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Old 28th Feb 2007, 16:10
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I would hate to be thought pedantic and more importantly I don't have any suitable cockpit photos, so paulc has control.

I was wondering what the instrument above the coaming is for?
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Thanks for that. As regards those instruments, I, like you, would also like to know. Hopefully, someone can enlighten us.
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Old 28th Feb 2007, 23:14
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Not the Short SB5.I apologise if cryptic answer led you astray. I was refering to it being an experimental/test vehicle aircraft.
Which the SB5 was (wing sweep test bed for the Lightning) hence my reply.

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Old 28th Feb 2007, 23:25
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Sorry, yes I totally agree the SB5 was an experimental aircraft. I really must think out my responses before touching the keypad.
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no suitable pics to hand so can somebody else post one - very surprised to get one almost right
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Old 1st Mar 2007, 14:39
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I've found one so I'll take back control. It shouldn't last long. It's an aircraft I've spent many hours in, but I've never seen one this well equipped!
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Is it an American Champ 8-GCBC?

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Old 2nd Mar 2007, 15:45
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That's the one, although I know it as the Bellanca Scout. The Scouts I used to fly are not far from you at Black Diamond (CEH2).



Over to you.

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Old 2nd Mar 2007, 19:15
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If you ever towed the gliders to Cowley, I may have talked to you on 126.7, plus I may have issued the soaring NOTAM to activate the airspace. Here is the next cockpit:

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Old 2nd Mar 2007, 19:48
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Please check your PMs.
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Old 3rd Mar 2007, 18:39
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Clues? Twin jet engined executive aircraft 1960s?
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Old 3rd Mar 2007, 19:02
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Yes, Mel, I was just about to post some clues. Yes it is a
U.S. designed executive jet of the 1960s.
(The one in the photo was built in the 1970s.)

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Old 3rd Mar 2007, 22:47
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Rockwell Sabreliner?
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Old 3rd Mar 2007, 23:23
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Tiger mate

Sorry for the delay in responding. No, it isn't the Sabreliner, but it is of the genre and era.

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Old 4th Mar 2007, 08:13
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Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander or Westwind as they now are?

So certain am I that this is correct, I shall be cheeky and insert the next one.


This should be a challenge, but knowing you guys (and girls) it will probably last 10 mins!

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I'll take the first stab and say Avro Lancaster, but then the levers behind the yoke are not typical of the Lancaster or the Lincoln. I will say perhaps an Avro Tudor or York and if I can have another choice an early Mk Shackleton.
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Old 4th Mar 2007, 16:46
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Well at least it lasted 5 hours!! Your right, it is one of those

...........and whilst I could ask which one; it is the Avro York as seen from the decking above the machine at the Cold War Museum Cosford. The silver framework along the top was the principle clue there. Well done, you must have an intimate knowledge of Avro cockpits.

evansb is yet to confirm the Jet Commander but I guess that yet again, Mel has control.
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Old 4th Mar 2007, 17:22
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Back again

I know you guys/gals are the tops. I've searched and searched for a cockpit photo to flumux you (you always win) Think I've found one????

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Old 4th Mar 2007, 18:10
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Tiger_mate

Thanks for that, regarding your solution of evansb challenge I can tell you that you were correct in that it was a Westwind Jet Commander. As regards knowing Avro Control yokes I know that the yoke was similar to the Lancaster and Lincoln but the levers in front of the yoke were different, whereas the later Shackleton had similar levers but a different control joke.

Dave O'Leary

It is the norm to win a challenge before submitting one. However we will stick with yours know.
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Tiger mate

You are correct, it was an early IAI Westwind 1123.

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