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BEagle
22nd Jun 2004, 19:53
Not the X-15
Not rocket or jet powered
Didn't enter military service.

Bre901
22nd Jun 2004, 21:38
Me-209V-1 (D-INJR)

[pedantic ON]

(aka Me 109R for propaganda reasons) world speed record 755.14 kph (469.22mph) on April 26, 1939
just a couple of days after the Heinkel He 100 V8, 746.606 km/hr (463.919 mph) on March, 30 1939.

Heinkel was barred from pursuing the race by the RLM see here (http://www.luftwaffe-experten.com/aircraft/day/me109_text.html), although the He-100 was probably superior and used a rather standard engine (the Me-209's one had 500 more hps and was kaputt after 30 minutes)

The record held until 1989 when it was beaten by a re-engined (4000hp) and re-profiled Bearcat (Rare Bear) 850.26 kph (528.33 mph)

[pedantic OFF]

BEagle
23rd Jun 2004, 05:53
Yes - 'twas indeed the Me 209-V1 D-INJR!

But the record lasted 30 years before being broken in August 1969 by Darryl Greenamyer's modified Bearcat 'Conquest 1'. That record was later broken by 'Rare Bear' - which has become faster and faster ever since, smashing several records at Reno over the following years.

For more on the Me-209, see http://www.esparacing.com/Air%20Racing%20History/aircraft/MESSERSCHMITT%20Me%20209%20V1.htm


You have the helm!!

treadigraph
23rd Jun 2004, 07:03
In between Conquest 1 in '69 and Rare Bear in '89, the record was also broken in '79 by Steve Hinton in the Griffon 57 powered P-51 "Red Baron" - 499 and some odd 10ths mph! :ok:

Bre901
23rd Jun 2004, 09:36
Thanks BEagle

Have to admit I mixed up those Bearcats, probably because of the late hour :O
As we say in French, la nuit tous les chats sont gris ...

Here we go (an easy one) :

I was not exactly the last of my kind, but surely one of the nicest.

BEagle
23rd Jun 2004, 19:57
"......la nuit tous les chats sont gris!"

Which loosely translates as "In the dark, all pussies look the same"

:E :E

Bre901
24th Jun 2004, 07:09
At this stage, I could point out that the French word for the female cat (chatte) and some other affectionate synonyms have the same meanings as pussy.

But this would be considered as thread drift (or even forum drift) :E

And BTW this is not a clue for the current quizz.

Tim Inder
29th Jun 2004, 13:15
To bring this back to the top again:

Was it an European design?

Bre901
29th Jun 2004, 15:02
Nope

Tim Inder
30th Jun 2004, 00:02
Oh, that's a shame!

Err, was it a merc'un?

Bre901
30th Jun 2004, 11:29
Yep

Archimedes
2nd Jul 2004, 23:45
Military?

Jet?

Bre901
3rd Jul 2004, 10:01
Thanks for dropping in Archimedes, t'was getting a bit ghostly in here.

That's two nopes for you, I'm afraid

Tim Inder
8th Jul 2004, 12:39
Pre - WW II design?

Bre901
8th Jul 2004, 13:15
Five days without a question, must be some sort of record :p
Just let me cleanup the spiderwebs ; I'll be right back.

Oh, before I forget, the answer to your question is yes

pigboat
9th Jul 2004, 15:56
American, pre WW2, piston, civilian, not the last but the nicest.
Boeing 314 fills 'em all. ;)

Bre901
9th Jul 2004, 16:03
Sorry, pigboat

Wrong tribe

NinjaBill
9th Jul 2004, 16:38
Twin Engined?

NinjaBill

Bre901
9th Jul 2004, 18:05
Not twin-engined either

Archimedes
9th Jul 2004, 18:47
Single engined or multi?

Bre901
9th Jul 2004, 19:02
1

;)

BEagle
9th Jul 2004, 19:59
Did you have a high wing?




.

Bre901
9th Jul 2004, 20:01
Yes
but ...

BEagle
9th Jul 2004, 20:16
Piper Cub?

