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Old 29th Jan 2021, 13:21
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I considered the Hunter as well (it's Hunter wings we're looking at, I did spot those....), but then I remembered seeing this particular configuration on the front of a Harrier. I did notice that the actual metalwork around didn't appear to be the same.... shame on me for not digging further.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 17:59
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The give away was “Not the Harrier - but another very famous British aircraft.”
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 18:42
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Just remembered this one I took. Cx OH!
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 06:32
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RFB Fantrainer 600?
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 17:12
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Well done Noyade. Correct!
This example is ex Thai Air Force and a gate guardian at some sort of Country Club near River Kwai.


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Old 31st Jan 2021, 01:18
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Thanks UV!
Try this one....


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Old 31st Jan 2021, 13:57
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Perhaps a Letord Let-7 twin-engined bomber biplane from 1917??
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 19:00
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From the US of A, circa 1922 and powered by two 80 HP LeRhone rotary engines. I saw this in Aerofiles, third way down in the "E" section.
"Designed and developed as a budget passenger-carrier, with projected operating costs as little as five to eight cents per passenger mile in 1922 dollars (or cents)."

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Old 1st Feb 2021, 08:30
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So what is it????
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 08:47
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It's an Elias ES-1 or Elias-Stupar Twin, scroll down here: American airplanes: Ea - Ew
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 15:34
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Thankyou - I'll bet they had issues with CoG.................
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 20:23
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It's an Elias ES-1 or Elias-Stupar Twin, scroll down here: American airplanes: Ea - Ew
That's him.
Well done mate - over to you.
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Old 2nd Feb 2021, 06:25
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If I might Jhieminga, the thread title is incorrect for this beast?!

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Guessing from the comment that it didn't actually get airborne or achieve flight ?.
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Old 2nd Feb 2021, 17:54
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NOT A CONJECTURE

After Soviet spies acquired plans for Howard Hughes's HP-4 Hercules, their comrades built a poor and apterous knockoff known as the "Spruceski Gooseski"! (see above)

I'll be here 'til Thursday. Try the veal....

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Old 2nd Feb 2021, 19:22
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So big in fact, it doesn't fit in Kenneth Munson's book properly - the nose is buried in the spine.



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Old 3rd Feb 2021, 09:15
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Well done Noyade, I'd never heard of it and yes, it never achieved flight.
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it never achieved flight.
How surprising !!
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Old 3rd Feb 2021, 10:37
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That's him.
Well done mate - over to you.
I don't have a new one and I was delayed for the next round, so open house is here again (thanks Momoe for filling in).
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Old 3rd Feb 2021, 11:36
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Here's a rarity....................
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