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Recap:- This aircraft first flew mid 1930s. Single engine seat monoplane it was intended as an Advance Trainer however it resulted in limited production in fact less than 20 built. French design and manufacture but not by Breguet, Morane-Saulnier or Nieuport.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 13:26
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Was it by Potez?
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Bri. Sorry not a Potez.
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A Caudron C.690

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That is the one, well done

The first prototype flew in early 1936. , The second aircraft flew on the February 18, 1936. Early 1936 the aircraft was demonstrated to air missions from Japan, the USSR and the USA. Both the Soviet Union and Japan purchased an aircraft each. On the 10th May 1937 the first prototype crashed killing the chief test pilot Rene Polan. Despite this accident the French Air Force ordered 15 aircraft.

After the capitulation of France in June 1940, none of these aircraft were fit for service. One aircraft survived after the war and was reinstated on the 12th April 1945 off, however no information is available regarding what happened to this aircraft.

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Old 2nd May 2007, 19:26
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Thanks Mel. Perhaps the clock-like gauge on the Caudron's panel is just that, a clock, used for checking elapsed time around the pylons..

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Old 2nd May 2007, 19:55
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Twin turboprop

Possibly Beechcraft

King Air?
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Old 2nd May 2007, 21:51
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Tiger_mate, Good try, but it is not from Beechcraft's stable.
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Dornier 228 perhaps?
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Old 2nd May 2007, 22:48
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Save me looking for more variations on these themes can we rule out
Cessna Conquest and Piper Cheyenne ?
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Old 2nd May 2007, 23:05
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Sorry for the delay, (supper time here..) MReyn24050 is very close. Windriver, sorry, she is not from the United States.

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Old 3rd May 2007, 09:21
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"MReyn24050 is very close"
How about the HAL-Dornier 228 operated by the Indian Navy?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 13:17
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Mel, it is a Dornier, but not a 228 of any sub-type.
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Ok keeping with Dornier how about the Dornier Do 28D/Do 128 Skyservant?
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Mel, sorry, not a 28D or a 128.
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You have me confused. As far as I am aware Dornier have only produced the following aircraft since 1945.
Do 27 - Which this aircraft is definately not.
Do 28 - Which you say this aircraft is not.
Do 31 - A VTOL Aircraft which this aircraft is not.
Do 128 -Which you say this aircraft is not.
Do 228- Which you say this aircraft is not.
Do 231- A proposal for a VTOL aircraft
Do 328- Which as far as I know had a glass cockpit.
All later Dornier were produced under the ownership of Fairchild.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 15:39
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Mel, this Dornier was rare. It was of composite construction, and was not numbered like other Dornier aircraft. It first flew in 1985.

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Old 3rd May 2007, 15:47
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Do you mean the Dornier TNT (I think?)? Think it was around a little ealier, maybe 1982 and resembled the Do228? Can't find any pics, so am relying on very shaky memory here!
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Dornier Seastar?
Seen here: http://www.dornierseastar.de/info/igallery/igall.html
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Kitbag is correct. Well done. The Dornier CD-2 Seastar looks a bit like the Do-18 of the 1930s. Dornier considered relaunching the project. Over to you.
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