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Old 15th Apr 2024, 14:37
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A monoplane. The fairings below the wing likely contain the aileron drive gear. What strikes me is the structure looking like a pitot tube mounted quite far away from the fuselage, which IŽd consider pointing towards an odd number of engines with one mounted in the nose.

So - three engined? If so, Italian?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 14:47
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Piaggio 23R?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 15:13
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Not three engined, not Italian
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 17:08
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British, tricycle under carriage, AW Albermarle?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 17:21
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Yes, yes, no
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 17:34
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GA Cygnet?
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 19:11
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Jeez! How does anyone identify an aeroplane from that????
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Old 15th Apr 2024, 21:03
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there are trees........................
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 02:05
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One of Edgar’s?
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 07:08
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Originally Posted by asw28-866
One of Edgar’s?
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 07:09
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Not a Cygnet either
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 08:02
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Looks like the front of a Fairey, but not one of their trikes.
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 08:56
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Looks to be the Supermarine 322 Dumbo?
But I'm not getting the Tricycle clue mentioned above?




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Old 16th Apr 2024, 09:15
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Supermarine 322?

Tricycle = 3 wheels, should have said nose wheel !

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Old 16th Apr 2024, 09:27
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I always thought tricycle to mean a nosewheel? As opposed to a tail-dragger? Or as Wiki likes to call it - "Conventional."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricycle_landing_gear
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_landing_gear
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 15:28
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It is indeed the Supermarine 322 "Dumbo"

Apologies - I'd forgotten the special meaning of "tricycle" when I answered Zaxis - I just thought - "yes three wheels"..............

I shall sit in the corner with a dunces cap on for an hour.................

Amazing that it took several years to actually reach first flight in 1943 - so much pressure on Supermarine to crank out Spitfires - which, to be fair were war winning whereas the 322...... was unlikely to trouble the history books
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 22:46
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All in good fun A56. No need for caps and corners and I had fun yesterday looking at British nose-wheels from the 40s and 50s. There was more than I thought.
And just for you - another starboard wing, and not just trees - buildings as well!


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Old 18th Apr 2024, 02:04
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British.
Tricycle...
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Old 18th Apr 2024, 06:05
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Plane trees, do I win.
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Old 18th Apr 2024, 09:40
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GAL 55 glider?
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