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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 29th Sep 2006, 04:37
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BLERIOT 110.



Contuation of: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...240849&page=18
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Sikorsky Ilya moromets
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 07:57
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evansb has it again. Your go.

Blériot 110, a duration and distance record holder, was also known as Blériot Zappata.

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I'm glad I didn't waste any more time trying to get that one - and I thought I knew my old aryplanes too!

Neat.
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Can someone post something more pretty - the last two aircraft have been real 'dogs'!
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The Bleriot made for deep research! This one is a bit grainy, but its the best I could find of type.

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Looks like the rear cockpit to a 1940/50s aircraft, however seems a great deal of instrumentation for a rear cockpit?

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Both front and rear cockpits are visible in the photograph. The placards are in English.

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Old 30th Sep 2006, 03:08
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American English?

It's a stumper. I've a Grumman feel though.
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Curtiss SBC 4 Helldiver perchance?
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Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver it is! The last bi-plane to serve the U.S. military. To "oncemorealoft", beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the Helldiver is a bit of a dog too. Pehaps Mel will post a beauty..
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Thanks for that. I do not think this aircraft could be called a dog.

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Seems to be harder than I expected.This aircraft first flew early 1940s and was said to be of considerable refinement over its predecessors.
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This aircraft was used by two axis air forces.
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Tricky.
I see it has Italian instruments. Combining that with your clue about it being an improvement over its predecessors, I guessed Macchi Mc205, but it doesn't seem to match the pics I have for it...

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Reggiane Re-2005
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That was my second choice, but THAT didn't match either
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Italian operated Junkers Ju87?
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Tim, cringe has it It is the cockpit of the Reggiane Re-2005 see attached photograph.
http://www.aldini.it/re2005/performances.htm
The Reggiane Re 2005 was defined by many as "the most beautiful fighter of the axis".In fact,the Sagittario was a really beautiful airplane, with a clean and fascinating shape,but moreover it had exceptional flying charaterisics ,very powerful armament and exceptional handling.It was "the fighter" but it was limited by a slow production during the war, also due to the american bombing runs over the Reggiane factory.
You have control cringe
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Thanks, Mel. Here we go:

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