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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 21:06
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Here is the principle Horsa: Scratchbuild, and surely evidence that no aeronautical masterpiece can ever truly be extinct:

....amd his baby brother, being built for the USA

..and their cousin, exchanged for the US bound glider. A WACO (Hadrian)

Where they will eventually be displayed is anybodies guess, but it is a crying shame that BAe forbid that the Horsa will ever fly. The co-ordinator is Tim Jenkins, and a nicer bloke you will never find. The staff involved are without exception enthusiastic, and bloody good luck to them. They have done well.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 01:25
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MReyn24050's challenge, thread #1198, page 60

Bowlus Albatross?
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 09:58
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It is the Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross

You have control
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 13:40
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Thanks Mel. Here is the next challenge.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 14:02
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Convair 640
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 14:05
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Please check your PMs Bri.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 14:24
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one instrument is deemed important enough to have an overhead adjustable light.
So, it probably isn't an early localiser indicator. Does it show the tow rope angle, and if so, how does it work?
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Bushfiva, sorry not a Convair 640.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 14:51
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India Four Two wrote:- Quote:
one instrument is deemed important enough to have an overhead adjustable light.
So, it probably isn't an early localiser indicator. Does it show the tow rope angle, and if so, how does it work?

According to the following website it is an artificial horizon but very different to the regular artificial horizons I have seen.
http://www.pointvista.com/WW2GliderPilots/thehorsa.htm
However you were correct.

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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 19:44
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Is it a Martin 404?
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 20:28
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On-MarkBob, sorry, not a Martin 404.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 22:27
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1) American (Radar is found on Neptune & early Orion)
2) Lockheed
3) Neptune?
4) Fifties

Second thoughts; there is no nose-wheel steering wheel, is it a tail-dragger?

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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 22:57
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From the look of the yoke, it's Australian.
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For Tiger_mate and pigboat, it is American. First flight in 1948. Entered operational service in the early 1950s. The aircraft is notable for several historical lasts. It is not from Lockheed's stable.

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Old 24th Apr 2007, 06:42
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Morning evansb,

My bid: Grumman Tracker.

I was more confident until your last post. Can't think what it's notable lasts were!

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A guess, Fairchild C119 Flying Boxcar?
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 08:00
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Martin P5M Marlin. If this right, keep control, not ready to post yet. Woods
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Martin P6 Seamaster?
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 10:37
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I agree with Woods... Martin P5M-2.




But I don't want control either!

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Woods and av8boy are correct. It is a Martin Marlin, specifically the last one left in the world, a SP-5B (P5M-2S) at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida. The Marlin was the last operational flying boat used by the U.S. Navy; the last flying boat used by a (then) NATO country, France, (the French Aeronavale operated 10 P-5Bs); the last Martin flying boat ever produced; and the last true Martin design to be mass produced, (the last Marlin was built in 1960). Like a few other flying boats, she was also referred to as "pigboat". The Convair Tradewind 4-engined flying boat did enter service after the Martin Marlin, but the problematic Allison T-40 engines resulted in the 13 Tradewinds to be
grounded and all Tradewinds were scrapped by 1958.

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