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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 17th Mar 2007, 11:44
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Looks like a Rotary Winged aircraft and fairly early. Perhaps the VZLU HC-2 / HC-102 "Heli Baby".

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 17:26
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Mel, Sorry, not the Czech HC-102. Same size and era though..
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 18:15
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Thanks Bri. How about the Bolkow Bo-102 or 103?

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 19:35
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Mel, it is not a Bolkow, though I can see the similarity. The mystery helicopter achieved a few "firsts" .
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 19:40
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Hiller Hornet

......at Fantasy of Flight FL

...and I have a beut for the next one.

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 20:24
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Spot on, Tiger_mate! The Hiller YH-32/HJ-1/HOE-1
Hornet was the first production ram-jet powered helicopter,(McDonnell's XH-20 "Little Henry" was the first ram-jet powered helicopter), first fiberglass fuselage, first "gun-ship" helicopter platform, (nick-named "Sally Rand"), and perhaps the first helicopter to use all-metal rotors.
Also, the prototype did not have a tail-rotor. A rudder was attached latter, then replaced by elevators. The collective lever was moved side-to-side to control yaw. A tail-rotor was ultimately added.

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 20:46
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Looks like one of Tommy Sopwith's creations. The Sopwith Dolphin perhaps?
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Old 17th Mar 2007, 21:07
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Looks like one of Tommy Sopwith's creations. The Sopwith Dolphin perhaps?
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As seen today in the RAFM restoration centre at Cosford.

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 21:46
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Tiger_mate

Yes, sorry about that. I had a feeling it was a Sopwith but was not sure.However, I thought it was the one from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome collection.
Well keeping in the past I am sure this one will be no problem

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 21:56
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Gotha IV

IWM have the same labled as a Gotha V

Does anybody else want a go? Open house

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Old 17th Mar 2007, 22:16
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Well done 10 mins, I did say it wouldn't take long. I found the photograph on a website when researching your last challenge, I was not aware it was on the IWM website. It was listed as "Gotha G.IV Cockpit and Nacelle."
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Old 18th Mar 2007, 15:35
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No offers yet ??
Can I jump in with this one.

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It is unusual to have a mix of analoque and digital instruments in that manner. This in addition to the numerous references for 'Spin Recovery' make me believe that this is a test aircraft/ prototype, and probably one of the Boscombe Down fleet. Cockpit framing is present and therefore it is not a Hawk so I will opt for the Hunter.
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Tiger Mate.

Not a Hunter but a test aircraft.

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Old 18th Mar 2007, 19:08
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A custom built panel could be installed into anything. Based simply on the shape of the coming:

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Tiger.

Not a Jag.
Wrong side of the Atlantic.

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Old 18th Mar 2007, 20:16
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A McDonnell Douglas AV-8 Harrier?
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Old 18th Mar 2007, 20:21
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No sorry.

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The Rockwell/MBB X-31. (I noticed the canard control).
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