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Title: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 08:31:58 AM
"Rules" of the Quest:

Hi folks,

Try it: What type of aircraft is this? (Click for full size image)

(http://s7.postimg.cc/dkkl25wmz/IMG_1803.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/jxop6gm0l/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 01, 2015, 08:43:35 AM
Yak-11 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 08:53:35 AM
Despite a few odd modifications, doesn't the Yak-11 have a 2-blade prop?
No, that's no moose.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on September 01, 2015, 09:01:06 AM
Yak-9R?
I dunno.  :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on September 01, 2015, 09:47:10 AM
OH GOD YES!! It COULD be a LA-7 OR 5!! How'd I forget that one?? ???
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 01, 2015, 10:06:43 AM
Yakovlev YAK-3U

Hersteller: OKB Yakovlev - Besatzung: 2 Pilot - Triebwerk: Schwezow ASch-21 - Art: 7-Zylinder-Sternmotor - Leistung: 700 PS Startleistung bei 2300 U/min - Geschwindigkeit: 380 Km/h max. - Landegeschwindigkeit: 127 Km/h - Steigleistung: 9 m/sec. - Gipfelhöhe: 7.980 m - Reichweite: 800 bis 1.000 Km je nach Beladung - Aktionsradius: 500 Km - Startstrecke: 395 m - Landestrecke: 500 m - Spannweite: 9,40 m - Länge: 8,50 m - Höhe: 3,28 m - Tragfläche: 15,40 m² - Leermasse: 1.960 Kg - Startmasse: 2.440 Kg - Kraftstoff: 230 Kg - Bewaffnung: 1 MG UBS (12,7 mm), 250 Kg Bomben
   
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 10:43:27 AM
Hersteller: OKB Yakovlev - Besatzung: 2 Pilot - Triebwerk: Schwezow ASch-21 - Art: 7-Zylinder-Sternmotor - Leistung: 700 PS Startleistung bei 2300 U/min - Geschwindigkeit: 380 Km/h max. - Landegeschwindigkeit: 127 Km/h - Steigleistung: 9 m/sec. - Gipfelhöhe: 7.980 m - Reichweite: 800 bis 1.000 Km je nach Beladung - Aktionsradius: 500 Km - Startstrecke: 395 m - Landestrecke: 500 m - Spannweite: 9,40 m - Länge: 8,50 m - Höhe: 3,28 m - Tragfläche: 15,40 m² - Leermasse: 1.960 Kg - Startmasse: 2.440 Kg - Kraftstoff: 230 Kg - Bewaffnung: 1 MG UBS (12,7 mm), 250 Kg Bomben
That's the Yak-3UTI and that's wrong.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 01, 2015, 11:32:36 AM
Quote
That's the Yak-3UTI and that's wrong.
:D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 11:50:17 AM
Quote
That's the Yak-3UTI and that's wrong.
:D :D :D :D
Nothing to laugh about, no kidding, it's not the Yak-3UTI.

Yak-9R?
No.

LA-7 OR 5!!
What now? 7 or 5?
Otherwise your bet could as well be "it's a russian aircraft" :D

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: nyali on September 01, 2015, 12:04:23 PM
LA-5 i think
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 01, 2015, 12:08:15 PM
Yak-3UA Replica with a P&W R-1830 Radial, hence the Hamilton Standard prop, you don't see those often on original soviet warplanes :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 01, 2015, 12:12:59 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Jak-3U.jpg?download)

You beat me to it FMJ  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 12:20:28 PM
Yak-3UA Replica with a P&W R-1830 Radial, hence the Hamilton Standard prop, you don't see those often on original soviet warplanes :P
Absolutely right and thanks for the picture.
It's called "Yak-3UPW" and indeed is a Yak-3U repowered by an R-1830 radial engine.

Well done.

Next quest, what's this? (Precise answer please, click to enlarge):

(http://s3.postimg.cc/62z5q1t5v/IMG_1793.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/kv0wmlyv5/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 01, 2015, 12:28:46 PM
what we see here is a Turbojet engine, what we are looking at here is the first stage compressor, do note the stator vanes in between the rotor vanes, and also evident by the damage to the rotor blades, it might have suffered from FOD damage in the way of sand, small rocks or dust, OR its and old engine and thats the Alluminium corroding, what make it is however, i do not know, too little to go by
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 01, 2015, 12:41:27 PM
I think even Sherlock would struggle with this one......any chance of another clue??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 01, 2015, 01:13:58 PM
any chance of another clue??
Not yet.
Thom already tried to get close to it, that's a good way.
It is possible to rule out a couple of engine types by taking a close look on this one, that should get you closer.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 01, 2015, 06:32:33 PM
Rolls Royce Spey possibly
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 02:09:05 AM
a good shot but i don't think thats it, the intake guide vanes on the Spey are ofset on the central hub:
(http://i.imgur.com/qNeWNtI.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 02:27:50 AM
The Spey is pretty close, albeit not correct.
Actually the engine in question exists in different versions, the more common ones have offset stator vanes on first stage as well. They (the offset vanes) had been developed during the lifetime of the engine in question and became a registered patent of the manufacturer.

I must admit that the quest is hard.
If there's no one guessing the right type, I'll give another hint later today.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 03:38:13 AM
i'm starting to suspect an RR Avon actually
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 03:54:21 AM
RR Olympus?
No, take a closer look at Olympus LP compressors and you will see they differ by dimensions.

i'm starting to suspect an RR Avon actually
No, same thing: Very different first stage actors.

Time for some hint.
Same engine, different part (no larger size available):
(http://s1.postimg.cc/h4y2wtqin/IMG_1795_part.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 02, 2015, 04:21:07 AM
Rolls Royce Conway??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 04:49:01 AM
aye, we have a winner!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Rolls_Royce_Conway_Mk_508_used_in_Boeing_707-420_at_Flugausstellung_Hermeskeil.JPG)

this is the very same engine
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 04:52:02 AM
Bingo! Well done Ont_R!

Here is another, more prominent view of the same stunning early jet engine (click for full size):

(http://s14.postimg.cc/kqzgnjcld/IMG_1797.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6zdtwo3uj/full/)

Time for the next quest, this time it shall be a little easier.
Guess the plane (click for full size):

(http://s1.postimg.cc/5egxntn5r/IMG_1773.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tra177fb9/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 04:56:57 AM
that engine is a P&W J75 isn't it?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 05:00:15 AM
Nope, it's still the same Conway from behind, mounted on a Lufthansa 707-430, S/N 17720.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 06:06:38 AM
I see. That was too easy.
A little bit harder. Guess this one:
(http://s10.postimg.cc/n961k0ua1/vlcsnap_2015_09_02_14h05m19s95.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 01:58:00 PM
that must be a gas-turbine engine, evident by the centrifugal compressor, i think the 3-pronged inlet guide vane is also a characteristic feature of this engine, but again, this one is a mystery to me
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 02, 2015, 11:02:42 PM
this one is a mystery to me
That gives me a few more hours to find the next quest image.
Nevertheless, this one is famous :D

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
I would think that from the internal shape it is either British or German designed.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:14:07 PM
I want to say that it's British, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's not.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:25:17 PM
Mike, could it be a Heinkle HeS 8?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:27:52 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Ohain_USAF_He_S-8A_page68.jpg/300px-Ohain_USAF_He_S-8A_page68.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 02, 2015, 11:41:50 PM
close but no cigar, i think its a HeS 3B turbojet
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:43:51 PM
No, the HeS 3B has the wrong intake as well as the first stage portion of the compressor
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 02, 2015, 11:47:37 PM
I'm pretty sure the forward inner duct is also a bit bigger and the first set of blades is not the consistent number. (I.e. 14)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 03, 2015, 01:05:49 AM
i think its a HeS 3B turbojet
The cigar goes to Thom, congratulations!

Next quest. Guess the aircraft (click for full size):

(http://s2.postimg.cc/8d19lq395/IMG_0705.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/4sxmuvt3v/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 03, 2015, 01:18:52 AM
Hawker Hunter
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 03, 2015, 01:25:47 AM
I see, you know your business ;)
Well done Ont_R, it's indeed the Hawker Hunter T.8C "N-321" (click for full size):
(http://s4.postimg.cc/xc492edi5/IMG_0699.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/wzf0rdktf/full/)

Next quest, click for full size as always:

(http://s10.postimg.cc/5xs8zus8p/IMG_0722.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 03, 2015, 01:34:54 AM
Thanks Mike. ;D

I actually came across a lot of pics of the Hawker Hunter. When I was looking up reference pics for the Hawker Sea hawk.

 That is a nice pic of the Hunter by the way and I'm stumped as to what your next challenge could be. ;)   
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on September 03, 2015, 01:45:46 AM
Dornier Do 24 ?

... restored and re-engined...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/Dornier_Do_24_ATT_vl_2.jpg)




......... and in the background of the Hunter pic .....  :-[

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 03, 2015, 01:55:23 AM
Correct, congratulations Glynn!
It's the Iren Dornier Do-24ATT (http://www.do-24.com/index.php?home):
(http://s11.postimg.cc/6b5vlrz4z/IMG_0758.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/dlguolaqz/full/)

Looks like the quests are too easy 8)

Next quest...
(http://s21.postimg.cc/486xuw6fb/IMG_0759.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 04, 2015, 09:20:05 AM
Too hard to find?
Maybe if you see more of it...
The quest still is "guess the aircraft type", click for full size:

(http://s7.postimg.cc/mowkxg4cr/IMG_0759_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/r9otbedrr/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 04, 2015, 12:13:11 PM
E-3A or F sentry??


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7336/8725520677_5d361ac473_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 04, 2015, 03:01:31 PM
yes! i knew it was some sort of missile/radar warning equipment
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 04, 2015, 05:23:06 PM
Don't lie Thom. I know for a fact that you were overly convinced it was some sort of heli. We had this same conversation this morning.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 05, 2015, 01:04:49 AM
hope you don't mind... But let them try this one :
I'm glad if others carry on the quest, that's very welcome.
I even know what you depicted there, but in order not to spoil the fun, I'll tell you by PM :D

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 05, 2015, 01:56:45 AM
Hmmmm, if this is a quest, perhaps the question should be 'European or African swallow?!?'  :) :)


(http://i0.wp.com/moviemezzanine.com/wp-content/uploads/troll-bridge.jpg?fit=1050%2C9999)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 04:17:14 AM
Zachtan... your proposal is a Northrop F-5E Tiger, no ?

And I like the idea of a quizz ! You give the right answer ? you ask the next question !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 04:50:21 AM
So... do I do the next proposal, or is my answer considered as wrong ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 05:39:29 AM
Usual rule in most of the quizz I know...

OK. Something older, if you want.

In which plane is this man :


(http://s24.postimg.cc/3pubyuvid/9846_Enigme78.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 05, 2015, 09:41:48 AM
Is it a B-25 Mitchell as viewed from inside?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 10:22:46 AM
No. Wrong plane... and wrong nationality too (this one is to help you...) !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 05, 2015, 11:05:07 AM
Looks a little like one of the half-open german top gunner stations, he-111 or fw-200.
If I would have to guess I'd say Fw-200, since the fuselage isn't as round shaped as it should be on a He-111.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 12:47:03 PM
Not German. So... no He-111 or FW-200 !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on September 05, 2015, 01:04:30 PM
God damn :D if it isn't Amiot 143!!!

(http://www.umt.fme.vutbr.cz/~ruja/modely/podklady/Amiot/Amiot143M/amiot-143m-guns.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 05, 2015, 04:48:24 PM
Not French too so... not Amiot !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 06, 2015, 12:40:41 AM
SM.79 top gunner?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 06, 2015, 03:41:16 AM
Not SM-79, but you come in the right nationality !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 06, 2015, 10:36:56 PM
.... maybe SM 81?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 06, 2015, 11:46:59 PM
Not a SM...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 07, 2015, 03:08:33 AM
.......Ba88  M2 ?  ???
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2015, 03:54:41 AM
Z.506 top gunner?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 07, 2015, 04:02:24 AM
Not a Breda.

Not a Z.506. But... same company !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 07, 2015, 04:44:20 AM
CANT Z.1007 bis
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 07, 2015, 05:23:43 AM
And... we have a winner ! It is the Alcione !

Your turn, Blaubaer !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 07, 2015, 07:15:11 AM
Here you are. May be not too difficult:

(http://www.team-kehr.de/link_dateien/plane0.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 07, 2015, 07:16:40 AM
Me-109 with a Jumo OR a Me-209
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2015, 07:19:18 AM
Plain to see, that's a Spitfire modified with a few captured german parts, like fuselage, wings, engine, tail section...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 07, 2015, 07:36:43 AM
Descriptions don't count. Tell us the denotation. - No modded Spitfire.

Edit: No Avia.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 07, 2015, 07:42:39 AM
Avia S-99?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2015, 07:47:37 AM
Bf-109H-3
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 07, 2015, 07:57:07 AM
Bf-109H-3
Not too bad, but ...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2015, 08:06:13 AM
Okay, Bf 109H-2.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on September 07, 2015, 08:17:52 AM
Okay, Bf 109H-2.
That's it! The armament made the difference.

Your turn again, Mike.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2015, 08:31:43 AM
Okay, something difficult again.
Guess the loadout:
(http://s27.postimg.cc/hi5t5ztar/IMG_0616.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: razor1uk on September 07, 2015, 02:53:55 PM
Thats a big-un, and on a militarised mini/midi-business jet too, size wise I'd say its some sort of anti-material/ground munition, 'Brimstone' ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2015, 12:27:28 AM
No, not quite.
Maybe it's easier to guess the plane type first, at least you've been on a good way there.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 08, 2015, 12:54:32 AM
anti-tank/anti-bunker munitions maybe? or a rocket propelled canoo? :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 08, 2015, 01:20:33 AM
Is it the FR aviation Dassault Falcon??

(http://img1.jetphotos.net:8080/img/1/1/1/0/21641_1043671011.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2015, 01:42:42 AM
anti-tank/anti-bunker munitions maybe? or a rocket propelled canoo? :P
A rocket propelled what? No.

It's not the FR aviation Falcon 20 either, but that's already a good way to fully solving the quest.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: fightingirish on September 08, 2015, 02:47:22 AM
I reckon its some sort of threat simulation/countermeasures pod. We used to see the FR Falcon over our way a lot......until they closed the local airbase (Leuchars).

The only other threat simulation aircraft I can think of is the L3 Learjet:

(http://www2.l-3com.com/fi/images/lear_stores_4_level_cropped_sm.jpg)


So possibly an ALQ-170 missile threat simulator??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2015, 02:54:18 AM
Learjet fits, even though it's not from L3.
Now the loadout... ALQ-170 is wrong.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 08, 2015, 03:56:45 AM
Learjet 35 with laser hygrometer
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2015, 03:58:27 AM
Learjet 35 is right (to be precise, it's a 35A), laser hygrometer is wrong.
Quest partially solved ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 08, 2015, 04:19:58 AM
RM30A Towable target system with a TDK39A1 air-to-air gunnery target
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2015, 04:36:29 AM
No sorry, neither RM30A (looks completely different) nor TDK39A1 (similar look, but different thing).

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 12, 2015, 09:53:43 AM
*bump*

Since nobody developed an idea for the loadout yet, let's try it with the full plane revealed.
This should make things much easier.
The quest still is: What's hanging there underneath the left wing?
(http://s17.postimg.cc/mpqca44pr/IMG_0616_large.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ktxhnlewh/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on September 12, 2015, 10:07:16 AM
A big ass rocket...  Jokes aside it looks like a Tiny Tim... Don't hate, I mean it's what I saw on IL-2  :'(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on September 12, 2015, 11:52:50 AM
Rocket powered torpedo?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 12, 2015, 12:04:26 PM
Laser Target Designator with ECM pod for training FAC's Possibly at JAWTEX 2014
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 12, 2015, 12:12:04 PM
No Tiny Tim, no Torpedo, no LTD, no ECM, I'm sorry.
One more hint: Ont_R, your latest guess from September 8 was already aiming in the right direction.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 13, 2015, 12:11:08 AM
Do-SK6  Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe (FSSP), up- and downward looking radiation sensors, and a LAser Backscatter Sonde (LABS)


(http://s18.postimg.cc/m5o4lycux/airtoss_dosk6_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s18.postimg.cc/hxtcd7bfd/airtoss_proposal.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on September 13, 2015, 12:20:04 AM
Unguided Rocket, I think.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 12:21:29 AM
Do-SK6
We have a winner.
Congratulations Ont_R, your turn ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 13, 2015, 01:29:05 AM
Thanks Mike  ;D

Alrighty This may be too easy but name the aircraft this belongs to.


(http://s29.postimg.cc/ggxhe6tyf/Untitled_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/b5ikth7vn/full/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 01:34:32 AM
Hm... canadian, right?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Docholiday on September 13, 2015, 01:49:06 AM
Early Neptun  ??

Cheers
Doc
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 02:01:56 AM
If it's canadian, it could be a Canuck.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 13, 2015, 03:34:17 AM
You are correct Mike. It is in fact the CF-100 Canuck.  ;D


(http://s22.postimg.cc/83u4poab5/12971621473_597a4f80e9_b.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/mn19r33fx/full/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 06:29:33 AM
Okay guys, something easy for the casual quest friend.
Guess the plane type, click for full size:

(http://s17.postimg.cc/j4covqqsf/IMG_0606.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/nr9ddpjmp/full/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on September 13, 2015, 07:23:32 AM
Ehh.. Something with a Turbo Prop Engine on both wings, I'm not sure what it is but maybe a Embraer 120 Brasilia..?
Something near or along those lines?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 07:26:55 AM
No Embraer.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on September 13, 2015, 08:06:16 AM
Rear Exhaust From the Turboprop Plane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 08:07:58 AM
the Turboprop Plane
Ah, asking for the "plane type" was a little misleading. When asking for a "type", I meant something like "F-18" rather than "Jet".

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 13, 2015, 10:48:22 AM
A Canadair 215T/415?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 11:32:44 AM
No, not quite.
Hint: The aircraft in question has been as a "side dish" on an image of this quest thread, not so long ago...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 13, 2015, 12:31:40 PM
haha now I got it.

P-3 Orion/CP-140 Aurora!

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7782/18002777828_2344e11399_b.jpg (https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7782/18002777828_2344e11399_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 02:00:49 PM
And we have a winner :)
Congratulations HotelAlpha.
It's in fact the Lockheed P-3C Orion 60+01 "Friedrichshafen", German Navy MFG 3 "Graf Zeppelin", depicted in the background of my previous quest pic here:
(http://s17.postimg.cc/mpqca44pr/IMG_0616_large.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ktxhnlewh/full/)

Your turn ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 13, 2015, 02:16:45 PM
Thank you Storebror (and good detail too!)


Here is mine, a bit difficult...... no hints for now, let's see what people come up with.  ;D
Here go...
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/1cf32f63-0e35-48d8-a1eb-2b5185190175_zpswg8rob86.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/1cf32f63-0e35-48d8-a1eb-2b5185190175_zpswg8rob86.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2015, 11:06:10 PM
That looks similar to the common british jet intakes inside a wing's leading edge, like they did it in the 50s.
Can't find a matching aircraft though...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 14, 2015, 12:57:13 AM
a DH Comet perhaps?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 14, 2015, 02:39:45 PM
Nope, not a jet..... and it is not British.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 14, 2015, 02:49:30 PM
Convair B-36 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 14, 2015, 02:52:39 PM
Not a Convair.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 15, 2015, 01:16:33 AM
Hm... let me ask you this first:
Are we searching for an aircraft at all?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 12:51:44 PM
Hm... let me ask you this first:
Are we searching for an aircraft at all?

Best regards - Mike

Yep it is definitely an aircraft. The picture is of an american one.... hint....  ;)

The specific aircraft in the photo is in the game, and it fought in WW2 as well.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:10:11 PM
my guess is a P61 Black Widow
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 15, 2015, 01:13:05 PM
radiator intake of a corsair?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 01:15:57 PM
my guess is a P61 Black Widow
Nope, the "mystery plane" has 2 engines but it is not a Black Widow.


radiator intake of a corsair?
Yep it is an intake but for a twin engine prop aircraft

As a matter of fact, the P61 and F4U have the same engine as the mystery plane.

I'll give a hint: The plane in question was a strike aircraft that fought later after WWII in Korea and Vietnam :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:20:52 PM
Douglas A26  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 01:27:15 PM
Douglas A26  :)

I knew the Korea and Vietnam detail was good enough... way to go CirX! Lucky guess!

Here is the original photo, my grandfather (Spanish Air Force radio/navigator) took a photo of one of his friends in front of a (captured?) Invader at (presumably) Torrejón Air Base outside of Madrid, Spain. Obviously the resolution is not great but it can be made out as an invader... Does anybody know what that Invader was doing in Spain? Obviously it came from the USAAF; maybe captured from WWII when it maybe landed on Spanish territory in southern Spain or Morocco?
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/_DSC1576%20copy%202_zpsia9srzud.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/_DSC1576%20copy%202_zpsia9srzud.jpg.html)

Your turn CirX  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:30:57 PM
Wow, great photo and story, thank you for sharing it. I knew it was either the Tigercat, the black widow or the 26, since they are the only ones I know of on the allied side that had leading edge intakes that were shaped and enlarged. The Tigercat ones were too oval, but I was pretty sold on the Widow, although I could not figure out what angle they took the picture from. Your clue about the engines settled it :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:31:53 PM
Oh, I only saw the korea clue now....damn, :D Could have gotten there 3 seconds faster.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 01:36:00 PM
Oh, I only saw the korea clue now....damn, :D Could have gotten there 3 seconds faster.

I intended that clue as a dead giveaway lol!

Apparently (after some investigation), the Invader in the picture may very well be the one in this photo!
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/Douglas%20A26%20B%20en%20Traba%20Galicia%2022-10-44_zpsb9x00xbj.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/Douglas%20A26%20B%20en%20Traba%20Galicia%2022-10-44_zpsb9x00xbj.jpg.html)
"On October 22, 1944, the aircraft Douglas A-26B-15-DT Invader (43-22342), piloted by Eugene L. Casale and John Jr. as the only crew member Hurek, returned to their base in England after a trip to Morocco, when the aircraft began to have problems; around half past eleven (am) the Invader flew and rolled over several times to try to land at Laxe beach but seeing that it was impossible to change course and headed to the Traba´s beach where they landed on it´s belly. Quickly began to reach people and two crew members refused to descend until the authorities had arrived; then they burned all documentation (it is clear that the Americans did not trust the Spanish authorities knew that these documents come to the Germans). Later the aircraft was dismantled, leaving only the structure was then scrapped and taken to Santiago."

But the picture was taken in the mid 1950's.... had 10 years really passed since its accident on the beach? Did it take that long to get it scrapped or was it in the process of dismantling in the photo (missing prop as evidence)? Maybe the photo was taken at Santiago? Who knows.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:36:30 PM
So OK, give me a sec, I have a wicked one for you :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:41:27 PM
here we go:

(http://cerakote.co.za/remoteimages/sas/mysterycirx.jpg)

no clues for now. If there in an expert out there they should get this immediately.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:41:58 PM
Oh yes, to clarify, this is a plane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 01:45:21 PM
Ok... hmmm... Looks like a bomber type from the 1930's.... probably two engined. Based on that nose turret and cockpit, maybe a Potez 540?

If not a DB3/Il-4
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 01:53:31 PM
neither :)

Clue 1: (beware, it is misleading!) This type flew for the allies and also the axis, from the beginning of the war until 1944.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 01:56:39 PM
Amiot 143? It is definitely a french aircraft you speak of...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 15, 2015, 02:02:59 PM
yes! Amiot 143!

(http://cerakote.co.za/remoteimages/sas/amiot_143.jpeg)

Well done!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 02:12:09 PM
it was simple after narrowing it down to a french bomber with a nose turret that wasn't the 540  :D


Here's my go, it is far easier and this time the pic is of decent quality....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/1752be42-5512-4224-86a7-f7ea0dc6b7fc_zpsgie39enn.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/1752be42-5512-4224-86a7-f7ea0dc6b7fc_zpsgie39enn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 15, 2015, 02:58:10 PM
Ooooooooooooh... the picture is too small for my poor eyes...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 15, 2015, 04:36:25 PM
A bigger picture of the same plane

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/d405d924-01fb-45d0-8d6a-84b35dbf0802_zpszltgaagi.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/d405d924-01fb-45d0-8d6a-84b35dbf0802_zpszltgaagi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on September 15, 2015, 09:53:05 PM
I know Something, Its a Avro 679 Manchester

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Avro_Manchester_ExCC.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 16, 2015, 12:52:38 AM
Close but no cigar.
Looks very much like an Avro Lincoln to me.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on September 16, 2015, 03:08:37 AM
Lancaster then, But I got Confused.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 16, 2015, 03:18:11 AM
lancaster without a nose turret, modified to carry the grand slam bomb
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on September 16, 2015, 04:27:15 AM
Whitley?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Knochenlutscher on September 16, 2015, 04:38:50 AM
Short Stirling
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 16, 2015, 04:57:00 AM
Ju-86
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on September 16, 2015, 05:13:15 AM
Armstrong-Witworth Albermarle ?

British ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 16, 2015, 03:25:41 PM
All so far have been wrong, it is not British but it is a bomber. Also not a Ju 86...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on September 16, 2015, 03:36:44 PM
Piaggio P.108B, probably Serie II with "dolphin nose" (front turrett removed)...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on September 16, 2015, 03:44:14 PM
Piaggio P.108B, probably Serie II with "dolphin nose" (front turrett removed)...
Very good! It is a P.108B indeed!  8) The photo was taken in Murcia in 1946.

Here is the original photo:
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/avc_00009319%201_zpshumm7xpv.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/avc_00009319%201_zpshumm7xpv.jpg.html)
"The Italian bomber Piaggio P.108B military registration MM22005 of Regia Aeronautica’s 274th Squadriglia BGR (Bombardamento Grande Raggio/Long Range Bombardment) landed on Los Alcazares airfield, Murcia, Spain, on 28 June 1942 during the first night mission against Gibraltar. Slightly damaged during the night landing, the plane was interned. After the repair was transferred at San Javier and tested by the Spanish Air Force. Finished the test, the plane was stored at San Javier until the war’s end when was scrapped. In the photo this P.108B is in San Javier with two Spanish servicemen. In the same attack, carried out by five P.108B took off from Decimomannu, Sardinia, other two P.108B landed in Spain, all for engine troubles and excessive fuel consumption during the return. The aircraft MM22001, crashed while attempting a forced landing on a beach in Valencia and was heavily damaged. The other (MM.22007) landed in Majorca and thanks to the Spanish pro-Axis policy was refueled and cleared to took off from Palma de Majorca for Decimomannu. Victor Sierra"
from: http://www.ww2incolor.com/italian-forces/P108-INTERNED-SPAIN.html (http://www.ww2incolor.com/italian-forces/P108-INTERNED-SPAIN.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 20, 2015, 01:04:24 AM
If Spitwulf doesn't want to continue, I take the liberty to do so.
Guess the aircraft:
(http://s15.postimg.cc/ma1fg6zsr/Quest_15_09_20.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 20, 2015, 01:22:40 AM
BAC TSR 2
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 20, 2015, 01:53:59 AM
Correct, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 20, 2015, 02:16:33 AM
Thanks Mike  ;D

Name this plane  :D

(http://s21.postimg.cc/733t8y4xj/Quest.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/y0xqaopkj/full/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 20, 2015, 03:08:06 AM
I name her "Sarah" :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 20, 2015, 03:30:28 AM
Close. "Sarah" is her twin sister. Try again  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: crazyeddie on September 20, 2015, 12:25:30 PM
Eric. ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on September 21, 2015, 04:20:23 PM
If Spitwulf doesn't want to continue, I take the liberty to do so.

Sorry Sorebror  :-[

Ok, it's my turn...

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f9e2/utpxxjl9l984urt6g.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 22, 2015, 01:50:42 AM
Macchi MC-200
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 22, 2015, 02:28:47 AM
Close, but no cigar :P

Let me try to solve it, and if I see it right, to solve the quest this time it's required to guess both aircraft since we have two quests running in parallel.

First one: Sarah's Twin Sister could be a Buhl CA-6 Air Sedan.
The alleged MC.200 should in fact be a Caproni-Vizzola F.5.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 22, 2015, 03:16:22 AM
Looks like we're down to the one quest now. 8)

 "Sarah's" twin Sister is indeed a  Buhl CA-6 Air Sedan. Nicely done Mike. ;)

Cheers,
Ont_R
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dataman on September 22, 2015, 10:25:50 AM
If Spitwulf doesn't want to continue, I take the liberty to do so.

Sorry Sorebror  :-[

Ok, it's my turn...

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f9e2/utpxxjl9l984urt6g.jpg)
Caproni-Vizzola F. 5: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Vizzola_F.5
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on September 22, 2015, 11:14:06 AM
Correct Storebror and Dataman!  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 24, 2015, 07:15:48 AM
May I give one?


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 24, 2015, 07:16:57 AM
Try this one out for size?


Only the diehard aviation geeks will know this one by heart.


(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061026-F-1234S-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 24, 2015, 07:25:25 AM
XB-51
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on September 24, 2015, 07:29:07 AM
CORRECT!!!! But how did you guess correctly so fast?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on September 24, 2015, 07:35:10 AM
I had a model of it when I was a wee lad. ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 24, 2015, 09:57:03 AM
One of my favourite cold war aircraft, thanks James for making a quest of it.
This one is absolutely mean!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QISo7sIPZzw

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 26, 2015, 12:46:40 AM
Looks like it's time for another quest?
(http://s11.postimg.cc/a9lmoaco3/Quest_15_09_26.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Mr.Craig on September 26, 2015, 01:15:29 AM
The "gutless" F7U Cutlass.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 26, 2015, 12:04:55 PM
Correct, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 03, 2015, 02:00:31 AM
No new quest?
So how about this one, guess the aircraft again:
(http://s14.postimg.cc/hw88ucjyp/Quest_15_10_03.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dakpilot on October 03, 2015, 03:09:17 AM
Could that be a Canadair Northstar?

Cheers Dakpilot
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 03, 2015, 03:12:49 AM
That's right, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dakpilot on October 03, 2015, 03:45:08 AM
This very easy, but limited with time now


(http://s16.postimg.cc/ty5qr0hl1/IMG.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Cheers Dakpilot
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 03, 2015, 05:46:10 AM
am i mistaken or is that the right wing of a gorgeous Douglas DC-4?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dakpilot on October 03, 2015, 06:07:21 AM
Certainly is  ;)

I was checking the oil leak on No.4 engine  8) pic was taken over Somalia, never got a chance to fly a Merlin engine one like in Storebror's nice pic unfortunately

okay, over to you 

Cheers Dakpilot
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 03, 2015, 07:51:36 AM
lets try a a more unorthodox shape ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/WFmOECZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LuseKofte on October 03, 2015, 08:06:50 AM
(http://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2009/8/18/58306.jpg)

 De haviland Sea vixen vixen

this pic might be better
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/De_Havilland_(later_Hawker_Siddeley)_Sea_Vixen.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 03, 2015, 08:25:44 AM
we have a winner! 8)
your turn mate
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LuseKofte on October 03, 2015, 02:59:59 PM
All right this is a easy one

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/Warplane/hs126-cowling.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on October 03, 2015, 04:49:45 PM
Mmmmmh... makes me think about the Henschel Hs-126...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LuseKofte on October 04, 2015, 04:27:35 AM
yes it is
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on October 04, 2015, 04:55:53 AM
So I suppose it is my turn...


(http://s9.postimg.cc/bwqqnr3pr/Enigme119.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

What is this plane we are sitting in ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 04, 2015, 05:14:09 AM
F+W C-3603
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 04, 2015, 06:53:49 AM
What is this plane we are sitting in ?
Mirrored :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on October 04, 2015, 10:46:07 AM
Right, SAS FMJ. Your turn !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 04, 2015, 01:31:29 PM
something a bit harder ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ap0fQUX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Ap0fQUX)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 04, 2015, 01:49:05 PM
I'll keep my mouth shut since using google is cheating, but I must admit that bird is somewhat... strange.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: glynn007 on October 04, 2015, 04:23:24 PM
something a bit harder.........to see at all!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on February 05, 2016, 01:38:48 AM
it seems i have killed it, shame that

have an easy one to get this fun game started up again  8)

(http://i.imgur.com/bVscu84.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 05, 2016, 01:55:43 AM
So I'll reveal the previous one first:
something a bit harder ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ap0fQUX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Ap0fQUX)

"D-1" mixed engine (one piston engine, two jet engines) by Alexey Borovkov and Ilya Florentevicha Florova.
(http://s28.postimg.cc/e9dghs7q5/0_15c60e_9a49d40e_orig.jpg)

Good luck to all others with the current quest ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Malone on February 05, 2016, 01:58:25 AM
too easy - X-29, Grumman experimental plane, early 80's 

@ lol at the previous, harder one - you might as well have posted a pic of a single rivet, lol  :D

what's my prize now, again?

oh, i get to do the next puzzle.....

well, i need to wait for confirmation before i do, lol - can't just go ahead and do as i like, after all...  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on February 05, 2016, 02:13:09 AM
told you it was easy , Eugene, your turn mate  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Malone on February 05, 2016, 02:28:15 AM
okay, this one might be easy for some.....

(http://i.imgur.com/U9rSFPp.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on February 05, 2016, 02:30:59 AM
Easy, Avro Shackleton
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Malone on February 05, 2016, 02:41:06 AM
yep, thought it might be too easy for some of our expertens.... :D

(http://i.imgur.com/SJ2hGEJ.jpg)

indeed, this is a pic of the last active Shackleton in service, based at Ysterplaat AFB, Cape Town.
She has since been decommisioned, so this bird is no longer in the air anywhere in the world.   ::(
I hope to one day see her in the IL-2 skies, as she has now officially joined the list of 'forgotten' aircraft.  ;) (no offense to the Franken version, but i strongly feel this one deserves a proper model. call me biased, lol.

FMJ, back to you, mate...  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on February 05, 2016, 02:54:46 AM
a real ugly one

(http://i.imgur.com/LtvrJ3x.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 05, 2016, 03:29:58 AM
Blackburn B-88.

Next one:
(http://s30.postimg.cc/arcqr2i7l/quest2016020501.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 05, 2016, 04:22:12 AM
TO-2/TV-2 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 05, 2016, 04:34:16 AM
Congratulations, your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 05, 2016, 05:43:55 AM
Okay. So :

(http://s18.postimg.cc/9bxrb6e95/Guess.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

What bird is this ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on February 05, 2016, 08:08:19 AM
DC 2?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 05, 2016, 08:41:38 AM
No. There is a trap...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 05, 2016, 08:51:16 AM
Looks like a captured airplane to me, maybe japanese, and the photo has been reversed... Could be a Tachikawa Ki-54 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 05, 2016, 12:26:19 PM
Mmmmmh... I think we have a winner ! You are perfectly right, Gatrasz ! That's it !

Your turn now...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 05, 2016, 01:52:05 PM
This one, as the picture was taken not far away from my birthplace and made me wonder a long time as a kid :
(http://s9.postimg.cc/a1i773tzz/wtf.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 05, 2016, 03:56:46 PM
Mmmmmh... looks very much like a Reggiane Re.2000...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 05, 2016, 04:21:25 PM
Not exactly but...you're close !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on February 05, 2016, 07:26:24 PM
Maybe a Re 2002? If that is what you mean by close....
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 06, 2016, 04:20:40 AM
Or maybe MÁVAG Héja I...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 06, 2016, 04:57:20 AM
Maybe a Re 2002?
I'd say that's the winner answer (see http://www.ww2incolor.com/german-air-force/RE2002LW.html), your turn HA :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 06, 2016, 06:14:42 AM
Maybe a Re 2002 ?
I'd say that's the winner answer (see http://www.ww2incolor.com/german-air-force/RE2002LW.html), your turn HA :)
That's it ! (Thank you for the link, SAS~Storebror !) More recent pictures can be found of this particular plane, by the way.

(http://s7.postimg.cc/d0770c2uj/re2002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 19, 2016, 03:20:29 AM
Youhou ! HotelAlpha ! We wait for your question !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on February 25, 2016, 03:10:16 PM
Ooops... sorry guys...
Here it is; if you know pre-world war 2 aircraft, you will get it rather quickly...
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/2503e96f-d6a1-4c66-804a-be6525685ac2_zpsklifld1e.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/2503e96f-d6a1-4c66-804a-be6525685ac2_zpsklifld1e.jpg.html)
You are looking at a wing.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 26, 2016, 01:38:01 AM
Junkers Ju-52 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 26, 2016, 03:36:22 AM
Why pre-war?
The Ju-86 was in use way into WWII.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: YaoGuai on February 26, 2016, 05:50:22 AM
It IS very Junkers-ish...

My guess is the Ju50
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 26, 2016, 07:08:03 AM
Even maybe an early Ju-87A...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on February 26, 2016, 01:51:09 PM
Yes Mike, it is a Ju 86. Specifically a Hungarian one. Your go!  :)
 (http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/hotelalpha200/fortepan_18994_zpsqb082m2b.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/hotelalpha200/media/fortepan_18994_zpsqb082m2b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 27, 2016, 12:15:49 PM
Nice picture HA, I love the Ju-86, particularly the later high altitude versions are very fascinating, including their engines.

Okay gents, guess this one...
(http://s17.postimg.cc/ihls3nhan/quest_2016_02_27_07.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 27, 2016, 02:54:25 PM
s.

Okay gents, guess this one...
-- http://s17.postimg.cc/ihls3nhan/quest_2016_02_27_07.jpg

Best regards - Mike

AH! A WW2 German secret weapon!  ;D ... BUT with Soviet Red Stars under the wings!

It is actually the Russian built OKB-1 EF-140 – A Russian built German Junkers EF-131 with 2 RR Nene jet engines
 (flown in 1948) it has forward swept wings. It is also known as the LL-3.

History:
The forward swept wings concept was actually first proposed by the Germans during WWII (around 1936).

A first prototype was created and flown in 1944. The designation was the Junkers JU-287, which was basically
created by scraps from other JU planes.
http://aviationweek.com/blog/junkers-ju287-technology-surprise-1945-style
This Ju-287 design was to be a turbo-jet Bomber. The main reason for the forward-swept wings was to provide extra lift
during low speeds, and provide extra wingtip stability at transonic speeds (Mach 0.8 - 1.2).
An improved second prototype was being created, but the Junkers factory was sacked by the Soviet Union.

After the war, The Soviets continued working on the JU-287 and other German aircraft designs, and ended up creating
 the "OKB-1 EF 140".
This design transformed into a scout design rather than a bomber. After the first prototype was created, it seems
the entire project was canceled.

http://weaponsandwarfare.com/2015/10/25/okb-1-ef-131/

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 28, 2016, 01:39:52 AM
That was fast :)
You're absolutely correct Max, thanks for the background information about that plane.

Your turn ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 28, 2016, 01:13:00 PM

Thanks Storebror.

Ok guys and gals, guess the name of this airplane . . .

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/OS/OS-1/2-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LuseKofte on February 28, 2016, 02:49:39 PM
Handley Page H.P.42
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on February 28, 2016, 02:56:43 PM
Guess it is the "Tarrant Tabor".
Designed at the end of WWI, by W. G. Tarrant Ltd.
Only one was built, but crashed on its first flight...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 28, 2016, 03:42:37 PM
https://youtu.be/Mcnj7M0odwI
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on February 28, 2016, 11:43:00 PM
Thanks guys, But What If Project Aircraft, Hutter Hu 324 Bomber,
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 29, 2016, 01:01:19 AM
Thanks guys, But What If Project Aircraft, Hutter Hu 324 Bomber,
Please stand by gentlemen, our decryption department is working hard on getting the message behind already...
(http://s11.postimg.cc/hwqhkgt4j/bombe.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/b6a0b15yn/full/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on February 29, 2016, 05:09:40 AM
You Better Hurry up Storebror, My Clock is Ticking,
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 29, 2016, 07:35:18 AM
There's several ways to get my attraction, trying to scare me away for sure isn't one of them :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 29, 2016, 07:37:04 AM
Whose turn is it?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 29, 2016, 07:50:54 AM
Sorry for the delay guys. I was buying a new PC for my father  :)
The old man deserves a present for his birthday too.
It is a little bit smaller than what Storebror posted an image of. :D AAAAHAHAHAHAHA

You are correct Oscarito  8)
 It is the giant and incredibly terrible Tarrant-Tabor! BRAVO!

(http://palmflying.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Tarrant-Tabor.jpg)

Its your turn dude



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on February 29, 2016, 07:51:09 AM

GJE's.

...do I win?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on February 29, 2016, 10:06:56 AM
Times up storebror, you don't know the bomber hu 324

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/7357676404/in/photostream/  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/7357676404/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on February 29, 2016, 11:53:06 AM
Thanks Max!
Well, let's see then...
What is this "low flying" bird?
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/xxx.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/xxx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on February 29, 2016, 12:00:18 PM
Caproni Ca.335 Maestrale, aka SABCA S.47.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on February 29, 2016, 12:06:40 PM
D'oh!
Not even a minute... :-[
Yes, that's right!
Your turn mate.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on February 29, 2016, 12:51:02 PM
 ;D

Ok, my turn now.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a5fd/19uqqa0e2rnrv5x6g.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 29, 2016, 01:53:22 PM


Caproni Ca.331 Raffica   ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on February 29, 2016, 02:14:46 PM
Caproni Ca.331 Raffica   ?

Yes GJE52, it's a Ca.331!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Caproni_Ca.331_O.A.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 29, 2016, 05:13:18 PM
Ok, this is an easy one......

(http://s21.postimg.cc/e05fobsxz/010316.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 01, 2016, 04:01:43 AM
Fairey Delta I, I suppose...  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 01, 2016, 09:25:39 AM
I'm siding with Spitwulf.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 01, 2016, 11:24:19 AM
Yep Fairy Delta 1 it is ... over to you  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 01, 2016, 01:58:36 PM
It's time for "heavy metal"  ;D

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag255/Spitwulf84/Il-2%20Screenshoots/4_zpsnctldyss.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on March 01, 2016, 02:44:47 PM
Mmmmmh... I think it has a common point with the Lancaster : it was a twin-engined plane first, right ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 01, 2016, 02:50:22 PM
No Gaston, sorry... This plane was ab initio a four-engine bomber.  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 01, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
It is Italiano... PIAGGIO P.50

(http://www.giemmesesto.org/Documentazione/Aerei/fotoaerei/p-50/PiaggioP50II_2.jpg)

http://www.giemmesesto.org/Documentazione/Aerei/PIAGGIO_P-50.html



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 01, 2016, 04:20:19 PM
    Piaggio, P.50-II prototype designated MM371  .. the P50 was the twin engine version IIRC right picture but wrong designation .....  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 01, 2016, 04:23:16 PM

OK, GJE52  ;D You win !

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 01, 2016, 04:26:19 PM
 ... only by splitting hairs though.... I've had my turn Max, you can choose the next one ...  :D :D

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 01, 2016, 04:30:55 PM
    Piaggio, P.50-II prototype designated MM371  .. the P50 was the twin engine version IIRC right picture but wrong designation .....  ;)

Yes a P.50-II.
Actually also the P.50-I was a four engine bomber, but in push-pull configuration (two nacelles and four in-line engines).  ;)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/piaggiop50/piaggiop50-5.jpg)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag255/Spitwulf84/Piaggio_P50_I_zpshar4ujec.jpg)

EDIT: Image added
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on March 02, 2016, 03:55:44 AM
So... my mistake !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 02, 2016, 06:35:00 AM


Go ahead G , you choose another aircraft next.
I like your style.

Great choice to Spitwulf. Cheers dude. It was interesting to research about this Piaggio *2 thumbs up*


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 02, 2016, 03:27:59 PM
Ok, if you insist .....   ;)

(http://s21.postimg.cc/82wiaffs7/Guess_Me2.jpg)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 02, 2016, 03:48:21 PM

Very small glider... Might be something they built to escape from the fortress prison Colditz.

The "Colditz Cock"  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing014.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

(http://res.cloudinary.com/uktv/image/upload/v1424085217/sfps1rnv2xlptuq7fest.jpg)

Yes, the RAF prisoners built an airplane in secret, inside one of the rooftops, so they could escape
the German guards!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colditz_Cock   :D



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 02, 2016, 03:49:41 PM
LOL .. but sadly no .....  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 03, 2016, 12:55:39 AM
Looks like a Tailorcraft glider trainer, model H?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 03, 2016, 01:56:06 AM
Give that man a cigar ... spot on.   :D :D

Yes, it was a converted Taylorcraft Auster, used to train glider pilots by the UK and US .. and dam ugly to boot ....  :P

Your turn Mike..

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 03, 2016, 03:16:51 AM
Thanks for the cigar 8)
Time for a nicer plane:
(http://s10.postimg.cc/kxd7jqzuh/q05.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 03, 2016, 04:43:57 AM
Gloster Ace?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 03, 2016, 06:57:09 AM

 ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 03, 2016, 07:21:07 AM
Gloster Ace?
Your cigar (sorry, it's chewed a little already), your turn :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 03, 2016, 08:51:24 AM
Thanks for the cigar!  ;D

This is easy  ;)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag255/Spitwulf84/MM_zps5rbb1l9x.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 03, 2016, 09:10:07 AM


I.Ae 27 Pulqui ? Argentina - just post war I think ...

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 03, 2016, 09:17:21 AM

Those four guys put a big pillow inside that airplane nose !  :D
When the engines starts... feathers will be coming out of the rear ! PUFFF!
AAAAAHAAHAHAHAH

Well, the way its painted, it looks like a big pillow.
But yeah, its a Pulpui



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on March 03, 2016, 11:35:20 AM


I.Ae 27 Pulqui ? Argentina - just post war I think ...

G;

Yes a Pulqui GJE52, your turn now (and yes, this plane had a really strange air intake  :) )
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 03, 2016, 02:49:29 PM



(http://s20.postimg.cc/l1ip2m5q5/Guess3.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: rockdoon on March 03, 2016, 07:42:00 PM
salmson 2?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 04, 2016, 01:48:37 PM
Yep, a Salmson 2 A2 .. well spotted.  :D

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 22, 2016, 01:48:39 AM
This seems to have stalled, let's get it back to life.

What plane is shown here?
(http://s32.postimg.cc/uxwe80ppx/2016_05_22_01.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ea4w5iuy9/full/)

I know it's a tad hard so let me give a hint:
This picture has been taken right before the plane's maiden flight.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: bomberkiller on May 22, 2016, 05:49:29 AM
Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch".  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 22, 2016, 07:57:38 AM
Close, but no cigar.
Try again ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 22, 2016, 08:45:51 AM
Fi-256 maybe ? I don't know which one of the 6 (or 9) prototypes built...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Mick on May 22, 2016, 09:32:26 AM
... yep, looks like a Fi256 ...  :P

https://cernunninsel.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/fieseler-fi-256-keine-chance-fur-den-super-storch/
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 22, 2016, 10:19:09 AM
A cigar to Gatrasz!
It's indeed the "Superstorch" and as mentioned before, it's before the maiden flight of that type, it's actually the V-1.

Your turn Gatrasz.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 22, 2016, 12:53:58 PM
Hmm...this one ? Maybe easy...
(http://s32.postimg.cc/ig2me81o5/0000.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 22, 2016, 03:35:28 PM
I am probably wrong, but it looks very similar to the Arsenal VB.10.  :-|

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Mick on May 22, 2016, 03:36:41 PM
... Fieseler Fi-356 ...?  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Mick on May 22, 2016, 03:39:59 PM
I am probably wrong, but it looks very similar to the Arsenal VB.10.  :-|

G;

... it sure is, second prototype VB 10-02 under construction ...  ;)

I hope you're a cigar smoker ...  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 22, 2016, 03:42:19 PM
... Fieseler Fi-356 ...? 
Hahahahaha !  :D
I am probably wrong, but it looks very similar to the Arsenal VB.10.  :-|
You aren't wrong, it is the Arsenal VB.10 ! On most of the other known photos, you can clearly see the name 'Arsenal' on the plane ; on this one we can't, but the (heavy) wing armament and engines are most visible...

Your turn !  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 23, 2016, 05:44:48 PM
Ok,

Here is a fairly easy one to keep the ball rolling....

(http://s20.postimg.cc/u68q70459/00_Test1.jpg)


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 12:50:44 AM
Ah, those fancy jets of my favourite era.
Republic XP-91, easy thing :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 24, 2016, 02:13:41 AM
Quote
Republic XP-91

Yep,   :D

The old "Thunderceptor"

Your turn Mike.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 04:06:40 AM
I know it's too easy, but nevertheless:

(http://s33.postimg.cc/e1j3lyven/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 24, 2016, 04:57:22 AM
Easy? What the hell is that..? ;~;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 05:31:03 AM
Looks like an aircraft, doesn't it?
Let me give you a hint: It's the supersonic version of an airplane you know.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 24, 2016, 05:44:32 AM
Supersonic Supersaber..?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on May 24, 2016, 05:52:00 AM
I found the model but in my opinnion this is not an easy one :D

Anyways I won't say unless Mike wantss me to say because I found it by cheating and I don't want to spoil the fun.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 24, 2016, 06:19:25 AM
... I found it by cheating and I don't want to spoil the fun...

Anyone can do that Bizu.. :'(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 24, 2016, 06:34:58 AM
Looks a bit like a mix of F-86 and F-100...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 06:54:08 AM
I don't mind when someone solves the quest with Google's help.
Either way you learn something new and that's the key point of all of this.
If I think I need to put up a quest without google "cheating", I can easily use images that are not available there ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 07:02:15 AM
It looks sort of like a Dassault Mystère, But I cant place it.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 24, 2016, 07:08:03 AM
It looks sort of like a Dassault Mystère, But I cant place it.
It's not even a Super-Mystère ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 07:26:04 AM
can we at least get a hint on the nationality? Because this is actually bugging me. I have gone through almost every book of mine and cannot find anything that seem close.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on May 24, 2016, 07:29:08 AM
might as well post again for the first time in quite a while...

gentlemen what you have here before you is a supermarine 545 serial XA181
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 07:32:31 AM
The picture has been taken at 5PM and nobody's around.
Tea time obviously.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 07:33:29 AM
Thom beat me to it.
Yes, it's indeed XA181, the famous Supermarine Type 545 which was intended to be the supersonic Swift.
Your turn Thom!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 07:34:28 AM
just as I was posting the answer Thom decides to steal the show
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on May 24, 2016, 11:08:26 AM
i love weird ugly ducklings :D

(http://i.imgur.com/wbOnEB0.jpg)

what happens when you combine an aircraft with a piece of sewer plumbing?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on May 24, 2016, 11:16:05 AM
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ivan-le-Rouge on May 24, 2016, 11:17:34 AM
I think it's a Stipa-Caproni.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni

Edit : damned! one minute too late!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 11:23:53 AM
you know how I feel Ivan
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on May 24, 2016, 11:28:47 AM
willy wins! your turn lad
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on May 24, 2016, 12:01:54 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2zy8z74.gif)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 12:10:03 PM
Dassault Mystere
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on May 24, 2016, 12:12:56 PM
Dassault Mystere

Correct!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 24, 2016, 12:17:05 PM
I guess it's my turn then...

Hmmm what should I choose?

How about this:

(http://s33.postimg.cc/me8a9fosf/modify.jpg)

Have fun...

Sincerely,

James

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 24, 2016, 05:55:18 PM
Looking at the odd wings, is it the Tellier T-3 ?

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2016, 11:04:41 PM
Don't think so, but Tellier was a good hint.

The T.3 would look like this:
(http://s33.postimg.cc/x0jy54yvz/13_Tellier_T3_001.jpg)

It becomes obvious that the wings of the plane in question are wider and the wing floats' position is different.
During these early days of seaplanes and for a rather small manufacturer like Tellier, it becomes a bit hard to give evidence for the precise type of flying boat.
Here I'm gonna resort to rule out a couple of types:
The T.1 was a racing seaplane, it's out of question.
The T.2 more or less looked the same like the T.3, it's been like the prototype of it.
The T.5 was twin engined (in tandem, pull/push config), so it doesn't fit either.
The T.6 used the same wing like the T.3 with a lengthened fuselage, but since the wings don't fit, it isn't the T.6 either.
The T.7 had three engines, no fit again.