Bre901
9th Jul 2004, 20:51
No
I have a high wing, but that doesn't mean I don't have ...

BEagle
9th Jul 2004, 20:58
Are you a biplane?

A staggeringly nice looking one?

Archimedes
9th Jul 2004, 21:27
....but slightly....well... er...backward looking?

NinjaBill
9th Jul 2004, 22:21
you wouldnt, by any chance, happen to look a bit like this would you?


http://www.rareaircraft.com/images/forsale/DSC02223.JPG

Bre901
10th Jul 2004, 09:08
Mr BEagle
yes
and yes
Are you thinking of a specific hairyplane, per chance ? ;) ;)

Archimedes
:confused: :confused:

NinjaBill
the title of the thread is :
The Mystery Aeroplane Quiz With No Pictures
just in case you didn't notice :p

BEagle
10th Jul 2004, 14:17
I reckon you're the Beech 17 Staggerwing!

Bre901
10th Jul 2004, 14:22
BEagle

Yes indeed, I am the beautiful Beech 17 Staggerwing.

Over to you.

Archimedes
10th Jul 2004, 20:43
Bre - I was being simplistic about the distinguishing feature of said aircraft (perhaps 'negative' would've been less opaque :\ )

Bre901
10th Jul 2004, 21:51
:ok:

BEagle
11th Jul 2004, 22:37
I shared the same designation and decks as a much more famous, but totally different friend. Which confused an infamous politician amongst others.....

Peter Barron
12th Jul 2004, 06:19
SR-71 Blackbird.

BEagle
12th Jul 2004, 06:35
Nope - right country though.

CoodaShooda
12th Jul 2004, 07:01
F4 Corsair/Phantom?

BEagle
12th Jul 2004, 16:28
I don't think that even a politician could confuse those two....

But you're partly right!

Archimedes
12th Jul 2004, 17:02
Well, MacNamara confused the F4H Phantom and the F-110 Spectre (leading to the post-1962 nomenclature for US aircraft), believing them to be two different aircraft.

So assuming that the Phantom is the right beast, are we referring to the pre- or post- 1962 designation as being the one that was shared (i.e. F4H or F-4)?

If the post-1962 designation is the shared one, then lateral (and wrong) thinking suggests maybe the Boeing F4B?

:confused:

Saab Dastard
12th Jul 2004, 17:05
Boeing F4B (Boeing P12 to the USAAF), or F4 Wildcat?

With F4-U Corsair

SD

Hey Archi, we both thought of the Boeing at the same time!

BEagle
12th Jul 2004, 17:21
Archimedes almost has it.......

Wunper
12th Jul 2004, 20:22
You have to be the A-4 Skyhawk that shared the same decks with the F-4 Phantom!

Failing that the F4D Skyray as opposed to the F-4D Phantom

Are you allowed two stabs for the price of one?

Wunper:ok:

BEagle
12th Jul 2004, 21:09
Which are you going to plump for?

Wunper
12th Jul 2004, 21:16
Well the Skyhawk would have shared the decks with the Phantom for a longer time than the Skyray , thereby exposing it to more opportunity for being misidentified by "air minded" politicians!

Skyhawk!

W

Archimedes
12th Jul 2004, 21:44
Whereas I'd have leaned the Skyray (on the grounds of the similar designation and having rejected the Curtiss F4C in the process...).

However, I don't think that the Skyray and Phantom ever went to sea aboard the same carrier and thus shared the same deck.

Tim Inder
12th Jul 2004, 23:57
Whilst we're on the theme of American carrier-borne aircraft wtih the number 4 in their designations; what about the AD-4 Skyraider? (later changed to A1-H)

Archimedes
13th Jul 2004, 00:48
Or the A-4D Skyhawk - the Skyhawk that didn't exist to prevent confusion with the AD-4?


