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What Cockpit? MK V

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Not the Harvard/Texan, although from the US and similar vintage.
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 17:12
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Grumman Avenger?
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 18:01
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Not any of the Grumman stable
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 19:31
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Curtiss-Wright CW-21?
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 19:48
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Nor by Curtis-Wright. More conventional than the CW-21, although innovative in a number of respects when new.
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 20:24
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Brewster XF2A-2 Buffalo “The Peanut Special” perhaps?
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 21:04
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Nor a Brewster (and as mentioned earlier, this is not a single seater) although we are hunting around the right period.
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Are we in the right country though? I will suggest the Vought SB2U Vindicator.
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 23:00
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Douglas Dauntless?

If not....

Was this a carrier borne aircraft?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 00:44
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The 3-seater Douglas TBD-1 Devastator.

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 07:01
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Evansb had it - if I had replied earlier confirming Douglas, carrier borne but not the Dauntless, windriver might have beaten him to the tape.

Evansb, you have control.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 10:18
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Fitter2.. whilst we're waiting for the next challenge would you mind posting the full version of your challenge image if you have one... even now I know what it was it's still difficult to visualise the view.
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Fitter2's challenge

Thanks Fitter2. A stimulating challenge! I enjoyed the the research, and your comments regarding the possibility of windriver beating me to the tape truly inspire me to improve my acumen.
Here is the next What Cockpit?:

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 13:48
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Junkers Ju52 -1M ?
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Just a wild guess, the 1936 Stinson Model A Tri-Motor?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 16:06
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In the spirit of 3 engines I'll go for the Ford Trimotor....

May seem an odd question but what marks this out as a three engined aircraft? The "throttle??" levers or some instruments perhaps?
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I think it is the throttle levers,however the convention looks wrong ie I always thought it was red for port green for starboard.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 16:53
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Sorry mates, not a Stinson, Junkers, nor a Ford.
The engine control binnacle is non-standard. The teal coloured control is for the propeller pitch, the central pewter handle is the throttle, and the red knob is for the mixture.

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 17:02
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The instruments suggest to me that it is a single engine, the levers being Throttle, mixture and pitch. Looking at the placards suggests English speaking origins.
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Fokker F7 or VIIa?
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