What we're left with is the T.4.
Some of the T.4's differences to the T.3 are:

Source: https://books.google.de/books?id=n2KoAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT325&ots=Oksmm8J2AE&dq=tellier%20t.6&hl=de&pg=PT322#v=onepage&q&f=false

Result for my bet: Tellier T.4

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 25, 2016, 12:41:12 AM
I think Mike's got it.......
It's not a T3

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/tellier_zps4z0pgipc.jpg)

Curiously I've found it listed as a T200

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/Tellier_200_zpsffb2zak4.jpg)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 25, 2016, 02:00:37 AM
I think you got that "T.200" notation from this site Alfie:
http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft25746.htm

The notation "200" however would refer to the engine's horsepowers.
On the sitelink given above, you will find James' image as second last in the list, described as
"A Tellier Flying-Boat (350 h.p. Sunbeam-Coatalen "Maori" Engine) about to take off."
This would, according to the book "British and Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World War" (unfortunately the google books link i gave in my previous post only shows one page now for me), match the T.4 again.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 25, 2016, 03:37:52 AM
http://flyingmachines.ru/.......  excellent website  :)

Incidentally, wouldn't mind a go in this.......... o_O

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/Maori%202%20-%203._zpssbntboar.jpg)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 25, 2016, 06:48:05 AM
Mike,

You got it! I thought it would be more challenging, but the knowledge of the SAS community is mind boggling.

Your turn.


Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 25, 2016, 07:50:36 AM
Okay, here we go.
Not sure if this will be easy... it seems like to me, but I know the solution ;)

(http://s33.postimg.cc/nxjit0uan/quest.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/biwqsp2sb/full/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 25, 2016, 10:38:22 AM
Can we get a country of origin?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 25, 2016, 11:06:09 AM
Seriously, isn't that obvious?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 25, 2016, 11:51:48 AM
Well.. if I had to guess I would put it down to one of Northrop's offerings .. beyond that I am at a loss  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 25, 2016, 12:00:49 PM
Wait a second.....is that a Horton?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 25, 2016, 12:02:57 PM


 ;D

(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/53240592.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 25, 2016, 12:06:14 PM
No way!

It cant be.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 25, 2016, 12:14:33 PM
Okay I see, it's not as obvious as I thought it would be.
Hint:
The plane is of German origin.
It's not alien technology.
It's not a "what if" fake.
The picture is a real photography of an actually flying German aircraft.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on May 25, 2016, 01:40:09 PM
Horton H0-2 1935
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 26, 2016, 12:58:44 AM
This is so right and so wrong at the same time, but let's allow this to count as "solved" for now.
Wrong parts of the answer are marked red:

Horton H0-2 1935

Let me tell the full story:
The picture shows the Horten Ho 2 (or Ho II) L "Habicht" Serial No. 6, Reg. No. D-10-125 in the year 1944.
The plane was manufactured in 1937 and was originally planned to be a motor glider.
It was flown on many air shows and competitions.
In 1943, when the Horten brothers have been commissioned for development of flying wings for the Luftwaffe, the D-10-125 was used as an experimental aircraft.
In 1944, during the development of the Ho 9 (or H 9 or Ho IX or Ho 229), which was later to become the Gotha Go 229, the D-10-125 was modified with the central leading edge transparencies being reduced to two separate panels on either side of ply skinning and was flown as a "wind-tunnel substitute" for the Ho 9 V-6, with its extended, pointed nose, dummy air-intakes and exhausts, and later twin small fins.
The picture shows a test flight before the fins were attached, it was taken from the book "Jet Planes of the Third Reich, The Secret Projects" Vol. 1 by Manfred Griehl, published by Monogram in 1998.

Your turn cmnderbob.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 26, 2016, 02:51:04 AM
and was flown as a "wind-tunnel substitute" for the Ho 9 V-6, with its extended, pointed nose, dummy air-intakes and exhausts, and later twin small fins.
The picture shows a test flight before the fins were attached
Okay, thank you for the explanation ! I would have bet on the Horten III, one of the early motorized versions during some drag test for jet or classical engines, but I would have been wrong ;) 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 26, 2016, 09:31:49 AM
Man, that gave me a wicked headache. Also apologies for misspelling Horton.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on May 26, 2016, 11:46:00 AM
Sorry about the misspellings, I was just so happy to finally get one. Saw a film of it being pulled by a biplane and gliding once, I remember thinking Wow so early.
Cheers, Bob
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 26, 2016, 11:53:37 AM
No problem with the misspelling, it's your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on May 26, 2016, 11:59:03 AM
OK I'll have to post something tonight when I'm off work but I doubt I'll be able to stump you guys, Cheers, Bob
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 26, 2016, 11:59:47 AM
Take all the time you need  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on May 26, 2016, 02:49:40 PM

(http://s33.postimg.cc/3xmutwb0f/Picture3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Ok I Know you guys will devourer this quickly, So here goes.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 26, 2016, 03:12:49 PM
ZEKE!  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on May 26, 2016, 03:29:36 PM
Yes Ghost129er, I thought the P&W might throw you off. It is A6m3 type22 cn3869 owned by Commemorative Air Force based in Camarillo, Calif. I took this picture at Chino Ca. The plane was being overhauled and repainted.   
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 26, 2016, 04:19:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YA2oqB1.jpg)
Derp.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 26, 2016, 04:24:15 PM
 .....  HAL Tejas .... ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 26, 2016, 04:33:59 PM
.....  HAL Tejas .... ?

(http://i.imgur.com/aMiaP3J.gif)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 26, 2016, 11:15:08 PM
Haha, that one looks as if someone bought two "snap'n'glue" assembly kits from IKEA, one for a Mirage III and one for a Mirage 2000, and then accidentally threw all parts together and lost the construction plan.
5 Minutes Glynn, holy mackerel 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 27, 2016, 02:27:15 AM
Just timing and pure luck.

I saw a news article on the Indian Defence military/industrial  sector ( well effectively HAL ... (   http://www.hal-india.com/Aircraft%20Division%20Bangalore/M__95    (http://www.hal-india.com/Aircraft%20Division%20Bangalore/M__95) - a company that previously had mostly built aircraft under licence) and the issues surrounding the acceptance of this aircraft ... and suddenly I popped in to see it in this thread ....  o_O

From what I read, this aircraft was a big step in in both design/technology and manufacturing for them .. and I agree it does look a bit like they had photocopied several sets of plans and got them mixed up.   :D :D

I will put up the next pic when I get home tonight.

G;

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on May 27, 2016, 02:31:41 AM
Yes, Mirage III parts, Mirage 2000 parts - and plan for Saab Draaken...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 27, 2016, 04:16:20 PM
Ok ....

(http://s20.postimg.cc/gy9sxfnjx/00_Test2.jpg)





 ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on May 27, 2016, 04:32:10 PM
Northrop and a Green letter
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 28, 2016, 12:33:46 AM
a Green letter
Priceless :P

Many would say this is a Northrop Gamma 2E or even a 2F, but that's wrong.
This is a Northrop YA-16, based on the YA-13 which in turn was a Gamma 2C, but equipped with a  Pratt & Whitney R-1830-9 engine.
Some sources call this plane "XA-16", but since the photo originates from the National Museum of the USAF website where it's called "YA-16", I prefer that notation.
Image source here: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000571500

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 28, 2016, 03:40:14 AM
You can't argue with that as an answer...  :P. Your turn Mike....
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on May 28, 2016, 07:04:02 AM
I ment greek. Damn corrector.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 28, 2016, 12:02:24 PM
Something easy, yet strange for the casual airplane identifiers :)

(http://s33.postimg.cc/uivu30kcv/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on May 28, 2016, 01:52:41 PM
This is the Lavochkin La-138
Basically model La-9 equipped with ramjet engines... :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 29, 2016, 12:26:32 AM
Absolutely correct Oscarito, your turn.

To add some more information, the story behind was this:
Developed from the La-7, the La-126 added new laminar-flow wings, a new all metal stressed skin fuselage, new canopy, better armament and many other changes.
The follow-on development of the La-126, the La-130, was the basis for the La-9.
One La-126 was equipped with 2xPVRD-430 subsonic ramjet engines to become the La-126PVRD and one La-130 was equipped with 2xPVRD-450 to become the La-138, both with a boost in top speed of more than 100 km/h being obtained however at the expense of high fuel consumption and severe drag when the engines were not in use.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 29, 2016, 12:22:17 PM

A La-9 equipped with ramjet engines!! WOW!!!
 ;D I never saw this airplane version before.
Very cool  !!!!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on May 29, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
OK, here I go...
What plane is this?
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/doh-2.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/doh-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 30, 2016, 01:08:30 AM
Not quite my era of interest, all I can say is that it somewhat looks like a 20's Dornier design, but it could as well be one of the early all-metal Junkers ones.
No clue...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on May 30, 2016, 08:05:11 AM
Perhaps an Albatross?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 30, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
It looks similar to a early Wright design, is it the Wright WP-1


(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/401078596371-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)

Which was I think was based on the Dornier Do H Falke ...  :-| so I guess Mike was on the right track.


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on May 30, 2016, 12:03:24 PM
That's right!
Dornier Do H Falke single seat fighter from 1922 (first flight).
Only five were built.
One of them was converted to a floatplane, renamed "Seefalke", and sent to USA where it was designated Wright WP-1 and evaluated by the Navy.
Your turn  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 30, 2016, 03:30:47 PM
There are a couple clues that should give this away .......  ;)

(http://s20.postimg.cc/jbnlu2tj1/00_Test3.jpg)


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 30, 2016, 07:39:05 PM
It´s a WW2 Beaufighter.
It is sunk about half a mile off the Cape Kouroupas at the Cyclades island Naxos, Greece.
According to divers,  its firing apparatus is still loaded with ammunition.
I love sunken treasures - http://www.greece-is.com/wreck-diving-greece-top-10-wrecks-dive/

Doing some more research on this treasure,
someone discovered it is Listed as Beaufighter TF X LX998 of 603 Squadron which crash landed in 1943.
That is very interesting to know.
- https://plus.google.com/+KasparSzymanski/posts/ie6wrGfoZ8f
I would love to track down an original photo of it when it was still in flying condition, but searching
for the 603 squadron aircraft, not much was found, just other Beaufighters.

 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 31, 2016, 01:56:21 AM
Well done Max ... One final thing, it is reported that both of the crew members were rescued  :D

 .......over to you  :-*

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 31, 2016, 05:00:26 AM

That is correct. The crew survived this amazing crash land into the ocean.
Unfortunately, as much as I tried to search for a photo of the original aircraft, I am unable to find it.
At least we know the serial numbers of it and a cool skin can be painted for our game, if anyone would
like to paint one.

Now,
 I went deep into my aircraft files to dig up this rare bird for you.
 It is very rare and probably the aircraft responsible for people seeing "ufos" in the sky back in the old days  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/JpiuEQ0.jpg)



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 31, 2016, 05:06:35 AM
Oh, the Umbrella Plane... Nemuth Parasol, right ?

I saw it in another quizz a few weeks ago...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 31, 2016, 05:15:30 AM


FANTASTIC!  8) You guessed correct, Gaston!
Congrats good buddy!!

Your turn ...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 31, 2016, 05:26:09 AM
No congrats, please... as I told in my post, I saw it in a quizz a few times ago... and it has such an unforgettable look !

OK. Next guess :

(http://s33.postimg.cc/u6dijpgjj/Enigme170.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

What plane is it ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 06:46:27 AM
The airplane is the Gasuden Koken. It was a Japanese long-range research aircraft of the 1930s. It was built by the Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry (also known as Gasuden), to break the world record for longest flight, setting a closed circuit world record of 11,651 km (7,240 mi) in March 1938.

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 31, 2016, 06:50:18 AM
Perfect, James ! You got it !

Your turn now !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 06:58:58 AM
This one is going to be tricky......the aircraft is currently under restoration. I must warn you though, it may cause bouts of uncontrollable frustration.

This is your last chance to turn back!

Click to enlarge:

(http://s33.postimg.cc/4vs7bwcfz/New_Object.jpg)


Good luck!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on May 31, 2016, 07:17:41 AM
Oh I remember you linking this ugly thing here earlier a few months ago.
It's still ugly. Lol.  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 07:18:27 AM
No cheating Ricky!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 07:30:33 AM
Come on guys, it's not that hard!

I'll give you a hint if it is that hard.

Only one was built.........there is your hint.

once again, Good Luck!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 31, 2016, 07:33:57 AM
I'm cheating :P

No I'm not :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on May 31, 2016, 07:41:49 AM
No congrats, please... as I told in my post, I saw it in a quizz a few times ago... and it has such an unforgettable look !
I think that Gasuden Koken has a quite unforgettable look too. ;) What a beautiful machine !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 07:43:27 AM
To get back on topic......Yes it does. It's like a Japanese ANT-25. I would love to see one soaring over my head!

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 31, 2016, 08:01:26 AM
James, you know...

(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/7233/27277042812_f36a2f2cf2_o.png)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2016, 08:47:54 AM
HA HA HA! Very funny Mike

Very funny indeed.

Just don't give it away please.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2016, 06:41:44 AM
I'm afraid that I made it too hard this time!

I'll post this picture to make it easier:

(http://s33.postimg.cc/6ygmp39tb/0633683.jpg)

Once again.....Good luck!


James


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 01, 2016, 06:42:22 AM
Time for me to tell it?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2016, 06:44:10 AM
Give it a little more time.

I just put up the new Photo.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on June 01, 2016, 06:51:52 AM
This sadly only gets number two in my Top 5 ugly aircraft list. :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 01, 2016, 07:04:14 AM


..................   The story behind this "one of a kind" aircraft is very interesting ... but shhhhh...  ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 01, 2016, 07:17:07 AM
I know this one but...urgh...impossible to remember the name  :P (but I love this one already !)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2016, 07:40:17 AM
You'll get it...............................eventually! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on June 01, 2016, 10:39:22 AM
I wonder how culd this fly :))

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6043/6316939308_f9b1e1a75c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Uufflakke on June 01, 2016, 10:58:01 AM
Oh I remember you linking this ugly thing here earlier a few months ago.
It's still ugly. Lol.  ;D

Not quite.
P51vsFw190 posted it two and a half years ago already.  :D

Oh, and I am not gonna tell the name of the plane. 
And beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on June 01, 2016, 11:10:20 AM
P51vsFw190 posted it two and a half years ago already.  :D

Close enough... But I WAS correct when I did see it here..  :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2016, 01:01:04 PM
should I give it up?

Should I give the answer?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2016, 01:03:09 PM
Oh and Bizu,

We started restoration on it and it is due to be done in around 5 years.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on June 01, 2016, 02:23:29 PM
So you got to see this unique plane? nicee 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 02, 2016, 09:00:36 AM
Is the quest stalled now?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 02, 2016, 09:13:35 AM
A Burnelli CB-3 (?), without the tail booms. Very unique aircraft
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 02, 2016, 09:43:17 AM

 :D :D :D :D :D  ................ yes ......... finally a new face steps up to the plate.....  :P

.... you had better make the next one worth the wait ....  ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 02, 2016, 11:54:09 AM
A Burnelli CB-3 (?), without the tail booms. Very unique aircraft
Despite the fact that it's called CBY-3 this is right.
On behalf of James and in order not to lose much more time on this interesting aircraft, I'd like to say "congratulations" and "your turn!".

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on June 02, 2016, 12:19:30 PM


Cool,  I never saw this aircraft before. Looks amazing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnelli_CBY-3
Did some research on it and there was only 1 built.
Cool design.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 02, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
Thanks y'all.  Knew it was designated something like that.

Try this one:

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/conniecrop_zpsyn55d1c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on June 02, 2016, 08:34:52 PM
Searching for "Connie II" on Google I've found this is the Curtiss XP-60E... :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 03, 2016, 12:27:54 AM
Yep. Durn, that it'd be harder than that.  You're up
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on June 03, 2016, 04:48:38 AM
(http://www.aero-web.org/database/aircraft/showimage.php?id=12460)

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/1043/pics/65_7_b3.jpg)

... Hmm, I see a link between the two, they do look a bit similar no?  :o
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 03, 2016, 05:24:27 AM
Maybe they were designed to answer more or less the same non-official requirement for a low-wing monoplane fighter aircraft with radial engine and turbo-supercharger, maximum speed over 650 Km/h and a service ceiling over 37,000ft...  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 03, 2016, 08:00:06 AM
Same questions... similar solutions ! simply logical (and also the reason why many modern planes look quite the same...).
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Griffon_301 on June 03, 2016, 08:15:55 AM
Connie II is a later development version of the XP-60 though, featuring a bubble top canopy and enhanced aerodynamics;
nevertheless, with all the P-47s around, there was no need for another high altitude fighter so it got trashed and merely contributed to the downfall of Curtiss as an aircraft producing company...

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on June 03, 2016, 09:24:16 AM
Perhaps this fine looking two seat biplane reconnaissance bomber could deserve it's place in game.
Do you know what plane is it?
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/K.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/K.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 03, 2016, 10:40:02 AM
That's my age of planes again.
On our sunday FAC sessions on the SAS Gameserver, when Gubi asks "what type of mission would you like to play next?" my answer always comes immediately:
BIPLANES!

This one's a rather successful yet little know plane of the 30s, the romanian SET 7K, the armed recon version of the SET 7.
"SET" is the "Societatea Pentru Exploatari Tehnice" ( = Technical Development Society), the second biggest Romanian pre-war aircraft manufacturer after IAR.

Nice plane.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on June 03, 2016, 10:57:00 AM
Not easy to deal with a live databank on aircraft history... :D
Yes, that's right! Your turn...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 03, 2016, 11:10:43 AM
Thanks Oscarito :)
Guess this one:
(http://s33.postimg.cc/q8hhm1vhb/quest1.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on June 03, 2016, 11:14:40 AM
Way to go Mike!

I hope I can guess the next one, I've been trying to guess the planes for some days straight hoping to get my turn for some unique planes  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on June 03, 2016, 02:07:26 PM
It's got the front of a Stork.. Ish, at least the engine cowlings.. So is it by Fieseler?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 03, 2016, 03:36:13 PM
I guess no-one realized the obvious when they registered it .....

(http://s20.postimg.cc/uiej2libh/00_Test4.jpg)

 :D :D :D


G;

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on June 03, 2016, 04:18:16 PM
Very funny G.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: CzechTexan on June 03, 2016, 09:08:06 PM
what is this?
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/CzechTexan/China%20Theater%20of%20War/ROC_Air_Force.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/CzechTexan/media/China%20Theater%20of%20War/ROC_Air_Force.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 03, 2016, 11:36:31 PM
It seems a Ki-55 Japanese plane with Chinese symbols.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 04, 2016, 12:46:32 AM
So is it by Fieseler?
Nope.

what is this?
Not your turn CT.

I guess no-one realized the obvious when they registered it
Actually I think they did realize it.
Congratulations for solving the quest by the way ;)

Some more information about the plane:
It's the "Berlin B9" built by the "Flugtechnische Fachgruppe" (aeronautical expert group) of the "Akademischen Fliegergruppe" (academic flying group) of the "Technischen Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg" (Berlin-Charlottenburg Technical College).
The purpose of the plane was to check the feasibility of flights with up to 22g accelleration.
The article from which I took the picture has been translated here:
http://www.luft46.com/prototyp/berlin9.html

Your turn G :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 04, 2016, 04:40:42 AM
I have had a few turns lately,  let's run wifh Czech Texan's sugestion.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 04, 2016, 05:32:57 AM
That's a captured Tachikawa Ki-55 being serviced by ROC engineers....

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: CzechTexan on June 04, 2016, 09:03:01 AM
LOL excuse me for breaking into the line and not waiting my turn  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 04, 2016, 10:09:49 AM
Looks like Mr Noakes gets to tease us now..


  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 04, 2016, 10:18:02 AM
In that case it'd rather be PA_Willy to tease us, he mentioned the Ki-55 first.

To go a little more into detail about this plane, it's a Ki-55 type 99, serial No. 2 (not seen here since the cowling is opened for maintenance) and tail no. 107, of Communist flying school in Tunhua, in 1946.
These planes have been scraped together by maintenance crews and were barely airworthy, but the PLA had no other choice.
You can read more details of that time in the book "Red Wings Over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea" by Xiaoming Zhang (Texas A&M University Press).

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 04, 2016, 10:50:44 AM
Thank you.

(http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30849356/Image2.jpg)

Not easy, I think.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 04, 2016, 10:55:45 AM
Holy, that's not my age of planes again.
Good luck to all others, I had to cheat on this one.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 04, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
I believe that is the Bristol B.R.7

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 05, 2016, 01:16:56 AM
It certainly is......bit of a flop for Henri Coanda
What you want in an a/c is good sturdy four square undercarriage.......a bit of lift generated by the wings helps as well    :D :D :D

Mind you, couple of years earlier he came up with this.......

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e4/Coanda_1910-Antoniu_Collection.jpg/1920px-Coanda_1910-Antoniu_Collection.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Coanda_1911_patent.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Coand%C4%83_replica.jpg/800px-Coand%C4%83_replica.jpg)

He said he flew it  8) ......I think he was fibbin'  ;)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 05, 2016, 08:56:00 AM
I believe that is the Bristol B.R.7

Sincerely,

James

Absolutely correct.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on June 05, 2016, 09:43:00 AM
Unfortunate it wasn't more successful... It's a rather attractive design.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 05, 2016, 12:49:17 PM
Try this one on for size:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b4/86/f0/b486f0ca975df48ad22117493d62234b.jpg)

It's another tough one
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 05, 2016, 12:55:47 PM
no cheating either
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 05, 2016, 01:20:06 PM
It was too easy. I searched: "first vstol jet" and I got:

Bell VTOL Experimental Vehicle 1954. Derived from Bell ATV (Air Test Vehicle). Model 65.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Model_65
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 06, 2016, 10:50:37 AM
Good job Willy.

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 06, 2016, 11:20:16 AM
(http://s33.postimg.cc/xdenwftvz/Image1.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on June 06, 2016, 11:30:36 AM
Oh my! That plane looks like it's about to give birth.  ;)

Cloyd
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 06, 2016, 11:59:57 AM
Oh my! That plane looks like it's about to give birth.  ;)

Cloyd

The Pregnant Plane, very good, your turn.  8)










Nah, it's a joke.  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 06, 2016, 12:00:48 PM
That's my age of planes again.
Another famous one, Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev's early attempt to build the first all-metal Tupolev Aircraft: The ANT-2.
It's been constructed from a VVS request in 1923 for a light personnel transport and reconnaissance aircraft, could hold two passengers plus the pilot.

The aircraft turned out to be a dead end but it paved the way for the ANT-3, better known as R-3, the first successful Andrei Tupolev design for the Tupolev OKB.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 06, 2016, 12:18:13 PM
That's my age of planes again.
Another famous one, Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev's early attempt to build the first all-metal Tupolev Aircraft: The ANT-2.
It's been constructed from a VVS request in 1923 for a light personnel transport and reconnaissance aircraft, could hold two passengers plus the pilot.

The aircraft turned out to be a dead end but it paved the way for the ANT-3, better known as R-3, the first successful Andrei Tupolev design for the Tupolev OKB.

Best regards - Mike

More than perfect answer.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 06, 2016, 01:04:29 PM
Thanks Willy ;)
Next quest, I'm curious whether this will turn out to be tough or not:

(http://s33.postimg.cc/ek4g3dftb/quest1.jpg)

For obvious reasons just naming the base type doesn't qualify as the correct answer, you have to be a little more specific.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 06, 2016, 02:05:02 PM
He 111 V6?

Nope, that's probably wrong.  A 111 with 88 engines, though

111H-23?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on June 06, 2016, 02:39:12 PM
The nacelle and radiator structure does not really seem like its from a Ju 88. After all, they had the same engine...

Maybe it is an experiment to incorporate annular radiators into the He 111?

This one really does stump me.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 06, 2016, 02:40:35 PM
I knew a He-111A with Wright-Cyclone engines in China, the Spanish version with Rolls-Royce Merlins, even the jet-assisted testbed Heinkel-111 in Czechoslovakia, but... I would suggest a post-WWII frankenplane experiment with parts of german airplanes produced in France during the war...or a joke from some Rechlin test center groundcrew  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: cmnderbob on June 06, 2016, 03:01:23 PM
He-111-H-20 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 07, 2016, 01:02:55 AM
Let me give you a few hints because this one seems to be quite hard to guess.
First of all: Cheating is allowed ;)
Use google if you like, I don't mind.

The plane is no joke.
It's based on an "H" version of the 111 as some of you have already guessed correctly.
In particular, this much I can reveal, it's based on a He 111H-6, the bomb racks give it away.

Apparently this is no plane that entered mass production.
And most obviously, the engines are what makes it special.
Initially the engine installation was planned to look like this:
(http://s33.postimg.cc/ijpt5qulr/quest_hint_1.jpg)

But it ended up like shown on the quest picture, the regarding drawing is this:
(http://s33.postimg.cc/l22rybii7/quest_hint_2.jpg)

Good luck guessing ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 07, 2016, 02:06:19 AM
Is that a Jumo 211J engine with a inter cooler ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 07, 2016, 02:24:42 AM
No.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 07, 2016, 03:31:05 AM
Okay... Is it the Heinkel He-111 V-32, high-altitude bomber prototype (for He-111 R) with two Daimler-Benz DB 601U and turbocharger TK 9 AC ? I have to say that the DB-601 on the second image helped a lot ! My guess for the cowling changes was for turbocharger, but hard to find anyway...if it's really the V32 :D

A link to check :
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234953388-different-he-111/
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 07, 2016, 05:08:58 AM
Absolutely right Gatrasz, well done!
Thanks for the link, I always thought that only that single image of the plane exists.
For the german readers, a detailed description of the plane can be found in "Luftfahrt International", issue 21/1977, page 3337-3346 (Original "Baubeschreibung" of Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH).

Your turn Gatrasz :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 07, 2016, 10:30:45 AM
Okay, let's go with this one :

(http://s32.postimg.cc/5r9y1sjn9/quest.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on June 07, 2016, 10:34:52 AM
Ha..

Cunning ...... using those markings .......  :P


.. sorry Mike, just a "quick and dirty", but I could not resist the idea ..  :-[ ... That said the stock He-111 is a very, very poor model indeed..

(http://s20.postimg.cc/yyckikum5/00_Test5.jpg)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 07, 2016, 10:41:23 AM
Yes, I feel a little bad but...it's the only one I know for this plane actually  ;) (if needed I could add an image of the prototype when still unfinished but in low quality)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on June 07, 2016, 11:07:48 AM
This one is an SM. 93, a one-of-a-kind dive bomber. Its really unique in its looks, with the one DB-605 neatly tucked away in the forward fuselage.

But it is strange to see it in German markings.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on June 07, 2016, 11:45:00 AM
Quote
But it is strange to see it in German markings.

It's beacuse the prototype was completed and made the first flight in '44, during Nazi occupation of Northen Italy.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 08, 2016, 01:41:46 AM
That's right, I've always been a fan of this plane's very smooth design, and even more of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.92 ! Front view photos are more easy to identify, with well known Daimler-Benz DB 605A looking much like Macchi C.205. The SM.93 had the pilot lying in a prone position above the rear of the engine, and it happened to be an uncomfortable and restricting position, leading the project to an end despite mostly good performance. The idea to post the plane here came to me from the Berlin B.9 on previous page  ;)

HotelAlpha, your turn !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 16, 2016, 11:47:43 AM
It's been a few days, so I thought I'd post this one:

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/mysplane_zpsuek3urxm.jpg)

And no points for the Ju-52 in the background  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 16, 2016, 12:43:32 PM
Looks a little like Potez 62/65 but...it's obviously not this   o_O
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 17, 2016, 05:52:29 AM
Let me put it that way:
If that plane should represent the plane I think it does, then this is no real plane at all but a dummy target, because to the right there's a neighbour of the same kind, but the real plane I'm thinking of has only been built once.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 17, 2016, 08:50:09 AM
It is French, and parts of it are a mockup.  Storebror, what do you think it's supposed to be?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 17, 2016, 12:30:39 PM
Storebror, what do you think it's supposed to be?

SAB AB-80 would be my bet.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 18, 2016, 03:35:20 AM
Ok, time to come clean

I have no idea what it is, and neither does anybody else. This pic did the rounds on some other forums a while back, and though it seems to be a French aircraft/mockup taken during the Occupation, nobody really knows. I always thought it looked very much like a Bristol Bombay/HP Harrow, but it isn't either of those. It does have the tail of the AB-80, it seems, but as to what's going on with the forward fuselage, nobody knows. I don't think it's a turret, but don't know what it is

if anybody figures it out, let us know

Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 20, 2016, 11:44:11 AM
It looks to me like I could be some sort of heavy duty assault glider. The shape seems to fit the bill and from the limited view I have, the wing roots don't seem to show any sort of fuel lines or control cables. The super thick airfoil also leads me to believe that this was never intended to be powered. But what do I know, I just work in a museum.

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ivan-le-Rouge on June 20, 2016, 02:01:26 PM
I would be agree with Storebor : SAB turret bomber.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3898444


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 20, 2016, 02:15:12 PM
Right out of my comfort zone here....it's a bomber and I don't speak French, but after a little digging I found a piece about the same photo........
It would appear that the main bet is on a heavily modified Farman F 224 or even a F2234

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/image_zpsm8oa989a.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/5266L_zpsc4dyrubr.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/f2234_3_zpsovdcmptm.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/21_2_b2_a1_zpsqkqcclks.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/Aerovac%20F224_zps9cy8qwrc.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farman_F.220

" A variant NC 223.4 Jules Verne of Naval Aviation French was the first Allied bomber to raid Berlin: on the night of 7 June 1940 aircraft of this variant dropped eight bombs of 250 kg and 80 of 10 kg weight on the German capital.[4] This operation, which was of a primarily psychological-warfare nature, was repeated three days later."

 :o Wow, never new that

Also it's been put forward that the gun turret has 3 HS 9 20mm cannon.....
A possible early " Spooky " gunship ?
Apparently the French tried it with 75mm in a Dyle et Bacalan 70

All guesswork I'm afraid  :D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on June 20, 2016, 05:02:33 PM
Whatever it is, it would make a nice looking tilt rotor craft....  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 21, 2016, 06:55:49 AM
I think that is pretty attractive for French aircraft standards. Could someone make a request out of this? It would help to fill in the missing places for the French. Also, I would have a blast flying this thing.

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on June 21, 2016, 07:24:44 AM
I think that is pretty attractive for French aircraft standards.

:)) Aircrafts.. Women.. -  same thing. That rating goes for the women too you know? 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ivan-le-Rouge on June 21, 2016, 09:46:04 AM
I think I have found some info : http://www.39-45.org/viewtopic.php?f=65&p=289275

Translation of the post of Marc-91 :

If I am not mistaken, this is fuselages AB SAB-80 (Air Bordelaise Company, a short-lived compagny born by the problems of Chantiers aéro-maritime Dyle & Bacalan, circa 30, which was quickly incorporated to SNCASO 1936), captured by the Germans at the Chantiers de Bacalan or in hangars at Bordeaux-Merignac ...

About their presence in Belgium, and the construction of a fake nose and fake turret, I think it is a hoax from the Luftwaffe, the same type He-100/He-113 or the Bf-209 during the Battle of France, or the Fw-198 on the basis of the De Schelde S.21 during the Battle of Britain.

Finally, the fact that these carcasses were not melted down to be recycled makes me suppose that this photo was taken in 1940, 41 or early 1942 at the latest.

Now I can't wait to see if we finally fount the right answer!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2016, 02:32:29 AM
Stalled again as it seems, so I take the baton.
What's this?

(https://s31.postimg.cc/4wbw6tz0b/quest2.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 03, 2016, 03:33:31 AM
Looks quite old ! early jet of the late '40s ? American, I would say...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 03, 2016, 03:56:21 AM
What's this?

A jet!  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Koty on July 03, 2016, 06:35:26 AM
Ghost, don't you see that figure by the gear?

it's a HUGE jet!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on July 03, 2016, 07:40:28 AM
Convair XB-46 experimental medium jet bomber from 1947. Only one built...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 03, 2016, 09:43:17 AM
Go Oscarito shoot something  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2016, 12:53:24 PM
Well done Oscarito, your turn ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on July 04, 2016, 03:52:37 AM
Another biplane for you to guess what it is! Sorry, I really love these archaic machines... :-[
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/xxx-1.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/xxx-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: vonofterdingen on July 04, 2016, 09:45:42 AM
Curtiss A-3 Falcon?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on July 04, 2016, 09:50:52 AM
Yay ! Lets hear it for Canadian Avionics....... :D
That there is a Reid Rambler...or rather a Curtiss- Reid Rambler
Vaguely reminiscent of a R-5 don'tcha think ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on July 04, 2016, 10:10:33 AM
Exactly!
The Curtiss Reid-Rambler was a Canadian built two seat trainer that served well into the WWII era. Some thirty were built.
Your turn... :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on July 04, 2016, 01:51:51 PM
Quote
  I really love these archaic machines... :-[ 
You and me both Oscarito  :D

OK .....one for the older members.....

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/AlbatrosIIJean-MarieLeBris1868_zps71ln93bx.png)

One Horse Power    ;)

Cheers

Alfie

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on July 04, 2016, 03:44:25 PM

Quote
OK .....one for the older members.....


Well, even those under 160 years old would not yet have been born .....   :D :D :D :D :D


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 04, 2016, 11:03:22 PM
F-35D. My turn?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on July 04, 2016, 11:43:46 PM
Close, but no cigar I'm afraid Mike  :(
......and no, it's not a prototype Me 163 either  :D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on July 05, 2016, 03:56:48 AM
It looks like an Etrich 'Taube' had a baby...or should I say an egg ?  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 05, 2016, 04:49:51 AM
French... Le Bris... and the name of the plane became famous during WW1 as a german one had the same name (a bird too...)...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on July 05, 2016, 06:26:10 AM

(http://www.ex-voto-marins.net/images/photos22/22EtablesNDEsperance09.jpg)

.... 1856 ..... as I said,  160 years ago ......  ;)

 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on July 05, 2016, 08:49:51 AM
Yep, that's right....... Jean Marie Le Bris Albatros No II photographed by Nadar Jan 1st 1868
When I first saw this photo I thought Jean Marie had just nailed a pair of wings to a boat  o_O
On closer inspection he's built a timber framed canvas covered FUSELAGE with a rudimentary EMPENNAGE and some form of wing warping/ weight shifting STEERING
Not bad for an a/c built 53 years after Waterloo..... 8)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/1024px-JM_Le_Bris_-_Barque_Aileacutee_zpsoijglzbb.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/la-barque-ailee-de-Jean-Marie-Le-Bris_zpsawsrxiqv.jpg)
Balls of Steel  :D

Looks like Gaston Got It.......over to you  :)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 05, 2016, 03:39:23 PM
Ok, si if you consider I got it... which plane is this :


(https://s32.postimg.cc/9t54f5v9x/Quizz.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gjllolifl/)

Have a good night !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on July 06, 2016, 01:26:08 AM
Blackburn Botha
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 06, 2016, 03:12:40 AM
Yep. Your turn now !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on July 07, 2016, 10:57:42 AM
Here's one for y'all

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/x1_zpsynxstdzv.jpg?1467910568193&1467910570159&1467910577447&1467910577966)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 07, 2016, 12:46:11 PM
Too easy :P
That's a YC-122C isn't it?
In particular, this aircraft is N122S after undergoing several modifications, including the engine replacement from original Wright R-1820-101 (1425 hp each) to R-2600-20 (1700 hp each) in 1958.
See http://www.john2031.com/chase/yc-122c_n122s/337_r2600.pdf

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on July 07, 2016, 02:10:23 PM
Got it. You're up
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 08, 2016, 12:56:37 AM
Thanks ;)
This is the next one to guess:

(https://s31.postimg.cc/p16z2zl6j/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on July 09, 2016, 11:47:30 AM
Junkers Ju 47 dive bomber. Chinese?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 10, 2016, 02:16:29 AM
At that time Junkers planes weren't called "Ju", but you're totally right, this is a Junkers K47 in chinese service.
Can't tell much more about it unfortunately.

Your turn ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 10, 2016, 02:40:22 AM
BTW I found it's wingman 8)

(http://www.histaviation.com/Ju_K47_chinese_P-3.jpg)
:))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 18, 2016, 09:31:16 AM
Who is next?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 18, 2016, 09:44:00 AM
Maybe scroll up and read a few of the previous posts and you'll figure out who it is.

PS, if you still can't, it's Dreamk
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 18, 2016, 09:56:12 AM
Dreamk would have been next but it looks like he forgot about it.
In order not to let this quest stall again and again, let us agree on the following "rule":
Whenever someone's guess is accepted as the right answer by the questioner, the one who scored the correct answer either starts a new quest within 48 hours or the quest turns into an "open round" where the first one to come after this 48 hours period can simply kick off a new quest, whoever it is.

In that sense: Open Round!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 18, 2016, 11:32:07 AM

(https://s32.postimg.cc/sf7h3w5cl/20160718_202354.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oiu57wkcx/)

(https://s32.postimg.cc/rs8ked8gl/20160718_202342.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rfh686q6p/)

Okay then, I take my first turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 18, 2016, 12:04:01 PM
Whatever the hell that is, it NEEDS to be in IL-2.
Brb
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on July 18, 2016, 12:11:23 PM
BRB??? You gonna knock one up for us Ghost129er?   ;)
I'd like mine in red.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 18, 2016, 12:14:28 PM
I'd like mine in red.

Red was it's base colour xD
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 18, 2016, 12:21:18 PM
Monomail or something similar?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 18, 2016, 12:24:29 PM
Same period, but different continet and made only for aerobatics
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 18, 2016, 12:28:56 PM
BRB??? You gonna knock one up for us Ghost129er?   ;)
I'd like mine in red.

Had enough of a fright the last time - not going without protection :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on July 18, 2016, 01:42:58 PM
Dreamk would have been next but it looks like he forgot about it.
In order not to let this quest stall again and again, let us agree on the following "rule":
Whenever someone's guess is accepted as the right answer by the questioner, the one who scored the correct answer either starts a new quest within 48 hours or the quest turns into an "open round" where the first one to come after this 48 hours period can simply kick off a new quest, whoever it is.

In that sense: Open Round!

Best regards - Mike

Can the winner choose to host an open round?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on July 18, 2016, 03:54:22 PM

I have my Google airplane-guide and
I am prepared for any airplane you post!  ;D

(https://lh6.ggpht.com/BcP6Pd4GAfMxSS0Il1jCVIZoKj22f2TQVRVXLdahWGrLqmwioLjQwBAsiWRi_7pUog=h900)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 18, 2016, 11:07:39 PM
Can the winner choose to host an open round?
Sure, that makes sense when the winner doesn't have a new quest at hands.
Thanks for the suggestion!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 19, 2016, 01:19:37 AM
Hints?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 19, 2016, 01:48:25 AM
The registration gives it away as a romanian aircraft, but without google I'm lost now.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on July 19, 2016, 02:17:23 AM
ICAR Universal Acrobatic. Where's my beer? ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 19, 2016, 02:22:04 AM
I was going to say the fuselage derrived from the messerschmitt m23b

But you're right Kilo

Noroc 8)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/jj0zabbsr/86684752_1_644x461_vand_bere_timisoreana_la_stic.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fmnnebqt3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on July 19, 2016, 02:25:30 AM
Open round! ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 19, 2016, 07:00:14 AM
Try this out for size!

(https://s31.postimg.cc/6x1avotor/image.jpg)

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 19, 2016, 07:02:25 AM
A beaufort?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 19, 2016, 07:33:13 AM
nope
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on July 19, 2016, 07:53:31 AM
Whatever it is , it looks like another glorious failure ...   possibly Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle  ?


(Shortly to feature in the request section I expect  :D :D )

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 19, 2016, 07:56:32 AM
You got it! 

We really need one of these for glider towing and pathfinder missions.

Hmmm..... I think I hear a request approaching.

your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 19, 2016, 08:37:17 AM
(Shortly to feature in the request section I expect  :D :D )
I just pissed my pants for laughing when I saw it becoming real.
Priceless Glynn & James, absolutely priceless.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on July 20, 2016, 09:30:38 AM
I will be out of town for a few days so I will throw this open to the firsat person who steps up with the next idea, good luck...

 ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 20, 2016, 11:59:53 AM
Okay, let's do something different this time.
Now you have to guess two planes!
Take care, if you guess just one right, you will give away that information to others who will gratefully complete the quest :P

Which planes are depicted here?

(https://s31.postimg.cc/7ho6r2p0r/quest.jpg)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/5edrjep7v/quest2.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 20, 2016, 12:55:26 PM
Hm, i fail to see any connection between these two photos?

The first one is an Abrams Explorer, one-off civilian aerial survey plane from the 1930's, the second one is a parachute divebrake as fitted on some Do 217s.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 20, 2016, 01:00:57 PM
Absolutely right, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 20, 2016, 01:06:09 PM
So, was there a connection between the two or not?  o_O

And, what's this?

(http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Auliard/10794.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 21, 2016, 11:42:15 AM
Nobody?

Hint: it is not a Soviet-produced plane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 21, 2016, 12:05:37 PM
was there a connection between the two or not?
They were taken from the same issue of "Luftfahrt International", that's the connection ;)

what's this?
(...)
not a Soviet-produced plane
Your national pride gives it away :)
This should be an Ikarus type 522 (often referred to as "Soko 522"), which funny enough (if I'm not totally wrong here) depicted an Fw 190 in the movie "Kelly's Heroes", some might call that a B-Movie but at least actors like Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland were part of it.

If that's right I'd like to give the next round free as "open round" for everyone!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 21, 2016, 02:21:10 PM
Yes, it is a Soko type 522. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 21, 2016, 10:36:48 PM
So we've got an open round again.
C'mon guys, show us your old plane pics from the attic :D

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on July 21, 2016, 10:52:06 PM
OK... name that "thing"  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/V5iGKNN.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 21, 2016, 11:01:34 PM
I name it "cuckoo" 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 21, 2016, 11:12:39 PM
Oh an F-35 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on July 22, 2016, 01:12:15 AM
Quote
  Oh an F-35 :D 
:D :D :D

Imagine if Mr Geary had 1.2 trillion dollars to spend on his baby in 1911....VTOL, Stealth etc...no problem.... :D

Looks like it gave a good haircut though......



Forget about that circular triplane nonsense.......what you want for powered flight is STEAM

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/frost_ornithopter_zps2o0diyrk.jpg)

What year & who's the LOONY trying to get it off the ground ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on July 22, 2016, 09:10:46 AM
Aright Alfie! You got it correct.
It is the Geary 1911 "thing".
No sure if it ever flew, because there only exists one photo of it  :D  It is an interesting design, which would later be copied
in the 1920s and 1930s with similar circular wing-shaped wing designs on other aircraft.

As for that "steam machine" from your post,
 it looks kind of like the first "aerial drone", judging from its size.
That is a 1890 creation by a guy named E.P. Frost , It weighted 650 pounds and used steam-power to flap a set of goose-feathered wings.
Flop...Flop...Flop...Flop...  :D
It did not fly. AAAAHAHAHAH
---- Here are some of his other inventions with much better photos - http://www.oakingtonplane.co.uk/olm_e_p_frost.php


It has been written by some people, that in 1884, Alexander Mozhaisky, a captain in the Russian Imperial Navy,
 launched a steam-powered monoplane down a ramp near St. Petersburg, Russia. With success in flying.
- http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/History_of_the_Airplane/Who_Was_First/Who_Was_First_Intro/Who_Was_First_Intro.htm



Ok, someone else post the next photo
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 22, 2016, 09:39:21 AM
Ok, someone else post the next photo

Something easy:
(https://s31.postimg.cc/vfbeu52y3/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 22, 2016, 11:41:21 AM
Fw 44 Stieglitz with an Argus inline engine perhaps?

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 22, 2016, 11:56:14 AM
Argus inline engine
That much is right, the rest is wrong.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on July 22, 2016, 12:54:14 PM
Ar 66? Go 145?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 22, 2016, 01:05:32 PM
Neither nor.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 22, 2016, 01:59:45 PM
Okay, a total shot in the dark here - He 72A?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on July 22, 2016, 03:02:48 PM
Udet's Flamingo?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 23, 2016, 12:55:42 AM
Okay, a total shot in the dark here - He 72A?
Bingo!
Your turn ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 25, 2016, 08:15:57 AM
Ok what's this?

(http://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7138/7586071162_772f33aceb_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 25, 2016, 08:47:20 AM
Looks like a race plane of the 1920s, but frankly without asking Dr. Google I think I'm lost here, I strongly doubt that any of my books knows that plane.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 25, 2016, 08:52:22 AM
That is the Letov S-8.

High performance aircraft.

What queued me into this is the Czech flag on the tail of the nearby aircraft and if you zoom in on the mid fuselage you can see an "Š-8".

Cheers
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on July 25, 2016, 09:14:05 AM


Pretty amazing looking aircraft  8)
I love those classic 1920s aircraft designs.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 25, 2016, 09:23:08 AM
My turn I guess....


(https://s31.postimg.cc/d30otadgr/Nope.jpg)


Here you go!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 25, 2016, 09:54:25 AM
That is the Letov S-8.

Correct! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 25, 2016, 11:38:39 AM
Can't help myself but it looks like one of those french epic mistakes of the 30s.
Farman?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 25, 2016, 11:58:05 AM
Yes Mike, but what kind?

 ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 25, 2016, 12:01:09 PM
No clue.
My self discipline forbids to use Dr. Google and among all those epic Farman fails this could be literally any...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 25, 2016, 12:18:59 PM
Take an educated guess
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 26, 2016, 05:36:42 AM
222?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 26, 2016, 10:06:49 AM
CORRECT!!!!!!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 26, 2016, 11:04:36 AM
Credit goes to Mike for pointing me to the right direction by guessing correctly it was a Farman. After that it was easy. :)

OK, what is this?

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/FT/FT1932/08/844-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 27, 2016, 07:36:57 AM
Whatever it is, I want one!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 27, 2016, 07:47:21 AM
It looks terrible.
The stretched cowling and laid back cabin makes it look like a raceplane.
On the other hand with two seats, it's rather some kind of planes designed for those infamous roundtrip competitions of the 1930s.
The emblem looks odd, the "C8" on the cowling isn't helpful at all.
1930s crap with wings, Dr. Google surely knows it.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 27, 2016, 08:00:20 AM
Yes, it is a raceplane.

This is the upgraded version with an Argus As 8 engine, the original came with open cockpit and a Cirrus II engine.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 28, 2016, 05:27:08 AM
OK time for the next hint: the plane was built in Germany.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 28, 2016, 10:41:32 AM
Still no takers?

Last hint - the plane was named for a region of Germany.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on July 28, 2016, 03:33:44 PM

It looks alot like the Folkerts SK-2

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/law1/folkertssk2.html

but that is not it
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 28, 2016, 05:24:59 PM
Okay, one more hint - the original version flew in 1928, this particular one (closed cockpit, Argus engine) in 1932.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 28, 2016, 11:04:00 PM
I'm officially lost on this and resorted to ask Dr. Google.
He knows it, but let me say that without Google it's absolutely impossible to know about this aircraft.
I'm even sure nobody ever heard of the manufacturer before.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 29, 2016, 07:55:03 AM
Well yes, it is a bit obscure one, the manufacturer, it didn't last for too long, however it has one great distinction in giving Gerhard Fieseler his first chance to work on aircraft design.

The mystery plane is an 'Erka' 25/32, or officially Raab-Katzenstein RK.25/32 Ruhrland, an upgraded version of 'Erka' 25 (open cockpit, Cirrus engine) race plane. The photo was taken in Berlin, during the 1932 Circuit of Europe race.

This particular machine was not designed by Gerhard Fieseler, but RK.26 Tigerschwalbe aerobatic plane was. After Raab-Katzensteni went bust, Fieseler founded his own company and continued to build this plane as Fieseler F.1, as well as an improved variant F.2 which he used to win many aerobatic competitions. Later, of course, Fieseler's company went on to design many important and well known aircraft.

If anyone has the next question prepared, please go ahead an post it, i got nothing at the moment. :)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 29, 2016, 08:47:01 AM
Very interesting plane and story.
Never knew of that early engagement of Mr. Fieseler.
The honour of having found the first feasible, nevertheless unresolved quest, goes to you.
My regards!

If anyone has the next question prepared, please go ahead an post it, i got nothing at the moment. :)

I take the opportunity to post something easier ;)
What's this?
(https://s31.postimg.cc/5in2hsabv/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 29, 2016, 07:13:34 PM
OK it's official - i am confused! :D

the engine nacelles with the chin radiator look like Jumo, it has flame dampeners so it is a night ops plane, 4-blade prop would indicate it is not an early war bird, but it seems to have spatted fixed landing gear???

It almost looks like a two-engined Stuka.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on July 29, 2016, 09:53:14 PM
High altitude  x plane, German. A Henschel?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 29, 2016, 11:51:18 PM
Let's see...

the engine nacelles with the chin radiator look like Jumo
The chin radiator makes it look a little like a Jumo, but it isn't.
The funny thing about this is that only two planes of this type existed and the other one indeed had Jumo engines ;)

it has flame dampeners so it is a night ops plane
Those are no flame dampeners.

4-blade prop would indicate it is not an early war bird
No that's misleading.
This bird's maiden flight was in 1939.

it seems to have spatted fixed landing gear???
Yes because for development purpose, speed wasn't the main concern and drag didn't play such a big role in the desired flight regime.

High altitude  x plane, German. A Henschel?
Absolutely true.
Which one?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on July 30, 2016, 05:36:55 AM
That is how far I can go without Google.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on July 30, 2016, 09:50:46 AM
Hs 130 V1?  (Just piggybacking on everyone else's guesses)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dpimborough on July 30, 2016, 10:27:41 AM
Henschel 128 prototype?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 30, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
dpimborough you got it, congratulations!
Your turn  ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dpimborough on July 30, 2016, 02:08:25 PM
I won? Woo Hoo!  ;D

OK no cheating now  ;)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18559850/5685091882_4be9c836ff_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 30, 2016, 04:14:06 PM
Henschel 128 prototype?

Cool, i don't think i ever saw a photo of this before. Interesting plane! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on July 30, 2016, 05:52:01 PM
That's an amazing plane. How many AA batteries does it take to get it airborne?  ;)

Cloyd
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dpimborough on July 31, 2016, 01:46:05 AM
Batteries? No the guy at the back is winding up the huge rubber band  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 31, 2016, 01:48:53 AM
How many AA batteries does it take to get it airborne?  ;)
None at all.
The engine is inside the fuselage, you can clearly see how all the fuselage behind the wings is just the turboshaft engine and the exhaust pipe.
Talking about wings, the left one on this image is missing half of it's surface, actually the most important part of it.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on August 01, 2016, 01:36:58 PM
Me thinks its Polish?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dpimborough on August 02, 2016, 02:11:08 AM
No it's not Polish :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on August 02, 2016, 08:32:17 AM
Ryan, Vought or something like that.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 02, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
That is the Ryan VZ-3RY Vertiplane C.


Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on August 02, 2016, 03:14:24 PM
That is the Ryan VZ-3RY Vertiplane C.

Cheers!

(https://www.namepros.com/proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc7z9UFz.gif&hash=b293a6e4c0ad8e501d1fc4a2ecc26f06)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dpimborough on August 03, 2016, 03:27:02 AM
That is the Ryan VZ-3RY Vertiplane C.


Cheers!

Congratulations! Your turn now P51 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 03, 2016, 06:52:15 AM
Hmmmmmmm.......what should I pick?

It must be something odd, but also possibly recognizable.

(https://s32.postimg.cc/r4k9a93ad/Unknown.png)

Not the most clear or descriptive picture, but at least it's something.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 03, 2016, 08:11:57 AM
Ah that's easy, that's a Sukhoi Su-1.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 04, 2016, 08:46:36 AM
Correct Mike!

Your turn.

Cheers
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on August 07, 2016, 03:15:51 AM
72 hours passed, I guess it's my turn then :D


(https://s7.postimg.cc/7s0scs6kb/13939531_10206743819496676_553866325750595532_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/72i00f60n/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 08, 2016, 11:11:48 AM
French?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on August 08, 2016, 11:34:50 AM
IRIAF :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 08, 2016, 11:41:27 AM
But that roundel is blue, white, and red, not green, white, and red.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on August 08, 2016, 11:56:49 AM
But that roundel is blue, white, and red, not green, white, and red.

May want to add colorblind to your list of perks. :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: OberstDanjeje on August 09, 2016, 03:17:46 AM
But that roundel is blue, white, and red, not green, white, and red.



Do you think the man in the picture is French? :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 09, 2016, 04:54:16 AM
F-35 again?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 09, 2016, 08:51:04 AM
To me, That roundel on the fuselage is blue, white, and red.

I see where you are coming from. I confused myself.

