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Old 7th Aug 2007, 11:29
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Seeing as no one else is playing, how about a Westland-Hill Pteradactyl?
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Old 7th Aug 2007, 15:54
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Sorry Kitbag, not the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl. The mystery aircraft first flew in 1949. One is on display at a museum.

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Old 7th Aug 2007, 17:12
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Leduc 0.10 Experimental Ramjet perhaps? However, I am sure the pilot in this machine was prone!

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Old 7th Aug 2007, 18:22
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Sorry, Mel, not the Leduc 0.10. The mystery aircraft was not French, nor British. The pilot sat conventionally. The forward visibility was not quite as restricted as it seems from the photo.

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Old 7th Aug 2007, 21:40
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I'm quite sure I have seen pics of this plane (the clue being those triangular windows), is it German per chance ?
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Sorry, not German.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 05:59
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Not the Ae 50 perchance?
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 11:45
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Sorry, not the Ae.50. The mystery aircraft was single-place, of mostly wooden construction. It was civilian, of amateur design, and it was listed in Jane's All The World's Aircraft. Only one was believed to have been built.
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Following from your comments re visibility and looking at the rope handles, was the (Italian?) pilot seated in a very laid back position for normal flight, raising to a more conventional position for landing?
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The seat was in a fixed position. It is not Italian, go much farther north for the country of origin. The aircraft held a unique position for its category. Here is a view looking down on the pilot's seat. Note the small armrests. The top of the photo is towards the nose of the aircraft.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 15:51
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Has anybody out there got Janes from 1949-50. This latest challenge is doing my head in
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It is listed in the 1948 Jane's AWA, but the name of the aircraft was mispelled, and subsequently corrected in the 1950 JAWA. The aircraft was originally equipped with a French built 25-hp Poinsard engine, but due to crankcase failure, it was replaced by a U.S. built 40-hp Continental.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 16:47
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The Raab Krahe perhaps?
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:30
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Sorry Mel, not a Raab Krahe. The mystery aircraft was not a motor glider. She cruised at 145 km/h, and had a top speed of 165 km/h.
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How about the single-seat amphibian Eklund TE-1. Preserved at Finnish Aviation Museum
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Mel is correct. The Finnish designed Eklund TE-1 first took to the air on February 24, 1949, with wheels attached, so it was an amphibian. Some time during her life, the wheels and retracting mechanism were removed. It is still classified as the world's smallest flying boat.
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Thanks bri, that was a very interesting challenge. This one will not be so difficult.

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This one will not be so difficult.
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1930's French?
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You are going in the right direction. Yes French, yes early 1930s.
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Dewoitine D 503 ?
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