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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 15th Sep 2007, 08:53
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Sorry about that - it was done in haste in an attempt to keep the flow going. If you could post again the ref to the list so far I'll check back and see what I can find. In the meantime may I suggest "any other takers...?"
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Old 15th Sep 2007, 12:07
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What Cockpits presented

Here is the latest list. I hope this works.
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http://www.geocities.com/artificer35...07.html?200728

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Old 15th Sep 2007, 14:59
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I couldn't find this one on Mel's list, so here is the next challenge:
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 17:06
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Clue: Many pilots 'made ace' on this aeroplane.
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 17:16
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OK, I'll bite...Sopwith Camel (not on list, surprisingly) perhaps a replica?
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 17:34
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Hawker Hart? If correct, open house.
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How about the SE5A? Possibly a replica without the normal control column and triggers.

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Old 16th Sep 2007, 19:10
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Spot on Mel. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5. Over to you. Here is a shot of the one at Shuttleworth:
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 19:19
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Next Challenge

Thanks Bri.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 09:14
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I will have to ask a question if I may Mel?
Did it carry torpedo?
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Akubra

No, this one was not a torpedo carrier. I posted a link to the latest list at Post #2643, I hope it works.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 12:05
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Yes the link works well thanks Mel! http://us.share.geocities.com/artifi...it.html?200715
Thats over 800 cockpits identified
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 12:37
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Is this a Bristol prototype instructional airframe?
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It is a Bristol aircraft but not an instructional airframe.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 13:28
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Bristol Bloodhound?
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 13:39
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You have it Bri. It is the Bristol Bloodhound.

The Bristol Type 84 Bloodhound turned down by the Ministry in favour of the DeHavilland Dormouse nevertheless went on to prove the worthiness of the Jupiter engine.
The Bloodhound prototype returned to Filton for overhaul, it received civil registration and to prove the strength of the airframe but more particularly the reliability of Fedden's engine two Imperial Airways pilots Col F F Minchin and Capt F L Barnard flew the aircraft from Croydon to Filton with the engine sealed. From January 4th until the 8th March 1926 they logged 25,074 miles in 225 hours and 45 minutes. The engine ran faultlessly throughout and Imperial Airways to prove its hot weather ability flew G-EBGG from Croydon to Cairo and back, taking 56 hours for the 5,400 mile trip. They had a few problems with desert landing strips but again none with the airframe or the engine. The Jupiter engine went on to become the most used engine of any manufacturer. The aircraft was later used to test the geared Jupiter VIII using a four balde propellor until finally scrapped in 1931.

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Old 17th Sep 2007, 14:29
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Thanks Mel. Unusual photo you posted, quite rare I would imagine. I was uncertain if it was a Bloodhound because a book I have said it had two forward firing guns, and a web site said it had only one forward firing gun. The forshortening of the photo makes the wing appear very short.

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Old 18th Sep 2007, 09:27
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Is it an early Bolkow perchance?
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Sorry, not a Bolkow. This aircraft was designed in the 1960s, but serial production didn't commence until the 1970s, where just over 80 examples were produced.
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 15:20
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As LowNslow suspects, it is a rotor craft, but not German, nor is it European.
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