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Old 1st Apr 2009, 08:17
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Pe-8 maybe?
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Nyet. No Petlyakov Pe-8.
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 11:25
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So let me try to narrow it down then. Heavy bomber; powered by engines that look a little like the RR Merlin. Axis side is unlikely; is the plane British?
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 11:34
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Fuselage nose looks asymmetric to me. French?
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 13:26
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Aprol Foil ?
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 14:45
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It is French. Only one built.
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 15:27
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In that case the Breguet 482 ?
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 15:37
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Yes it is the Br.482. Your turn.
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 15:56
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That was a good challenge Bri and one I had overlooked.
This is slightly more controversial ...and perhaps appropriate for today..

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Old 1st Apr 2009, 20:46
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Mien Gott - zey haf built mien doodles !!
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 21:43
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Krupp-Germania Ks.1b?

Would be somewhat appropriate for the date indeed... I can not see how they would have made this contraption fly.

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Old 1st Apr 2009, 21:43
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Evansb, do you have another pic of the Br482,as it appears that engines/props are counter-rotating on each wing;If it is so,is there perhaps an `old retainer`/designer ` still working for Airbus on the A400M,as it`s,or one of it`s claims is that it`s counter-rotating props on each wing are a `First`?
It would be prophetic to tell them to go and check their history,or perhaps a portent of the future for the A400 !!!
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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 08:50
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Well Done Ty.114
It is indeed the legendary Germania of WW1 .
Can't see the problem - a wing span 978 feet with 26 engines to power it.

You have control.
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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 09:16
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And all of these 26 engines working on a single propeller... was this plane to be made of armored steel plates as well? Would not surprise me. After all, Krupp-Germania was a noted shipyard, why not apply the principles of battleship building to aeronautics for a change? Think big...

Here is another one:



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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 11:03
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is it the Belyayev DB-LK by any chance ?

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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 11:09
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Smile

Drawbarz,
hats off, that was quick. The Long range bomber - Flying wing it is.

Beljajew DB-LK ? Wikipedia

German and czech language only, Im afraid. The plane was built to the same specs as the later winning Il-4 and found to perform remarkably well, it found some opposition by conservative party circles though. When the German invasion started, the prototype was burnt.

Over to You.

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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 12:35
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Thanks it had me going, I could remember the DB-LK bit but not the manufacturer.

I have nothing to post at the present so open house...

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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 13:55
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Updated What Silhouette List 02 April 2009

An updated list can be found on the sticky "What Cockpit and What Aerodrome latest List" above.
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Old 3rd Apr 2009, 11:58
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No takers?



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Old 3rd Apr 2009, 13:00
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Looks Japanese, is it Kawasaki Ki 28 ?

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