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Old 12th Apr 2024, 08:37
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Is this in the National Museum of ASAF?
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Old 12th Apr 2024, 10:06
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Pretty sure that's a C82a (not a C119) on the left and that narrows it down considerably so Wright Paterson seems the most likely location as the other museums exhibits don't fit the colour scheme but the hangar doesn't look right.
Challenge aircraft is an early-ish twin engined jet possibly prototype or experimental as Asturias has surmised.
Two RPM gauges most unergonomically sited are calibrated 0 - 90 which os presumably 9,000RPM which makes little sense, even the early Goblins made 12-14,000 or so.

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Old 12th Apr 2024, 10:49
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How about the Bell XP-59A Airacomet?
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Old 12th Apr 2024, 15:46
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Interesting speculation chaps. You're collectively on the right track, but it's not the Airacomet.

Here's an external clue:


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Old 12th Apr 2024, 16:34
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Bloody great flaps alright - and on the cockpit dial they go out to 30 degrees at least..... was that the experiment they were carrying out?

that looks like a US star on the top wing so defo American I guess
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Old 12th Apr 2024, 18:45
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Pretty sure it is Hagerstown aviation museum.
But that is one of the poorer websites on their collection.
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Old 12th Apr 2024, 20:03
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Northrop X-4 Bantam.
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Old 12th Apr 2024, 21:21
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Yes, so much for my Hagerstown story.
i will humbly get back in my hut.
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 01:56
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Yes, it's the Bantam.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_X-4_Bantam

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Old 13th Apr 2024, 08:37
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damn - N -6676............................. need better software - or better eyes....................
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Old 14th Apr 2024, 00:12
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Cheers India.



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Old 14th Apr 2024, 07:54
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a glider?
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Old 14th Apr 2024, 09:41
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Looks distinctly painful....
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Old 14th Apr 2024, 19:49
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Not a glider.
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 08:00
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Autogyro?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 14:06
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Is it a BD5?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 20:20
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Not a gyroplane, nor from Bede.
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 08:58
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Only one built.
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 15:29
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I'm not surprised - American?
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Is it the `slew-wing` X-?? jobba...?
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