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Old 21st Jan 2021, 22:15
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I'll call that a Hamilton H47
Wossat??? That's what I thought too!
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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 06:42
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The Wikipedia article on the Hamilton H-47 includes a marvellous example of marketing chutzpah:

During 1930, Isthmian Airways used Hamilton floatplanes for their service linking the Atlantic to the Pacific between respectively Cristóbal, Colón and Balboa in the Panama Canal Zone. The airline impudently claimed the 30-minute flight as the "fastest transcontinental service in North America".

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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 07:42
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Well done Meleagertoo!
Yes the Hamilton H47 MetalPlane.
This last remaining airworthy example on one of its visits to Oshkosh.

Over to you.


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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 10:43
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Interesting looking machine, and intrigued too to see that the "Hamilton" logo is legible-ish on the photo above but I couldn't for the life of me make anything of it at all it against the corrugations in the original b & w pic.

Anyhoo, OH please.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 23:52
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Came across this one recently. It has a design feature way ahead of its time!




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Old 27th Jan 2021, 07:04
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Junkers 252 with 'trapoklappe'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_252

OH again I'm afraid.
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 08:16
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Sorry, but it is not a Junkers Ju 252
(there is no aerodynamic balance on the rudder)
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 08:20
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Junkers Ju 352?
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 09:03
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
Here's an easy one to keep things rolling. Look what I discovered while beach combing on my tropical island:
Another dead Emily. My father took this photo somewhere around late '45 or early '46 in Rabaul (as far as I know) when he was with the Forrester's involved in returning Japanese to their homeland....



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Old 27th Jan 2021, 12:48
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I stand corrected, I had forgotten how similar these two beasts were...
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 21:30
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Noyade has it with the Junkers Ju 352
A 3 engine aircraft with ventral stairs; so far ahead of Boeing who waited for jet engines and tricycle undercarriages before making the B727.
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 04:59
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Thanks Terry.

Try this...



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Old 28th Jan 2021, 06:53
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Harrier GR.3?
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 08:03
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Noyade, is that at Chino by any chance?
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 20:56
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Hi Jhieminga. Not the Harrier - but another very famous British aircraft.
Hi treadigraph. Not Chino. I took the photo in February last year in Wollongong.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 00:14
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Plenty of military stuff at the HARS museum down there.
Perhaps it is looking into the wing-tip searchlight from a P2V Neptune?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 04:57
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Hunter nose with light?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 05:31
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Hunter nose with light?
G'day UV. Hunter will do me nicely. The photo-reconnaissance version....




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Old 29th Jan 2021, 06:55
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Sorry, will have to be OH.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 09:36
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I did ponder Hunter briefly then thought "nah!" I spotted the Tracker behind which is what made me think of Chino, but looking at Googlemaps I can't see any outside...
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