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Old 10th Jun 2008, 10:57
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Su-24 Fencer?
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 11:43
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Ah, a bit of creative lateral thinking by WBS. Obviously living up to your nickname. Not a Fencer, but you are much warmer.

evansb told me he thought there was a red herring in the picture. I felt it was more of a blue herring.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 13:21
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I42, I can certainly see your blue herring. Please check PMs.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:07
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Is it the Su-17M ?
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:58
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Not the Su-17M nor any of the products of the Sukhoi Design Bureau.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 17:29
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Perhaps a Tu-22m?
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 17:39
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With Admiral Charles Larson sitting in it.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 18:22
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Yes, it is a Tu-22M3 Backfire C. Well done, 8028410q

2+2 seating with ejection seats, like the A-6 and swing-wing like the F-111 and Tomcat. However, there the similarities end. It's BIG (but I hasten to point out, the B-1 Lancer is bigger). About the size of a 737NG, with a significantly higher gross weight but can do Mach 2.3!

I have to admit that I didn't know much about Russian bombers until I stumbled onto this photo. I certainly had no idea that the Tu-22 Blinder was a completely different aircraft.

More information here on the Backfire and other Russian aircraft:

http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Sov-A...2M3_Backfire_C

As RETDPI said, it is Admiral Lawson, USN, sitting in the cockpit. It's easy to think Grumman when you see a US naval uniform. The original caption for this photo reads:
Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, sits in the cockpit of a Soviet Tu-22M Backfire aircraft during a visit to a Soviet air base during the latter [sic] Cold War period
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 18:33
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Here we go..

This is my first foray into the realms of History and Nostalgia, so be gentle with me.

My picture is:



Looks funky..

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Old 10th Jun 2008, 20:16
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Being as gentle as I can ! How about Antonov AN 72 / 74 ??? Keith.
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 02:47
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Keith,

8028410q has an early start today, so he asked me to adjudicate.

You were very gently right. It's an AN-74.

Your go.

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Old 11th Jun 2008, 07:25
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Thank you 8028410q and I42, good start 8028410q, remember to check / alter the 'properties' of photos ! you left a little clue in there ? but hey we live and learn ? Unfortunately I have nothing at the mo so must declare OPEN HOUSE !!! Keith.
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 14:00
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Here is the next cockpit challenge:
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 16:59
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Ooops!

Oh well, I live and learn!

Lets start this one off, very reminiscent of a Tri Pacer, but the control columns are wrong. Perhaps French or German?

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Old 11th Jun 2008, 17:52
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OK, first guess, Maule M7?
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 18:12
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Not French, German, nor American.
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 20:20
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Bri, may I start with Beagle A 109 Airedale ???? Keith.
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 20:55
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Sorry Keith, you are barking up the wrong tree. Not the Beagle Airedale.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 17:39
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Clue: The aircraft first flew in 1961.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 20:12
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Was that a little hint Bri ? was I that close ? is it a Beagle Terrier, Terrier 2, Tugmaster ???? or am I barking mad ? Keith.
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