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The SSK
14th Aug 2013, 09:48
As I enter the last year of my working life, Ive been amusing myself with counting down the weeks by changing my desktop background to illustrate the numbers ticking off.

Week 47 has provided me with a cornucopia. Dakota Thunderbolt Chinook Stratojet, there may be more.

Not wanting to be predictable, I ended up with a choice between these two:
http://www.aerofiles.com/NWA-hamilton47.jpg
http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/handley_hp-47.jpg

I think Ill alternate.

If anyone would like to nominate a 46 for next week, please be my guest.

joy ride
14th Aug 2013, 10:18
A de Havilland DH 46 Dove perhaps?

Google Image Result for http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/De_Havilland_DH-104_Dove_(D-IFSA).jpg/300px-De_Havilland_DH-104_Dove_(D-IFSA).jpg (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/De_Havilland_DH-104_Dove_(D-IFSA).jpg/300px-De_Havilland_DH-104_Dove_(D-IFSA).jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Dove&h=123&w=300&sz=14&tbnid=ww44oDDwf3K1LM:&tbnh=49&tbnw=119&zoom=1&usg=__fiXazBy1ZhVsWBVM7WzJ3kl5ok4=&docid=7feKRmQIW9NZaM&sa=X&ei=p1gLUrPtCoia0AWszYD4CA&ved=0CDQQ9QEwAQ&dur=2240)

What is the plane in your bottom photo? It's a new one to me, but has a distinct Fairey look. My Dad trained as O/N in Swordfish and various others, his pilot was Laurence Olivier.

Noyade
14th Aug 2013, 10:27
Week 47 has provided me with a cornucopia. Congratulations on your impending retirement mate. :ok:

The Germans were particularly good with numbers. My mother was a devout Lutheran and we were marched into church every Sunday. Each sermon showed the impending Hymn numbers on a large board and I entertained myself by trying to match the numbers with German aircraft. Needless to say I am destined for hell.

Did you come across the Focke-Wulf Fw 47 in your week 47 quest? This should be a fun thread retirement countdown mate!

http://i42.tinypic.com/dqm9lc.jpg

Noyade
14th Aug 2013, 10:31
What is the plane in your bottom photo?Handley-Page HP 47 mate.

treadigraph
14th Aug 2013, 10:32
Another 47 is the Venerable Bell - the 47!

How about the Curtiss C-46 Commando?

DaveReidUK
14th Aug 2013, 11:11
If anyone would like to nominate a 46 for next week, please be my guest.http://www.internetage.com/rotorcraft/bolkow/bo-46_03.jpg

joy ride
14th Aug 2013, 11:11
Many thanks Noyade..."upside down" Hampden rear fuselage!

The SSK
14th Aug 2013, 11:31
How about the Curtiss C-46 Commando?

Ah yes, of course, I used to like the C-46. As a spotter, I went for years without seeing one, although there were a few around. Finally started seeing the N-reg examples used by Lufthansa for freight services into Heathrow.

Although for next week, maybe a Fred Olsen one - as an example of what happens when you put a pretty colour scheme on a brute of an aircraft.

Noyade
14th Aug 2013, 11:50
counting down the weeks by changing my desktop backgroundFor next week, with a bit of colour, the Curtiss XP-46...

http://i40.tinypic.com/zyg9lc.jpg

Allan Lupton
14th Aug 2013, 13:16
Quote joy ride:
A de Havilland DH 46 Dove perhaps?

That'll be a tough one to find a photo of!

The SSK
14th Aug 2013, 14:02
You said it, not me :ok:

By the way, last week's was a cracker (or was that a Kwacka?)

http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/takeo.n/model/ki48z.jpg

joy ride
14th Aug 2013, 14:35
Doh! In a hurry, put "DH 46" into Wiki, that's what it gave me!

DaveReidUK
15th Aug 2013, 06:51
You must include one of these at some time.Hmm. If I'm not mistaken, that's a PBV (Canso).

You might want to read post #1 again, to see how the thread works ...

MacBoero
15th Aug 2013, 07:12
A shame it isn't number 46, but CH-46 Sea Knight...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/US_Navy_030315-N-9593M-033_An_CH-46_Sea_Knight_helicopter_assigned_to_Helicopter_Combat_Suppo rt_Squadron_Eleven_(HC_11)_prepares_to_pick_up_sling_loaded_ cargo_from_the_fast_combat_support_ship_USS_Camden_(AOE_2).j pg

pigboat
15th Aug 2013, 12:39
There ya go Dave ol' buddy. So as not to affront your sensibilities I have deleted the offending shot of the pigboat.

DaveReidUK
15th Aug 2013, 14:24
Another one for next week:

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other1/fk46/fk46-1.jpg

treadigraph
15th Aug 2013, 14:40
There ya go Dave ol' buddy. So as not to affront your sensibilities I have deleted the offending shot of the pigboat.


Looked remarkably like a PBY-5 to me, would be my five week choice... Or even week 28 if you prefer to go with Consolidated's design number... :ok:

DaveReidUK
15th Aug 2013, 16:05
Looked remarkably like a PBY-5 to me, would be my five week choiceOr save it for the OP's final week, as technically it's a PBV-1A (the V indicating it's the Canadian Vickers-built version of the PBY).

John Farley
15th Aug 2013, 17:25
MacBoero

You might like to delete your pic and resize it before the mods get you!

Rev1.5
15th Aug 2013, 20:24
Handley Page H.P.46?

Handley Page H.P.46 - torpedo bomber (http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/handley_hp-46.php)

The SSK
16th Aug 2013, 09:08
Handley Page H.P.46?

Excellent - except the only pic I could find (the one in your link) doesn't fit on my desktop - it ends up all squashed laterally.

Thanks Piggy, the Cat will most certainly feature, somewhere around next June. Probably my second favourite aeroplane, after the one from two weeks ago (think 049).

Thanks for all the other suggestions too. Right now the Fred Olsen C-46 is the front runner.