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Old 28th Jun 2007, 11:44
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OK, British blind flying panel, fuel across 3 tanks, mach meter, no canopy sealing. Late WWII? No spade type stick top

Martin Baker MB5?

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Old 28th Jun 2007, 11:48
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British: Yes
Late WW2: No
Not from the Martin stable
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 13:38
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1950's straight wing jet (Mach warning at 0.8M). Military. Panel layout looks de Haviland.

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Old 28th Jun 2007, 14:27
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Answers to your questions:-
1950's straight wing jet (Mach warning at 0.8M)? This aircraft was late 1940s early 1950s it was a straight wing aircraft but not jet aircraft in the sense you mean.
It was a Military aircraft.
The aircraft was not from the de Haviland stable.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 14:34
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Westland Wyvern?
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 14:43
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Gloster E28/39 ?
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 16:02
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Sorry paulc, kitbag has it, it is the Westland Wyvern

Kitbag you have control.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 16:03
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Short Seamew - Whoops (Wrong) simultaneous posting
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 18:01
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VMT Mel & Lars.

I have nowt to hand right now, so first come first served (again!)
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 21:12
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The aircraft has been suspended upside down in a hangar, hence the view of a skylight.

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Old 28th Jun 2007, 21:30
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Check PMs please Bri
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 12:12
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No takers? Looks like a monoplane. Possibly now a museum piece?
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 12:52
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Perhaps one of the Etrich Taube family?
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 15:22
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This is quite a challenge! Looks like a shoulder wing monoplane perhaps with a Parasol type bracing.

The Slingsby T21 has a more comprehensive instrument fit! So not even sure if it's a powered machine..

Can I just ask if it's currently a display in a public museum or simply stored in a hangar somewhere.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 15:41
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It is not from the European continent. It is a powered craft. It is on display, in a hangar, but as it is the only example extant, it does not fly.
Here is a real big clue, it was posted before but I missed seeing it listed.
The aircraft incorporated two technological firsts, one quite advanced for the time.

Yes, it is a monoplane with parasol bracing.

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Old 29th Jun 2007, 17:01
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Here is a real big clue, it was posted before but I missed seeing it listed.
Yes.. I copied the list to a text file and isolated the types I`d never heard of... got lucky on my second Google!... I won`t post the answer though.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 19:48
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As windriver knows it, and MReyn24050 knows it, combined with the fact that it has been posted before, I have decided to reveal the aircraft if it isn't identified in 24 hours.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 19:59
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In defence of Bri the aircraft which is the subject of this challenge was listed by myself in the list of aircraft presented under it's manufacturer and not it's designer by which it is sometimes identified. hence the reason for it's duplicate posting. However as Bri says the aircraft incorporated two technological firsts, one quite advanced for the time. One of which I do not think has been repeated.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 21:47
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One of which I do not think has been repeated
Does that make it a technological last as well?
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 22:40
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One of which I do not think has been repeated
Presumably the hinged fuselage?

Fascinating challenge .....
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