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Old 16th Oct 2007, 09:10
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Sorry LowNslow, not the Hamilcar, or the CG-4A Waco. The aircraft is not a glider.
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 12:19
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Boeing XB15 / C105?
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 14:46
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Budd Conestoga?
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 15:17
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Curtiss C-76 Caravan?

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Old 16th Oct 2007, 15:45
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Is it a flying boat?
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 17:04
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Sorry mates, not a Curtiss C-76 Caravan, not a Budd Conestoga, nor a Boeing XB-15/C105. It is not a flying boat, although the aircraft has a maritime connection
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 22:17
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Guessing a 50s - 60s vintage US Navy Airship.
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 23:25
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StbdD is correct. Specifically it is a Goodyear built ZPG-2N Airship operated by the U.S. Navy. The last U.S. Navy blimp flight was on August 31, 1962. You have control.
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Old 17th Oct 2007, 11:08
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Having picture posting issues here. Open house!
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 12:18
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New Challenge

I don't feel guilty jumping in, as it's been a day, and I guessed the last was a Goodyear Blimp, but couldn't substantiate using Google.

Try this:

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Old 18th Oct 2007, 13:06
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Looks like a Naval Aircraft to me. Please check PMs
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 13:29
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PMs duly checked. Naval? - yes.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:38
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Good old Douglas A4 Skyhawk (early model at a guess- E/F?)
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 18:27
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No, not a Skyhawk (or any other Douglas product) but the correct Navy.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 19:07
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Take a stab at a Grumman product then, the later Cougar over the Panther?
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 21:59
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Neither the Cougar or the Panther, although the cat theme may get you somewhere.
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 02:16
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I think it is a Grumman F-11A-1.
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 06:45
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Correct Evansb, the last of the Grumman carrier cats, and the first jet fighter to use 'area rule' to reduce transonic drag (beating the F106 by some months).

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Old 19th Oct 2007, 06:56
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Just being picky here but
first jet fighter to use 'area rule' to reduce transonic drag (beating the F106 by some months).
As best I recall the redesign of the F102 to overcome its disappointing performance, involving the introduction of 'Whitcombe' (sp?) bodies or aerodynamic fairings on the rear fuselage was the first use of area rule. I think Whitcombe was the aerodynamicist who led the redesign team.
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 09:04
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Area Rule

Richard T. Whitcombe was the NASA aerodynamicist who developed the theory. It was taken up by Convair to modify the unsatisfactory F102 to the F106, first flight in 1955.

John Gavin's team at Grumman used the theory from the beginning of the design phase, and the F11F Tiger first flew in July 1954.

I guess getting it wrong first time, and making a big story of a successful recovery makes you more famous than doing it right the first time.

Apollo 13 is much better known than Apollo 12, landing a stone's throw from a Surveyor unmanned moon lander and bringing back parts of it.
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