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Old 7th Mar 2012, 16:50
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Super Petrel LS ?
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 16:58
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As far as I know it has nothing to do with a Petrel/Super Petrel!!!
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 16:59
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Tissard Hydroplum II, SMAN Super Petrel?
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 17:02
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Neither of them, mate!
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 17:04
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Having compared images it clearly has some connection!!!! However, there are differences which, as far as I can see, make my image different an distinguishable from a Petrel/Super Petrel. RR

Edit: I'm not sure what to do. The machine I have is not marked as any of te above but clearly it is related. There are various differences but I think it is so close. So, I will declare it to ....... Skytrain10, as he came up with Petrel first. I have it as the Naval Aircraft Experimental NAX-01 of the Thai Navy! I found little reference to it on the net but I did get this picture....

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Old 7th Mar 2012, 17:10
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Martin, I have to drop offline, so if you are awarding it, give it to Brian
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 17:12
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Brian,

As you can see, Ken has passed the ball to you.......

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Old 7th Mar 2012, 17:37
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Okay, thanks. Here is the next challenge:

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Old 7th Mar 2012, 19:58
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SUPERMARINE SWAN
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 23:32
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LM is spot on. A true flying boat hull replete with port holes, hard chine, and an upper deck for the pilot officer(s). Galley slaves below? nah, just tars.. Truly nautical in profile.





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Old 8th Mar 2012, 08:16
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Thank you Bri - my bumper seaplane site came to the rescue again.

In and out of class all morning, so will check in between classes.

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Old 8th Mar 2012, 15:23
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Hello David!

A high-wing, or shoulder-wing? WW1 era?

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Old 8th Mar 2012, 15:36
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Good to see somebody around Martin.

A high-wing, or shoulder-wing?
neither
WW1 era?

yes
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 16:43
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Sorry i haven't had much time today but ... a Jerry? European, at least? Designed as a fighter? Anzani engine?
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 17:18
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European, at least? Designed as a fighter?
Yes to both mate.

Not German, but has tangled with a few.

Want another clue?
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 08:54
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Blimey - where on earth is everyone?

Keep going Martin - you seem to be the only one having a go.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 09:51
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Bonjour David, the Nieuport N 11?
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 10:21
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Morning Martin.

No mate.

This was a very well-known British WW1 fighter with a rotary engine.

Should not take long now......

Off line for an hour.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 12:56
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The photograph is quite famous, taken in the UK from another aeroplane (Sopwith 1.5 Strutter) in 1916.

It portrays Captain Vernon Brown looping the aeroplane in the UK.

Clerget engine.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 13:05
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Well, from all the clues it must be a Sopwith Triplane?
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