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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:25
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So, the Atacama desert.

Looking at that area right now, but little coming up.
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but little coming up
Indeed !! See my edit to last post, it may help you to know where to look
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:36
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Thanks mate.

Unfortunately it's gozome time. To be continued.........
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Hate to come in when someone else has done all the work, but I think this is the Copetta Monoplane “El Burrito” of 1911. Chile does tend to make the search that little bit easier
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To be continued.........
Alas not!

Twenty minutes ago looked at Breguets.................................
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 18:18
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Evening Gentlemen!

Last check on progress before going home!

Sorry David; Ken has got to it first! It is the Copetta Monoplane “El Burrito” of 1911

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Twenty minutes ago looked at Breguets.................................
Sorry mate, but if you'd "Copy and pasted" one of my answers into goggle, it would have returned two Breguet hits on the first page (not on the images though) !

My Challenge intake is feeling lonely, Not the daddy of them all (although the Whittle wasn't really either), mine has a reasonably creditable title to be the daddy of at least a class of jet aircraft!

Catchya later
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Thanks Trevor....a quick search Chile Monoplane 1911 (after trying 1912) revealed the answer.

Here's the next offering:

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Old 9th Nov 2011, 10:35
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Morning Ken.

Do I see an Anzani?
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Morning David....not an Anzani.

To help move things along, aircraft is European and designed for a special purpose.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 10:54
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Morning Ken,

A hasty coffee break and a quick question.

It seems to have that "Mailplane" look about it, is that worth pursuing?

Try and get back later but very hectic!
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 11:05
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mmmm....

With a pilot on board methinks the CG would be quite a way aft, so I think something must have been carried forward of the cockpit.

TC has suggested mail - any future in ambulance?

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It seems to have that "Mailplane" look about it, is that worth pursuing?
I see what you mean, but no, not worth pursuing that particular line. Although it could have had a civil application the aircraft was designed for and used by the military.
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A wild thought.

Did that forward fuselage contain a tank for liquid?

I'm intrigued by the pipe that runs from that area to the engine.
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Did that forward fuselage contain a tank for liquid?
Nope, but it was made that way to accommodate something forward of the cockpit.

I'm intrigued by the pipe that runs from that area to the engine.
I was too, but so far have not found any reference to it. Perhaps a product of the design of the forward fuselage as a result of what it had to contain?
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This is going to be a bad day!

Was that forward area pressurised, or perhaps heated?

I did previously suggest ambulance.
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any future in ambulance?
Sorry, miised your edit David. Yes, it was deisgned as an air ambulance, with accommodation for a stretcher patient forward of the cockpit

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Was that forward area pressurised, or perhaps heated?
No reference to this that I can see.

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Old 9th Nov 2011, 12:07
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Ah....- crossed posts.
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I think it may be the Bloch MB-81 ??

Edited to say Bloch MB.80 Prototype, seems the 81 had closed cockpit according to Wikipedia!

Edit2 Could be either it seems from an image search

Sorry, but it'll have to be an Open House if it is correct, as I got to go into a meeting in fifteen minutes and dunno when I'll get out!!

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Rats..............
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