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Old 20th Feb 2020, 12:24
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Let's get this thread rolling again.


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Old 20th Feb 2020, 22:57
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The few extra engine instruments across the top makes me think of a prototype or engine testbed? Prevents me from giving a lightning quick answer......
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 09:23
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Prototype fighter.
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 10:19
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It's a twin, and most instruments point towards a WWII US contraption, so I'm going out on a limb and say: P-38 Lightning. I reserve the right to correct myself later though...

Edit: on second thought, I'll take the McDonnell XP-67 Bat, as the Lightning has a different control column arrangement.
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 10:24
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Sorry, but it's not a P38.
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 10:27
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I edited before I saw your post....
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 13:49
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That's a hit with the XP67 Moonbat.

Your stage.
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 18:07
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Let's try this, probably an easy one:


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Old 21st Feb 2020, 19:45
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga
Let's try this, probably an easy one:

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy??
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Old 22nd Feb 2020, 15:32
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First thoughts are Fairey Rotodyne,but the instruments are more 60-70s than 50s...So is this the Bell XV-15 early model,as the similar gauges on the right look like system,g`box ts& ps....?
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 07:33
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Not an Argosy, not the Rotodyne either. And its not the XV-15.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:07
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Two sets of 8 (rh bank only half visible) apparently identical gauges numbered 1 - 8 vertically.
A rotary selector above them with 12 selections.
Two huge temperature gauges.
Daylight visible through the panel so a glazed nose.
Twin turbine but extra levers
Retractable gear.
Wing flaps - lots - to c.60'
Does the panel above the flap position indicator say 'FEET'? - meaning height or legs?
RCDI to +/- 6000fpm so it's no slouch.
Very odd gauge below and left of the T handle...numbered to minus or down 16 and pos or up 14

An early tiltrotor type?

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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:14
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Blown Buffalo
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:22
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Buffalo engine controls are overhead...
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:58
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The percentage rpm indicators are of typically British military type.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 13:34
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Dornier Do-31
Do-31
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 13:40
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Self Loading Bear has control. The Do-31 is correct. It was Do-31 E3 D-9531 at Flugwerft Schleissheim.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 14:26
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Thanks Jelle,
Not so straightforward as you thought. Just because Syca and Mel were mentioning the Tilt rotor twice put me on the track of V(S)TOL.

Now this beautiful arranged dash. I had to fog the windscreen as the same type is standing in front of the aircraft.



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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 20:48
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Superb challenge, the Dornier!

I was all over VTOL and tiltrotors and didn't find this one despite having all those clues. I even thought (honest!) the cranked lever looked Harrier.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 08:45
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