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Old 17th Mar 2015, 18:55
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Northrop Gamma 2D.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 19:20
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And Wiley Post.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 20:01
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Northrop Gamma it is - over to you Brian. And yes, Wiley Post taking the oath as an airmail pilot, 1935.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 02:16
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Okay, here is the next one:
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 06:05
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Italian, SE, 30s-40s?
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 09:22
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Yes, Italian, early 1940s. Wooden construction, just like the Lockheed Vega and Model 9 Orion.

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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:38
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Canopy opens sideways to stbd...?
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No, the canopy appears to slide aft to open.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 21:56
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JENKINS,

I don't agree. That looks like a propeller tip at the top left.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 22:27
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How about the Ambrosini SAI.207?
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Kitbag is correct. The elegant Ambrosini SAI.207. Your turn.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 07:17
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Thanks Bri, away from PC right now. I have something to post at 1700Z unless someone beats me to it.
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From the book of the aircraft:

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I'd appreciate a clue mate - when you're good and ready. Cheers!
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Right then, this ac was the first of its configuration to enter service with its parent air arm albeit in limited numbers. It was highly regarded by its operators for its robustness but was badly let down by its power plant. You'll have noted the illustration is in English. The big roll bar behind the pilots seat is readily apparent in photos of this type.
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 15:29
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Could it be an early Naval turbo-prop..?
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No purely land based.
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In later years,does the name refer to a different `type`...?
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You got it and that one did go to sea
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I`ll leave it running...
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