Manufacturer: Westland (with Delanne)

Model: P.12H

Name: Weymouth

Type: Seaplane scout


Status: Service test

Country: Britain

Service: Royal Navy

Designation: Weymouth Mk. I


Is there anything weirder that the real-life Westland-Delanne P.12 Wendover prototype (below right)? Well, yes, a float version thereof!!

The floats are from a whif Hurricane I found on the What If forum (and snatched from, I believe, a Japanese floatplane). In top view I took them from another Japanese design (a Kawanishi I think) but I stretched them and reworked them some, so I guess if you want to make a plastic model of it, you can just go for whatever floats seem the right size for the design.

Viewers' comments:
  • That's marvellous  Thumbs Up (NARSES2)
  • Wonderful idea (Arc3371)
  • that is very nice, very clever indeed. It kind of looks right!!  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up (simmie)
  • Talk about aerodynamic drag. (Dr-Whom)
  • What are you "on" Stéphane! Lol-ette...... (Caravellarella)
  • Okay, turn that into a Mistel and you officially have the weirdest plane ever :D (Ronnie Olsthoorn)
  • Very Cool,Stargazer Thumbs Up reminds me of something i saw for a Character named 'Bill Barnes'! (Cobra)
  • Surprisingly natural considering how unnatural the DeLanne was. (Maverick)
  • Wonderful floatplane, thanks. discussions made me dream of it being possible but how ? You nicely provide the answer, thanks ! (simply heretic for too much serious people) (Tophe)
  • Ohh, I think I have to build that. I live in Weymouth. Thumbs Up the Weymouth Mk.I will happen! Thumbs Up (pyro-manic)

My comments:

Can't wait to see that one built!!!