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Old 21st Apr 2007, 14:56
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Piaggio P.148?
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 15:32
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Sorry India Four Two it's not a Piaggio.....

This aircraft (which in English would be called the Kite Hawk) is, like the Aermacchi a Stelio Frati creation.
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 15:53
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Is it an early Falco?

F.14 Nibbio

http://nl.airliners.net/photos/middle/8/5/4/0686458.jpg
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 16:17
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Correct Tiger_mate it's the Aviamilano F.14 Nibbio (which I believe post dates the F.8 Falco)

Nice bit of kit anyway... And just for the record in case I inadvertently threw MReyn24050 off the scent I have subseqently learned that the Aermacchi was in fact originally an Aviamilano Frati design.

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Old 21st Apr 2007, 17:56
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With any luck this may last 24 hours. If Mel or Bri hasnt got it by then I may add a horizontal strip to it.
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 23:31
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More panels please....
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 05:47
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British. Late 40s, early 50s?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 10:08
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Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 12:20
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Second strip. If I gave it all to you, it would not last 2 mins.

There was (is) a very good clue in the first photograph.

It is British, although a little older than suggested, and I believe it originates from south of the Scottish border. There is not a complete example anywhere at this time, although 3 museums to my knowledge have significant pieces on display. This one has a baby brother at the same location and is open to the public on rare occasion. It shares its hangar with an american cousin, and upon completion of the quizz, I will show photographs of all 3 machines.


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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 13:13
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There was (is) a very good clue in the first photograph.
An Angle of Dangle Indicator, perhaps?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 13:44
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Your a naughty boy (or girl)!!

Tease everybody why dont you.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 15:26
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Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer?
Speedpig, that would be the retractable gear Mark II would it?

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 16:28
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Yes.... you know when you make a post and immediately regret it.... hadnt had time to edit it. I realised about an hour later when away from PC. Obviously I can't edit now or no-one will know what you are talking about!
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 17:17
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Yes, I've often felt there should a delay built into any email or web browser Send button.

Back to the mystery strips. I don't see a throttle quadrant, so perhaps the throttles are overhead. How about the Saro Cloud amphibian? In which case, its baby brother would be the Cutty Sark and I presume the American cousin would be one of the Grumman amphibians.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 17:38
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If I said so close yet so far, it would on face value lead you astray. In hindsight later on you will see what I mean, but sadly not a Saro.
Some items of relevence:

The cockpit is Matt black in colour and one instrument is deemed important enough to have an overhead adjustable light.

There are 4 VMAX speed limits noted on the top of the first picture. The maximum is equal to the max on the ASI, which unusually is in MPH.

The aircraft is not equipped with floats, and would therefore sink. (eventually)
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 19:49
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Well, I did let it run. It is I believe the Airspeed Horsa glider.
Mel

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 20:51
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Yes definitely the Horsa and for a bonus point is it Denzil Cooper in the left seat and Lt Col Jean-Claude Mathevet in the right seat..?? (Not shown)

http://www.assaultgliderproject.co.uk/
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 21:43
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Windriver's link confirms my answer. So here is the next challenge

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 21:43
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It is the Assault Glider Trust Horsa, and Mel has control. Photos of the 3 to be added shortly:
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Great challenge, it was the undercarriage jettison lever and canopy structure and panel mounting that helped me.
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