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Old 10th Sep 2008, 04:28
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Sorry, not the B-36. The mystery aircraft is smaller and older than the Peacemaker. Given the time-line of the photograph, I don't think it is Curtis LeMay, but he does look a bit like the man.

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Old 10th Sep 2008, 22:47
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Clue time. On the flight deck, Virgil turns to Troy and says, "Its all Greek to me!".
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 01:06
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"Its all Greek to me!".
Or Japanese, perhaps??
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 01:11
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Sorry, not from Nihon.
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 04:13
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My Greek mythology (or history?) is sorely lacking.

B-32 Dominator?

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Old 11th Sep 2008, 07:11
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Sorry, not the B-32 Dominator. The mystery aircraft was not produced by one of the major manufacturers, but it did incorporate a few new design features.
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 07:18
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A Martin PBM Mariner by the remotest chance?
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 07:24
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Or a Budd Conestoga? Getting desperate now............
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 15:28
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Sorry, not from Martin, nor Budd. 'Conestoga' has a vague connection. Although hundreds were planned, the order was reduced to ten as WW.II came to a close. Alas, only three examples of the version in the photo were completed.
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 17:32
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Chase YG -18?
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 19:26
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Very long shot but....Beech XA-38 Grizzly?
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 19:32
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Sorry not from Beech. Geoff is on the right track with the Chase YG-18.
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 19:52
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How about a Stroukoff YC-134?
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Old 11th Sep 2008, 22:20
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Sorry, not the Stroukoff YC-134.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 08:27
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Its the Laister- Kauffman XCG-10A

Unofficially known , I have just realised, as the "Trojan Horse"
Nice Clue!
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 09:37
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Geoff, you are correct! The Laister-Kauffmann XCG-10A 'Trojan Horse' Troop/Cargo Glider was made entirely of wood, just like the American built Conestoga wagon, and carried over 5 short tons of freight, again, just like the Conestoga wagon. The big ship was the first U.S. built aircraft to have clam-shell cargo doors, and fuselage mounted main landing gear. The 30 ft. long, 7 ft. wide cargo hold could accommodate 40 troops, or a GM 6X6 21/2 ton truck, or an army howitzer. The aircraft's wings spanned 105 feet. You have control.

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Old 12th Sep 2008, 10:04
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For once I have a cockpit challenge!
No clues for this one as it won't last very long I'm sure.

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Old 12th Sep 2008, 19:16
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Is this one of those high production number machines from one of the major instagators of what is coloquially known as WWII?

Maybe someone new can take a try at it.

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Old 12th Sep 2008, 19:58
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It looks very much like a Heinkel 162 Volksjager cockpit, but that's been up before.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 20:13
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Redders, not a terribly difficult photo should anyone right click on 'properties'.......

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