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Old 11th Mar 2023, 13:35
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I take it its not a major aircraft producing country from your comments?
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Old 11th Mar 2023, 18:31
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Hey! You take it as you wish! - though I don't know what I said that suggests that. I only referred to a long and difficult road to production, something most makers of military aircraft are familiar with. Suffice to say that involved parties range from a designer/developer and company most will never have heard of to one that no-one anywhere has not heard of.
This is most definately an aircraft designed for home requirements, though without doubt including a good eye towards similar roles in neighbouring ones.

Keep at it guys! Nice to have a challenge that doesn't tumble in minutes!

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Old 12th Mar 2023, 08:38
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After HOURs - thank God it as a wet afternoon - I think its South African - the Mwari or AHRLAC. Must say it had passed me by tho' I seem to remember it as one of those "concepts" several years back. Seems its actually in production -amazing! Tough challenge!1 OH if correct


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Old 12th Mar 2023, 10:01
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" though I don't know what I said that suggests that"

you didn't but you did say its not American or Indian, we knew nothing like that has been built in Europe.- didn't look Russian or Chinese........... about the only country left that builds anything serious is Brazil

So if it ain't there ........... it had to be a country with some military ambition & some hi-tech capability - I started with Argentina, then Chile, then Indonesia then.......... the list is long

Tho TBH it was BSD's "helicopter" question that at least gave me an idea of what it might be conceptually - I sure as hell never though of a pusher engine tho! ​​​​​​​
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 10:41
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Over on R&N about leaving the FD. Brakedwell posted a sooooper snap of the Britannia FD. On this thread, I wondered if you clever chaps knew what that "DV window" was for ? I know it stands for "Direct Vision" and I think we had them on Viscounts but as I atrophy, I can't imagine why one would need a DV window (?).
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 12:21
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I think the idea was that, on approach if the windscreen was obscured (ice, oil, bird remains, whatever) one could open the DV panel, peer through the hole, and complete the approach and landing. The theory seems to avoid consideration of things such as wind blast. Some of the types I flew were so equipped, but I'm pleased to say that the need to use the facility never arose.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 13:00
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Asturias, impressive reasoning as ever! I actually thought you had it and was holding back with your "not major aircraft producing country". Forgive my stringing it out a bit,
It looks an interesting and useful machine, well suited for African ops.
AHRLAC (Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Attack), Mwari (the Great Creator deity in Shona culture) or Bronco II after Mr Boing got involved, as you prefer.

The floor is yours!
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 13:19
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
Asturias, impressive reasoning as ever! I actually thought you had it and was holding back with your "not major aircraft producing country". Forgive my stringing it out a bit,
It looks an interesting and useful machine, well suited for African ops.
AHRLAC (Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Attack), Mwari (the Great Creator deity in Shona culture) or Bronco II after Mr Boing got involved, as you prefer.

The floor is yours!
Sounds like the SABA (Small Agile Battlefield Aircraft) proposed by BAE about 20 years ago.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 13:23
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
Asturias, impressive reasoning as ever! I actually thought you had it and was holding back with your "not major aircraft producing country". Forgive my stringing it out a bit,
It looks an interesting and useful machine, well suited for African ops.
AHRLAC (Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Attack), Mwari (the Great Creator deity in Shona culture) or Bronco II after Mr Boing got involved, as you prefer.

The floor is yours!
If only!! I like the ones where I can niggle away at the tiniest clues - keeps the brain cells working tho sometimes it leads down a rabbit hole or a wild deviation from the truth

I have nothing to hand so OH
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 20:12
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I'll see if I can come up with something even more devious!
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 09:32
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Kenparry; Thanks. Yes, I resonate with that. Often wondered what effect it would have on m y Cliff Richard hairdo and noticed most Captains were bald.
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 15:05
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Anyway, back to "What Cockpit..."

Here's an easy one to be going on with.
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 15:23
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Too easy!!!

October 2018 Senora A insisted on a front seat.................

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Old 13th Mar 2023, 20:12
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Seventeen minutes? Still no record!
Hmpf. I thought such modern instruments in a venerable Islander might throw people off but not here!

Asturias, what's next?
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 09:14
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Sorry - it was such a memorable experience for the lady - she's always showing her friends her FIGAS pictures.





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Old 14th Mar 2023, 09:34
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OK - although this is a fairly well known aircraft I can only find a single decent cockpit picture




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Old 16th Mar 2023, 09:20
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bigger picture


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Old 16th Mar 2023, 18:12
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Annie Anson...?
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 08:51
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right era - wrong aeroplane
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 12:31
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Is it French?
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