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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 4th Oct 2012, 09:45
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Morning Trevor
Certainly East European and had aerobatic qualitie but post WWII. As you say not too many countries to check.
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 16:07
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Good Afternoon Mel,

Based on your clues I believe it is the Rublič R-7 Racek?

Open House if correct.

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Old 4th Oct 2012, 21:30
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Hi Karl. Sorry for the delay. That is the one the Rublič R-7 Racek. You have Control.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 03:32
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Thanks Mel. I do have a couple up my sleeve but will not be able to monitor the thread over the weekend.

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Old 5th Oct 2012, 16:24
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Have a good weekend Karl, that was a good find to a good challenge from Mel

Here's an AQ style challenge to keep things moving!

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Old 5th Oct 2012, 16:35
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Potez 63.11 ???
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 16:42
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Oh well, that didn't last long did it, but at least it got the thread moving again

No need for the question marks one11, it is indeed the French Potez 63.11


Potez 630 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 5th Oct 2012, 18:50
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Thanks SincoTC. The thread must go on...........

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 01:59
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American?
Keystone?
Pathfinder?

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 04:10
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Graeme,
I'm sure you're right - my source states it was re-engined with three Wright Whirlwind J-5s just before it stalled in a turn while on a test flight carrying a fuel load intended to get it across the Atlantic. The subsequent crash killed its crew of Commander Noel Davis and Lieutenant Stanton Wooster of the US Navy.
Your picture shows part of the aircraft's name & sponsor "American Legion".
Congratulations!
John C.

P.S. My link will not work unless you include the magic word bl*gsp*t in place of the asterisks.

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 14:59
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First apologies for leaving the thread unattended for longer then planned. Graeme has it. A Keystone Pathfinder which according to my source was the American Legion rebuilt after its crash for West Indian Aerial Express and operated by them 1927/1928 before being absorbed into Pan American. Noyade has control.
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 22:44
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No apologies required Doug, it's a big planet and life is unpredictable. Thanks for the Pathfinder, although I wasn't sure as the cockpit and strut layout were a little different on my net image.

Here's one not on Mel's list...

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 09:08
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Plenty of clues there. Another Czech , the HC-4 unfinished prototype in the excellent but crowded Prague-Kbely museum.

Open house at least until later today.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 11:09
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Well done mate.

Open house.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 18:11
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Again, not a silhouette, but a "name the aeroplane" challenge:
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 22:03
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I name that aeroplane the General Aircraft ST-18 Croydon ??
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 22:23
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SincoTC is correct. Only one built and it crashed off a coral reef on the way to Australia. You have control.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 22:29
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Thank you Brian, a good challenge, like a monospar, but in need of a bit of support!

Here is the next challenge. also not quite a silhouette

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Old 9th Oct 2012, 03:30
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Thomas Morse Scout?
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 05:13
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Sorry ICT_SLB, it's not the Thomas Morse Scout
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