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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:06
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French?

The tail looks a little similar to the Arsenal VB.200 series...?

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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:10
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You're getting very close mate , not the 200 series but VB what??

Clue:

It was to be powered by a coupled pair of Arsenal 12Hengines, (French versions of the Jumo 213).

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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:20
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Some sort of proposed development of the VB.10?
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:23
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Some sort of proposed development of the VB.10?
Correct, see my edit above re engines
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:30
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I can't find any images of it on the net Trevor, but one forum talks about a VB.15....?
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:33
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That's the one I had, well done! The Arsenal VB-15

I've only found drawings and illustrations.

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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:38
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Ahhh...found it. Nice site mate!

http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Images...al-VB15/p1.jpg
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:42
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Well I've been looking for cockpits and aerodromes lately (), but I found this a little earlier. Can't see it on Mel's list...

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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:51
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WWI, German, Recce, Benz engine ??

Is that the fin shape, or is what we see a combination of vertical and horizontal surfaces?
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:58
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Czech.
1923.
Maybech Mb.IVa engine.
"Unique fin shape".

Not many (if any?) illustrations on the net...
...so...
enjoyed a long career in Czechoslovakian service, remaining in use until 1934.
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 12:02
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Most likely a Letov -6 ??

Found this one online, not very good quality though!


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Old 14th Aug 2011, 12:06
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That's him!

Here's the original. Very dark to begin with....which makes it easier to "silhouette"...



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Old 14th Aug 2011, 12:17
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Gonna hit the hay mate. Enjoy your Sunday, what's left.
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 12:19
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Thanks Graeme,

Very dark to begin with....which makes it easier to "silhouette"...
Exactly why I chose this one too!!




Edit: Good night Graeme, sleep well I'm off to do some gardening, will monitor periodically!

Edit2: Been a quiet day since Graeme left! Turning in myself now; got an early start tomorrow, but will monitor as often as possible

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Old 15th Aug 2011, 05:32
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Good Morning/afternoon/evening all

No guesses so far threfore a little clue to speed along the new day!

Toothpicks and fans!

off to work now, will monitor periodically.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 08:50
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Morning Stig.

There is a Sturtevant S-4 Seaplane that the USN acquired in 1916 which has a very similar tail?

American airplanes: St - Sz




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Old 15th Aug 2011, 08:58
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Evening Graeme ,

Sturtevant S-4 Seaplane
That's the one mate; well done The link below is very interesting and shows that they started off with toothpicks and fans, dabbled in aircraft and engines, then went back to fans until quite recently!

B.F.Sturtevant History

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Thanks Trevor.

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Old 15th Aug 2011, 10:42
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British. THe Gloster something or other?
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Not British Martin.
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