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Old 13th Dec 2012, 10:28
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what is that aircraft behind Gregory Peck?

BEA Ambassador G-AMAC, perhaps?
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 13:54
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BEA Ambassador G-AMAC
Confirmed - will watch out for the outlet to the right of the "C" to appear in the "Challenge" thread.

And for the glider ....another General Aircraft product. The Hamilcar.
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 19:02
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Thanks for the Ambassador identification gents.
Looks like Peck could have been one himself...

Peck revealed that former President Lyndon Johnson had told him that, had he sought re-election in 1968, he intended to offer Peck the post of U.S. ambassador to Ireland
Doug, well done, the Hamilcar it is. Your control.

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Old 13th Dec 2012, 19:48
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No silhouettes, zooms, or odd bits, just an aeroplane - though a bit fuzzy

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Old 14th Dec 2012, 10:06
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If in doubt, try to look intelligent, by asking if it's European or from the USA?

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Old 14th Dec 2012, 12:06
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Hi Graeme
it's European
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Old 14th Dec 2012, 20:57
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Approaching 24 hrs, so clue time. An early product of a designer who went on to create many much more elegant , mainly single engine touring/training, aircraft of conventional appearance for several companies.

Of which this is probably the best known......but you still have to identify the original post as well.

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Old 15th Dec 2012, 19:23
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Thanks for the clues Doug!
Then most likely...

F.M.1 Passero
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 20:20
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Thats the one Graeme. You have control ....hope you can flush out some more competitors.
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 21:08
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Thanks Doug, wouldn't have got there without the "explicit" clues.
hope you can flush out some more competitors.
Unlikely mate. I'd love to discuss a few ideas over some "pints" with you, but in the end I think enthusiasm for these threads has waned. Still, I'm happy to chip away till the Mods close them.

So until then...



(Heading off shortly to the markets)
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 03:45
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Hi Graeme,

Is that a 5 cylinder Mongoose engine there in that aircraft?
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 07:26
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Hi Graham, Is it the Siddeley Siskin ?
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 08:11
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G'day gentlemen.

It's an Armstrong Siddeley Genet IIA 5-cyl aircooled radial of 80 hp.

And it's a British biplane.
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 12:35
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Robinson Redwing II
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 21:32
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That's the one Doug. Your control.

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Old 17th Dec 2012, 08:28
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Open House..................has lasted 36 hours so try this near-silhouette.

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Old 19th Dec 2012, 08:52
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Posting just to keep this challenge in the first page of AH&N
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Old 19th Dec 2012, 09:43
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Did you get anywhere with my PM mate?
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Old 19th Dec 2012, 10:23
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This is a Makhonine MAK101 of 1935 with Gnome-Rhône K14 engine, french built.
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Old 19th Dec 2012, 14:06
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i have this version as the Mak 123 from 1947 . Actually after posting I found a lot of info on Makhonine designs postaed by Graeme (Noyade) on another forum five years back which also gives this as a 123 ..............but near enough Carson123 so you have control.

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