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Old 30th Apr 2021, 10:28
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here's an oldie


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Old 30th Apr 2021, 11:23
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Sea Vixen?
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Old 1st May 2021, 07:08
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Well that didn't last long...................................

Over to Ken
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Old 1st May 2021, 15:30
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Thank you. Nothing to hand , sorry, so OH
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Old 3rd May 2021, 18:24
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One according the books


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Old 5th May 2021, 19:52
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Not (m)any takers?



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Old 6th May 2021, 03:43
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Not a very good soaring machine I suspect, but plenty of room downstairs!
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Old 6th May 2021, 05:33
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Originally Posted by asw28-866
Not a very good soaring machine I suspect, but plenty of room downstairs!
Ahh...the penny drops with a thud. Thanks for the clues!

The General Aircraft GAL49 Hamilcar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Aircraft_Hamilcar






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Old 6th May 2021, 07:08
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Why did it need two pilots?
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Old 6th May 2021, 08:18
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Why did it need two pilots?
Better survival chance when being shot at?
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Old 6th May 2021, 11:51
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Why did it need two pilots?
Why would it need a pilot at all?

”Driver just follow the aircraft in front of you”

The other big gliders Horsa and WACO also had two followers on the yokes.

Noyade hasn’t with the Hamilcar.
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Old 6th May 2021, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
Why would it need a pilot at all?
I suspect without them the landing would have been even more rough than it already was.
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Old 7th May 2021, 05:48
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Thanks SLB.
All I have in return is an external cockpit shot....


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Old 7th May 2021, 10:29
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Another glider...flying wing ,or `lifting-body...?
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Old 7th May 2021, 16:22
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sort of reminds me of the F2Y - maybe some sort of proof-of-concept aircraft
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Old 7th May 2021, 18:12
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Originally Posted by sycamore
Another glider...flying wing ,or `lifting-body...?
maybe all of them, Horten H.III has similarities? Maybe some concept since awfully small and without canopy?



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Old 7th May 2021, 22:00
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I stumbled across the source image so will not spoil the chase, suffice it say on the right trail.
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Old 9th May 2021, 00:14
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Yes, an experimental tail-less glider circa 1948. Only one built and looking at the wiki site - a bit of a Turkey.
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Old 9th May 2021, 07:20
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With that clear clue I'll go for the Turkish THK13

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THK-13
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Old 9th May 2021, 20:22
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That's him, A56.
Over to you.
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