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Old 12th Feb 2012, 13:17
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Wot you fink the cars are?
Well, they look like a Hillman Minx Ser III on the right and the other a BMC 1100.

Edit: looks like a good call from Alberta
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 13:41
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The Swedish built BA-4 ?
Nice shot Bri - the original Andreasson from 1944.

Wot you doing up so early on a Sunday?



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Old 12th Feb 2012, 14:11
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Thank you. Yes, an especially early Sunday morning for me. Doing a favour for a colleague. I think that Hillman is a Volvo P121..

Here is the next challenge:

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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:06
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Twin piston I assume..
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:23
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Yes, twin piston.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:24
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WW2......?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:35
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Yes, World War II.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:45
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German or Jap.....?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:53
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 16:00
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Brissel Beaufort...OH if correct
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 16:03
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What on earth is that..!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 16:45
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Well, it is a Bristol Beaufort. sycamore got the Beaufort part correct, but he is incapable of posting photos. As requested, it is OPEN HOUSE.


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Old 12th Feb 2012, 16:52
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Sorry Bri - there is no way the Beaufort fin lower leading edge looked like your silhouette.

Where was your reference?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 17:27
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The photo is grainy, but the image has all the hallmarks of a Beaufort. ). The tail-wheel was retractable on some marks.. No other aircraft type even faintly resembles it. I had to paint out the RAF roundel and the letter "A" to the right of the roundel before posting. Curved alloy extensions were added later to the tailing edges to improve dive handling.
I'll see if I can relocate the source of the photo.


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Beware the net.....
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Look closer and you can see the outline of the leading edge of the vertical stab. To the right of your yellow outline.. It is faint but it is visible. Tail wheel? What tail wheel? The aircraft was deemed slow, so improvements were made to give it a few extra knots. The Australian made Beauforts had completely enclosed landing gear, and different antenna.
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Ah yes - now I can see it......

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An OH prevails........



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Evening David...good to see some activity on a Sunday. Been out and about today now that the weather has picked up a bit.

Are we looking at a somewhat high tailed aircraft flying towards us? Do I see a pusher prop?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 18:58
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The silhouette reminds me of the Japanese Linnet I, and II, man-powered aircraft. I'll say it is the Nihon University's Linnet I..

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