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Old 17th Feb 2021, 11:30
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Mel has it with the Savoia-Marchetti S62.
To be precise it is the S62p (public version).
Apparently Italian build and flown to America for marketing by AAC.

When Treadigraph mentioned the AAC correctly I thought the quest would be solved quite soon.
Then I overlooked that there was a registration on my second photo.

Mel can you post the vague photo you have found? And the photo of the sea dragon (or seahorse?) on the SM80?

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Old 17th Feb 2021, 12:27
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Here's the video about Kermit's acquisition:
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Old 17th Feb 2021, 16:01
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Pretty indistinct but the dragon's there!



Not the best quality but I don't know how I missed the cockpit.
Is that picture airbrushed or maybe an artists impression - the perspective of the cockpit looks all wrong and the panels don't seem to match the challenge photo at all.

Here's a link to the AAC's production of the S62, with an intriguing photo of one with the cockpit obscured.
None of the others show the enclosed version.
Savoia-Marchetti S.62 / American Aeronautical Corp S-62

All in all a very devious challenge despite Treaders' helpful hint!

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Old 17th Feb 2021, 18:19
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My initial source of le hippocampe.
The shrimp
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Old 20th Feb 2021, 18:54
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As it's open house, I'll give you this challenge - probably quite easy for you lot


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Old 21st Feb 2021, 06:37
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Avro Aldershot - with the 850 hp Beardmore Typhoon engine?
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 16:21
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You have it in one with the Avro Aldershot - I thought the unusual engine might throw you.

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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 07:09
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Thanks nvubu.

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I thought the unusual engine might throw you.
It did. And for reasons I can't explain I thought the aircraft in the photo was very small.

Another to try...




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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 23:26
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Some clues.
British fighter aircraft. On the extreme bottom right, on the grass, is Mutt Summers' parachute. The aircraft is being refueled at Norwich Mousehold airfield.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 01:47
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I think that might be the Vickers Type 141.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 04:25
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Indeed it is.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 05:00
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Thanks, Noyade.



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Old 24th Feb 2021, 09:00
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Look rather like something from Vickers to me
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 09:31
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Look rather like something from Vickers to me
I resisted the temptation to post another Vickers aircraft.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 16:55
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Bolton Paul P.71A?? OH if correct
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 22:55
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Originally Posted by 10 DME ARC View Post
Bolton Paul P.71A?? OH if correct
It is indeed the Bolton & Paul P.71A. Not as obscure as I thought. 10 DME has called Open House.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 12:44
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Another oldie..................
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 00:16
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A Curtiss Pusher of sorts?
Monoplane forward elevator = Type III pusher?
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:10
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Getting very close - this particular design carried out the first heavier than air flight in two far flung spots




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Old 26th Feb 2021, 21:40
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Getting very close
Unfortunately that's as close as I can get. According to Bowers (Curtiss/Putnam/1979) - there were no designations for the early model Curtiss pushers?


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