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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 15th Sep 2012, 22:11
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Hi Mel.
I'll start the ball rolling.
They look short - Japanese?
Mitsubishi Ki-2?
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 23:05
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You have it the Mitsubishi Ki-2

You have control
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 07:00
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Thanks Mel - sorry, but open house at the moment.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 09:04
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Found one....

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 18:40
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Graeme. Is it for real or just a mock up? That tail rotor looks really ineffective.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 18:49
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Indeed. No intakes, vents or exhaust visible either. Background forest looks nordic.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 21:35
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I believe it's real Mel. Flew in the early nineties and powered by reaction motors using Hydrogen Peroxide as fuel. Most of the flight testing was carried out in Switzerland, a place called San Vittore (see below), but the photo above shows the pre-production prototype prior to shipping at Newport News, Virginia.

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 21:50
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That will be the Atlas Rocket Helicopter Swiss Copter then. That tail rotor looks so ineffective.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 22:12
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That will be the Atlas Rocket Helicopter Swiss Copter then.
Done!

I believe the author Mike Spick had some involvement in the project.

Your control mate.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 22:37
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Your clue helped. I was not looking for a real flyer I was convinced that the first picture showed a mock up. Good challenge Graeme.
Here is the next:-
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 23:12
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Fighter?
British?
Hawker Hornbill?
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 23:54
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You are also on a roll Graeme. Hornbill it is .
You have control.
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 00:23
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Just lucky mate. Actually, I was thinking it might have been the Saro fighter based on your flying-boat cockpit hunt.

Must leave you now, heading to work. Cheers Mel.

Should be easy?....

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Old 17th Sep 2012, 11:56
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Interesting challenge Graeme. An aircraft with "ventral cabane struts" similar to the Bristol Fighter and Bristol Tourer aircraft. Is this from the USA?
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 14:39
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The Vickers 141 perhaps?
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 20:36
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The Vickers 141
Well done mate! Sorry for the delay.
Your control Mel.
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 23:21
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Thanks Graeme here is the next:-
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 06:25
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I'm thinking Czech?
Letov S-328?
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 12:37
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You are thinking correctly. It is the Letov S328.
You have control.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 20:36
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Thanks Mel. I'll make it open house for the time being. Cheers.
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