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Old 19th Mar 2012, 16:42
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No visible armament, so civilian?
It was built for military purposes and was to have 2 x machine guns but never went in to production. There is some conflicting information depending on what source you use, but it seems the guns may never have been fitted. As you say they don't show on the 3-view.

Its got Belgian look about it?
It may have, but its not from Belgium. European though.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 16:47
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A bristol lump up front, Ken? A Jupiter?
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 17:19
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Not a Bristol Martin, but a very similar engine, which was built under licence in the country of this aircrafts origin.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 17:21
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European though.
'ere we go again.........
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 17:27
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Got to go soon... so, Italian????
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 17:32
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so, Italian????
No, but it lost out to an Italian aircraft in a competition to provide a fighter for this countries air force. Hence the challenge aircraft never went in to production.

To help you along the engine is a locally built Gnome Rhone.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 17:54
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Oh no!! - that engine was licence-built in many countries.

Notably Czechoslovakia and Poland.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:20
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Notably Czechoslovakia and Poland.
Neither of those, but you are in the right area.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:26
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.........again...........
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:30
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The map was different in the 30s.

Hungary or Romania?
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:31
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Hungary or Romania?
Hungary Clock ticking now!
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:33
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Perhaps you would be interested in the AVIS III.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:39
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Perhaps you would be interested in the AVIS III.
That's the one David

Your control mate.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:56
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You still there Ken? I don't see you as a current user but your light is on!!

Brian is with you so.........................

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Old 19th Mar 2012, 19:32
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Yes, here, just finished dinner. Will be back to look at your latest shortly.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 19:45
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Well, it has all the right looks, so is it a Pitts S-2C Special open cockpit version?

There again, it looks a little small...so maybe a Myers Little Toot?
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 20:36
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...so maybe a Myers Little Toot?
It's a deal - your turn.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 21:06
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The next could be a case for the......................................

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Old 19th Mar 2012, 21:15
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Thanks David - well, hopefully the day shift will be around a little longer

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Old 19th Mar 2012, 21:22
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Not me mate - I'm up at six.

Graeme will recognise my photograph - I wonder if he will yours also.....

Cheers mate - bis morgen.
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