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locopiston

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5208 on: May 16, 2019, 10:35:45 PM »

The closest thing I found is the Westland W.34 prototype of Westland Wyvern :-|
It differs from this by having no dihedral in the stabilizer and the Rolls royce Eagle H-block 22 pistons engine instead of the Armstrong Siddeley Python from the Wyvern :o

If it is what I risk, it looks better in that photo than in reality. ;D
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5209 on: May 17, 2019, 02:51:59 PM »

Westland W.34 prototype

According to Flight - that's what it is.   :)
The contra-props are in alignment.

Over to you Loco.  :)
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5210 on: May 17, 2019, 04:07:54 PM »

Tanks Graeme! :D
Sorry for the delay ... my country is in economic crisis and I have to work twice as hard to get the same ... ::(

Guess this! It is easy, although it does not seem at first look. ;)


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5211 on: May 17, 2019, 06:07:24 PM »

Westland W.34 prototype

According to Flight - that's what it is.   :)
The contra-props are in alignment.

Over to you Loco.  :)

Not that I don't believe you, but please reveal your pictorial sources. These planes look quite different to my eyes, the wings are OK, but but the engine is, hmm...
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5212 on: May 17, 2019, 07:30:18 PM »

Sure.  :)
I have a one-on-one ID challenge with a guy from the UK who delves deeply into the Flight online site and he showed me this photo last week. I've sent him a message for more details - and I'll get back to you...
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5213 on: May 17, 2019, 07:32:34 PM »

Westland W.34 prototype

According to Flight - that's what it is.   :)
The contra-props are in alignment.

Over to you Loco.  :)

Not that I don't believe you, but please reveal your pictorial sources. These planes look quite different to my eyes, the wings are OK, but but the engine is, hmm...

Maybe I could be of some help...
Look at this webpage and the first photo posted on it (on top).
---- http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2017/10/21/the-westland-wyvern-a-mighty-monster/
" - TS371, the first Wyvern prototype with a Rolls Royce Eagle engine. The photo was taken in December 1946 before its first flight. It has a bare metal colour scheme"

I believe it is the same photo as Graeme posted , but from a side view - Notice the contra-rotating props are in aligment and
the aircraft is placed in a concret circle.
If the photo was taken from behind the airplane, it would look as if it had only one set of props.
So Here is the same airplane photo original , but in better resolution...
- https://www.agefotostock.com/age/en/Stock-Images/Rights-Managed/MEV-10992780
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5214 on: May 17, 2019, 07:36:01 PM »

Cheers Max.  :)

Up above - Loco's twin looks like the Douglas B-23 Dragon?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5215 on: May 17, 2019, 07:45:33 PM »

Cheers Max.  :)

Up above - Loco's twin looks like the Douglas B-23 Dragon?

Cheers Dude!

A Douglas B-23 Dragon? Perhaps.
To me it looks like a miniature B-17 viewed from the top. 
I believe it is actually a B-18 Bolo

The same photo (viewed from the top) can be seen here...
- http://weric.info/b-18-bolo-bomber/
- http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=14428&start=373&finish=1&printertopic=1
- https://www.aircraftinformation.info/gallery_bombers_piston.htm



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The Douglas B-18 Bolo is an American medium bomber which served with the United States Army Air Corps and
the Royal Canadian Air Force (as the Digby) during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The Bolo was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, based on its DC-2, and was developed to replace the Martin B-10.

By 1940, it was considered to be underpowered, to have inadequate defensive armament, and to carry too small a bomb load.
Many were destroyed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines in December 1941.

In 1942, the surviving B-18s were relegated to antisubmarine, transport duty, and training.
A B-18 was one of the first American aircraft to sink a German U-boat, U-654 on 22 August 1942 in the Caribbean.

First flight - April 1935
Introduction - 1936
Number built - 350
Nicknames - USA "Bolo" - Canada " Digby"

Bolos and Digbys sank an additional two submarines during the course of the war.
RCAF Eastern Air Command (EAC) Digbys carried out 11 attacks on U-boats.
U-520 was confirmed sunk by Flying Officer F. Raymes' crew of No. 10 (BR) Squadron, on 30 October 1942.
 east of Newfoundland. However, the antisubmarine role was relatively short-lived, and the Bolos were superseded
 in this role in 1943 by Consolidated B-24 Liberators.



After the war, some of the Douglas Digbys were converted for ladies flight training, which were
also equipped with a small table and chairs in the rear of the aircraft just below the glass
cupola, and had a set of tea cups for "Tea time".   :D    (this part is totally fictional)


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5216 on: May 17, 2019, 09:27:58 PM »

Siperton: I was not sure either, because if it were the wyvern you would have to see the great escape of the turboprop on one side of the fuselage and the elevator has positive dihedral and two small vertical fins ... :-[

I found it through the wikipedia article  :P where he cites the first prototype, with the eagle engine. :o

Max...Yes! ;D

As always you are the master of the search for the exact image!

This time he found the photo of the original decoy... the Douglas B-18 Bolo ;)

Honestly; I expected you to find the undercover photo. :-|
Where you clearely see it's a breand new version F-35P... ;D



but hey, we'll give it to you for valid. ;)

Your turn Max!

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5217 on: May 17, 2019, 09:44:38 PM »

AAAAHAHAH! That sneaky F-35 is always in a stealthy diguise mode  :D
Great photo Locopiston! I am saving that for my collection.

Ok folks,
now keep your mind on THE AIRPLANE in this next photo "Guess that Airplane" !
The girl does not count, just look at the lovely classic airplane.



 ]sunny[  Extra bonus points if you can guess the exact version of the aircraft
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5218 on: May 17, 2019, 11:32:30 PM »

I think I understood everything perfect ...

Her full name is Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Boyer; is 5 '6 "(1.68 m) and is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5219 on: May 18, 2019, 01:46:02 AM »

Guess the "No step" sign doesn't count if you lie on it
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