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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 14:07
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How about the Beardmore Inverness ? (With sails!)
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 14:37
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Mel's Challenge

Not the Beardmore Inverness, however they did have something in common, and it wasn't the sails, but were powered by the same make of engines.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 17:15
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Armstrong Whitworth Awana
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 17:30
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Mel's Challenge

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Not the Armstrong Whitworth Awana although it did had the same engines as the challenge aircraft but she was a very much larger aircraft, in fact the Awana was larger than the Blackburn Kangaroo and the Handley Page W8. The Awana also flew 4 years after the challenge aircraft.
To recap the challenge aircraft was a British aircraft built late 1910s but not built by:-
Armstrong Whitworth
Beardmore
Blackburn
Bristol
de Havilland
Handley Page
or Tarrant
She was a twin engined aircraft but did not go into production.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 17:50
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Boulton and Paul's P.8 Atlantic?
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 18:31
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Mel's Challenge

evansb steals the thunder again. It is indeed the cockpit of the Boulton and Paul's P.8 Atlantic.

The Boulton and Paul P.8 was built from the outset as a contestant for the Daily Mail prize for the first nonstop transatlantic crossing.Only two prototypes were built.Unfortunately the first P.8 crashed on its first flight after an engine cut-out. The second P.8 was finally completed as an airliner prototype and test bed but no orders were received for it.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 19:36
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Thanks Mel, that was an enjoyable challenge. Here is the next cockpit:
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 19:46
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Enjoyed the last challenge.. well done to evansvb
This one looks like a helicopter? Brantly B.2B perhaps.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 19:58
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Not a helicopter.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 20:28
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Whoops! (Thinking aloud, not fishing yet) Looks like it's got 2 sets of engine instruments and only basic flight instruments.

What I would like to know though... are the 'chess pawns' on the plank part of the aircraft structure or the building in which the aircraft is housed?
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 21:12
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Yes, it is a twin-engine aircraft. The 'chess pawns' are ventilators on an adjacent building.
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 03:52
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The Sukhoi SU-12?
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 14:57
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Sorry, this craft is not from Russia. It was built in the late 1950s.
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 20:19
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Did this aircraft operate in the AOP/Spotter role?
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 21:15
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The few examples that were built didn't get much beyond the experimental and assesment phase, but AOP/spotting was not a primary role intended for this craft.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 01:01
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Excellent challenge, evansb...

Except for the two engines...or, at least, two magneto switches... I'd wonder if this was the Bell XV-3 or the Transcendental Model 1-G, but I may be looking in the wrong category.

I understand this aircraft is not a helicopter, but was it an experiment in the VTOL/Tilt Wing field?

[Edited to remove erroneous "Model 200" reference and to add the Transcendental example]

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Old 25th Nov 2007, 04:55
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This version had two Lycoming engines, but it was found to be under-powered, so a single French built Turbomeca turbine was installed. You could say it is a VTOL, but not a tilt-wing. Although not a helicopter, it was built by a helicopter company, but not Bell.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 07:35
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Got it! The Piasecki PA-59K AirGeep.

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Old 25th Nov 2007, 14:54
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evansb's challenge

ozbeowulf is correct Well done The AirGeep was one of several flying platforms developed during the 1950s. Although not a success, the idea has died hard. You have control.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 19:48
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That was a great challenge, Evansb!

Let's see how long this one lasts....

Note: Ignore the superfluous wires and struts seen through the windscreen. They do not belong to this aircraft.

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