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Old 10th Sep 2012, 20:15
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To cover all the bases; Douglas P-70?

Edit; or a Douglas A-26? Douglas at all?

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Old 10th Sep 2012, 22:52
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This aircraft is not of Douglas manufacture.
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 07:30
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Is it a Martin B36 then?

OH if correct
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 08:33
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Is it from the USA Mel?
Tricycle gear?

To me the vertical tail leading edge looks curved - ruling out the Marauder? Hard to tell how far away the turret is from the tail/fuselage join.
Is it possible side blisters are occluded from the shot and it's the Consolidated Privateer?

Just a guess.

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 10:56
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Embarrassment

Gentlemen, my sincere apologises . My source "Luftfahrt International" included the photograph in an article on the Martin B26 Marauder Aircraft. Taking up Graeme's points and checking with the full photograph it is of course the Douglas A20 Havoc. Sabredog clearly identified the aircraft as the Douglas A20 at post # 10575 therefore the accolade should go to him. Many thanks Graeme it has taught me to check and double check ones sources and not take them at face value .
Douglas A20 Havoc:-


Martin B26 Marauder:-


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Old 11th Sep 2012, 11:13
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Thank you,Mel, but I am more than happy to let Graeme have this one,especially after his excellent sketch.
Over to you Graeme.
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 11:47
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Thanks gents. Easily done Mel - caption people can be deliberately misleading!

Easy one in return then, and not on your list Mel. Can't monitor it, so please move on once you identify it. Cheers.

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 11:58
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B-26 Martin Marauder?
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 16:05
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I would say based on this evidence you have it Terry:-


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Old 11th Sep 2012, 16:49
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Many thanks,Mel;
The next;

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Old 12th Sep 2012, 00:46
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It looks like the Danish KZ-XI..
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 06:34
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That is correct,Brian.
YHC
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 14:57
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Identify this one:
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 18:15
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Boeing KB-29P Tanker. Boom operators position.
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 19:14
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Correct sabredog You have control.
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 19:31
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Thank you,Brian.
The next;
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 20:42
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G'day Terry.

I can't find a precise name for this, but the internet keeps referring to it as the Oblique Wing Research Aircraft built by NASA?

NASA - Oblique Wing Research Aircraft
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 21:52
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That is the one,Graeme, and the name is correct also.
I had hoped the cropping might have made the identification a little more difficult!
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 22:35
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Thanks Terry. I remembered the NASA AD-1 and personally call it a swivel wing but oblique wing starts the fireworks with google showing many examples.

I'll follow on from Mel and try another gunner with the "determined look"...

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Old 13th Sep 2012, 00:01
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Looks similar to the Kawaaaki Ki-48 installation
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