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sniperton

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5172 on: April 30, 2019, 02:55:24 AM »

I can't even tell what type of object it is  :-[
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5173 on: April 30, 2019, 04:26:57 AM »

OK.
It's French.
WWI.
He's in a gunner's position in front of an engine/prop. This is the starboard side.
It's a Trimotor.
Built, flown and crashed.  :)
Found it here...

http://airwar.ru/
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5174 on: April 30, 2019, 08:10:12 AM »

OK.
It's French.
WWI.
He's in a gunner's position in front of an engine/prop. This is the starboard side.
It's a Trimotor.
Built, flown and crashed.  :)
Found it here...

http://airwar.ru/

Those WW1 aviators were crazy. Built, flown and crashed ! LOL
What will they think up next ?!  :D

Every crazy idea was used. Once there was a pilot who used a ships "anchor" so he could fly over the enemy┬┤s
airplane and grab it, or do damage to it  :D and yet another crazy pilot put a cannon on his wood airplane to shoot
at the enemy.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5175 on: May 01, 2019, 05:49:25 AM »

Time to shut this one down and move on I think.
The NIEPCE et FETTERER DNF
From here...

http://airwar.ru/enc/bww1/dnf.html



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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5176 on: May 01, 2019, 06:33:00 AM »

Shame on us, but this bizarre airplane would have been hard enough to find even if we had the full photo.
Anyway, I wonder how the gunners were meant to operate in their position. A moustache trainer and a less formal cap were highly needed I guess  ;D
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5177 on: May 01, 2019, 03:21:31 PM »



WOW!  8) That is cool.
You have discovered a most unique aircraft. I like its design.
Sort of "futuristic" and "Buck Rogers spaceship" in style  ;D

You never seize to amaze me. Thanks!
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5178 on: May 02, 2019, 12:48:14 AM »

+1
I've never seen that aircraft before.......
From your first photo I thought it might be a nacelle from an airship
In profile they have a dreadnought's prow  8)
A little more elevation on the engines and it could be a flying boat   :D

DNF.... :))



Good choice Graeme

Cheers

Alfie
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5179 on: May 08, 2019, 01:54:49 AM »

It's so silent here suddenly... looks like the quest has stalled.
Time to breathe life into it again.
Guess this:


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5180 on: May 08, 2019, 02:03:26 AM »

You are right. Sometimes time is in short supply

I think it is a General Aviation PJ-1 Arcturus
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5181 on: May 08, 2019, 04:50:37 AM »

Correct LameHawk, that's one of the many names this kite was sailing under.
It's also known as "Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America FLB" ("flying life boat").

Your turn!

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5182 on: May 08, 2019, 06:58:50 AM »

Thank you

Exact name wanted for this:


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5183 on: May 08, 2019, 05:19:16 PM »

Is it by chance: The de Havilland D.H.82B Queen Bee ?
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