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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #650 on: August 28, 2008, 06:08:28 pm »

Class me as an expert? ex as in 'has been' and spurt as in 'drip under pressure' fits the bill - but thanks anyway.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #651 on: August 29, 2008, 10:12:21 am »

I've got seven different "grasshoppers" so far

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #652 on: August 29, 2008, 11:08:56 am »

...and thats only in English !!!!  Well done. O0  Did anybody get the Air France light plane ?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #653 on: August 29, 2008, 11:21:45 am »

Not yet, but I have hopes,

 especially if anyone has seven fingers

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #654 on: August 29, 2008, 08:43:18 pm »

  Sept doigts? Grasshopper? Cicada? Cigale? Wozzat got to do with seven fingers? Chagall perhaps?
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« Reply #655 on: August 29, 2008, 09:06:34 pm »

  OK. Super Cigale. Super in our part of France is slang for farmyard Calvados. Fearsome stuff about 80% alcohol.

  This one's easy, vies with the Tigercat and Hornet for the title of best looking twin-engined fighter.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #656 on: August 29, 2008, 09:29:47 pm »

I dont think it's the mosquito, the tail and cockpit is different.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #657 on: August 29, 2008, 09:45:40 pm »


de Havilland Sea Hornet?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #658 on: August 30, 2008, 12:02:21 am »

Not quite a Westland Whirlwind. Might it be a Westland Welkin?

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #659 on: August 30, 2008, 07:30:44 am »

  Spot on, Rick. Lovely aircraft, isn't it?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #660 on: August 30, 2008, 09:04:16 am »

It certainly is. I thought it was a Whirlwind at first, but obviously different. First time I've seen a photo of a Welkin.

Here's a nice easy one for the weekend

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #661 on: August 30, 2008, 09:29:09 am »

Sopwith Camel...or is it a trick question  :o?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #662 on: August 30, 2008, 11:31:25 am »

Could either be a prototype Camel...or possibly one of the 2F.1 variants.
Its got a slightly more rounded leading surface on the tail  and a few extra fuselage adjustments that make me think its probably the 2F

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #663 on: August 30, 2008, 04:56:49 pm »

Oh... maybe not that easy? It's not a Camel.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #664 on: August 30, 2008, 05:00:19 pm »

How about a Snipe then ?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #665 on: August 30, 2008, 05:26:12 pm »

Sopwith Pup.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #666 on: August 30, 2008, 05:33:30 pm »

Oh no, nothing like a Pup ???
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #667 on: August 30, 2008, 06:01:05 pm »

Yes... I think Mr Arrow5 might have it... Its the dogleg in the tail that gives it away as a snipe, and the cowl of course but most the distinguishing features are hidden.

We shall wait for RickF to confirm but It can't be much other than a Snipe, as a believe it was the last rotary engined aircraft Sopwith got accepted by the RAF...but I stand to be corrected.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #668 on: August 30, 2008, 10:54:48 pm »

Yes, it's a Snipe, photographed at Northolt in 1918.

Alex, I think they may have been the last rotary engined (Bentley BR2) aircraft from any manufacturer introduced into the RAF (late 1918). They were the RAF's standard single-seat fighter until 1926.

Over to you, Arrow5.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #669 on: August 31, 2008, 08:16:12 am »

OK Rick, Here is an oddity with a strange engine arrangement, nicknamed after a kitchen appliance.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #670 on: August 31, 2008, 08:44:30 am »


An egg beater/whisk?
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #671 on: August 31, 2008, 09:06:05 am »

Sink plunger? 
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #672 on: August 31, 2008, 09:31:12 am »


An egg beater/whisk?
A bit more versatile than that ;).   Whew imagine flying in a plane with the nickname Plunger  :o, but nope !
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #673 on: August 31, 2008, 09:57:22 am »

That is a: Douglas XB-42A "Mixmaster"

Designed in an American attempt to build a faster and larger payload medium bomber than the Mosquito.
That big ol' prop at the back caused too much adverse yaw in straight and level flight, they spent from 1944 until late 1946- early 1947 trying to sort it out but eventually gave it up as a lost cause with the advent of the Jet engine which made the Mozzie obsolete anyway.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #674 on: August 31, 2008, 01:00:11 pm »

You got it Cowboy O0
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