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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 3rd May 2007, 16:37
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Well done.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 18:13
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Be gentle

As this is my first time you will be gentle with me, won't you?

OK, here goes:

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Old 3rd May 2007, 18:15
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Cor, forgotten about the Seastar, nice one!
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Old 3rd May 2007, 21:15
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British.. Mil.. Early fifties - Off beat??

Short Seamew?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 21:22
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Not Brit
Military
Not early fifties (or late fifties either!)
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Old 3rd May 2007, 21:28
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wheeeeeeee.. 1 out of 3. I`m getting the hang of this
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Old 3rd May 2007, 21:36
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WW II, US Navy carrier aircraft?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 21:51
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Yes, yes
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Old 3rd May 2007, 22:50
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Old 3rd May 2007, 22:56
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No, not a Grummans product, this one is a bit bigger.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 22:59
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Time for a WAG. Curtiss Helldiver?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 23:27
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Douglas Dauntless SBD (3 or 5)?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 23:33
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Indeed it is the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, sometimes called 'the Beast'. Disliked when introduced to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless, one squadron commander claimed SB2C stood for 'Son of a Bitch 2nd Class'. Vice Admiral Mitscher actually wanted to bring back his old SBDs back for a while so distrustful of it was he. It did however give sterling work in its later variants.



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Old 3rd May 2007, 23:48
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I've got nothing on tap Kitbag. You're doing well, go ahead with another.
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Old 4th May 2007, 05:42
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OK then, should be quick with you lot

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Old 4th May 2007, 09:19
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Just a WAG the Gloster Meteor III used to test the MB Ejection seats.
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Old 4th May 2007, 09:56
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Good spot re the seat but...

Sorry, not British, and definitely no MB components
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Old 4th May 2007, 10:02
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How about German. The first use of ejection seat was made by the germans. The Heinkel 162 Salamander (a.k.a. Volksjäger) used the ejection seat.Could it be this one?
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Old 4th May 2007, 10:11
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I believe you're correct about the first use of an ejection seat, but this isn't a He 162
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Old 4th May 2007, 11:06
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Dornier 335 perhaps? Twin in line fighter. Had a prop at the back so the ejector seat helped the pilot clear the 'mincer'
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