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Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:50
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
I though it might be the Balzac but it's later than that
Yes, 24 years after the Balzac...
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 12:37
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Rockwell-MBB-X-31,,Bitsa
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 20:20
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Rockwell-MBB-X-31,,Bitsa
wiki says 2 built of the x-31
I think it is a baby hurricane.

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Old 13th Jul 2022, 23:12
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Not the X-31.
If you elaborate Bear - it's all yours.

In the meantime, here's a more detailed shot of the mystery cockpit...


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Old 14th Jul 2022, 07:07
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"although it borrowed heavily on design elements and sometimes actual parts of previous production, prototype, and conceptual aircraft designs, including the British Aerospace Experimental Airplane Programme (choice of wing type with canards, plus underfuselage intake), the German TKF-90 (wing planform concepts and underfuselage intake), F/A-18 Hornet (forebody, including cockpit, ejection seat, and canopy; electrical generators), F-16 Fighting Falcon (landing gear, fuel pump, rudder pedals, nosewheel tires, and emergency power unit), F-16XL (leading-edge flap drives), V-22 Osprey (control surface actuators), Cessna Citation (main landing gear's wheels and brakes), F-20 Tigershark (hydrazine emergency air-start system, later replaced) and B-1 Lancer(spindles from its control vanes used for the canards)."

They forgot anything from the Bristol freighter!! No wonder they only built a couple
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 09:18
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And now we're done!
Over to you A56.....
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 06:39
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Actually I only posted about the bits that went into the X-31 originally ... then re reading it I realised that of course the cockpit IS the EAP.....

I really can't claim this - Bear or OH!!!

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Old 15th Jul 2022, 11:30
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Actually I only posted about the bits that went into the X-31 originally ... then re reading it I realised that of course the cockpit IS the EAP.....

I really can't claim this - Bear or OH!!!
I did not reveal because i want to avoid this thread to become a Tennis match between me and Noyade.

Therefore then Open House!
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 13:27
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I daresay this won't last long in such august company.

I
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 20:16
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Is it a US Navy aircraft,or a NASA test aircraft..?
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 13:47
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It is neither.
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Old 17th Jul 2022, 12:48
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Is it military?
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 12:47
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Military? That was the intention.



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Old 20th Jul 2022, 22:34
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The bulbous cockpit of the C-450 Coleoptere?
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Old 21st Jul 2022, 09:51
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Just so. Well done, not much to go on there.

You have control.
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Old 21st Jul 2022, 16:29
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And then to think I looked in detail to the Convair XFY Pogo cockpit…..
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Old 22nd Jul 2022, 09:30
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Thanks.



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Old 23rd Jul 2022, 07:56
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The little graphic just above the pedals shows what looks like a single engine wing ?jet ? aircraft

Can't see a load of radar, gun sights etc so perhaps a trainer? mid-50's Us or UK??
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Old 23rd Jul 2022, 10:11
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Bottom of instrument panel cut-out look `Douglas`,same with pedals; twin jet,so maybe an early A-3,or a KA-3,,or a B-66...
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Old 23rd Jul 2022, 11:42
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Originally Posted by sycamore
a B-66...
We're done. Over to you sycamore.
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