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Old 15th Apr 2007, 10:16
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Good spot India
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It is the right answer. This photograph came from another source.
But then I didn't want to make it too easy
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 18:13
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Here's a new one. No Gipsy Majors here:

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What no Gypsy Majors? This looks like a Rotary Wing job to me.
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Is it Italian ?

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 20:12
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For some reason Flying Bananas come to mind.Piasecki H-21 Shawnee perhaps?

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 23:51
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Mel has it. This one is labelled as a CH-21C, from this site http://www.oc-kahuna.com/airfield.htm about Soc Trang airfield in the south of the Mekong Delta, about 30 mins flying time and 8 hours or so by car and ferry from where I live.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 10:20
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Thanks IndiaFourTwo. That is a great website, that panel had a few more instuments than the CH-12C I am familiar with.
Next Challenge again No Gypsy Majors in sight.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 10:44
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That is a great website
Did you see the page about the unit mascot? http://www.oc-kahuna.com/Tuffy.htm

Tiger_mate should enjoy this one.

Now back to Mel's challenge. Small engine instruments - possibly turbine? An apparent piston engine EGT gauge, but no large RPM gauge - possibly piston? Flight instruments look Eastern European and the compass is reminiscent of a PZL compass I had once, but some labels in English. All in all, I'll guess Eastern European, possibly Polish,turbine powered.

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Thanks for that IndiaFourTwo. I loved the story of Carl Striver and his first encounter with Tuffyy.
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Flight instruments look Eastern European and the compass is reminiscent of a PZL compass I had once, but some labels in English. All in all, I'll guess Eastern European, possibly Polish,turbine powered.

Sorry. Continents away I am afraid this one had a Gas turbine.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 15:51
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With the shape of the coaming I wonder whether it was rotary?
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This aircraft is not a Rotary Winged aircraft.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 21:08
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I am very new here, and I've gotten pretty puzzled about some aspects of this thread. I've got several questions, but first, do I post them this way?
I'll take stab, Douglas AD?
ooPs,didn't see the gas turbine comment. Cancel that guess.

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Welcome to the thread. Do not be afraid to pose questions regarding the challenges. Your question is fine. However I regret to say that it is not the cockpit of a Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider. You are in the right part of the world though.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 22:30
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It looks like US Navy to me.

I will compose some thread operating question and post them Thanks.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 22:47
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A bit of a guess as I'm at work and don't have all facilities available....
TBM Avenger?
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Woods & Speedpig

This one was not used by the US Navy.
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Logging off for tonight. Recap:- not European but is North American. Not used by the US Navy is fitted with a Gas Turbine Engine. Back on line tomorrow morning.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 11:30
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All right, I'll have a go though I'm not at all confident.

How about the Mustang resurrected by Piper in the 70's, and powered by a Dart instead of a Merlin?

I believe it was called the Enforcer, and was an attempt at producing a low-cost COIN ( counter-insurgency? ) ground attack aircraft.

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