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Old 19th Nov 2011, 20:31
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Leisure Aviation 2011/2012 turned up at the local newsagent yesterday
Good, I think! Not seen it here yet....something tells me I'll have to get it quickly

Not twin boom....I thought I had actually found it as well I'll save that now for a future challenge!
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 20:39
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I only picked this image because of the "lumps and bumps" but I'm happy to show you it from another angle. Once seem you'll recognise it quickly. Let me know.

I thought I had actually found it as well
Just curious, as always...was it Russian?
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 20:43
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Just curious, as always...was it Russian?
No, European. Don't worry, I'll post it at some point

No new images yet....just a case of getting it in to perspective!
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 22:19
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Yakovlev Yak-2/Yak4?
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Sorry Karlark...I was day-dreaming...

Yes mate!

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Old 19th Nov 2011, 22:43
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The tails looked a little funny at that angle, didn't appear to be symmetrical. Good one!

Let's see, is there anything ready in the Photobucket.....

Not much to leave to the imagination on this one;

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Old 19th Nov 2011, 22:48
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Curtiss mate?
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 22:54
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Hmmm...now thinking Douglas 8A-5(A-33) - Northrop 8A-3P...?
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 23:00
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Close enough. I have it as a Swedish B5, Northrop 8A-1.

B 5 - Northrop 8A-1 - Page 1
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 23:06
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Thanks Karlark, you're being generous.

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Old 19th Nov 2011, 23:15
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Hi Karl...Tupolev SB2?

Edit, if correct with have to be Open House as just about to hit the hay. Good night.
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 23:18
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"bis"

Your control Ken

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Night Ken.
Catchya later Karlark!

Open House.
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G'nite gents.
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Morning. As no taker's I'll take up my own OH:


Note that port wing was cropped in original photo.

Edit to say, will be offline for a while. If someone makes a guess and it is supported by someone else please move on.

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Old 20th Nov 2011, 16:43
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I'm not sure if it's a case of nobody around or no ideas, but to help you along this is an Amercian homebuild from the 1990's.
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Old 20th Nov 2011, 17:35
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Good evening Ken,

I've been busy all day and I suspect others have too, so it was likely a case of not many around today!

Is there a foreplane lurking in there somewhere?

Edit:

Assuming there was I had a quick look in Aerofiles and found the Hirt Trio of 1914

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Hi Trevor,
I suspect others have too, so it was likely a case of not many around today!
Yes, I think you're right Trevor.
Is there a foreplane lurking in there somewhere?
There is indeed, somewhat muddled up with the starboard u/c in the silhouette.
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Thanks Ken, I didn't think that was messy silhouetting

No pic on AF, but I just found yours on Air Britain

The Hirt Trio 1994
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The Hirt Trio 1994
That's the one Trevor



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