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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 26th Sep 2012, 03:46
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Thanks Brian; a good challenge ,

here's the next mystery aircraft; a sporty little number for the early hours of the day!!


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Old 26th Sep 2012, 12:05
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The Belgian Sport?

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 12:18
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Yes mate, well found , my sporty little number (20) for the early morning (AM), but I bet you didn't need my clues with your collection of books

It is the Mulot AM.20 Sport from Belgium

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 12:35
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Thanks Trevor.

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 22:40
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G'day Graeme,

That looks like the Dyle et Bacalan DB-10 ??
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 22:59
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Dyle et Bacalan DB-10
Well done Trevor. Your control.
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 23:08
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Thanks Graeme,

A bit stuck for time at the moment; 'tiz gone midnight and another early start tomorrow, luckily, this one isn't on Mel's list, si I'll have to use it here

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Old 27th Sep 2012, 04:48
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Good morning World ,

Does look cold there doesn't it; quite possibly it was taken on a frozen lake!!

Off to work now, catch you later
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 12:48
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Looks a bit of a hybrid to me, Trevor.
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 13:06
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Thanks Mel,

I was about to give another clue anyway, but I'll add to my chilly reference earlier this morning to say that it's from Northern Europe and that it incorporated features from several well-known types of aircraft of the time and as a result, it was given a rather derogatory nickname, to which you have given the more polite translation!!
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:19
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Swedish M.1 ?
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:29
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Swedish M.1 ?
It is Swedish, but not an M.1, it has no type or designation, just its designer's name plus that of a bird (or another "nickname") as mentioned in my reply to Mel

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Old 27th Sep 2012, 23:40
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It seems some additional clues are in order!

Powered by a 50 hp Gnome engine.

it made its maiden flight in the spring of 1914. During the summer the aircraft was used in a marketing campaign for a famous Swedish toothpaste!!

At the outbreak of WWI, the aircraft was sold to the Swedish Army Aviation and used as a trainer and as a target aircraft. In 1916, the aircraft was taken out of service.

Off to bed now, happy searching
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:06
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I'll bite on that Fjällbäck Bastarden.
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:18
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Morning Karl,

No swearing now

Yes; it is the The Fjällbäck Näktergalen (Nightingale) Aka ”Bastarden”

"A young aviator and engineer educated by Blériot in France, Lars Fjällbäck, designed in 1913 an aircraft which got the name ”Näktergalen” (Nightingale). It was manufactured at Svenska Aeroplanfabriken, a small enterprise owned by Fjällbäck and his friends Tord Ångström, Allan Jungner and Gösta von Porat. All of these four young men made later careers in the Swedish military and civil aviation.

Fjällbäck's design made its maiden flight in the spring of 1914. Test pilot was Tord Ångström. During the summer the aircraft was used for in marketing campaign for a famous Swedish toothpaste. When the WWI broke out in August, the aircraft was sold to the Swedish Army Aviation in 1914 and used as a trainer and as a target aircraft. The common name of the aircraft was ”Bastarden”, in English ”the Hybrid”, because it incorporated features from several well-known types of contemporary aircraft. In 1916, the aircraft was taken out of service due to wear."
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:53
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Thanks Trevor. Good hybrid challenge .

Edit: Challenge withdrawn.... not able to monitor the rest of the weekend. I'll put it back up later. Cheers.

Open House

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Old 29th Sep 2012, 13:19
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Name this design proposal that went no further:

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Old 29th Sep 2012, 23:46
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Jolly Jumbucks! - a Wallaby?

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Old 30th Sep 2012, 00:13
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Crikey mate! Too right! Good on'yah! You've control!

(Yes, it is indeed the Australian CAC design proposal for a post-war DC-3 replacement feeder-liner, that failed to generate interest, even after a re-design with more powerful engines.)

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Old 30th Sep 2012, 06:50
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Thanks Brian.

Hopping along....

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