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Old 25th Aug 2023, 17:16
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Yes Canada

I cannot specify the engine.
But I think it will not take long now.


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Old 25th Aug 2023, 22:09
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"I cannot specify the engine."

But its a glider ... no?
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Old 25th Aug 2023, 23:08
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It’s a glider, yes. Look for NRC near Edmonton…
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Old 25th Aug 2023, 23:47
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Originally Posted by thnarg
It’s a glider, yes. Look for NRC near Edmonton…
Thnarg has it with NRC.

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Old 26th Aug 2023, 08:35
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Sorry bear, I was just trying to help A56 with his research but obviously too much information! That 2300nm tow across to Ontario must have been interesting, presumably releasing the glider when stopping to fuel the (DC3?) tug then hooking up again?

Out and about for the weekend so open house…
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 09:37
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yes there was no sign of an engine in either of the two pictures Bear posted so I guessed it was some sort of glider.... all news to me tho'..................
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 08:14
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Here's one I had never heard of until I stumbled on it today:



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Old 30th Aug 2023, 08:39
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now that is ugly - another glider?
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 09:48
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Blohm & Voss BV 40.
German fighter/glider with prone pilot and twin 30mm cannon. Only 7 built.
In a dive it could apparently exceed 500mph - yes and it's a glider!!
That's another one which I remember from the days of 'RAF Flying Review' back in the late'50s/early '60s. (I do keep some garbage in my head don't I?)
OH if correct.

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Old 31st Aug 2023, 03:52
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While we are waiting:



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Old 31st Aug 2023, 08:37
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The challenge was set on 30/0814 UK local time and it is now over 24 hours later?
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 19:50
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chevvron, that is true, but while I was burning the midnight oil when I posted, I was asleep when the 24 hour deadline passed! I’m at UTC-6.

Yes, the BV 40. The shape seems completely at variance with the idea of a 500 mph prone-pilot glider!

chevvron has control. Sorry to have kept you waiting.
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 20:58
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According to Wiki, the front armour plating was 20mm thick steel and the armoured glass windscreen was 120mm thick.
Open House!
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Old 12th Sep 2023, 20:27
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Here you go!!
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Old 12th Sep 2023, 21:18
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Too easy.
Miles M100 'Student'.
OH if correct.
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Old 12th Sep 2023, 22:56
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OH if correct.
Assuming it's correct, how about you posting a challenge for once?
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 05:15
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Originally Posted by BEagle
Assuming it's correct, how about you posting a challenge for once?
I only have glossy photos plus a few colour slides and no scanner.
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 14:37
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Originally Posted by chevvron
I only have glossy photos plus a few colour slides and no scanner.
You've got a phone with a camera, surely?
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 20:36
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
You've got a phone with a camera, surely?
I've got a camera; I don't use a phone with one though and I haven't got a clue how to connect the camera to my netbook.
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 22:16
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It was indeed a Miles Student.

I propose that any future challenge should only be answered by someone who is prepared to contribute a challenge of their own, unless that's being a bit too demanding?

Here's another:


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