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Old 4th May 2024, 08:38
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Thanks Ombinda. Don't suppose this will last long either:


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Old 4th May 2024, 10:28
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Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Hei Toryu (Dragon Killer).
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Old 5th May 2024, 12:42
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That's the one. Carelessly posted the whole picture rather than the crop I had intended.

Take it away BEagle
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Old 5th May 2024, 15:39
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Thanks, ea200!

Here you go:


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Old 5th May 2024, 23:28
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British,Euro,US...EXPERIMENTAL...?
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Old 6th May 2024, 07:55
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One of those......
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Old 6th May 2024, 10:35
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Kind of looks like the Space Shuttle stick setup...
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Old 6th May 2024, 11:08
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The instruments look to be American rather than British. 1950 ish?
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Old 6th May 2024, 14:07
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Doesn`t seem to have an AI..some kind of VSTOL `WIZZER`,like the Ryan Vertijet...?
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Old 6th May 2024, 14:47
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Not the Ryan Vertijet.

The AI is above the VSI and partially obscured by the V-shaped loop of fabric hangin down from the glareshield.
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Old 6th May 2024, 15:55
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Whatever it is it looks crashed and subsequently unloved.
The stick arrangement suggests a FBW or boosted system as surely it is too short for a manual stick.
Dual RBI/RMI so needs navigation eqiopment. Possibly ILS or maybe Doppler (but deosn't look like a helo)
G meter and three-needle altimeter so high altitude capable
Twin I think.
Late '40s, early '50s?
Where's the throttle/s?

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Old 6th May 2024, 16:22
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Several hundred of these existed! Long before FBW, it had powered controls though.

Single engine, throttle is just out of shot on the left side.
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Old 6th May 2024, 16:24
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USN? or USAF/USAF??
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Old 6th May 2024, 20:50
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Perhaps......
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Old 7th May 2024, 00:45
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The `T`-Bar` ,or throttle-grip for holding during cat .launches indicates its USN/USMC,but the pic doesn`t do justice to one of the best looking jets,even if `Old Henry`said `you can only have `em in black` ..the `Ford`/F4D Skyray..fastest carrier-borne jet,s-sonic in level flight,world altitude record holder ...at that time,...
Thought it may have been a pic of the FJ-3,another `classy` jet..

OH if correct.....
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Old 7th May 2024, 08:20
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Correct, sycamore, it is indeed the cockpit of a Douglas F4D-1 Skyray!

You have control!
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Old 7th May 2024, 20:57
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Sorry,bit late---OPEN HOUSE..
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Old 12th May 2024, 10:23
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Old 12th May 2024, 14:33
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ermmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Deja view or Senior moment?

you posted that as a challenge in late April - thread #4239 - some Danish aircraft IIRC
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Old 12th May 2024, 16:02
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Senior moment then...I even did a search to check and it didn't come up!

Ok, back to open house.

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