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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 19th Aug 2007, 12:21
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This aircraft was not from the USA.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 13:08
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I am guessing at Savoia Marchetti and probably the earlier S71
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 14:36
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larssnowpharter, you are in the right neck of the woods but this one was not from the Savoia Marchetti stable.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 19:39
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Caproni Ca.133?

As an aside, Stevef guessed the Spartan Cruiser, (thread #2481). A very credible guess, I might add, as the design was based on the elegant Saro-Percival Mail Plane. Built in collaboration with Saunders-Roe, it was indeed a tri-motor aeroplane built in the 1930s.

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 20:38
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evansb scores again

Well done Bri it is the Caproni Ca.133

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 20:50
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Thanks Mel. Here is the next 'What Cockpit?'
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Old 20th Aug 2007, 17:14
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Clues: The aircraft was a bit historical, and the vehicle that towed it aloft on its first flight evokes nostalgia.
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That would be the MF2-F1 Wingless lifting body then which was towed by a Douglas C-47.
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Old 20th Aug 2007, 20:46
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Mel is correct. It is indeed the in-house built and designed Dryden/NASA
M2-F1 lifting body/glider. An engineer who worked on the Hughes Hercules flying boat assisted in the building of the M2-F1's wooden fuselage. A 1963 Pontiac was used to tow the M2-F1 aloft on its maiden flight. Chuck Yeager was one of several test pilots to fly this bird back to earth.
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Old 20th Aug 2007, 22:18
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I understand that the M2-F1 lifting body/glider also undertook some 100 air tows behind NASA's C47.
This next one will cause no problems I am sure.
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 12:35
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There's something familiar about this one, but I just can`t place it... so if it's not too early in the challenge some elimination tactics...

British, Military, 50's 2 engines...
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 12:54
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British, Military, 50's 2 engines...
but no gunsight, 'big' aircraft type controls, and some bolt on extras on the r/h side of the panel.

Wild guess...

A Gannet that has seen better days?
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This aircraft was not British, however it was a twin and originated in the 1950s.
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 16:58
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Not a Vautour by any chance?
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This aircraft is not from France,sorry.
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 18:16
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Totally clutching here... Martin B57 Canberra?
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 18:29
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Sorry but this aircraft is not from the USA either.
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 18:32
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Something about the control column makes me think 'Russian'.
(Maybe I should think again!)
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 18:55
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As they say you are getting warmer.
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 21:57
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The last Lavochkin- La250?
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