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30th Oct 2003, 06:28
Name this plane:

Mystery Plane (http://users.erols.com/rcarpen/cc3.JPG)

30th Oct 2003, 06:49
Is it by any chance a CC3 (as in CC3.JPG)?

30th Oct 2003, 06:57
No, I wasn't so careless as to name the JPG with the name of the plane.....:D

Weight and Balance
30th Oct 2003, 09:13
I think it's a Consolidated Commodore, built in Buffalo before Consolidated moved to San Diego. IIRC, the design was the loser in a USN contest for a long range patrol aircraft, and Consolidated was lucky enough to sell civil versions to Pan Am.

Peter Barron
30th Oct 2003, 15:59
I agree.

Consolidated Commodore.


30th Oct 2003, 16:02
I like these quizzes, probably because I am so cr@p at them.

If it is Consolidated Commodore, I have worked out the odds on the JPeg 'CC' annotation matching the initials of the aircraft by accident. It is a whopping 68,054 to one.

If it isn't a Consolidated Commodore then maybe the CC was just a red herring?

More of these please!


30th Oct 2003, 18:11
Me thinks it is a Consolidated Commodore. Could carry 20 passengers and had a range of 1,000 miles at a speed of 100 mph.
It flew the inaugural Miami Buenos Aires service for N.Y.R.B.A. Line in Feb. 1930.
Pan Am had 14 and flew them on their longest oversea route at the time, Jamaica Panama.

Mr G.

30th Oct 2003, 19:20
Yes, it's a Consolidated Commodore. 14 built. Flown by NYRBA and then PanAm for about ten years starting 1929-30. Last one scrapped about 1944.

Description of the Commodore and NYRBA. (http://www.aviationposters.com/nyrba.htm)

The quiz was easier than I thought it might be, being a strictly American plane.


30th Oct 2003, 20:37
I'd have got it with the help of a reference book, never in a million Sundays from me own Neurons!

How about a competition pic a week?

31st Oct 2003, 06:13
It has been on PPRuNe before but for those who enjoy aircraft recognition you may want to try the Skills Test (http://www.studenten.net/customasp/axl/index.asp) shown here. Have fun!