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Old 29th Mar 2015, 09:41
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Boeing 377?
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 14:15
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I'll subtract 70. B307?
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 18:54
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Yes, it is the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, the first pressurized cabin airliner.


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Old 31st Mar 2015, 21:56
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Sorry all. I had forgotten I had posted.

Open house.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 23:55
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No takers?

How about this? I'm not sure if it will be extremely easy or very difficult.

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Old 17th Apr 2015, 09:40
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A gunner`s turret control...?
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 11:06
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Going with Sycamores suggestion is it a Frazer-Nash mid upper (dorsal) turret?
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 13:53
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Yes, it's a turret but there is a cockpit in the picture.
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 17:04
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Right, so we're after that little blur of light in the picture?!

I'll still go with an FN turret in the tail of the queen of the skys; Avro Lancaster
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 20:51
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I`ll go with Halifax....
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 21:14
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sycamore,

You're wrong and I'll give a clue why. I took the photo yesterday at the Aerospace Museum in Calgary - no Halifaxes there.

Kitbag is correct. It's a Lancaster Mk X., FM136:


I had wandered around to the tail after I noticed that the rudder trim tabs had external mass balances, which surprised me. I then had a look in the turret and now have even more respect for the poor sods who had to sit in that cramped little space, in the cold, peering into the darkness for nightfighters. I read that the gunners often took out the perspex that I took my photo through, in order to have a better view!

The turret doors were open and I realized I could see all the way to the cockpit.

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Old 18th Apr 2015, 15:52
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TVM I42. I wouldn't have got anywhere without Sycamores initial suggestion. Anyway, lets see where this big bird goes;

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Old 19th Apr 2015, 23:11
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Junkers Ju-90?
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 05:08
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Ratty, close; right country & requirement, wrong manufacturer
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 06:46
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How about the FW 200 Condor? If correct only arrived at with the generosity of the hints and has to be open house as on an early

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Old 20th Apr 2015, 09:34
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866 has it the FW 200 Kurier or Condor
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And it's Open House!
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 20:25
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Identify the aircraft:
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 09:58
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I'm going late '20s/early '30s Italian?
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 13:54
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Not Italian, but yes, 1930s.
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