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Old 15th Feb 2012, 12:26
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I think it's the appropriately names Gotaverken GV-38 ?? Based on the Rearwin Sportster I think
Got it one Trevor It was originally a licence built version of the Rearwin 9000L Sportster, fitted with a Ken Royce or LeBond radial. The aircraft were later updated to what you see below:



A few of these still survive, although I gather only the above machine is still current.

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 12:50
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Thanks Ken, that was a good one

This on the other hand is a hastily chosen and I suspect not too difficult subject.

Gotta work again, but will leave my light on and monitor as often as possible!

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 13:22
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Rearwin 9000L Sportster
Very nice, Ken!
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Is yours a Jerry, Trevor???
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Not German Martin, but you're not far off
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Lohner Type A triplane?
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That's the one Ken, the Austro-Hungarian Lohner Type A triplane



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OK, Austro-Hungarian
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Thanks Trevor....here's my somewhat hastily prepared offering....

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 15:01
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A racer mate, or one those cabin machines with a cockpit atop? French?
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A racer, yes That is the cockpit rear of the wing. Not French though.
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A floatplane?
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A floatplane?
Not a floatplane David.
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Is it a yank, Ken? I was going to go for Italian but it really isn't sleek enough Its chunky so I guess it could be from the over there?

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What are the two rectangular shapes behind the wings, ken?
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Its chunky so I guess it could be from the over there?
Tis' indeed Martin.

What are the two rectangular shapes behind the wings,
Extremely good question and perhaps an unusual location, but they are radiators.
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Evening Ken.

The Curtiss-Cox Texas Wildcat?

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Morning Graeme.
The Curtiss-Cox Texas Wildcat?
That's the one - in its monoplane as opposed to biplane form.Figured you would get it pretty quickly - I recall you have the same book as me "Speed Seekers".



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Old 15th Feb 2012, 19:24
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Thanks Ken.

Speed Seekers? Missed opportunity mate. Melbourne 1987, Swanson St bookshop. Choice was US Fighters vs Speed Seekers. Bad choice - life is full of them.

Top one is the GIMP. Bottom, the old contrast method. I'll accept an answer for either one.





The engine can be seen on the Challenge Thread. The old Two from One trick.
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 19:54
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Looking at both line drawings above of the Curtiss, neither make any sense compared to the photo regards the cockpit/framing?
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