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Shakaali

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4404 on: October 22, 2018, 03:04:30 PM »

Ok, one more shot in the dark before I give up: Reid and Sigrist R.S.3 Desford
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LameHawk

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4405 on: October 22, 2018, 03:07:40 PM »

That's not the one either.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4406 on: October 22, 2018, 04:17:47 PM »

I gave it up long before, just want to ask whether it's a genuine design or just a modification of something else?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4407 on: October 22, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »

At this moment trying to find a different picture (that Google won't find).

Just a little patience.

And it is the real thing - only very obscure
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4408 on: October 22, 2018, 04:36:35 PM »

Here is another photo of the type (with minor differences)


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4409 on: October 23, 2018, 01:07:17 AM »

Strange landing gear, any significance to being surrounded by kids?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4410 on: October 23, 2018, 07:56:23 AM »

Not sure if they are "real" kids. I mean they probably worked at the factory. But they do seem very young.

The undercarriage is unusual (maybe it was just on the prototype). It has been seen later on - Viggen for instance.

Anyway I think I have kept you in suspenders long enough. It did end up a killer after all.

The Turkish Aeronautical Association - Türk Hava Kurumu - produced 13 aircraft of the type THK-5. First flight 1945.

They managed to export one, a THK-5a, to Falcks Flyvetjeneste in Denmark. Falcks Flyvetjeneste was a subsidiary of Falcks Redningskorps, a private rescue and salvage company. They and a competitor, Zonens Flyvetjeneste, provided ambulance service to small islands. The service was extremely important during the war during the icy winters (with no ships) and also due to mines. The KZ-IV was developed especially for this kind of operation.

The THK-5a was bought in 1951 and flew until 1961 when it crash landed near Aalborg (https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-turk-hava-kurumu-thk-5a-aalborg). It was not very popular because of small useful load and short range.

And the perhaps a bit confusing hints: The cap would be worn by the gentlemen from the redningstjeneste ducking in the picture.
The German night fighter ace Wolfgang Falck claimed in his autobiography "The Happy Falcon" that he was related to Falcks Redningskorps, established in 1906 by Sophus Falck.











After having subjected you to this ordeal, I'd better declare an open round
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4411 on: October 23, 2018, 08:51:30 AM »

I would have never guessed it right. Honestly, I did expect Argentina or South Africa when speaking of "obscure" aircraft, but definitely not Turkey. BTW, where is your first pic from? I guess it was taken in Denmark, but I could not find it. Anyway, congrats, it was one of the most demanding quests  ;D
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4412 on: October 23, 2018, 09:02:39 AM »

My wife is from the town Aarhus, and she was watching some photos from her home town on Facebook  (me no member). Knowing my strong weakness she said, there's a plane here. Looking at it I thought What on earth is that?
As the registration could be read it wasn't too difficult to identify. But it was a rather surprising discovery
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4413 on: October 23, 2018, 11:50:00 AM »

Great story, well done!

Gents! Open round!
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4414 on: October 23, 2018, 01:59:41 PM »

Excellent "Quest" LameHawk !!! … Thank you also for the nice story following the aircraft.  :)

Still an open round.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4415 on: October 23, 2018, 03:36:29 PM »

Guess who!

Try this:





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