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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 4th Nov 2006, 17:27
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Not a UTVA-75, similar configuration though. Approximately 300 examples of the mystery plane were built.
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Fuji FA-200-180 perhaps?
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Old 5th Nov 2006, 00:18
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YES! Six stars for you! (insert Subaru's logo) It is indeed the Fuji 200 "Aero Subaru". One of the few Subarus without AWD. You have control, sir.

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Old 5th Nov 2006, 09:29
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Many thanks. This one goes back a few years.

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Eeet iz zee SVA-5 I sink?




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Nessun problema. È la giusta risposta. Avete controllo.
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Thanks Mel.
The type shouldn't be too hard, but anyone who identifies this famously laggardly machine which was used for an exceptional booze transportation gets extra points.


Flown by a couple of heroes in anyone's book.
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I did think it was the New Standard D-25, NC150M, which was caught smuggling in booze from Canada during prohibition and was seized by the FBI. But the cockpit instrumentation is not correct.
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Old 6th Nov 2006, 22:29
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A De Havilland/Airco D.H.9 perhaps?

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The man from the Badlands Alberta has the type, sorry Mel, the booze transportation was a far greater distance than merely one continent - this was halfway around the world for a bottle of Peter Dawson whisky. Anyone care to share the story, while evansb takes control?
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D.H.9s flew at least three long-distance flights of note. On Feb.4 1920,
Col. P. van Ryneveld and Capt. C. Quintin-Brand departed England for South Africa in a Vimy, but crashed twice. The replacement aircraft was a D.H.9 that completed the trip, arriving safely in Cape Town on March 20.

The England to Australia air-race began in December of 1919, the last entry being a D.H.9, G-EAQM. With the sponsors initials "P.D." written on the fuselage, they departed Hounslow on January 8, 1920. After an incredible 208 days, it was the last to arrive at Darwin on August 2nd. Pilots Lt. Ray Parer and Lt. John McIntosh were greeted as heroes. After enduring such an arduous voyage, I wonder if any of their sponsors spirits completed the trip..

The first trans-canada flight was completed by Capt. G.A. Thompson in a D.H.9A on Oct.17, 1920. The relay flight commenced in Halifax on Oct 7 using a Fairey seaplane and a Curtiss HS-2L flying boat. At Winnipeg, of three D.H.9As entered, only one, G-CYBF completed the remaining 1160 miles through the Rockies and onto Vancouver.

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 02:32
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Thanks evansb,
And here's the restored, stored aircraft in the Australian War Memorial Annex.

The aircraft was significantly rebuilt / repaired en-route (including a doubled Overland car radiator pair) but the bottle of Peter Dawson's whisky was handed over, full original (my underline):
The fliers left Hounslow on 8 January 1920, and 208 days later arrived in Darwin on 2 August. They were officially welcomed at Flemington racecourse, Melbourne, on 31 August, but what happened during the preceding 237 days is all but incomprehensible. They had made the first of their innumerable forced landings soon after leaving England, and their last at Culcairn, New South Wales. As they struggled from one disaster to another they left a trail of broken propellers, smashed undercarriages, damaged tail-skids, ruined radiators, crumpled wings, and bent fuselages. Their engine had twice caught fire, a vicious down-draught had almost forced the aircraft into the smouldering crater of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, and they had had to fight off Arabs in the Syrian desert. Finance was such a problem that Parer and McIntosh undertook advertising flights in Calcutta, and embellished their aircraft with slogans ranging from tea to whisky.
In spite of their astounding vicissitudes, Parer and McIntosh completed the first single-engine aircraft flight from England to Australia—and the first symbolic freight flight in the form of a bottle of PD Whisky delivered to Prime Minister W. M. Hughes. The aviators were each presented with a £500 cheque and an Air Force Cross. Their D.H.9 aircraft was eventually presented by the government to the Australian War Memorial. C. Day Lewis commemorated their achievement in an epic poem, 'Flight to Australia', and Parer recorded their experiences in Flight and Adventures of Parer and McIntosh, by Air from England to Australia (Melbourne, 1921, 1986).
From: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110137b.htm

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Here is the next cockpit.


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Old 7th Nov 2006, 02:50
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Supermarine Walrus.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum's ex-Irish Air Corps example, L2301.

(As an author of a Walrus book I couldn't let it go by... )
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It is indeed a Walrus.

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 05:11
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Thanks.

It is that Walrus too, as there are three surviving Walruses, and one Seagull V, and it's a modern photo. Seagull V VH-ALB / A2-4 in the RAF Museum has a different panel, HD874 was recently restored and on display in the RAAF Museum, with a newer looking panel, and Solent Sky's W2718 / G-RNLI is not yet fitted with its panel.

I don't think we've had this one yet:

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Boomerang?
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 22:37
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Boomerang is correct.

It is Matt Denning's airworthy CAC Boomerang now with the Temora Aviation Museum.

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Old 8th Nov 2006, 10:18
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Gosh I actually got one right.

JDK can I hand it back to you until I work out how to put a picture in here?
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Well, I just happen to have another to hand:



We may have had this type before, but I don't think we've had this particular example. It is a very historic aircraft, particularly due to recent work - extra points for which actual aircraft and why it's now even more of a historic artefact.
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