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Old 1st Aug 2008, 13:49
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Thanks 8028410q, interesting challenge.
Here is the next one, a nice easy one.
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Old 2nd Aug 2008, 18:27
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VL Viima ?
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Old 2nd Aug 2008, 18:35
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Sorry Bri not the VL Viima.
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 17:41
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No takers apart from Bri. Must be time for a clue. It was a British aircraft.
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 17:52
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Thanks Mel. The Gosport Tube and the P.8 Compass should account for the British origin, but I can't find a match.
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 18:23
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Whilst one of the cleanest biplanes ever built it only had a very limited production run (single figure).
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 19:02
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Was the challenge aircraft from a "Big Name" manufacturer...

(I was going to go for The Bristol (Lucifer) Trainer... but apparently 24 were built which rules it out.)
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 20:12
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windriver. Yes it was from a "Big Name" manufacturer but not Bristol.
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 22:41
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Not having much luck here... but one more question please...

Did the challenge aircraft have a nosewheel? The "angle" of the fuselage suggests this might be the case....
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Old 3rd Aug 2008, 22:54
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No she was a conventional tail dragger. I think "angle" of the fuselage was due to the way the photograph was taken. This aircraft flew mid 1930s.
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 05:45
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Avro 636 ?
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 09:45
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That is the one Bri.

The Avro 636 was designed in November 1934 by Roy Chadwick, Avro's chief designer as a one or two seat fighter trainer, and was planned to reproduce the flying characteristics of single-seat fighters.
Only one order for 4 aircraft was received from the Irish Air Corps in December 1934. These aircraft were powered by old Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVC engines. Although the Jaguar IVC powered aircraft was planned to be designated as the Avro 667, they were always referred to as Avro 636s.
The four aircraft were delivered in August 1935, and remained in service for several years.
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 10:08
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Definitely a taildragger!! .... Doesn`t look like one of Chadwick's finest either... looks like it might have been difficult to see where you were going on the ground ... so he got that bit right.
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 14:42
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Excellent challenge Mel! Interesting design. The landing gear legs are especially clean. Examining designs from Fairey, Parnall and even Simmonds-Cirrus, (the cockpit doors are similar), led me to the Avro Tutor and Cadet family, which, after seeing the gun paddles on the front joystick, made me consider the rare 626. Here is the next cockpit challenge:

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Old 5th Aug 2008, 18:50
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Time for a clue: The aeroplane was designed for aerial survey.
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 19:43
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AS 39 Fleet Shadower perhaps?
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 20:01
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Sorry, not the AS 39 Fleet Shadower.
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Old 6th Aug 2008, 09:55
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Wild guess (as usual)

Lockheed Electra Junior (as used by Sidney Cotton)
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Old 6th Aug 2008, 16:37
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Sorry, not a Lockheed, nor is it a glider. It was powered by two De Havilland Gipsy Major engines. A later version was designed as a general purpose aircraft, and one was even converted to a seaplane.
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Old 6th Aug 2008, 18:57
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Can we rule out the DH Dragon?
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