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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 05:55
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Flew one of these once, funny little thing, and not much good at it's intended job...


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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 17:24
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not much good at it's intended job...
Towing gliders?
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 18:17
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Kittiwake. I flew in once too..... back in 69! OH if correct.
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 19:05
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Saw the Nash Petrel development of the design at Lasham (I think) - not sure I ever saw a Kittiwake, though the prototype is owned by a chap living not far away in Oxted...
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Old 25th Apr 2021, 21:52
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Asw?? Where are you?
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Old 26th Apr 2021, 05:35
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Apologies UV et al, got sidetracked. You are of course correct UV, it is the Mitchell-Procter Kittiwake I. Designed as a 'homebuild' single seat utility a/c and glider tug. The pictured example built by Royal Navy apprentices and wore the s/n XW784.

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Old 29th Apr 2021, 16:06
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Another oldie................




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Old 29th Apr 2021, 16:14
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Vickers Viking?
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 07:55
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Definitely NOT

Somewhat older
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 15:58
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 20:42
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I found this photograph in my elderly fathers collection of memorabilia. That isnt him in the photo - its a friend of his when in the Army and from what we think its around 1953 to 1957 and possibly in the Sudan region. I was wondering if anyone could tell from the remains of the front of the aircraft, what type it is ?

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Roughly 1953 to 1957ish - probably in the Sudan.
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 21:51
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Graham, I believe the fuselage in your image is that of a Vickers Viking.
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Old 1st May 2021, 03:51
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The nacelles are reminiscent of a Bristol Buckingham, but I can't find more than four prop blades!

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Old 1st May 2021, 07:06
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yes - it does look like a Buckingham probably built to fill a similar role - only one built I think due to the inordinate time spent in development





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Old 1st May 2021, 07:40
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I think that might be the short-lived Rikugun Ki-93.

Open House, if so.
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Old 1st May 2021, 15:52
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Originally Posted by asw28-866 View Post
Graham, I believe the fuselage in your image is that of a Vickers Viking.
Thank you very much. Now to try and track down the actual location !
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Old 2nd May 2021, 07:10
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The "eyebrow" flight deck windows are more typical of a Valetta than a Viking......
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Old 2nd May 2021, 07:53
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Parrot is declared the winner - it is the Rikugun Ki-93 - only one built . Took forever from the idea to flying




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Old 2nd May 2021, 08:32
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I had the same thought about Vickers Valetta.
Or perhaps a Varsity?

When I look at the background i think the aircraft is not in its post-crash position, but might have been hauled,
Crash date could therefore also be before stated period?

Could it be that your father was on a stopover to/from Sudan.
(Egypt, Cyprus??)
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Old 2nd May 2021, 16:35
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Parrot is declared the winner - it is the Rikugun Ki-93 - only one built . Took forever from the idea to flying



It really is rather elegant.
OPEN HOUSE, as I have nothing that will trouble the identifiers.
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