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Old 13th Oct 2019, 10:58
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Correct, it is British!
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 11:19
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Because of the booms, I don't think it was possible to hand swing a Vickers FB-12.
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 11:27
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That makes sense, but it's not a Vickers FB-12
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 11:30
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Was it a one-off ?
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 11:44
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Limited illustration, front or rear cockpit. Perhaps a very limited, I.e. one-off and short lived, Handley Page Type G.

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Hi Guys,

I believe it must be the front cockpit because it was a tractor type, there were eight built with some variations, I believe this one was a floatplane which I guess would make it difficult to swing a prop!
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A Blackburn ?

Possibly a Sopwith HT.
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Originally Posted by dook
A Blackburn ?

Possibly a Sopwith HT.
Nope to both!
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 12:35
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Quite long-lived, a Centaur? Central Aircraft Company, an inspiring name.
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 12:39
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I already goggled centaur cockpit
but I toppled over and drowned in the many sailboats!
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Dinghies and yachts in UK! Ho-ho.
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Civil or military ?

Is it in AF ?

A Shorts design maybe.

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Quite long-lived, a Centaur? Central Aircraft Company, an inspiring name.
That's the one, in fact a Central Centaur IV B, as you say they were quite long lived as some were sold to Belgium and the last one survived until 1938!

My illustration was from the Fright Archive when they visited the Aero Show at Olympia in early 1920! The sketch depicts the fifth aircraft which was fitted with a three-float undercarriage. It was used for a week giving joyrides at Southend-on-Sea. It was converted into a landplane later in 1920 and crashed in October 1920.

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Yes, at one time I did stutter, and even now I am aware that hesitation lies beneath some of my conversation. 'Sir Francis Chichester' proved difficult many years ago, and the chum who ribs me, ever so gently, is once again feeling the failures of Scottish rugby.

But back to the present. The number 8 gave away the Centaur. I fear I have nowt, am away from machine for long time, and must declare Open House.

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Old 13th Oct 2019, 15:00
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Not a good day for me so far.
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Far too quiet.


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Old 13th Oct 2019, 16:07
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British?

Landplane or seaplane/flying-boat?
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 16:11
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'artnoon TC.

Landplane not British.
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There are much better color photos available on the net.
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There usually are.
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