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Old 28th Feb 2008, 12:04
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Further thought and some research. It's the FA 330A.

Open house as I'll be away for a few days.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 12:30
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Full marks to larssnowpharter! It is indeed the FA-330A! Imagine being dragged along by a U-boat, whirring and freezing a hundred feet up over the North Atlantic in December on this......


(One rotor blade seems to be missing from this museum example)

Open house, the man says....
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 12:54
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For this challenge I need the Aircraft type of course, but also a short note as to why for this challenge type 2008 is in some way "special".

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Old 28th Feb 2008, 13:04
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75th Anniversary of a long distance flight?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 14:33
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Oh so close but wrong "plane" as it were...
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 14:44
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Or did it use more fuel than it took off with?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 14:48
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.... Getting colder (If you're referring to Cobhams pioneering In Flight Refuelling)
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 15:45
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Is it the Westland P.V.3 as flown over the Himalayas in 1933?

The fact that so much oxygen equipment is featured in the photo makes this a tempting guess.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 15:45
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Windriver

please ignore my PM, I think I got it wrong again!
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 16:13
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682al has it .. well done



More info at http://aviationancestry.com/EverestE...ion/index.html if you're interested.

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Old 28th Feb 2008, 16:24
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Thanks windriver, how about this one...

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Old 28th Feb 2008, 16:37
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HP Hampden?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 16:52
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Judging by the position of the compass, it looks like a British twin engine aircraft 1940s. How about the Gloster F9/37?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 16:59
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Sorry both, it's not a British type.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 17:09
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Offset control column and yoke puts one in mind of a P38, perhaps (to account for the compass installation) one of the batch of P38Ds without the rather essential superchargers that went to the RAF (who gave the aircraft its popular name I think). Course I have been wrong twice already today so ...
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 17:45
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...so that makes it a third! (Sorry)

You are on the right lines though.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 18:08
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Martin Maryland perhaps?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 18:13
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Not a fighter then, Martin Maryland?

I agree with the one above!

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Old 28th Feb 2008, 18:25
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You're almost there...
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 18:42
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I am sure kitbag is thinking the same, the Martin Baltimore perhaps?
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