Is it British?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 09, 2016, 08:53:53 AM
Also, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force insignia is not blue, white, and red, so I'm not entirely sure why that was the answer I got.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on August 09, 2016, 11:25:10 AM
God damn it, I'll just do it - it's a Hawk isn't it? Or an offspring of that? Or something... Hawkey.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on August 09, 2016, 12:07:26 PM
It's an Iranian trainer with Iranian air force insignia, the quality of the photo isn't the best as you can see but I assure you it's not French or something else.
Do you guys give up or you want more time to think?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 09, 2016, 12:13:13 PM
Is it indigenous? I.E.....Designed, built, and constructed in Iran?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on August 09, 2016, 02:48:36 PM
Either a BAE Hawk (or own of those) or a Aermacchi MB-339 or something. Al Fursan uses them here in UAE if I'm correct. :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on August 09, 2016, 03:00:54 PM
Tazarv Jet trainer

(https://s9.postimg.cc/557hqfo0v/jet.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6k92f5p3v/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on August 09, 2016, 03:31:35 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/13ZHjidRzoi7n2/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on August 10, 2016, 02:33:43 AM
Correct Ont_R, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on August 10, 2016, 05:04:43 AM
Thanks Bogdan,

Try this one.  ;)


(https://s10.postimg.cc/700ozxxjt/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fia54a42d/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 10, 2016, 06:01:32 AM
Funny bird.
The engines and the biplane design make it look like a 30s design (not 20s because there are no wired braces between the wings apparently).
Since it's snowy around, the plane could very well be from russia, northern europe or canada.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on August 10, 2016, 06:30:37 AM

That has to be one of the most comical photos I have ever seen  :D Very funny!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 10, 2016, 07:05:56 AM
That is a Fleet 50 Freighter.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ont_R on August 10, 2016, 07:21:56 AM
Nice going PvF  :)

This is indeed the Fleet 50 Freighter in Northern Canada.

Your turn.  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 10, 2016, 08:02:44 AM
BEHOLD!


(https://s10.postimg.cc/aaifug3sp/Mystery.jpg)



Good luck
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 10, 2016, 10:15:21 AM
Göppingen Gö-9, test plane used for Do-335 development.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 10, 2016, 11:45:45 AM
Damn you Mike

Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on August 11, 2016, 12:13:34 AM
Two excellent choices !

A couple of questions........
1. Anyone know how the Go-9 lands ?      does it have a skid or wheel (s) ?

2. What is the lad loading into the Fleet 50 ?........a consignment of telegraph poles ?   o_O

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 11, 2016, 01:04:16 AM
Anyone know how the Go-9 lands ?
Yes:
(https://s10.postimg.cc/k5abgyep5/go9_3.jpg)

      does it have a skid or wheel (s) ?

What is the lad loading into the Fleet 50 ?
Looks like a box for one of Gubi's winner cigars :P

Next quest. What's this?
(https://s10.postimg.cc/rvha2aydl/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on August 11, 2016, 01:34:45 AM
I've made a habit of being very wrong, but this is a Loening, HL?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 11, 2016, 01:39:45 AM
Loening yes but HL no.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 11, 2016, 06:47:11 AM
Loening C-2C
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 11, 2016, 06:48:53 AM
Wait, hold on.

OL-8A

That was almost bad
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 11, 2016, 07:48:25 AM
Right James, exactly that's it.
Your turn!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 11, 2016, 08:41:16 AM
Hmmmmmmm...........I wonder


(https://s9.postimg.cc/f1sgtugi7/Guess.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 11, 2016, 09:03:42 AM
Holy cow what a funny flying boat.
Can't believe I've never seen that before.

Definitely french.
Can't help myself, but the engines remind be of the Henschel's Gnome-Rhône:
(https://s9.postimg.cc/nk8hlvj33/hs129_knack.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on August 11, 2016, 09:37:45 AM


WOW! I don't recall ever seeing that flying boat type either.
What a lovely design. Very cool and sleek looking.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on August 11, 2016, 10:32:08 AM
French kite. Breguet something. Can't remember which one exactly
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on August 11, 2016, 11:10:20 AM
Breguet 731 maritime patrol flying boat, post-war development of the 1930's Breguet 730.

I'll pass this turn, if anyone else has a quest prepared please go ahead.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on August 11, 2016, 11:28:53 AM
OOOOoooo; me! me! as I nearly got it right  :)

Slightly different tack as I don't know the answer.
Some bomb racks snagged by a trawler in Lyme Bay; presumed to be Luftwaffe from many that ditched in that area during the Battle of Britain. The sea aquarium owner's Dad brought them up in the 1960's, but they never bothered to identify them.

(http://i.imgur.com/qJNpKID.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on August 11, 2016, 11:49:47 AM
BD.

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on August 21, 2016, 12:32:24 PM
I seem to have stalled this with my unseemly interruption . My apologies. Carry on chaps.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on August 21, 2016, 01:49:46 PM
I'll try with another rare bird :

(http://www.jonbius.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/P_66_BW209_01_large.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on August 21, 2016, 01:52:55 PM
Like his look of a mini-Corsair... more than 66 built...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on August 21, 2016, 02:09:16 PM
Yeah, she looks like a hybrid Brewster Buffalo with C-V. Corsair, but she isn't a Corsair sub-type. 

More than 140 built and saw combat on WW2. ( not just training duties, real combat).
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 21, 2016, 10:57:05 PM
saw combat on WW2
Poor pilots :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 21, 2016, 11:30:52 PM
I seem to have stalled this with my unseemly interruption.
The left bomb rack cannot be identified unless we see it in full.
The lower one is a bit hard to guess since the picture allows no conclusion on the dimensions.

It's not aerodynamically shaped or covered in any way which means that it's not one of the standard "ETC" bomb racks used by the Luftwaffe on "outer" bomb pylons.
If it was an inner bomb rack, it would have had to be one of a Do-17 since the He-111 had the bombs mounted vertically in the inner racks, at least at the time of BoB.
The Do-17 bomb racks however looked much different to the lower one in the picture.

This bomb rack rather looks like a "field improvisation" mounting.
My bet is that it's a cluster bomb rack wing mount of a Ju-87B, something similar to the BdC10 racks (5x SC 10 or 5x SD 10A per cluster) like depicted here:
(https://s4.postimg.cc/kjdu1dvvh/4ersc50.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Stainless on August 22, 2016, 02:36:31 AM

Royal Air Force Vultee Vanguard BW209

http://www.aviationphotocompany.com/p954703391/h2AAE4016#h2aae4016
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on August 22, 2016, 08:32:46 AM
Stainless got it, the Vultee P-66 Vanguard :      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vultee_P-66_Vanguard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vultee_P-66_Vanguard)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 06, 2016, 08:31:23 AM
Looks like we stalled again.
Did we have this one already?
If not, which plane is it:
(https://s11.postimg.cc/q0smpoqvn/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 06, 2016, 10:27:53 AM
A pusher-type kite, with a right undercarriage "flat tyre".  :D  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 07, 2016, 12:57:58 PM
Apparently right but I'm not sure whether this qualifies for the answer  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 07, 2016, 02:15:45 PM
The general plane design scheme reminds me of the Fokker D.XXIII, but this plane is smaller and lacks the forward engine.
The two-blade prop and the fixed landing gear, together with the engine cowling (hiding a Bristol Pegasus perhaps?), hint at the early 30s.
I have not the faintest idea what it could be, but possibly a study aircraft never going into serial production in the form as we see it here.
Don't torture me, please, reveal the truth  ;)

Edit: Skoda-Kauba V6?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 08, 2016, 12:44:11 PM
It looks like an experimental/'proof-of-concept' of a Saab 21 or a dutch de Schelde S.21 planes.

What a coincidence, different builders but the same serial number.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 08, 2016, 03:42:24 PM
This is not skoda  i think this is raf aircraft just said xd
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 08, 2016, 11:00:59 PM
Looks like it's time for a hint.

The plane's origin is Austria.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/fo51y51fz/hint1.jpg)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/s41rrvurz/hint2.jpg)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/mtwt0laj3/hint3.jpg)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ghhnqr7gv/hint4.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 09, 2016, 02:43:10 AM
Ach so, also WNF Wn 16.

My first (second) guess was not that bad. Otto Kauba was an Austrian too, and his design for the SK V-6 may have been inspired by this fairly unique arrangement: twin-boom structure, two-blade pusher prop, non-retractable tricycle arrangement landing gear.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 09, 2016, 02:44:30 AM
You got it sniperton, congratulations!
Your turn.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 09, 2016, 03:39:41 AM
I don't have any quests in the attick, so this only because it's so big and beautiful (and easy).


(https://s16.postimg.cc/i1jl5uuvp/11797.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o2ha2xhht/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 09, 2016, 07:21:02 AM
An F-35 on the Bodensee 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 09, 2016, 09:00:54 AM
A. Exactly. The photo reveals what the F-35 really looks like when the 'public demo view' mod is disabled in its software.
B. Not exactly. This gadget was a lot cheaper.  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 09, 2016, 12:53:13 PM
Guess it is the Dornier Do X airliner flying boat from 1929.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 09, 2016, 02:15:39 PM
Great, the picture was taken by a Hungarian guy in 1932, probably before the embarkation in Berlin, as the plane never made to Budapest due to a harsh landing in Passau. (How this monster would have landed in Budapest between two bridges on the Danube is another question.) Anyway, your turn. (And also congrats to Mike.)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 09, 2016, 06:45:10 PM
Thanks! And here it is the next, a nice tiny bird...
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/v.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 10, 2016, 12:37:00 AM
Optically it reminds you of a Morane and/or Dewoitine.
No clue what exactly it is, but I'd put $5 on the frogs 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 10, 2016, 12:43:41 AM
Indeed, it smells like cheese...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on September 10, 2016, 04:16:52 AM
Latecoere, maybe?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 10, 2016, 05:15:26 AM
Caudron C.600?

(Probably not but am I close???)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 10, 2016, 09:52:38 AM
This is french aircraft Nieuport Ni-160
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 10, 2016, 12:52:41 PM
Correct! The Nieuport Ni-160 was one of the first products of Loire-Nieuport factory after being merged with Breguet, and nationalized into SNCAO. It was the forerunner of Ni-161 fighter prototype that competed with Morane-Saulnier MS.405 for a government contract to supply Armée de l'Air with mass produced front line fighters. The ball is now with King_109
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 10, 2016, 01:05:11 PM
Okey  :) Too easy xd
(http://www.aviationpics.de/myst/mystery0341.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on September 10, 2016, 05:33:24 PM


Never seen it before

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 10, 2016, 06:12:48 PM
Dunno whether the info on the net is correct, but theoretically it's the Curtiss XP-40 prototype model aircraft. 

http://christophe.arribat.pagesperso-orange.fr/stofp40.html
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 11, 2016, 03:27:47 AM
Thats Right XP-40 a prototype for a single-engine pursuit plane the U.S. Army Air Corps. your move  Sniperton
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg85/Norman_Rockwell/WW2%20in%20color/xp-46_00010_usa.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 11, 2016, 07:24:59 AM
That's a P-46
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 11, 2016, 01:46:20 PM
Mexchiva is right IMHO. The second photo depicts another Curtiss plane. Anyway.
This is the tail section of another big bird. (The wing upstairs belongs to another plane.) You can simply look up its registry code, but that would be cheating  ;)
(https://s17.postimg.cc/4k9yc8ehr/54185.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/71lpjhye3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 11, 2016, 07:25:55 PM
AW Ensign?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 12, 2016, 03:15:13 AM
Excellent! Armstrong Whitworth A.W.27, photographed at Croydon Airfield in 1938. Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 12, 2016, 07:37:27 AM
I don't have a good one. Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 12, 2016, 10:54:26 AM
After a little stall:


(https://s12.postimg.cc/fpmh6mbv1/Pic.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/a1g6fq7ih/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2016, 12:23:10 AM
Despite the fact that the image has been heavily edited, I'd say the engine looks like a japanese design, so this would be one of the many crazy 1930's biplane designs served in the japanese Army/Navy.
No closer idea what it is yet, would have to read a couple of books now...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 13, 2016, 03:37:21 AM
Yokusaka K5Y?

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/sww2/k5y.html
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 13, 2016, 05:44:30 AM
I know this plane this is Ki-9 (i hope)  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 13, 2016, 08:59:55 AM
In fact the quest photo is only a detail and of such a low quality one that both airplanes fit.

Here's a better pic of the K5Y. Note the shape and position of the marked brace, I think it's closer to the one on the quest photo than in case of the Ki-9:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/4ymzpxi5t/k5y.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3wct7dzcd/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/jopm7krbz/kurita18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wsv6k9jdn/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 13, 2016, 10:47:01 AM
Sniperton snipes at it.  :D

the Yokosuka Ki-5.

The ball was thrown to you. Go to the Endzone now.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 13, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
Here the good Wikipedia entry : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_K5Y (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_K5Y)

More than 5000 Ki-5 built.

From the entry : "A K5Y of the Kamikaze Special Attack Corps 3rd Ryuko Squadron was credited with sinking the destroyer USS Callaghan on July 29, 1945, the last US warship lost to kamikaze attack during the war."
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 13, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
No magic (or knowledge) here, I simply googled for 'japanese biplane' and found a candidate among the pics within 2 minutes. It took another 2 minutes to verify my hypothesis. The credit goes to Storebror who hinted me/us in the right direction ('Japanese'). So if Mike has another nasty quest (as was the WNF Wn 16), let it come!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on September 13, 2016, 01:36:18 PM
Sorry to butt in, but i got one:

(http://www.diseno-art.com/news_content/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Payen-PA49-Katy-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 13, 2016, 01:39:59 PM
F-35G  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 13, 2016, 02:15:51 PM
Export version maybe...

Either that or the worlds' most aerodynamic shopping trolley.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 13, 2016, 02:53:39 PM
Too easy  Pa-49 a french aircraft 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on September 13, 2016, 03:38:54 PM
Correct, your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 13, 2016, 04:08:06 PM
Easy xd
(http://i.hizliresim.com/NkZDRL.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 14, 2016, 09:22:37 AM
A better photo would help a lot. It's pretty much like a Goéland.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 14, 2016, 09:27:24 AM
Yak-6?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 14, 2016, 10:16:32 AM
mexchiwa
Perfect you are next
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 15, 2016, 09:26:11 AM
Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on September 15, 2016, 09:56:36 AM
This one shouldn't be hard

(https://s16.postimg.cc/iw5zsz3qd/1403133_10202199462976494_1779002561_o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sgpmfut29/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 15, 2016, 01:11:36 PM
Soko J-22 Orao
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on September 15, 2016, 03:53:34 PM
Try again :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 15, 2016, 04:47:59 PM
MiG-23?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 15, 2016, 09:26:51 PM
Hmm...OK! IAR -93 Vultur?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on September 16, 2016, 08:07:22 AM
Yes Oscarito, your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 16, 2016, 07:09:12 PM
Good! I propose this one now:
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/x.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 17, 2016, 01:38:58 AM
Westland Wapiti?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 17, 2016, 01:46:57 AM
Nope! 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 17, 2016, 07:33:04 AM
Gasuden Kr-1, an unlicenced Japanese derivation from the DH.83 Fox Moth.


(https://s10.postimg.cc/kswuelgvd/kr1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4uo4ogmn9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 17, 2016, 02:22:45 PM
Yes! Essentially the same biplane passenger aircraft, from 1932 vintage, with 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy III engine being replaced by 150 hp Gasuden Jimpu 3 radial.
Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 17, 2016, 05:30:19 PM
Calvinists and Roman Catholics pray together to make this plane appear an F-35. This should be fairly easy for Mike, but others are also welcome  ;)
(https://s11.postimg.cc/h9yp72h0j/52474.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j1ro1z0db/)

(https://s11.postimg.cc/4jugtz92b/52475.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bztqfrwrj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on September 18, 2016, 12:30:23 AM
He70K (or A) - the Hungarian license-produced Heinkel 70, fitted with WM-K-14 radial piston engine of 1,000 horsepower. Why calvinists? because of the the cap of the priest? Hungarian do like fancy clothes...... this includes priests and military
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 18, 2016, 03:16:26 AM
Correct! And yes, the black robe and the characteristic cap speak undoubtedly for a Calvinist priest on the first photo.
Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on September 18, 2016, 04:06:46 AM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/lni08ksrz/A_6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h1lw0878r/)
What's your guess?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cafs on September 18, 2016, 09:46:55 AM
Lioré et Olivier LeO H-246, 6 built but the Luftwaffe operated 4 aircraft captured in Vichy France.

A transport and maritime reconnaissance flying boat.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on September 18, 2016, 01:07:00 PM
Right! Used mainly by the Germans for clandestine missions in the Baltic area. The Hispano-Suiza engine cowling are characteristics of French heavy seaplanes, The "reactors" under the wings were as a matter if fact air radiators.

(https://s3.postimg.cc/vc1cp3hoz/H_246.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h5lltv6tr/)
(https://s3.postimg.cc/r46kgcg9f/H246_1018_26_2_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i95q5trgv/)
(https://s3.postimg.cc/459uxfk9f/H_246_8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4i193m2j3/)
(https://s3.postimg.cc/bmj2cn9sj/H_246_10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fvnsetd1r/)
(https://s3.postimg.cc/8gygmfr6b/H_246_11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k62gaei4v/)

Your turn, Cafs!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 22, 2016, 06:22:09 AM
Stalled again?
Guess this one:
(http://s18.postimg.cc/6dtt9xmi1/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 22, 2016, 08:47:19 AM
Info on the net seems to be unreliable, this aircraft is either a Junkers EF-150, or a Baade 152. Please enlighten us.
(http://s22.postimg.cc/livxou2ht/Baade39.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/m8eq17319/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: King_109 on September 22, 2016, 09:18:51 AM
Wow i never seen this before
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 22, 2016, 10:38:54 AM
Info on the net seems to be unreliable, this aircraft is either a Junkers EF-150, or a Baade 152. Please enlighten us.
Close enough to accept this as a solution this time.
But mind you: The Baade 152 is a passenger plane, this one here is a bomber.

This one is the "OKB-1 RB-2" (Reaktivnyy Bombardirovshchik - jet bomber), later just referred to as model "150" designed by Dr. Brunolf Baade:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OKB-1_150

More images of this plane:

(http://s22.postimg.cc/os3voein5/150_01.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/pj177xae9/150_02.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/5pp3f7x0h/150_03.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/o6ji61cyp/150_04.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/aqwhgl4gx/150_05.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/ikx31zc9t/150_06.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/das4aos0x/150_07.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/4h17tl529/150_08.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/6a44hwq8x/150_09.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/akisdhvc1/150_10.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/g9z0xt1i9/150_11.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/du1sxp8td/150_12.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/itz95neg1/150_13.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/7657b3pb5/150_14.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/9oqwbsb1d/150_15.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/4elxkhqsh/150_16.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.cc/za34bmy8x/150_17.jpg)

Congratulations, your turn sniperton :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 22, 2016, 02:17:36 PM
Yep, you're right, it could have struck my eye that the 152 is a passanger aircraft. I've never seen this plane before, I simply identified one of its photos, but I was confused by what I read about it.  :(

As to my turn, open house for today  :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 22, 2016, 08:58:28 PM
So here it is:
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/x-1.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/x-1.jpg.html)
Don't know about you, but I think this is a very beautiful bird.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 22, 2016, 09:27:10 PM
Bristol M1C?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 22, 2016, 09:31:04 PM
No way!  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: JimmyBlonde on September 23, 2016, 03:14:05 AM
Blast, well that's the best guess I have, I'll let the professionals take over...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 23, 2016, 04:39:45 AM
This is another pic of him. I knew it was painted blue all over. Also, it was ahead of its time, and a fighter prototype was developed. Perhaps that distinctive rudder shape can help...
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/y.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on September 23, 2016, 04:50:54 AM
Deperdussin 1912 racing monoplane? :D

(nope, the 1912 had wing warp...)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 23, 2016, 05:20:26 AM
looks to me like a Magni PM.1 / PM.2 Vittoria.

 i am not entirely sure though
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 23, 2016, 06:57:27 AM
@Full Metal, I think you're right. I would opt for the PM.2 (the PM.1 still had auxiliary wings).

(http://s14.postimg.cc/kn8rzkw69/pm_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/xemy635y5/)


Info and more pictures:

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft33601.htm
http://www.giemmesesto.org/Documentazione/Aerei/MagniPM.html
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 23, 2016, 11:33:11 AM
Wow what a beautiful a/c......mind you Storebror's jet bomber wasn't baad either     :-[  :D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on September 23, 2016, 04:54:39 PM
Piero Magni PM.1 Vitoria.
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/15862_rd.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/15862_rd.jpg.html)

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/567-1.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/567-1.jpg.html)

An italian sport plane designed by Ingegnere Piero Magni, and flown in 1924. As we can see in the links provided by Sniperton, it was not only a graceful machine, but also very innovative.

Wing bracing incorporated control surfaces that could act both as flaps and air brakes.
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/7241552078_531a817bb6.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/7241552078_531a817bb6.jpg.html)

Cowling resembles Kurt Tank FW 190 V1 prototype, more than a decade later.
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/2PM1disegnocarenaturamagni.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/2PM1disegnocarenaturamagni.jpg.html)

I know this is not the proper place for requests, but I wonder if we could have this beauty in game some day... :)

Full Metal Jacket has the baton.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 26, 2016, 01:13:28 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vApBSbB.jpg)

here ya go gents :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 26, 2016, 04:42:38 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Prentice

I advise everyone to have a closer look at this aircraft and compare it to the Me-108 and the Fi-97. It would be interesting to know how these designs evolved by seeing each other's planes.  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 26, 2016, 04:49:47 AM
Nice choice, funny plane 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 26, 2016, 04:52:30 AM
Another one inspired by the Me-108/Fi-97 general design, the Rubik M-19 from 1937:


(http://s16.postimg.cc/6narqndw5/Rubik_M_19.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/cbh2hji8h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 26, 2016, 06:12:29 AM
You're on the ball sniperton ;) have at it mate
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 26, 2016, 07:55:54 AM
BTW, can anyone tell me about the Me-108/Fi-97 relationship?

Anyway, our next quest item  8)
(http://s22.postimg.cc/4zln1c4z5/quest2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/cfkwn4sod/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on September 26, 2016, 09:22:58 AM
The Egyptian Bu-181 - the Gomhouria?  Unless it's a double fake and they're actual Bu-181s...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on September 26, 2016, 10:08:13 AM
Yep, they are supposed to be the first batch of Bücker/Goumhourias produced already in Heliopolis, Egypt.

http://www.buecker-museum.de/geschichte/fotogalerie/flugzeuge/bue181/gal01/005.htm

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on September 26, 2016, 10:42:46 AM
Just dropping to say that the IAR 823 was also inspired from the Taifun

(https://rumaniamilitary.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/1a-be-50-iar-823.jpg)

It's still mexchiwa turn, not mine, sorry for off topic.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 28, 2016, 11:40:51 AM
So we've got an open round from stall again.

Guess this one:
(https://s14.postimg.cc/cv97yi22p/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 28, 2016, 02:49:28 PM
I thought originally they where Handley Page Hinaidi's..... but the engines are wrong
I'm going with Hyderabads

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 28, 2016, 10:22:34 PM
Full score Alfie 8)
Hinaidi's would have had Bristol Jupiter radial engines, these are Napier Lion inliners.
The picture shows Handley Page Hyderabads of 99 Sqn from RAF Upper Heyford en route to the RAF Display, held at RAF Hendon on June 30, 1928.

Your turn!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 29, 2016, 12:21:40 AM
Marvelous !
Either would fly beautifully in CUP's " Golden Age "  ;)

Right,

Have you got your cap on backwards ?
Are your goggles nice and tight ?

What's the name of this creditable 1st attempt ?


(https://s21.postimg.cc/k4zith7jb/3054ffd6fc3ec9822f9ae4e1640047b1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/46qt3cdb7/)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on September 29, 2016, 05:45:31 AM
easy mate, a Fokker spin from 1911  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 29, 2016, 07:42:00 AM
Spot on..... ;D


(https://s16.postimg.cc/94l5buvut/Fokker_in_zijn_Spin_Dutch_aviation_pioneer_Fokke.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6n9e4lby9/)

He made 3 maybe 4 versions of the Spin....I think I prefer this one...everything's roughly in the right place.....clean lines.....a good looking a/c  :P

Over to you Champion.....

Cheers

Alfie

P.S  You were nobody in 1911 if you didn't have a compass strapped to your leg  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 03, 2016, 05:16:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QhrPKTV.jpg)

have at it lads
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 03, 2016, 06:28:03 AM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/ftxduligp/1280px_Martin_XB_51_46_585_in_flight.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rvsroqrp1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Full Metal Jacket on October 05, 2016, 05:23:32 AM
you got the ball sniperton :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 05, 2016, 07:01:37 AM
Let me say that for some reason beyond explanation I find the XB-51 a fascinating plane.
An unorthodox "built to purpose" aircraft, highly maneuverable at low level (even if it doesn't look like) and fast down tree top.
And it looks mean.
I mean "mean" if you know what I mean 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 05, 2016, 09:56:46 AM
For me it looks like a DIY plane by a Bauhaus artist: the fuselage is geometrical and strictly symmetrical in all three dimensions, the stabilizer is like a detachable addition, just to define the rear part of the plane and to repeat the angle of the wings which are small as if they were control surfaces rather than to produce lift. And they are added to the fuselage at the exact centerline both vertically and horizontally.

Anyway, another funny plane:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/cg5um5xgb/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3xwehtqxj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 05, 2016, 10:02:31 AM
A twin engine derivate of the F-35?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 05, 2016, 10:36:47 AM
Mike,

Not everything is an F-35
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 05, 2016, 10:51:11 AM
In Mike's vocabulary "F-35" means that he knows the answer, but he doesn't want to ruin the game  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 05, 2016, 11:00:20 AM
that would make sense.

Just by looking at it, it is continually screaming "I"M FRENCH!!!" in my ear. Could someone figure this thing out please, its starting to get on my nerves.  :D :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 05, 2016, 11:16:56 AM
Wait just a darn second.......

I know this plane!

I think it's an SNCASE S.E. 100 Prototype Heavy Fighter


Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 05, 2016, 12:48:58 PM
Bingo, well done. And yep, it actually smells French, it shouts, it cries out its origin, probably more than any other plane of any other nation.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6dt2nj3ev/se100_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ifoghocn7/)

Your turn  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 09:12:51 AM
Alright, decisions, decisions.......


How about..........THIS!

(https://s17.postimg.cc/ytk7kcrkv/quest.jpg)

Good Luck

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 10, 2016, 09:45:04 AM
Wow, its great, looks like a huuge rubber-band model plane  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 10, 2016, 10:56:54 AM
Bernard 80 GR?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 10, 2016, 11:38:47 AM
Wow, its great, looks like a huuge rubber-band model plane  ;D

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHHA :)) My thoughts exactly !!  :D
That is one huge rubber-band airplane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 10, 2016, 02:16:30 PM
It was a nasty quest, unless someone finds the source of the photos (http://alternathistory.com/rekordnyi-samolet-bernard-80-gr-frantsiya), it's nearly impossible to identify this obscure prototype plane 82-B3. Congrats to Shakaali who he did so against all odds  :D
I hope P51 will tell us the whole story of the development of this aircraft  :P  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 10, 2016, 02:37:05 PM
Pure luck.

Yesterday I happened to bump into a page http://earlyaviators.com/pimage28.htm 

 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
Im not sure of the development of this plane, but i do know one thing......I would love to fly it. It just screams "FLY MEEEEEE!!!!!".

And plus its french and sleek. thats unheard of in the 30's.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:35:15 PM
Shakaali, Your up
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 10, 2016, 04:38:02 PM
OK, then.

What might this bird be:




(https://s4.postimg.cc/6fexcdjml/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x0hg7xlzt/)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:44:41 PM
G.55 Centauro in Argentinean air force livery
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 10, 2016, 04:49:09 PM
Not even close
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:50:07 PM
really?

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:52:44 PM
Maybe a G.56?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 10, 2016, 04:54:13 PM
This one is good. Congrats, you've stumped me. good luck everyone else
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ace on October 10, 2016, 05:14:37 PM
VL Pyörremyrsky, Finnish fighter design that used german DB605 engine
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ace on October 10, 2016, 05:21:41 PM
Don´t know if was posted here before, but how about this one?
(https://s18.postimg.cc/3u3s1aeix/Siai_Marchetti_Sm92.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4wdyjtxc5/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 10, 2016, 06:16:00 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/nj33iweun/oiuuhygy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6vblgek2z/)

In case it's correct, the question is the plane to the left

(https://s11.postimg.cc/my8g5dyhv/100136.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q52zp0ixr/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on October 10, 2016, 11:25:27 PM
French, no ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 11, 2016, 04:58:12 AM
Looks Italian to me.

Fiat G.12 with 2-blade propellers? 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 11, 2016, 05:11:52 AM
A little hint: it's barely legible on the photo, but it's an 'Air France' plane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 11, 2016, 05:24:53 AM
Air France? My old eyes didn't see that.

Is it Wibault 280?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 11, 2016, 08:58:11 AM
Sort of correct, it's a Wibault 283T (a later model of the same design), photographed together with a DC-2 of KLM in 1939 in Budapest airport.
Congrats, your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 11, 2016, 11:32:01 AM
And now something completely different.

I don't know whether this is an airplane or what, but it is man-made and it flies, so I believe it counts.


(https://s14.postimg.cc/7hbwu9s8x/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d5i7l5wl9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 11, 2016, 01:22:43 PM
 :D  ;D  :)

Dunno whether it flies, but it's definetely an airplane:

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6hl3ro6sn/7227.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oke6iw2n7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 11, 2016, 05:04:25 PM
And now something completely different.

I don't know whether this is an airplane or what, but it is man-made and it flies, so I believe it counts.


It is a FIB !  :D
 ... FIB - Flying Inflatable Boat  by Polaris Motors of italy  8) I want one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHNSlypJgQk
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on October 11, 2016, 11:09:33 PM
Yes, Polaris FIB 582 to be exact.

Would love to go fishing in one of those. 8)

Your turn, max_thehitman.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 12, 2016, 07:02:51 AM

This is an easy one....

(http://alternathistory.com/files/users/user1884/tagelie-bombardirovshiki-Linke-Hofman-02-03.JPG)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 13, 2016, 12:32:28 AM
Very early F-35 variant....aka " The missing Linke"  :D

Cheers

Alfie

P.S Is that a 22ft propeller ?...or are you just pleased to see me  :-*
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 13, 2016, 05:57:25 AM
Very early F-35 variant....aka " The missing Linke"  :D

Cheers

Alfie

P.S Is that a 22ft propeller ?...or are you just pleased to see me  :-*

Not actually the prototype F-35, but you almost got it  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 15, 2016, 07:51:53 AM
Lucky me I've just read an article about the company "Linke Hofmann" that built this plane.
The company nowadays btw. still lives on under the roof of the french company "Alstom", they're nowadays "Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH", formerly named "Linke-Hofmann-Busch GmbH (LHB)" and they're manufacturing rail vehicles.

The plane in question is a Linke-Hofmann R.II (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linke-Hofmann_R.II), "probably the largest single propeller driven aircraft that will ever be built" propelled by "the largest single propeller ever used to propel any aircraft in aviation history" with 22 ft 7.5 in diameter.

The plane is essentially based on "Albatros" biplane fighters, enlarged by a 3:1 scale factor.
It didn't make it to WWI, only two planes have been built (R.55/17 and R.58/17).

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 26, 2016, 04:44:25 AM
So I declare myself for the winner and continue the quest :D

Something easy:
(https://s14.postimg.cc/okly0inhd/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7k31ruafx/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on October 26, 2016, 05:02:30 AM
Well, this is the XB-39, essentially a B-29 fitted with Allison V-3420 liquid-cooled engines.
But I must confess that nickname helped a lot... :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 26, 2016, 05:20:38 AM
Absolutely correct Oscarito, congratulations!
Your turn.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on October 26, 2016, 06:07:19 AM
Here...
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg560/Oscarito109/JacuzziJ-7Reo.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Oscarito109/media/JacuzziJ-7Reo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 26, 2016, 06:10:41 AM
Looks like a quite formidable engine in the nose, but I've got no clue what plane that might be.
I could say it's an early draft for the F-35 but I'm scared of being slapped around then...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on October 26, 2016, 06:20:53 AM
Indeed, I forgot to delete the name of the plane from pic, so that I hope no one try to "Inspect Element". Sorry, and Fair Play, please... :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 26, 2016, 07:36:38 AM
I'm taking a total shot in the dark here, but is it a Jacuzzi 7? I'm not sure if I'm correct or not. I vaguely remember seeing this aircraft while I was doing searches for a new bathtub. I don't know the full history, but there were some brothers (7 or 9, not sure) they built (I think) 2 planes. Both crashed after a while and they turned to designing "whirlpools", which I think is another name for awesome bathtub.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 07:50:14 AM
Indeed, Jacuzzi J-7 Rio.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/w0lef5lyn/j7_rio.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/651nvyk4r/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/sv0soy3cf/jacuzzi_mono.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tkjl1b3vv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on October 26, 2016, 08:36:18 AM
You're right! This remarkable plane was the first monoplane with enclosed cockpit and cabin built in USA. Giocondo Jacuzzi, one of the seven brothers from "Jacuzzi Bros." of Berkeley California was killed when the plane had a wing failure. It was powered by 200 hp Hall-Scott engine, and could carry seven people (including pilot).

Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 08:43:37 AM
You mean, it's P51's turn, I was still downloading the images when he made his correct guess  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on October 26, 2016, 08:49:00 AM
Oh Yes, of course! Thank you Sniperton, and proceed P-51...  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 26, 2016, 08:54:30 AM
Can you give me one moment? I'm trying to make a decision.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 26, 2016, 08:59:17 AM
ALL RIGHT! I HAVE MADE MY DECISION!

 
(https://s10.postimg.cc/7t78njzah/Quest.jpg)


GOOD LUCK!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 09:59:13 AM

(http://s21.postimg.cc/ukv6y0th3/Image997.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/bsjbufx2r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on October 26, 2016, 10:10:05 AM
That was fast

youre up!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 02:10:24 PM

(http://s14.postimg.cc/xamnoqro1/quest6.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/9weoct9ql/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 26, 2016, 03:33:51 PM


Looks like a giant bus with 2 tiny wheels  :D  The 2 men at the door forgot their bus tickets.



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 26, 2016, 03:58:48 PM
I'm gonna take a shot here and say that it's a Junkers G-38   
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 04:19:01 PM
Bingo, your turn  :D


(http://s11.postimg.cc/lr9psa1bn/quest5.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/u9j5wm7u7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 26, 2016, 04:31:01 PM
Thanks sniperton, :)

Try this one.

(http://s9.postimg.cc/gq5ge0733/Quest.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tub0qoz4r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 26, 2016, 06:02:30 PM
Looks like an MB.15X or something quite similar  :-[ But the canopy is different, the engine cowling is different, and the camo is strange.

Edit: Koolhoven F.K.58
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 26, 2016, 07:26:42 PM
Bang on sniperton ;)

Your go.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 27, 2016, 03:54:45 AM

(http://s18.postimg.cc/v2v4dkrh5/quest8.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/5k2s0k7x1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 27, 2016, 05:51:07 AM
Ah, the crocodile.

This Tupolev ANT-9 which went into production in 1933 as "PS-9" (passazhirskiy samolot = passenger airplane).
Two ANT-9 were modified for propaganda air unit 'Maxim Gorky', named after different newspapers and magazines, with this particular one named after the satirical magazine "Crocodile".
The reptile-like nose was made of plywood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhAOkkKDEjo

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 27, 2016, 01:35:30 PM
'Excellent, just like the movies!'  :) And thanks for the video, I haven't seen it before.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 28, 2016, 02:45:49 AM
Thanks, so it's my turn:
(http://s18.postimg.cc/pnqb37jnd/quest2.jpg)

To avoid the obvious:
Since this is no ordinary Hellcat, you need to be a tad more specific ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 28, 2016, 03:14:12 AM
XF-35-2
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Spitwulf on October 28, 2016, 03:19:35 AM
XF6F-6?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 28, 2016, 05:04:50 AM
XF-35-2
Close :D

XF6F-6?
No, not at all.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 28, 2016, 06:01:31 AM
XF6F-2
The first XF6F-1 prototype revised and fitted with a turbocharged Wright R-2600-16 Cyclone radial piston engine. R-2600 replaced by turbo-charged R-2800-21.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 28, 2016, 06:13:36 AM
Cheers, you got it Lone Wolf 8)
Your turn!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 28, 2016, 06:16:12 AM
Thanks Mike,

Have a go at this one ;)


(http://s14.postimg.cc/vell1k04x/Quest.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/h85u6bp9p/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 28, 2016, 06:18:33 AM
Oh boy, it's plain to see this is an F-35C. A=Monoplane, B=Biplane, C=Triplane.
The sick bag below the front panel gives it away :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 28, 2016, 12:54:48 PM
Advertisement of a Milanese design company from 1922 to demonstrate how bamboo and plywood can be utilized in an inventive way when creating decorative outdoor furniture.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 30, 2016, 03:49:28 AM
With a little help from Mr. Google, searching for 3-cylinder engines on triplanes reveales that this plane is equipped with an Anzani engine and therefore probably is a Caproni-Pensuti triplane.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on October 30, 2016, 04:52:59 AM
Very close, Mike, but still not on spot. This is the Caproni-Pensuti:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/et0gdtn8d/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s9xewoxjt/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 30, 2016, 08:09:33 AM
Okay, so it's not the 3-cylinder engine, I see.
That means that this is the successor built under Breda's supervision, the Breda-Pensuti:
(https://s21.postimg.cc/z52kzhvjb/breda_triplano_1921.jpg)

The engine makes me wonder.
According to what I could find, the updated Pensuti triplane should have changed from the 3-cylinder Anzani engine to a 10-cylinder one.
The images however show a 6-cylinder engine apparently.
Now that most sources refer to the 10-cylinder one as "Breda-Pensuti B.2", I would be tempted to call this a "Breda-Pensuti B.1" or whatever lol 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on October 30, 2016, 08:10:35 AM
Advertisement of a Milanese design company from 1922 to demonstrate how bamboo and plywood can be utilized in an inventive way when creating decorative outdoor furniture.

UAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH  :D :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 30, 2016, 08:19:11 AM
You got it Mike  8)

 Here's the details that were with the photo.

The Breda-Pensuti Triplane the second sample of the Pensuti Triplane [Italy, 1922]
After the war Emilio Pensuti designed an ultra-light plane of very small dimensions. He chose a triplane configuration to be able to get even smaller wings. His design was built by Caproni, not unnaturally as Pensuti was the chief test pilot at Caproni. Unforyunately devlopment of the design was delayed by the death of Pensuti in a crash of a giant Caproni Triplane (Ca.4) which got on fire in flight.
As there were some more Italian ultra light designs they apparently were made to participate in Italian ultra-light contests. A second sample of the Pensuti design was built by the Breda firm ca. 1922. This second sample had a modified tail section and a stronger 10-cylinder Anzani engine. The machine entered the Italian civil register s I-BADZ. It lasted till December 1926.
Due to the various builders the 'Pensuti Triplane' is identified as the Caproni-Pensuti (the first sample) and the Breda-Pensuti or sometimes without the Pensuti name as Breda Ba.1.

Lone Wolf
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 30, 2016, 08:37:13 AM
Thanks Lone Wolf.
The 6-cylinder engine still makes me wonder...
Nice choice by the way, that was really tough.

Anyway, next round:
(https://s18.postimg.cc/a07unss4p/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 30, 2016, 09:05:59 AM
Thanks Mike and funny you should pick this one as I was just looking at this yesterday  ;D

 Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK-1


(https://s13.postimg.cc/hisz0aobr/800px_XBTK_1_at_Bristol_PA_1946.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k04q7k883/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 30, 2016, 11:15:57 AM
Ha, lol :))
Yes, 100% right Lone Wolf, my regards!

Your turn.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on October 30, 2016, 11:31:28 AM
Thanks again Mike  ;D

Something a little different this time.  ;)


(https://s22.postimg.cc/lq7hszi7l/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5rys2unzh/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 01, 2016, 11:28:31 AM
Hm... no clue, not really.
Is that registration code "LQ-GMF"?
If so, it would indicate that this should be an argentine civil aircraft.
Whatever...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on November 01, 2016, 12:44:41 PM
1953...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 01, 2016, 12:45:20 PM
I've spent more than an hour on this bloody plane, but no joy.
The emblem reminds me of something, but I can't remember what.
Anyway, I think it's time to ask for some help.  :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 01, 2016, 12:58:01 PM
It is the FMA IAe35 Huanquero
Huanquero in Quichua native language  means intimidating buzzer hornet
Designed by Kurt Tank and Paul Klages in 1953.
Gen. Peron, president of Argentina at that time baptize "the Justicialist of air" Justicialista is the name of the  political movement initiated by Peron.
Designed for general tasks since it should be able to perform the functions of advanced flight training and armament, light transport up to seven passengers and three crew members, air ambulance and photographic reconnaissance


(https://s13.postimg.cc/y84pcx3x3/IAe35_Huanquero.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hkd7af95f/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 01, 2016, 01:19:19 PM
That makes perfect sense, my regards LP ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 01, 2016, 02:04:39 PM
If lone wolf gives validate the answer I propose this flying wing.

If you can answer also to  for whath loadout was designed.

(https://s11.postimg.cc/mjmkwlzdv/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iahuufw4f/)

(https://s21.postimg.cc/4c59vh9tj/quest2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o6rbhlp0z/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 01, 2016, 05:06:07 PM
Same as before +3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DINFIA_IA_38
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 01, 2016, 09:15:31 PM
Argentina from 1945 to 1960 in aeronautics was the closest thing to the frankestein´s hangar section .

The flying wing "FMA  IAe38 Naranjero" was designed by the german Reimar Horten.

Naranjero in Spanish is who carrying oranges ... That was his theoretical use.
Carrying in its rear cargo bay 6 tons of oranges ... is not joke!
In the photo of the front you can see the orange bushes far on the horizon

You turn sniperton!

(https://s21.postimg.cc/l8xdt1ll3/ala_volante_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/osjbiuoar/)

(https://s21.postimg.cc/5oulg90uf/ala_volante3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/866cnikqr/)

(https://s21.postimg.cc/vyfnz1mrr/FMAIAe_38_Naranjero_0019.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5q4j9o2o3/)

(https://s21.postimg.cc/emfbdltaf/naranjero.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c53k6c9dv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 02, 2016, 07:30:37 AM
Thanks, so let us remain with pusher prop aircrafts.


(https://s15.postimg.cc/ke0vbrcx7/quest8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/epukkv8kn/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/pfl0ygfch/quest9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oq28m3est/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 02, 2016, 11:46:54 AM

It looks like a seaplane ...
But i think it is not, because the propellers collide the water! neither seen the out floats to stabilize in water.
Super clean and refined design ...  by sober seems English, by curves seems Italian...   
Tail markings look similar in black and white photo.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on November 02, 2016, 02:15:16 PM
Piaggio P.23M Transport Prototype
https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/06/24/piaggio-p-23m-transport-prototype/
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 02, 2016, 02:25:37 PM
Excellent! But I still don't know why the fuselage has a flying boat shape. Anyway, it has a beautiful gull-shape wing and an odd-enough engine configuration. I think it's a remarkable plane in several respects, even if it was not a successful design.

Your turn, Dreamk  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on November 02, 2016, 02:26:50 PM
from the link I brought on the P.23M : "The underside of the aerodynamically clean fuselage had a keel, much like a flying boat, and was watertight. While the aircraft could not operate from the water, the keel fuselage design was incorporated to facilitate emergency water landings. "....
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on November 02, 2016, 02:27:43 PM
And now.....
(https://s22.postimg.cc/j21i5gh75/p_7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vtfobyqz1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on November 02, 2016, 03:24:34 PM
Finnish ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 02, 2016, 06:52:46 PM
Seems to be real Franken. Prop and engine belongs to a 109, undercarriage to a 190, and tail to a Stuka.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 02, 2016, 07:08:46 PM
The engine DB 605 and propeller are from bf 109, so should play for the blue team
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 02, 2016, 07:58:11 PM
Tricky, could be an early Mustang too.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 02, 2016, 09:58:54 PM
is the VL Pyörremyrsky??? i found it!
finnish bf 109 of wood. named Hurricane... lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VL_Py%C3%B6rremyrsky
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 02, 2016, 10:02:00 PM
Now I suggest you one really strange ...
Hint: there is an even uglier variant
(https://s18.postimg.cc/c8f1rn33d/feo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/joebdfqsl/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Malone on November 02, 2016, 10:25:59 PM
hold on, locopiston - how this thread works, is you first wait for confirmation that you have guessed correctly.
You can't just assume you are correct and carry on with a new picture.
Please wait for confirmation from previous guy that your guess is correct.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 03, 2016, 01:22:49 AM
If locopiston is right, the his pic is a Short Sturgeon, and I don't have anything so open house. Or am I jumping too far ahead?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on November 03, 2016, 03:41:15 AM
Yes, it's the Finnish Pyörremyrsky (Whirlwind) Fighter of 1945 - only one flyable aircraft was completed before the end of the war.
Take a Yak and a Me-109 and mix their designs - and you get this.
Powered by a 12-cylinder inverted-Vee Daimler-Benz DB 605AC engine rated at 1475hp, the Pyorremyrsky had a single-spar wooden wing with plywood skinning and a fuselage of steel-tube construction with detachable metal panels forward and a wooden ply-covered mono-coque aft. Armament comprised one engine-mounted 20mm MG 151 cannon and two 12.7mm LKK/42 machine guns, provision being made for two 200kg bombs underwing.
The Pyörremyrsky design was considered quite successful. It could outclimb the Bf 109G-6 and it was very maneuvrable. It was considered almost ready for mass production. Its only major problem with the design was found to be the low-quality glue used in the joints.
the maximum speed at sea level 522 km / h
the maximum speed at an altitude of 6000 meters of 620-645 km / h
cruising speed 380 km / h
time of climb of 5000 meters 4 min 30 sec
Flight duration 1.5 hours
service ceiling of 11,250 m

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6nnqa4qbb/VL_Pyorremyrsky_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bmb8onu43/)(https://s13.postimg.cc/rltw87q5z/pyorremyrsky_2.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/gz032si0j/)(https://s13.postimg.cc/48vuppa2f/pyorremyrsky_6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dgo36eh4j/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 03, 2016, 05:42:56 AM
I apologize.
Malone is rigt. I was jump the confirmation... is the ansiety of hwo live at GTM-3. Too early for ones, too late for others.

I learn the rule.

The plane I post was the Short Sturgeon TT2.

Mexchiwa is right!

I post the ugliest variant.

you turn mexchiwa!

(https://s15.postimg.cc/qjl4tewx7/short_sturgeon_sb_3_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w7rfkb19j/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 03, 2016, 08:30:04 AM
Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 03, 2016, 09:09:27 AM
Nice :)
Guess this one:
(https://s11.postimg.cc/geaj43y7n/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 04, 2016, 11:07:42 AM
australian?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 04, 2016, 01:47:28 PM
Definitely yes  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 04, 2016, 02:07:39 PM
The first of two LJW7 Gannet twin-engined photographic, survey and ambulance aircraft built by the Tuggan Aircraft Co.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 04, 2016, 02:22:52 PM
Absolutely right LW, your turn  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 04, 2016, 02:44:50 PM
Thanks Mike  :)

Lets try something rotary this time ;)


(https://s11.postimg.cc/k1pic0on7/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/edj7l4kan/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 04, 2016, 09:56:09 PM
i think is a end of 70's large scale moulinex, i post her little sister
(https://s11.postimg.cc/tcp6ugir7/moulinette_hachoir_moulinex_compresse.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d1p2y569b/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 04, 2016, 10:08:45 PM


LMAO  :D  its a large size Moulinex with a pilot !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 05, 2016, 01:09:49 AM
Without a doubt that's 2 british soldiers sitting in that thingy thing.
What is it?
A desperate attempt of obstinate soldiers to cross the channel just before brexit?
A german UFO found in the cliffs of cornwall?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on November 05, 2016, 02:26:36 AM
(https://s11.postimg.cc/k1pic0on7/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/edj7l4kan/)

Westland WG 33.

According to helicopter history site http://www.helis.com/ it was intend to be a 2-seat light reconnaissance helicopter but due to a lack of interest or funding the project was abandoned. Only 1 mock-up built.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on November 05, 2016, 02:48:07 AM
"Westland started investigations in 1977 into a light two seat
helicopter that could be used for aerial reconnaissance without the need for a skilled
pilot. "

 o_O

I know it has coaxial rotors but that a/c has "Horrible Death" written all over it ..... :D

Made in Yeovil in 1977...says it all really  ;)

I think I'll stick to Bleriot 11's  thank you   8)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 05, 2016, 06:52:11 AM
 You got it Shakaali  :)


I agree alfie. This doesn't show much in the way of survivability if an incident should happen especially if you have to punch the ejector seat button.  :D

I'm tempted to build this one just to see how it flies. ;)

Lone Wolf

P.s Moulinex perhaps but I was thinking more along the lines of Ninja Blender.


(https://s11.postimg.cc/favx8n0tv/496d3085_6334_4576_9817_ef4aee352130_1_58a2d7373.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b1r76gxkf/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on November 05, 2016, 09:06:43 AM
Ok, here you go.

What is this aircraft?  Or, actually, what was this aircraft before it collided with a henhouse.


(https://s12.postimg.cc/jae4ke3jh/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f19ei80a1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 05, 2016, 09:22:21 AM
It's too easy. Another please :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Gamecock
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on November 05, 2016, 09:35:21 AM
Darn. Didn't know the same picture is in Wikipedia  :P Mine was from http://www.ilmailumuseot.fi/tuotteet.html?id=20738/233732

But yes, it is Gloster Gamecock II, AFAIK the only surviving Gamecock in the world. It is at display in Finnish Aviation Museum in Vantaa. 

I visited there a few years back. Our guide said that hens were very excited as a big and strong gamecock came to visit them through the wall  :D

Your turn, sniperton
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 05, 2016, 10:48:54 AM
I haven't found the Wiki picture first. I simply searched for WWII Finnish aircraft wrecks in museum, and came accross to your image in less than 5 minutes. I think it was really too easy, much easier than if you had uploaded a historical b/w photo of an intact plane. You gave me a chance to 'cheat' and I did so.  :(
If you have another quest in the attic, please proceed.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on November 05, 2016, 11:25:32 AM
Well, I wouldn't call that cheating. That is creative background work I expected, although you were quite fast  :D

Using Google Image search would be cheating...

Go ahead, sniperton. Or call it an open house.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 05, 2016, 12:23:05 PM
I use google, but not image search. I type in a few search keywords and eye-scan the images google finds.

OK, just for fun:

(https://s11.postimg.cc/q6mzvm7er/quest10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yowfzydxb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 05, 2016, 02:12:43 PM
Nice choice sniperton, but I got this one ;)

Focke-Wulf F 19 Ente.

The Focke-Wulf F 19 Ente (German: "Duck") was a German experimental "canard" aircraft in the late 1920s. ( Wikipedia )
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 05, 2016, 03:13:37 PM
Congrats. Here's a video showing it flying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-hcQwCHY9o
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 05, 2016, 05:13:20 PM


That is one crazy looking airplane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 05, 2016, 05:57:43 PM
Thanks sniperton   :)

Sure is Max and I can't imagine what the forward visibility of that would have been like.

Not a very good pic but give this one a try.


(https://s14.postimg.cc/ahge9g701/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vr40kanal/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 06, 2016, 03:31:51 AM
Yes, finally I know something again :D
This is just accidentally since I've read a detailed report about early torpedo bombers lately.
The plane in question is a Sopwith Cuckoo, the first british Land-plane specifically built for carrier operations.
It's been introduced as the "Sopwith T.1" and made it's maiden flight in 1917.
It's been named "Cuckoo" after the armistice and following severe issues with the Cuckoo Mk.I's Sunbeam Arab engine, 20 T.1s were converted to use Wolseley Viper engines as shown in this picture.
So to be specific, this is a Sopwith T.1 Cuckoo Mk.II

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 06, 2016, 08:01:46 AM
Bang on Mike  ;)

Amazing how our research can coincide with the quest challenge at times. ( insert " Twilight Zone " theme here )  :D

Let's see what ya got for use now Mike,

Lone Wolf
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 06, 2016, 09:09:17 AM
Thanks LW :)
Frankly the best thing I have at the moment is:

Open Round

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 06, 2016, 02:40:08 PM
You're welcome Mike and since you've made this an open round.

