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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 11:19
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Quite right Akubra, ours is a T28-D ex Air America, Thai and Philippines Air Forces....you have control:



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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 11:27
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If your name is Kim, do I get a free flight?

Here is the next one...

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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 22:48
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Sorry Akubra, no free ride, I don't own the T28 shown! As for your latest challenge...Dart Kitten?
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 01:15
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How I do love this forum! I have never heard of a Dart Kitten until now. If you want an informal degree in Aviation History, this is the place!
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 08:43
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asw28-866: I always wanted to have a ride in a T-28, ever since I sprung one for my Dad on his B-Day many years ago. Cant say that Ive ever seen him jump up and punch the air like he did when that flight was over and he was grinning ear to ear for the rest of the week!
It was in the orange and white VT27 as seen below.


Heres the a different angle of your T-28 taken at the Brisbane Air show back in 2003. (Cough cough!)


Sorry to report that its not the Dart Kitten, however these two types did first take to the air around the same time.
Good Luck!
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 12:45
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clutching at very long straw...Parnall Pixie?
VH-SHT (VT27) has been out of the air for over a year now, we still operate ours out of Archerfield along with a couple of YAK-52s (my usual office). Will have an L-39 up and running in the near future



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Old 24th Sep 2007, 13:41
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Akubra's challenge.

I gave it 24 hours, how about it being this aircraft type.

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Old 24th Sep 2007, 14:03
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asw28-866: Nice! PM me when it's going to fly. I will come and have a look.
If the Warana air race is ever revived,then thats a winner!

Mel: Yes. I did find a photo of a radial or rotary<?> engined one, plus also one with a more rounded front screen.
The Mauboussin Corsaire! Seems about 60 were made starting from 1937.

Must brush up on my French as I could not find much English info about this type.

Once again, control is yours.

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Old 24th Sep 2007, 14:04
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Akubra's challenge.

Just noticed I did not name the aircraft:-
Mauboussin Corsaire.
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 14:06
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 21:11
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Is it Japanese?
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 21:37
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Mel's Challenge

Yes, it was a Japanese aircraft.
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Old 25th Sep 2007, 04:36
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Mel's challenge

Is it a Mitsubishi Ki-83?

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Old 25th Sep 2007, 04:36
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Sort of an educated guess this one, looks to be 1940's/50's and guessing at twin jet? Already know it's Japanese, so:

Nakajima Kikka?

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Old 25th Sep 2007, 10:19
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Sorry asw28-866, but evansb has beaten you to it. It is the Mitsubishi Ki-83.


You have control Bri.

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Old 25th Sep 2007, 18:01
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Thanks Mel. A good looking aircraft, the Americans got a captured Ki-83 to fly at 470 mph! Here is the next challenge:

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Old 25th Sep 2007, 18:26
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As you say Bri, the Ki-83 was an interesting aircraft. As is this one; however, not wishing to spoil it for others I will say no more other than it being another Rotary type.

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Old 26th Sep 2007, 09:00
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Ooh interesting additional control pole for the RHS, also the conventional controls seem to be out of sync. I did think maybe an Osprey variant, however I am tending towards an technology demonstrator, maybe from Bell?
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Old 26th Sep 2007, 09:28
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Keen eye Kitbag, but sorry , it is not the joint United States Army-Marine VS-22 Osprey, nor is it a Bell Company design. It is, however, a test-vehicle, as your eagle-eye was able to determine.

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Old 26th Sep 2007, 10:39
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Ho hum, well how about the spacing of the windscreen pillars pointing into the Sikorsky S70 family?
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