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Old 7th Feb 2012, 18:30
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wazza tin???

I haven't gone home yet, I just had an email in to answer in an inconvenient time-zone!

Evening Ken, it's not American by any meaning of the word

I am off now, will be back in an hour, usual rules if anyone gets it, it's all over the Web
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 18:40
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Looks like a landplane modified for use on water.............

in an inconvenient time-zone!
....must be Zummerzet.........
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 19:16
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Evening all! A Brit perhaps? It looks a bit like a Be2?
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 19:31
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'evening mate.

I think it's German or Austro-Hungarian......

Wossa significance of six...............
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 19:42
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I have returned, Evening Martin,

A Brit perhaps? It looks a bit like a Be2?
It is and it does, but it isn't (a Be2 that is)
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 20:15
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Evening...is it the somewhat unusually named White & Thomposn Bognor Bloater?
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 20:18
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This aircraft has a claim on the first production use of a novel feature !

Edit: and that being the application of the monocoque fuselage, the wooden skins of which were copper sewn by the Saunders 'Consuta' process at the works of Williams and Co. of Littlehampton.

Whether this made them look like a bloater I don't know, but Ken is quite right, well done!!

It is the White & Thompson NT.3 'Bognor Bloater' of 1915



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Old 7th Feb 2012, 20:56
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A post, just in case Ken didn't see my edit
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 21:08
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Thanks Trevor.

Will have to be Open House unfortunately.
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 21:57
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Seems no takers for the OH, so.....

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 22:43
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Phoenix Motor Glider ?
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 22:51
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Not the Phoenix Brian - and not a Czech design.

Edit, closing down for the night now.....usual rules apply.

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Old 8th Feb 2012, 10:36
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Hi Ken. Not having much luck mate. Clue or maybe a time period?
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 10:41
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Evening Graeme....South America!
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 11:14
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Brazil?..........
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 11:32
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Brazil?..........
Try Argentina

See, I'm making it easy for you Another cold day here in Wales...still showing -1C at 1130. How's things there?
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 16:00
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I N T E R N E T..............
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 16:30
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I N T E R N E T.
Excellent and welcome back Now start looking!
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 20:16
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Evening Ken.

Kitplane?
Very recent?
Classified as a motor-glider?
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 21:17
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Morning Graeme:
Not a kitplane,
1990's design
Yes, a motor glider
Designer was a glider pilot. The first aircraft to bear his name was a glider in the 1970's
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