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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 1st Aug 2012, 08:26
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Not so old as it looks mate!

Not from the USA

I will leave my light on but will only be able to check periodically
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 09:19
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Is/was it's purpose an aerial target?

There are no obvious sensors, but the tail bulge may contain a radar reflector such as a mini version of the Luneberg Lens.
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 09:59
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It was designed to tow targets as a secondary mission, but it's design purpose was to conduct photographic intelligence.

The "bulge" is in fact a jettisonable rocket booster, the flame of which can just be seen developing on the extreme right.

Edit: Hi Martin, just seen your light on, still away mate, last I heard you were bound for Kiev.

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 11:08
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Hello Trevor! No, I'm back now, arrived on Friday night with a cold and blocked ears! Its all going away slowly, though.... You azre right, it was Kiev, preceded by 24 hours in Sofia. Both were as hot as hell!!! 38 in Kiev!

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 13:23
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.........
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 14:37
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Kiev, preceded by 24 hours in Sofia. Both were as hot as hell!!! 38 in Kiev!
And not at all pleasant with a head-cold!! Welcome back RR

Coffee (and clue) time.

My challenge first flew in '72; waddya know it rhymes too Only the one made!
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 14:55
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Well, the term UAV did not arrive until the late '70s. Before that (eg 1972) they were referred to as RPVs.

So is it an RPV?
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:03
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Well, although I think you're are correct, I was surprised to find that my source classifies it as a UAV, and a first! Although the translation doesn't make it clear whether that is first UAV for the country, the manufacturer (both true I think) or the use of the term
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:05
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Russian...?
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:26
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Niet; in a manner of speaking you were on the right trail with your first question
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:32
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...but my first question asked if it was American, which you have said it isn't.

edit: perhaps you mean South American......

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:46
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Originally Posted by TC
Not from the USA
That isn't not from America is it
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:48
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Check my edit above mate.
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:52
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Ah yes, you posted that a minute after I'd gone back into the workshop! It is South American
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 15:53
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....FMA....?

Maybe the X59 Dronner.

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 16:10
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No maybe mate; it is the FMA IA 59 Dronner X (also known by the nickname Tabano)

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 17:59
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Thanks TC.

We have not had a chopper for a while.........

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Old 1st Aug 2012, 21:08
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Piasecki 16-H Pathfinder ?
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 22:12
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That's a deal Brian.

Your thread mate - nite.
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Old 1st Aug 2012, 22:47
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Really ? I pulled that one right out of my hat ! Must be my lucky day.. Good night, Captain. Here is the next one:
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