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Old 17th Nov 2011, 06:32
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Hi Graeme,

Tupolev SB 2....?
That looks like a pretty good call and it gets my vote (or its Aka ANT-40)! My only concern is the T/E wing fillets seem a bit larger on the silhouette, but that may be just an illusion, or an artefact of the process.

Hopefully someone else will confirm too!

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Old 17th Nov 2011, 07:18
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Thanks mate...and replied. If it is the Tupolev, it'll have to open house, sorry.
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 08:19
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Morning all. The other option is the Archangel Ar-2, which would have been my "favourite"!
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:05
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Good morning Ken et al.
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Morning David. Any view on the challenge....afraid I've upset things by not seconding!
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:18
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Well I don't believe it's the Tupolev SB 2.

The Ant-40 / Ar-2 looks much more like it.
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:34
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Definitely the SB-RK AR2.
Not too sure how to post links, but this might help.

Tu-SB-RK / Arhangelsky Ar-2
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:47
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Good morning Gents !

That's better, the Archangel Ar-2 looks much more like it and answers my concern over the differences to the SB-2, alas I had no time to follow it up earlier this morning.

Thanks for the link SD, To me that matches Karlark's silhouette exactly

Good shot Ken
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:52
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Well, it's 0453 in Minnesota so we'll just wait........
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Morning David,

Karl did say to carry on if there was an correct answer " please move forward once confirmed by anyone" With a closer look (and I'm properly awake now and have changed my mind ), I'd say that SD's link confirms Ken's first post #4243 this morning, would you second that and give control to skytrain?

Coffee break's over now, seeya later if work permits
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I'll certainly second it and invite Ken to take the thread.
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I'll certainly second it and invite Ken to take the thread.
Regardless of whether it is the Ar-2 (I still think it is), the other 2 candidates (the SB-2 and ANT-40) have both been put forward and I am very sure it is one of these, so I am happy to move forward. No doubt Karl will confirm which of us was corrrect when he is up and about.

So, I'll accept the nomination (sound's like I'm at an awards ceremony) from Trevor and David.....Stand-by gents
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 10:53
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Next one:



The little "nick" in the canopy is where it was slid slightly back in the photo I used.

Last edited by skytrain10; 17th Nov 2011 at 11:53. Reason: Correction to nose leg lost in the silhouetting process
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Methinks it has been parked with the nosewheel fairly well turned to the right.

Therefore the rudder would also be and so the fin/rudder silhouette profile may not reflect the true shape.
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Therefore the rudder would also be and so the fin/rudder silhouette profile may not reflect the true shape.
Yes, there is a deflection but not a large one. I don't think it distracts too much from the tail profile.
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 12:07
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One more question - is it available with fixed gear as well?
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 12:31
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French, Ken?
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One more question - is it available with fixed gear as well?
No, retractable only, although it's not strictly available at all as I believe only the 1 built.

French, Ken?
Not French Martin. Wrong side of the pond
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Hi,

I think it was ENAER T-35 Pillán.
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 13:08
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I think more than one Pillan was built, Hesham!
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