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Old 17th Mar 2023, 17:42
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No definitely not

It was built in relatively small numbers but derivative designs went on flying for years
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 20:11
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Bristol Type 142 "Britain First"?
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Old 18th Mar 2023, 08:47
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Right builder, wrong aircraft

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Old 18th Mar 2023, 13:11
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Well, that's now low-hanging fruit - aka Bristol Bombay.
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 14:26
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It is indeed the Bombay - oddly only the one decent cockpit shot I've managed to find


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Old 20th Mar 2023, 20:22
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 21:04
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Possibly an `airship`...?
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 11:48
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Not an airship, your airship!
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 00:52
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Two big struts at the front - supporting rotor blades above?
European?
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 09:00
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those struts look like bamboo to me

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 11:11
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
those struts look like bamboo to me
Presumably a Leonardo product then?
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 11:37
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Is it `European,Brit,American,and what approx date,ie 1910-20....? Presumably ,not very successful...?
Probably rotary powered,judging by the controls...?
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 14:06
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Very successful though in small numbers - spanning the '20s & '30s
European design and adopted elewhere.
Radial in this example. I doubt any were rotary.

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 15:12
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
Very successful though in small numbers - spanning the '20s & '30s
European design and adopted elewhere.
Radial in this example. I doubt any were rotary.
Are we looking at one of Sr. Cierva's designs or a derivative thereof?
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 23:32
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The format of this topic is that you answer the challenge with a reasonably definitive identificaton. "is this one of Sopwith's/Short's/DeHavilland's" isn't going to prove fruitful.
We'll respond to questions of general characteristics up to a point, but for specifics as in answers, you need to tell me.
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 00:04
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Fair point, I overstepped the mark. I will rephrase:

Possibly an autogyro but I can't find anything that matches. Not many cockpit pictures around.
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 00:39
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Originally Posted by ea200
Are we looking at one of Sr. Cierva's designs or a derivative thereof?
Quite a few (Cierva) to look at...




So, taking your lead, I just punched Google in the face with - "Cierva cockpit"....




Try it yourself.


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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 10:35
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I thought OvertHawk had it with his double-edged Leonardo remark, especially as Westland built aurogyros with the assistance of Sr. Cierva.
ea20, you were so close but as Noyade has illustrated "one of" his designs is a bit too broad to pass muster!

Noyade's in charge once again...
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 21:28
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Thanks Mel!

Originally Posted by meleagertoo
ea20, you were so close
Agreed - I was following a 'Pitcairn Path' until he mentioned Cierva, so I'm more than happy for ea200 to take the helm. But if not - open house.
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 21:52
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Thanks Noyade but you found it and I didn't, I don't have anything to hand anyway so OH it is. It just goes to show that a slight difference in a search term can make all the difference. I had spent ages trying different terms and scanning pictures without finding the picture you found.
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