I think the AD-6 was the A-1H (the AD-5 was the A-1E, and the rather illogical letter designation applied to rebuilds of the F-8 didn't apply to the 'Spad')

BEagle
13th Jul 2004, 07:08
Achimedes, close enough. The F4 so confused MacNamara (he couldn't work out that the two F4s, the Skyray and the Phantom, were totally different ac) that in 1962 the revised designation scheme came into being. The two F4Ds both used USN decks, though admittedly not together.

Last 'Ford' was operated by NACA/NASA, retiring in 1969. Must have been fun to fly with a spectacular rate of climb - and was a real interceptor unsullied by being used for much in the way of air-to-mud work.

You have the helm....

Wunper
13th Jul 2004, 12:38
"The two F4Ds both used USN decks, though admittedly not together."

which therefore is not the same as

"I shared the same designation and decks"

Refereeeee!?

Wunper:D

BEagle
13th Jul 2004, 13:23
Any runway used by the USN is always a 'deck'....so, tough udder but Archy was first!

;)

Wunper
13th Jul 2004, 13:29
First pop at this lets see if its in the right sort of mindset....

I was a flying boat, a light aircraft and a helicopter.

BEagle
13th Jul 2004, 13:42
Actually, you were more correctly an amphibian, a light aircraft and a helicopter, Mr Widgeon!

Archi's go!!

Wunper
13th Jul 2004, 13:48
:mad: Strewth B! Out for a Duck so to speak

Over to you Archi

W

Archimedes
13th Jul 2004, 20:00
Ok...

I wore a woggle in Latin America.

treadigraph
13th Jul 2004, 22:29
That's a new one on me - a Dib Dib Dib...

Scout? Not Westland or Bellanca... Hmmm...

Wunper
14th Jul 2004, 06:33
Would I be correct in thinking that this woggle wearing was not your usual line of business?

W

Archimedes
14th Jul 2004, 07:19
Wunper, as treadigraph notes, woggles are customary business apparell for your Scout!

Wunper
14th Jul 2004, 08:08
Do you have a "T" tail?

Saab Dastard
14th Jul 2004, 16:15
But then woggles are worn by beavers and cubs (and brownies, rainbows and guides too, I suppose).

Dear oh dear, I'm now starting to think of Brazilian Beavers - or is that a contradiction in terms :D

SD

Archimedes
14th Jul 2004, 20:34
No 'T' tail.

Not from Brazil.

Although (part of) my name is Latin American, I am not from the Americas.

LowNSlow
17th Jul 2004, 04:00
Archimedes Are you military?

Archimedes
17th Jul 2004, 21:31
I am indeed a military type.

(well, the aeroplane is )

LowNSlow
18th Jul 2004, 11:39
Are you pre-WW2, WW2 or post-WW2?

Archimedes
18th Jul 2004, 21:31
Most definitely pre-WW2.

John Farley
18th Jul 2004, 22:17
Have you more than two wings?

Archimedes
18th Jul 2004, 22:26
I'm a good, old-fashioned biplane.

Bre901
18th Jul 2004, 22:54
Found 4 WWI biplanes named "Scout", but none has a South American name :{

Archimedes
18th Jul 2004, 23:07
I'm an interwar type, Bre.

There were very few of me, but I was highly regarded by my pilots.

Wunper
19th Jul 2004, 06:31
Is your powerplant liquid cooled?

W

Archimedes
19th Jul 2004, 19:37
No, I'm air cooled....

Bre901
19th Jul 2004, 20:56
Are you the Vickers Type 143 "Bolivian Scout" per chance ?

Wunper
19th Jul 2004, 21:18
Are you a product of Weybridge operating in Bolivian warpaint?

Too quick on the draw for me there Bre, well done

Archimedes
20th Jul 2004, 09:46
:ok: You have control, Bre.....


(for brief details of the war career of the six aircraft, see here (http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v1/v1n3/chaco.html))

Bre901
20th Jul 2004, 12:21
Thanks Archimedes

I had a long and windy career.

PS : I'll be off for internet-free holidays starting at the end of the week, this means that the answer will be posted here Friday morning, unless someone finds out before, of course.

LowNSlow
20th Jul 2004, 13:20
Are you the Westland Whirlwind helicopter Bre ?

