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Old 13th Jan 2012, 21:31
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Good one !!

Was having doubts about the P as they all seemed to have cowls, but I could only find photos of the Playboy with open cockpit and then noticed it started life as closed!
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 21:39
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Thanks Karlark. Not very "silhouetty", but here goes No.3...

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Old 13th Jan 2012, 22:11
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Issat a Stearman 4-CM1/4-RM1 Senior Speedmail ??
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 22:15
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I'll accept that mate! With a Ranger.

Your control.

Stearman 4-RM Special [X484W] (magazine clip)

4-RM Special 1930 = 4pChwM repowered with 450hp Ranger GV-770. POP: 1 [X484W].


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Old 13th Jan 2012, 22:47
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Thanks Graeme,

Mean eh!! I'm surprised this is not on the list!!


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Old 14th Jan 2012, 03:21
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Has to be the Dauntless mate.



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Old 14th Jan 2012, 03:59
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Afternoon Graeme,

I'll go with that mate seeing as it's topical (dunno WTF is going on at AQ though, an unnoticed cock-up I hope)

The caption to my source actually give it as the Douglass A-24 Banchee, but that just seems to be the Army name for the SBD Dauntless, so I think that both should noew go on Mel's list!

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Old 14th Jan 2012, 05:56
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Thanks mate. Should have looked at the site more carefully where I found your image. Very generous, thanks.

Next one...



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Old 14th Jan 2012, 21:45
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Not been around of late....first chance to look in for a while. Looks Curtiss'ish, but not quite right. A US machine Graeme?
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 02:59
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G'day Ken.

A US machine?
Yes mate. But not from Curtiss. Two-seat fighter...
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 03:34
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'Artnoon Graeme,

Is the Plan-view silhouette conceal a closed cockpit?

Welcome back Ken
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 06:43
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closed cockpit
Yes mate. I think you're onto me.

Here is the cockpit detail....

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Old 15th Jan 2012, 08:35
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Evening Graeme...my other thought late last night was a Vought. Now I see the cockpit that also has similarities to Vought, but again nothing that quite matches. Time for a coffee and a closer look.
Edit...keep looking at the XF3U...close, but not close enough.
Going to have to resort to Aerofiles....

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Old 15th Jan 2012, 09:22
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Douglas XFD-1?
My Midland Counties book US Designations and Serials came to the rescue
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 09:34
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Douglas XFD-1
Sorry for the delay mate, your control!

XF3U...close, but not close enough
Just had a look at that - it does look very similar!
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 09:45
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Cheers Graeme...good challenge Just never thought of Douglas! Hope all is well?

Will have one ready shortly
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 10:15
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Here is the next challenge

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Old 15th Jan 2012, 10:21
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Kawasaki T-4?
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 10:23
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That was easy, yes the Kawasaki T-4 it is

Just thought it was a nice picture



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Old 15th Jan 2012, 10:28
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Thanks Ken, but the silhouette cupboard is bare mate. Sorry. Open House. Put up another? Trevor? Anyone? Otherwise I'll start scrambling and look for one...
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