I give you this one to ponder over. :)


(https://s3.postimg.cc/ok39ld69f/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/pz4ua37cf/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 06, 2016, 05:56:36 PM
tree bladed propeller?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 06, 2016, 06:26:09 PM
Berliner-Joyce P-16?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 06, 2016, 09:11:14 PM
 That it is and nicely done mexchiwa  :)

Your turn mate ;)

Lone Wolf
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 07, 2016, 08:32:52 AM
Here's an easy one - even has civil reg under the wing:

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/xplane3_zpsme8nmpne.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 07, 2016, 05:45:46 PM
looks like a hawk 75 with the engine of one liberator... i can't reach which variant is
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 07, 2016, 06:19:59 PM
Turbocharged P-36?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 07, 2016, 10:46:16 PM
This is actually a radial engine 81A (P-40) used by Pratt & Whitney as a test bed for the Twin Wasp SSC7-G (R-1830).
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 08, 2016, 12:55:47 AM
Lone Wolf is right - his turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 08, 2016, 04:10:23 AM
Ahh, I see. It was tricky  :D

(https://s14.postimg.cc/rkos8q64h/p40twinwaspsu2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6b15xvptp/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 08, 2016, 06:05:09 AM
Thanks mexchiwa and yes it was sniperton  :D

This one may be too easy but let's see. :)




(https://s14.postimg.cc/kiwhvek9t/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4kns59q1p/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 08, 2016, 06:55:32 AM
The last of the "O"s, Curtiss O-52 Owl.
A nice aircraft but not up to date anymore when WW2 began.
Not much to say about that aircraft, I like it but pilots at that time didn't ;)
The exhaust config is remarkable for a radial engine.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 08, 2016, 08:03:44 AM
Definitely an interesting arrangement for the exhaust indeed and a nice looking aircraft but like you said Mike it was outdated by the start of WWII.

Your go Mike.

Lone Wolf
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 08, 2016, 08:16:55 AM
Okay, something easy.
There's an extra cookie if you can explain why the nose wheel is that short 8)

(https://s11.postimg.cc/x5s371c3n/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 08, 2016, 08:37:36 AM
FJ-1 and I have no idea.  To ease maintenance?  The front leg wouldn't extend?  Optical illusion?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 08, 2016, 08:46:40 AM
http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/XFJ-1-Fury,-Kneeling-2F3XC5BQO9B.html

"A special feature was the bending nose gear, so the fighter could kneel down on the crowded deck of an aircraft carrier"
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 08, 2016, 08:51:10 AM
Both is right.
The baton goes to mexchiwa, your turn!
The cookie goes to sniperton :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on November 08, 2016, 09:56:28 AM
I'd of guessed at the result of CFC-Woof's landings from what he tells us from his flying days with F-86s in the RCAF. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 08, 2016, 11:57:58 AM
Hahaha, yes I've recently read the story.
Outstanding, especially the fact that he could walk away from it ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 08, 2016, 01:20:56 PM
I'll give it to sniperton
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 08, 2016, 06:32:55 PM
Damn, I'm not prepared, I just went for the cake, please entertain us with a quest  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 09, 2016, 01:29:09 AM
Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 09, 2016, 07:32:21 AM
Something easy again?
What's this:
(https://s22.postimg.cc/tkz7c4jch/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 09, 2016, 10:32:08 AM
The previous one sank onto its knees, this one is falling back. The next one should be OK  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 09, 2016, 11:24:25 AM
Averaged it's okay already ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 09, 2016, 05:56:32 PM
That would be the North American FJ-4F test and evaluation aircraft, fitted with an auxiliary rocket motor and supplementary fuel tank. Two conversions from FJ-4 ( Wikipedia )


(https://s14.postimg.cc/98uig9jht/FJ_4_F_Fury_on_the_ground_1957.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6rir8zzl9/)

And firing it's rocket motor.

(https://s12.postimg.cc/4ux36iir1/BI212190.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9tkll1mjt/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 09, 2016, 10:32:41 PM
Absolutely correct, your turn Lone Wolf :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 10, 2016, 08:51:21 AM
Thanks Mike,   ;D


 Try this one.  8)


(https://s17.postimg.cc/941pxr9yn/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7p05918vf/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 10, 2016, 08:59:53 AM
Oh... need to ask my books.
The tail looks U.S. built but... ah, I'll wait for my books ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 10, 2016, 09:33:00 AM
Mike is right, but I can't tell which subtype and motor version is depicted here.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/4hcfj534v/robin6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hy9e20dgb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 11, 2016, 02:50:19 AM
Books say it's a Curtiss Robin.
To narrow down the exact type, this plane looks pretty much like the long-range "C-2" version but it probably isn't.
The engine is definitive a Curtiss Challanger, that funny double-row six cylinder radial engine.
Most probably this is a "C-1" version and it's indicated that it could be reg. no. N325K, in that case the picture would have probably been taken in Torrance, California.
Note that the N325K registration has been reused since, the last plane I know of carrying that registration was a North American T3J/T-39 Sabreliner in 2001.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Lone Wolf on November 11, 2016, 06:33:53 AM
You are correct Mike.

    This is indeed the Curtis C-1 Robin and thanks for the info on N325K.

Your go. ;)

Lone Wolf


(https://s14.postimg.cc/894sk1wpd/nc292e_curtis_robin_j1_130_dsc_3336r.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/owwamjrgt/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 13, 2016, 12:44:50 PM
A sort of "out of competition" airplane, just to entertain you with this beautiful, strange bird until Mike returns with the next quest:

(https://s18.postimg.cc/54rp6aquh/quest12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g4cwhwh9h/)


(https://s18.postimg.cc/ek725vvg9/quest13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5cetp6odx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on November 13, 2016, 01:30:20 PM
That's a wacky beast sniperton. I want one! It's Italian, right?

Cloyd
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 13, 2016, 02:07:27 PM
Savioa-Marchetti S.55?  Think there may still be the remains of one in South America
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ace on November 13, 2016, 02:31:30 PM
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,26545.0.html

Close enough?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 13, 2016, 03:35:47 PM
Yep, you both are correct, it's the SM S.55. BTW I haven't known that we have a modplane by gio963tto. Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 13, 2016, 10:57:22 PM
until Mike returns with the next quest
No, no.
I let it stall, my fault.
It's mexchiwa's turn now :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 14, 2016, 11:25:00 AM
I don't have anything, open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on November 14, 2016, 12:00:12 PM
Pretty common aircraft, theoretically it should be easy so I selected some photos in which the design isn't so obvious.

I'm curious if anyone can identify the exact variant of the aircraft.

I prepared 3 photos, if you guys want some help I can upload them, just say it.


(https://s21.postimg.cc/3m4r5jkwn/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h31poev83/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 14, 2016, 02:16:22 PM
Don't think it's a T-6/SNJ.  Gonna say the us markings are a red herring and it's a Yak-52. How wrong am I?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on November 14, 2016, 02:36:03 PM
You are not wrong :D
It is a Yak-52 with few modifications

(https://s13.postimg.cc/9rljavag7/fab2261f1ab4c9a709a33cb1623dd817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/55pf2iowz/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 14, 2016, 03:01:35 PM
OHHH, that's cheeky, real cheeky and sneaky.  >:D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 15, 2016, 03:04:33 AM
I Aint  got nothin. Somebody else post one
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2016, 10:19:45 AM
Okay, time for something harder.
Maybe.
Maybe not, who knows :D

What's this? (No, the answer is not "a Zeppelin", I'm asking for what is underneath):

(https://s15.postimg.cc/43lr7sm17/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 15, 2016, 10:31:40 AM
Something straight out of Crimson Skies, at least, what it was based on 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 15, 2016, 10:34:42 AM
1. A scene from Iron Sky 2 before post-production.

2. Maybe this?


(https://s11.postimg.cc/p94jc4e03/siemtopglider.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/plvxiaw9r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2016, 11:03:42 AM
Not number 1 and not exactly number 2 either, but the question remains:
What is it?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 15, 2016, 11:38:23 AM
Why does it look like a flying bomb..? That's a mini fuel tank above it for sure, it's got wings. It's a flying bomb of some sort.  :-X
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 15, 2016, 05:41:04 PM
I think it's a wire-controlled glide torpedo developed by Siemens-Schuckert during WWI and launched from under the belly of an L35 Zeppelin as depicted below. I guess it's one of the earlier versions from about 1916/17, but I have no clue which one.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/uvelzffyz/L35et_D3_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4zuvg8e53/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 15, 2016, 10:17:22 PM
Holy crap are those aerial torpedoes?!  o_O
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2016, 11:43:20 PM
I think it's a wire-controlled glide torpedo developed by Siemens-Schuckert during WWI and launched from under the belly of an L35 Zeppelin as depicted below. I guess it's one of the earlier versions from about 1916/17, but I have no clue which one.
Absolutely right.
It's the early 1917 version of the Siemens-Schuckert aerial torpedo, controlled via a thin wire from it's launching aircraft (Zeppelin during trials, intended carrier aircraft was the Siemens-Schuckert R VIII). The picture was taken in Jüterbog (https://www.google.com/maps/place/J%C3%BCterbog,+Germany/@51.993389,12.6978397,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47a8788d96c95cd3:0xf196bced8a54e1b2!8m2!3d51.9964734!4d13.0756312) Summer 1917.
The carrier is "L 35" (LZ 80), an "R" class "Super Zeppelin" with 19 gas cells.

The picture was taken from the book
"German Guided Missiles" by Heinz J. Nowarra (Translation by James C. Cable), Schiffer Military/Aviation History Atglen, PA - (C) 1993 Schiffer Publishing Ltd. - ISBN 0-88740-475-8

If you like to know more about these aerial torpedoes of WWI but don't want to buy the book, this site has a little bit of information too: http://warnepieces.blogspot.de/2011/12/guided-missiles-world-war-one-style.html

Your turn sniperton :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 16, 2016, 07:42:42 AM
Thanks Mike. I found that site, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to identify this eco-friendly early anti-ship cruise missile  :D

This was a fairly common plane in WWII, and it won't be hard to track it down:


(https://s17.postimg.cc/blmha1pf3/quest3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wva3kw5pn/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 16, 2016, 08:59:43 AM
Surrender markings with lots of C-47s in the background:
It's a jap.
I don't know which one at the moment, but it's a jap :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on November 16, 2016, 09:57:26 AM

This was a fairly common plane in WWII, and it won't be hard to track it down:


This is a Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum) Used for Advanced Bomber Crew Training, Transport, and Anti-Submarine Warfare, but it inevitably (and unenviably) fell to the role of a Kamikaze aircraft.

Thanks for the hint Storebror  :D

Link: http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=771 (http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=771)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 16, 2016, 10:16:39 AM
Okay chaps, my turn.  :D
It would be much appreciated if you would do sniperton the compliment to let him decide whether your answer was right or not.
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on November 16, 2016, 10:22:17 AM
Okay chaps, my turn.  :D
It would be much appreciated if you would do sniperton the compliment to let him decide whether your answer was right or not.
Thanks :)

Sorry, forgot about that! I'll remove the post until he responds, and re-post after he answers.  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 16, 2016, 10:24:05 AM
I'm sure you're right too, but waiting for the questioner is a matter of respect me thinks.
Thanks for your understanding and for the patience :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 16, 2016, 10:28:27 AM
No problem, the answer was correct. Anyway:

(https://s21.postimg.cc/u5kc0z9gn/kaman_hh43_tuzoltas.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f9lstdy1v/)

 ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on November 16, 2016, 10:30:03 AM
No! He already found it out before I reposted it!  ;D

Ok, but you still have to say the full name...

(https://s14.postimg.cc/hbi2ed9v5/DSCN1577.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sb39pz0a5/)

Was walking in a parking lot several years ago and saw this thing buzz over. Very cute little thing, but a bit strange looking. I had absolutely no idea what it was until a little while ago. It's a blurry shot, but that's good so you can't read the contractor name off the side! Extra credit, explain who used it and what it was used for.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 16, 2016, 10:35:10 AM
Kaman HH-43 Huskie Reg. No. N43FK C/N 60-0289 built 1962.
Owner: Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT 06002 United States New England.
One of only two airworthy H-43 Huskies worldwide, used for pilot training.
With life-limited blades and no additional blades known, it won't be long before both flying Huskies are retired.
The photo also clearly shows the servo-flap, a hallmark of Kaman's helicopters.
This is used instead of traditional cyclic controls to maneuver the helicopter.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on November 16, 2016, 10:42:55 AM
Kaman HH-43 Huskie Reg. No. N43FK C/N 60-0289 built 1962.
Owner: Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT 06002 United States New England.
Best regards - Mike

Outstanding! So I guess a "hard one" for me is not really hard at all for you guys!

One of only two airworthy H-43 Huskies worldwide, used for pilot training.
With life-limited blades and no additional blades known, it won't be long before both flying Huskies are retired.
The photo also clearly shows the servo-flap, a hallmark of Kaman's helicopters.
This is used instead of traditional cyclic controls to maneuver the helicopter.

Best regards - Mike

I was wondering about the flaps, I knew they were for control, but didn't see them on some of the military variants. You can see similar flaps on the Kaman X2. So those old HH-43s are probably their trainer for the revolutionary K Max:

(https://s18.postimg.cc/g9b3nnbzt/95ab8ba7689fe832d98865bda1ac5d89.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q6m4gpjlh/)

Loved watching videos of this thing lifting piles of logs at the New England Air Museum!

Someone else's turn to do a "harder one"  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 16, 2016, 11:17:44 AM
There's a good explanation about the Servo Flaps here:
http://www.helis.com/howflies/servo.php

Now that sniperton had this bird first, I guess it's his turn, right?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 16, 2016, 11:20:23 AM
I guess it's a typical 'open house' situation now  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on November 16, 2016, 11:48:31 AM
There's a good explanation about the Servo Flaps here:
http://www.helis.com/howflies/servo.php


Very interesting, thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 17, 2016, 12:08:21 AM
I guess it's a typical 'open house' situation now  ;D
Okay...
This one should be fairly easy:
(https://s18.postimg.cc/d9sr0wge1/quest5.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 17, 2016, 03:50:06 PM
Hi all,

Well, I'm a little ashamed about jumping in... But this one strongly reminded me of some british design, so I googled "british flying wing" and came up with this : Armstrong Whitworth A. W. 52.

Very interesting and funny thread by the way, keep it up !

Best regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 17, 2016, 10:52:18 PM
I'm a little ashamed about jumping in
Why that?
Everyone is invited to guess here and your guess was spot on!

Armstrong Whitworth A. W. 52.
Absolutely right.
Just let me add that this picture shows the 2nd aircraft, the one equipped with Derwent engines (TS363).
Aircraft no.1 was equipped with Nene engines (TS368).

Your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 18, 2016, 03:34:06 AM
Without Dr. Google I wouldn't have guessed  :-[

Whatever, here is something that is worth a try maybe. Happy hunting !

Regards

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5774/31046093326_d4f1482ef0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on November 18, 2016, 03:39:13 AM
 As regards the previous, was this a test bed for the Vulcan one wonders?

Another question engendered by this entertaining thread. Ho could the French, known for their sense of style and panache design so many ugly aircraft?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 18, 2016, 04:57:53 AM
Chubakka's DIY V-1 attached to the Millennium Falcon.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 18, 2016, 05:02:10 AM
The picture shows a JB-2 "Loon" flying bomb attached to a B-17.
Full scale picture here:
(https://s22.postimg.cc/gunr59mtt/B_17_with_JB_2_Loons.jpg)

The JB-2 has been developed from crashed V-1 buzzbombs on great britain in june 1944.
It's been a great reverse engineering job: Only 3 weeks after the first V-1 splashed on UK, the first JB-2 copy was launched in the U.S.
Initial plans were to use them in the assault of the japanese homeland, but actually none was used in combat.

How could the French, known for their sense of style and panache design so many ugly aircraft?
How come it's impossible to answer that question without violating the forum rules? 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 18, 2016, 05:24:05 AM
Evidence speaks for itself  ;)

And yes the development story of that jet bomb is pretty amazing.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 18, 2016, 08:27:24 AM
So here we go, next quest:

(https://s14.postimg.cc/je53tjc1d/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on November 18, 2016, 10:48:55 AM
Ah, a rare bird indeed! Only 6 of the kind were ever built, and this specific one was used as a testbed for development of different jet engines (hence the two outboard nacelles). Standard ones only had the 4 inboard engines packed into twin nacelles. The airframe itself was a development of an older piston-engined transport plane, which itself just missed deployment in WW2.

As for the name and country of origin, i'll leave it for someone else. Should not be hard to guess now! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on November 18, 2016, 01:22:44 PM
Without googling... I'll only say that vertical stabilizer tastes a bit like a Douglas design... yes??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 19, 2016, 05:57:16 AM
Douglas? Not at all.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on November 19, 2016, 06:59:40 AM
An early Avro business/experimental jet?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 19, 2016, 09:44:49 AM
Avro experimental jet fits pretty well.
Now the question is: Which one?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: GEORGES44 on November 19, 2016, 09:50:09 AM
AVRO 706 Ashton?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 19, 2016, 10:17:55 AM
Absolutely true George.

Some background information:
The picture shows the Avro Ashton Mk.3 "WB493" landing at Filton in 1955.
WB493 first flew on 18 December 1951, and was delivered to the R.A.E., Farnborough, for high altitude brush wear investigations and instrument development.
It then came to the Bristol Engine Division, Filton, in 1955 as test bed for advanced marks of reheat Bristol Olympus turbojets.
An Olympus was mounted outboard of each nacelle and in 1957-58 the aircraft flew with the port Olympus replaced by the Bristol Orpheus.

Your turn George!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: GEORGES44 on November 19, 2016, 10:22:45 AM
Google was my friend! ;)

No worthy subject to propose. Open house!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on November 19, 2016, 11:10:00 AM
Douglas? Not at all.

Just a pure guess!  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 19, 2016, 02:06:36 PM

(https://s17.postimg.cc/6v161jhqn/guess.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cj7gsfm2z/)


guess this ellegant plane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 20, 2016, 12:23:23 AM
It's available as early alpha mod here ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 20, 2016, 02:16:20 AM
Some kind of He-112 prototype ?

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on November 20, 2016, 02:36:20 AM
Czech...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 20, 2016, 04:03:58 AM
Avia B.35 third prototype or B.135 ?   :P



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 20, 2016, 09:33:51 PM

(https://s21.postimg.cc/jssj4dk5j/avia135red.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/idqyfnj2b/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/6lrlo89qx/avia135blue.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gvu0ngzmd/)

Yes, it's the Avia 135, Czech and Bulgarian.
Played for both teams, blue and red.
Hunts for 111 and liberators.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avia_B-135

good to know this plane is here as mod!
tanks Storebror!

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,42212.msg485986.html#msg485986

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,13659.36.html

point for Gaston

you turn alexandre442!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 21, 2016, 01:30:12 AM
That should be Mike's turn or Gaston's  ;)

The elephant was standing still in the corridor  :D

Otherwise let's call it an open house.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 21, 2016, 01:38:17 AM
Definitely your turn alex, you solved it!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 21, 2016, 06:18:08 AM
OK then...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5671/31155172625_3bf99ea668_o.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 21, 2016, 07:16:52 AM
Edit: God damn it I got the wrong number, it's the DH. 88* Comet... I had forgotten it's number so I Google'd it and got the Airliner one. *Facepalm* I test flew and did the maiden flight for someone who scratchbuilt a RC kit of this bird, it was fast and man did it handle well! 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 21, 2016, 07:50:59 AM
In fact it isn't, but I agree it could have been  ;)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 21, 2016, 08:40:29 AM
I've got a DH.88 poster hanging in the attic and it definitely doesn't look as froggy as this one 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 21, 2016, 03:52:19 PM
The pic is tricky, first I guessed it was a single-engine late-war Italian fighter with two engines instead of one.  >:(

Now I see that both BOT Ghost129er and Mike were right, this is probably the French 'localized' version of the DH.88, the Caudron C.640.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 22, 2016, 12:28:09 AM
You're almost right Sniperton, but not quite yet   :-|

There is a detail that makes the difference.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 22, 2016, 08:44:29 AM
Do you mean this one?

http://www.aviastar.org/air/france/caudron_c-670.php

(https://s17.postimg.cc/fb7nb9u8v/c670.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/apbj2x8pn/)

 ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 22, 2016, 08:59:41 AM
Me thinks sniperton nailed it 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 22, 2016, 09:37:24 AM
If so, it's a typical 'shared kill' situation. I think a bit less artistic photo of this nearly non-existant plane would have helped a lot anyway...  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on November 22, 2016, 11:18:37 AM
That is right, but it's hard to find something that last longer than five minutes around here  :D

Your turn Sniperton, congrats.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 22, 2016, 03:11:07 PM
The congrats go back to BOT Ghost129er and Storebror, without their aid I would not have been able to come to the solution.
This one is dedicated to our engine-specialists:


(https://s15.postimg.cc/kjc45wuej/quest14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k6kpzqc4n/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 22, 2016, 03:32:18 PM
It is a Bolkhovitinov S-2M-103 Sparka (first flight 1940)

https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/05/24/bolkhovitinov-s-2m-103-sparka/

(https://oldmachinepress.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bolkhovitinov-s-2m-103.jpg)



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on November 22, 2016, 03:38:02 PM
DAMN!

I was about to press post.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 22, 2016, 05:21:55 PM
Great, indeed, Max has the baton  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 23, 2016, 05:39:02 AM

Great!  ;D I am going to give you an easy one !

(http://www.strangeracer.com/images/content/187876.jpg)
-

No, no  :D
~I am just joking
The image is the one below...

Guess what it is?

(http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/05/54cb2805082d7_-_bizarre-aircraft-05-0114-de.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 23, 2016, 05:50:23 AM
The Grumman X-29~ Throwback to Jane's Fighter Anthology! 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 23, 2016, 05:57:40 AM


That is Correct!!  8)

Your turn BOT Ghost123er!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 23, 2016, 06:10:58 AM
Guess what it is?
German Engineering.
*SCNR*
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on November 23, 2016, 06:23:37 AM
Open house; just wanted to yell the answer. 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 23, 2016, 06:52:24 AM
Guess this one:
(https://s12.postimg.cc/wy5gifejh/quest4.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bizu on November 23, 2016, 07:06:52 AM
YP-29A??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 23, 2016, 07:12:23 AM
That was fast :o
Congratulations, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 26, 2016, 12:58:58 PM
This thread has 3 days dead, let's relive it
More than one day is open house.

Guess this!

(https://s22.postimg.cc/l540qoqa9/guess.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/695hj3evh/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 26, 2016, 03:58:16 PM
The counter-rotating props seem to be a three-blade vs a four-blade, but I haven't found any such configuration for the Douglas xTB2D Skypirate as it looks like  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 26, 2016, 09:12:10 PM
Is an optical effect ... the hidden blade is just above the nose

Yes it's the Douglas XTB2 D-2 Skypirate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_XTB2D_Skypirate

Prototype to replace the avenguer, the counter-rotating propellers are for face the torque and thus be able to launch stable the torpedoes.
The plane have the same size and weight as the B-25

Post a photo  to see the two propellers of four counter-rotating blades stopped.

(https://s12.postimg.cc/xgjt8qbml/TB2_D_Skypirate_02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8aiv1wac9/)

Your turn sniperton!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 27, 2016, 01:10:41 AM
That plane's a beast, thanks for choosing it loco :)
I love the "corncob" engine 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on November 27, 2016, 05:08:25 AM


That is one amazing looking airplane. I never knew about this one.
 It looks big too.


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 27, 2016, 01:28:17 PM
Yep, it's a real beast  :D

This one should be fairly easy:

(https://s17.postimg.cc/dpaepvqgf/quest15.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7ocpst3u3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 27, 2016, 04:57:15 PM
It's a Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk as delivered by Curtiss.  Some were refitted to a floatplane configuration and used at the very end of WWII by a few US warships.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 27, 2016, 05:30:20 PM
Here's an airplane I'd love to see in IL2, but it hasn't been modeled yet ...

(http://i67.tinypic.com/k33jih.jpg)


Any idea's to what type it is and what nationality it is?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 27, 2016, 06:28:38 PM
Yes, it's the Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, mostly used as a float recon plane towards the end of the war, but delivered in a land configuration to units using it most of the time, as can be seen here in my pic. But I guess the plane you uploaded in your 2nd post is a different one. Anyway, the baton is yours, tooslow.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 27, 2016, 08:09:53 PM
It looks like the French Bloch 152 ... but it is less developed, with very small wheels and a smooth bonnet ...
Salute to storebror! :D
 i have more "corn cob"

(https://s22.postimg.cc/keoqhrigx/choclo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ontgjxlq5/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 27, 2016, 09:16:58 PM
You are close as it is French, but this is no Bloch.   
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 28, 2016, 07:41:39 AM
Rousseau R-30?  French light fighter prototype, don't think there was any production
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 28, 2016, 11:57:45 AM
By the air intake in the chin I thought it was a bloch 150, then see the wheels and I thought it was some variant of the Morane Saulnier 405 with radial engine.
When see the photos of those planes I realized that this is much smaller.

I arrived at a forum of the "prototype Armée del'Air Française" and I found it.

Is a Roussel R-30 a small light fighter designed and built by the brother  of the designer  of  Bloch 150, although this design measures and weighs half. (That's why the resemblance)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/6vj0eek8x/roussel_R30.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4qyndbim5/)

Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 7.72 m (25 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 10 m2 (110 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,030 kg (2,271 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,768 kg (3,898 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Gnome-Rhône 14M-7 14-cyl air-cooled radial piston engine, 510 kW (690 hp)
Maximum speed: 520 km/h (323 mph; 281 kn) at 5,800 m (19,000 ft)
Range: 1,200 km (746 mi; 648 nmi)
Endurance: 2 hours
Rate of climb: 19 m/s (3,700 ft/min)
Guns: 2x 20 mm (0.787 in) Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon


Although Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the parents of the illustration, I doubt that he would have designed an airplane.

But without a doubt the point is for mexchiwa. :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 28, 2016, 06:47:40 PM
You are both right Locopiston and mexchiwa,  it is a Roussel 30!

Locopiston thanks for the additional information in the three view with information that would be useful for a modeler.  The information I had on this fighter was from William Green's "War Planes of The Second World War" - Fighters Volume One (of four) the 1963 edition. 

Below are the two pages from the book on the Roussel 30:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/k3916x.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/k2ckzo.jpg)


I would appreciate any link (or links) either of you found useful regarding this aircraft.  I plan like to put together a "formal" request for this plane to be developed for IL2.  I've always been fascinated by the few very small light weight fighters developed in the 1935 to 1945 time period.   This one in particular looks like it could have been developed into a production type in another year (time which France didn't have).   

Thanks in advance ...tooslow

P.S. It looks like the baton is being passed to mexchiwa!!







Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 28, 2016, 08:03:43 PM
I add some fonts in several languages. o_O

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roussel_R-30

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/EwingBill/12198.htm

http://www.fliegerweb.com/de/lexicon/Geschichte/Roussel+R.30-386

http://www.forosegundaguerra.com/viewtopic.php?t=13480#p187680

There are references to the Caudron C-714 C1 that is modded here
The last one is where I found it ... there are other very strange French little fighters. ;D




Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on November 29, 2016, 07:30:47 AM
I don't have anything good - open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 29, 2016, 08:45:54 AM
In that case:
Good luck with guessing 8)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/43ig584i9/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 29, 2016, 09:01:40 AM
@tooslow

http://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/42933/Roussel-30

It's in Czech, but Google Translate will help you out  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 29, 2016, 09:23:07 AM
Looks like a me 163 komet, but with tail and negative arrow wings ...


(https://s12.postimg.cc/hb1h6xxod/me_163.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k54mkdzuh/)


I'll have to keep looking, but I think I'll put the previous line in google translate and try with cyrillic characters  ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 29, 2016, 10:04:46 AM
What about the Tsybin LL-3? At least the undercarriage and the hangar look similar  ;D

(https://s15.postimg.cc/sgv1qynvf/tsybin_ll_3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b3krc3sk7/)

http://testpilot.ru/russia/tsybin/ts/1/ts1_e.htm
http://xplanes.free.fr/florov/afr-8.html
http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft22029.htm

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 29, 2016, 11:19:44 AM
You nailed it sniperton, congratulations!
Your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 29, 2016, 02:43:41 PM
Given the markings, it won't be that hard to guess this one.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/40dkpsf73/quest16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4d4yvyxgr/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 29, 2016, 03:45:51 PM
Looks like a Swiss Il2 ... must shoot toblerones :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on November 29, 2016, 05:04:10 PM
That is an EKW C-3603.

It was a Swiss multi-purpose combat aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s, built by the Eidgenoessische Konstruktionswerkstaette. It was a single-engined monoplane with a crew of two. It entered service in 1942, and despite being obsolete, remained in front line use until the early 1950s, and as a target tug until 1987.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on November 29, 2016, 07:21:31 PM
I regret that i will not have sufficient time tomorrow to post a new plane. Therefore, I will preempt that by posting now.

 
(https://s12.postimg.cc/k6plaj4el/quest.png)

good luck
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on November 29, 2016, 07:22:35 PM
please do not cheat by using the website listed on the image. i want this to be fair.

thank you
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 29, 2016, 07:47:35 PM
Locopiston thank you for the links, they will be helpful. 

Do you have the link for the three view you posted in reply 973, I can't find it.  I'd like to include it in my request for the Roussel 30.

Thanks ... tooslow
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 29, 2016, 11:04:50 PM
I had forgotten this :-[

http://aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_exp_a/_france/roussel%20r-30/

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on November 29, 2016, 11:18:25 PM

(https://s11.postimg.cc/j99ir5cpv/perro_cola1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7wwx9d40v/)

I think I found it in this same thread! :D

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47916.msg576957.html#msg576957

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 29, 2016, 11:29:12 PM
Close loco, but this one is a girls plane ;)
(https://s21.postimg.cc/4dp7kri47/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on November 30, 2016, 10:15:24 AM
A plane for industrious girls:
(https://s18.postimg.cc/pqo5h9kt5/Ryan_Factory.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wh4mqp7yt/)
(https://s12.postimg.cc/g8xxc1bnx/kinner_R55_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/472jhw2fd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on November 30, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
Is anyone going to guess?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tooslow on November 30, 2016, 08:43:46 PM
Locopiston,

Thanks for the additional link, it's just what I needed.

Appreciate the help ... tooslow
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 01, 2016, 10:44:55 AM
If noone else wants to guess, I'll do. It's a Ryan PT-22 Recruit, a US trainer aircraft which was produced in large quantities, with several airworthy examples still flying today.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 01, 2016, 10:53:51 AM
sniperton we're still at this one:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/k6plaj4el/quest.png)

I've posted that PT-22 only to give an example for a girl's plane (as a broad hint).

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 01, 2016, 12:18:53 PM
not is a DH.88 comert?
 :-|
I put the photo of the dog that bites its tail because the same plane was previously posted on this thread
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on December 01, 2016, 12:19:37 PM
This one was not.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 01, 2016, 12:20:06 PM
I too believed that it has already been resolved  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on December 01, 2016, 12:59:17 PM
No, the french one and the british one were done already. this one is a completely different airplane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 02, 2016, 01:24:36 AM
Hi all,

I think it's a Grigorovich DG-55 also known as E-2 Kometa... This one gave me headaches  :)

It's referred as a "girl plane" because eight female student designers worked on the model.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 02, 2016, 04:54:31 AM
Congrats Alexandre! The fullest info I could find (with several pics and further references):

https://www.ecured.cu/Grigorovich_E-2
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 02, 2016, 05:50:02 AM
Thanks for the link to this site, the one I've found wasn't as detailed as this one. There is a nice pic with three of the girls.

And obviously, someone had guessed well before me  ;)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 02, 2016, 06:02:28 AM
someone had guessed well before me  ;)
If that's aimed at me: I cheated!
It's your turn, you deserved it :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 03, 2016, 04:04:35 AM
Ok then, let's try with this one... I wanted to post something else but I was dumb enough to write it in the chat line ( I wanted to check if it was asked there before  :D)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5715/31244750122_e2c2a0191f_h.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on December 03, 2016, 10:58:28 AM
Ambrosini SAI.207 light fighter.

I forfeit my turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 03, 2016, 02:11:58 PM
Man, that was fast, and couldn't be more precise, congrats  :)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on December 04, 2016, 06:34:16 PM
Actually i was researching these not that long ago, also the related SAI.403 and the post-war experimental jets based on them. So i guess i was lucky that you posted this pic.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 06, 2016, 08:15:32 AM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/cv35tjnjt/desfibrilador.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uxw8krjed/)

It seems that this thread has died again ...
Let's relive it again!


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 06, 2016, 08:16:39 AM

Guess this one!


(https://s15.postimg.cc/3rxvopvzv/guess17.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6m1125y5z/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on December 06, 2016, 08:38:58 AM
XB-38
Or as I call it, the P-17/B-40 :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 06, 2016, 09:13:02 AM
good!
Only one built. faster but lower than common B17
It did not make sense, since the alison were most required and useful on the fighters.

you turn Ghost!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on December 07, 2016, 04:16:19 AM
Only one built, but only until someone makes it in IL-2! 8) (I don't remember if there is one or not, but I digress).

(http://i.imgur.com/mHaKqCs.png)

WIP teaser. Easy. Guess and let's get rolling.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 07, 2016, 05:26:37 AM
F-35?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BlackAce7727 on December 07, 2016, 05:40:38 AM
Ghost, is that a proper T-6 Harvard 3d model?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on December 07, 2016, 06:20:14 AM
You sure as hell bet your ass it is. Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 09, 2016, 10:46:18 PM
Still trying to keep this thread alive. :(

(https://s24.postimg.cc/4ul6i491h/jeringuilla.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fu6dtpzgh/)

Please have a plane in mind for the trivia before guess...  when you success is confirm, post immediately! o_O

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 09, 2016, 10:48:39 PM
guess this!

(https://s28.postimg.cc/6vki4mjwd/guess8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/661ps9jcp/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 10, 2016, 12:52:02 AM
Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke, too easy ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BlackAce7727 on December 10, 2016, 05:22:47 AM
Sometimes I hate working. Heres my shot!



(https://s18.postimg.cc/8xg2qa6zt/No_cheating_here.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x16uekpgl/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on December 10, 2016, 08:30:46 AM
Easy, that's a early Austrian F-35 fitted with rudimentary "pixelation" stealth  technology ...

..........aka  Hansa Brandenburg D1    :D :D :D :D

One for our American members.....


(https://s23.postimg.cc/i0bftvhcr/uav_1_kettering.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z0uc2judz/)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 10, 2016, 11:30:24 AM
When you click on the image it says "uav-1-kettering" so let me guess... it's a Kettering "Bug" UAV?
Either case, you're a bit fast on the trigger, BA didn't confirm your guess yet.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 10, 2016, 12:49:38 PM
This thread goes from being dead to going very fast!! :D

yes storebror is a Fw 187! i have one of this bird´s son, for next times.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on December 10, 2016, 01:26:20 PM
Apologies....you go next,,,,,, I'm drunk  :-[

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 11, 2016, 01:56:19 AM
Something easy for the time being:
(https://s24.postimg.cc/z4onk7rol/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Uberammergau on December 11, 2016, 02:27:33 AM
Bf-109 V31
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 11, 2016, 02:40:46 AM
Depending on sources, some call it Me 209 V-3 but 109 V31 is fine as well, your turn! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Uberammergau on December 11, 2016, 02:56:41 AM
This is one I always wanted to post.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/o2i5npwtr/Guess_Uberammergau.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 11, 2016, 01:24:18 PM
Captured Renard R.37 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Uberammergau on December 11, 2016, 01:53:28 PM
Indeed, flown back to Germany on it maiden flight ( The Germans didn't kwow..)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on December 12, 2016, 07:42:46 AM
Indeed, flown back to Germany on it maiden flight ( The Germans didn't kwow..)

On its maiden flight?
WOW! Thats interesting.   8)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 12, 2016, 08:16:49 AM
And it appears they had to seek help in order to start the engine. I also read that it was her first and last flight, and even that she was eventually crashed on her first landing... If someone have solid facts about that one...

Meanwhile, take a look at this one

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5594/31599446565_7a4775da6b_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 12, 2016, 11:05:37 AM
I could not find it .. but found this
(https://s23.postimg.cc/lwv8r6vsb/Arsenal_VG_90_copia.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v4nh7w2uf/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 12, 2016, 11:50:25 AM
It's nearly the same as the quest plane, just two development steps further.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 12, 2016, 03:58:06 PM
is the Arsenal Vg70... i post the VG90
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 14, 2016, 02:32:41 AM
Sorry for the delay but yes you're right locopiston (and Mike too  ;))

The VG 70 was powered by a jumo 004, it was planned to re-engine it with a Rolls Royce Derwent under the designiation VG 80 but it was cancelled in favor of the VG 90 that you posted.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 14, 2016, 02:30:44 PM
Salute!

great to know about these super clean designs

try with this!

(https://s27.postimg.cc/rr8hn3pw3/Guess3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3nhpyt7f3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 14, 2016, 10:42:26 PM
The famous Bugatti 100P.
The original one never flew, and this replicata did so only 3 times until it crashed, killing it's pilot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZdrvgV4qE

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 15, 2016, 12:32:29 AM
Good!

is the 110P! the figther version prototype

(https://s29.postimg.cc/6kzule153/bugatti_wallpaper1280_Large.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/801fa4283/)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/hluzqetdz/bugatti_110p_general_arrangment.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uq0k33lfn/)

you turn storebror!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 15, 2016, 01:44:47 AM
Well the suitability of that plane as a fighter is questionable to say the least... nevertheless, an interesting plane, nice choice loco!

Guess this one:
(https://s28.postimg.cc/i2ug1kcjh/quest2.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 15, 2016, 04:12:30 PM
This little one is really hard.

I think, by its lines that is some French prototype of mini figther ... Sud est or SNCASE.  But I can not find it.

On the other hand I think it is the lovely German mouse  winged
(https://s24.postimg.cc/cjroaozat/83943_messerschmitt_kr_175_b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9cx4r2eup/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 15, 2016, 10:57:51 PM
This little one is really hard.
That was the intention ;)

Time for some hints:
It's neither french nor german, but "prototype" fits in that WW2 stopped further development and production of this little trainer aircraft and only two could be produced.
The picture shows aircraft no.1 at Paris Air Show in 1938, with retouched background (not retouched by me, but by the manufacturer).
Last but not least, this is the engine:
(https://s23.postimg.cc/i02x8d35n/engine.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 16, 2016, 04:30:10 AM
Without the hint it was too hard. With the hint it was too easy. PWS-33, right?


(https://s28.postimg.cc/ihekg4unx/pws33_2.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/751yyclyx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 16, 2016, 05:57:42 AM
Spot on sniperton, my regards.
Your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 16, 2016, 07:30:40 AM
Dunno whether we had this:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/4kv4l2rvf/quest17.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/euxjkbhqv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 16, 2016, 07:37:32 AM
I don't think we had it before, but that's a Breda Ba.27 - the poor man's peashooter :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 16, 2016, 10:54:36 AM
I hoped it would take a bit longer due to the Chinese emblem   :(
Anyway, well done, your turn  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 16, 2016, 11:42:58 AM
Sorry but that's been one of my favourite eras of aeronautics.
This is the other one: Early jet development.

Guess this one:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/5qjtzwptf/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 16, 2016, 11:48:23 AM
Looks like a Krampus with the tail of a B-17  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 16, 2016, 12:07:43 PM
Hint?
It's not an F-35 :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on December 16, 2016, 12:10:32 PM
Hint?
It's not an F-35 :P

I got it, I'm certain about it.. It's an F-35! 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 16, 2016, 03:31:10 PM
"Pre-prototype" of the SNCASO 4000 Vautour (second one, SO-M2, F-WFDR) ?

Regards

Edit : the real hint was that only a french mechanic could have stabilized that kind of plane with a trolley...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 16, 2016, 06:45:32 PM
I was sure it was French. Funny that nations really have a 'style'. For me it was the low position of the horizontal stabilizer which was telling. Though I haven't researched it as alexandre has done. :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 17, 2016, 12:03:10 AM
alexandre is absolutely right, it's the Sud-Ouest (precisely: SNCASO) SO-M.2 scale model test aircraft for the SO.4000 experimental jet bomber.
There's been another unpowered glider scale testbed called "M.1" before which, interestingly, had been launched from the top of the only ever built and flown Heinkel He 274 4-engine high altitude bomber project aircraft derived from the He 177.
This is the M.1 mounted on the He 274:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/50p6ymy2r/som1.jpg)

And this is the final project, the SO.4000 "Vautour I":
(https://s27.postimg.cc/tsot5vf9f/so4000.jpg)
Wikipedia about it for thouse who are interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCASO_SO.4000
And another good page about it, but in russian: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/xplane/so4000.html

Your turn alexandre! 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 17, 2016, 11:44:08 AM
Thanks for the additional infos, really enjoying that thread for that.

An easy prey now, but worth being here maybe.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/475/30894132603_500672a0d2_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 19, 2016, 07:18:49 AM
I feel like having a Déjà vu, in this particular case it seems like I've raised the very same quest almost exactly 3 years ago:
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,13294.msg425167.html#msg425167

That said, it's the SNECMA C.450 Coléoptère :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 19, 2016, 09:35:19 AM
Damn, I should get a forfeit for that  :-[

I checked the type before in the custom search with no result... But not well enough it seems  :-|

My bad, and your turn then

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 22, 2016, 01:02:18 AM
No problem alexandre.
Since I know you love to be challanged, how about this one?

(https://s27.postimg.cc/mnheqmuer/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on December 22, 2016, 08:52:44 AM
BP 111?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 22, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
Great, absolutely right!
Your turn :-)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 22, 2016, 09:21:24 AM
Well done, I was lost between the Durandal and some early Convair design  :-X

That one was challenging indeed, nice pick.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on December 22, 2016, 05:48:35 PM
I was thinking Durandal, too, but the tail gave it away. Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 22, 2016, 10:43:55 PM
Open house
This should be fairly easy, albeit I must admit it's shopped:
(https://s24.postimg.cc/aow9u3ts5/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 22, 2016, 11:18:39 PM
Swiss aircraft EFW N-20 Aiguillon... am I right ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 23, 2016, 06:34:47 AM
You are damn close but it's not the Aiguillon.
The bird in question has just 60% the size of the Aiguillon.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on December 23, 2016, 07:10:58 AM
I guess it's a typical 'kill stealing' what I do now  :-[

http://www.tailsthroughtime.com/2015/03/the-n-20-program-switzerlands-first.html

(https://s24.postimg.cc/ta5140cx1/N20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dbwbdviox/)


(https://s30.postimg.cc/8j9yqz6tt/n20b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mcybg0zf1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 23, 2016, 07:29:13 AM
I guess it's a typical 'kill stealing' what I do now
Not yet. So far it's just a link and two pictures ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 23, 2016, 11:38:14 AM
My mistake ! I thought first to EFW N-20.02 Arbalète, and came after on Aiguillon... so : EFW N-20.02 Arbalète !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 23, 2016, 12:24:29 PM
Now you're absolutely right Gaston :)
Your turn!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 23, 2016, 04:37:24 PM
Thanks, Mike ! The Arbalète and Aiguillon are quite qell known here, in Switzerland ! And I must confess they had interesting design, quite advanced for their time !

OK.

What next ?


(https://s24.postimg.cc/m7ormn7s5/Quiquizz5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/io2twu529/)

What plane is this ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 23, 2016, 11:37:36 PM
The Arbalète and Aiguillon are quite qell known here, in Switzerland ! And I must confess they had interesting design, quite advanced for their time !
Too advanced, that was the issue ;)

What plane is this ?
An extremely ugly one 8)
Looks like someone merged the cockpit of a 109 with the fuselage of a Morane, put an old BMW VI engine in front and attached wings from unknown source.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 24, 2016, 03:26:21 AM
Pilatus P2-03 or 04 (I would say 04 because of the antenna mast) ?

Regards

Et vive la Suisse libre  ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 24, 2016, 03:37:40 AM
Ah, now that you say so.
The cylinder exhaust order gives away that's an Hispano Suiza 12M type engine.
P2-04, indeed it seems to be that one.
Seems to be this picture, but Gaston used a mirrored version of the front:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/vlydh97qr/Photo_pilatus_056.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 24, 2016, 05:56:24 AM
That is it, guys ! I took same picture, resized it and mirrored it...

P2-04. Seems Alex had it first.

P-2 was interesting plane, still flying today. Used Bf-109 undercarriage.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 24, 2016, 08:05:26 AM
Hi all,

due to Christmas Eve I won't be able to post something before monday I think (sunday evening at best, GMT). So if you guys have anything on hand feel free to jump in.

Merry Christmas

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 24, 2016, 08:18:51 AM
if you guys have anything on hand feel free to jump in.
An easy one for the xmas days:
(https://s28.postimg.cc/h6a4g4819/quest.jpg)

Merry X-Mas!
Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 25, 2016, 04:02:38 AM
British ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 25, 2016, 05:42:16 AM
I'd love to be, but yes, the plane is, definitely 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on December 25, 2016, 02:49:05 PM
Short SB.5 ?

If I'm right, let's call it an open house, because I won't be around for some days.

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas.

Regards

Edit: the hint was very helpfull  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 26, 2016, 12:40:28 AM
Absolutely right Alex, congratulations.
If someone else has a quest, just step in, otherwise you guys can guess this one:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/cgie3wbib/quest.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 26, 2016, 05:24:45 AM
Mmmmmmh... already saw this... British, again, right ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 26, 2016, 06:47:02 AM
Can't help but I love British planes  :D
Yes, very British.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on December 26, 2016, 09:18:52 AM
It's Blackburn, after the Firebrand, but I can't remember what it is.  Did it use Firebrand parts?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 26, 2016, 09:33:34 AM
It's Blackburn, after the Firebrand
Yes that's right.

Did it use Firebrand parts?
That was the plan, but it turned out to be a complete redesign.
Hard to tell whether or not parts of the Firebrand could be used without modification.
Maybe the makeup mirror could.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 28, 2016, 02:03:04 PM
Think i have a shared kill.

i put in google: Blackburn gull wing an it appears.

(https://s28.postimg.cc/4b9atfxvx/Blackburn_Firecrest.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/qn73mtwzt/)

is the Blackburn Firecrest!

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?314

have a nice origami wing fold!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 28, 2016, 02:14:57 PM
Absolutely right locopiston, congratulations  :)
Your turn  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 28, 2016, 02:25:55 PM
try this rare german bird:


(https://s24.postimg.cc/p2pw0ln11/guess9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6zwt9dr69/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 29, 2016, 12:44:31 AM
I think it's from the same manufacturer like this one:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/g29ouv6qb/15622545_1365445543487186_3749467327505391074_n.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on December 29, 2016, 08:43:24 AM
Oh yeah, I was waiting for this one to come up...

No effin' clue

Kitbash He-219/280 hoax? 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 29, 2016, 11:20:38 AM
Not is  the he-219 Uhu. Neither is He-280.

But in that same course there are many clues.

It can be an intelligence Hoax

It can be like Santa Claus.

It can have the DB604 engine

But the plane certain has a manufacturer's number and name.

(https://s27.postimg.cc/6cy8xtkzn/gues604.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/48dvwqjcv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 29, 2016, 12:31:14 PM
It's just a hoax, nothing less, nothing more.
That "He-279 Spirale" thing is just a bold allegation raised by someone on the internet who disappeared as quickly thereafter as he raised that hoax.
Nice Photoshop work though.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 29, 2016, 01:07:19 PM
yes it is!

you turn Storebror!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 29, 2016, 01:08:41 PM
Open round gentlemen :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 29, 2016, 04:46:12 PM
Open round ?

OK.

(https://s30.postimg.cc/yzyghnttd/Quiquizz6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uqtqfhqjx/)

In what plane are we sitting here ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on December 29, 2016, 04:57:02 PM
Is it Russian?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on December 29, 2016, 08:40:38 PM
the image have an horizontal flip?!?!?!?

trim an acelerator at rigth???
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on December 29, 2016, 09:13:45 PM


It´s a prototype of the  Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II" cockpit, for sure  8)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on December 30, 2016, 02:56:28 AM
It is Russian. Early prototype of F-35, which is a horrible copy of Russian plane, as everybody knows ! Naaaaa, I am joking. It is just Russian.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 01, 2017, 09:55:58 AM
Polikarpov I-16 ?

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on January 01, 2017, 11:55:36 AM
Right, Alex !

(https://s29.postimg.cc/6j7egj3jr/I_16_cockpit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4reflmk6r/)

Your turn !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: whistler on January 01, 2017, 12:28:56 PM
"POLI 45"... It required 45 turns to operate the gear... Must we use 45 keystrokes in the sim?... lol  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 02, 2017, 08:51:36 AM
It required 45 turns to operate the gear
Certainly not a good thing to be jumped on landing or take-off...

Happy hunting with this bird :

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/257/32014079716_81fae14377_z.jpg)

And a bonus one, related to the previous quest  ;)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/611/31212332314_1730e28184.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 02, 2017, 10:44:16 AM
"The Latécoère 299A that served as an engine testbed for the Arsenal VB 10. The 229A was powered by two 860 hp (641 kW) Hispano-Suiza 12Y V-12 engines, same as the VB 10-01 prototype. Note the front propeller is not turning and the German markings."

https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=32859.0


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 03, 2017, 03:57:42 AM
Yep, spot on, Sniperton.

The bonus is a french singer called Herbert Léonard, not so well known for writing also well documented books dealing with soviet planes (the I-16 in particular)  :)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 03, 2017, 06:25:30 AM
In other words, he's a respected specialist author who is also known for singing  8)

This one should be fairly easy:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/6f45zcsuz/quest18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hrgrh51jr/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 03, 2017, 06:36:17 AM
That's definitely something for our newbies to solve ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 03, 2017, 09:51:48 AM
This one should be fairly easy:

That's definitely something for our newbies to solve ;)

I am that newbie!  :P :P :P
Yes it was easy like Storebror alluded to!

This is a Curtiss XF14C-2 prototype, to fulfill a request by the US Navy for a better performance carrier fighter. It was a unusual design to say the least, with contra-rotating props and a liquid cooled engine. The Navy had previously required radial air cooled engines on all its aircraft.

It was eventually cancelled due to disappointing performance, limited availability of its engine, and simply the lack of need as the war drew to a close.

(https://s24.postimg.cc/ujzhszf9h/23_53n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k9x2tqpdt/)

(https://s23.postimg.cc/67bu80mbf/6a00d8341ca54753ef00e54f2ede328834_800wi.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qepa0bjsn/)

I was sure from first seeing it that it was an American prototype, and I had an good clue it looked like a Curtiss or Grumman, so I knew where to look! The longer outboard cannons gave it away.

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_XF14C (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_XF14C)
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3970.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3970.0)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 03, 2017, 10:42:43 AM
Excellent, your turn, Captain!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 03, 2017, 11:08:57 AM
Try this one.  :P

(https://s27.postimg.cc/srqq73h83/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gd3y6rppr/)

Yes this is a real plane. Maybe a hard one? We'll see...  :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 03, 2017, 11:15:07 AM
Caproni-Stipa, experiment with a ducted fan propulsion. The whole fuselage is a hollow tube with the propeller inside it.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 03, 2017, 11:17:21 AM
Believe or not, it did fly. Utterly amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ0ZQesixms
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 03, 2017, 11:23:50 AM
OK then, what's this?

(https://images-03.delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/000/215/836/176_001.jpg)

(it is related to a plane posted not long ago here)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 03, 2017, 12:06:25 PM
Caproni-Stipa, experiment with a ducted fan propulsion. The whole fuselage is a hollow tube with the propeller inside it.

Yes, you were correct!  ;)

As for this one:
OK then, what's this?

(https://images-03.delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/000/215/836/176_001.jpg)

(it is related to a plane posted not long ago here)

It is a AERFER Ariete, a Italian twin-turbojet prototype.

(https://s27.postimg.cc/6njs1zvz7/052.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4izf0wucf/)


http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1504 (http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1504)

Quote
The AERFER Ariete swept-wing jet fighter was given additional boost power through a second, lower-thrust turbojet buried in its fuselage.

Interesting.  :)  Looks like a cool plane to fly!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 03, 2017, 12:26:49 PM
Open round chaps! Someone else can post I don't have time now.  :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 03, 2017, 01:03:06 PM
Yes, Aerfer Ariete is the correct answer.

The plane is a distant relative of Ambrosini SAI.207 posted earlier in this thread. The first stage in its development was fitting a jet engine onto a SAI.7 airframe (which, itself, was a two-seat trainer developed from SAI.207 via its improved variant SAI.403). The resulting Ambrosini Sagittario was then further developed, and end of the line was the Aerfer Ariete.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 04, 2017, 09:40:30 AM
Open round chaps!

 :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on January 04, 2017, 11:49:10 AM
one easy

(https://s28.postimg.cc/r0nrr11p9/guess12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/thziyalll/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 04, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
one easy
Easy but niiiiiice!
Good choice :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on January 05, 2017, 01:42:23 PM
one hint:

Would be the ideal airplane to celebrate gay pride of the aeronautics industry

(https://s23.postimg.cc/m7xnhijdn/qq_rb8r.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/xka8zas2f/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 05, 2017, 03:53:55 PM
A pride celebration with only two participants would be a bit of overdoing  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 05, 2017, 10:47:14 PM
I think our members are busy with getting above the turn of the year and getting up to date with BAT.
Let's bear with them and wait for others to chip in ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on January 05, 2017, 11:05:15 PM
An F-35?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 05, 2017, 11:22:10 PM
Which submodel?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 07, 2017, 11:47:39 AM
Republic XF-12 (or XR-12) Rainbow (of course...) ?