Bre901
20th Jul 2004, 13:51
LowNSlow

No, that would have been too easy ;)

LowNSlow
20th Jul 2004, 14:02
I guessed as much as I hit the return key ;)

How about Auster (a light Southerly wind in Roman terms)??

Saab Dastard
20th Jul 2004, 14:09
By the same token I suppose Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest are also too easy? As is Tornado

Or is it to do with windy like winding around something - snakes, for instance. Airacobra?

SD

Just thought of Chinook!

(and I don't think there was a Fairey F*rt) ;)

Bre901
20th Jul 2004, 15:24
LowNSlow & Saab Dastard

None of those, and not winding like a snake.

Yet, there is the start of some kind of faint clue in one of SD's propos@ls ;)

Saab Dastard
20th Jul 2004, 16:09
Ah, of course, the Fairey Flatulence!

:D

SD

Bre901
20th Jul 2004, 16:56
SD
this is just "the start of some kind of faint clue" ;)

Out of sheer curiosity, which Fairey hairyplane got this so poetic nickname ? I tried some Googling, but to no avail.

Saab Dastard
20th Jul 2004, 17:25
I'm afraid I just made it up!!

It seemed so ... right!

Peter Barron
20th Jul 2004, 17:32
SD.

Is the Fairey Flatulence the same sort of aircraft as the Bristol Botty Burp, ie both used for the same thing !!!!;) .

Peter.

Bre901
22nd Jul 2004, 10:13
Clues of the day (answer posted tomorrow morning) :

Military, post WW2

NinjaBill
22nd Jul 2004, 14:57
Are you the WC-130 Weather research aircraft?

NinjaBill

Bre901
22nd Jul 2004, 15:10
Sorry, no

BEagle
22nd Jul 2004, 19:53
Le Fouga CM 175 Zephyr avec 35 years of service, perhaps?

Bre901
22nd Jul 2004, 20:10
No, a few years more.

but I fink zat we 'ave anozer clue in zere :ok:

Archimedes
22nd Jul 2004, 20:39
Dassault Ouragan?

Bre901
22nd Jul 2004, 20:56
Wasn't aware it had a long career. ;)

Archimedes
22nd Jul 2004, 21:45
I was thinking of those sold on to El Salvador in the 1970s, and which were still flying (just!) in the early 1980s. Some were still in reserve in 1999, I believe (according to, I think, World Air Power Journal from about that time) - hence my (wrong) guess!

Saab Dastard
22nd Jul 2004, 21:46
Are you a Vampire?

Ah pardon, monsieur, c'est a dire un Sud-Est 535 MISTRAL?

M. SD

BEagle
22nd Jul 2004, 22:09
Non. Je pense que vous etes le Breguet Alize (c'est a dire << Tradewind >> pour les Rosbifs!).

http://www.vectorsite.net/avalize.html

Bre901
23rd Jul 2004, 08:31
And Ze winner is (once again) Mr BEagle :ok:

The link he very gracefully provided (the very one I was intending to provide) explains one of the clues.

More than 40 years in service, not bad indeed

Off to the mountains for a week. Over to you Mr BEagle

BEagle
23rd Jul 2004, 09:34
Tiens!

I could have given my air force a sting, but I don't think my navy would have needed me!

Whee...whee...whee...whee!!

Biggles Flies Undone
23rd Jul 2004, 09:59
Hornet (or something longer to fill in enough letters)

LowNSlow
23rd Jul 2004, 10:08
Are you the Tsetse, the Mosquito variant with a whoomping cannon in the front?

BEagle
23rd Jul 2004, 12:29
Neither Hornet, Mosquito, Moskito nor Tsetse!

My smaller brother was named after the weapon used by a famous historical member of my nation!

LowNSlow
23rd Jul 2004, 13:38
BEagle is your brother the Beech Queen Air Excalibur 800? That would make you the Beech King Air???

BEagle
23rd Jul 2004, 13:49
No, I'm European....

