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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 4th Jul 2007, 18:08
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Sorry, not a Fokker. You are looking at the only flying example of the type extant. She has been restored to 9/10ths original.

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 18:43
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CF-AAM, can't remember the type.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 19:45
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pigboat, Sorry, not CF-AAM, a classic in Canada's wilderness. Here is the overhead panel of the mystery ship:
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 20:31
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I am sure this aircraft has a reverse slope windscreen, I thought it was the Boeing 247D at Seattle but found that not to be the case as I am sure this is a single engined aircraft. Therefore I will go with my other thought, it is the Vultee V-1A.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 21:21
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Mel is correct. The Vultee V-1A was aerodynamically advanced for its day, and the type participated in a few air races. You have control.
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Next Challenge

Thank you Bri, that was an interesting challenge. It was the slope of the windscreen that was the clue. I am sure this one will not last as long.

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 21:58
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Hotspur Mk III dual control military glider?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 22:06
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This aircraft was not a glider.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 08:59
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The wicker seat has the whiff of the pre war Imperial Airways Middle East services and the front seat seems to have a British standard Blind Flying panel.
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This aircraft was pre-war but not operated by Imperial Airways and it may possibly be a British standard Blind Flying panel. However the aircraft was not a British design.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 10:33
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Is this a 'boat'? It has that feel to it with the hull bowing out and the depth to the cockpit. Macchi, early/mid 30s, say the MC94?
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 12:00
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Surprisingly not a 'boat'? Not a Macchi, and it first flew mid 30s and as you say the cockpit did have depth.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 14:39
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Is the swivel seat in the left foreground the first pilot's seat?
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:13
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That is correct. It is the pilot's seat.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:25
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The Fokker F.22.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 16:07
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Even if it is not an F22, that one is added to my ever extending list of new types never before seen!
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Mel's Challenge

Evansb is correct again.. It is the Fokker F.XXII

The following is a prťcis from John Stroudís book European Transport Aircraft since 1910 published by Putnam:-
In 1935 Fokker produced the F.XXII which was really a scaled-down F.XXXVI, with four 500hp Pratt and Whitney Wasp T1D1 engines and accommodation for 32 passengers in 4 cabins. In the wing were cargo holds between the engine nacelles. Apart from the prototype aircraft PH-AJP, two others were built PH-AJQ and PH-AJR and operated by KLM. PH-AJQ only lasted a few months before it crashed at Schipol. Another aircraft SE-ABA (the aircraft in Tiger_mate's photograph) was built for the Swedish company AB Aerotransport and operated with this airline until it was lost in an accident in June 1936. The two surviving aircraft were sold to British companies before the war. PH-AJR became G-AFXR and PH-AJP became G-AFZP. In November 1939 both were equipped as navigational trainers and operated from Prestwick by Scottish Aviation. Both aircraft were impressed into service in October 1941 and became HM 159 and HM 160. HM 159 bore the names Bronosaurus and Sylvia Scarlett and was lost in the West Loch Tarbert after catching fire in the air. HM 160 survived the war and was put into commercial operation by Scottish Aviation as G-AFZP. It operated some Prestwick to Belfast services but was withdrawn late in 1947 due to lack of spares and was finally broken up in 1952.
To provide the best possible view the pilotís seats were on a raised platform, with the first pilot on the centreline and the second pilot further aft on the starboard side. The radio operator had a rearward facing seat at a lower level on the port side.
You have control Bri.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 21:04
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Thanks Mel. The F.22 is quite a remarkable pre-W.W.II design.
Here is the next cockpit:
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B17 Flying Fortress?
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 22:39
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Not a Boeing B-17.
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