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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 22:26
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Curtiss Falcon for Columbia ??

Edit: Beaten to it I see; well done Mel

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 22:34
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Curtiss Cyclone Falcon for the Columbia
That's the one! Your control Mel.

(Does look a bit Fokkerish?)

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 23:19
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Thanks Graeme. That was a great challenge. For some reason the canopy made me think there was a connection with your cockpit challenge but now I can see the wimg struts are completely different.

Here is the next one:-
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 23:37
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I think this was the first aircraft that appeared in the second series of this thread Mel?

The Rohrbach Ro IX Rofix...?

Kurt Tanks first fighter.

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 23:59
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Sorry Mel, if it is, I'll have to make it open house. I'm heading off to earn a buck or two. Cheers.
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 00:13
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It is not on the list. I must have missed it. It is the Rofix. Here is the next
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 10:10
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Shorts Chamois S.3b....?
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 10:56
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You have it Graeme . It is the Shorts Chamios. You have control.
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 11:05
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Thanks Mel.

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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 13:44
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British? The Fairey III possibly?
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 21:33
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G'day Mel.

No Fairies here mate, but it is British and the makers hoped it would take part in a long journey.
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 22:43
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G'day Graeme,

Looking at the depth of the rear fuselage and the shape of the fin, I think it's the Sopwith Atlantic ??

I'm going to be tied up all day tomorrow (Friday), so It'll have to be Open House if correct, sorry
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 22:46
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The engine looks like a Rolls Royce eagle, perhaps it is the Sopwith Atlantic?

Trevor this time you beat me by three minutes.

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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 23:17
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Well done gents. It is the Sopwith Atlantic...

Sopwith Atlantic

Trevor has declared Open House, however 3 minutes is not long (unless holding ones breath), so would you like control Mel?
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 23:38
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Thank you Graeme. Unfortunately PPRuNe does not update automatically and therefore I missed Trevor's post.
Here is an easy one. I am after the Manufacturer and name of the aircraft not the name of the young lady, however if you can name her you get an extra point.
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 00:42
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Early days, so I won't ask for clues....yet.
I'm hoping she's British and the aircraft as well. Looks to be a big engine and not your typical light biplane aircraft.

The Fairey Fox I....maybe? I don't know who the Fox getting in is.

Loading this to compare the panelling....


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Old 24th Aug 2012, 09:25
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Brilliant Graeme. It is indeed a Fairey Fox I. The aircraft in question is G-ACAS of Luxury Air Tours. This aircraft was flown with C.W.A. Scott's flying circus in 1933 by Flt Lt J B Pugh until it caught fire in the air and was burned out on landing at Littlehampton Sussex on July 14 1933.
The lady standing on the wheel is the Hon Mrs Victor Bruce.
The aircraft below is another Fairey Fox:-



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Old 24th Aug 2012, 20:29
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Thanks Mel and apologies for the delay.

The lady standing on the wheel is the Hon Mrs Victor Bruce.
Hope I wasn't ouuta line calling her a "Fox" then? I did see a mention about a Flying Circus somewhere on google but dismissed it believing this was some sort of Aviation Record in the making.

Anyway, onward....

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Old 24th Aug 2012, 22:15
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Looks like the Northrop P61 Black Widow Turret installation.
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 23:17
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It is mate. Well done.

I was wondering if I could make the P-61 less identifiable - I guess not. I got my wife to have a look at it (I'm training her to take over when I die) and see said it looked like a boat, so I thought it might work.

Back to you mate.
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