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on January 07, 2017, 02:21:57 PM
yes!

you nailed alexandre!

is an xf-12 rainbow the bigest piston recon plane with 4 radial double wasp corn cob engine + supercharger.

you turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 08, 2017, 02:50:51 PM
Not too much inspired but time goes by so here we go...

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/440/31384084653_c340bd4f66_z.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on January 09, 2017, 09:02:23 AM
That is a Yakovlev UT-2
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on January 09, 2017, 09:13:07 AM
Ryan recruit captured by the Hungarians?

good to know how them captured it from L.A.

LOL

(https://s28.postimg.cc/kcsbaqf0d/Ryan_PT_22_Recruit_N46502_OTT_2013_03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7le548589/)

P51 wins for a second...

is a yakolev UT-2 by the Hungrians


(https://s30.postimg.cc/495mz6f3l/captured_Yacolev_UT2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j5466rqi5/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on January 09, 2017, 09:19:45 AM
Try your hand at this one.



(https://s28.postimg.cc/5pwsaoskd/Quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 09, 2017, 01:19:32 PM
Yes, congrats to both of you.

A newly built UT-2 is flying since last october. It differs a little from a genuine UT-2 (new engine, compressed air circuit, brakes...), and hence officialy received the UT-2B deignation.

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/704/31839309580_1b8c4085d6_z.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 09, 2017, 01:30:09 PM
And well, maybe a Curtiss XP-60C ?

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on January 10, 2017, 04:20:31 AM
Close, but not quite.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 10, 2017, 06:17:37 AM
 Then maybe XP-60C/E or even Model 95C, other than that I don't see...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on January 10, 2017, 06:48:26 AM
You're sooooo close!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: bomberkiller on January 10, 2017, 07:34:38 AM
Curtiss XP-62
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on January 10, 2017, 11:17:33 AM
That is correct BK! Your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: bomberkiller on January 10, 2017, 11:32:25 AM
:))

no, it's your turn!  ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 10, 2017, 12:15:36 PM
If this is a free-for-all, i have a good one:

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AI/AI77-12/29-1.jpg)

What can you tell me about this bird? :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 10, 2017, 01:04:48 PM
Hi all,

Don't want to start an argument or something but I have some doubt about the XP-62...

I'm far from being an expert so again, nothing rude here just to find an answer. My guess is backed by a few things : shape of the tail and the gear covers, and the serial number that we can notice (XP-60C was 279424). So I'm still wondering...

Here a picture labeled as a XP-62

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/701/31858362530_fb778cc704.jpg)

What do you think ?

Whatever arises let's keep going on with Radoye's quest

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 10, 2017, 10:54:27 PM
Agreed alex, there's no doubt this cannot be an XP-62, if any other differentiation fails: Compare the gear covers.
It's XP-60C S/N 42-79424, period.

And Radoye's plane is one of the fascinating testbeds. I love them.
In particular the depicted plane is a Folland FO.108 (also known as Folland 43/37 according to the Air Ministry Specification also known as Folland Frightful or Folland Frightener (the latter was used when nearly half of the planes crashed during test flights)).
The plane was used as an engine testbed for the british aircraft industry in WW2, supporting engines with an output range up to 3000hp.
12 airframes have been built, the one shown here is P1775 equipped with a Bristol Hercules VIII with a power of 1550hp.
It was planned to be a testbed for the Bristol Hercules III high altitude engine planned to power the Vickers Wellington Mk.V, this engine was developed into the Bristol Hercules VIII and was later cancelled completely. P1775 then was allegedly converted to a Bristol Centaurus and test-flown with that engine between August 1943 and July 1944, but this is undocumented.
The next known fact about it is that it has crashed on 18 September 1944 and got disbanded three days later, therefore it has been scrapped.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 11, 2017, 05:24:39 AM
In particular...

And, of course, this is absolutely correct! I didn't expect any less, i must admit that when i chose the Fo,108 i was thinking of you and your afinity towards rare British birds! :)

Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 11, 2017, 07:04:30 AM
Not sure whether we had this one already, but anyway, let's give it a try:

(https://s24.postimg.cc/fkecypkb9/quest_2017_01_11.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on January 11, 2017, 07:21:26 AM
Sussed it....It,s an early version of a Mk 1 SpaceX re-usable booster...

No doubt designed by an ancestor of Elon Musk  @1950.. :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on January 11, 2017, 09:20:04 AM
Remember saying this in old TV documentary... isn't it French ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 11, 2017, 10:00:01 AM
isn't it French ?
Sure it is, looks like a frog on steroids 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on January 11, 2017, 12:36:48 PM
you could NOT pay me to strap in atop that thing......
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 11, 2017, 02:00:19 PM
Snecma Atar volant C400 P2 ? (;))

Basically a jet engine with an open cockpit at the top of it... And it even flew  :o

Regards


Edit (could not resist) :

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/642/32215709626_1c398c2a7f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 11, 2017, 02:15:57 PM
Well, at least there is a railing unlike on the Death Star...

 ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 11, 2017, 11:14:11 PM
Snecma Atar volant C400 P2 ?
Spot on, your turn :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on January 12, 2017, 05:37:24 AM
AAAAAHAHAHAHHA!
 It´s a sofa with a rocket under it !  :D  That is one CRAAAZY invention.

I think those guys might have found the secret WW2 Blueprints of the Heinkel "Lerche" and wanted
to build their own version.
This is fascinating. I never knew about this invention, and it flew!
(http://jpcolliat.free.fr/xfv1/c450-1/c400_03.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 12, 2017, 11:00:47 AM
Something a little different this time

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/345/31893100900_ec2e29d93b_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 12, 2017, 11:04:42 AM
An F-35 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 12, 2017, 12:21:03 PM
Not quite  :) but that plane was not far from being considered as a waste of money too...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on January 12, 2017, 01:45:30 PM
Gotta be a Republic Seabee - postwar sales didn't quite live up to expectations
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 12, 2017, 02:29:53 PM
That's right Mexchiwa, congratulations  :)

Some are still flying today (even operated by charter companies) and are well sought after...

It was also popular in movies due to its unique look, there is a website listing all its appearance, it's called "republic seabee in movies" (of course) and it's worth a visit http://www.seabee.info/seabee_movies.htm (http://www.seabee.info/seabee_movies.htm)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on January 13, 2017, 09:22:02 AM
Open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dataman on January 13, 2017, 10:01:02 AM
Since it's open house, I'll contribute.
(http://i.imgur.com/KG35G8q.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on January 13, 2017, 10:33:11 AM
Deutsches Museum, Munich (neat airport, not in the center), am I right ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dataman on January 13, 2017, 10:56:58 AM
Deutsches Museum, Munich (neat airport, not in the center), am I right ?
I think so, not sure. Not my pic.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: singüe on January 13, 2017, 01:41:56 PM
It could have been the first spanish jet fighter, but...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on January 13, 2017, 03:09:23 PM
Nope... Egypt ! Willy's work !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on January 14, 2017, 03:30:10 AM
Ha 300
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on January 15, 2017, 06:59:45 AM

Benno is correct. It is the Helwan HA-300.
It was designed by the famous German aircraft designer Willy Messerschmidt and developed in Egypt during the 1960s.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 24, 2017, 04:00:12 AM
Stalled again?
Let's go on, what's this:

(https://s28.postimg.cc/lpz1ufbm5/quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 24, 2017, 06:42:40 AM
Mig KSK ? Manned version of the cruise missile KS-1 Kometa ?

That one is pretty obscure to say the least, I'm not even sure of its exact designation! Any additional infos will be welcome.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 24, 2017, 07:00:18 AM
Absolutely correct Alexandre, congratulations, your turn!

Since you've asked for background information, here it is.
The KS-1/KSK manned "Kometa" was a side product of the guidance test platform "MiG-9L / FK", closing the gap between that guidance testbed and the final unmanned "Kometa".

From "Soviet X-Planes", Yefim Gordon & Bill Gunston, published in 2000 by Midland Publishing, ISBN 1 85780 099 0
Quote
MIG-9L, FK
Purpose: To test the guidance system of a cruise missile.
Design Bureau: OKB-155 of AI Mikoyan.
In late 1947 the Kremlin ordered the development of a large cruise missile which could be launched (primarily against ships) from the Tu-4. Because of the importance of this project it was assigned to a joint team formed by OKB No 155 (MiG) and a new semi-political group called SB-1 (Special Bureau Nol). The OKB assigned one of the founders, M I Gurevich, as titular head, but the Chief Designer was A Ya Bereznyak who has figured previously on page 29 of this book. Head of SB-1 was S L Beria, son of the formidable Politburo member who in 1953 succeeded Stalin. In fact, SB-1 faded from the scene, as it had little to contribute, though it did have P N Kusenko as Chief Designer. Under intense pressure a swept-wing turbojet-engined missile was created, which later went into production as the KS-1 Komet. In early 1949 its guidance system was tested in an Li-2 (Soviet derivative of the DC-3), and later in that year a more representative system was tested in the FK (also called MiG-9L, Laboratoriya). This was too large to be carried aloft by a Tu-4, so it formated with the Tu-4 parent aircraft and thence simulated the missile on its flight to the target. Subsequently this aircraft was used to test different cruise-missile guidance systems, assisted by the K-l, a manned version of the KS-1 missile.
Aircraft FK was a modified MiG-9 twin-jet fighter, the first type of turbojet aircraft to fly in the Soviet Union. Features included a straight-tapered wing of laminar profile of 9% thickness with large slotted flaps and Frise ailerons, a pressurized cockpit ahead of the wing, a ground-adjustable tailplane mounted part-way up the fin, a nosewheel retracting forwards and main landing gears retracting outwards, and a nose inlet feeding air to two RD-20 turbojets (Soviet copies of the German BMW 003A, each rated at 800kg, l,7641b, thrust) mounted under the wing with jet nozzles under the trailing edge. The final production series had an ejection-seat, and the FK was from this batch. The heavy nose armament of three NS-23K guns and all armour were removed, and the fuselage was extended by splicing in an extra section accommodating an unpressurized rear cockpit with a side-hinged canopy for the guidance-system operator. As in the Komet, the missile's radar dish antenna was mounted above the nose, and a receiver antenna was mounted on the leading edge of each wing. Above the fin was a streamlined container housing the aft-facing transmitter and receiver antennas for the radio-command guidance from the parent aircraft after launch. Once the autopilot had set the correct course the nose radar homed on the parent's radar signals reflected back from the target. Nearer the target the missile's own radar became active, steering by signals received by the leading-edge antennas.
So far as is known, the FK played a valuable role in the development of one of the world's first turbojet cruise missiles. So did the KSK, a piloted version of the missile itself.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 24, 2017, 11:06:20 AM
Thanks for the infos! At one moment I was a bit confused about what was what. The path to find that one was rewarding  :)

I will try to post something tomorrow (GMT).

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 25, 2017, 02:52:49 AM
I am freezing, so let's stay frozen...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/349/32136523420_6975001518_c.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 26, 2017, 07:26:30 AM
If no one else volunteers, it's a Lavochkin La-174TK from 1948.

http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/la-174tk.php
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 26, 2017, 08:15:09 AM
Sounds reasonable, let's wait for Alex' opinion :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on January 26, 2017, 11:30:10 AM
Sniperton is perfectly right !

I really like these early russian jet design.

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 26, 2017, 02:31:07 PM
Yep, it looks like a pregnant V-1 with cockpit  ;)

What about this?


(https://s27.postimg.cc/url2yy11f/quest20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m9bmuluin/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 27, 2017, 10:10:46 AM
What about this?

I dunno what it is, but it's obviously a Curtiss prototype, likely between XP-46 and -60...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on January 27, 2017, 10:40:38 AM
What about this?

It's the Avia B.35 fighter built in Czechoslovakia in 1938 ; I remember having seen the B.135, some improved version with metal wings, here in an old thread : http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,13659.0.html.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 27, 2017, 11:04:08 AM
It's not the Avia, even though it shows up on certain websites as such. B.35 had a two-blade propeller, the shape of the radiator intake is all wrong, and also the cockpit.

I'm not sure what it is, but if you compare this one photo of "Avia" with any other known photos of either B.35 or B.135 the differences are obvious.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on January 27, 2017, 11:08:49 AM
What about this?

I dunno what it is, but it's obviously a Curtiss prototype, likely between XP-46 and -60...

LOL I think I'm going blind! I could have sworn the black letters on the fuselage said Curtiss! Whyever... *Squinting* yes, it says Avia on the side.  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 27, 2017, 01:36:40 PM
My intention was to show an Avia B.35, but I looked for a photo where the insignia didn't betray the country of origin.

I came across to this one which is claimed to depict a 1:1 scale model e.g. here: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww2/b35.html

I myself am not completely sure what the heck is it, but I tend to accept that this is really a pre-prototype wooden model. Hence the three-blade prop and the somewhat different formal features that Radoye observed.

All in all, I think all of you guys are right: it was intended as an Avia B.35 (Gatrasz), it is significantly different from any built Avia B.35 (Radoye), and it is significantly similar to a Curtiss prototype (Cpt. Dawson). If anyone knows the truth, please tell me. Till then the baton goes to Gatrasz.

 ;D

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on January 27, 2017, 03:20:55 PM
I confess that I noticed some différences but it looked like a kind of 'transition' version to me... Anyway, I could have been abused by some wrong photos, let's solve this mystery in the mystery ;-)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on January 28, 2017, 01:34:55 AM
If anyone knows the truth, please tell me.
The simple truth is: It's a wooden mockup of the Avia 35.

(https://s30.postimg.cc/auvrvu4kh/Avia_35_Mockup.jpg)

(https://s30.postimg.cc/h60zc95sx/Avia_35_Mockup_2.jpg)

(https://s30.postimg.cc/imchue8pt/Avia_35_Mockup_3.jpg)

(https://s27.postimg.cc/bq50hjfjn/Avia_35_Mockup_4.jpg)

Quote from "Avia B-35 B-135" by Miroslav Bily, Denes Bernad and Pavel Kucera, MBI (R) 2003, ISBN 80-86524-03-5:
Quote
The full-scale B-35 mock-up was to prove a big surprise to the visitors of the National Air Exhibition in Prague.
The public could see for the first time the mock-up of a shapely new low-winged fighter with an elliptical wing and enclosed cockpit. The fighter even had the undercarriage "vanished" in a retracted position and its refined shape could easily compete with the best that other European manufacturers could offer.
A noteworthy feature was the narrow, slot-type, intake to the large liquid radiator, located in the chin under the engine.
Albeit the information panel listed the Hispano Suiza HS-12-lOOOY of 736 kW (1,000 HP) as the planned powerplant and a maximum speed of 570 km/h, the reality was somewhat less impressive.
The engine was still in the development stage at this time, bench testing only taking place after the German occupation of the rest of a mutilated Czechoslovakia. The same fate beset too the retractable undercarriage.

During the actual construction of the first prototype, commencing in late 1937, a number of design changes from the original plans took place.
First and foremost, the considerably less powerful, regular series-built Avia/HS 12Ydrs engine of only 633 kW (860 HP) output was used. It turned a two-bladed airscrew and had a regular "wide mouthed" liquid cooled radiator in the chin, which, however, did not diminish the elegance of the fighter. The original cleaner-looking narrow-slit arrangement shown on the mock-up proved inefficient in tests.
Another difference was the fixed undercarriage, as the mechanism for the planned retracting undercarriage was not yet available.
Following the French experience with "armoured plywood", plywood with 0.2 mm thick aluminium sheeting bonded to its external surface was used for the wing, vertical fin and horizontal stabiliser skinning. The aerodynamic controls were of metal internal structure and fabric covering, similar to the ones used on the Avia B-534.
The fuselage was of the characteristic Warren truss structure, riveted and bolted together from steel tubes. This truss was covered right behind the cockpit with detachable elektron panels, as was the tail section around the empennage. Contrary to the original plans and popular belief, the fuselage behind the cockpit hood was not covered in plywood or in fabric doped taut over the wooden formers (as used on the B-534), but of detachable light alloy panels, reinforced on the inside with longitudinal and cross stiffeners and stringers.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on January 28, 2017, 03:09:15 AM
Thanks Mike for the info!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on January 28, 2017, 08:09:11 AM
Thanks Mike for the info!

+1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on January 28, 2017, 08:42:03 AM
Okay, thank you for the informations ! I was actually thinking about some wind-tunnel early model, because of the more 'rounded' sape of the radiator/air intake, absence of the main landing gear, and because of the more open configuration of the cockpit on the series production aircraft. By the way, most of the websites I saw were not only wrong but unable to decide if it was Avia B.35-1 ou B.35-2, as it's none of them  :D

So, for me it's like 50/50. Rematch ?  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 01, 2017, 06:57:48 PM
this thread is more quiet than dead sea...
let relive with one easy.

what is this bird?
(https://s30.postimg.cc/x5pk88gq9/gues_58.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f2whh0kvh/)

is the younger brother to this one.
(https://s30.postimg.cc/y7hicyc01/fw_187.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9qzcihb99/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: baggo on February 01, 2017, 07:54:13 PM
is it argentina ground attack aircraft. pucarra...cant remember exact name...kev
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 03, 2017, 05:38:50 AM
Yes is te FMA IA 58 Pucará

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMA_IA_58_Pucar%C3%A1

Made with sketches that I leave kurt tank based on FW 187 falke
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 03, 2017, 05:39:44 AM
you turn Baggo!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: baggo on February 03, 2017, 09:43:18 AM
thanks but I haven't got anything at the minute....open house.kev
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 03, 2017, 10:10:57 AM
open house
Here we go:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/udf1rs4qb/quest_2017_02_03.jpg)

Good luck 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 03, 2017, 11:31:10 AM
French perhaps?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 03, 2017, 11:43:21 AM
No sorry, no frogs.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mace on February 03, 2017, 02:44:32 PM
The Tupolev Tu-91 (NATO reporting name Boot) was a Soviet naval attack aircraft. It was only built in prototype form, and cancelled after Joseph Stalin's death.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/6b6r6y4eh/tu91tu4.jpg)

cheers mace
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 03, 2017, 11:06:38 PM


(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/8a/d2b5d9b1c29718d4ede0f24e3023e7b7ea47cf_lq/Tu-91_44.jpg)  (http://yoursmiles.org/msmile/fun/m0137.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/m-fun.php)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 04, 2017, 12:52:03 AM
True that, your turn mace!
Cheers!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mace on February 04, 2017, 02:56:01 PM
This stylish seaplane is?

(https://s26.postimg.cc/6mo7jpkuh/unknown.jpg)

cheers mace
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 05, 2017, 08:15:33 PM
some sea variant of caproni ca.311?

(https://s24.postimg.cc/v19sl1hc5/ca311.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ihg80xs1/)

(https://s24.postimg.cc/6ysyq60p1/Caproni_Ca311_plan.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/yyx2ag45d/)

???????
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: tartenmuche on February 06, 2017, 08:04:10 AM
Dear Storebror,
No sorry, no frogs.
Shouldn't you use French instead of frogs?
Best regards.
Tart
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 06, 2017, 08:30:08 AM
Shouldn't you use French instead of frogs?
French frogs? I'm a Kraut, I take it all ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 06, 2017, 09:00:42 AM
French frogs? I'm a Kraut, I take it all ;)
As a frog myself, I totally agree  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 06, 2017, 09:56:29 PM
are you talking about this?????

(https://s27.postimg.cc/dtidllftv/Luna_m_frog_7_hameenlinna_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lm91dklsv/)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K52_Luna-M


 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mace on February 07, 2017, 12:57:09 PM
locopiston, a good guess on the aircraft's heritage. It was a Caproni Ca.316, a reconnaissance seaplane produced in Italy during World War II, intended for catapult operations from Italian Navy capital ships.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 08, 2017, 10:08:07 AM
tanks mace!

gues this one
(https://s28.postimg.cc/rcpds9ood/guess_6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3yhegc6qx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 08, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
XP-67?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 08, 2017, 10:15:41 AM
F-35!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 08, 2017, 10:18:27 AM
Yes! F-35B.A.T. .... also know as: mc donnel XP-67 Moonbat

superfast answer!

(https://s23.postimg.cc/g9qktab3v/mcdonnell_xp_67.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/k63wp9w3b/)

(https://s23.postimg.cc/bp8zs3gsb/XP_67_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ysiintmf/)

The plane for the dark knigt of Gotam city

You turn  Bombsaway!  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 08, 2017, 10:25:02 AM
(https://s29.postimg.cc/4g4seg16v/Fairchild_C120.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6kp5fj2tf/)image upload no limit (https://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 09, 2017, 12:05:26 PM
is the fairchild XC-120 Packplane.
(https://s24.postimg.cc/of7waezwl/fairchild_XC_120.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cq3wmg8xt/)
(https://s24.postimg.cc/bp3nxbryd/XC_120_Packplane_composite.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/flgztbcxt/)
https://youtu.be/rjgxiXxu3nY (https://youtu.be/rjgxiXxu3nY)

Son of Fairchild C-87 paket
(https://s29.postimg.cc/m4uaz73rr/c82_paked.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b593nldcj/)

and brother of Fairchild C-119 Boxcar.
(https://s24.postimg.cc/iacknr21h/AC_119.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6l8kzsb2p/)

A cargo plane with changeables cargo bay.


Regards!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 09, 2017, 12:46:13 PM
Your right. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 09, 2017, 08:25:45 PM
What is the name of this chubby?
(https://s23.postimg.cc/oh42jzb17/guess5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n22hv99xz/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on February 11, 2017, 03:02:21 AM
YB-19  ????
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 11, 2017, 04:12:52 AM
Boeing XB-15, the only prototype converted to transport and named "Grandpappy".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_XB-15
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on February 11, 2017, 09:18:18 AM
F-35?  :o
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 11, 2017, 10:26:57 AM
F-35?  :o
/slap
That's my guess!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 11, 2017, 01:58:58 PM
Yes sniperton is the XB-15 converted on XC-15 grandpapy.

You turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 11, 2017, 05:19:57 PM
This one should be easy  :D A real beauty  ;)


(https://s28.postimg.cc/dz5zlxvb1/quest21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sv4itj6pl/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Oscarito on February 11, 2017, 05:29:13 PM
Wow, interesting! The nose is strongly reminiscent of my uncle Isaac... :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on February 11, 2017, 05:44:42 PM
I don't even know what it is but...I already love this plane !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 11, 2017, 06:11:54 PM
As long as it doesnt sneeze we're ok. :)

Ah! Early drug sniffing airplane. The beginnings of the DEA. LOL
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: HotelAlpha on February 11, 2017, 06:32:37 PM
That's a Short Sturgeon torpedo bomber.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 12, 2017, 05:29:10 AM
Fairly close, but not fully correct. The Short Sturgeon had a long development history, this one representing the final stage, when it was re-designed as an ASW aircraft (S.B.3), where the "major modification was the grafting on of a gigantic bulbous nose that housed two radar operators in stations forward of the engines and the radar itself, below". For comparison, a "normal" Sturgeon looked like this:

(https://s10.postimg.cc/o03gwqye1/sturgeonphoto_214.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j1fyi7ul1/)

Anyway, the baton goes to HotelAlpha  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 12, 2017, 10:28:03 AM

WOW, I never seen that aircraft before.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 13, 2017, 12:00:24 PM

(https://s12.postimg.cc/xe66ostpp/where_are_my_plane_to_guess.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z5z5jpd2h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 13, 2017, 12:22:08 PM
Looks like it's open round according to the rules again.

Guess this one:
(https://s7.postimg.cc/smhs1trpn/quest_2017_02_13.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 13, 2017, 09:48:22 PM
A really hard one o_O
This led me to study.
Begins by following the track of some prototype of the SU-7 ... None has the wings in delta. :(
I thought it could be a prototype prototype model of MiG-21 ... but none have that tail and drop cokpit. :(
I finally found the Yak-1000 :D
(https://s3.postimg.cc/a77i9z7jn/yak_1000_34.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kh9x97xf3/)

(https://s11.postimg.cc/4fpg0ntqr/yak_1000.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/vqar8kwnj/)

Regards!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 14, 2017, 08:19:02 AM
Well done locopiston, you nailed it - your turn :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 14, 2017, 10:19:06 AM
tanks mike!

gues this
(https://s14.postimg.cc/xtkten935/guess_14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d9fzg5tbx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 14, 2017, 10:37:23 AM
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda heavy interceptor.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 14, 2017, 03:12:03 PM
I know this one .. I think ...  ;)

Bell XFM-1 Airacuda

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 14, 2017, 05:27:55 PM
yes! it is the YFM-1 airacuda.
A heavy fighter. The gunners could aim from their rare wing front turrets like an sniper.
Is the only fighter slower than the bombers that I know.

the first answer was Radoye

you turn to post a rare bird now!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 15, 2017, 07:32:14 AM
OK howsabout this?

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4qsezPjK--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1439338619482245447.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 15, 2017, 08:13:28 AM
The V-326

In 1943 Vought aircraft, makers of the legendary Corsair, were asked to build a test bed aircraft featuring the same engine and straight wings while utilizing a number of common structural elements. The intent was to test the Corsair’s mighty R-4360 engine mated with a turbosupercharger

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--K8PIdzVn--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/yixxzcu5lffvxah3albt.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 15, 2017, 10:38:56 AM
Correct. Your turn! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 15, 2017, 01:28:32 PM
(https://s4.postimg.cc/b3gxrwwct/00_Test6.jpg)

 ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 15, 2017, 03:14:40 PM
It's the Payen PA-22.

Nice deceiving picture... ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 15, 2017, 03:36:38 PM
The original design called for an  early form of ramjet (known as the Melot 1R engine). When this was unavailable, Nicolas Roland  Payen redesigned the aircraft around a 180 hp Regnier 6B-01 six-cylinder, air-cooled inverted in-line engine. It was completed in 1939, but before Payen had finished ground tests the Germans invaded France and confiscated it. The German occupation forces re-painted and coded it as BI+XB.  In October 1942 Payen's test pilot Jacques Charpantier, completed the first flight. Payen then convinced the German authorities that modifications were necessary and returned the prototype  to his factory at Juvisy, however, in 1943 an Allied air raid on an adjacent railway yard hit the factory, destroying the aircraft.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Payen_PA-22_aircraft_WW2.png/1024px-Payen_PA-22_aircraft_WW2.png)



Well done, your turn.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 15, 2017, 04:29:33 PM
Thank you!

Since I'm a new member, though, and can't yet post links, I'm declaring an open round!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 15, 2017, 09:02:18 PM
Gianky:
 You can post three more times any text. Then post the image.
After image is posted, delete the text posts.
That was i do the first time. ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 15, 2017, 09:09:07 PM
i can't resist an open house

guess this!


(https://s27.postimg.cc/70et85rtv/guess15.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ak0qxyujj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 16, 2017, 02:28:33 AM
Is this a Curtiss XF15C ?


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8290/7881246140_bb2e632857_b.jpg)

The Curtiss XF15C was a mixed-propulsion prototype Naval fighter that was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W 18-cylinder radial in the front (the same engine used in the P-47 Thunderbolt, F4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat) and an Allis-Chalmers J36 turbojet in the rear. It first flew in February 1945 and three prototypes were built. The first airframe was lost to a landing accident, the second was scrapped, and the third resides at the Quonset Air Museum in Rhode Island.


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--9UVzLrpF--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1251924939377657258.jpg)




G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 16, 2017, 05:03:01 AM
Exact!

You have good info!

You turn SAS~GJE52!


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Fresco23 on February 16, 2017, 09:33:48 AM
That's a beautiful Aircraft!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 16, 2017, 01:23:25 PM
Gianky:
 You can post three more times any text. Then post the image.
After image is posted, delete the text posts.
That was i do the first time. ;D

You, sir, have a delightfully devious mind! Are you by any chance a lawyer? :D

Anyway, this is the third post, I just need two more, I think I'll simply try to guess a couple more airplanes!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 16, 2017, 06:06:58 PM
i'm even worse than lawyer... im an architect... :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 17, 2017, 03:49:18 AM
this is the third post, I just need two more
I've applied a cheat for you ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 17, 2017, 05:46:59 AM
this is the third post, I just need two more
I've applied a cheat for you ;)

Thank you, kind sir!

And given that 24 hours have passed since last answer, I'm taking the baton back!

What is this?

(https://s31.postimg.cc/6qd6jtrq3/Mistery_plane.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bc9as6d93/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 17, 2017, 07:10:11 AM
Ansaldo AC2   ?


In 1925 the Italian government acquired a Dewoitine D.1  and were impressed enough to then acquire a production license to allow Ansaldo & Co. to manufacture a slightly modified version for the  recently established Regia Aeronautica.

This version was named   Ansaldo AC.2 . (Ansaldo-Caccia 2)


(http://www.cmpr.it/Ansaldo-%20di%20M.Salvo/AC2Bonomi.jpg)


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 17, 2017, 09:47:49 AM


(https://s9.postimg.cc/zf1k3la73/00_Test7.jpg)



G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 17, 2017, 10:10:41 AM
Ansaldo AC2   ?


In 1925 the Italian government acquired a Dewoitine D.1  and were impressed enough to then acquire a production license to allow Ansaldo & Co. to manufacture a slightly modified version for the  recently established Regia Aeronautica.

This version was named   Ansaldo AC.2 . (Ansaldo-Caccia 2)


G;

We have a winner!

Is yours the Handley Page HP. 75?

EDIT: corrected grammar.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 17, 2017, 10:27:03 AM


(https://s14.postimg.cc/kdbsiwpip/handley_page_hp75_manx_1.jpg)


The H.P. 75 Manx was a British experimental aircraft designed by Handley Page that flew test flights in the early 1940s. It was notable for its unconventional design characteristics, being a twin-engine tailless design of pusher configuration.



Yes, your turn ..... ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 17, 2017, 11:30:13 AM
I believe it won't be very hard to guess, but...

tell the name of this flying condo, gents! :D


(https://s9.postimg.cc/d458ss7rz/Flyingcondominium2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qxtlhu0d7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 17, 2017, 04:26:46 PM
I know this monstrosity, but I won't spoil the fun.

It actually crashed on its maiden flight, having reached an altitude of 18 metres

(https://s24.postimg.cc/l0iota65h/00_Test8.jpg)

...... the pilot survived the experience though....  :D :D :D

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 17, 2017, 05:18:23 PM
Yeah, not one of the best moment for aviation!   ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on February 17, 2017, 06:31:57 PM
Caproni Ca.60.

(https://s16.postimg.cc/bwglom25h/caproni_ca60_transaereo_05_665x476.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sk83r3wwx/)

Yeah, it was a flop. But it just looks so cool! Apparently Caproni didn't realize that it takes more than just adding wings and engines to make a bigger plane.

The only thing more impressive than this plane's looks is the fact that it even flew in the first place.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 17, 2017, 06:44:45 PM
I think "Fly" is a bit of an exaggeration ... "Controlled Crash" is more apt.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on February 17, 2017, 06:47:11 PM
It did crash, but 18 feet is perhaps enough to be considered "flying". (In their minds anyways. It left the water. So you could say it "flew" in only for a few seconds.)  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 18, 2017, 03:12:10 AM
I think "Fly" is a bit of an exaggeration ... "Controlled Crash" is more apt.

G;

Actually, according to Wikipedia (I know, not an infallible source), it flew twice, crashing in the second flight. ;)

Captain Dawson, your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on February 18, 2017, 12:25:18 PM
I'm gonna be honest here, I have a sneaking suspicion, but I don't know exactly what this is. It's pretty much destroyed, so maybe this one will be a bit harder to guess.

From first glance, it looks like a Me-323, but this is smaller and has two-bladed props.

(https://s32.postimg.cc/j2whbt979/69559fd78276fafc0d84a50dbf4b31db.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lwzmp9bdd/)

If you know exactly what this is, you win.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 18, 2017, 02:06:57 PM
Actually, I believe it is a Me 323, this one (http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/me-323-gigant/wreckage-of-the-messerschmitt-me-323-d-2/), to be precise.

D2 variant had Gnome and Rhone engines with 2 bladed propellers.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on February 18, 2017, 04:16:37 PM
Actually, I believe it is a Me 323, this one (http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/me-323-gigant/wreckage-of-the-messerschmitt-me-323-d-2/), to be precise.

D2 variant had Gnome and Rhone engines with 2 bladed propellers.

The props seem to match. I think your answer is correct! Your turn!  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 19, 2017, 04:05:36 AM
Ok, let's try this one:

(https://s32.postimg.cc/l0qxv862d/b2445bd24a71607d0b27075663daf113f14535f6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6ub6zzv75/)

I smudged the writings on the aircraft.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on February 19, 2017, 02:59:40 PM
Looks like a larger version of one I posted a few pages back.

This is Alexander Lippisch's Aerodyne, unsmudged.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/yxcqw941j/18ca58wblfns3jpg.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ed7wxroab/)

One problem. Where does the pilot sit?  :o

Open round.  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 19, 2017, 04:34:31 PM
It was an unmanned life-size model used for aerodynamic testing. It never actually flew. It was designed as a VTOL and had no wings at all, so the similarity to the Stipa-Caproni is only superficial.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 19, 2017, 08:56:45 PM
Someone says open house?

guess this!
(https://s2.postimg.cc/v3td5dihl/guess_A_wing.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r7g19dxhx/)
is the antecessor of this hollywood spacecraft
(https://s21.postimg.cc/6clxppsaf/RZ_1_A_Wing_class_Interceptor.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5abr769gz/)
i make some little of photoshop, if not is too easy. ;D

Regards!


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 19, 2017, 10:47:40 PM
That's still easy enough for me loco, thanks a lot :)
It's the single Saab 210 "Lilldraken", a scaled down testbed for the J 35 Draken fighter.
It was deemed necessary for the revolutionary double-delta concept being used by the Draken - engineers were supposed to need test data before being able to pull this stunt in full scale.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 20, 2017, 04:32:18 AM
Looks like a larger version of one I posted a few pages back.

This is Alexander Lippisch's Aerodyne, unsmudged.

One problem. Where does the pilot sit?  :o

Sorry, guys, didn't read all of the hundred pages that you posted before my arrival! And, clearly, the pilot was meant to sit prone inside the propeller shaft! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 20, 2017, 06:45:46 AM
You are right Mike!

but not the single...
(https://s3.postimg.cc/550jpij2r/avj35_2.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/at6ugenf3/)
that was a saab 210A

i know that is easy, because that was waste one hour in photoshop! :-[
about 5 min in plane and 55 min in rebel pilot. :D

Regards!

your turn!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 20, 2017, 07:07:57 AM
Thanks loco, but...

but not the single...

... it is the ...

single Saab 210 "Lilldraken"

... which started it's life in the "Saab 210A" layout and was later modified to the "Saab 210B" layout which was closer to the final product.
But it's the same plane, the single one existing.

Nevertheless, something simple for the meantime:
(https://s14.postimg.cc/jns7vw3i9/quest_2017_02_20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/54l2uhad9/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 20, 2017, 09:23:13 AM
The IL-28?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 20, 2017, 09:30:37 AM
Close, but no cigar :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on February 20, 2017, 09:31:10 AM
IL-30!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 20, 2017, 10:14:41 AM
IL-30!
^^ That guy is so damn right, he deserves to have the next turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on February 20, 2017, 10:23:55 AM
Quote
That guy is so damn right, he deserves to have the next turn 8)
As we say it in germany: A blind chicken sometimes finds some grain too.  ;D

Alright, here is another plane easy to detect, i guess:
(http://www.team-kehr.de/link_dateien/plane.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 20, 2017, 11:28:00 AM
I initially thought it was the 155, but the paint scheme could be the give away ...Is this the ....

Marcel Bloch MB 157


Quote
With German forces closing in on Paris, the M.B.157 components were loaded to be taken to a place of security but, en route, this vehicle was intercepted by the Germans and ordered to proceed to an SNCASO establishment within the occupied zone.

Finally, in 1942, the M.B.157 was assembled and test flown under German supervision, demonstrating superb performance before being flown to Orly where the powerplant was removed for wind-tunnel testing. This was the most interesting feature so far as the Germans were concerned, and after tests had been completed the engine was transported to Germany. SNCASO's air-frame, which had demonstrated in conjunction with Gnome-Rhone 14R a degree of performance that was not to be attained elsewhere until later in the war, was destroyed during an Allied air raid.   

(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/france/bloch_mb-157.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on February 20, 2017, 12:41:36 PM
Quote
I initially thought it was the 155
That would be right. (https://www.warbirdsforum.com/topic/1512-got-the-bloch-mb-155-157-700/)

Let's say, you did it. Congrats, it's your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 20, 2017, 05:08:42 PM
Ok as I was only partially correct, I will declare "open house" and throw it open.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 20, 2017, 10:45:31 PM
open house
I'm glad to pick up the baton 8)

Guess this one:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/aa4iw82fv/quest_2017_02_21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lmh4e0b4n/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 21, 2017, 03:11:37 AM
First (?) prototype of the Blackburn B-54 (YA7?). The competition for a carrier-borne ASW and strike aircraft was finally won by another fat fella, the Fairey Gannet.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 21, 2017, 09:24:46 AM
Spot on sniperton, it's indeed the YA.7 version of the B-54.
Your turn :-)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 21, 2017, 11:38:40 AM
I hope we haven't had this yet. Note that it's real, not just a frankenplane by a drunken modder.  ;)


(https://s21.postimg.cc/m9z59xniv/quest22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mmqjg45sj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 21, 2017, 11:54:42 AM
Looks like Germany near the end of the war was making planes with whatever they could find. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 21, 2017, 12:17:24 PM
Looks like it's supposed to fly backwards 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 21, 2017, 02:42:37 PM
But this one is French, I think...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 21, 2017, 03:42:03 PM
But this one is French, I think...

Yep, 1940 was the same to France as was 1944 to Germany. Last minute  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 21, 2017, 03:45:36 PM
Ooooh, come on, guys, just say it!

Arsenal - Delanne 10 C.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 21, 2017, 04:22:21 PM
Excellent!  ;D Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 21, 2017, 05:02:49 PM
Here you are! 70+ years and still flying (right where I do :) )!


(https://s3.postimg.cc/fwgv4vpub/Guess_what_I_am.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r8tgmnyj3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 21, 2017, 06:51:36 PM
Is it ....

 Italian Equity Vercellese Industries Aviation (AVIA)

                             L 'AVIA L.3



(https://gavstorino.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/a-v-i-a-l-3.jpg?w=1200&h=&crop=1)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 21, 2017, 11:17:40 PM
With those R.A. roundels it looks like italian Volkssturm on wings 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 22, 2017, 04:32:18 AM
Correct, GJ52! (Just a minor nitpick: the correct designation is FL.3 ;) )

The example in the picture was manifactured in 1941, it still has its original CNA D.4 60hp engine. The owner (a former Italian Air Force fighter pilot) has another "warbird", a 1944 Piper L-4 from US military surplus.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 05:42:38 AM
 
Quote
     .... the correct designation is FL.3       
.. close but no cigar then ....  :(

Darn it ... so I guess I will have to throw it open...  :P  and declare "open house" once more...

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 22, 2017, 05:52:55 AM
Naaah, as I said, just a minor nitpick!

Go, if you want!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 22, 2017, 07:11:01 AM
What about this then?

(https://s23.postimg.cc/jsn0u5e6z/hmm.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 07:41:55 AM
(http://www.europe-miniatures.com/new-ray/new-ray-48993.jpg)

Yes ? can you work it out ? .......  The clue is in the name, if I am not mistaken .......

 ;)





......   VESPA PIAGGIO P150 ........    :D :D :D :D


G;




Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 22, 2017, 08:43:17 AM
Absolutely!

Pretty little thing isn't it? I'd love to go hopping around in that plane.

GJE, your turn.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 09:29:13 AM
Ok,

Here is an easy one ...... hence the rough photograph .. ;)

(https://s21.postimg.cc/xjdsvujhz/00_Test9.jpg)



G;

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 22, 2017, 09:40:17 AM
Easy thing, it's a slightly reworked Hawker Hurricane.
I spot my beloved Hurri at first glance!
Slightly different Wings, Fuselage, Tail section, the engine has been swapped and the gears are modded, but other than that only the cockpit doesn't match.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 22, 2017, 09:40:42 AM
Heinkel He-119 landplane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 09:50:20 AM

Hurricane ....... ?

I don't know what you are putting in your coffee these days ... but I'll have one too .....   ;)

Yes of course it is the very sleek looking He-119 landplane ... even more correct, because there also was a floatplane version, but sadly neither were put into production...

(https://oldmachinepress.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/heinkel-he-119-v3-side.jpg)

Ok, have a cigar ... it's your turn.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 22, 2017, 09:52:11 AM
One that's close to my heart and my home

Have fun!

please don't cheat with the info on the bottom of the photo

(https://s17.postimg.cc/unizbd1db/WETS.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 22, 2017, 10:42:18 AM
No need to cheat, I've been in the german Navy for 9 years and have seen a couple of these, albeit not in use by the polish, but the U.S. Navy (poland aquired these helis when I've left the navy already).
It's a Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite and as stated already, it belongs to the polish navy.
Poland purchased two US Navy missile frigates of the Oliver Hazard Perry class in 1999.
In 2001, four SH-2G were bought from the US Navy stock, they were introduced into polish service in 2002-2003, after having server in the US Navy since 1992/93.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on February 22, 2017, 11:09:08 AM
Very good Mike! That is absolutely correct!

These beautiful babies were produced about ten miles from my house and every weekend I get to sit in one.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 22, 2017, 12:12:42 PM
every weekend I get to sit in one
...in the museum?

Anyway, next quest:

(https://s31.postimg.cc/sxca08aaj/quest_2017_02_22.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 22, 2017, 01:23:03 PM
If I am correct, this is a Russian plane... not a bi-plane... not a mono-plane... a bit of the 2... depends if on the ground or not...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 01:24:34 PM
I initially thought it was one of the Polikarpov i-5 or i-6 variants    :-|


but I think it could be a Nikitin IS1 (as the IS2 was similar but had slightly different undercarriage doors)


IS2
(http://ram-home.com/ram-old/is-2-thomasheintz.jpg)




G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 22, 2017, 01:28:53 PM

Hurricane ....... ?

I don't know what you are putting in your coffee these days ... but I'll have one too .....   ;)


Well,at least he didn't say it was a swedish Hurricane.... :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 22, 2017, 01:33:50 PM
The time I look in one of my books, and you got it, I think, GJE52... IS1, I think too... but you got it first !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 22, 2017, 03:16:03 PM
It could be ........ but this is Mike don't forget and he is a devious SOB........  ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 22, 2017, 11:00:54 PM
it could be a Nikitin IS1
In fact it is :)

Some information about this unusual plane - it has a foldable lower wing! from "Soviet X-Planes" by Yefim Gordon and Bill Gunston, Midland Publishing (C) 2000 - ISBN 1 85780 099 0
Quote
Nikitin-Shevchenko IS-1

Purpose: To create a fighter able to fly as a biplane or monoplane.
Design Bureau: OKB-30, Chief Designer Vladimir Vasiloyevich Shevchenko.
There is some dispute over who was responsible for the experimental IS fighters. Generally ascribed to Vladimir Vasilyevich Nikitin, in more recent accounts he is hardly mentioned and all credit is given to Shevchenko who is quoted as saying 'IS stands for Iosif Stalin'.
In fact, though the conception was indeed Shevchenko's, he was an NII WS test pilot who was occasionally employed by Nikitin. Design of the IS series was carried out in partnership with Nikitin, and IS actually meant Istrebitel Skladnoi, folding fighter.
Surprisingly, it was also given the official GUAP designation I-220, even though this was also allocated to a high altitude MiG fighter.
The idea was that the aircraft should take off as a biplane, with a short run, and then fold up the lower wing underneath the upper wing in order to reach high speed as a monoplane. Shevchenko promoted the idea in November 1938, getting an enthusiastic response, and therefore in 1939 demonstrated a detailed working model built at the Moscow Aviatekhnikum (MAT). His project captivated Stalin and Beria, who wanted the aircraft flying in time for the October Revolution parade in November 1939. Shevchenko was given 76 million roubles and facilities at Factory No 156, while the OKB-30 design team eventually numbered 60.
The IS-1 was first flown by Vladimir Kuleshov on 29th May 1940, and the lower wings were first folded by G. M. Shiyanovon on 21st June 1940.
Shevchenko states that Shiyanov carried out LII testing and completed his report on 9th January 1941. According to Shevchenko, glowing accounts were also written by such famous test pilots as Suprun and Grinchik. In fact, Shavrov records that 'State tests were considered unnecessary, as the maximum speed was only 453km/h'. As it was so much slower than the LaGG, MiG and Yak fighters, this aircraft was put into storage after the German invasion, together with the IS-2.
As far as possible the IS-1 resembled the existing production fighter, the I-153. It had the same 900hp M-63 engine, driving a Hamilton VISh propeller of 2.8m (9ft 2in) diameter, and apart from the extra 'wing fold' lever the cockpits were identical. The airframe was allmetal, the fuselage framework being welded SOKhGSA steel tube, with removable metal panels to the front of the cockpit and fabric aft, while each wing had similar construction for the two spars, but DIG light-alloy ribs and flush-riveted DIG skins. The tail was DIG with fabric covering. After take-off the pilot selected 'chassis up', folding the main landing gears inwards by the 60-ata (882 lb/in²) pneumatic system. He could then select 'wing fold', whereupon a pneumatic ram and hinged levers on each side folded the lower wing. The inboard half was then recessed into the fuselage and the hinged outer half (which remained horizontal throughout) was recessed into the upper wing to complete its aerofoil profile. The planned armament was four ShKAS in the inner gull-wing part of the upper wing. There was no cockpit armour.
Though it may have seemed a good idea, the realization was a disappointment. Apart from the overall inferiority of the IS-1's performance, it was nonsense to reduce wing area in an aircraft needing the maximum possible combat agility, and moreover to try on the one hand to increase wing area for take-off and landing whilst simultaneously leaving half the upper (main) wing with a huge hollow on the underside which destroyed the aerofoil profile. A detail is that with the wings folded there was nowhere for spent cartridge cases to escape.
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                           Dimensions
Span (upper)                       8.6m           28 ft 2 1/2 in 
(lower, extended)                  6.72m          22 ft 1/4 in
Length                             6.79m          22 ft 2 1/3 in
Wing area (as biplane)             20.83m²        224ft²   
(upper only)                       13.0m²         140ft²     

                           Weights
Empty                              1.400kg        3.086lb
Loaded                             2.300kg        5.070lb

                           Performance
Maximum speed                      453km/h        281mph   
Time to climb 5 km                 5,0 min        16.404ft   
Service ceiling (as biplane)       8.800m         28.870ft 
Range                              600km          373 miles 
Take-off run (biplane)             250m           820ft     
Landing speed (biplane)            115km/h        715mph

Hurricane ....... ?
I don't know what you are putting in your coffee these days ... but I'll have one too .....   ;)
Well,at least he didn't say it was a swedish Hurricane.... :D
Swedish? See what happened to the Danish yesterday. They wanted to have Pølser and now they have their mess. It's true. Big truth. Greatest truth ever. You're fake news, go home!

this is Mike don't forget and he is a devious SOB
I'm a nice guy :) If only I had friends, they might even get persuaded to confirm 8)

Your turn G :)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 23, 2017, 01:55:15 AM
Quote
   If only I had friends, 
.. you have friends Mike and, like all good men, they greatly outnumber your enemies   :D

I could never match your ability to find these little oddities.....  :-[

Ok then,  this one should not be too difficult...


(http://i66.tinypic.com/97jssy.jpg)



G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 23, 2017, 02:51:27 AM
A twin engine Hurricane? *duck*

you have friends Mike and, like all good men, they greatly outnumber your enemies
Thanks for the flowers Glynn, let me return them:
I don't count my friends but I take good care to make friends with good men only.
Cheers my friend 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LuseKofte on February 23, 2017, 08:02:31 AM
I know I am wrong but it looked like a Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
(http://www.world-war-2-planes.com/images/Kawasaki_Ki-45_KAIc_Toryu.jpg)

Or a FW 187 with radials

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Focke-Wulf_Fw_187_(15083509087).jpg/300px-Focke-Wulf_Fw_187_(15083509087).jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 23, 2017, 08:17:32 AM
Not even remotely :P
The engines scream in your face that they're Bristol Centaurus and the plane apparently is equipped with or at least prepared for a radar in it's nose, something the japs were lightyears behind of.

This is one of the first production models of the Bristol Brigand, showing a long range tank underneath.
Note the gun.
Neither were used in future aircraft.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on February 23, 2017, 10:47:03 AM
Right on the money Mike
This aircraft was a spectacularly dangerous one to fly. It saw action in Malaya but the high humidity destroyed various seals. They were high maintenance aircraft to say the least.

Well spotted, your turn...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 23, 2017, 11:30:11 AM
Hurricane ....... ?
I don't know what you are putting in your coffee these days ... but I'll have one too .....   ;)
Well,at least he didn't say it was a swedish Hurricane.... :D
Swedish? See what happened to the Danish yesterday. They wanted to have Pølser and now they have their mess. It's true. Big truth. Greatest truth ever. You're fake news, go home!

Those Danish, how dare they stealing the hot dog? The Donald will bomb them back to the Stone Age!  ;D

Btw, I thought I knew aircrafts before meeting you guys... you scare me! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 23, 2017, 11:48:16 AM
Thanks G and don't worry Gianky, the apply pudding will cool Donald down again :D

Something easy to relax:
(https://s11.postimg.cc/r35w73fdf/quest_2017_02_23.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x43l461zj/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 23, 2017, 11:58:52 AM

That looks like something out of a 1930s film "Flash Gordon"  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUbGkSfaKrs
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 23, 2017, 12:58:07 PM
Until now the closest thing I found is this
(https://s8.postimg.cc/b3egli9np/XF_91_Thunderceptor_800_jpg_2201640.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iw54dhfmp/)

https://youtu.be/v2AC41dglnM
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 23, 2017, 01:09:58 PM
Finally!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_XF-91_Thunderceptor


(https://s7.postimg.cc/dl022n1wb/Republic_XF_91_Thunderceptor_V_tail_1023x742.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4pz7s4d3r/)

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor V tail
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 23, 2017, 01:15:28 PM
Exactly loco, cheers!

Your turn  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 23, 2017, 08:56:25 PM
I post this beauty :P
Even less subtle than the previous one

(https://s24.postimg.cc/7pqc3lotx/guess4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vgpplpp0x/)

is super easy!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 23, 2017, 09:24:53 PM
Was used in the famous movie Terminator 2
(https://s17.postimg.cc/shlgp7d1r/T2_Poster.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yij5m9znv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on February 23, 2017, 11:41:36 PM
Russian... son of IL-2...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 24, 2017, 12:06:34 AM

Still looks like a 1930s Flash Gordon spaceship!  :D
These aircraft engineers have been watching too many old films!

It is a ILYUSHIN IL-40 "BRAWNY"  ;)

(http://www.diseno-art.com/images_9/Ilyushin-IL-40-1.jpg)







Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 24, 2017, 12:28:36 AM
Ilyushin? Winchester!
The hint gives it away:
Was used in the famous movie Terminator 2

It's a highly customized 12 gauge 1887 Winchester lever action shotgun, apparently with two seats and wings added after having been used in the movie :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 24, 2017, 03:35:15 AM
Was used in the famous movie Terminator 2

(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/lachen/laughing-smiley-001.gif)

You, my friend, have too much free time in your hands (and I sorely envy you)!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 24, 2017, 04:49:49 AM
You shoot it Max!

you turn!

mike: tanks for the info!  ;D

Gianky: i have not much time, but y try!  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 24, 2017, 05:06:15 PM
Ok, guess this one.

I will give you a tip.
It was used by the following Air Forces....
Royal Flying Corps
US Signal Corps
United States Navy
Canadian Aviation Corps


(http://i.imgur.com/i26rkrC.jpg)
-

Bonus picture - Get extra points!  :D

(http://www.dommagazine.com/sites/default/files/magazine_images/2014-06-June/2014_06_Page_22_Image_0002.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 25, 2017, 12:19:09 AM
1.) A paperplane. I think they've used it in all airforces around, mostly at briefing time.
2.) A woman asking a man for the key after he botched it.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on February 25, 2017, 12:51:44 AM
1: F 35 prototype
Here's the original design specification.....

(https://s1.postimg.cc/libp7op4f/Alsomitra_macrpcarpa.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b89a8fz8r/)

2: Very common a/c...usually spotted inside shopping arcades.......fueled by 20p's

Cheers

Alfie  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on February 25, 2017, 02:21:37 AM
It,s surely got to be  a Link Trainer??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 25, 2017, 05:52:04 AM
Dunne D.8

Wikipedia has a nice picture of it in the swept wing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swept_wing) page.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on February 25, 2017, 03:29:43 PM
Dunne D.8

Wikipedia has a nice picture of it in the swept wing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swept_wing) page.

