Gaijin when?! It first flew in April 1944 and entered service in 1946 with No.19 Squadron, RAF. The Hornet's range, speed and hitting power would have put it at the forefront of deep penetration missions over Germany both as an escort and 'free jagd' (to steal a German term). 'De Havilland Hornet F1 Profile' by coldwarwarrior. (wwiiaircraftperformance.org) It would also have revolutionised the FAA, providing it with the it's first really effective 'home grown' carrier fighter; superior to anything in the USN or IJN arsenal. 187k members in the Warthunder community. Living Warbirds is your largest aircraft and aviation resource. I doubt any planes but jets reach their top speed between S.L and 3000ft. IMHO. The Hornet was designed in the period between the de Havilland Mosquito going into full-time production and the preliminary work on the jet-propelled Vampire fighter. De Havilland worked with Rolls-Royce to obtain a slim-profile version of the Merlin engine for the Hornet, and with a design for this engine in hand, de Havilland was able to show a mockup of the Hornet to the Ministry of Air Production in January 1943. The de Havilland companies therefore produced aircraft from basic trainers to jet airliners and supersonic fighters: piston, jet and rocket engines; propellers, missiles and space rockets. Totals. de Havilland started work on the DH.103 Hornet in November 1942, seeing the need for a long-range escort to cover the vast open spaces in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. With its slim fuselage, clean lines and tightly cowled engines, great attention was paid from the outset on maximising performance. The demonstration led to an order for two prototypes in June 1943 under Specification "12/43". Any of you who have the book "DH Hornet and Sea Hornet: de Havilland's Ultimate Piston Engined Fighter" will doubtless know about the story about the DH 101 and DH 102 projects that preceded the DH Hornet (DH 103). The prototype first flew on 28th July 1944, and achieved a top speed of 491 mph at 24,000 ft. de Havilland DH103 Sea Hornet NF.21 (tail section) The DH103 Sea Hornet was a two seater Night-Fighter (NF) version of the DH103 Hornet and was produced to specification N.21/45, design modifications being entrusted to Heston Aircraft who had previously designed the Sea Hornet… The Hornet and Sea Hornet fighter was was a project that further exploited the wooden construction techniques pioneered by the classic Mosquito. On December 10 that I've spent beaucoup $$$ with Varioprop for opposite-rotation 4 bladed 19.5" diameter ones that should provide a lot of 'blowing' for the flaps and wing in general. This was an achievement unequalled by any other aerospace manufacturer world-wide. The de Havilland Hornet series of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft derived directly from the earlier Mosquito, using similar moulded plywood construction techniques, although it was a wholly new design. The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British twin-engine shoulder-winged multi-role combat aircraft. From Yorkshire, both squadrons ventured further afield. With its slim fuselage, clean lines and tightly cowled engines, great attention was paid from the outset on maximising performance. De Havilland 103 Hornet. De Havilland tried props that rotated outward at the tops of their arcs (as in the P-38 Lightning),  but this configuration blanketed the fin and reduced rudder effectiveness at low speeds, compromising ground handling; on production Hornets the conventionally rotating Merlin 130 was on the port wing with the Merlin 131 on the starboard. Ha. De Havilland Sea Hornet F.20 Prototype during deck landing trails on HMS Ocean in April 1945. The De Havilland DH.103 Hornet is a British single-seat, a twin-engined fighter. Jump to: navigation, search. So I'm 'expecting' good speed and vertical as well as slow TO and landing speeds. They cover 39" of the total 74" span. De Havilland's ultimate piston engined fighter. The carrier-capable naval variant, the Sea Hornet first flew in April 1945, beginning service in June 1947 with 801 Naval Air Squadron (RNAS), Royal Navy (RN). From World War I and World War II airplanes to the fastest fighter jets, you'll find detailed aircraft information about WW1, WW2, and post-war airplanes; WWI, WWII military aircraft video; and so much more! Entering service at the end of the Second World War, the Hornet equipped postwar RAF Fighter Command day fighter units in the UK and was later used successfully as a strike fighter in Malaya. Because it totally makes sense to say this comparing top speed at 3000ft and top speed about 20+ k ft. The prototype (RR915) was built on a private venture basis and flew for … 1380000 Price: 450 Survivability: 8860 kg Weight: 410.5 Damage: Speed. Air History de Havilland Hornet - wing loading of a P-47D with the climbrate of a Spitfire LF IX, armament of a Tempest II and top speed faster than a Do335. And if not, why not? The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a piston engine fighter that further exploited the wooden construction techniques pioneered by de Havilland's classic Mosquito.Entering service at the end of the Second World War, the Hornet equipped postwar RAF Fighter Command day fighter units in the UK and was later used successfully as a strike fighter in Malaya. Electra-like! 'De Havilland Sea Hornet NF21 Aircraft Profile' by coldwarwarrior. The de Havilland DH103 Hornet was a high speed, long-range fighter, initially conceived as a private venture for use in the Pacific theatre against the Japanese by both RAF and RN. Here's a better pic of the cockpit. The De Havilland DH87 Hornet Moth prototype E.6 showing original rounded wingtips The prototype DH87 Hornet Moth E-6 (later G-ACTA) flew for the first time on 9th May 1934 and it combined a biplane configuration with the advantages of fully enclosed side-by-side seating. F.12/43 long-range day fighter capable of reaching a top speed of at least 480 mph (772.5 km/h). I've searched everywhere and can't find a Hornet model for ANY sim, let alone an FSX one. 86 The de Havilland in action 92 Hornet in profile 94 Rise of the Sea Hornet 13 Pagesin detail De Havilland Hornet and Sea Hornet ... and the piston fighter’s top speed almost matched that of the jets. Ww2 Aircraft Fighter Aircraft Military Aircraft Fighter Jets De Havilland Mosquito Engin Ww2 Planes Royal Air Force Royal Navy. Hornet. It was a descendant of the famous Mosquito which, on 25 March 1944, became the first British twin-engine aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.