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Self loading bear 15th Jul 2020 10:57


Originally Posted by chevvron (Post 10837609)
From the helmets in the foreground it looks like Germany so Friedrichshafen?

Indeed Germany but not Friedrichshafen.

Jhieminga 15th Jul 2020 11:17

Germany seemed too easy and the type pulled me in a different direction, did I get that one right?

Allan Lupton 15th Jul 2020 14:36

Germany, but easy flying distance for the P2 from Holland I'd guess, so the Köln or Bonn area but not Köln-Bonn which was not invented then (c1930)

Self loading bear 15th Jul 2020 21:42


Originally Posted by Allan Lupton (Post 10837923)
Germany, but easy flying distance for the P2 from Holland I'd guess, so the Köln or Bonn area but not Köln-Bonn which was not invented then (c1930)

I like the waypoints in your thinking.
Please firm up your thoughts.

But I also have seen a photo of the P-2 in Hannover....
Does anybody know the range of this aircraft?

Allan Lupton 16th Jul 2020 14:55

I don't know the range but my guess was that it was not a long range aeroplane!
I see that Bonn/Hangelar has existed since 1909 or thereabouts so if my guess about the area is right I'll go the step further and say that's where it was. I see that LZ 127, "Graf Zeppelin" visited in 1930 so that's a bit more evidence.

Self loading bear 16th Jul 2020 16:09


Originally Posted by Allan Lupton (Post 10838855)
I don't know the range but my guess was that it was not a long range aeroplane!
I see that Bonn/Hangelar has existed since 1909 or thereabouts so if my guess about the area is right I'll go the step further and say that's where it was. I see that LZ 127, "Graf Zeppelin" visited in 1930 so that's a bit more evidence.

Allan you have the lead.
Bonn-Hangelar / St. Augustin

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....81bc2ee00.jpeg

Allan Lupton 16th Jul 2020 18:06

Thanks SLB - oh is the Bi-Polar Bear who posts somewhere any relation?
Here's an easy one which is all I have ready and may even have been used before:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....296418755d.jpg

Self loading bear 16th Jul 2020 20:23


Originally Posted by Allan Lupton (Post 10839013)
Thanks SLB - oh is the Bi-Polar Bear who posts somewhere any relation?....

I am not aware of any other bi-polar bears but I will ask my physiatrist Doctor Jekyll next time I sit on his couch.

chimbu warrior 17th Jul 2020 01:30

Wau PNG, Junkers G31, year 1931.

Yes an easy one.

Open house.

Allan Lupton 17th Jul 2020 07:58

chimbu warrior is correct, of course.
Open House has been declared.

sycamore 17th Jul 2020 11:15

Ref #19127...first you have to fly-in the crane....!!

Allan Lupton 17th Jul 2020 14:23


Originally Posted by sycamore (Post 10839619)
Ref #19127...first you have to fly-in the crane....!!

which they did! What they are unloading are parts of an enormous gold dredge so the crane would have been by way of a rehearsal.
They were airlifting heavy machinery when we in Europe still thought we were brave flying London to Paris as passengers.

emeritus 18th Jul 2020 11:09

A bit of useless info re the J52 and PNG...read somewhere a few years ago that one of the years in the early 30's PNG carried more tonnage of airfreight than the rest of the world combined.

Emeritus.

nvubu 18th Jul 2020 11:25

Something for the weekend.
https://lzq9ug.am.files.1drv.com/y4m...&cropmode=none

chimbu warrior 18th Jul 2020 11:27


A bit of useless info re the J52 and PNG...read somewhere a few years ago that one of the years in the early 30's PNG carried more tonnage of airfreight than the rest of the world combined.
Not useless information, but fact. It was the G31's that performed this feat however, not the JU52. The JU52's came to PNG much later, post war, and were operated by Gibbes Sepik Airways. All well documented in Sepik Pilot, by the late James Sinclair.

Self loading bear 18th Jul 2020 12:31


Originally Posted by nvubu (Post 10840430)


sand in the foreground of the picture says desert to me.
brick lay tower means probably build before war, this rules out 90% of the pacific/Asia airports
But underground stable enough to cycle says probably not North Africa
For the moment I think small USA airbase?
edit: by the angle of the sun light these must be shadows of quite large trees. So not so desert-ish as I thought.

chevvron 18th Jul 2020 13:11

Bathurst???

nvubu 18th Jul 2020 17:36

SLB
This airfield hasn't been built in a Desert, but the country it is in does have a desert.
This wasn't build before the war.
Correct, not North Africa.
It looks to be quite large, and had a mixture of bombers, fighters and reconnaissance squadrons/groups

chevvrown
not Bathurst..

ETA: It looks quite large, but is not longer an airfield - and hasn't been since the 1940s, although the runways were removed sometime after 1980.

SMOKEON 18th Jul 2020 19:20

Pandaveswar CBI

nvubu 18th Jul 2020 20:27

Smokeon has got it in one, Pandaveswarit is. Over to you.


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