Congratulations Glanky !  8)

It is the Burgess-Dunne swept-wing of 1913. It was also used as a seaplane with floats.
- http://flyingmachines.ru/Images7/Flight/1913/1217-1.jpg

Its your turn !


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on February 25, 2017, 08:35:11 PM

An edwin link "Pilot Maker" flight simulator?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 26, 2017, 04:22:51 AM
Have at it!


(https://s7.postimg.cc/sgj23yq57/Yet_another_easily_identifiable_mistery_plane.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/staga58ev/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 26, 2017, 08:43:50 AM
M.F.11?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 26, 2017, 10:59:11 AM
A secret twin engine plane.
Tries to fool the enemy into being a single engined one, but look at the alien tech prop right between the crew seats 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on February 26, 2017, 04:32:54 PM
M.F.11?

Give this man a cigar!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinens_Flyvebaatfabrikk_M.F.11

Your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 26, 2017, 07:56:20 PM
OK what's this?

(http://www.cfiamerica.com/images/HA-MAV.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: vpmedia on February 27, 2017, 12:59:04 AM
Hungarian Weiss Manfréd W.M.10 Ölyv.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 27, 2017, 01:41:01 AM
That's been a home match for VP :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on February 27, 2017, 04:09:35 AM
Yep, and VP should now ask about designation of the glider in the background....  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on February 27, 2017, 05:49:51 AM
Hungarian Weiss Manfréd W.M.10 Ölyv.

Correct, of course! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 01, 2017, 02:19:53 PM
Ok, since 24 hours have passed and this is now an open round, I'm going to ask you a question whose answer I don't know!

Here's a picture of an Italian P-51 in the IAF museum at Vigna di Valle:

(https://s16.postimg.cc/m8x0luj11/DSCN0646.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/707382pch/)

A friend of mine is making a model of this very airplane and asked me today if I knew what that football shaped thing behind the pilot's seat is, and if I had any another pictures, possibly details, of it.

I'm thinking it's some kind of antenna, but, honestly, I've never seen it in any other Mustang and, despite Doctor Google, can't find any other picture or details of it.

Can any of you fine airplane connoisseurs provide the answer and the pictures I'm looking for?

The aircraft is a P-51 used by IAF post WWII, from 1948 to 1953, should be a D model, unknown batch.

EDIT: if you wanna see other (better) pictures, here's the Museum's page:

http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/storia/museostorico/Pagine/NorthAmericanP51.aspx
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Duggy on March 01, 2017, 03:04:47 PM
Its an unusual installation of DFF antenna.
And its P-51D  44-73451.
Regards Duggy
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 01, 2017, 11:08:56 PM
Its an unusual installation of DFF antenna.
I guess that's quoted from here and lacks a little additional explanation: http://www.swissmustangs.ch/mm4323-vigna-di-valle
It sure looks like an antenna, but "DFF"?
Dorsal Fin Fillet antenna? That one's exactly where it's supposed to be.
So what exactly should "DFF" be? A swiss name for IFF?
Or is this rather a replacement for the panel antennas of the AN/APS-13 tail warning radar?
In that case: Poor pilot. Regardless how much the beam is focused to the tail section, his brain gets cooked from constand microwave radiation.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 02, 2017, 07:55:39 AM
Thanks, guys, the pictures in that site will surely help!

Let's get back to the guessing game!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 02, 2017, 08:27:34 AM
I think I can solve the "football shaped thing" quest ;)
It's indeed an antenna, but not "DFF".
What's inside is an LP-21 rotatable ADF loop antenna. The "teardrop" housing was quite common on larger aircraft like C-47/DC-3, B-17 and B-24.
Some P-51D's in the CBI theatre used the same antenna plus housing, but it's usually been mounted right in front of the dorsal fin fillet:
(https://s7.postimg.cc/6m2wowu7f/post_123_0_15742200_1484248939.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8qn9pzvtz/)

The reason why it's been mounted that way in this italian P-51 is unclear.
Inside the cockpit area the football housing is simply unnecessary.

The radio used was an AN/ARA-8 VHF homing adapter.
Beacons for this system have not been deployed to europe so the whole system (receiver + antenna) was probably just dead weight.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 02, 2017, 11:05:24 AM
Next time I go to Vigna di Valle, I'll ask them why the hell did they put that antenna in the cockpit! ;D

Thanks, Storebror and Duggy, you've been very helpful.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 03, 2017, 04:47:09 PM
According to the rules this is an open house


(https://s16.postimg.cc/71kf8fdp1/guess02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g9cnp4kr5/)


guess this
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 03, 2017, 05:26:20 PM
 Douglas BTD Destroyer  ?


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 03, 2017, 09:07:21 PM
Yep!

(https://s11.postimg.cc/cdwqbrkib/douglas_btd.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/4xxgpywsv/)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_BTD_Destroyer


Turn of GJE52!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 05, 2017, 02:47:55 PM
Ok,

(https://s20.postimg.cc/b4pkadkzh/00_Test10.jpg)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 05, 2017, 09:08:40 PM
Again the FW 187 falke ... :D
(https://s17.postimg.cc/jnldmxam7/fw_187_a_0_by_nicksikh_d4981d0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m4x4u6uij/)
(https://s10.postimg.cc/gl5ew2z7d/fw_187.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4w1f8488l/)
I post this plane the first time and then his younger Argentine brother FMA IA 58 Pucará
(https://s11.postimg.cc/zdarc42wz/pucara.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/58maqqxtr/)


There are already so many pages that it is impossible to see them all! :P

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 06, 2017, 01:25:04 AM
Yep .... again...  ;)

Your shot

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on March 06, 2017, 04:37:05 AM
Can I try you with this one????
(https://s8.postimg.cc/aorhobr4l/air_display_5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/aorhobr4h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on March 06, 2017, 04:38:29 AM
I should have added that I Photoshopped out Aircraft Registration  >:(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 06, 2017, 04:52:43 AM
Glad that you say so ;)

Well that's a Buccaneer S2B in 1984 at Prestwick Air Show, with Cdr. James B. Grossweiner and his backseater Flt. Lt. Jack Goff on the dorsal spine.
In front of this, facing towards the camera you see Sqn. Ldr. Willie Stroker accompanied by Sqn. Btch. B.J. Cobbledick watching two unknown german engineers doing some maintenance on their secret wonderweapon, allegedly a V-3 but this lacks reliable sources.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on March 06, 2017, 05:32:45 AM
I thought I saw you there .
God you are wearing well  :)
 My memory could be going and according to Family it went years ago but I think I took photo in 1982
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 06, 2017, 10:18:26 PM
I think mike just misses naming the names of the grandmothers ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 06, 2017, 10:21:25 PM
Anyway, it was my turn to post!  :P

guess this!


(https://s3.postimg.cc/kcrfvwyoz/guess7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wre7w8q73/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 06, 2017, 10:58:24 PM
It's the second from the right here:
(https://s9.postimg.cc/rt777fpnz/cheated_result.jpg)

Since I had to use google, I will keep my mouth shut ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Jimbo947 on March 07, 2017, 04:41:46 AM
Has every one gave up on mine?? >:(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 04:53:38 AM
It wasn't your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dagger123456 on March 07, 2017, 06:15:48 AM
This is the easiest of all.  Two engine Okha with airconditioning.  See how comfortbale the doomed pilot is.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 07, 2017, 06:50:55 AM
Quote
It wasn't your turn. 
.. not so much a "turn" more a kind of earned "privilege" .     ;)

Although not actually published anywhere AFAIK, :P  the rules of this game are that the guy who guesses correctly gets to put up the next challenge..

... not really rocket science but it kind of works..

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 07, 2017, 07:00:39 AM
hint: Mike post the entire family

Jimbo:
Welcome to the trivia! Great plane to guess.
You can post after a correct identification or when who guess declare open house.
Do not go crazy, this is a game!

you post the klemm Kl 25   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemm_Kl_25
(https://s21.postimg.cc/l33e7mimf/Klemm25_replica.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q1qwm5mf7/)
you post the original, this is a replica.


dagger: about my post, I do not want to imagine neck pain of the pilot when trying to review the 6

GJE52: ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 07:07:43 AM
klemm Kl 25
The name speaks for itself.
Klemm as a german word loosely translates to "cramp".
You have to cramp yourself into that knocked up pile of crap :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 07, 2017, 07:16:14 AM
Talking about cramps ...
(https://s8.postimg.cc/dihoo4y0l/guess_cockpit_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjfdl7kmp/)
(https://s8.postimg.cc/nh2nam7g5/guess_cockpit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dwj0nqi41/)

Look how comfortable you can see the interior of the cockpit, a mixture between coffin and tomograph.

Supercomfortable!  Especially for the neck

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 08:48:32 AM
That is the Ikarus 451. Not to be confused with the 451M which is turbojet powered.

Cheers!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 09:18:08 AM
Try this one out for size.

Good Luck..........(you'll need it)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/vtfws66g7/4382.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/lxetsj0o7/4382_L_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 09:21:31 AM
It's not your turn yet.
Please wait for confirmation first.
This is a matter of respect towards the questioner.

And the plane is a Rocheville Arctic Tern, Reg. No. NR221Y, Photographed at Long Beach, California, USA, 1933.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 07, 2017, 09:24:53 AM
Yep!

Is the ikarus 451-1!

Al the people are jumping in! LOL ;D

Now is you turn P51vsFw190!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 09:34:23 AM
No......now it's Mike's turn.....

How did you guess that fast Mike?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 10:28:42 AM
It cannot be my turn since it wasn't even your turn yet before James.
So now it's James' turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on March 07, 2017, 10:30:52 AM
Some human dictionaries are spooking here.  :o
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 10:34:56 AM
...just in case: The answer is 42.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 11:36:55 AM
Jeez...

Ok....umm.....how about this?


(https://s28.postimg.cc/fek8ef83x/inter.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 07, 2017, 11:37:37 AM
F-35?
*SCNR* 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 11:45:21 AM
Mike, you are a cruel and sadistic man.......but that's why we love you.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 07, 2017, 02:44:29 PM
Well, pure stroke of luck, but I think the answer is in an article I was reading some days ago...

https://www.aerostoria.it/2016/01/17/roberto-oros-di-bartini-il-pi%C3%B9-grande-progettista-italiano-di-aeroplani-sovietici/

Mid-page, it should be Bartini's Stal'-6.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 07, 2017, 03:25:07 PM
Gianky that is absolutely correct.

Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 07, 2017, 05:34:18 PM
Ok, here it is!

(https://s4.postimg.cc/f1qk2r0p9/Senzanome.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oz1kvt8ax/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on March 07, 2017, 08:51:01 PM
I see two types of planes here, Savoia S.P.3 (foreground, with the "bullet" nose, and also background far right), and S.P.2 (the two in the background in the center with the "straight" nose).

Italian recce-bombers based on Farman M.F.11, built in several variants from S.P.1 to S.P.5 differing in detail only. Fairly ubiquitous in the Italian Air Force from 1917 on.

I pass my turn, so if anyone has something good ready please be my guest! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 08, 2017, 03:56:37 AM
The answer is correct, and since Radoye already expressed his (her?) will, it's open round, guys!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 08, 2017, 05:20:22 AM
Well then, guess this one:

(https://s10.postimg.cc/qtlj6o2sp/quest_2017_03_08_sw.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 07:30:26 AM
Polikarpov ITP
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 08, 2017, 07:44:30 AM
Give that man a cigar!
Your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 09:14:09 AM
Looks familiar? - well...

(https://s16.postimg.cc/gn4r9xb39/Guess.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6d2caol7l/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on March 08, 2017, 09:21:42 AM
an altered PBY?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on March 08, 2017, 09:40:33 AM
The answer is correct, and since Radoye already expressed his (her?) will, it's open round, guys!

His. Thankyouverymuch! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 10:10:05 AM
A little more specific perhaps?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 08, 2017, 10:12:08 AM
If you put the name of the basic plane together with that engine manufacturer, Google will give it away *wink* ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on March 08, 2017, 10:23:39 AM
Dornier D0-24?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 08, 2017, 10:29:19 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Bird_Innovator_at_Albuquerque_1995.jpg/1280px-Bird_Innovator_at_Albuquerque_1995.jpg)



The Bird Innovator, N5PY, at Albuquerque International Airport, 1995 in Rio Grande Yacht markings.


The effect of the extra engines exceeded expectations, such that it was capable of a cruising speed of 152 mph (244 km/h) on four engines, and of maintaining 124 mph with one of the main engines feathered. The original PBY cruised at about 125 mph. The downside of the Innovator conversion was the basic empty weight (BOW) of the aircraft increased to over 29,000 lbs. This exceeded the 27,000 lbs maximum that the US Military considered safe for water operations


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 08, 2017, 11:41:14 AM
The answer is correct, and since Radoye already expressed his (her?) will, it's open round, guys!
His. Thankyouverymuch! :D

I imagined that, but didn't wanna sound chauvinist on Women's day! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 08, 2017, 11:56:00 AM
The effect of the extra engines exceeded expectations
Easy thing, my expectations would be sub-zero.
The engine layout looks as if a Ferrari driver would try to raise the top speed by attaching two lawn mowers to the front axle :D

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 12:49:22 PM
GJE25
Absolutely right you are.
Over to you
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 08, 2017, 02:42:35 PM
I've posted a few lately, so rather than be greedy, I'll pass the batton and declare open house ....


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 03:28:07 PM
Since it didn't take long, I'll take up the challenge again.
This time more difficult

(https://s3.postimg.cc/rnc72iioj/Guess_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f8pf26r67/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 03:40:53 PM
Quote
I imagined that, but didn't wanna sound chauvinist on Women's day! :D

Occasionally I tell people that I subscribe to several magazines for men.
That usually triggers people's dirty minds.

And of course they are wrong. These magazines have lots of aircraft in them. Well - there are a number of people operating the planes as well. And about 99.9 % of these are men.
Aviation is almost totally female free area
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 08, 2017, 04:35:34 PM

Aviation is almost totally female free area


Wrong.
There are lots of sky bunnies out there

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 08, 2017, 05:01:24 PM

Quote

Wrong.
There are lots of sky bunnies out there

Guess I am too much of a sissy to publish pictures like this:


(https://s1.postimg.cc/9r379bh7z/76501_3_verborgen_geschiedenis_pakket_verb_gesch.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vdi7qcfsb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on March 08, 2017, 06:15:10 PM
Since it didn't take long, I'll take up the challenge again.
This time more difficult

(https://s3.postimg.cc/rnc72iioj/Guess_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f8pf26r67/)


(http://www.asvrr.org/wpimages/wp500912b5_05_06.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 08, 2017, 06:38:54 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/F-15_Eagle_female_pilots%2C_3rd_Wing.jpg/800px-F-15_Eagle_female_pilots%2C_3rd_Wing.jpg)




(https://cdn1.pri.org/sites/default/files/styles/story_main/public/niloofar_0.png?itok=31Huf1lu)



I'll let you tell them they are "sky bunnies" .......  ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 08, 2017, 07:31:12 PM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/gtv3c3rld/9785bbd6c59513f0558811907cb77ee1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6jsocv1pp/)

You're forgetting the best of all time.
Lydia Litvyak the white lily of stalingrad. Heroine of the Soviet Union.
Female maximum ace, with 13 victories one of them was one 11 victories ace of the JG53 Staff Sergeant Erwin Maier
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Litvyak
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 08, 2017, 11:20:31 PM
Occasionally I tell people that I subscribe to several magazines for men.
That usually triggers people's dirty minds.

And of course they are wrong.
I use to fly with the callsign "GA-Y" on our FAC sunday sessions on the SAS gameserver when RAF or RAAF are available.
Guess what that triggers in other pilot's minds 8)
It's just too funny to hear this on the radio (teamspeak):
"Watch your six! Gay behind!"
 :))

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 09, 2017, 05:43:28 AM
If somebody shouted: Gay coming in from behind! I would most certainly get out of the way pretty quickly
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 09, 2017, 05:47:15 AM
Radoye

You are right of course.
Perhaps you could expand a little?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 09, 2017, 05:50:57 AM
Yep, that's the idea with the "Gay from behind".
Just in case... don't worry, I'm not gay.
And don't worry, even good friends here got fooled when I once added that I just came back from the Christopher Street Day parade :D
The thing is: I'm not gay, but I'm not homophobic either. Having been in the navy for 9 years doesn't make you gay, but it teaches tolerance :D

Btw, to get back to topic: Radoye is indeed right with the steam guess. Interesting airplane this "Airspeed 2000", the first really working steam driven plane apparently.
Nice find.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 09, 2017, 07:12:40 AM
Occasionally I tell people that I subscribe to several magazines for men.
That usually triggers people's dirty minds.

And of course they are wrong.
I use to fly with the callsign "GA-Y" on our FAC sunday sessions on the SAS gameserver when RAF or RAAF are available.
Guess what that triggers in other pilot's minds 8)
It's just too funny to hear this on the radio (teamspeak):
"Watch your six! Gay behind!"
 :))

Best regards - Mike


AAAAAAHAHAHAHAH! :))  You are a funny guy!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 09, 2017, 07:14:02 AM
Let us get back on topic, as posted by Lamehawk....

 ....what is this smoking cool aircraft ?

Since it didn't take long, I'll take up the challenge again.
This time more difficult

(https://s3.postimg.cc/rnc72iioj/Guess_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f8pf26r67/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 09, 2017, 07:20:40 AM
Radoye is on the right track
(sorry about that one)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on March 09, 2017, 08:29:13 AM
~snip~
I use to fly with the callsign "GA-Y" on our FAC sunday sessions on the SAS gameserver when RAF or RAAF are available.

You still do Mike.:)) 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 09, 2017, 08:47:27 AM
What I said: Watch your six Ricky!
You know what gays do to crispy youngsters?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on March 09, 2017, 10:58:54 AM

Aviation is almost totally female free area


Wrong.
There are lots of sky bunnies out there

Where I fly, there's a bunch of men and a couple of specimens of what I don't dare define as females.... :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on March 09, 2017, 12:55:41 PM
Radoye

You are right of course.
Perhaps you could expand a little?

Steam power.

I'll leave it at that, it should be enough of a hint for someone else to name the plane, since i don't have anything ready for the next quest. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 09, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
The Besler Steam Plane   ;)

A converted Travel Air 2000 biplane made the world's first piloted flight under steam power over Oakland, California, on 12 April 1933.
The strangest feature of the flight was its relative silence; spectators on the ground could hear the pilot when he called to them from mid-air.
The aircraft, piloted by William Besler, had been fitted with a two-cylinder, 150 hp reciprocating engine.
An important contribution to its design was made by Nathan C. Price, a former Doble Steam Motors engineer.


-
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18ilgzo26lcnpjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
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(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/PopularScience/7-1933/steam_plane/steam_plane_0.jpg)
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a cool video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6NFmcnW-8

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on March 10, 2017, 07:49:16 AM
Bingo! :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 10, 2017, 10:35:44 AM


Alright guys and gals, I will give you an easy one.
Guess this?

(http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Inspiration/humor5-plane-35.jpg)

............

Bonus points !

Guess this?
(http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx53/whpete44/Economy%20Engine%20Cider%20Presses%20and%20Allis%20Airplane/EconomyEngineCiderPressesandAllisAirplane027_zpsc895d4b6.jpg)



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 10, 2017, 12:45:33 PM
Bonus is not a pusher :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 11, 2017, 12:19:59 AM
It is the Russian heavy bomber Kalinin K7 of 1933
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalinin_K-7
It is difficult to find an image that is not of the fake version. There are some where you can see it with naval howitzers hunting flying saucers.

(https://s10.postimg.cc/60dz9w76h/3_View_Kalinin_K_7_Color.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y0i2u6amt/)
(https://s18.postimg.cc/4bi7uf1bd/Kalinin_K_7_Technical_Drawing.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3yqto8j1h/)

The bonus:
 for its landing gear configuration and sealth tail is clearly an F-35 IH...
the IH designation is for the exportation to the third wold countries, manofactured under licence  by International Harvest.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/zfv1nv1a3/f35variants_thumb.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ndzntps1j/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 11, 2017, 05:21:57 AM


Perfect score  Locopiston !  8)

Your turn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu9W8AtZy7U
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 11, 2017, 07:43:12 AM
I usually try to understand what the letters in acronyms stand for.

The NOTOL in the innovative IH version, does that mean NO Take Off and Landing?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 11, 2017, 03:58:37 PM
The NOTOL capability is designed to make spike top tactic.
Consists of a flush flight at low height and speed to be able to attack the grains and fumigate the ground at the same time. For this the airplane does NOT have to take off or land. ;D

cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 11, 2017, 04:07:15 PM
You have a great bonus in last post Max! :D

This is an easy one.
I am sure he is the inspirer of the aircraft of the blocks carrier  of my childhood.

(https://s21.postimg.cc/wh36o9l0n/tente_jet_figter_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/a55duvlwj/)
(https://s21.postimg.cc/ioorsmu93/tente_jet_figter.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ml23omf8j/)

I'm sure of the small piece of plastic is better designed and flies better than the real one. o_O

(https://s13.postimg.cc/woos534s7/guess113.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fo5vwerqr/)


Cheers!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 11, 2017, 11:56:43 PM
One of my all-time favourites: The Vought F7U Cutlass.
What a nice looking plane, and what a brick to fly unfortunately!
If it flew just half as good as it looked, it would have been a much greater success.

Nevertheless, some details about the depicted plane, which has been neatly photoshopped 8)
This is the real photo:
(https://s27.postimg.cc/k8qqclomb/cutlass.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e7t1fj1zz/)

The plane shown is an F7U-3P "Bulp Nose" Cutlass Air Development Squadron VX-3 (US Navy), NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1955.
Serial is 00/XC and BuAer No. is 128464.
Couldn't find reliable sources about the fate of that plane, sorry.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: steven197106 on March 12, 2017, 03:38:22 AM
The Ensign eliminator or the The Gutless Cutlass
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 12, 2017, 08:17:44 AM
Thank you locopiston.
Always eager to learn  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 12, 2017, 11:52:40 AM
Magnificent as always Mike!

It is also one of my favorite planes. I do not understand how someone had the balls to land that into a carrier.

You turn!

Sorry for the japan photoshop...  8)

The Ensign eliminator or the The Gutless Cutlass is corect too steven, but mike answer first. ;)

I am a specialist in rare variants of the F-35 and its capabilities LameHawk. :D

Regards!

 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 12, 2017, 03:40:55 PM
I took note of the expresssion: "to land that into a carrier"


(https://s7.postimg.cc/akw457mqj/Cutlass.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jfwyfqbiv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on March 13, 2017, 04:54:29 AM
Cutlass hitting the roundown  ??
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 13, 2017, 06:01:31 AM
I took note of the expresssion: "to land that into a carrier"


That is one amazing and scary photo  :o

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 13, 2017, 06:39:55 AM
This is the video (1:46 min. onwards):
https://youtu.be/QlRnz1P3enE?t=106

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 13, 2017, 05:22:32 PM
All very cute ... but the plane to guess does not appear !? ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 13, 2017, 05:53:35 PM
Must be Storebror's turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 14, 2017, 01:49:22 AM
Oh, shame on me... give me 5 minutes please :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 14, 2017, 02:16:26 AM
Slightly more than 5 minutes... guess this one:

(https://s1.postimg.cc/hlexwrxf3/quest_2017_03_14.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 14, 2017, 03:04:25 AM
Hawker Henley testbed, Vulture engine  :P

i have a good eye on hawker's undercarriage, i fear heheh

 (http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AI/AI57-10/29-1.jpg)

S!

A1_Phoenix

(at work now, i guess it's an open round!)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on March 14, 2017, 03:50:46 AM
It's an interesting picture... Didn't like the Henley so much before, but it's clearly beginning to change  ;)  That's what I love in this thread !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 14, 2017, 08:31:40 AM
The cigar goes to A1_Phoenix and since you said so, it's and open round now!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 14, 2017, 05:15:20 PM
Guess this revolutionary airplane!


(https://s21.postimg.cc/wq6fsyx47/guess143.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iwi33x4ir/)

Regards!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 14, 2017, 05:30:19 PM
I love those rubber planes  :D

It´s the amazing Goodyear Inflatoplane !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Inflatoplane
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjUxlfMbdhs

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/MechanixIllustrated/11-1958/plane_blows_up.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 14, 2017, 06:32:45 PM
yep!

Very useful and safe! :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAqcBRMl-Vs


You turn Max!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 14, 2017, 08:02:56 PM

Guess this cool aircraft ...


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6aqKwzJtGxU/Tv0ugo_sEmI/AAAAAAAAKik/o6F5AdKEh8s/s1600/329648_2617558430882_1012766808_32317187_485500656_o.jpg)

Bonus points...

(https://zythophile.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/spitfire-droptank-fuelling-300dpi.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 15, 2017, 12:18:28 AM
An upgrade attempt for the F-35, hands down :P

The bonus is so interesting, I have to reveal it...

Normandy, 70 years ago, and one of the biggest concerns of the British troops who have made it over the channel, survived the landings and pushed out into the bocage against bitter German resistance is not the V1 flying bomb blitz threatening their families back home, nor the continued failure to capture the port of Cherbourg – but the lack of beer in the bridgehead. On 20 June 1944, two weeks after D-Day, Reuter’s special correspondent with the Allied Forces in France wrote to newspapers in the UK that all that was available in the newly liberated estaminets a few miles inland from the beaches was cider, “and it is pretty watery stuff. I saw a British private wistfully order a pint of mild and bitter: but the glass he sat down with contained the eternal cider.”

(https://s30.postimg.cc/6saolzb41/quest.png)
Quote
Tangmere, Sussex, July 1944: in front of a Spitfire IX of 332 (Norwegian) Squadron, a standard 45-gallon Typhoon/Hurricane ‘Torpedo’ jettison tank modified for use on the Spitfire (because of an expected shortage of 45-gallon shaped or slipper tanks) is filled with PA ale for flying over to Normandy while an RAF ‘erk’ writes a cheery message on the tank. The pilot sitting on the wing in this clearly posed government publicity picture is wearing a Norwegian Air Force cap-badge. Is the man filling the tank a brewery worker? Surely. Is the beer from Henty and Constable’s brewery in nearby Chichester? It seems very likely …
The pilot has been identified as almost certainly being the Norwegian Spitfire ace Wing Commander Rolf Arne Berg, CO of No. 132 Norwegian Wing, who was killed a few months later, aged 27, in February 1945 while attacking a German airfield in the Netherlands.

It would not be until July 12 when “real British beer” finally officially reached the battling troops in Normandy, and even then the quantity was enough only for one pint per man. But long before then, enterprising pilots in the RAF – and the USAAF – had been engaged in shipping beer into Northern France privately, using what the troops called “flying pubs”.

Read more about it here:
http://zythophile.co.uk/2014/06/06/you-wont-believe-this-one-weird-trick-they-used-to-fly-beer-to-the-d-day-troops-in-normandy/#more-3951

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 15, 2017, 02:31:10 AM
and for the standard question, Scaled Composite ARES, iirc it was in a "eww"-rated Iron Eagle film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaled_Composites_ARES

:)
A1_Phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 15, 2017, 07:41:44 AM

That is correct A1_Phoenix !  Your turn

(https://media.giphy.com/media/lI6nHr5hWXlu0/giphy.gif)


SAS~Storebror very true story!  Another thing, other than beer deliveries, some allied airplanes even delivered ICE CREAM to
the troops in Normandy after D-Day in those petrol tanks  :D   A little Thank You Gift for the hard-fighting troops who fought
for everyone's freedom! They earned it.
You get the extra 5 Bornus Points  ;D

.....................................

Here is more about the Scaled Composite ARES ....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG9LlHcX8lg

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 15, 2017, 08:07:53 AM
Thank you Max, and Storebror too for the extra infos on beer-spitfire!

Some years ago i didn't know ARES was a Rutan's creation, but of course i can see his typical style :)

it was the "bad-guy-plane messerschmitt 263" in the ill-fated Iron Eagle III, the one with ww2 fighters, my memory was right


going back on topic, i actually have something for you, this time!

(http://i.imgur.com/psQ83oY.png)

S!
A1_Phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 15, 2017, 12:21:48 PM
Joy JX

It's tempting to call this contraption a flying flapjack.

Except it seems it never made it into the air. It ended up in the barbed wire fence where the airport ended.
Ruined "plane", pilot unhurt

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6x1xvcrvb/flapjack3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/558z0g8ib/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/9sf127vvb/Joy_JX_NC12787_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ta9oi5ssz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6a315tuzb/Joy_JX_NC12787_02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r6z9aht03/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 15, 2017, 12:33:36 PM


Amazing  :o I never seen this one before.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 15, 2017, 12:55:10 PM
How in the world you got it, LameHawk...  :D I've found it just for the quiz, never seen before.
I guess it's so strange it can easily catch someone's attention!

So, excellent! Your move, LameHawk!!!

 :)
A1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 15, 2017, 01:23:31 PM
OK - this is a one-off.
But it's from my favourite period.


(https://s1.postimg.cc/sk8mmii27/SASQuiz.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vr36652i3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dagger123456 on March 15, 2017, 02:50:20 PM
Well...guess what is this.
(https://s16.postimg.cc/g3besy0o5/Puzzle.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tk8dbtazl/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on March 15, 2017, 03:23:28 PM
Well...guess what is this.
~snip~

BY BEDROOM!  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: dagger123456 on March 15, 2017, 03:29:32 PM
top view of two man carrying plywood
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 15, 2017, 08:54:36 PM
Mix between an avia and LaGG3? :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 16, 2017, 01:08:08 AM
OK - this is a one-off.
But it's from my favourite period.
Ah, the Stuka that wasn't meant to be.
Heinkel He 118 V1.
Nice plane, but not built for purpose.
It's one of those "don't take a knife to a gunfight" things:
What the hell was going on in Heinkel's mind when he did this?
The competition was for a dive bomber, period.
The He 118 was arguably the cleanest design and looked very promising.
It was considerably more streamlined than the Junkers competitor, with retractable landing gear and an internal bomb bay.
But when you're asked to demonstrate the plane's capabilities in a dive bomber competition and you go there and say "see here my pretty new design, looks much better than the others, only thing is: It cannot dive" then you simply missed the point.
Nevertheless the plane paved the way for the Yokosuka D4Y eventually.

Should I be the one with the baton, then please use this as an open round invitation as I'm on business trip at the moment ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 16, 2017, 06:11:12 AM
OK - this is a one-off.
But it's from my favourite period.
Ah, the Stuka that wasn't meant to be.
Heinkel He 118 V1.
Nice plane, but not built for purpose.
It's one of those "don't take a knife to a gunfight" things:
What the hell was going on in Heinkel's mind when he did this?
The competition was for a dive bomber, period.

Best regards - Mike

That is correct!
It does look like a smaller version of the Stuka.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 16, 2017, 04:02:08 PM
Well A1. You ask how I got that Joy JX.

It may have been rhetorical - nevertheless:

I have to admit to a certain addiction to aviation quizzes. I have been doing it for some twenty years, and it has provided me with some experience. I was hooked when I accidentally came across a picture of a small bit of an airplane that I recognized immediately because I had built the plane as a plastic model back in the sixties. Memory in the fingers can be quite good.
When looking through thousands of pictures you get a "feeling" for the picture. I can't really explain this "feeling", but I have grown quite good at extracting information from the picture: which nationality the plane is, approximately when the photo was taken, the quality of the picture (Russian pictures from the thirties are generally miserable), anything else in the picture (people, uniforms, backgrounds etc. I actually found a plane by recognizing the bluish mountains in the background from another picture with a similar background - it had to be the same event - and it was!
As to the Joy: I thought it looked more or less like a flapjack, so I made a black and white picture search for 12787 and flapjack - and there it was.
The registration is often a giveaway, and as I thought it looked American I might have added N or NC to the registration - which would also have found the plane.
And no - I hadn't seen this contraption before. Then again - that's why it is so interesting doing quizzes. You learn something new all the time

So - if you would like to waste a lot of time in an interesting way here is a couple of recommendations:

http://www.dauntless-soft.com/AviaQuiz/ (http://www.dauntless-soft.com/AviaQuiz/)

http://www.military-airshows.co.uk/quiz.htm (http://www.military-airshows.co.uk/quiz.htm)


Good luck
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 17, 2017, 06:01:02 PM
Lets relive this tread again... :-[

storebror declares an open house

gues this!
(https://s18.postimg.cc/4pop23tjt/guess20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l0osyf61h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 17, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
That is the Republic XP-72 Superbolt Prototype #2, Serial # 43-6599
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 17, 2017, 11:08:43 PM
GOOD! :D the tread is live!

Corect P51vsFw190!

you turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 20, 2017, 09:12:22 AM
So we stalled again?
Guess this one:
(https://s12.postimg.cc/ku9tdqut9/quest_2017_03_20.jpg)

Note: This is a very special plane, so it's not sufficient just to guess the general plane model.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on March 20, 2017, 10:23:32 AM
Douglas ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 20, 2017, 11:54:40 AM
Definitely yes :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: d-rexs on March 20, 2017, 12:23:52 PM
I do believe it is a Douglas F5D Skylancer
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 20, 2017, 12:30:57 PM
Of the time when the US Navy's planes looked innocent and friendly.
Cousin of vought cutlass

maybe Amstrong NASA plane

Or some super new F-35 variant?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 20, 2017, 01:12:32 PM
Douglas F5D Skylancer
Definitely no.

maybe Amstrong NASA plane
Nope.

Or some super new F-35 variant?
This information is classified :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 20, 2017, 01:37:05 PM
Is the XF4D-1 Ship No. 1 (BuAer No. 124586)
It confuses because it has an antenna in the tail and one in the nose very aggressive; the engine also has a exhaust nozzle longer than later in the series version F4D-1 Skyray.
(https://s21.postimg.cc/fxn98csmf/XF4_D_Ship_No_1_Bu_No_124586_610x406.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3vrve7jdv/)

superb the spectral blue of photoshop!

Regards!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 21, 2017, 06:29:05 AM
Is the XF4D-1 Ship No. 1 (BuAer No. 124586)
Congratulations, that's exactly right!

It confuses because it has an antenna in the tail and one in the nose very aggressive; the engine also has a exhaust nozzle longer than later in the series version F4D-1 Skyray.
On the tail you actually see an additional pitot tube in front and the fuel-jettison pipe behind. The latter was installed in a similar fashion on serial production planes.
The nose probe with AoA indicator surfaces of course is special to prototypes.
The exhaust looks different from serial production planes since the planned J40 Engine wasn't ready yet.
Quote from http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_fighters/f6_1.html:
Quote
The airframe was completed in 1950, but the 7000 lb.s.t. Westinghouse XJ40-WE-6 engine that was intended for the XF4D-1 had experienced serious development delays and was not yet ready for flight. Rather than wait until the J40 was completed, Douglas decided to install a 5000 lb.s.t. Allison J35-A-17 turbojet in the two XF4D-1 airframes for the initial testing.

Your turn 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 21, 2017, 07:01:09 AM
as always! you have all the info! tanks to share Mike!

back to the ugly birds  ;D


(https://s27.postimg.cc/dspconowj/guess21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vir19p2hb/)


guess this!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 21, 2017, 07:10:34 AM
note:
The guy from behind seems to have hidding some serious error and he's being silly
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on March 21, 2017, 07:19:24 AM
Woops sorry guys. I totally forgot I had guessed. My bad.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 21, 2017, 08:54:55 AM
Well A1. You ask how I got that Joy JX.

quite an extensive answer, LameHawk, thank you! :)
i'm interested in extra-plane details, too, sometimes they tell everything!
with JoyJX, i must admit i was tempted to cut out the serial, but on these days i'm only on workplace PC so no photoediting until further notice. you did exactly what i've feared hehehehe

When possible, i'll check your links, thank you!

Salute! :)
A1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 22, 2017, 05:38:19 AM
I was pretty sure we already had this, but now I see it was a request, not a quest :)

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37287.msg412036.html#msg412036
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 22, 2017, 06:48:14 AM
Perfect Sniperton!

It's a really weird fighter.
Its best quality are the wheels in the tail. ;D

Your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 22, 2017, 08:16:02 AM
Thanks, first a bonus item in the 'weird plane' category:

(https://s8.postimg.cc/yumxwviv9/quest30.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oxbx3tb9d/)

Second the quest item:

(https://s9.postimg.cc/u601z973j/quest31.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9lv80rrcb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 22, 2017, 09:10:48 AM
Westland P.12 "Delanne" Lysander and BV.155 (V-2?)

The german one is one of my wet dreams, while the Delanne is.. well. I didn't even know Lysanders and Lancasters could mate.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 22, 2017, 10:50:37 AM
Congrats, both are correct. And yes, I think (but am not fully sure) that it is actually the V-2 of BV.155B.

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 22, 2017, 11:11:53 AM
Thank you Sniperton :)

For more information, the BV.155 is an extreme evolution of Bf.109, through Me.155.
Of course, not much parts were still in common!

Aaaaand: the quiz

(http://i.imgur.com/vBiqdij.png)

Not a photo, but still an airplane!  :)

S!
A1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 22, 2017, 12:42:09 PM

Gloster Meteor F. MK 8



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 22, 2017, 01:31:32 PM
Gloster Meteor F. MK 8

Nope, max :)

of course, one can think it's a near ball.

S!
A1_Phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 23, 2017, 03:47:29 PM
Did ever leave the drawing table? o_O

The wing without dihedral, engines too advanced and tail long and high, differentiate it from the meteor, but not too much...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 23, 2017, 05:15:53 PM
Did ever leave the drawing table? o_O

It was my first thought, too. Come on man, show us the real thing!  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 23, 2017, 05:28:50 PM
This specific plane was only one project, but guilty we are not: its base design flew, and so well it's still valid. Too late, of course, and wasn't selected.

On a side note, there are clues in both my answers heheehhe
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on March 23, 2017, 11:05:21 PM
That looks something like the Hawker contender to the Meteor. The P-1048.


(https://s16.postimg.cc/ruq4zmsyt/P1048__Scene_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e11sal0dd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 23, 2017, 11:35:33 PM
Cabin position, wing implantation, engine size and tail lift say it is not the same plane. :-[

Same, we are talking about things that do not exist ... so it could be the santa's sleigh. :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 23, 2017, 11:52:35 PM

A1_Phoenix, we need to see a real photo of a real aircraft built.
Otherwise its just a paper-project.
A "what-if" prototype paper-project for the Gloster Meteor
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 24, 2017, 02:53:11 AM
I don't think it's british at all.
For a Meteor the tail layout doesn't fit.

Definitely just a project plane.
I suspect a russian origin, maybe some project alongside the Alekseyev I-21 Series.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 24, 2017, 03:42:50 AM
I suspect a russian origin, maybe some project alongside the Alekseyev I-21 Series.

It was my second thought, but note the triangular cross section of the fuselage, which is reminiscent of the Me-262.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 24, 2017, 04:01:16 AM
Sorry guys: it's not meant to be easy, but challenging. And i see your curiosity is waking up :)

As i said, it's true this is only a drawing (well, now i must admit i'm not sure if a drawing is fully legit), but:

-it's a known project (it could be found on internet) from a known airplane designer. Well.. then, expatriated, but it's NOT a "nemo propheta in patria" situation, he designed successful planes (and not only) in his birthplace.

-the "base" plane was built, and flew. it flew very well, albeit with another powerplant. And it was a taildragger. And Air Forces needs were rapidly changing in those years. Nevertheless, fuselage, wings, and tail are the same: to be more precise, it was meant to be the SAME plane, with some differences.

said so, no Alekseyev, no Me.262.  ;)

S!
A1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 24, 2017, 04:05:04 AM
Argentinian ..... ?  IAe 30 Pallavincino 1

(http://www.militariarg.com/uploads/4/2/2/1/4221080/2179044_orig.jpg)


Jet modification of the IAe-30 Nancu, also designed by Pallavicino, was to be a heavy fighter in a class of the Gloster Meteor: single-seater, two Rolls-Royce Derwent engines each producing 3.500 lb static thrust. The variant was to have been armed with four Hispano-Suiza cannons. None built.



A proposed jet engined version of this "Hornet look alike"

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/IAe30.jpg)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on March 24, 2017, 04:15:47 AM
I guess the plane's got a link with the Hornet, as the wings look the same. Are Emile Dewoitine or Kurt Tank involved ?  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on March 24, 2017, 04:45:09 AM
And here it is!

excellent, GJE52! :)

my source: https://www.zona-militar.com/foros/threads/fma-iae-48.11850/page-3
it's almost a "modular" design, in fact the "Project 1" by Pallavicino, it's simply a Derwent-engined Namcu
afaik, Wikipedia declare the merlin version's 780km/h as a still valid south american piston engine speed record, not sure if it's true, tho. Beautiful bird, anyway. too bad FA Argentina obviously decided to follow the jet future.

i'm sorry for some italian puns, but i'll also let you know that somewhat obscure clues were "Near Ball" for "Vicino Palla", "Guilty we are not (we are innocent)" for "Innocenti", builder of Lambretta scooter designed by Pallavicino before moving to Argentina.

As for Pallavicino, here some other infos :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Pallavicino

S!
A1
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 24, 2017, 05:49:10 AM
Cheers Glynn 8)
Argentina... that would have been one of the last spots to search for an unknown jet project ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on March 24, 2017, 07:29:45 AM
Westland P.12 Wendover, I read somewhere that on one of the test flights the rear turret fell off, complete with hapless occupant.

'I say; was a bit 'Harry Twitchers'  for a moment back there old boy'
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 24, 2017, 12:35:20 PM
I'm Argentine, I never heared of a jet version of the Ñancu ... :-|

In this country there were many drawings of jets during the era of Perón 1945-1955 but only pulqui and pulqui II flew. Kurth tank take to India Pulqui III project.

In the most famous stuff made in country for Palavicino was the SIAM Lambretta model known here as "Siambretta"
(https://s1.postimg.cc/xt1wgk6cv/peron_siambretta.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nvqvnhyqz/)
General Peron testing the first prototipe superviced by Palavicino
(https://s3.postimg.cc/u7wbe3fqr/peronsiam3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5emrdfwq7/)
General Peron driving the siambretta leadering a group of fans... this countrie es very weird...

Is difficult to understand but much more difficult is to explain it:
Peron was Politically a mix between: Mussolini + Fidel Castro + Marshal Tito + Mandela + Donald Trump... But he was elected and the people loved him!  :-[ :P

If we can put airplanes of that forum of drunkies this is going to become bizarre. ;D


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on March 24, 2017, 01:52:11 PM
It was my third thought that if a quest is hopelessly unsolvable, the solution should be sought in Argentina...  :D ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 24, 2017, 01:56:34 PM
AH! So its an Argentina proposed jet project. A jet version for the "Nancu".
I searched all over for a built version of the blueprints you posted , but there was no such aircraft.
So it continues to be a "what if". Only a paper-project.
It is still very interesting to me, as I also enjoy looking at project blueprints of aircraft. I am always
all over the internet and in books looking for such stuff.  ;D  Thanks.

Great find SAS~GJE52 ! I never heard of this "Nancu".
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 24, 2017, 07:53:32 PM

OK. not too hard this time ...  ;)



(https://s20.postimg.cc/mwxa1ccxp/00_Test11.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BOYAN on March 24, 2017, 08:30:30 PM
Thunderchief?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on March 24, 2017, 11:08:44 PM
F-105 Thunderchief,
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 25, 2017, 02:17:56 AM
Maybe, but which one ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on March 25, 2017, 03:48:48 AM
F-105D a Single seat Fighter-bomber
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 25, 2017, 05:39:45 AM
Yep, your call.. ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on March 25, 2017, 10:11:41 AM
Ok, Lets try this,
(https://s21.postimg.cc/qgc6d00k7/IMG_0338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ftid7kser/)

If not, your call
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Narvik on March 25, 2017, 10:44:40 AM
Yak-1000. Never got airborne.

Free round.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 25, 2017, 03:39:04 PM
Yak-1000. Never got airborne.

Free round.

Indeed it is the Yak-1000, Great pick Narvik !
- http://www.findmodelkit.com/sites/default/files/72026_6.jpg

Free round, cool.
Would you mind if I post the next guess?

Guess this mystery aircraft...

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/chris7421/Mystery%201.png) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/chris7421/media/Mystery%201.png.html)


for
Bonus points ...

(http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Flying-Down-to-Rio-Aerial-Ballet1.png)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 25, 2017, 11:39:14 PM
I also could not resist and post it in the past. :-|

But the plane is fake... or falke?  ;)

I do not know the girls flying over Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoa  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: KingTiger503 on March 26, 2017, 12:28:58 AM
Bingo, Nice one, your turn. Your call
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on March 26, 2017, 02:40:21 AM
I am not sure if the plane is a Falke, or FW 187 as that aircraft was a tail dragger ... and the one in the picture clearly is not. Sometimes the on line images are incorrecly named. I am not sure what this is ... but I am sure what it is not.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on March 26, 2017, 03:14:17 AM
Quoting myself:
It's just a hoax, nothing less, nothing more.
That "He-279 Spirale" thing is just a bold allegation raised by someone on the internet who disappeared as quickly thereafter as he raised that hoax.
Nice Photoshop work though.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 26, 2017, 06:06:08 AM
Your guess is as good as mine. It is an unknown Luftwaffe aircraft.
For the curious... more information about it here...
https://forum.axishistory.com//viewtopic.php?t=166730
-
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,20080.0.html
-

I also could not resist and post it in the past. :-|
But the plane is fake... or falke?  ;)

I do not know the girls flying over Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoa  8)

Great guess Locopiston  8)
Your next good buddy!

The film is called "Flying Down to Rio"
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Down_to_Rio
It also features of number of other dancing girls on top of 1930s airplanes
(http://www.cinestylography.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/flying-down-to-rio-1933-aeroplane-dance1.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 26, 2017, 02:40:26 PM
Would these ladies actually stand on the control surfaces?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 26, 2017, 03:36:38 PM
the bonus of Max always are great! ;D

LameHawk, the girls can step on the ailerons because they are cariocas ... and the cariocas girls can do everything! :o

guess this!
(https://s8.postimg.cc/htg4v45z9/guess26.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9b6oqrzgh/)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 26, 2017, 04:44:21 PM
Messerschmitt Me 261 Adolfine

Long distance reconnaissance

And what a lovely name
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 26, 2017, 05:05:22 PM
I still do not know if he is very thin, or the wing and the wheels are very fat. :P

Correct LameHawk! The name would have been to consecrate or annoy the führer? :D

your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 27, 2017, 03:29:10 PM
Gentlemen - a rarity


(https://s29.postimg.cc/62lry3yg7/SASQuiz0003.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h26z9pov7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on March 27, 2017, 04:16:09 PM
mix between J5N and Avenguer? o_O
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 27, 2017, 04:53:47 PM
No ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on March 28, 2017, 03:31:53 AM
Woomera   ;)
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on March 28, 2017, 03:25:46 PM
Not strictly correct.
It is the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-4
It was unofficially called the Wackett bomber (named after the designer).
There were two prototypes, but never made production status.
It was further developed into the CA-11 Woomera. Only one was completed before the project was dropped.

But close enough. Next!


(https://s14.postimg.cc/jcmt08c0x/Woomera.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/56725015p/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on March 31, 2017, 11:37:47 PM


So, who´s next?

(http://www.allkpop.com/upload/2016/05/content/misc_1464156182_20160525_yge.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 01, 2017, 12:23:24 AM
Let me take the baton:

(https://s9.postimg.cc/x17g3ck3z/quest_2017-04-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on April 01, 2017, 08:08:50 AM
French sea unicorn?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on April 01, 2017, 08:55:10 AM

I think it is the   SO-8000 'Narval'  French naval fighter aircraft designed by Sud-Ouest in the late 1940s.

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 01, 2017, 09:58:21 AM
Absolutely right Glynn, congratulations!
Your turn now 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Tom2 on April 01, 2017, 10:42:06 AM
That last plane, never saw it, but sure would love to fly it.-"SO-8000 'Narval'" Have a soft spot for boom configurations on props (and jets for that matter)-
Carry on chaps aka Glynn. :P
Chrs

Tom
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on April 01, 2017, 04:52:56 PM
Ok, try this one...

(https://s30.postimg.cc/m7ue2fooh/00_Test12.jpg)

 ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 01, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
is the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm + Rockwell X-31 : BuNo 164585.

german-nasa test bed for thrust vectoring.

a real franken! was made with TFK-90 + B-1; F-16; F-16XL; F-18; F-20; V-22 and cesna citation parts! :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on April 02, 2017, 04:09:03 AM
Two built, one lost due to pitot icing but one survived the test programe. This design had unbelievable flight characteristics. There are some good vids on you tube of it flying.

Ok...... your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 02, 2017, 11:14:58 AM
ok!
an easy now!

(https://s1.postimg.cc/jeiza0kjz/guess02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/byjpo7wuj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 02, 2017, 04:37:13 PM
Yep - easy it is:

Ryan XF2R Dark Shark.

Run over by the jet age
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 02, 2017, 10:39:32 PM
 ;D

fish the shark!

you turn LameHawk!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 03, 2017, 08:29:25 AM
This shouldn't be too difficult either


(https://s28.postimg.cc/bcdu5ymfx/SASQuiz04.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tryb3d0k9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 03, 2017, 08:38:14 AM
This is exactly what it looks like, a B-24 with a B-17 nose.
In particular, it's B-24J-15-CO-42-73130 tested with B-17G nose and turret from Lockheed/Vega B-17G-30-VE 42-97772 which was damaged at Langley Field.

Quote
Hybrid Aircraft - Boeing B-17G / Consolidated B-24J

The availability of the Consolidated B-24 in increasing numbers soon made it evident that, whatever the qualities of its companion, the B-17, the Liberator led in several vital areas, especially in range and bomb load. But by 1944, an additional turret in the nose had increased weight and drag reduced the margin. In addition, the Liberator's ceiling, already less than the B-17s, was further reduced. Furthermore, the addition of the turred reduced forward vision from the flight deck, and cramped the working areas of the naviagtor and bombardier, in the nose.

The deterioration of the B-24's operational suitability concerned the USAAF sufficiently for them to launch a priority project to improve the Liberator's performance. Air Materiel Command undertook the "B-24 Weight Reduction Program", with the objectives of improving the speed and altitude capabilities of the aircraft, and also of solving the poor forward visibility and crew quarters problems.

In March 1944, at Wright Field, the Weight Reduction Committee considered a range of options. Among these were more powerful turbo superchargers to improve the ceiling, a faired Bell power boost tail turret, and a single tail assembly calculated to add 10 mph (16 km/h) to the B-24's speed.

The B-17 nose configuration was better streamlined, and provided adequate working space for the navigator and excellent visibility for the bombardier. It was at first used as a bench-mark by which to measure any B-24 modification. Eventually, the suggestion was made to actually put a Fortress nose onto a Liberator airframe.

On May 25th, 1944, Air Materiel Command assigned the experiment a First Priority Project rating. A preliminary study at Wright Field reported that a completely new nose design would be more practical, but conceded that fitting a B-17 nose was feasible. The actual conversion was scheduled to begin in June, at Air Service Command's Middletown, Ohio, facilities.

It was agreed that the project should be finished 20 days after receiving a new B-17G nose section from the Douglas plant at Long Beach, California. The airframe was to be B-24J serial 42-73130, made available by Aircraft Test Control and flown to Middletown on June 5th. The aircraft was weighed, and work began on removing the nose and making a mock-up mating structure.

As the project looked for ways to shorten their 20-day time-frame, they found that an accident at Langley Field, Virginia, had considerably damaged B-17G serial 42-97772, but the nose section was still fairly intact. It was requisitioned and reached Middletown on June 11th. The nose section from California arrived five days later and was used to replace damaged parts on the section from Langley.

Now began a complex mating of the two major components. Not only were these of quite different cross sections, but installed equipment did not match up. Side structural fairings were formed by a continuation rearwards of the side components of the B-17 nose section, to end at a point on the B-24 fuselage just forward of the bomb bay doors. The reverse happened on the upper fuselage, where the B-24 was faired forwards onto the B-17 nose.

The modification was completed on July 2nd. Whilst not over-attractive, the new nose did at least appear to be an aerodynamic improvement. One problem was that the new nose not only added about two feet to the overall length of the aircraft, but it also increased its weight by 437 lb. (198 kg.).

The aircraft was sent to Wright Field for a brief check-out flight on July 6th by the Flight Section of Materiel Command. With a gross takeoff weight of 56,000 lb. (25400 kg) and after speed, power and stability tests at 10,000 ft. (3048 m) the test crew concluded the aircraft performance was "essentially the same as other B-24 airplanes", but with an airspeed "apparently 8.5 mph (13.7 km/h) faster". The aircraft was sent to the AAF Proving Ground at Eglin Field, Florida, via Bolling Field, Washington, DC, for the edification of Pentagon representatives.

