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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:13
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Hi Greame. You are up early. It is indeed an Arado Ar-76. You have control.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 23:11
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Thanks Mel.

This should be easy with the discussion around us...

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 21:58
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Handley Page Herald ??
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 01:48
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Tis the Herald Doug.

A very fast aircraft. Note the Victor chase plane in the background struggling to keep up...



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Old 8th Nov 2012, 04:57
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I suggest that you look at the current Herald vs F27 thread in Aviation History and Nostalgia subforum:

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...erald-f27.html

Comments there indicate that the Herald was a rather slow dog compared with the F27. For example "the F27 was about 20 to 30 knots faster than the Herald for the same fuel flow". But "The Herald had better short field performance and higher cross wind limits and hence was very popular with Channel Island operators."
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 05:57
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Just joking mate.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 06:37
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Well, one11 where is your challenge?
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:20
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Well, one11 where is your challenge?
Incoming challenge delayed for operational reasons but now ready-to-go.


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Old 8th Nov 2012, 16:02
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Russian KOMTA 3TV triplane bomber.

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Old 8th Nov 2012, 18:11
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It is. Evansb has control.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 23:55
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Thank you. A small span on that triplane. Here is the next challenge:
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Old 9th Nov 2012, 00:22
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Nice one! Bombardier Dash 8?


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Old 9th Nov 2012, 01:39
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Yes, it is a Bombardier Dash 8. Can you identify the specific model?
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Old 9th Nov 2012, 01:54
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The really long one... ?

Edit: Stretched out to the 400 series... don't know the exact model.

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Old 9th Nov 2012, 04:14
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Dash 8-400* - we've still got the prototype (S/N 4001) stashed somewhere around here. And much thanks to Westjet for keeping a lot of Toronto engineers employed!

* AKA the aircraft Boeing said they'd never build powered by the engine Pratt & Whitney said they'd never build...

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Old 9th Nov 2012, 05:28
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Yes, Karlark it is a Dash-8-400. It is a Q-400, identified by 6-blade airscrew, and strakes on the aft portion of the fuselage. It is a bit different to fly than the 100-300 series, plus it does provide an improved passenger experience a well, with leather seat upgrades, and a cabin noise cancelling system. Your turn.
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Old 9th Nov 2012, 12:24
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Thanks evansb. Here is the next almost silhouette, an oldie this time:

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Old 9th Nov 2012, 18:34
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Poor thing.
A beached French Farman of some description? F168 maybe?
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Old 9th Nov 2012, 21:21
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My source lists it as the F-165, which appears to be pretty much the same as the F-168.

F.165 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhône 9A or 9Aa engines
F.166 - 230 hp (170 kW) Salmson 9 Ab engines
F.167 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhône 9Ab engines
F.168 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhône 9Ax engines; main production version
Your control, Graeme .
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Old 10th Nov 2012, 01:36
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Thanks Karl. Did the aeroplane lovers eventually manage to push it back into the ocean?

This too had floats - when built...

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