de Havilland DH103
Hornet and Sea Hornet
Hornet Havilland DH.103 Hornet Havilland
DH.103 Hornet Havilland DH.103 H
Based on the
success of the Mosquito, design of the DH.103 single-seat
twin-engined fighter was undertaken at Hatfield as a private
venture during 1942 and prototypes were ordered in June 1943
Intended for very long range operation in the South Pacific
area, the DH.103 was powered by two 2,030 hp Merlin 130/131
(handed) engines and armed with four 20-mm can-non. First of
two prototypes (unarmed) flown July 28, 1944 (initially with
two Merlin 130s); second prototype carried armament and
200-Imp gal (910-1) underwing drop tanks. Initial production
flight February 1, 1945, but quantity deliveries (to equip No
64 Squadron initially) too late for combat use.
De Havilland Sea Hornet: Two Hornets are converted
during 1944-45 as carrier-based long-range fighter
proto-types. First flown April 19, 1945. Third prototype,
flown post-war, followed by production Sea Hornet F Mk
Hornet was considered the fastest operational twin
aircraft ever flown by any of the world's air arms and the
fastest wooden aircraft ever built.
Kit: 1/5.4 scale Wingspan 100"/254cm.
Fiberglass and wood kit for two 1.20/1.60 engines.
New Nacelle molds for 2011
Fuselage (forward fuse, tail and
belly pan) &
2 piece Nacelles  $635.
Paint by warbirdcolors.com
Flying Spinner $85
Static spinner $25
lenses  $12
Plans $45 (free with Kit)
and cockpit laser cut wood kit $325
Instrument panel & wheel
cups . $29.00
Nomenclature Decal Sheet. $12.00
DH Hornet & Sea
Hornet & Sea Hornet Documentation
Landing gear custom made by Sierra Giant.
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