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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

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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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I think that might be the short-lived Rikugun Ki-93.

Open House, if so.
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Originally Posted by asw28-866
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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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
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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Old 2nd May 2021, 16:50
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Yes I thought so too - with 6 bladed props in 1944 - although they never got the power out the engines they'd planned on
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Old 3rd May 2021, 01:48
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Here's one I had never heard of until I stumbled on it, while trying to solve a previous challenge!


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Old 3rd May 2021, 03:41
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Me 309 perhaps ?
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Old 3rd May 2021, 19:10
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
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??)
He certainly did the trip to and from the Sudan for his military service however this photo appears to have been sent to him by the chap in the actual photo so judging by the shorts it could be anywhere in North Africa.
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Old 5th May 2021, 00:46
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Sorry for the delay, chaps. The Baron has it - the Me 309, a purported replacement for the Bf 109, that didn't live up to its promise and was cancelled.



I wonder how that hinged undercarriage door stood up to the pounding from the nose oleo.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_309

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