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Old 23rd Jun 2008, 20:04
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No problem treadigraph, it is indeed the Boisavia B.260 Anjou (later developed by SIPA as the Sipavia Anjou).

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Old 23rd Jun 2008, 20:52
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Cheers Mel.

Continuing the theme of unusual twins, this surely won't last long for the super-sleuths!

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Old 24th Jun 2008, 00:27
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Piper Pocono.
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 07:01
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Correct, the PA-35 Pocono - only one prototype in 1968, ended up in Poland in '76 according to Rod Simpson's GA book. Wonder if it still exists?

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Old 24th Jun 2008, 14:46
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Apologies all - open house.

Having got all the original books still and having used them for many aircraft recognition competitions in the past I have an unfair advantage. I'll drop out of this thread..
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 15:24
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One to keep things moving. I am sure this one will soon be identified.



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Old 25th Jun 2008, 11:17
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No takers? This aircraft first flew late 1950s, it was based on an aircraft that first flew in the late 1930s.
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 11:26
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Is it anything to do with the Messerschmitt Me108 Taifun (I think it was). Got a Taifun type look to it.
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 11:32
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Is it the Saab Safir?
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 11:47
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The German built Blume Bl.500 ?
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 12:03
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Bri has it. . It is in fact the Blume BL.502

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Old 25th Jun 2008, 12:22
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Is the Blume Bl.500 an ME108 derivative?
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 12:39
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Thanks Mel. Back to barit1's unanswered question (thread #12), Yes there was a twin J-85 powered version called the Fiat G.91Y. Looking externally very similar to the single-Orpheus powered G.91R, the G.91Y was an almost altogether different aircraft. For one thing, it increased the speed from mach.91 to .94.
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 12:56
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C-74 as a film star?

Am I correct in thinking that the aircraft that delivers the 'gold bullion' to Turin airport in that classic film 'The Italian Job' is a C-74?
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 13:08
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Here is the next challenge:
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 13:23
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oncemorealoft asked:-
Is the Blume Bl.500 an ME108 derivative
No it was based on the Arado Ar 79.

In 1956 after restrictions on aircraft construction in Germany were lifted Walter Blume produced, a modernized version of the Ar 79. The canopy was extended rearward, the fin was replaced by a more modern form, the wing replaced by an all metal wing and the landing gear replaced by a tricycle undercarriage.. The original Hirth engine Hirth being no longer available, was replaced by the Lycoming O-320.
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 16:40
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Italian Job

My ancient memory thinks you are correct, further on the C-74, was it not given a try-out on the Berlin Airlift ?
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 17:27
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Italian Job

From "The Internet Movie Database"
The "Chinese" plane delivering the gold to Turin airport is one of the rare (only 14 ever built) Douglas C-74 Globemaster transport planes.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 14:32
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The I.A.R. 818 perhaps Bri?

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Old 26th Jun 2008, 14:50
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Spot on, Mel Your turn.
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