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Old 14th Nov 2011, 14:37
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Ilyushin IL-6?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 14:42
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Il-8?
Not that one David....the IL-8 only had one engine!
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 14:43
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Sorry - just realised my typo.

Looks like a strike above...
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Ilyushin IL-6?
That's the one Karl, powered by 2 x Charomskiy diesel engines



Back to you.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 14:54
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. Open house, please.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 14:59
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Ok Karl....David, as you were so close, have you got one ready to go?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 15:06
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I have, but gozome shortly so won't be able to monitor for maybe an hour.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 15:15
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OK Ken - one that's easy to find for you.

Back in an hour.

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Old 14th Nov 2011, 15:51
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Is that Barnaby Wainfan's FMX-4 Facetmobile?

Sorry, couldn't keep away, I should really get back to work.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 16:01
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It is indeed.

Never mind work - put your green light back on because you have the thread!
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 16:25
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Thanks LM. Just about lunchtime. Close enough.

Keeping with the insane theme... or should I say inane;



Hard to say if the silhouette is exact.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 16:39
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Alekseev SM-1?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 16:49
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That's the one.

Skytrain has control.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 16:52
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Thanks Karl, definitely falls into the weird and wonderful category.

Talking of which:

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Old 14th Nov 2011, 17:19
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I've seen it before.

It's the WTFO?

Obvious question - is it a disc or a sphere?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 17:29
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SA-60 Spherical Airship?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 18:00
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Or the Stratellite?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 18:06
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Obvious question - is it a disc or a sphere?
Sphere
SA-60 Spherical Airship?
Not listed as that Karl but it does look very similar. Definitely a different manufacturer and a different country.
Or the Stratellite?
Not that either David
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 18:53
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I've seen it before.
I saw this in a movie? Phantasm...

Phantasm (1979) - IMDb

It flies and can kill Ken?



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What I thought would be a straightforward challenge appears not to be. Karl has proposed the SA60, which I thought was the Sierra Nevada Corp SA60, but I am wondering if SA60 is just a generic name for the size of the airship.

To make life easier, just the name of the munufacturer will suffice as the manufturer has made a number of virtually identical models. This one dates from the 1990's and would appear to have undergone modifications over the years.

It flies and can kill Ken?
Morning Graeme and thanks for your kind comments, I think its safe to say my challenge can fly but is unlikely to kill, unless it inadvertently lands on you!
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