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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 21:12
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Presume a pusher prop?
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 21:25
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Correct; it is a pusher!
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 22:18
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Mmm, not coming up with much - had wondered if it would show up as motorglider, but seemingly not. 1920's era?
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 22:30
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It is categorised as a monoplane, but not from the 20's, try a decade earlier.

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This was the designer's third powered aircraft; he is regarded as a pioneer, but is not a household name today and would probably be dismissed as a typographical error by anyone interested in aircraft !!

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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 22:56
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Another clue added rather than edited to show up as a new post!

One source mentions what I think is a rather unfortunate coincidence; in that one of these aircraft suffered a fatal accident, killing both pilot and passenger on exactly the same day as the previous version set a World Record for Altitude carrying a passenger

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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 09:12
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Christmas Challenge No.2

Still looking Trevor.

Gave up making an aviation-based Silhouette Christmas Challenge, but I did find this Gallipoli Christmas Card Challenge from 1915.

Spot the Turk....



Seasons Greetings from Oz.
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 09:19
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Evening Graeme,

Greetings to you too mate and to all dunnunda

I like the card; good camo, but a bit early in the campaign to be awarding decorations innit
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 10:49
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Good morning/evening all....Graeme, I reckon he would have got away with the disguise if it hadn't been for the boots

Busy morning Trevor, so not had a chance to relook at your challenge....why do I have a nasty feeling that Breguet's may hold the key
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 11:19
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Good morning Ken ,

why do I have a nasty feeling that Breguet's may hold the key
Well, it is on there (it doesn't need any log-in to find it though), but it's on several other sites too.

It's not on Wiki, although the designer chappie is mentioned (a single line entry) and he get's mention for his later work on an aircraft he designed for a company he joined in 1916.
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Would have got there a lot quicker but the bad weather appears to have affected our broadband somewhat....anyway the Dorner Eindecker?
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I don't know if it's the bad weather, or just millions of kids at home and online, but it's awful slow in these parts too!

Well done Ken, it is the Dorner Eindecker Typ III of 1911

Hermann Dorner (born May 27, 1882 in Wittenberg, died February 6, 1963 in Hannover) was among the first German powered aircraft designers. He studied nautical engineering in Berlin, graduated in 1909, and in the summer of 1910 he acquired the pilot license No. 18 of the Deutschen Luftfahrer-Verbandes (German pilots association).

In 1907 he had begun to develop a glider, to the nose of which an engine could be attached. Entering his self-designed powered monoplane, Dorner was the sole German who participated at the Erster Internationalen Flugwoche (first international flying week) in Johannisthal in September 1909, the first time a German powered aircraft was presented at a big event.

In 1910 the Dorner Flugzeug GmbH (Aircraft Ltd.) was formed. After Dorner ran into financial difficulties in 1912, he became an instructor at the Luftfahrerschule (pilot school) Adlershof, and the following year he became the technical director at the recently founded Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (German experimental institute for aviation.

Mid-1914 he and Heinrich Oelerich developed at the Deutsche Flugzeugwerke (DFW, German aircraft works) the DFW B.I and B. II.
Late 1915 he became chief designer of the DFW Riesenflugzeugabteilung (giant aircraft department ) at Leipzig-Lindenthal,

In 1916 he became chief engineer for aircraft engine development at the Hannoverschen Waggonfabrik, Abteilung Flugzeugbau (Hanover railway car factory, aircraft department) at Hannover-Linden, where he designed the Hannover CL Types. After WW I Dorner left the aviation scene.


This photo was from the Original 1912 Dorner Company brochure


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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 13:39
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Thanks Trevor. I think with us its the weather or line maintenance as we keep loosing the connection.

Things appear to be ok at present, so here is the next challenge:

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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 19:33
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A clue for any lurkers out there...European, WWI.
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Morane-Saulnier H or it's Pfalz derivative,the E1?
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Neither of those sabredog.
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 20:24
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Evening Ken and SD. Russian?
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Scout Moran-Saulnier Type G?
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 20:38
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Swedish!

Thulin K.
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Sorry sabredog, not the MS Type G.

Morning Graeme, yes it is the Thulin K from Sweden...well done mate



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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 21:54
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Thanks Ken. Try this, but I'll have to reveal it later tonight when I get home from work if unsolved...

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