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Old 22nd May 2007, 18:54
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British..Military.. late forties early fifties... Percival Aircraft pehaps?
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Old 22nd May 2007, 19:44
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It was built for the Air Ministry, so carried British military markings. Interestingly, and something I hadn't fully appreciated is that the aircraft was designed, built and flown during the war years.
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it's not a Percival design
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Old 22nd May 2007, 20:34
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Armstrong-Whitworth AW52?
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Old 22nd May 2007, 21:17
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Evansb is as close as makes no difference. The aircraft was the AW52G:

Taken on 3 Mar 1945, day after its first flight



G denoted glider, note no engine instruments or throttles in the cockpit. The AW52 was twice the size (AW52G wing span 53' 10", length 19' 4". AW52 wing span 90', length 37' 4") and had a pair of Nenes pushing it along. The AW52 was to have been a 1/2 scale proof of concept for a flying wing airliner. If you compare the figure in the first and last photos you'll get an idea of how big this was actually going to be!


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Old 22nd May 2007, 21:42
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Thanks Kitbag! Yes I should have specified the -52g.
Here is the next cockpit:
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Old 22nd May 2007, 23:00
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Sedburgh T21?
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Old 22nd May 2007, 23:56
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Kitbag, the aircraft in question is not a glider, and is older than the Sedbergh T21.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 06:25
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WW1 Vintage, pusher

Possibly Farman Shorthorn
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Old 23rd May 2007, 07:45
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I disagree with Lars, think its much later. How about the front seat of one of those crude P59 conversions? Certainly think its dual control anyway. (Waits patiently to be shot down in flames)
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Old 23rd May 2007, 13:38
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larssnowpharter is correct It is indeed a Farman S-11 Shorthorn. The aircraft first flew in France in late 1913. The unarmed reconnaissance and light bomber was built under licence in both Britain and Italy. It was adopted by the air forces of Australia, Belgium, Britain, France, Italy and Russia. Over to you.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 17:52
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Looks like Lars has gone to work. Anyone like to post a cockpit photo in his absence?
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Old 23rd May 2007, 19:14
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Looks like Lars has gone to work
..... A simple one to fill in until he returns...

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Old 23rd May 2007, 20:54
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Is it an Airspeed Ambassador?
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Old 23rd May 2007, 21:25
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Sud Ouest SO.30P " Bretagne" perhaps?
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Old 23rd May 2007, 21:41
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Correct it's the Bretagne... In 1952 it could have been yours for 155,000 Ex factory compared with the Ambassador at 230,000 and the Convair 340 at 240,000...


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Old 24th May 2007, 03:26
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This is my challenge:
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Old 24th May 2007, 12:38
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I shall be away for a day or two earning a crust. I have asked Mel to judge this one which has lasted far longer than I thought it would!
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Old 24th May 2007, 16:44
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Not at all sure about this but it looks British and Radial Engined?
Pobjoy power perhaps.
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Old 24th May 2007, 17:00
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Wrong on all three accounts I am sorry to say. This aircraft is not British,the engine is not a Radial Engine and not by Pobjoy.
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Old 24th May 2007, 20:19
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I'll dip a toe in here- Klemm 35?
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