And the weapon in question was not a sword/sabre/scimitar or similar choppy-choppy thing...

dodgylanding
23rd Jul 2004, 16:35
Would you be Swiss?


N-20 Aiguillon (Sting)

and your smaller scale brother the Arbalete (Crossbow)

BEagle
23rd Jul 2004, 18:07
Mais d'accord, I was indeed the N-20 from the land of yoghourt, mauve cows and cuckoo clocks:
http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n2/switzers.html

Vous avez control!

dodgylanding
26th Jul 2004, 07:50
Sorry about the delay.......

But here we go...


Definitely Dame Edna's favourite aeroplane!

Wunper
26th Jul 2004, 08:03
Parnall Possum, mayhap?


W

dodgylanding
26th Jul 2004, 08:13
Absolutely


1923 postal* triplane with a single engine buried in the fuselage, and twin props on the centre wings.

http://www.britishaircraft.co.uk/aircraftpage.php?ID=538


Your turn!




*since when did Postman Pat need front and rear lewis guns? Is Greendale really that rough?

Wunper
26th Jul 2004, 11:11
Ok

My namesake was the star of a childrens puppet show

Peter Barron
26th Jul 2004, 14:13
Tempest, as in Troy Tempest in Stingray.

Anything could happen in the next half hour, dum diddle dum diddle dum diddle dum:D

Peter.

Archimedes
26th Jul 2004, 14:17
Or Fireball as in Ryan FR-1 Fireball and Fireball XL5 if we're not talking about the puppets....?

Silas Blattner
26th Jul 2004, 14:22
Naaah, it's "I wish I was a spaceman in Fireball XL 5" - as in Ryan.

It was of a suitable level for me - but Archi beat me.

The spaceship wasn't the star ?

BEagle
26th Jul 2004, 15:29
Supermarine Sooty?


(Or should that be Supermarionation....?)

dodgylanding
26th Jul 2004, 15:41
Hawker Hector?


Douglas Dougal?
Fairey Florence?


Bae Brian? :D

Wunper
26th Jul 2004, 16:50
dodgylanding , you are correct but guilty of carpet bombing , nominate one at a time please:E

You have the chair

W

dodgylanding
27th Jul 2004, 07:05
In my defence, I was sure it was the Tempest.

Who'd have thought there was a Bae Brian?


Right then.

My dad was on his summer holidays when I was conceived.

LowNSlow
28th Jul 2004, 05:53
Was your dad Barnes Wallace?

dodgylanding
28th Jul 2004, 07:02
Nope.

Not Barnes Wallis. Of that general era though.

NinjaBill
28th Jul 2004, 10:08
Is my dad A V Roe?

dodgylanding
28th Jul 2004, 10:30
Not A V Roe either


Neither he nor Barnes Wallis were up early enough!

Biggles Flies Undone
28th Jul 2004, 14:08
Reginald Mitchell?

dodgylanding
28th Jul 2004, 15:25
No

Dad's holiday was a bit more enforced than Uncle Reggie's

And some time after.

Gary Halliday
28th Jul 2004, 19:06
Are you a Russian ?

Tvoi Papa arestant majet biet ?

Wunper
28th Jul 2004, 20:53
Are you the "Colditz Cock" Glider by any chance?

W

NinjaBill
28th Jul 2004, 21:10
Are you a creation of AnTupalov, from the period where he was on holiday in Siberia, which would be somewhere between 1937 and 1938.

Making you possibly the TU-2 bomber?

NB

dodgylanding
29th Jul 2004, 06:56
Not Russian

Not Colditz glider

Dad did do time though, but I'm from his time on probation, rather than inside.

Archimedes
29th Jul 2004, 16:01
HA-200 Saeta?

(Yes, yes, this needs to be 15 characters long....)

dodgylanding
29th Jul 2004, 16:30
That's me!

