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andrewh

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #750 on: September 11, 2008, 11:51:49 am »

Alex,

It grieves me sorely, but yes please - a clue

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #751 on: September 11, 2008, 11:56:13 am »

Your best chance for guessing its origin are the elevators, and the cockpit section.

However, it does have a couple of powerful links with a Scottish river!

Alex
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #752 on: September 11, 2008, 12:25:19 pm »

Alex, the clue to the Spey engine gave it away - I think its a Xian JH-7 Flying Leopard (Flounder)

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #753 on: September 11, 2008, 12:28:36 pm »

Rick,

I thought that clue might just grab it ;) not many production fighters today flying around with afterburning Spey's! (Shame :( )

Over to you sir!

Alex
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #754 on: September 11, 2008, 12:58:37 pm »

...an` me sittin` jeest a hunner yairds frae the Spey, jings !   Well done !
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #755 on: September 11, 2008, 11:40:39 pm »

OK. Here's an easy one from my trusty wartime book.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #756 on: September 12, 2008, 12:12:58 am »

Looks a lot like a Blackburn Skua....
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #757 on: September 12, 2008, 12:29:21 am »

Close....but no cigar!

Rick
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #758 on: September 12, 2008, 07:56:00 am »

Its a Blackburn Roc

Inspired by the similar Gibraltar Rock ;D

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #759 on: September 12, 2008, 09:41:40 am »

You've  got it, Andrew. A less-than-successful fighter in the "Defiant" mould, the Roc was unique in that the section of canopy between the pilot and the turret rose and fell as the turret rotated, to clear the guns and maintain streamlining.

Over to you.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #760 on: September 12, 2008, 10:00:34 am »

Rick,

True, Oh King!  it was never going to be a fireball with 800 HP, a hydraulic turret and full naval gubbins fitted.

Didn't know about the rise-and-fall

Hows about this?
There is additional glory and points for "what happened next" and why is the prop "bent"

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #761 on: September 12, 2008, 10:57:38 am »

ah jeesus! I won a competition about 10 years ago at my local flying club with the "Why is the prop bent" on that very picture....and I can't remember what it was for the life of me!

Thats going to annoy me all day now!

Alex
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #762 on: September 12, 2008, 11:41:49 am »

Alex,

I, too, have a perfect memory, but increasing difficulty with recall!

It's called... er, um......oh I had it a moment ago

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #763 on: September 12, 2008, 12:11:11 pm »

It has a Fairey winged logo on the fin.
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #764 on: September 12, 2008, 12:22:05 pm »

The aircraft is the Fantome (Can't get the accent! sorry) but I still can't remember what the reason is for the "bent" illusion from the prop.

I remember it had a Spanish engine but thats as far as the memory goes at the moment.

Alex
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #765 on: September 12, 2008, 12:59:09 pm »

Fantome it is, made by Avions Fairey in Belgium.

It had a splendid Hispano V12 engine with a moteur-cannon, I believe, between the banks

But isn't it beautiful? ;D ;D
I have a nice peanut plan (13 inch span) and have doubled it up to make a 26 inch parkflyer - its on the list!

Any takers on the sub-questions? 

over to you, Aex
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #766 on: September 12, 2008, 02:56:14 pm »

The Fantome is, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful biplane ever to be made.
Sorry Andrew I still can't recall what helped me win that competition all those years ago!

Here's the next one.

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #767 on: September 12, 2008, 03:25:51 pm »

That is a Fiat ( Fix it again Tony) CR-42 Falco standard Italian fighter at the outbreak of World War Two. There is a very nice example in the RAF Museum at Hendon, well worth a visit.....    even for non sideways walkers....... ::)..............Smudge
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #768 on: September 12, 2008, 03:30:46 pm »

 FIAT CR.42

Bum , just to late  >>:-(
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #769 on: September 12, 2008, 03:31:17 pm »

Sorry Dicky, Swordfish was in there first :)

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swordfish fairey

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #770 on: September 12, 2008, 04:09:42 pm »

Sorry Richard, just tipped you to the post, have a try at this one....... O0...............Smudge
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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #771 on: September 12, 2008, 04:18:54 pm »

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11

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swordfish fairey

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #772 on: September 12, 2008, 07:48:43 pm »

Yeah, you got it cowboy, guess that was too easy........... :(................Smudge
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TugCowboy

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #773 on: September 12, 2008, 07:52:12 pm »

here we go....

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Re: Name that plane
« Reply #774 on: September 12, 2008, 07:59:31 pm »

The bent prop: if the engine was running then the photograph was taken with a focal plane shutter. This type of shutter moves from one side to the other as opposed to the iris type which opens and closes from the centre . Any moving object will be distorted as the focal plane shutter moves with the object or in opposite direction against the direction of travel of the subject. Early 35mm cameras used this type for higher shutter speeds than possible with diaphram/iris types.  This is most obvious on photographs of racing cars that seem to have oval wheels in some shots.
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