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Old 23rd Jul 2022, 18:11
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Sorry ,have to be Open House.....
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Old 2nd Aug 2022, 08:35
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Time for some enlightenment:


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Old 2nd Aug 2022, 16:48
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I can’t remember the aircraft but I know it’s a glider.
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Old 2nd Aug 2022, 22:29
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Castel C25S glider. French made.
Two were used in the comedy film La Grande Vadrouille.
Actually had a go in one at Issoire!

Sorry, OH if correct.
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Old 3rd Aug 2022, 20:07
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Originally Posted by UV
Castel C25S glider. French made.
Two were used in the comedy film La Grande Vadrouille.
Actually had a go in one at Issoire!

Sorry, OH if correct.
UV has it.
I found the cockpit shot when I looked for more pictures of Mende Brenoux.
The glider shots were done there




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Old 18th Aug 2022, 03:57
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Try this:



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Old 18th Aug 2022, 06:13
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Glider?
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 06:43
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Yes, a glider.
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 05:48
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Unusual glider, only one built, for research purposes.
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 09:24
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Did Steve Austin of $6 million dollar man fame fly one - a lifting body of sorts?
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 18:53
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You're on the right track, but I can't offer a prize of that magnitude!
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 20:49
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Armstrong-Withworth AW-52G
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 21:24
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Seen here with the late great Col Yeager.
M2F1 Lifting Body research vehicle -the earliest prdecessor of the Space Shuttle.
Made of plywood on an ally frame by (including) a craftsman who'd worked on the Spruce Goose, landing gear fron a Cessna 150 - and all for the princely sum of $30,000.



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Old 20th Aug 2022, 22:42
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Well done, meleagertoo, it’s the M2F1. I suspect Noyade knew the answer, but he was pipped at the post!

A "homebuilt" proof of concept glider for all of NASA’s lifting bodies.

Here it is on tow:


I have trouble imagining flying a glider where you have to look at the towplane or runway through a window in the nose!

Looking at the probe on the nose, I wonder if they would have been better off with a glider yaw-string, rather than the almost obscured yaw-vane.



More information on Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_M2-F1

and this great video:

LIFTING BODIES - The Critical Link from X-15 to Space Shuttle


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PS I don't think that is Chuck Yeager in the picture. Possibly Milt Thompson?
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Old 22nd Aug 2022, 09:52
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I42, great links there, what a fascinating story, and youre right - that isn't Yeager.

Here's the next one - doubtless Noyade will recognise it instantly.



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Old 25th Aug 2022, 20:19
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Hate to see this wonderful thread languishing idle, even though I haven't got one to post, I'll give it a shot.

How about a C-17? Perhaps a prototype/early version?

Not sure about the throttles (or should that be thrust levers?) on the left. Don't think a C-17 has that feature.

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Old 25th Aug 2022, 20:52
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Looks more like something to do with a space programme - the 'Buran' perhaps.
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 01:34
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very clean - looks like model or mockup
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 08:08
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Shackman has it.
You have control.
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 17:31
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Unfortunately the only cockpit pictures I have at the moment are more than a little obvious - so Open House
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