-aircraft types.

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Big yes on this one! Saw the title and thought “ok, Spits and Lancs” (cos I know nothing about planes) but so many options!

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1 hour ago, TonyOD said:

Big yes on this one! Saw the title and thought “ok, Spits and Lancs” (cos I know nothing about planes) but so many options!

Its crazy isnt it? What an engine! 

You’re on the list tony. Hopefully it makes it to the bunfight.

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10 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

As Ive inherited approximately 25-30 spit/seafires it would be downright rude not to build something here. 


Nice to have you onboard Dennis.

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Yup, I reckon so. :) Not that I haven't got lots of Merlin engined thingies, &  a couple of Meteor ones too but would RR V12s, which afaik would only extend it to the Kestrel, Peregrine & Griffon, be too far from your original concept. It might appeal to a few more. Just a thought. :unsure:

Steve.

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3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Yup, I reckon so. :) Not that I haven't got lots of Merlin engined thingies, &  a couple of Meteor ones too but would RR V12s, which afaik would only extend it to the Kestrel, Peregrine & Griffon, be too far from your original concept. It might appeal to a few more. Just a thought. :unsure:

Steve.

I think theres tons of options, so no need to widen it further.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Today is the 88th anniversary of the first run up of a merlin.

so.. A little bump to encourage you guys. Maybe the greatest sounding engine ever made.

 

 

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