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Old 21st Aug 2012, 10:50
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I was hoping for German mate.
I would welcome a clue, at your leisure.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 13:22
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I would welcome a clue, at your leisure.
Well I can tell you it was designed by a man that had the same name as one of Britain's greatest voyagers and explorers.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 16:57
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Hello Mel, Is it the Beardmore WB.XXVI ?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 18:20
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Hi Karl. It is indeed the Beardmore WB.XXVI designed by W.S. "Bill" Shackleton.
The Beardmore WB XXVI was powered by a Rolls-Royce Eagle engine.

The prototype first flew some time in 1925. While it proved to be manoeuvrable, it was underpowered, and performance was poor. Only one example was built. It was sent to Latvia for evaluation in 1926 but only flown three times before it was rejected. As the Latvians were unwilling to pay for replacement of the Eagle with a more powerful Napier Lion engine it was eventually sent back to Beardmore and scrapped.

You have control.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 19:28
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Thanks Mel. Here's the next:

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Old 21st Aug 2012, 21:07
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Where are you guys finding these things?!

Russian Karl?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 21:34
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Just taking my time. ...
Oh yes it is Russian.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 21:36
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Khakrov KhAI-5 (R-10)....?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 21:41
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No I don't think it's that, although very similar.

have to check in later, it's past quittin' time.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 22:15
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Another...

Kochyerigin SR....?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 22:30
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I would say you have it Graeme the Kocherigin, SR (R-9, LBSh, TsKB-27).
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 00:10
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Yes, you have it Graeme.

The Kocherigin SR is correct. Your control.

TsKB-27/SR, Kocherigin
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 05:03
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Thanks Karl.

I've cropped the tail, but If you want it back, just let me know.

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 19:01
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American Graeme? Some sort of Stearman?
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 21:04
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Interesting aircraft Graeme. I gather your Cockpit Challenge is the cockpit to this aircraft. 7 Cyl radial with a three bladed prop? It looks very similar to the Fokker CX, intriguing.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 21:21
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Mel,it can`t be,as the struts around the cockpit are totally different....
( for the Cockpit challenge)

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 21:41
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Evening gents.

Not a Stearman Karl.
Not a Fokker Mel and not related to my WC - which reminds me, need a clue there.

Here's the tail back...

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 21:50
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American
Sorry Karl, yes, from the USA but made for export....
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 22:21
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Probably just the angle that's throwing you off. Or the captions are all wrong! From an article.....

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 22:23
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Curtiss Cyclone Falcon for the Columbia
Here is the aircraft withour floats.

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