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Old 27th Feb 2024, 21:45
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Noyade did it again!
Hickory in French service
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Old 27th Feb 2024, 21:51
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Just how obscure am I going to have to go ??? Asturias was getting there but Noyade has it.
Yes, French operated Tachikawa Ki54 Hickory in post war Vietnam.

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Old 28th Feb 2024, 00:05
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Slb,

Thanks for that fascinating article. I had no idea that the French operated Japanese aircraft in Vietnam.
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Old 28th Feb 2024, 07:43
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Yes, great site SLB.
Thanks Zaxis - Open House.
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Old 1st Mar 2024, 16:14
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Siamese Air Force Boripatra Bomber type 2 ??
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Old 1st Mar 2024, 23:02
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FFS!
Where do these people come from?

OK buddy, you got it!

Bang on the nail - mutter mutter brain the size of a planet mutter snffff....

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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 07:50
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yes - I.m always astonished by both the challenges and the speed of Id on here
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 10:23
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It's not really a case of big brain, more detective work. The mystery plane was obviously preserved, the trees and people sitting outside sort of said SE Asia or tropics, the roundel under the wing was Thai Air Force or similar. Google Venezuelan and Thai airplane museums and troll through loads of images to find one that looks similar. Then try to work out which of the various names and designations associated with those images is the correct one. Choose the wrong one, post reply then decide that was not quite right, choose again and edit the post hoping it's correct this time. Having spare time helps a lot and the ambition to beat Noyade helped also. So can anyone beat Noyade on this one ........?


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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 11:04
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Miss Jane says the outer wing sections are hinged. Not sure why.


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Old 3rd Mar 2024, 22:07
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So Noyade has it again! Yugoslavian Ikarus S145M Zolja (Wasp) 1954 vintage. It confused me as to why the wings folded so that's why I chose it.
Noyade has control.

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Old 4th Mar 2024, 06:09
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Cheers Zaxis. Looks like the fold helps with engine maintenance?




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Old 5th Mar 2024, 08:36
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American? 1950s?
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Old 5th Mar 2024, 09:32
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Looks lke a Tipsy Nipper.
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Old 5th Mar 2024, 16:03
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It has the size of an American pylon racer but a tricycle un-faired drag worthy under carriage which argues against it being so. University research project?
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Old 5th Mar 2024, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Zaxis
University research project?
Father and son team. They built a handful of different aircraft - this is the late 80's.
This machine was designed for unlimited aerobatic competition and airshow work. Plan was to eventually install 350hp engine. These photos show 200hp.
Somewhat like Grumman - their aircraft names have "CAT" in them.
Stands for Custom Aircraft by Tomalsesky.








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Old 6th Mar 2024, 20:36
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Originally Posted by Noyade
Tomalsesky.
In 1988 it was known as the AcroCat.
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 21:32
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This is the first time I have not been able to checkout the challenge after it was named.
”Tomalsesky Acrocat Aircraft” = zero hits!
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 21:40
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Me too!
That extra s in the middle threw things off a bit.
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Old 7th Mar 2024, 00:15
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Originally Posted by Zaxis
Me too!
That extra s in the middle threw things off a bit.
Sorry. Dyslexia maybe.

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