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Old 8th Oct 2019, 20:28
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Enters stage right, reads personal missive and declares “Roger, Wilco.”

Here’s one I found yesterday.



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Old 8th Oct 2019, 20:30
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Noted ta muchly.

Now, I wonder what you were looking for when you found it.

Looks like an American flying jacket
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 20:34
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I was looking into the history of an aircraft that I only flew once, but it brings back special memories, not the least of which was the short and sweet de-briefing.

PS Your jacket ID skills are clearly up to snuff.

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Old 8th Oct 2019, 20:51
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Sikorsky R4 helicopter?
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 20:53
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“Close but no cigar”, but it is a helicopter.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 21:11
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A Piasecki ?
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 21:20
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No bananas here, not even baby ones!
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 21:22
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This may sound silly but is it a non-American machine, perhaps captured ?
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 21:23
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Early Enstrom....?
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I’m struggling to find a helicopter of the period that has a divided windscreen and no substantial downward glazing. There’s one that fits but I’d be amazed if India Four Two got to fly it as only one was built. The Higgins EB-1.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 21:51
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It is American. Not an Enstrom.

Everyone is chiming in with the wrong names! See what I did there.

PS I’ve just seen oncemorealoft’s post. I didn’t fly this aircraft but I did fly its direct descendent.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 22:01
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Bell XH-40
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 22:19
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Slb is half right - it’s a Bell.

I wondered if XH-40 was an alternative name for my challenge and had to look it up. The panel in my picture is not the Huey prototype. This helicopter has a piston engine.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 22:57
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One cannot be half pregnant.
I cannot locate a Bell piston type cockpit which matches
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 23:04
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Bell model 30 ship 2
nice video
time 21:00
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 23:37
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Well done Slb. That's the very video that I lifted my picture from. I was going to recommend the video too. A must-watch for anyone interested in helicopters.




The helicopter I flew was the Bell 47, which was developed from the Model 30. I couldn't find any reference to the missing numbers 31 to 46. Can anyone shed any light on that mystery?

The narrator of the video, Bartram Kelly, was the longtime Bell chief engineer, responsible for many of that company's significant helicopters:

https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...ries-1941-1980

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Old 8th Oct 2019, 23:55
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Thanks I42
There was also a Bell model 42.
Now this


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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:55
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Goedemiddag Bear.

American military ?

Is the large central instrument a crude altimeter ?
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Is it a monoplane,as I see no struts,,,,1910-15...? No rpm gauge,or elsewhere...?
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The rpm gauge is on the left.
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