Supermarine Southampton Mk1

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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby seawings » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:53 am

PS: I'm still looking for a copy of, or a pdf of, the Manual for the Southampton.

It's become my 'Holy Grail' to find.......

Anyone know of, or got one?
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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby schneiderman » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:57 pm

Hi Steve,

Access to the nose gun is on the right hand side of the cockpits so its likely, therefore, that there are no controls on that side. Also some of the engine instruments are mounted on the engines themselves, though how they managed to read them looking back over their shoulders I have no clue.

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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby Stiz » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:01 pm

pm sent with my email seawings :)

Dont spose you have any idea what it looked like do you schneiderman ? :)
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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby schneiderman » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:03 pm

If you scroll back a couple of pages in this thread you will find a few images taken from the official manual. These show the construction of the frame that holds the pilots' seats and controls and also the panel. There is a cross-section of the hull that shows how the frame is mounted, offset to the left, in the hull of the Southampton II, it was the same in the I. The area to the pilot's right is just open, allowing them to access the hull and for the gunner to reach the nose gun.

I have a few photos that show the engine-mounted instruments. PM me if you want copies
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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby AD1958 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:13 am

Hello there,
the construction of my MK1 in 1: 8 scale goes solangsam forward. Who builds because even on a model or is already finished? From the pterosaur on the IL 2 to DH-2 all have successfully get into the air. Here's a video of my DH-2 with 2 meter wingspan in scale 1: 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TjlPUStJQ

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Re: Supermarine Southampton Mk1

Postby schneiderman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:01 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to determine how many RAF Southamptons were build with wooden hulls. At first I thought that this would be simple and that after the metal hull was proven all subsequent production would be in metal, but photos show that not to be the case. It is not a straightforward question as something like 24 of the wooden hulls were replaced by metal during their service life, so a photo of a metal hulled version does not necessarily mean it never had a wooden one.

So has anyone seen/got photos of any of the following aircraft with a wooden hull (dark topsides, white anti-fouling paint below)

S1161 - S1162
S1230 - S1236
S1248

After S1248 I'm pretty sure all RAF aircraft were metal hulled

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