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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 1st Jul 2007, 14:01
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Mel's Challenge

Give that man a coconut . It is indeed the Armstrong Whitworth Scimitar

You have control

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Old 1st Jul 2007, 21:07
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Here is one for our newer ppruners:
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 03:34
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Thank you Mel. A process of elimination rather than skill, I'm afraid. After, the usual suspects had been eliminated (Gloster, Hawker, Fairey) little was left that would fit the category. It was a difficult time for purveyors of military flying machines and I think only a few Scimitars were produced.

One thing that struck me as strange about it was the position of what I assumed was the gun button; you would need a double jointed thumb to work that!
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Fokker F-28?
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asw28-866 is spot on The Rolls-Royce Spey powered F-28 it is! You have control.
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Thank you evansb. This type first flew in the same year as the F-28:



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How about the Slingsby T.53 Sailplane?
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ASK-14 first flew in 1967
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Obviously from the canopy catch one of Eugen Hanle's Libelles. Going by the vintage of the instruments, (and not being able to see if there is a flap lever) my guess is an H301
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On the other hand, since


The F28-1000 prototype, registered PH-JHG, first flew on May 9, 1967.

I'll change that to Standard Libelle H201
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 03:28
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Fitter2 has it! Welcome to Pprune & What Cockpit....The panel is indeed of an H201 Standard Libelle I owned in the UK in the early 90's:



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Next cockpit

Thanks for your welcome, ASW28. I have lurked for some time amazed at the breadth of knowledge (or aviation library) of the regulars. If I can get this picture link lark to work try this one - having researched the lists, I don't think it has previously appeared.


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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 10:44
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Some form of airship like the Zeppelin?
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ASW28s Challenge

I'll have to check and see if I have flown 518.

Delightful glider the Libelle.

3500 ft, still going up, (in the UK!) and 30 degrees of bank, and taking pics while keeping the turn centered (both hands on the camera, stick between the knees). Give that man a cigar.
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VitaminGee - no, not lighter than air.

Larssnowpharter - agree, the Libelle is delightful, although a bit tight across my shoulders. Now the LS8, or ASW28's toy are even better.
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Very interesting angle this photograph has been taken. It would appear it was taken looking up at the instrument panel, and the components,left and right, at the bottom of the photograph are the control pedals?
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 13:05
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Correct, if I interpret the photo correctly too. Any guesses to narrow the search criteria will be answered as promptly as I can.
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Cor.. it makes your brain hurt looking at this...For elimination purposes I`ll kick off with...

Single seater, piston single , 1960's, civilian.
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Single seater? No
Piston Single? Yes
1960s? Earlier.
Civilian? No
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NA 6 Harvard/Texan?
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