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Old 14th January 2007, 19:30
Birgir Thorisson Birgir Thorisson is offline
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Re: Soviet Hurricanes - where, when, ...?

For Graham Boak.
A footnote on thick wings and Hurricane modifications.

Several years ago I read about another thick wing that remained competitive throughout WW2.

In an article about the Seversky/Republic line of aircraft, it was reported that about 1932 IIRC a certain russian emigré named Gregor designed a wing for Seversky, that was supsequently used on all Seversky and Republic fighters down to the XP.72. The only modification was a sharpening of the leading edges, sometime around 1940.

Can such "sharpening" work? What would such new leading edges have done for the Hurricane (and Typhoon)?

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