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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 4th May 2007, 13:23
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Possibly one of the most ungainly German aircraft of the period it is the Do 335 Pfeil. The arrangement of the rear engine and cruciform tail unit, combined with high speed necessitated the use of an ejector seat as well as explosively jettisoning the rear prop blades, and I think, the fin. There are unconfirmed rumours that at least one crashed Pfeil was found with the pilots body still strapped in but missing his arms. The explanation was that to jettison the canopy one had to tightly grasp and operate a couple of handles on the canopy. A combination of a tight hold and high airspeed...



And yes, I do know its been done before, and this example is one captured by the Allies and transported to America for evaluation after the war
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Old 4th May 2007, 14:15
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Thanks Kitbag, however I feel completely out of control as I only have one cockpit to offer and although I can't find it on an old list I have, there have been so many posts since........
Anyway.......

Shouldn't take long with the cockpit experts on PpruNe.
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Old 4th May 2007, 14:21
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We have had this one before, however it was sometime ago. Please check your PMs.
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Old 4th May 2007, 20:22
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Looks rather too well equipped but worth a punt... Is it a Crop sprayer?
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Piper Pawnee?
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I can asure you that this aircraft was not a crop sprayer and certainly not the Piper Pawnee.
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Old 4th May 2007, 21:50
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OK, advice received and noted. On reflection, is that windscreen armoured?
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Old 4th May 2007, 22:07
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Regarding the windshield I think you may well be correct.
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Old 4th May 2007, 23:08
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Cockpit colour suggests American Military specs, but the instrument panel is non standard- a prototype?
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Correct regarding the specs but this particular aircraft was not a prototype.
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Old 4th May 2007, 23:21
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Bell P-59 Airacomet
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Old 4th May 2007, 23:33
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Edit...whoops posted too late..
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Old 5th May 2007, 00:31
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:22
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Mel; have done Perhaps you appreciate why I have cropped out the cockpit transparency framework.
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Thanks. Good choice, I also appreciate why you have cropped out more than just the cockpit transparency framework.
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F-104.................
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Or that AMX thingy?
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Neither I am afraid gents. Mel, I am away from home for the next 24 hours, if the answer comes up please can you confirm it. Clue: The comments ref canopy framework and how easy it could have been is a good clue.
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