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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 18th Jan 2007, 15:42
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Sorry, not the Hughes H-1. The mystery aircraft is from the 1950s.
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 15:58
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More hints: The aircraft lost out on a design competition for the U.S. armed forces. Only 20 were produced, most going to the Saudia Arabian Air Force. Only 3 aircraft remain, all on the U.S. registry.
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 17:06
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Temco YT-35 'Buckaroo' perhaps?
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 17:21
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Spot on Mel! Over to you.

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Old 19th Jan 2007, 17:54
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Many thanks, that was a great challenge. I apologise for the quality of this photograph but I am sure it will not last as long as yours.

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Old 20th Jan 2007, 17:04
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Is it a flying boat?
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Old 20th Jan 2007, 17:29
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This one was not a flying boat or seaplane. It was european though.
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 00:55
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Based on the elaborate canopy, and vertical bracing, is it the little known Belgian Renard R-32?
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 09:47
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There is no beating you. Well done, it is indeed the Renard R-32.
The single prototype R-32 was sold to the Spanish Republicans, but remained in Belgium.

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Old 21st Jan 2007, 14:51
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Thanks Mel. That R-32 looks a bit like a Lysander. Here is one somewhat newer and not as rare.


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Old 23rd Jan 2007, 10:38
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Interesting. Cockpit Canopy similar to the SIPA Minijet but I know it isnt the cockpit of the Minijet. Same era?
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Old 23rd Jan 2007, 13:27
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This aircraft first flew in 1956. Over 600 were produced.
The engine is American, but the airframe was designed and built elsewhere.
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Old 23rd Jan 2007, 17:50
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DORNIER Do-27 perhaps?
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Old 23rd Jan 2007, 19:11
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Bugger thats just what I was gonna say. Not fast, you're last I spose
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If it is correct, which I am sure it is, then please take the honour of submitting the next challenge.

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Old 23rd Jan 2007, 19:58
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Yes Mel, you are correct! The original prototype was actually built in Spain.
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Thanks for that I will let NZDP put the next challenge up if he has one.
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Old 24th Jan 2007, 06:04
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Thanks Mel ! This one should be easy


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You are more than welcome. I think I know this one but will let someone else have a chance. Although I am probably miles away from being correct.

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Old 25th Jan 2007, 19:41
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A Miles Aerovan, or a version thereof.

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