Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

What Cockpit? MK V

Old 12th Oct 2006, 15:59
  #81 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
evansb
I stand corrected.As you say the true Seafang prototypes it appears did fly in 1946.
According to C F Andrews and E B Morgan's book Supermarine Aircraft since 1914 published by Putnam.
"As early as October 1943, Supermarine were envisaging applying the laminer flow wing to the Seafire XV and wrote their own specification 474 under Type 382 for such a development using the Merlin 61. This was their own initiative but it evinced no response in official places. Later on, however, naval interest was aroused and official specification N.5/45 was issued for a laminer flow fighter for the Fleet Air Arm. Spiteful F.14 RB520 was fitted with a sting-type hook early in 1945 as the interim prototype Seafang."
The two proper prototypes flew in the following year. One of these represented the production Seafang F Mk 31 (VB893) with Griffon 61 engine and a long-stroke undercarriage, but non-folding wings. The other represented the Seafang F Mk 32 (VB895) with a Griffon 89 engine with contraprop, and upward-folding wings.

I am not sure if the Seafang Cockpit was similar to the Spiteful, however oncemorealoft has earned the next go

Last edited by MReyn24050; 12th Oct 2006 at 16:13.
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 12th Oct 2006, 17:10
  #82 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Bedford
Posts: 330
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks evansb and MReyn24050...

It was more a process of elimination than knowledge and as I have no access to a cockpit that has not already featured plus it was MReyn24050 who actually mentioned the Seafang (the Spiteful's salty sister), I'll let you take the baton.
oncemorealoft is offline  
Old 12th Oct 2006, 18:44
  #83 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
evansb
That was a great challenge.
oncemorealoft
No problem. Here is an easy one to keeps things moving.

Mel
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 13th Oct 2006, 09:04
  #84 (permalink)  
BSD
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Deepest Essex.
Posts: 432
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Morning Mel,

How about an F4 Corsair?

One might even add " PerCHANCE? "

BSD

p.s. allright, allright, I apologise for that appalling pun!
BSD is offline  
Old 13th Oct 2006, 10:22
  #85 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
BSD

Good Morning to you. Sorry this one is not the Chance-Vought's F4 Corsair
But nevertheless it was almost worth taking that CHANCE.

Mel
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 13th Oct 2006, 18:52
  #86 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: LGW
Posts: 415
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
T6 Texan?
or Harvard
Speedpig is offline  
Old 13th Oct 2006, 20:52
  #87 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Speedpig
Neither the T6 nor Harvard I am afraid.
Mel
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 14th Oct 2006, 17:44
  #88 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Surprised that this is still not identified. BSD took a CHANCE it just happened to be the wrong "CHANCE".
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 14th Oct 2006, 23:42
  #89 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern Turkey
Age: 82
Posts: 171
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ref post #83 - quite tricky this game with no picture as clue!
Wild guess V-173 / XF5U 'Flying Flapjack'
rodthesod is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 10:21
  #90 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
rodthesod [I]"Ref post #83 - quite tricky this game with no picture as clue!
Wild guess V-173 / XF5U 'Flying Flapjack"

Do not understand why you cannot see the photograph at Post #83 . BSD must have seen it to make his reply at Post #84.Just viewed it on another computer without problems. However I will post it again.
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 16:20
  #91 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Oop North, UK
Posts: 3,076
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No problem seeing either image here - just not had the chance to work it out yet.
foxmoth is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 17:24
  #92 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Foxmouth.
Many thanks. I am surprised BSD did not follow up with his intitial pun.
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 17:49
  #93 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Timbukthree
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
(Chance)-Vought OS2U Kingfisher
evansb is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 17:50
  #94 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Oop North, UK
Posts: 3,076
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Foxmouth.
I am getting used to people getting this wrong on other forums (fora?), but on the H & N forum I would have expected better
foxmoth is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 18:06
  #95 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by foxmoth
I am getting used to people getting this wrong on other forums (fora?), but on the H & N forum I would have expected better
You have my most sincere apologies . However I did at least acknowledge the trouble you took to advise me that you did see the photographs
evansb
You are correct it is the Chance-Vought OS2U Kingfisher , you have control.
Mel
MReyn24050 is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 18:17
  #96 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Timbukthree
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Mel.
evansb is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 18:57
  #97 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 743
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Canadair CL-215 ?
cringe is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 19:11
  #98 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Timbukthree
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Canadair CL-215 it is. cringe, you have control.
evansb is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2006, 19:30
  #99 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 743
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, evansb. Something slightly older:

cringe is offline  
Old 16th Oct 2006, 10:01
  #100 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nottingham UK
Age: 84
Posts: 5,575
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi cringe. Great to see another challenge from you. Looking at the canopy structure I will go for the P.Z.L.26, five of which took part in the IIIrd Challenge de Tourisme International held in Poland in 1934.
Mel

Last edited by MReyn24050; 16th Oct 2006 at 10:17.
MReyn24050 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.