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Old 8th Nov 2006, 12:46
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Is that the FAA Museum's newly 'restored' Corsair?
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 16:37
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dakkg651 is correct it is a Corsair, I would say a F4U-1D Corsair or perhaps the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair Serial No. 88382 Location: Museum of Flight,
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dakkg651 is correct, with the FAAM Goodyear built Corsair FG1-A KD431 - however the word isn't 'restored' but 'conserved'. A fascinating story, with some details here: http://www.fleetairarm.com/exhibits/....asp?plane=153
In 2000 it was decided to use the Museum’s Corsair FG-1to pioneer this “whole aircraft” method of paintwork conservation. We believe this ground breaking project to be the first of its kind in the aviation Museum world.
Using techniques familiar to archaeologists and forensic scientists this project has revealed, after three years of painstaking work, a unique, time capsule aircraft. Inch by inch, layer by layer, the entire aircraft has been scrutinised, researched and carefully stripped of the paint finish applied in 1963, when the aircraft was first presented to the Fleet air Arm Museum.
THE RESULT- A Corsair in as near to totally authentic and original condition from 1944 as it is possible to achieve. Paintwork, markings, stencilling, even the scratches and wear marks from the period are all original. Of the forty of so remaining Corsairs around the world (some in flying condition, some on display in Museums) there are no known examples in their truly original condition other than the FAAM’s Corsair KD 431.
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 01:20
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Originally Posted by JDK
....the FAAM Goodyear built Corsair FG1-A KD431 - however the word isn't 'restored' but 'conserved'.
Tatty looking thing, isn't it. A spruce up and a nice shiny new coat of paint is called for, methinks!
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 08:25
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Tatty looking thing, isn't it. A spruce up and a nice shiny new coat of paint is called for, methinks!

Ah....the more original the better. Museum pieces are to sterile.
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 01:26
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"dakkg651" appears unable to post. I suggest to anyone who hasn't posted in a while, please do so.
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 03:49
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Can I play?

JDK's excluded from this one, because.......

1) He's already seen this photo, and

2) Sweet revenge for being 'banned' from some of his quizes elsewhere in the past!

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Old 10th Nov 2006, 08:00
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Hey, Mike, took your time.

Fair dos.

I know wot it is...
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 18:57
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Curtiss JN4 "Jenny" perhaps?
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 22:31
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Originally Posted by MReyn24050
Curtiss JN4 "Jenny" perhaps?
Well done, it is indeed. This is Frank Schelling's lovely Hispano-Suiza engined JN-4H, based in the Sonoma Valley. Frank's taken it to 4 airshows (including Oshkosh and, just recently, Reno) since restoration was completed in 2003, and taken the top prize each time.

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Many thanks, it certainly looks like a fantastic restoration, I can well see why it has won so many top prizes.
This one is not so old and I am sure will not last long.

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Ilyushin IL-4 (DB-3F)?
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It is indeed the Ilyushin IL-4

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Another one to research.


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Old 13th Nov 2006, 03:41
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Okay, first clue. Over 5,000 examples were produced.
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Old 13th Nov 2006, 09:28
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Eastern Block or Japanese?
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Japanese design.
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Old 13th Nov 2006, 19:35
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Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa
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Yes it is the elegant Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa, (Peregrine Falcon), Allied code-name "Oscar".

over to you..
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Thanks, evansb. This one won't last as long:

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