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Old 29th Dec 2006, 15:22
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Sorry not the Night Hawk Aviate1138.

More clues:
I will say the Pemberton-Billing PB 31E has two more sets of wings than the challenge above.
Don't let the confined cockpit fool you into thinking this is a small plane.
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Old 29th Dec 2006, 16:58
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You say it has two sets of wings less than the Night Hawk. So it is a biplane possibly with multi-engines. The enclosed cockpit puts it circa 1920-25 perhaps. Judging by writing on the control locks built in the UK/USA? If it has a workbench in the aircraft would indicate possibly a flying boat?
I think it may well be the Short Sarafand.

In fact I am certain it is the Short Sarafand first flew August 1932 and scrapped at Felixstowe in 1936.

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Old 29th Dec 2006, 23:05
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Correct

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You say it has two sets of wings less than the Night Hawk. So it is a biplane possibly with multi-engines. The enclosed cockpit puts it circa 1920-25 perhaps. Judging by writing on the control locks built in the UK/USA? If it has a workbench in the aircraft would indicate possibly a flying boat?
I think it may well be the Short Sarafand.

In fact I am certain it is the Short Sarafand first flew August 1932 and scrapped at Felixstowe in 1936.
Nice deduction work MReyn24050.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 00:17
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Thanks Akubra.
I must admit your clues certainly helped, the tandem cockpit threw me at first.
I am sure this one will not last long.

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Old 30th Dec 2006, 01:26
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I'm jumping up and down because I think I know what it is! But as I 've got nothing to post in exchange, I'll shut up. I must say that I'm continually amazed by the knowledge of obscure cockpits posted in this section.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 09:01
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Don't be daft. Go ahead and have a go.
It doesn't matter that you have nothing to post. Somebody will pick up the thread.

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Old 30th Dec 2006, 10:36
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As Clint says please do not hold back if you know what it is have a go. Someone will always post a challenge if you are unable too. Clint started this great thread some 550 cockpits ago.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 17:17
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Thanks, Cliff & Mel, I wasn't sure of the etiquette. I've had second thoughts about my identification. The transparency framework suggested the Me264 but a little research this afternoon shows otherwise: the control column is cranked from the other side and there's an instrument console just forward of it. So, no cigar for me...
I'm pretty sure it's German, though.
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No problem. This one is not a German aircraft, unfortunately the first photograph does not include the panel the following photo is of the panel part of which is in the original photo top right corner.

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Old 30th Dec 2006, 20:49
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I don't have access to the list of cockpits already featured, but isn't this the HE 111?
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Sorry not the HE 111,similar but this one was not built in Germany.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 21:08
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Presumably a CASA 2111 then?
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Not the CASA 2111. I apologise if these shots have led one down the wrong path, hopefully this third photograph will make things clearer. It is the same aircraft type. It was not my intention to mislead.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 22:24
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No worries Mel! I haven't got a clue though!

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Thanks Treadders.
If it helps it was around the same era as the HE 111. It was also a twin engined aircraft and I believe that some 200 were built.
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Old 31st Dec 2006, 16:01
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Is it Russian? perhaps the AR-2?

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It is most certainly the Arkangelski Ar2

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Old 31st Dec 2006, 18:22
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Here is another challenge. Happy New Year!


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Long shot I know but Aero L-60 SF Brigadyr perhaps?
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