Three flights were scheduled. The first, at low altitude, was for familiarisation and instrument calibration. The next two would be identical except that, on the third, the aircraft would carry the weight of a fully-loaded B-24J.

The missions were flown during August. On both altitude flights, the aircraft was only able to reach a ceiling of 18,500-19,000 ft. (5638-5791 m.), about 2/3 that of an ordinary B-24. At that point cylinder head temperatures soared and the cowl flaps had to be opened, adding to drag, preventing any further climbing, and producing a mild tail buffeting.

The Eglin report condemned the modified aircraft as "operationally unsuitable". They pointed to weight increase, stability problems, the poor ceiling and generally poor performance, and recommended the project be discontinued.

Finally the Engineering Division of Air Materiel Command admitted that it would be better simply to redesign the B-24J nose. Most of the added weight was due to ammunition for the B-17 nose and cheek guns, almost a third of a ton. This weight did offset the aerodynamics problems of the forward-stretching nose somewhat, which apparently would otherwise have been worse.

There was some dispute that the head temperatures which prevented climbing to a higher ceiling could be blamed on the B-17 nose. They had allegedly been reported in other B-24Js. The test crews agreed that the crew space in the nose had been vastly improved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BlJ4me-BTk

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 03, 2017, 09:10:42 AM


WOW! Never heard about this hybrid version.
Looks pretty cool.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 05, 2017, 11:56:48 AM
stalled again!

rules says open house.

Guess this!
 
(https://s14.postimg.cc/3k0l4lt9d/gueess_05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4z25tbucd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 05, 2017, 03:37:04 PM
Another doomed aircraft. Too late and too cumbersome (according to the late Eric Brown). Meant for a large aircraft carrier that was cancelled, and thus the plane was cancelled as well.

The Fairey Spearfish
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 05, 2017, 07:08:04 PM
yes!

correct!

you turn LameHawk!  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 06, 2017, 02:52:49 PM
After a couple of relatively easy ones - here is a difficult one (I think).

Hint: The building in the background shows the location to be Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport


(https://s4.postimg.cc/pezve5yv1/SASQuiz05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hz0lsdb5l/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on April 07, 2017, 03:31:09 AM
Lamehawk ,  you got a mean streak  8)
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 07, 2017, 06:16:51 AM
Rohrbach Ro-IX Rofix?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 07, 2017, 07:25:49 AM
Right you are Big Brother - your turn

Due to the restrictions on the German aircraft industry after WW1, some of the companies moved out of the country.
Rohrbach went to Copenhagen.
The Turkish government ordered 50 Ro-IX and two prototypes were built. However after a couple of crashes nothing further came of it.


(https://s21.postimg.cc/yhzzyxp4n/0_1d506a_91bc559f_orig.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yhzzyxp4j/)


(https://s27.postimg.cc/cnj0sgzur/0_1d5066_8e798edc_orig.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7ovidxw1r/)


(https://s2.postimg.cc/t57m8ub6h/0_1d5067_ac523aac_orig.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6gif99tsl/)


(https://s17.postimg.cc/66lixascv/0_1d5068_7de0de6d_orig.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ashn5ndvv/)


(https://s7.postimg.cc/ft5qf6ph7/wwb_img5079.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hkypa38tz/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 07, 2017, 07:34:00 AM
Thanks for confirmation LameHawk.
My wife is half danish so this really made me curious.

On we go, guess this:

(https://s14.postimg.cc/jln000egh/quest_2017-04-07.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on April 07, 2017, 08:49:30 AM
I didn't see anything flawed with the design other than the elevators being a bit small, but it seem like a really neat little plan that Ro-IX does.. :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 07, 2017, 09:23:06 AM
That is a Stearman XA-21 with the streamlined cockpit
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on April 07, 2017, 09:25:09 AM
American, concurrent of Douglas A-20, if my memory is correct... I just do not remember ! I think the constructor is more known for little airplanes, but not sure...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 07, 2017, 09:30:01 AM
Stearman XA-21
Absolutely right PvF, your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 07, 2017, 09:35:08 AM

(https://s11.postimg.cc/ojlk77d0j/IMG_0167.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on April 07, 2017, 09:47:08 AM
Promavia Squalus?  (You forgot to remove the reg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 07, 2017, 09:57:20 AM
Correct, but I have an excuse. Right now I'm on my phone because my computer is kaput. I cannot remove the reg because the phone wont let me.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 07, 2017, 11:53:57 AM

That is a cool little jet  8)  I wish I had one in my car garage

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on April 11, 2017, 12:51:34 PM
Can I take a rain check?  I've got one I'd like to post but can't right now - open house
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 12, 2017, 05:41:43 AM
Open house?
Okay here we go:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/pt65zhfrv/quest_2017-04-12.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 12, 2017, 03:51:35 PM
the lovely age of silver flying barrels with nene II jet engine! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 12, 2017, 04:14:47 PM
Looks like you've got it loco
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 12, 2017, 08:10:52 PM
I do not know what it is  :-[... because in that silver age they are all very similar! :P

I'm making my first weapons as a modeler in one of these nice winged barrels. 8)

The low wing and the elevator in the fuselage make this one unique!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 12, 2017, 09:52:29 PM
It looks like North American had their way with a Vought Cutlass.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 12, 2017, 10:27:31 PM
the lovely age of silver flying barrels with nene II jet engine! ;D
Indeed :)
My favourite era of jet planes.
Nene is right too so you're damn close.
Now you can get the rest from a quick internet search ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 12, 2017, 10:43:42 PM
Nord 2200
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 12, 2017, 10:51:11 PM
Right so James, your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 12, 2017, 10:57:32 PM
Give this a go:

(https://s24.postimg.cc/gemo3egxx/quest_it.jpg)

Have fun.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 12, 2017, 11:34:54 PM
That manufacturer is just around the corner for me 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on April 13, 2017, 01:53:59 AM
Fokker ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 13, 2017, 03:06:59 AM
Back to my favourite period!

Blohm & Voss Ha 140

Not well known because the He-115 was chosen instead (which incidentally is a plane I would love to see in Il-2!)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 13, 2017, 10:57:45 PM
Correct
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 14, 2017, 06:14:07 AM
Here is a new one:


(https://s27.postimg.cc/7z1a38m0j/SASQuiz06.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/a3ln4bnn3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 14, 2017, 09:44:27 AM
Bristol Brigand B.Mk.I RH806
Quote
These aircraft had a crew of 3 and had arrived at its final shape of having a Brigand body from an earlier design combined with Buckingham wings and tail. It was expected to reach 310 knots and climb on one engine to 12,000 ft. It was fitted with Centaurus IV's (derated) it was also fitted with A.I. This aircraft was built as a B.1, some B.1's were converted by the RAF as training aircraft for radar navigators. Some 600 were to be trined on Brigands. The Brigand survived in RAF use until March 1958 and was the last piston engined attack aircraft in service with the RAF. 147 Brigands were built, holding the fort in tropical climes where wooden aircraft were unsuitable. It was replaced by the Canberra.
These aircraft saw much active service in the Malayan jungle where they operated using both bombs and rockets

(https://s22.postimg.cc/4a3bevxld/p1502423232-5.jpg)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/urqoeq78n/G1953.jpg)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/fui7dpu07/G1044.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 15, 2017, 08:13:37 AM
Absolutley right, Storebror - your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 17, 2017, 09:32:55 PM
I guess this means open house. ;)

This silver barrel is my first foray as a moder.
I still have to create the skin. :(

When I have it, I'll ask for help to see if it can be flyed ... :D

guess this!

(https://s18.postimg.cc/9if3ea3jt/render_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lx1velv1x/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/sc0wba1rt/render_4_a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hcfozobcl/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/vk9z22dfd/render_7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3k5vhs9yt/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/h2cru2m49/render_8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/pxdm4lawl/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/gqvbhb5o9/render_9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8y4npbzp1/)


Super easy if someone read my answers in this thread :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 17, 2017, 09:35:43 PM
It's pretty whatever it is.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 18, 2017, 01:46:49 AM
The Argentinian works of the big bad wolf - Kurt Tank.'s "Mapuche" -  FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 18, 2017, 05:05:19 AM

Yep, its a Pulqui  ;D  A further design on the original 1945 plans for the  Focke-Wulf Ta-183 "Huckebein".
That 3d-model looks very good. Congratulations Locopiston  8)

Its interesting that the development of the Ta-183 started as early as 1942.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on April 18, 2017, 07:48:57 AM
Looks a little like La-15.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on April 18, 2017, 08:22:19 AM
FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II

He is the Latin son of Huckebein and cousin of La-15.

Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMA_IAe_33_Pulqui_II.

(My 3d is better than the one in wikipedia). :P

This is the video presentation ...

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNi5hQ2kxVo

Put the subtitles, the story is hilarious!

When I finish it, I hope you can help me to turn it into a functional mod. ;)

You turn Dreamk!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 18, 2017, 05:11:02 PM
Ok. Let's go back a little in time - to biplanes (I have a well known weakness for these planes) - This one flew in the Far East  ;)

(https://s4.postimg.cc/463ol1w9p/Red_Army_V2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6nffsbg61/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 18, 2017, 10:26:45 PM
That's interesting because the design looks rather U.S. built or at least influenced.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 19, 2017, 12:24:04 AM
Mike, your' re great!  ;D This is indeed the right way to approach a plane recognition problem. :)

You have put your finger in the right place - go a little further with your thinking and you'll know what and where to look for  ;)

I'll give you a lead: when and where - time and place are critical elements for this recognition - the uniforms and mention "Far East" are a very good clue (if you know the answer :D) but can be misleading if taken at the first level - you'll need also to ask why them, why then and why there.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 19, 2017, 02:47:58 AM
Ooo, a difficult one Dreamk  ::(

Thought it was a Anatra....but the engine is wrong
General appearance is of a Salmson.......but the engine casing is wrong (removed ?)
Was this photo taken in Vladivostock ?
Anything to do with the American invasion of Russia ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 19, 2017, 03:45:54 AM
Anything to do with the American invasion of Russia ?
That could be a good hint.
The Siberian Intervention, 1918-1920, that might fit.
I'm not that much into uniforms and answering the question "where" is out of reach to me.
I don't think the Canadians had airplanes with them, the british troops would have used their own as well as the japanese, the chinese... no clue.
So this could be a plane of the U.S. expedition force (obviously) or, a bit more odd, one from the Czech since at that time they've started to build up a small air force partly equipped with U.S. built airplanes.
But that's all just wild guessing.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 19, 2017, 05:36:02 AM
Ok - so, let's see what you have already discovered - Logic is a great thing and you use it wisely:
1) Siberia is the place, or more exactly the Russian Far East - the Sino-Mongol and Korean border areas. Area centered around Vladivostok and Khabarosvk
2) Time is correct - this photo was taken after the end of the fighting there - 1920 may be even 1921 - The main fighting took place Between December 1918 and January 1920
3) US built plane - yes but underwent a transformation in the hands of his last user. BTW this plane is apparently the only one among its brothers that was so transformed. The transformation was intended to answer the lack of spare parts for the original engine.
4) Czech - well, let say that the second users of the plane were the Czech Legions. In one year time this specific plane had 4 successive users and quite a saga behind it and its brothers.
May be I can show you how one of its brothers looked a couple of months before this photo was taken....still with its original engine (the original engine of the specific plane in the photo was a straight 6 cylinders that the Soviet replaced very fast by one of their Salmson that equipped the planes they had in the Far East - no problem of small part as it was produced in Russia and was a very  trusted engine - the cowling may have been a cut-off Sopwith Strutter cowling as this was the main plane used by the Soviet in the area).
Taken in Moscow in 1920:
(https://s1.postimg.cc/6kq7hbp8f/Moscow_1920.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f2znlnvqz/)

and these ones taken in Il2 skies some time ago  ;D:

(https://s16.postimg.cc/fz2unal1x/Image6.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/3x7gt5btd/) (https://s16.postimg.cc/vyli6uh3p/Image5.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/4o06yxe6p/)
Ah yes - sorry for the debugging messages, but this plane has been flying in the skies of Il2 for quite a time as I have used it to help me finalizing the java of WW1 engines, adding them a few goodies.  :P

So now....what is this plane?

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 20, 2017, 07:21:15 AM
these ones taken in Il2 skies some time ago  ;D:
Woops... which plane is that?
Never saw it in IL2...

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 20, 2017, 09:04:53 AM
Well, It has been flying in my own very private Il2 skies - I''l upload it at some point, still having a couple of things I want to complete with it.
 
In the meantime, it seems that this plane remains an identification mystery, so,,,without giving its name, let's tell a little more of the saga of this "Mysterious Bird":

Two dozens of the Mysterious Birds had been delivered to Czechoslovak Legions in Siberia in 1919.
Engine installations of these aircraft varied. There were 'small' and 'large' versions of the Mysterious Bird , the "small" version having a shortened wingspan (like the Soviet machine seen on this photograph). However this specific aircraft. is not airplane directly captured as a booty by Soviets, but left over at the end of a very strange deal....The whole story is a mad mad one   :P:

A Four Act Play
Location - The Plains of Siberia    Time - early 1920s

First Act:
First half of January 1919, 132 crates with the Mysterious Birds plus other material were downloaded in Vladivostok from three American ships to train wagons of the Czechoslovak legion  :D.
The American ships were:
Venezuela - on December 19th, 1918 (Jan 1st ,1919 by Gregorian calendar),
Sheridan - on December 26th, 1918,
Santa Cruz - on December 26th, 1918.
The 25  Mysterious Birds delivered came from:
- 11 from Ellington Field,
- 10 from Kelly Filed,
- 1 from Chenute Field,
- 3 from St. Paul (with xxxxx3 engines)
All spare parts came from Kelly Field price per aircraft - 8.600 USD, price of xxxxx1 engine - 3 760 USD

Two weeks later the Czech opened crates to disclose second hand aircraft, often worn or damaged. The very first flight caused two crewmen serious injuries and the destruction of the plane. ::(
The Americans had used the opportunity to get rid of some useless machines. When the delivery arrived to Siberia, it was accompanied by two US officers, who expressed some skepticism about their airworthiness. The Czechs got the officers drunk and searched their baggage. They found documents showing the planes had been withdrawn from various flying schools as worthless and were resold instead of being trashed. It was a miracle some of them could be convinced to fly. >:(

Four almost complete aircraft (numbers 2,3,4,7) left Vladivostok on January 10th, 1920 on board of Hvan Yih ship, heading for Czechoslovakia.

Second Act:
In spring 1919 The Czech Legions began to leave Siberia. They looked for buyers for the equipment they could not or did not want to take with them on their way home.
The purchaser was ...White Russian Siberian Kolchak Army!
Having paid originally to the US 12.700 USD per aircraft , the Czechs craftily raised price for their White Russians buyers up to 13.000 USD !!!  ;D. These bought 18 aircraft.

Third Act:
Planes were been handed out to the newly established 14th and 15th Air Corps, but its introduction took quite a time, as planes proved true to their unflattering reputation. Three accidents and two catastrophes (catching fire in flight) happened during 1919 summer killing four airmen .
Kolchak's 14th Air Corps re-equipped by French Sopwiths, and the Mysterious Aircrafts were handed over to over White Russian units:
- two to the Manchurk Air Corps
- three to the Kugran training unit.
- Two were left in storage until the Soviets arrived.
The 15th Air Corps with seven aircraft was the only White Russian Mysterious Aircrafts' equipped unit to reach the front in late July... achieving 15 operational flights with a lot of troubles. Aktubinsk airfield was cut off by the Soviets in September. When the fuel reserves became exhausted, Kolchaks airmen burned the remaining planes  :(.

Fourth Act:
The aircraft found by the Soviet, included the version shown on this photo.
It was apparently soon re-engined by the Russian with an engine they produced and had plenty of spare parts for, most probably a Salmson radial - and a cowling, probably from a Sowpith Strutter, the main plane used by the Soviets in Siberia  8).

Epilogue:
The sole Mysterious Aircraft survivor is a bit confusing mixture assembled from the four aircraft shipped from Vladivostok .
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 20, 2017, 09:48:54 AM


Very close to the design of the Aeromarine 39B and
the Vought VE-7SF 2-F-16

But not those  :P

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on April 20, 2017, 09:58:29 AM
It definitely has the classic lines of the Curtiss Jenny so I'd have to say the J-1 or JN-2.  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on April 20, 2017, 10:20:03 AM
this aircraft LWF Model V Tractor
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 20, 2017, 10:21:32 AM
stiv_069 beat me to it by a few seconds - congratulations! 8)

Czechoslovak legion
(...)
The 25  Mysterious Birds delivered
Ah... *facepalm* it's been right in our face all the time:
L.W.F. Engineering Company Model V "Tractor".

The aircraft found by the Soviet, included the version shown on this photo.
It was apparently soon re-engined by the Russian with an engine they produced and had plenty of spare parts for, most probably a Salmson radial - and a cowling, probably from a Sowpith Strutter, the main plane used by the Soviets in Siberia  8).
Yes... that was a "V-2" tractor, originally equipped with a Hall-Scott 165hp engine, retrofitted with a Salmson radial engine (9 series me thinks). The wing was cut in the middle to give a better FOV and AFAIK the ailerons have been modified too. Maybe there's even a bottle-holder for Vodka in the Cockpits, who knows?

Epilogue:
The sole Mysterious Aircraft survivor is a bit confusing mixture assembled from the four aircraft shipped from Vladivostok .
That should be this one:
(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/8204/8241704863_6e7b9b60a0_o.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 20, 2017, 10:24:30 AM


WOW   :o Great find !
I never seen this one before.

(http://www.99traveltips.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/beer-cheers.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 20, 2017, 10:32:05 AM
Indeed!
The L.W.F. Model V Tractor is a single-engine two-seat trainer and reconnaissance biplane aircraft produced by the American manufacturer L.W.F. Engineering Company, (Lowe, Willard, Fowler).
Company initials were those of the founders and not, as often thought, from "Linen, Wood, and Fabric" or "Laminated Wood Fuselage."
Initial machines used a 135-hp Thomas V-8. The different versions differ by the installed engine V = Thomas 135 hp, V-1 = Sturtevant 140 hp, V-2 = Hall-Scott 165 hp, V-3 = Sturtevant 200 h

The sole LWF survivor is a Czech machine preserved at Prague National Technical Museum, being presumably serial 12893 (from 12883 - 12894 late 1917 batch). However this plane, displayed at NTM after having been repainted as the number ´4´ of Siberian fame, is a mixture assembled from the four aircraft shipped from Vladivostok.

(https://s21.postimg.cc/jbz6rk97b/LWF_data.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ghw1e470z/)

 and here are the original drawings for this aircraft

(https://s7.postimg.cc/vmbfiavij/LWF_patent_deposited_1918_granted_1921.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/djicr2znr/)

and the description published in Flight in 1917:

(https://s27.postimg.cc/kacdwiqib/LWF_Flight_1.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/rqbnibe7j/)
(https://s27.postimg.cc/u6dgw5wab/LWF_Flight_2.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/bqszyri5r/)
(https://s23.postimg.cc/jq3xbhh8b/LWF_Flight_3.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/56wsa2o3b/)
(https://s14.postimg.cc/ko4krvapt/LWF_Flight_4.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/yhsxgx3b1/)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 20, 2017, 10:36:17 AM
And these come from a L+K monography (in Czech of course) on this plane and its variants

(https://s16.postimg.cc/cm8hnbhdh/LWF_L_K_monography_1.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/9s5c9vf75/)
(https://s16.postimg.cc/r6pki5cc5/LWF_L_K_monography_2.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/p257h2apd/)
(https://s16.postimg.cc/tpb9ity2d/LWF_L_K_monography_3.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/m9bzx1acx/)
(https://s16.postimg.cc/4s7w1x9kl/LWF_L_K_monography_color.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/4s7w1x9kh/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: alexandre4442 on April 20, 2017, 11:43:53 AM
Hi all,

congratulations to all involved in that hunt. Really enjoyed this one!

Regards
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 21, 2017, 12:32:24 AM
+1
Thank you for the most fiendishly arcane GWIDH ever !  :D

Dreamk = Genius

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 24, 2017, 06:57:46 AM
Looks like stiv yet has to figure what the quest game is all about.
According to the rules we've stalled so it's an open round.
This in an easy one to get things started again:
(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/2940/33430077803_8f9de620f5_o.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on April 24, 2017, 07:07:40 AM
F-35  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 24, 2017, 12:12:04 PM
F-35 :D
Each and every droptank on the image would feel offended, let alone the beauty carrying them ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 24, 2017, 01:12:23 PM
Thank God it was easy!  :o

I thought it was a bomber, at first... it was clearly a draw, not a real plane, and it screamed USAF, and, I thought, '60s. Turns out I was wrong: it's a fighter and it was proposed in the '50s....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_XF-108_Rapier

Beautiful aircraft, too, a shame it wasn't put in production!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 24, 2017, 01:14:10 PM
Absolutely right Gianky, your turn  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 24, 2017, 01:35:07 PM
Thanks!

Doesn't have to be military or a liner, right? Anything with wings (static or moving) goes?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 24, 2017, 02:43:37 PM
Let's try with this one...


(https://s11.postimg.cc/wxil2gu03/Whazzit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6cg26wrmn/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 24, 2017, 10:36:09 PM
That should almost certainly be Fiorenza, no?
Her, no joke:

(https://s14.postimg.cc/48hzfv0up/Fiorenza_Bernadi.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 25, 2017, 05:03:53 AM
Mike, I thought I knew everything about airplanes, before I met you! :D

She is, definitely. ;)

P.S. You and other awesome guys like P51vFW190 and the rest of the bunch.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 25, 2017, 05:19:09 AM
Thanks for the flowers Gianky ;)
The question remains: What plane is she posing in front of?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 25, 2017, 06:07:19 AM
This really is a cutie.

The plane, I mean.

Haven't run into this before, but it seems to be

Partenavia P-53 Aeroscooter

I know absolutely nothing about it

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 25, 2017, 06:13:13 AM
Kids with real toys


(https://s7.postimg.cc/q1es0q2nf/woodason1stprize.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tl0pqj5d3/)

Although I might be asking what the planes are (I won't - too easy), if my answer is accepted I'll see if I can find something interesting
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 25, 2017, 03:16:55 PM
<snip> it seems to be

Partenavia P-53 Aeroscooter

I know absolutely nothing about it

You're right, LameHawk, it's the Aeroscooter.

As for its story, you can find some info on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partenavia_Aeroscooter

It was designed in the '50s after a Mario De Bernardi's idea, a smail economical aircraft to promote flying for everyone; only a prototype was built, by Partenavia (Prof. Luigi Pascale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Pascale)'s first firm, before Tecnam, which, nowadays, builts ultralights, LSAs and GA aircrafts sold all over the world). De Bernardi went on to design and built a two seats version with a company specifically created for it (you'll find a link in the above Wikipedia page), but production never started: on April 8th, 1959, while flying his creation over Rome Urbe airport, De Bernardi had a heart attack. He managed to land his aircraft, but died minutes later.

The woman in the picture is De Bernardi's daughter, Fiorenza, the first Italian woman to become an airline pilot (and one of first in the world, it was 1967). Mario De Bernardi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_de_Bernardi) was one of the most famous Italian pilots of the Golden Age of aviation, WWI fighter pilot, Schneider Trophy racer (and winner),test pilot and recordman.

As you can see, that little plane linked together so much of Italian aviation history.

I hope I have satisfied a bit your curiosity, Lamehawk. Your turn to expand our collective knowledge of the best activity in which the human race ever endeavoured!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 25, 2017, 03:46:41 PM
Gianky,

Thank you for the kind words. It really means a lot to me. I live in a house where no one wants to hear me breathe a word of anything having to do with aicraft. Seeing that you think I'm knowlegdable on the subject moves me immensely.

Thank you my friend,

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 25, 2017, 03:51:54 PM
Also LameHawk,

Those planes are the Short-Mayo Composite consisting of the flying boat Maia and the seaplane Mercury.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 26, 2017, 06:47:43 AM
Thanks Gianky

That's very interesting.
I think I've said it before, but: always eager to learn.

And P51vsFw190 you are right. Much too easy to ask for identification, so here is something much more obscure:


(https://s10.postimg.cc/ogr0vryix/SASQuiz07.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wm92txmrp/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 26, 2017, 07:46:20 AM
Ah, an ancient J-20 :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 26, 2017, 08:28:04 AM
In a sense you are not far off
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 26, 2017, 08:57:15 AM
LameHawk,

That is the Chu X-P0 indigenous Chinese fighter.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 26, 2017, 12:24:19 PM
Looks like it was too easy after all.  ;D

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 26, 2017, 12:49:38 PM

(https://s29.postimg.cc/puze39347/Questomundo.jpg)

Have fun.


Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on April 26, 2017, 03:36:07 PM
Still in China!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 26, 2017, 07:31:28 PM
I can neither confirm nor deny these allegations........(yes, still China)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 26, 2017, 10:41:02 PM
I'm flashed 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 26, 2017, 11:13:59 PM
Oh come on, its not that difficult.

Ill give you a hint:

A plane similar to this raced under the name of a type of bread with an Irish theme.

Thats a pretty big hint.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 27, 2017, 12:33:53 AM
And I'm still Flashed ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 01:08:23 AM
I'd say it's a Bellanca 28-90 "Flash" - a single example (some say 2) also flew in Spain in the GCE as a high speed recco plane.

Flew also in China (or rather was destroyed on the ground by the Japanese) and Mexico (22 ex Spanish order aircrafts armed with bombs and MGs).
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on April 27, 2017, 06:36:13 AM


That is a good looking design on that airplane. It looks like late 1930s design.
I have no idea what it might be.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 27, 2017, 07:07:58 AM
You got it DreamK.

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 10:15:33 AM
Ok - let see this one:

(https://s24.postimg.cc/jjb3asq8l/aircraft.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/k8tvn5qs1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 27, 2017, 11:03:03 AM
I know it but someone slse should have a turn.

P.S. he should really fix his top wing. It could have some adverse aerodynamic effects on the performance.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on April 27, 2017, 11:56:29 AM
This looks quite similar to a Fokker CX (radial) or a Gloster Gauntlet. I am guessing this aircraft is a variant of one of these two.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 12:33:31 PM
Well it had indeed a huge cowling - around 1.4m, as the Fokker C.X (Bristol Pegasus XII 1.3m diameter), but iots not a Fokker nor a Bristol design.
As a matter of fact it has quite number of common points with Bellanca 28-90 "Flash" of the preceding guess. This is a huge clue, but I warn you, this is a maybe very misleading clue if not understood adequately ;)

How did they succeed to get such a damage to the upper wing leading edge with the rest of the plane intact is the most puzzling question I have kept asking myself - except a mid-air collision with a another plane flying alongside and above them :P...maybe they met a tough bird - well they flew in a country where there are indeed a lot of strange birds  ;D. 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 27, 2017, 12:41:49 PM
DreamK,

You are an evil genius. I'm just gonna stand with you and watch this unfold while giggling the entire time. And while I'm at it, do you want a drink? Because this might take a while.


James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 12:51:47 PM
Yes, I just made myself some coffee - I'm a coffee drinker 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 27, 2017, 12:53:12 PM
As am I, just thought id ask.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Captain Dawson on April 27, 2017, 01:01:40 PM
This is apparently an unfamiliar airplane. The markings are screwing me up, I'm sure this was intentional on your part.

Don't have time to research this, I'm just going to watch too.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 01:06:23 PM
Well,to tell the truth, I indeed chose a pic where the underwing markings are badly seen, but the tail markings are a very good clue
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 27, 2017, 01:43:34 PM
I think it is a Vought SBU-1 with a P&W R-1535 radial in a long chord cowling.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 27, 2017, 02:01:05 PM
You are very close :) , indeed!
But this is a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 engine not a R-1535 :(. You need to go back a few more years in time.
So you have identified:
1) that the looks are of an American plane
2) but not in American service - look at the tail insignia, the uniforms (or what can be seen of them) and the general "atmosphere" of the picture - a kind of nonchalant attitude of the pilots in front of this difficult to explain (and maybe to achieve) damage of the upper wing leading edge - the one on the left seems posing for a "photo souvenir".
3) and the engine is a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Now, remember what I said about the common points with the Bellanca 28-90 "Flash". ;) ...and about strange birds in these skies ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on April 28, 2017, 04:33:24 AM
Vought V-99M, or a locally produced TCNA Azcarate. Can't tell if they are identical or if the mexican version had some differences.

From what i've found, this specific plane suffered non-combat damage during Cedillo's revolution, 1938/39

S!
A1_Phoenix


(more edit: the previous Bellanca was also used: http://drsamuelbanda.blogspot.it/2013/06/la-aviacion-mexicana-en-la-rebelion.html)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on April 28, 2017, 06:56:29 AM
Yes! A Vought V-99, the export version of the Vought O2U Corsair (Corsair was a name that Vought gave to an incredible number of different planes!).
Like the Bellanca it fought in the skies of China and Mexico and was bought by the Spanish Republic - a couple apparently were delivered but never flew in Spanish skies.

In March 1929, Mexico purchased 12 armed aircraft O2U-2M versions with the 400 hp (300 kW) Wasp engine to quell a military coup; Mexico then built 31 more units under licence, and called them Corsarios Azcárate O2U-4A. In 1937, Mexico purchased 10 V-99M equipped with the Pratt & Whitney R-1340-T1H-1 550 hp Wasp engine, some of them may have been sent to Spain.
China purchased the 42 export versions of O2U-1 from 1929–1933, and 21 export versions of O3U between 1933–1934 and they saw extensive bombing actions. The O2U-1 versions participated in the Central Plains War and in the January 28 Incident against the Japanese targets, while the O3U versions first participated in the Battle of Pingxingguan to support the Chinese ground forces, and later against the Japanese targets in Shanghai.
Thailand used their V-99 in the Battle of Ko Chang against the French navy.

It's your turn Phoenix  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on April 28, 2017, 07:16:05 AM
Thank you dreamk :)

Unfortunately i'm still unable to submit a quiz (my home pc is -again- out of order :( ), only workplace machines until... TBA, i fear.

So, open round!  8)

S!
A1_phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on April 28, 2017, 07:51:45 AM
Since it's an open round and I would have been wrong with my guess of the V93s to the prior quest lets try this one.

(https://s14.postimg.cc/mg75a6l0x/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cvninavot/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 28, 2017, 08:14:48 AM
That's an F-35 (in the background, invisible)

Cheers!
Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on April 28, 2017, 08:22:12 AM
Yes but you need to be a little more specific as to which version of F-35 this is Mike. ;)  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 29, 2017, 10:52:38 AM
Isn't that just good ol' Jenny?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_JN-4
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on April 29, 2017, 01:55:02 PM
Not exactly,

See the difference in rudder shape and of the type of engine and semi cowl.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on April 30, 2017, 02:17:42 PM
Yeah, the rudder looks like the one used in the Canadian version; engine and cowling looks different, but I can't really make them out well in that picture... guess I'll have to dig deeper on the Internet! ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 01, 2017, 12:54:23 AM
Quite a few things like the tail shape, the top wing bracing and partly the shape of the engine remind me of a "Standard J", mostly the J-1, but it's not that one precisely.
(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/2817/33566022303_d9a463248f_o.jpg)

(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/4186/34335148276_40b19ff46d_o.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 01, 2017, 03:28:31 PM
The rudder shape looks more like the Canadian version:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Curtiss_JN-4_CAN.jpg

As for the braces on the top wing they indeed look triangular, unlike the ones on the Jenny, and the cowling it's similar to the Standard J, but not quite like it... I can't find a picture of the JN-5H, a single exemple built before the JN-6H: could be it?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 02, 2017, 09:16:28 AM
Hint... This is not of Jenny lineage.  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 02, 2017, 03:18:42 PM
Strange - I can remember running into this particular picture not long ago.

It is an Aeromarine 39
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 02, 2017, 07:46:36 PM
Good one LameHawk.

 This is indeed an Aeromarine 39
 The Aeromarine 39 was an American two-seat training seaplane ordered by the US Navy in 1917 and built by the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company of Keyport, New Jersey. Of conventional biplane configuration and construction, the aircraft was designed so that its pontoons could be speedily detached and replaced with wheeled undercarriage for shore operations.

Fifty of the original design (later referred to as the 39A) were produced, featuring twin floats and powered by a Hall-Scott A-7 engine. A redesign followed, increasing the wingspan to create more lift for water take-offs. This became known as the 39B. Other changes included a change to a single pontoon with outrigger floats, an enlarged vertical tail, and a change of powerplant to the Curtiss OXX.

On October 26, 1922 Godfrey DeCourcelles Chevalier landed a 39B on a moving ship, USS Langley, the first time this had been achieved on an American aircraft carrier. Trials of underway carrier takeoffs and landings continued through 1922 and 1923. Wikipedia

(https://s4.postimg.cc/nt4kgnn4d/KM258.0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/elcbzyg21/)
(https://s9.postimg.cc/qq6u0ql4v/Aeromarine_39_on_USS_Langley_CV-1_1923.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ja7kexxff/)

Your go.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 03, 2017, 06:33:52 AM
Maybe difficult for some


(https://s15.postimg.cc/s933kjnaz/SASQuiz08.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4uv48m5dj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 03, 2017, 06:45:57 AM
That looks to me like a Kangaroo . A CAC 15 Kangaroo to be exact.  ;)


(https://s23.postimg.cc/eiy9vp20r/cac-ca-15-flight.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8i0kymfef/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 03, 2017, 07:01:36 AM
You are much too quick!  ;)

Over to you
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 03, 2017, 07:49:25 AM
Thanks LameHawk. ;D

 I got nothing at the moment so open roound. ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 03, 2017, 10:29:18 PM
open roound. ;)
Well then, let's give this one a try:
(https://s8.postimg.cc/8hv3ywut1/quest_2017-05-04.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 05, 2017, 12:51:54 PM
This franken between mosie and blenheim with square tail is really hard to guess! o_O
Usually when there a mixture so ugly and rare was made,  is in Argentina ... but this is not the case. ;)

Where will this strange machine be? :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 05, 2017, 01:06:28 PM
Argentina
A good hint, in a way.
Go to the southern end of it, then the origin country of this quest´s bird is just the antipode ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 05, 2017, 02:25:06 PM
So it's Chinese
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 05, 2017, 05:52:38 PM
maybe Manshu? :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 05, 2017, 06:18:49 PM
Interesting.   ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 05, 2017, 06:31:33 PM

In the shaker we can add the manshu ki 96, to bring the tail  :P
But we do not know where that nose comes from ...  :(

Also seems older, contemporary of the blenheim :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 05, 2017, 11:29:50 PM
So it's Chinese
Absolutely no.
I said "southern end of it", that´s Ushuaia for instance:
https://www.antipodesmap.com/share/bd09b45937c34c65c240dd1cac6cf336

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 06, 2017, 12:10:11 AM
Too far north. Woops. I was looking at my map wrong. Sovietski it is.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 06, 2017, 04:06:42 AM
Although it is my preferred period, I have never seen this thing before. Very interesting.

As was the link to the Antipodes map. Never knew there was such a thing. Takes away some of my lament of not owning a globe  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 06, 2017, 04:13:14 AM
With all this help  :( I finally made it.

Yakovlev Yak-200

A nasty one  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 06, 2017, 07:58:03 AM
Absolutely right LameHawk, congratulations!

This by the way was the original photo:
(https://s7.postimg.cc/yohx81gbv/yak-200-kr1.jpg)

Your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Greif11 on May 06, 2017, 08:41:57 AM
That Yak-200 and similar Yak-210 is training bomber planes from 1953.
Purpose - learn Tu-2 crews for djet bombers Il-28 ( Yak210 esp for navigator and bombardier training)
But in 1956 all works cancelled Was made successfull IL-28U for training.
Quote
Modifikation   Yak  -200(-210)
Wingspan, m     17.46
Plane lengt,m     12.95
Plane height,m     5.12
Wing,m2     36.00 (26.00)
Mass, kg   
  Empty     3990 (4542)
  Maximalon take off     4795 (5422)
Engines 2 X PD ASh-21   
Power capacity, h/p     2 x 700
Maximum speed, km/h   
 on height     395
  ground flight     360
Pracktick range, km     1340
Pracktick height, m     7500
Crew     3(4)
Armament (for Yak-210):     Bomb load - 300 kg
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other/yak200/yak200-2.jpg)
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other/yak200/yak200-4.jpg)
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other/yak200/yak200-5.jpg)
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other/yak200/yak200-3.jpg)
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other/yak200/yak200-1.gif)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 07, 2017, 07:32:34 AM
A slightly odd one


(https://s13.postimg.cc/uvhlo376r/SASQuiz09.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uvhlo376r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 07, 2017, 10:14:37 AM
Burnelli CBY-3
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 07, 2017, 02:45:26 PM
You are right P51 - your turn

Original picture:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/58eun90v1/SASQuiz0005.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/58eun90v1/)

From http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/GauthierDavidJ/8080.htm (http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/GauthierDavidJ/8080.htm)


08/15/2008. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Aircraft with lifting fuselages has been a trademark of Vincent J. Burnelli (born Temple, Texas, USA) for over four decades, the Remington-Burnelli RB-1 was the first to fly in 1921, however, none of these designs went beyond the prototype stage. The design had the advantage to shorten the takeoff distance considerably, and would it make useful in bush operations, hence the Canadian Car & Foundry (CCF) acquired the manufacturing rights for the Uppercu-Bernelli UB-14 in 1936, however, it was not build by the company.

Lowell Yerex of New Zealand had founded Transportes Aéreos Centro-Americanos (TACA) in Honduras in 1931. He reached an agreement with CCF in 1943 for the construction of twenty aircraft to TACA's specification, and Vincent Burnelli was contracted for design assistance. The design was designated CBY-3 to indicate the names and number of participants: CCF, Burnelli, and Yerex. Burnelli Aircraft designed the spacious lifting fuselage with seating capacity for twenty-four passengers in four rows, and CCF undertook the wind-tunnel testing and detail design.

Registered CF-BEL-X the prototype had its 1 hr 55 min maiden flight from Cartierville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on July 17, 1945, with Clyde E. Pangborn and V.J. 'Shorty' Hatton at the controls. By that time, Yerex had been forced out Honduras and the TACA order was cancelled. Powered by two 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G Twin Wasp fourteen-cylinder two-row air-cooled radials, the aircraft proved to be underpowered, it was re-engined with two R-2000 Twin Wasp radials and flown again by Hutton on May 10, 1946.

In February 1947 CCF formed a subsidiary, Cancargo Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd., entirely to develop and eventually produce the aircraft that was from then marketed as the Cancargo CAM-1 Loadmaster. It was evaluated by the USAF at Wright Field on June 22, 1948, proving it had limited utility as a cargo aircraft. In 1951 Cancargo suspended all activities to certify the aircraft and it was exported to the USA, where is was registered to the Central Aircraft Corp. of New York (the successor to Burnelli Aircraft) as N17N on February 9. In July 1952 it was re-engined with two 1,700 hp Wright R-2600-8 Cyclone radials. The company name changed to Burnelli Avionics and then to Ballard Aircraft Corp.

Despite some proving flights in Canada in 1955 and Venezuela in 1957, no orders were forthcoming and the aircraft made its last flight on December 8, 1959 to Friendship Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, where it became an engineless derelict. In 1973 it was acquired by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association with the intension to restore it for display at the Bradley Air Museum, (now the New England Air Museum) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

01/31/2015. Over the winter of 2012/2013, the long awaited restoration of the aircraft was finally started and is presently in an advanced state at the New England Air Museum."
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 07, 2017, 05:29:11 PM
Lame, I am part of the restoration team. We have almost finished the cockpit controls.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 07, 2017, 05:29:57 PM
Give me an hour, i need to think of something.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 08, 2017, 06:26:36 AM
Here you go:

(https://s1.postimg.cc/sonxpdtov/Questo.jpg)

And P.S., This is real!


James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 08, 2017, 06:45:35 AM
That would be the Piasecki PA-97 James  :)

The Piasecki PA-97 Helistat was an American experimental heavy-lift aircraft, built by Piasecki by fastening four H-34J helicopters to a framework beneath a helium-inflated blimp envelope. It crashed during a test flight, killing one of the four pilots. Wiki


(https://s12.postimg.cc/oqbsynrst/Piasecki_PA-97-34_J_Heli-_Stat_03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zd5m42zy1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 08, 2017, 06:46:52 AM
It's almost like you were reading the same article as I posted.

You're up!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 08, 2017, 06:57:16 AM
 ;D Nah I just remembered seeing this one while doing a search last week. Freaky that you picked this one though. ;)

Try this one.


(https://s4.postimg.cc/e7h3gc3vh/Quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4mxgtgejd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 08, 2017, 07:08:29 AM
Judging by the tail, it looks French to me ......

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 08, 2017, 07:14:48 AM
Yep, got it...




Breguet Br-690,  and this is the Br-691... under new management ....  ;)

(http://www.warbirdphotographs.com/Avions4/Br691-74f+.jpg)



G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 08, 2017, 07:30:00 AM
But the wheels and cockpit aren't the same
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 08, 2017, 07:44:04 AM
Right track. Wrong horse G;    ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 08, 2017, 09:03:29 AM

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d4/f0/be/d4f0be7aa3cd3cdfe0a60e4dd36dcb1f.jpg)

As I said ......

Quote
Breguet Br-690,  ....................................    and this is the Br-691... under new management ....     

(http://www.warbirdphotographs.com/Avions4/Br691-74f+.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D :D

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 08, 2017, 09:08:40 AM
/me thinks Glynn is right 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 08, 2017, 09:35:58 AM
Edlor knows Glynn is incorrect.  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 08, 2017, 10:05:21 AM
I side with Edlor. I know what it is, however, I am not guessing because I have already gone recently. Good one Edlor.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 08, 2017, 10:12:08 AM
Well the actual picture you post is listed as the Breguet Br-690 in my archives ... but those professional aircraft historians eh... wtf do they know...  :-|

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 08, 2017, 10:39:36 AM
hey
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 09, 2017, 03:11:21 AM
One incorrectly listed image does not for a correct answer make.  :D Try again ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 03:23:38 AM
Actually it's a competitor of the Br-690, the SNCAC NC-600.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 03:39:29 AM
Perhaps a touch of nitpicking here - how about a new one?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on May 09, 2017, 03:45:07 AM
Absolutely correct Mike. Nicely done. ;)

The SNCAC NC-600 was a prototype French twin-engined long-range fighter aircraft, developed by SNCAC from the earlier Hanriot H.220 fighter. The type never entered service, with development being ended by the French surrender in June 1940. Wiki

Your go. :)


(https://s14.postimg.cc/pv0g4jx75/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yq1af2lzh/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 05:33:58 AM
Thanks Edlor.
Let's give this one a try:

(https://s17.postimg.cc/5fau4a60f/quest_2017-05-09.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 05:55:31 AM
The French made such an incredible large number of floatplanes at that time: Must be a

Borel hydro-monoplane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 06:21:56 AM
That was fast. Amazing fast. And absolutely correct ;)

Your turn LameHawk!

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 08:55:13 AM
Despite the "camouflage" I think this ought to be easy


(https://s22.postimg.cc/umdopj0r5/SASQuiz10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7xohpyjd9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 09:06:52 AM
Guessing the chase plane type would be the icing on the cake 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 09:10:05 AM
I'm afraid the chase plane is a bit beyond me. I wouldn't be able to confirm the type  :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 09:19:09 AM
You have PM :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 09, 2017, 09:59:33 AM
Full movie

http://megogo.net/ru/view/1363441-sluchay-v-kvadrate-36-80.html

clip

https://youtu.be/PVHJKo5S-RQ

The plane is an actor who plays the role of Orion.

It is a film with a subject similar to the submarine incident kursk but in reverse.

Very cold times.

It is an IL-38 (Orion role) escorted by two Tu-16E

The movie was a supersuccess

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Map_Grid_36-80


(https://s14.postimg.cc/v5ii22hkh/36-80_Poster.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v5ii22hkd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 09, 2017, 11:00:58 AM
Looks like loco nailed it, but let's wait for LameHawk's confirmation.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
Oh - I can only confirm.

I haven't seen the film (I will now!), so Loco's excellent answer provides him with the responsibility to find the next plane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 09, 2017, 02:20:50 PM
Lately I've been missing out a lot ... :-[
But this time I'm sure. 8) The movie confirms it.
The performances are worthy of all the prizes of the universe! :P


Let's try this ... it's supereasy.
(https://s16.postimg.cc/5v3z9qpkl/guess09.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mivhc8kc1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 09, 2017, 02:26:14 PM
Nice dramatic picture
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 09, 2017, 04:50:00 PM
That is the Bell L-39 Wing Sweep Evaluator.

Here is the full story: http://thanlont.blogspot.com/2011/04/bell-l-39-wing-sweep-evaluation.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EvK6-Obn5e8/TamK6MT1w9I/AAAAAAAABH0/ohRWLiLMBwQ/s1600/L-39-1+upper+rear+web.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ak_Hc2J_nyM/Taphc-8q1HI/AAAAAAAABIg/AhodthWGrDo/s1600/L-39-2+Unslotted+Wing+75867.JPG)

(http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/wp-content/gallery/sweep-cobra/el-1997-00171.jpg)

(http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/L-39.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 09, 2017, 07:38:09 PM
Yup

The mariana guys were afraid to land, flying slow,  something with sweep wings on an aircraft carrier and have made this thing to try.

Paradogically the wing was to fly slow ... that's why the landing gear is fixed.

You turn P51vsFw190!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 09, 2017, 08:31:19 PM
Give me one night and I'll have something exquisite!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:12:26 AM
Here you go:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/db2lpt82j/Good_Luck.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 06:18:00 AM
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/la/starliner/starliner-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:19:15 AM
There is no way you got it that fast! No way in hell!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 06:29:48 AM
No way in hell!
Who says Glynn comes from hell? :))
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:33:44 AM
Mike, your humor once again saves the day.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:35:14 AM
Also,

Technically he didnt guess at all, he just posted a picture.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:37:52 AM
I over-reacted.........again. Sorry all. :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 06:52:39 AM
Back to the quest.

Here you go:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/db2lpt82j/Good_Luck.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 07:09:11 AM
The subtle cowling difference looks interesting.
Your quest picture seems to show S/N NX21725 with an experimental version of the "UNITWIN" engine comprising two coupled 194kW Menasco C6S-4 inline engines.
Glynn's picture would be the production model "UNITWIN" engine with enclosed exhaust pipes.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 07:09:31 AM
Quote
  Who says Glynn comes from hell?   

More guys that you know.....  ;)

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 07:11:36 AM
More guys that you know.....  ;)
In that case it not only was a valid guess, it even came without surprise :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:13:19 AM
Someone name the plane! I cant pick a winner without a valid guess.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 07:25:14 AM
Someone name the plane
I'll call it "Charles" 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:30:51 AM
seriously?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 07:34:34 AM
Quote
Glynn's picture would be the production model "UNITWIN" engine with enclosed exhaust pipes.

Exactly ..... not quite the same aircraft ... just like the last time ...  ;)

subtle eh ?
 :D :D :D :D :D :D

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:36:39 AM
JGE,

I'm very sorry.

Youre on the right track though
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 07:41:21 AM
 ..... not "Charles" though .. more like Suzanne.....

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:41:52 AM
Hey!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 07:44:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIpF-RPw0pw

 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 08:05:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/embed/VZt7J0iaUD0"


 ;)


G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:06:57 AM
Stop beating around the bush! ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION! IDENTIFY THE PLANE!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:09:27 AM
You know what?

FINE!

SAS~JGE52,

You got it!

It's the Lockheed Vega Starliner!

YOUR. DAMN. TURN!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 10, 2017, 08:23:17 AM
This thread seems to have spilled over into the Humour section  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:36:18 AM
Oh yeah, haha, very funny  >:(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 10, 2017, 08:47:30 AM
A good quest, some funny answers, nothing wrong with it, no?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 10, 2017, 09:02:57 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/f8wvahfed/Fun.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/flo9gnxo1/)

Meant for all the guest viewers of course
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 09:33:50 AM
Thats Fair.  :P

GJE, your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~GJE52 on May 10, 2017, 05:06:53 PM
In all fairness, l think you deserve another try.

This time I promise to take it seriously.    :P

G;
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:48:32 PM
Ok,

Ummm. Give me a minute.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 07:52:09 PM
How about this then?

(https://s18.postimg.cc/uiyfc59ah/New_Quest.jpg)

Mike and Glynn, I putting my trust in you.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 08:37:35 PM
the name is in the images :P

(https://s18.postimg.cc/mhsstpx49/harlow.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cx966u7s5/)

(https://s30.postimg.cc/ahf7lorwh/jackie-pasadena.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bjpe48app/)

I may have erred in the number :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:40:32 PM
That is correct Locopiston

It is the Harlow PJC-2

Your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 08:51:06 PM
Taking into account its unique ability ...
is too easy.
(https://s29.postimg.cc/a4slflv1j/guess_10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xvryxpv8j/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:54:45 PM
Blackburn B20?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 08:56:28 PM


yep!

is unique ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 08:57:42 PM
(https://s12.postimg.cc/6xktee531/ndice.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oav3t90e1/)

Your turn now P51vsFw190!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 08:59:28 PM
OK

(https://s2.postimg.cc/5zplrugyh/Questomundo.jpg)

One dear to me.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 09:41:18 PM
fainally! :P

H-31  Doman 1953    Army evaluation utility helicopter - not accepted and used as VIP transport

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doman_LZ-5
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 10:07:37 PM
Correct! I helped to restore this one of a kind helicopter over the past few years.

Your turn Locopiston
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 10, 2017, 10:17:40 PM
Thank you!
You've made me dive the depths of strange helicopters so now I put this :o

(https://s8.postimg.cc/3xr9flfc5/guess12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kliri3a3l/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 10, 2017, 11:55:16 PM
Cessna Skyhook
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 11, 2017, 12:11:43 AM
I liked this helicopter with nose and hood added.

you turn P51vsFw190!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 11, 2017, 05:19:23 AM
Open round!!!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 11, 2017, 07:23:33 AM
Open round!!!
Here we go:

(https://s9.postimg.cc/407k24ixr/quest_2017-05-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 11, 2017, 07:31:38 AM
Bristol 142
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 11, 2017, 07:35:05 AM
Your turn ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 11, 2017, 07:47:16 AM

(https://s16.postimg.cc/luf2fk4lh/image.jpg)

Try it out

Should be easy
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 11, 2017, 07:50:02 AM
Hawker blue... eh... tomtit :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 11, 2017, 07:52:50 AM
It is the Tomtit.

Go ahead Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 11, 2017, 08:11:50 AM
Thanks. An easy one:

(https://s16.postimg.cc/tv3em443p/quest_2017-05-11-3.png)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 11, 2017, 10:19:01 AM
I'd say it's a Fairey Firefly T.Mk.II, given the 2-hispanos and underside photo (not showing the copy/paste 2nd cockpit?) :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 11, 2017, 11:31:06 AM
Fairey Firefly T.Mk.II
Not exactly but close enough to make it your turn.
Actually it's the prototype Firefly T.1 "MB750".

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 12, 2017, 05:41:28 AM
Thank you Storebror :) wasn't sure if guns were installed on production T.Mk.Is but it've seen Mk.IIs with them :)
It's a much bad-looking plane, nevertheless :) "why not paste two fireflies together?"

so: fortunately i'm in lunch break so i have a contribution!

(http://i.imgur.com/yDBUlJ7.jpg)

S!
A1_phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 12, 2017, 08:01:42 AM
Again a bit outside my usual turf.
But I have seen this slightly odd looking bird before.

Armstrong-Whitworth Wolf

A reconnaissance aircraft from 1923 which had the tough luck never to be ordered by the RAF
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 12, 2017, 08:52:59 AM
And indeed it is, LameHawk! :)
it got my attention searching on interwar RAF Specifications, and it was strange enough to try. Of course, the shape is also strange enough to not be unseen, as in your case :)

yoooour turn!

S!
A1_Phoenix

(also, i'm about to buy a graphic card to repair my PC: it's difficult to find the right quiz without blanking down serials and roundels heheheh)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 12, 2017, 02:22:44 PM
I agree with you that it is absolutely necessary to hide serials and markings, but in this case I had just seen the plane before, not having to resort to the serial. I use a GTX 660 which may not be a Rolls Royce, but I have not run into its limits yet.

Anyway here is another slightly odd plane:


(https://s22.postimg.cc/4pb503o9t/SASQuiz11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ivqvvbz4t/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 12, 2017, 06:44:48 PM
too bad i always had a soft spot for fuselage propellors, as in this Gallaudet D-4 ;)

S!
A1_Phoenix

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 13, 2017, 03:33:51 AM
Yes it is. I just love that propeller in the middle of everything.

