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Arrow5

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #625 on: August 27, 2008, 11:10:55 pm »

Martin`s model is a type that we had about four of in the club and I just cant remember the name . Made from EPP foam and covered with duct-tape, great for combat, bouncable in crashes.  Banshee ? Kerfuffle ? Manic ??? Dont know , was/is UK kit.   Can we get back on track, I think I`m owed one ! Bonus if you name the missile.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #626 on: August 27, 2008, 11:18:11 pm »

Looks like a Belvedere - one of the RAF's worst ever helicopters - lifting a Bloodhound missile. Both built by Bristol.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #627 on: August 27, 2008, 11:39:16 pm »

Martin`s model is a type that we had about four of in the club and I just cant remember the name . Made from EPP foam and covered with duct-tape, great for combat, bouncable in crashes.  Banshee ? Kerfuffle ? Manic ??? Dont know , was/is UK kit.  

Very good JP PRANGSTER - http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk/detail.php?JPNO=5500279&activepage=1&Navmain=Aircraft%20-%20ARTF%20&subcatname=ARTF%20-%20JP
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #628 on: August 28, 2008, 07:21:01 am »

Very good Rick, nice pair of Bristols :D      Prankster yeah, dammit, recent memory gone, long term much better, old age grrrrrrr!
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #629 on: August 28, 2008, 09:56:34 am »

Thanks Arrow. Here's another historic one. Name the aircraft and the famous ship.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #630 on: August 28, 2008, 10:07:27 am »

Plane is a Fairey Seafox, and a little research shows that one was deployed on HMS Ajax, so she must be the ship

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #631 on: August 28, 2008, 11:12:58 am »

Martin`s model is a type that we had about four of in the club and I just cant remember the name . Made from EPP foam and covered with duct-tape, great for combat, bouncable in crashes.  Banshee ? Kerfuffle ? Manic ??? Dont know , was/is UK kit.  

Very good JP PRANGSTER - http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk/detail.php?JPNO=5500279&activepage=1&Navmain=Aircraft%20-%20ARTF%20&subcatname=ARTF%20-%20JP

An epp job ??? WHY?

Epp gliders are great but trainers? why bother?

Grow up and get some balsa ;)
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #632 on: August 28, 2008, 11:56:48 am »

Agreed, I was the only one that didnt have an oil soaked "sponge-cake bendy-plane" , prefered the satisfying crunch of balsa in the heather O0  Funny to see the combateers hitting each other in flight and still carry on flying after  (usually) recovery.   Balsa is kind of newish too, my first was split cane and silk ! {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #633 on: August 28, 2008, 11:57:30 am »

You're right, Andrew. The distinctive "trunked" single funnel gives it away.

Next!

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #634 on: August 28, 2008, 12:30:09 pm »

I confess I didn't see or know that!

I googled Seafox and found what cruisers it was on, no Achilles or Exeter, so Viola! it must be Ajax

Have a go at this one, dunno why they stuck the broomhandle in at this angle!

for a bonus:  what do they stand for?
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When you know the answer you will know what the question means ;D
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #635 on: August 28, 2008, 12:48:13 pm »

Vickers 161, you do like your things to be only one ever made don't you? ;)

The broom handle is a COW gun
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #636 on: August 28, 2008, 12:56:40 pm »

..and the angle was to pot at higher flying Zeppelins with the Coventry Ordanance Works big gun.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #637 on: August 28, 2008, 01:01:32 pm »

Indeed, a 45 degree angle no less  ;)
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #638 on: August 28, 2008, 01:16:10 pm »

I am a mere grasshopper among the experts!

I do, I do like the unusual and interesting, and the knobbly, understimated and weird

Andy and arrow - it must be your puzzle

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #639 on: August 28, 2008, 01:20:47 pm »

Ooo lovely, wassiss then?

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #640 on: August 28, 2008, 01:24:21 pm »

..and the angle was to pot at higher flying Zeppelins with the Coventry Ordnance Works big gun.

Just butting in ( no change there!), how many Zeppelins where actually shot down by aeroplanes?
 1,000 bullets into a Zeppelin wouldn't do that much damage I would have thought...... but what do I know?!   :P
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #641 on: August 28, 2008, 01:32:50 pm »

Martin,

"Planes are just yachts with double sails"

They made special tracer bullets with a lot of WP* stuffed in the tailcone so they flamed as they flew
*white phosphorus  (96 bullets, I think to a "Big" Lewis drum)

several "Zeppelins" were shot down by them and hundreds of observation baloons since they were filled with hydrogen

The COW gun fired shells, don't know about the provision to down airships or how they were fused
Prolly the most well-known was shot down by Lt. Warneford over Cuffley for which he got a VC (it was actually a Schutte-Lanz, but who was counting?)

The wassis is some version of Boeing F4 something which I could give chapter and verse if I had my book on the family in hand
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #642 on: August 28, 2008, 02:21:08 pm »

Martin, hydrogen gas in the Zeps ! I reckon normal tracers would be enough have the German crew panicking and shoot up as quick as possible out of range. No doubt many weird and wonderfull  incendiary devices were tried. Zeppelins could fly much higher than winged aircraft.
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« Reply #643 on: August 28, 2008, 02:40:04 pm »

Bother, bother - failed to notice the taper in the wings :(

Its a Curtis P1 pursuit plane (prototype was the XPW-8B)

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #644 on: August 28, 2008, 04:07:56 pm »

What's the comment about 'the Grasshopper among the experts' - we having a dig?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #645 on: August 28, 2008, 04:12:30 pm »

Grasshopper,

No, that was me doing "humble" as a novice among the shaolin experts.
 I had three exact and authoritative answers in minutes

I class you as an expert too :)

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #646 on: August 28, 2008, 04:35:49 pm »

Special points for first pic of an aircraft called "Grasshopper" :angel:
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #647 on: August 28, 2008, 04:59:31 pm »

Andrewh has it O0
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #648 on: August 28, 2008, 05:12:04 pm »

I'm giving no clue, but its super

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #649 on: August 28, 2008, 05:53:27 pm »

Re Anti Zeppelin ammunition.

Try "Buckingham" for reference.
(Sorry, just remembered my old Biggles Books)
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