Dad is Willi Messerschmitt.


http://www.eads.net/frame/lang/en/1024/xml/content/OF00000000400004/5/17/543175.html

Over to you, Mr A

Wunper
30th Jul 2004, 06:51
Very interesting one that Dodgyldg


W

dodgylanding
30th Jul 2004, 07:27
Hi W

Must admit I didn't even know of its existence until looking for an interesting/obscure aircraft for this thread. Found the Saeta, then found the EADS website.

Interesting mirror of the piston Provost/JP/Strikemaster progression.


DL

Archimedes
30th Jul 2004, 21:05
I was the first of my type, with a foreign father and a link to Prospero...

Final 3 Greens
30th Jul 2004, 21:53
Are you a Hawker Hurricane, 1st RAF monoplane fighter, (father Harry Hawker, Australian), same family as the Tempest, also the title of Shakespeares play featuring Prospero?

Archimedes
30th Jul 2004, 22:19
Not me!

(although that's actually a much better answer to the clue than the aircraft I'm thinking of!)

Saab Dastard
31st Jul 2004, 09:46
How about the Stearman Ariel A?

I was going to suggest Henson and Stringfellow Ariel of 1843, but both of them were English.

But more likely the Sud-Ouest SO-1120 "Ariel III" - first French jet-powered helicopter.

Archimedes
31st Jul 2004, 19:52
And that's another better answer, but not me!

I was rather warlike, and my owners were very proud of me because I was their first baby to go this quickly...

LowNSlow
1st Aug 2004, 04:01
Archimedes are you the Bristl Blenheim by any chance?

Archimedes
1st Aug 2004, 18:48
'fraid not.

I'm jet propelled...

LowNSlow
2nd Aug 2004, 13:59
The Gloster Meteor perchance?

Archimedes
2nd Aug 2004, 15:13
No, I'm later than that.

I'm not British either (or American!).

Wunper
2nd Aug 2004, 16:53
Are you Kurt Tanks' HAL HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber?

W

Archimedes
2nd Aug 2004, 20:15
Bingo!

Hindustan (http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/Aircraft/Marut1.html) Marut (http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/Aircraft/Marut2.html) details in these two links

Over to you, Wunper.:ok:

Wunper
2nd Aug 2004, 21:19
Ok here goes

I had a few novel landing gear configurations in my short life but my father was famous for several much more profound contributions to aviation

NinjaBill
3rd Aug 2004, 10:37
Are you the Europa kit aircraft?

NB

Saab Dastard
3rd Aug 2004, 10:53
Me 163 Komet? Dolly, skid, tricycle gear?

SD

Wunper
3rd Aug 2004, 11:24
NJB 'fraid not, far too recent

SD on the right lines with the landing gear but,, No


W

Saab Dastard
3rd Aug 2004, 11:58
Military?

German?

WWII?

Piston?

Wunper
3rd Aug 2004, 13:25
Primarily Military but demonstrated as Civil

Not German

Not WWII

Piston

Saab Dastard
3rd Aug 2004, 15:13
Amphibious?

British?

Pre-WWII?

Wunper
3rd Aug 2004, 19:02
SD


No (Just about everything but though!)

No (although I got involved in politics in GB)

Yes!

dodgylanding
4th Aug 2004, 10:13
Lockheed Hudson/Electra?

Dad being Clarence Johnson, British politics in that it was the first non-British aircraft in the RAF?

Damned if I can figure out the landing gear though...

Saab Dastard
4th Aug 2004, 12:55
So -

American?

Between the wars?

Single engine?

Wunper
4th Aug 2004, 14:14
Dgldg Nope

SD Yes Yes Yes

Saab Dastard
4th Aug 2004, 19:03
Wunper,

SD Yes Yes Yes

I wish that's what women said! :D

Back to the serious stuff...

Are you a GeeBee sportster?

Belay that last,

Shirley you must be the Piper Cub! (and stop calling me surely)

SD

Wunper
4th Aug 2004, 20:36
SD

I predated the GB racers by about 10 years

I'm not a Cub

My creator has patents flying in just about every aircraft in the world

Saab Dastard
4th Aug 2004, 21:06
Curtiss, then - but which one...

Jenny?

