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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 12th Jul 2007, 10:41
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sorry for the delay. To answer Windriver's question, it was not British, however not considered to be an ultralight in that sense. This one first flew late 1940s.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 17:01
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I`m guessing it's not a glider or motorglider, but looking at the levers on the left could it be this aircraft has a high mounted or rear mounted engine?

Also the canopy appears to be forward hinged..
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 17:12
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windriver you wrote:- I`m guessing it's not a glider or motorglider, but looking at the levers on the left could it be this aircraft has a high mounted or rear mounted engine?
Also the canopy appears to be forward hinged..

This aircraft does have an association with a glider so it could be described as a motorglider. the engine was mounted above the fuselage behind the cockpit. The canopy detached I believe.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 21:48
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Schneider/Grünau Motor-Baby maybe ?
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 22:39
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the incivil beast. Sorry not the Schneider/Grünau Motor-Baby.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 23:58
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Did/Does the engine retract in flight?
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 00:05
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Windriver - No the engine is a permanent fit. It could be shut down in flight to take advantage of thermals and safe fuel.
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 00:18
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Fouga CM.8 Sylphe (Cyclone).
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Sorry windriver,after all your hard work evansb comes up with the answer. It is the Fouga CM.8 Sylphe (Cyclone).
The C.M. 8R-13 Cyclone is a jet-powered version of C.M. 8-13 Sailplane. The C.M. 8R-13 had been intended to serve as a test-bed for the Turboméca Piméné light axial-flow turbo-jet engine which has a maximum static thrust of 100 kg. (220 lb.). I hope my replies to your theories did not led you off at a tangent.

Bri you have control, with that answer you have just passed cringe's score.
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 02:11
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Thank you Mel. It is indeed an honour to be in the league of a Ppruner as cringe. Here is the next What Cockpit?

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This one I do know but will let it run. Please check your PMs.
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 20:45
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Last time I saw an image like this it was during an Ishihara test...

Can`t even decide if it's a piston or a jet... so here goes with the elimination process....

Early jet two engines, not British?
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 21:30
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windriver, not a twin jet, not British. It is a single engine piston type.

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Old 13th Jul 2007, 22:08
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Couldn`t make out the object in the Isihara either.. back to the drawing board...
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 11:38
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The corrugated metal orients me towards Junkers, but that doesn't help much


some clues would be appreciated, I guess
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 14:14
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P40 Kittyhawk?
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 16:14
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Not American, so it is not a Curtiss P-40. Not German. The aircraft saw brief action in World War II, where it proved to be a good performer. Only 12 were built as the war interrupted production.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 18:17
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Only 12 were built as the war interrupted production
That rings a bell ! (see here)
Wouldn't it be the Czech Avia B135, per chance ?
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the incivil beast, sorry, not Czech, but the aircraft is quite similar to the Avia B135, as are the circumstances regarding interrupted production.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 20:04
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Nakajima Ki-116 perhaps?
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