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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 00:13
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Boeing XB-15. I stumbled on this the other day while researching a previous challenge.





See this page:
https://aafradio.org/flightdeck/1935/SCR-AE-183.html

PS Alternatively it might be an inter-crew top-secret pneumatic tube messaging system!

I see a Caption Competition challenge here!


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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 08:39
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There's a shot I42.

The XB-15 it is.

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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 19:34
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The history of the single XB-15 is worth reading. Record-breaking flights and then useful service as a transport, followed by an ignominious end as landfill in Panama!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_XB-15

Here’s any easy one. Later models had the instrument panel attached to the canopy, to improve the chances of baling out!



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No engine instruments so certainly a sailplane.

Judging by the ASI quite a high-performance one too.
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Quite modest performance by present day standards.
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It's a Schleicher for sure bur there are loads of them with basically the same panel.

Trying to find the model.
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Bit of a nightmare this - they all basically look the same.

Let's start with the ASW-19.

edit: found a pic of the very similar 20.

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dook, I recommend you stick with your first answer. The ASW-19 - an over-forty year old glider, but a delight to fly. A bit worrying when I slide my size-12s under the instrument panel.

Here's the one I fly:




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Cheers India.

It certainly doesn't look that old.

This is though.....


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Is this one of Sikorsky's aircraft?
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No I'm afraid. Most of his stuff were helicopters but this is fixed wing.

European.
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Originally Posted by dook
No I'm afraid. Most of his stuff were helicopters
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Not before 1942 I'd say. They made things like this:




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Abrams P1 Explorer

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Good morning Cubs.

This is a floatplane and I have already said it's European.
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French....?
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No Signore.
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Not before 1942 I'd say. They made things like this.
I was thinking before 1917 when Sikorsky built things like this


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Single engine....?..Probably Italiano then....
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It has a similar Panel layout and stick to a Breda Ba.15 ?
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There's a very good reason for that - it is the Breda Ba.15, in this case the Idro seaplane variant.

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