CoodaShooda
5th Aug 2004, 03:55
Something from the Sperry stable?

Wunper
5th Aug 2004, 06:40
SD Not Curtiss but very closely related to my creator, Glenn Curtiss taught him to fly

CS You are very warm indeed (well you would have to be in Darwin)and I like the play on "stable"!

dodgylanding
5th Aug 2004, 10:59
British Politics...

In terms of my chosen field of endeavour,

and also my preferred engine?

Saab Dastard
5th Aug 2004, 12:41
From the clues you've given, it must be Lawrence Sperry.

His M-1 Messenger "landed" on an airship by attaching a hook on it's upper wing to a trapeze suspended from the D-3 Army Air Service airship in the first successful contact between an airplane and an airship while in flight.

SD

Wunper
5th Aug 2004, 14:21
SD I am indeed a Sperry Messenger you are in the Chair!

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/sperrymes.htm


DGLDG

Ref the British politics:

Lawrence Sperry used Messenger G-EBIJ to campaign for both the Conservatives and the Liberals in 1923 shortly before losing his life in it whilst enroute to Holland 13/12/1923

Here's the book ref

Gyro! : The life and times of Lawrence Sperry
By: William W Davenport
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1978.
ISBN: 0684157934

W

Saab Dastard
5th Aug 2004, 15:33
Good one, Wunper - we had to work hard for that. :ok:

This is so corny it sounds like it'll give you the hump!

LowNSlow
8th Aug 2004, 04:20
Surely the Sopwith Camel would be too obvious?

Saab Dastard
8th Aug 2004, 10:52
Yes, it is too obvious, and stop calling me Shirley ;)

SD

pigboat
8th Aug 2004, 14:22
Boeing 747??
Don't come much humpier than that. ;)

Simtech
8th Aug 2004, 15:40
Curtis C-46 Commando??
Used to fly over the Hump (Himalayas) during WW2.

Saab Dastard
8th Aug 2004, 17:15
Simtech and pigboat -

Sorry gentlemen, neither of those.

SD

Archimedes
8th Aug 2004, 21:31
Henri Mignet HM-3 Dromedary?

pigboat
8th Aug 2004, 22:29
PZL Dromedar???

Saab Dastard
9th Aug 2004, 11:18
Pigboat,

Affirm, the PZL-Mielec M 18 Dromader cropduster is wot I is!

Over to you.

pigboat
11th Aug 2004, 01:06
Oops! Just noticed I'd guessed correctly. :O

Ok, I'm kind of new at this.
I began on the drawing board as royality, but entered production as something more mundane.

CoodaShooda
11th Aug 2004, 07:24
Are you amphibious?

pigboat
11th Aug 2004, 12:55
I certainly could be.

Wunper
11th Aug 2004, 13:24
Do you have 4 engines?

pigboat
11th Aug 2004, 18:16
No. Just the one.

treadigraph
11th Aug 2004, 22:46
Were you born in Southampton?

CoodaShooda
11th Aug 2004, 23:35
Do your early models have a radial engine?

pigboat
12th Aug 2004, 01:53
Treadigraph no, Cooda yes.

CoodaShooda
12th Aug 2004, 03:10
T'wouldn't be the venerable DH Beaver would it?

pigboat
12th Aug 2004, 15:42
Close, but no seegar. :D

dodgylanding
13th Aug 2004, 07:05
Fairchild Argus/Forwarder?

DL

pigboat
13th Aug 2004, 15:30
No and no.

Silas Blattner
13th Aug 2004, 22:13
The DHC-3 --- originally the King Beaver ?.

pigboat
14th Aug 2004, 02:01
That's the one. :ok:
DHC-3 Otter aka the stoneboat.
It's all yours.

Silas Blattner
14th Aug 2004, 10:56
Named after a philanthropist and kid's babble. It came second.

LowNSlow
28th Aug 2004, 08:54
Are you an American 30's air racer?

Silas Blattner
28th Aug 2004, 13:12
30s - yes just.

air racer - no, but a competitor none the less.

American - no, but the winner was.