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 13, 2017, 08:30:59 AM
Thank you LH  ;)

i've found a raw method to conceal markings. it's not nice, but effective, in the meantime hehehe

(http://i.imgur.com/nUqgx64.jpg?1)

S!
A1_Phoenix
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 14, 2017, 10:52:23 PM
It looks like a fuselage of an Albatros D.6 would have put the wings and tail of a Fokker D.6 ... ;D
But the bottom is not Europe ... at least not in that period. :-|

The closest I found was the Waco Nine ... but it's not even close. :(
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 15, 2017, 02:36:03 AM
After having googled for it (successfully), I can assure you that without google this is impossible to solve.
The plane isn't a genuine construction, it's a mod.
It has been built only once.
And this is the only image of it.
Only little is known about this plane at all.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 15, 2017, 12:26:13 PM
Doing the same search mike found the same only source and only photo ... (26) :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: A1_Phoenix on May 15, 2017, 07:39:20 PM
well, it seems Mike got the.. specimen? i must honestly say i posted the image "quick and dirty" without knowing it was the only one, of the ONLY ONE Rogers Monoplane from 1922. But it was still an interesting one, a (most probably) modded D.VII with Curtiss engine, monoplane, and over a typical USA background.

Of course that will teach me to.. uhm.. research a researchable (!) entry, i'm sorry for the unusual round, i hope it's legit.

Mike, your turn :)

S!
A1_Phoenix

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 15, 2017, 10:12:52 PM
Thanks Phoenix but since I used Google and as I'm on a business trip currently, I'd like to offer this as an open round 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 16, 2017, 11:26:09 AM
OK, open round...
what is this airplane?

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8e/e5/6d/8ee56dac301a0c3676dd0b0fb5c8afc4.jpg)
-

Here is one true and interesting fact about this airplane type...
A Japanese Oil Tanker captain fell into a cactus at a Santa Barbara Oil Field, provoking laughter from the local workers.
Five years later he returned in an Imperial Japanese Navy sub and made the first mainland shelling of the USA at that oil field.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bonus points ....
Guess what aircraft ?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QTkRwGvZACc/VK_OiNdDDLI/AAAAAAACE_M/MK13_0XXzSI/s1600/33.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on May 16, 2017, 02:07:40 PM
E14Y Glen
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 16, 2017, 04:52:26 PM
The second picture is a rare hybrid of a Cessna and a Ford pickup truck. Flight testing confirmed that the new contraption had poor stability and was prone to scaring the shit out of people on airfields.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on May 17, 2017, 07:00:42 AM
I find more fun following this thread than the other one dedicated to humour  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 17, 2017, 09:25:27 AM
Agreed
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 17, 2017, 12:55:49 PM
E14Y Glen

Very correct Radoye !  8)
It is the classic seaplane (Submarine-airplane) the Yokosuka E14Y "Glen"
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_E14Y

(http://the-wanderling.com/redondo11.jpg)

It´s your turn to do the next mystery airplane.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on May 18, 2017, 05:40:43 AM
I got nothing at the moment, so free round. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on May 18, 2017, 09:00:42 AM
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/crop_zps7d5c4477.jpg)

From an unreleased WIP a few years ago...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 18, 2017, 11:10:26 PM
why the cokpit is open? o_O
(https://s13.postimg.cc/b9wzowzxj/mexichiwa107.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qveb8vbvn/)
This real picture will help
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on May 19, 2017, 08:00:37 AM
You got it - anyone want to name it?

It was a WIP, so there were still some issues....
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: max_thehitman on May 19, 2017, 09:55:50 AM

What is that?
An airplane fuselage panel.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 19, 2017, 11:12:50 AM
(https://s28.postimg.cc/v4mcdfwq5/yf107_04.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x96peiycp/)

Is a F-107.

Is an F-107 but in the previous photos it appears as the configuration of an F-16, it means turned upwards! :P

yep was a fuselage panel and intake. ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on May 19, 2017, 01:43:35 PM
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/181120130-30-38_zpse3950549.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/0811201319-21-55_zps5d48db63.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/mexchiwa/0811201319-18-24_zpsb4d1f8a4.jpg)

You got it, all yours
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 19, 2017, 02:44:47 PM
This crappy plane is the fault of those who make me dive deep in internet searching for strange aircrafts. ;D

(https://s28.postimg.cc/vdlmgissd/guess16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5uta3i989/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 20, 2017, 06:45:05 AM
The world of the homebuilt is a strange one:

Wainfan FMX-4 Facetmobile

Found the picture, only the plane looks rather whitish


(https://s23.postimg.cc/4qdi47l2z/e11f6d691e6308444b0ff87d21602da1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xsrs717cn/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 20, 2017, 01:43:43 PM
Perfect Lame hawk!

The mysterious gray was to make it look more selth! :P

You turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 21, 2017, 02:45:58 PM
A few sea planes lately. Here is another one:


(https://s2.postimg.cc/hgwkhe261/SASQuiz12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r1g749rhx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 21, 2017, 07:44:43 PM
WHAT THE..........I want one.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 21, 2017, 11:14:22 PM
De Schelde: Scheldemeeuw (meeuw = seagull)

Power plant: Praga B engine of 40 hp
Wing span: 6.78 m
Length: 5.32 m
All-up weight: 300 kg
Max. speed: 125 km/h at sea level

To find it I had to see an infinity of ugly ducks! o_O

Some were added to my collection ... ;D

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 22, 2017, 06:32:30 AM
Yes loco - it's always nice to learn something, isn't it!  ;)

Right - your turn again
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 22, 2017, 09:28:47 AM
I'll leave macerating the ducks a little.
Now keep this out of the freezer, which has been kept long ago.
It is easy too.

(https://s21.postimg.cc/ykkxtq9iv/guess_11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9ejzmw88j/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 22, 2017, 06:49:14 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-5
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 22, 2017, 06:57:59 PM
yep Gianky!

the sukhoi version of MiG i-250 concept.

I think I should not use more the same photo as wikipedia ... ::(

You turn!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 23, 2017, 05:11:35 PM
I think I should not use more the same photo as wikipedia ... ::(

Nooooo, please, it's the only ones I can get! :D :D :D

Anyway, if it's any consolation, my first thought was a hybrid Yak, like the Yak 3RD; as a matter of fact, I stumbled upon it while searching for "yak mixed propulsion"! ;)

Anyway, here's my entry... I'm afraid it will be an easy one.

(https://s24.postimg.cc/egdkh62c5/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yazm3ahjl/) (https://postimage.io/index.php?lang=italian)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 24, 2017, 10:44:12 PM
De Havilland Canada DH.80A  :-[
Im not sure  :-|
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 25, 2017, 05:28:01 AM
Clooooooooose!

But no cigar!

Guess it's harder than I thought.... my "forensic countermeasures" worked way better than I expected! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on May 25, 2017, 06:48:35 AM
The airframe could also belong to a Storch or a Criquet. The strange thing is the engine.  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 25, 2017, 07:59:12 AM
I'll hazard a guess then:

de Havilland DH.75 Hawk Moth
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on May 25, 2017, 08:00:57 AM
I guess you nailed it:

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft30721.htm
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 25, 2017, 11:46:25 AM
Well done, Lamehawk, it is, indeed, the Hawk Moth.

I hoped the vague similarity with the Fi-156 could throw someone off track, looks like it did! :)

The engine is the DH Ghost. I simply flipped the image vertically, and that was enough to confuse Google reverse image search.

From "Flight", February 7th, 1929: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1929/1929%20-%200243.html

Your turn, Lamehawk!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 26, 2017, 02:25:27 AM
OK - spot the oddity!
(not Space Oddity  8))


(https://s22.postimg.cc/9x01ks2dt/SASQuiz13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h07x0e7t9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on May 26, 2017, 04:24:53 AM
Extending wing (tip's)
Myguess
Benno   :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 26, 2017, 08:01:58 AM
Extending wing (tip's)
Myguess
Benno   :P

You mean the bat-like shape of the mobile surfaces on the wing?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 26, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
Soviet, if my memory is good...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 26, 2017, 09:19:19 AM
LameHawk,

You are an evil man.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 26, 2017, 01:37:24 PM
LameHawk,

You are an evil man.

That doesn't sound good. At all!  ;D ;D ;D

EDIT:

Extending wing (tip's)
Myguess
Benno   :P

You mean the bat-like shape of the mobile surfaces on the wing?

I didn't get it... so, the wings are telescopic... russian design, I found a couple, NIAI RK and Gerin Varivol, the latter looks similar, but not quite the same...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 26, 2017, 01:51:55 PM
Gianky,

Ive been on the same track as you all day. I came across the NIAI designs and they are similar but not quite. May the airplane gods have mercy on our souls.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 26, 2017, 01:52:31 PM
Got it!

Makhonine Mak-10.

The picture was taken by the Nazis, it looks like:

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/xplane/mak10/mak10-10.jpg

EDIT: it's not Russian, it's French

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhonine_Mak-10

And, to be precise, it's the Mak-101, with the Gnome-Rhone 14K Mistral Major.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 26, 2017, 02:07:02 PM
Damn!

I was just about to post it!

Nice one Gianky
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on May 26, 2017, 03:19:15 PM
Well done Gianky!

I have been following the comments with great interest - thanks for the compliment P51
Quote
LameHawk,

You are an evil man

It is a very interesting photo: a French aircraft - in German markings - and a Russian designer Ivan Ivanovic Makhonin (This machine doesn't like cyrillic letters)

A rather special configuration: telescopic wings.

Your turn  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 27, 2017, 02:45:13 AM
Thank you guys, it's been a difficult hunt, wouldn't have made it without everyone else's comments!

Ok, here's the next one:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/md6myxzup/MP2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o4zltuj7h/)

I want to know not only the model, but specifically what example this is.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on May 27, 2017, 03:45:21 AM
Fouga CM.88 Gémeaux, I think...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 27, 2017, 09:55:05 AM
Fouga CM.88 Gémeaux, I think...

Yes. Which variant?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 27, 2017, 10:02:15 AM
Gémeaux I
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 28, 2017, 07:15:49 AM
Correct! The Gémeaux I was the only one with two engines, all the subsequent prototypes had only a single jet, mounted on the center section of the wing.

Since the original question asked for the specific aircraft, I'm declaring MustangvsWürger as winner. Your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 28, 2017, 11:28:58 AM
Try this

(https://s10.postimg.cc/4vw4egwyx/New_new.jpg)

James
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 28, 2017, 03:56:58 PM
No idea.... But if you want to buy one, for just 25k €, in France...  ;D

(http://www.planecheck.com/images/32527/img016194676041.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 28, 2017, 05:58:43 PM
gianky,

You don't know but you posted a picture of one?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 28, 2017, 11:41:10 PM
There is no way of he don't know ... next to the price is the name ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 29, 2017, 12:15:30 AM
I cannot give the win to someone untill the name of the plane is said.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 29, 2017, 11:28:34 AM
OOoook, sorry, I wanted to be funny, but I guess I was just obnoxious!  :P

The aircraft is one of the classics of general aviation, the Luscombe 8 Silvaire.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 29, 2017, 11:29:51 AM
Correct!

Your turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 29, 2017, 04:39:25 PM
Ok, here you go!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/gygwmnon5/image.jpg)

(https://s2.postimg.cc/hhg86a9q1/MP1.jpg)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/b53ug6odr/MP2.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 29, 2017, 06:16:06 PM
SAI KZ IV
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 29, 2017, 06:28:55 PM
As they always beat me for a few minutes .... :P

Skandinavisk Aero Industry SAI KZ IV
(https://s18.postimg.cc/l698k2x5l/KZ_IV_PLAN.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zcozfb80l/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/8g506zp7d/KZ_IV.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qvph4e3bp/)
Wooden beams are a Danish exquisite
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on May 30, 2017, 03:08:28 AM
You're both correct, but, of course, the baton passes to James. Congrats!

I'll have to photoshop those pictures more heavily! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 30, 2017, 09:49:39 AM
Here it is:

(https://s13.postimg.cc/cgvzzji5j/today.jpg)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 03:28:37 PM
I think is a Douglas Air Mail... know as Douglas M-(number).

Not is the M-1, because that was the civil version of O-2 and have 2 cockpits...

must be M-2 M-3 or M-4.

I'm going to risk M-4
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 30, 2017, 04:36:26 PM
close but no cigar......try again
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 06:37:48 PM
It is very difficult for me to answer :-[

This is an M-2 in the original paint scheme. (red and silver)
(https://s14.postimg.cc/eyyrykv29/Mailplane_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mrpfqk119/)

This is an M-4A in its color scheme (very similar to the photo of the trivia) :(
(https://s13.postimg.cc/wvg4eyocn/Douglas_M-4_A_cn_338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fi5u03t1f/)

And this is a restored M-2 ... which apparently painted it as an M-4 ... o_O
(https://s12.postimg.cc/prbv177jh/WAE_Douglas_M-2_Rest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/na03txnmx/)

The only one I'm sure is not is the M-3 ... because it's all white :P

Unless you can weigh the load and measure the engine hp it will be very difficult :D






Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 30, 2017, 06:42:50 PM
Loco, ill give it to you.

it is in fact an M-2

youre up
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 06:44:45 PM
Suuuper!
I won by tiredness! Like I do with the girls!
 ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 06:47:33 PM
One of the beauties of my collection of batrachians

I have proof that he flew

enjoy!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/en2cawi81/guess29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ijfo6w37h/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/mh2xwaq0x/guess292.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qq7nygta5/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 30, 2017, 07:06:02 PM
That is Bill Horton's wingless airplane
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 09:31:12 PM
Yep!
Here he complains about the plots against him

https://youtu.be/xgmHKfawTNg

You turn James!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 30, 2017, 09:41:06 PM
Try this on for size:

(https://s9.postimg.cc/anboifybj/IMG_0580.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 30, 2017, 10:23:05 PM
It should be the one seen at the end of Casablanca but it was replaced by a lockeed electra 12A, because in Holliwood it was more at hand.
(https://s2.postimg.cc/a9sopzgo9/1_Dai3f9xj_Jez_Og_WHQq_GIt_GA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7fpjcjehx/)
The next one could be found in Chile.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on May 31, 2017, 07:07:33 PM
So loco,

Did you figure it out?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on May 31, 2017, 09:19:18 PM
The Casablanca plane must have been the Potez 560 of "air Afrique"
To be historically correct
(https://s1.postimg.cc/cect5vw4v/Potez560.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j4tafbjaj/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2017, 12:21:02 AM
Correct

Your turn.....again
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on June 01, 2017, 08:56:14 AM
I won by tiredness! Like I do with the girls!
 ;D

Not even that ever worked for me!  ::( ::( ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2017, 10:19:41 AM
Giank,

You never said what it was.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gianky on June 01, 2017, 10:27:20 AM
Actually, I was referring to the "get the girls through tiredness" bit, not the guessing game! ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 01, 2017, 03:05:42 PM
Let's try this! i use some countermeasures to avoid image serch in the cut away draw. :P
But in the there is enough information to trace it, if you do not take it out at a glance ;D


(https://s3.postimg.cc/e450v9f43/guess0106_II.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/axahbmunz/)

(https://s3.postimg.cc/nzqqtt1j7/guess0106.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wi06y581r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 01, 2017, 03:25:47 PM
I dont know what it is but I would love to have it in game. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 01, 2017, 03:39:07 PM
Did it ever fly?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: d-rexs on June 01, 2017, 04:52:35 PM
It is a De Schelde S.21. Never went beyond mock up status. (Wikipedia)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 01, 2017, 08:25:06 PM
I saw it on a 2014 request

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=41246.0

yes is De Schelde s-21 Dutch heavy figther of 1940.

Did not get to fly because in 1940 fell into the hands of the German invasion.

But I participate in the war as false intelligence under the name of FW198.

It's your turn now d-rexs!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: d-rexs on June 01, 2017, 10:54:06 PM
I got lucky. I saw it in one of my Fathers books on Dutch aviation.
With that said.. This is an open round, cause I got nothing!  :-[
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 02, 2017, 01:23:08 PM
open round then...

Guess this!


(https://s11.postimg.cc/emikt30xv/guess02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x231qhf27/)


cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on June 02, 2017, 01:29:00 PM
(https://acesflyinghigh.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/ikarus-s-49c-2422.jpg)

Not my turn. I knew this one. Go on.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 02, 2017, 02:49:28 PM
The turn changes when someone writes the exact name of the plane!

With the single photo is not enough.

Remains vacant!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 02, 2017, 07:32:51 PM
North korean yak 9? IDK
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 02, 2017, 10:25:17 PM
(https://acesflyinghigh.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/ikarus-s-49c-2422.jpg)

Not my turn. I knew this one. Go on.

S-49C
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww2/s49.html
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 02, 2017, 11:14:56 PM
Let's take it for granted ... :-|

But the correct thing would have been: "Ikarus S-49C series 2" ;)

Immediate post-war Yugoslav aircraft

You turn stiv_069!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on June 04, 2017, 07:29:22 AM
Immediate post-war Yugoslav aircraft

And a development of the immediate pre-war Rogozarski IK-3, which flies on our virtual IL-2 1946 skies!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 05, 2017, 12:02:42 PM
Well ... more than a day without answer we assume it's opend round ::(.
Let's run the ball.
Let's try this easy one. ;)
(https://s23.postimg.cc/76dnyglaz/guess05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bs9s6t6tz/)
Cheers!

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on June 05, 2017, 12:23:50 PM
RR Merlin power! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 05, 2017, 01:13:20 PM

(https://s24.postimg.cc/cafgin7jp/maxresdefault.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hlud3ctm9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 05, 2017, 06:54:41 PM
Well ... more than a day without answer we assume it's opend round ::(.
Let's run the ball.
Let's try this easy one. ;)
(https://s23.postimg.cc/76dnyglaz/guess05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bs9s6t6tz/)
Cheers!

Hispano HA-1112 Buchon

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww2/ha1112.html
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 05, 2017, 06:58:53 PM
Yes Stiv_069! 8)
Now it's your turn to post some strange airplane so we can guess! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 05, 2017, 10:49:20 PM
This aircraft was built in small series, but flying to different parts of the Soviet Union and was the hero of a popular movie. Who's to say its name?
(https://s13.postimg.cc/r7lv4we13/aab060d7a40a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wj0rpm03n/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 07, 2017, 01:05:57 AM
Leningradskii Kombinat 1 Plywood no.2
NIAI LK-1 Fanera-2.

At least that says wikipedia ... and at the same time asked me for money ;D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIAI_LK-1

https://youtu.be/TyhAAX3DjWE
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 07, 2017, 02:02:14 AM
Leningradskii Kombinat 1 Plywood no.2
NIAI LK-1 Fanera-2.


YES. THIS IS IT.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 07, 2017, 02:10:32 PM
good! :)

Let's try this one now

(https://s3.postimg.cc/o35nlvcyr/guess77.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y0goexkkf/)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 09, 2017, 07:27:41 AM
This is a Soviet high-altitude fighter prototype.

I have not been able to ascertain whether this is the Sukhoi Su-1 or the Su-3, as my sources have differing opinions.

Neither aircraft became more than prototypes due to unreliable superchargers (no less than two were needed)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 09, 2017, 08:52:54 AM
Sip is the failed Su-3.
I also cannot assure that the photo is not su-1, but the place from i take it, ensures that it is su-3. :P

You turn lame hawk!

and thanks for relive this thread! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 10, 2017, 08:10:40 AM
Been away - not able to participate.

Back again - with something I believe is quite unknown


(https://s16.postimg.cc/so0emn991/SASQuiz14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7ecsbssy9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 10, 2017, 12:12:14 PM
Looks like an Interstate TDR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_TDR)-1 to me.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on June 11, 2017, 01:37:49 AM
Mike is right - the first operational combat-proven TV guided Predator drone, from 1944:
(https://s14.postimg.cc/6tqbbku4x/Interstate_TDR-1_assault_drone_being_prepared_fo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kan9ug4gd/)

You can read more about it here: http://www.nnapprentice.com/alumni/letter/TDR_1.pdf

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 11, 2017, 01:54:00 AM
Freakish plane :D
You can see her in action here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwS669Ipgwc

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 11, 2017, 11:51:25 AM
Quite right - your turn Storebror
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 11, 2017, 01:05:40 PM
Can we have one of those. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 11, 2017, 07:24:26 PM
Bombs,

You stole my line.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 01:13:54 AM
your turn Storebror
Thanks LameHawk :)

Let's try this one:
(https://s7.postimg.cc/bmqwn0tmz/quest_2017-06-12.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 12, 2017, 02:15:31 AM
Looks like a mini-Meteor... LOL

British ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 04:40:54 AM
British ?
Not quite.
Actually nothing of this plane is british, rather opposite: Certain parts of this aircraft were produced under license in U.K. later on.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 12, 2017, 07:55:27 AM
Reminded me of the Yugoslav mini jets.

So this must be:

Ikarus J-451MM Stršljen
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 08:25:48 AM
That's really close but sorry, no cigar :P

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 12, 2017, 08:40:49 AM
Seems like overlooked something.
Let me try this one instead:

Ikarus T-451MM Stršljen II
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 08:51:34 AM
Now you got it 8)

The Ikarus J-451MM Stršljen ("Hornet") was developed in 1956 as a planned close support variant of the S-451M Zolja and test flown in 1957 by the Aeronautical Testing Centre. The design featured a tricycle undercarriage as opposed to the early tail dragger designs, more powerful Turbomeca Marboré turbojet engines and armament of 2 x 20mm Hispano-Suiza 404A cannons under the fuselage along with underwing rockets.

The J-451MM lead to development of the Ikarus T-451MM Stršljen II ("Hornet II") single seat jet aerobatic training aircraft of which only one prototype (21002) was manufactured and this can be seen at the Belgrade Aeronautical Museum today.  Another variant was the Ikarus S-451MM Matica ("Queen Bee") two-seat jet training aircraft which set a world air speed record for its class of 750.34 km/h in 1957.

The plane resembles a "shrinked" Meteor to some degree.
Ironically there's no british parts involved, rather opposite: The engines used, the Turbomeca Palas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbomeca_Palas) 056A, were built under license by Blackburn and General Aircraft (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Aircraft) in U.K. later on, for instance to be used on the Short SB.4 Sherpa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_SB.4_Sherpa) ;)

Your turn :)
Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 12, 2017, 08:55:26 AM
OK - here we go.

An easy one this time.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/vcol6zae7/SASQuiz15.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8nze7et0b/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on June 12, 2017, 10:37:46 AM
TSR2 innit
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 12:20:31 PM
Rather a Lancer me thinks
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 12, 2017, 01:58:16 PM
Right again, Storebror. All those cigars are going to damage your health. Your turn again.

It is the Lockheed CL-1200 Lancer.

A sort of upgraded Starfighter meant for the export market, but lost out to the F-5 in an international fighter aircraft competition in 1970. Programme terminated after that.


(https://s12.postimg.cc/gss6dj9f1/cl-1200.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g39e168vd/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 12, 2017, 11:34:56 PM
Thanks Lamehawk.
The early Lancer by the way looks much nicer than the later derivate with squared intakes, just saying.

This is probably much too easy, nevertheless... what plane is it?
(https://s30.postimg.cc/vakp3flwx/quest_2017-06-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 13, 2017, 02:46:34 AM
SU-9
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 13, 2017, 04:39:30 AM
Absolutely correct stiv, your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 13, 2017, 06:37:19 AM

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8kjwkd5wl/16-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iumbjlvs1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 13, 2017, 06:51:01 AM
Weather Balloon :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 13, 2017, 07:34:59 AM
Mr Gorbachev - tear down that wall
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 13, 2017, 09:01:43 AM
I'm not sure why, but I have the feeling that Soviets were flying that plane. I can't put my finger on it.............. :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: stiv_069 on June 13, 2017, 10:05:21 AM
This Junkers Ju-21
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 14, 2017, 11:38:34 AM
Selfsolve, I see.
Looks like we have an open round then.

Try this one:

(https://s14.postimg.cc/bxul15081/quest_2017-06-14.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on June 14, 2017, 12:19:18 PM
The Temco TT Pinto was a jet-powered, tandem two-place primary trainer aircraft built for the United States Navy by Temco Aircraft of Dallas, Texas.

I knew this one because I have this in the initial build stage. 


(https://s29.postimg.cc/njde60zuf/Temco_TT-1_Pinto_in_flight_colour_c1957.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/arz7ziq2b/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 14, 2017, 12:20:41 PM
Spot on Edlor, your turn 8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Edlor on June 14, 2017, 12:22:53 PM
Thanks Mike  :)

Open Round. I got nothin at the moment. ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 14, 2017, 03:40:38 PM
If you chaps don't mind jumping me in (without earning a ticket), I have one for you (hope it hasn't been asked yet).

This is obviously an MG151 belly gunpod on a Bf 109 (G4).

Question is: What was the reason this thing wasn't cleared for operational use?

Try without googling first. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/sglNfEJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 14, 2017, 10:46:56 PM
I've read an article about this before.
According to the sources cited, there has been no particular reason why the centerline gondola wasn't used operational - your picture however shows a version tested with further addons and that one didn't make it into the field because of excessive drag (IIRC some 20 km/h speed penalty).
The central gondola alone however was tested successfully (albeit with a couple of recommendations for further modification before entering mass production) and was simply "forgotten" for unknown reasons like so many other german developments.
As I said, that's what I know about it.
Would be interesting to hear what your sources state about it.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 15, 2017, 12:31:27 AM
The reason for rejection was the following:
 
Engine mounted gun was an percussion primed version, whereas the gondola one couldn't use mechanical priming, so it would have to use an electrically primed ammo.
The possibility of mixing up the ammunition during loading was seen as too much of a risk.

Since there were no other takers, the floor is yours mr. Storebror. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 15, 2017, 02:09:37 AM
Ah okay, that's the reason for rejection in your sources.
In my source (Flugzeug Profile Nr. 5) it is mentioned that for serial production a recommendation was issued to switch the engine gun to electrical priming in order to avoid confusion on reloading ammo (click for full size, sorry but it's available in german only):
(https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/4213/34930906940_2719d2a8f3_c.jpg) (https://www.sas1946.rocks/flickr/storebror/4213/34930906940_3de5e38e2c_o.jpg)

Okay, let's continue.
This is an easy one:

(https://s11.postimg.cc/xi1r6ci9v/quest_2017-06-15.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 15, 2017, 05:46:17 AM
Thnx for clearing this up Storebror. I had it burried in my memory and no idea where i got it from.


As for the new pic, it looks like a photoshopped X-1D to me, this picture (flipped) in particular:

(https://i.imgur.com/v5KoW7W.jpg)




Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 15, 2017, 06:30:39 AM
Well done - here is the source: http://aviadesign.online.fr/pages/bell-airabuster.htm

You get the baton, it's your turn Bankoletti :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 15, 2017, 08:17:51 AM
Thnx S.

Here we go, what's this gadged and how was it used?


(https://s9.postimg.cc/567dvzva7/q001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dogu0c1sr/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 15, 2017, 01:27:40 PM
Spanner Anlage infrared device?

It was used in small numbers on Bf-110 and Do-17 night fighters for detecting enemy bombers in the dark.

(https://s12.postimg.cc/g70ey7wj1/do17z-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6z86hipgp/)



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 15, 2017, 01:51:41 PM
Spot on Shakaali, ball is yours to play. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 15, 2017, 01:56:26 PM
Ok, here you go. What is this:


(https://s13.postimg.cc/qhvwmijh3/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3t6pmy237/)

 :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 15, 2017, 09:55:16 PM
By the number of piston rings is a diesel ... :o
Looks too old and heavy to have motorized any plane ... :-|

I risk that it is from a luxury tractor! :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 15, 2017, 10:30:32 PM
Engines. I love engines and this one is a Beardmore Tornado (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Tornado) 8 cylinder inline diesel engine having been used on the British R101 airship.
Strange tech at strange times, the engine all in all was a massive fail.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 16, 2017, 03:06:09 AM
Storebror, that was correct. Your turn.  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 16, 2017, 03:40:09 AM
Thanks :)

Let's try this one:

(https://s1.postimg.cc/o7970flu7/quest_2017-06-16.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 16, 2017, 04:07:50 AM
Looks like a Yugoslavian COIN Soko Kraguj to me.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on June 16, 2017, 05:54:05 AM
Thanks :)

Let's try this one:

(https://s1.postimg.cc/o7970flu7/quest_2017-06-16.jpg)

Best regards - Mike


You should've gone with this photo:

(http://yumodelclub.tripod.com/yugoslav_air_force/kraguj/kraguj2.jpg)

 ;)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 16, 2017, 06:03:01 AM
Looks like a Yugoslavian COIN Soko Kraguj to me.
Absolutely right Bankoletti, your turn 8)

Cheers Radoye, I'll remember to make it an america bomber next time ;)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 16, 2017, 07:01:02 AM
Thnx S.

Who's this and what's his unique achievement?


(https://s18.postimg.cc/dslcmi349/q004.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rz13hqdz9/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 16, 2017, 08:00:52 AM
I found another pic of him:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/osbmjc9m3/Alfred_E._Neumann.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 16, 2017, 11:35:26 AM
Hint: He was a ww2 ace.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 16, 2017, 01:44:50 PM
Is very difficult ... :-[
 so far we have not seen any organic airplanes ... o_O LOL

What kind of engine have? :P

If we start posting photos of people soon will appear the black guy from whatsapp
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 16, 2017, 03:06:07 PM
Yeah this might be on the harder side, but why not make this more interesting. :)

Another hint:

He was Italian.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 16, 2017, 07:04:23 PM
Another hint:

He was Italian.

Got it.   ;)  https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_degli_assi_italiani_della_seconda_guerra_mondiale

He is Pietro Bonannini. My italian is terrible, but if I got it right he was an ace who was not a pilot, but a machine gunner.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 16, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
Is very difficult ... :-[
 so far we have not seen any organic airplanes ... o_O LOL

What kind of engine have? :P

An organic airplane has an organic engine:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/xk2726r5d/b85f06d26d075fc2b861e35a7af9b3c3_XL.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kfwmphz3h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 16, 2017, 11:17:58 PM
Perfect score Shakaali!!! 2 of 2
Ace name and engine type! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 17, 2017, 12:47:16 AM
He is Pietro Bonannini. My italian is terrible, but if I got it right he was an ace who was not a pilot, but a machine gunner.

Correct on both accounts!

He served as a gunner on recce seaplanes Fiat RC14 and Cant Z506, which usually flew alone and unescorted. He has 8 confirmed kills of RAF fighters (Spits, Hurris, Beaus) and is the only Italian non-pilot ace of WW2. On one instance when his dorsal 12,7 Safat jammed, he dismonted the ventral 7,7 Scotti and fought on. Ironically he survived the war only to die postwar in civilian air crash.

Floor is yours, Shakaali!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 17, 2017, 03:52:23 AM
Thanks, Bankoletti  8)

What might this be:


(https://s2.postimg.cc/6269mzhqh/Quest_SAS.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uiofhgih1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on June 17, 2017, 08:52:16 AM
Thanks, Bankoletti  8)

What might this be:


(https://s2.postimg.cc/6269mzhqh/Quest_SAS.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uiofhgih1/)


Are those the wings / glider appendage for the Soviet "flying tank"?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 17, 2017, 10:08:04 AM
Very good, but what was the exact name?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 17, 2017, 12:07:12 PM
Another picture:


(https://s1.postimg.cc/nubb5p5tb/Hint.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8lldrxc4r/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 17, 2017, 12:31:00 PM
Antonow A-40
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 17, 2017, 12:41:02 PM
Antonow A-40

Actually incorrect, as it is Antonov A-40 "Krylya Tanka"  ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_A-40

However, it was close enough. vampire_pilot, your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 17, 2017, 01:32:32 PM
w and v are interchangable, depending on transcription language. In German it's w
 :o


(http://orig15.deviantart.net/4297/f/2017/168/2/f/wussat_by_ryofuxxx-dbd1lw3.jpg)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 17, 2017, 02:58:16 PM
Only on the miserable phone now, but I as far as I remember this must be the Saro  (Saunders Roe) Princess.
A seaplane that sort of missed the boat since it appeared at a time when land based passenger planes took over the world
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on June 17, 2017, 03:23:44 PM
You are correct
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 18, 2017, 08:50:37 AM
Thank you.

Here is an interesting one.

This German plane was bought and paid for.

What is it?


(https://s17.postimg.cc/5zxhw72fj/SASQuiz16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r9l471iq3/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 18, 2017, 05:03:59 PM
Uh, this one was hard, but I think I got it finally. This is a Nakajima E8N, bought and paid for by Germany from Japan in 1941, making auxiliary crusier Orion the only German vessel of WW2 to employ a Japanese aircraft. Here it's depicted flying a "false flag" British roundels. (which did a very good job of deceiving me too :D)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 19, 2017, 11:37:05 AM
I'm glad this was a real challenge.

Read more about the German raiders in the pacific https://pacificeagles.net/german-raiders-in-the-pacific/ (https://pacificeagles.net/german-raiders-in-the-pacific/)

It is indeed a Nakajima E8N


(https://s30.postimg.cc/yp3nn93ap/e8n-11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wkjam61nx/)


(https://s21.postimg.cc/s9tsg603b/Nakajima-01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r7jlxmh9v/)

Congratulations Bankoletti - your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 19, 2017, 03:53:38 PM
Thnx LH!

Another ID:


(https://s29.postimg.cc/uns34cuyv/q-007.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4fgyezav7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 20, 2017, 03:39:30 AM
US ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 20, 2017, 06:06:59 AM
The gun is definitely an MG 81Z.
The gunners posture at the barely visible pointed extension of the glass frame under his right hand give it away as an Fw 189 tail gunner.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 20, 2017, 09:07:39 AM
Yep, the Fliegende Auge it is!

Go ahead, Sto.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 20, 2017, 09:32:49 AM
Well then guys, give this one a try:

(https://s30.postimg.cc/3yx5w7kdd/quest_2017-06-20.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on June 20, 2017, 01:44:44 PM
Pfalz DXII?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 20, 2017, 02:03:41 PM
Those struts that stand the fuselage off the lower wing makes it a D XV I think.....possibly a XVf or spezial but I can't quite make out the aileron overhang

Cheers

Alfie 
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 20, 2017, 10:37:18 PM
a D XV I think.....possibly a XVf or spezial but I can't quite make out the aileron overhang
Airleron overhang is clearly visible on both ends of the upper wing.
D.XV (Spezial) is correct, your turn Alfie 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 21, 2017, 12:09:22 AM
Marvelous !

How about this "beauty"

(https://s29.postimg.cc/pat32q3dj/b1c9922ce3b55ad0d391de902e665a8a-orig.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oy1owjl3n/)

Cheers

Alfie

PS..... Can any of you avid plane spotters help me ID this ?

(https://s10.postimg.cc/t1gqtbf8p/6b0c070405872ab0635f3b9bc9551a16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cqgmx02qt/)

I downloaded the image because of the "interesting " engine layout.....but for the life of me I can't remember the name of the a/c   :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 21, 2017, 02:31:58 AM
How about this "beauty"
6 wings, that makes searching for it easy.
It's the Huntington Multiplane from 1912, unfortunately unable to achieve flight.

Can any of you avid plane spotters help me ID this ?
Sorry, no idea.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on June 21, 2017, 04:15:12 AM
Something with a huge compressor intake ??  High altitude test something ??   8)

Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 21, 2017, 04:44:46 AM
Rather something with the engine(s?) mounted in the center fuselage, sideways, to drive two props between the wings.
Odd to say the least, but even more funny that google doesn't yield any good results for a few dozen search terms I've used so far.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 21, 2017, 05:25:11 AM
That's a Salmson S.M.1.

Since the newly arrived engine was very powerful for the era (240 hp), plus it was a liquid cooled radial, it was decided to mount it sideways to improve aerodynamics and reduce/cancel the torque.

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 21, 2017, 05:37:16 AM
Yep, Mike's right about Mr Howard Huntington's "device"  o_O


Good work Bankoletti !....I was going to say......

Re the second shot......

Is that a pair(?) of rotaries driving shafts to the props.....(cooling?)
A single seat (?) is that an observer/gunners position at the front (?)

The bloke stood in front of the a/c looks French.....

Many thanks for the info......but Mike got the Multiplane......your go Mike

Cheers

Alfie

PS I've just looked up the Salmson...it was armed with two 37 mm APX cannon  o_O :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 21, 2017, 09:27:43 AM
Let's try this one:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/5621vkci5/quest_2017-06-21.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 21, 2017, 11:30:31 AM
Looks like Ryan XV-5 Vertifan:


(https://s21.postimg.cc/4jnehzk0n/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_flying.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zdunfppn7/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 21, 2017, 11:54:37 AM
You got it Bankoletti, your turn!

(https://s13.postimg.cc/aegl9cj3b/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/irhoq9sx3/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_2.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/ig4tr91uv/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_3.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8wv4xsecn/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_4.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/9dgck823r/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_5.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/4c8yiuunb/Ryan_XV-5_Vertifan_6.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 21, 2017, 03:32:08 PM
K, here we go! Describe the photo below. Description must include the following data:

1. Type of aircraft
2. Purpose of the device attached around the fuselage
3. Type of missions this device was meant for


(https://s29.postimg.cc/3yrgtpobb/q-101.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ch0wy1utv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 21, 2017, 05:09:30 PM
An easy one - the Mosquito is a much too well known plane!

1) de Havilland Mosquito prototype W4052
2) It is a Youngman frill air brake
3) As can be seen on the wing tips, this is an aircraft equipped with the AI. Mk.IV. The common radar on the NF. Mk. II. The plane is also painted matt black - a feature that took 26 mph off its speed! So this is a night fighter and because the Mosquito was such an aerodynamically clean machine it was easy to overshoot the target when closing in. An air brake was deemed necessary but after tests the brake was abandoned as being too complicated compared to simply lowering the undercarriage
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 21, 2017, 05:30:56 PM
Correct on all accounts, good job! Let me just add that while lowering the gear or flaps worked very good at reducing speed, it usually threw the aim off due to induced pitch change, so this brake was designed in such a way as to provide drag symmetrically and not induce any pitch or yaw. However, it turned out that compensating the aim wasn't too demanding.

Ball's yours, LameHawk!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Cloyd on June 21, 2017, 05:48:39 PM
Fascinating guys!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 22, 2017, 03:32:49 AM
Nothing like a good ball - or two

Right - here is a little oddity


(https://s18.postimg.cc/t3ylojyyh/SASQuiz17.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hrm06rq9h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 22, 2017, 03:58:27 AM
That looks like a mockup of the proposed twin engined version of a P-40.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on June 22, 2017, 07:02:24 AM
That looks like a mockup of the proposed twin engined version of a P-40.
Yes, because that's (more or less) what it is  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 22, 2017, 07:26:54 AM
Quite right - that's exactly what it is  ;D

I suppose Bankoletti came first - so your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 22, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
Thnx LameHawk!

So, how well do you know your rear ends?

First one to name them all correctly, wins. No exotics, they are all well known ww2 era machines.


(https://s22.postimg.cc/quantough/Rear_ends.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w5pkeegj1/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 22, 2017, 09:10:40 AM
1 - MS 406
2 - Hs-129
3 - P-39
4 - hesitate... IL-2 ?
5 - don't know
6 - IAR-80 or 81
1 - Mitsubishi Ki-46Dinah
8 - Westland Lysander
9 - Tupolev SB-2
10 - Polikarpov Po-2
11 - not sure, but Fokker D.XXI
12 - Junkers Ju-52

on my opinion...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on June 22, 2017, 09:16:02 AM
I think 5 is a Ki-84
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Ace on June 22, 2017, 09:48:37 AM
4- yes, il2

5- agree, looks like KI-84

11- yes, Fokker D. XXI


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 22, 2017, 11:46:22 AM
Gaston, since you nailed 11 of them and didn't miss any and were the 1st to answer, take it over. Yes, No.5 is a Ki-84.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 22, 2017, 01:48:50 PM
OK, and thank you !

So... in what plane are we ?

(https://s21.postimg.cc/5azdluluf/Quiquizz19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/48p73b30z/)

Have a nice night !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 22, 2017, 11:31:32 PM
That quest is rather impossible to solve without google's help I'm afraid.
The panel's shape with the stuck out center part and the slightly backshifted side panels, together with the narrow lower and wider, round-shaped upper part making the center panel look like a mushroom, point to the right direction of this being a P-39.

The fuel gauge also points into the same direction, being a Liquidometer Corp. type as it has been used on the P-39, albeit with a different scale.

However, a P-39 panel is supposed to look like this:
(https://s3.postimg.cc/txleyk2cz/P39_Air_Tech_4408_DA_panel_p021_W.png)

Now what's the point?
Well, we see that this panel has been modified.
For instance a King (Bendix) KFS 570A transponder unit belonging to a KXP 750A transponder can be seen right to the gear switch:
(https://s9.postimg.cc/k8sxwttin/transponder.jpg)

That's postwar tech, so this is a warbird which apparently saw heavy modifications.

The quest's solution is that this is the cockpit of the P-39Q-20-BE Airacobra s/n 44-3908, some history of this aircraft:

The plane by 1950:
(https://s3.postimg.cc/bqk44ajcj/0000054329.jpg)

Nowadays painted as P-400 "Whistlin' Britches" on display at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan (http://www.airzoo.org/index.php):
(https://s3.postimg.cc/q52lcd79f/0000015519.jpg)

(https://s3.postimg.cc/orayh2803/0000015523.jpg)

(https://s3.postimg.cc/util7jwg3/1052897.jpg)

(https://s3.postimg.cc/ucxdl48oz/4421.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 23, 2017, 04:19:59 AM
You are right ! This is a P-39Q Panel. Unfortunately, I do not have the original photo here at work... will try not to forget to post it later !

Your turn, Mike !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 23, 2017, 05:06:37 AM
Thanks Gaston, next to guess is this:

(https://s13.postimg.cc/cozwhws5z/quest_2017-06-23.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 23, 2017, 06:43:34 AM
Vickers type 161 of 1931? Kind of early "Schräge Musik" fighter, with a single 37mm gun pointed upwards from the nose.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 23, 2017, 09:03:38 AM
Mike... here is the original photo of the P-39Q's panel :


(https://s9.postimg.cc/vsrgxzwhb/Throttle_lever_and_left_side_electrical_panel_P-.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r6vcpnay3/)

as I told you.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 23, 2017, 09:29:26 AM
Thanks a lot Gaston and yes Bankoletti, absolutely right, that's the Vickers Type 161 - not too strange for it's kind, but the fact that such thing was made in 1931 is really something ;)

Your turn Bankoletti 8)

Cheers! Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 23, 2017, 10:03:46 AM
Thanks Storebror.

One more cockpit id:


(https://s30.postimg.cc/n80rmp11d/cockpit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3q646r43h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 23, 2017, 10:46:48 PM
four engines  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 23, 2017, 11:54:40 PM
(https://s21.postimg.cc/s4s8k1vuf/lanc.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 24, 2017, 05:18:42 AM
Not too hard I take. :)
Your turn Storebror.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 24, 2017, 11:15:15 AM
Okay, now for something completely different.
Sure, the picture shows a Lanc, but that's not the question.

What's being loaded here and why?
(https://s15.postimg.cc/kcm41gum3/quest_2017-06-24.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on June 24, 2017, 12:10:08 PM
Supplies for SOE and guerillas...?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 24, 2017, 12:31:50 PM
Operation Manna and Operation Chowhound were humanitarian food drops, carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland.......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 24, 2017, 12:57:12 PM
Absolutely right Mark, your turn  8)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 24, 2017, 01:08:32 PM
I really have'nt played much so I dont know if this has been posted before but here you go....

(https://s19.postimg.cc/rwgyffzs3/18622674_10154587193846918_1647822143031287736_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lirvc6uvz/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Atoka220 on June 24, 2017, 01:19:12 PM
I'll go for Siebel Fh 104
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 24, 2017, 01:20:58 PM
Görings flying Dildo :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 24, 2017, 01:31:08 PM
I asking what is the tow behind?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on June 24, 2017, 02:04:33 PM
What's towed is an additional fuel tank.

(in case I'm correct I throw the floor open, I won't be able to participate immediately)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 24, 2017, 02:06:51 PM
You are correct. :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 24, 2017, 05:16:50 PM
I was sure it was an early T-16 prototype. :P
The model that shows us luke. ;D

(https://s13.postimg.cc/ke1pxvxdz/Star-_Wars-_T-16-_Skyhopper-_Model-with-_Luke-_Skywalk.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x5fw4e75v/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 25, 2017, 05:34:00 PM
Bankoletti says open round...

then, try this!


(https://s3.postimg.cc/ax3qjb58z/guess25.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3tvv3oztb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 25, 2017, 11:02:06 PM
That's what happens when you smoke while releasing a poop.
The pilot can be glad that the poop dump valve was open when it happened.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 26, 2017, 02:13:23 PM
With what Mike tells us and taking some information from another of our favorite tread :P

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28319.msg602425.html#msg602425

we can deduct of this sympathetic Finland superhero could be the pilot.
Our  friend Shakaali is devout of him, and tell us the story of Peräsmies
Photo is Lamehawk's credit! ;D

(https://s24.postimg.cc/nmxh04fdx/1stt_Hybrid_Motorcycle.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 26, 2017, 04:40:07 PM
Seemingly the pilot was not quite as lucky as Storebror suggested.
The plane exploded and the pilot was killed. http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/su-7.php (http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/su-7.php)

This must be the Sukhoi Su-7
Not to be confused with the Sukhoi Su-7 of course
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 26, 2017, 05:41:32 PM
Perfect as always LameHawk! ;D

It was a small trap, which has the same name as another, much better known Su-7 (post-war jet version) ;)

you turn!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 26, 2017, 11:13:15 PM
The plane exploded and the pilot was killed.
Poop too strong or dump valve closed accidentally? :D ;D :))
*SCNR*

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on June 27, 2017, 07:08:44 AM
As this thread seems to be getting rather silly, do you mind if I interject?
Watching an old film about Hans Joachim Marseille, the 109s didn't look quite right. Many of the aerial shots are models of course, but have a gander at these screen grabs. Any ideas please?
Apologies for the interruption!
(https://s18.postimg.cc/rwxnxm3s9/marseilles_2.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/kgyebtg2t/)



(https://s18.postimg.cc/s24gccupl/Marseilles1.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/wo0kkpg8l/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 27, 2017, 07:30:04 AM
What's this then?


(https://s24.postimg.cc/fdo38uihh/SASQuiz18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nvxjd6p01/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on June 27, 2017, 12:47:35 PM
Fieseler Storch? It can't be that easy, can it?   o_O
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 27, 2017, 01:08:12 PM
No -  not that easy
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 27, 2017, 02:03:40 PM
Any ideas please?
Easy thing.
These are Hispano Aviación HA-1112-K1L in their late configuration with wing fences adopted from the M1L "Buchon":
(https://s11.postimg.cc/56gxpn2rn/HA1112_K-1_L_C.4_J-10.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 27, 2017, 02:41:39 PM
Morane 500 ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 27, 2017, 03:45:13 PM
Criquet? :-[

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: BalDaddy on June 28, 2017, 03:34:39 AM
Thanks Storebror, more fun to ask here and test the experten than just Google :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 28, 2017, 05:38:31 AM
All on the right track - but not quilte right yet
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: mexchiwa on June 28, 2017, 09:34:52 AM
Mraz K-65?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 28, 2017, 02:22:30 PM
No - not that either.

Admitted - it is difficult
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 28, 2017, 02:55:06 PM
the storch was made for 4 diferents brands: :-|

Fieseler
Morane Saulnier
Mraz
Leichtbau

All do the same airframe, morane saulnier put a radial engine sometimes...
is very dificult catch the diferences between the planes. ::(

But no one of those strorchs have the propeller bonet!
here is the key! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 28, 2017, 03:04:18 PM
Perhaps I chose the wrong picture as the differences to the Storch are not that apparent.

Here is an additional picture


(https://s23.postimg.cc/4b12s8tgb/SASQuiz18-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ng4c20847/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on June 28, 2017, 03:19:52 PM
Italian ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 28, 2017, 03:28:02 PM
Antonov do your own unlicenced version OKA36-8 o_O

(https://s16.postimg.cc/cynh48nx1/Oka38-6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tz6dcx0y9/)

an ultimate development Fi 256 have the propeller bonnet but also too many aerodinamics improvements. >:(

(https://s13.postimg.cc/b63tjylxj/156_256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z9ul894eb/)

Maybe is the very first prototype? the only with variable pitch?
Fi 156 V1 Prototype equipped with an adjustable metal propeller, registration D-IKVN   :-|

i can´t find an image for the last... ::(


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 28, 2017, 04:31:22 PM
No - still not right.

Take a close look at the second picture
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 28, 2017, 04:31:56 PM
think i have! ;D

Is an Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt AVA AF-2
an prototype of suctioned flaps for STOL. o_O
it used the same fuselage of fi 156 but diferent wings an have the suction motor inside.
(https://s21.postimg.cc/v2tc1kckn/ach7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5wsduqbab/)
In spite of all the paraphernalia was worse than fi-156 :P

Uff ... I think I'll be able to go back to work now ...

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on June 29, 2017, 04:38:30 AM
Very good, loco.
You are absolutely right!

I admit, it was very nasty  (oh - evil me).

Your turn -- and please don't follow my good example
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 29, 2017, 12:55:55 PM
Greeat!

I always post an easy one, but I put photoshop countermeasures on it

(https://s9.postimg.cc/nz0z6ybn3/guess29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/auveu9jl7/)

(Not a Robotech Valkyrie)

Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on June 30, 2017, 10:14:20 PM
The thread is dying... ::(
It is seen that you do not like my photoshop. >:(

(https://s14.postimg.cc/3wem80o2p/guess07.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u4pqxe865/)

This is the original photo, yes is a mock up. It was not so difficult
Let's relive the thread! :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 01, 2017, 12:40:39 AM
Maybe it's just that nobody thought your Photoshop exercise shall be the next quest ;)

Okay, let's guess this one:

(https://s10.postimg.cc/6sl75paqh/quest_2017-07-01.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: [FAC]Ghost129er on July 01, 2017, 02:18:49 AM
This has to be a F-35.. I'm sure of it!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Benno on July 01, 2017, 03:26:37 AM
Guessing on the German Vak 191 , mayby   8)
Benno
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Blaubaer on July 01, 2017, 03:27:12 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EWR_VJ_101
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 01, 2017, 03:28:38 AM
Ring my Bell... 109 times...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 01, 2017, 06:06:13 AM
This has to be a F-35.. I'm sure of it!  :o  ;D
That is right of course, but you still win by using that Joker answer :D

the German Vak 191
No, sorry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EWR_VJ_101
Not at all ;)

Ring my Bell... 109 times...
You nailed it again Gaston, it's the Bell XF-109.
Your turn 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 01, 2017, 12:33:13 PM
While waiting for the turn of gaston...

I tell you that the plane, posted at top in this same page is the Vougth-V-507. Competitor in the NAVY contest for fighter that lost against the F-14 :P

I will try to be clearer with the riddles next time! ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 01, 2017, 03:47:59 PM
OK. So...


(https://s14.postimg.cc/d23ilhoi9/Quiquizz17.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j317ikb4d/)

In what plane are we here ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 02, 2017, 12:37:47 AM
Well apparently we're looking at the inside of a Boulton Paul Turret.
Which plane? Hard to tell, could be many.
The guns seem to be tilted up all the way and the elevation lever doesn't quite look like what I remember to have seen on Halifax Bombers converted to BP turrets, so I'd rather rule out that it's a Halifax.
In theory it could be a Ventura, a Lincoln, or even a Liberator, a Blackburn Roc or a Short C/G flying boat, but that'd be an odd quest...

My bet is that it's a Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I, the parts seen in the upper left corner would match the canopy fairing and the elevation lever would fit, too.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 02, 2017, 05:03:52 AM
You are right about nationality of the plane (British). But it is not one mentioned...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 02, 2017, 05:56:43 AM
Okay, another idea:

The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle used pretty much the same Type A Boulton Paul Turret like the Defiant, with a fairing forward of the turret which automatically retracted as the turret rotated to fire forwards.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 02, 2017, 10:53:23 AM
That is it, Mike !

(https://s12.postimg.cc/k25ywqv5p/Albermarle_interior.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ltyxrneih/)

You got it ! Your turn, please.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 02, 2017, 11:15:23 AM
Thanks Gaston.
Dunno if we had this before, sorry if we did, but let's guess this one:

(https://s17.postimg.cc/p6wvmhltr/quest_2017-07-02.jpg)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 02, 2017, 12:43:19 PM
Horton Wingless?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 02, 2017, 05:03:27 PM
Yep! we already had! :o

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47916.msg600775.html#msg600775

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47916.msg600781.html#msg600781

I think that with 2022 answers we are running out of rarities ...  :P
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 02, 2017, 07:42:04 PM
not even remotely true
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 02, 2017, 07:43:09 PM
Agree  ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 02, 2017, 07:45:35 PM
I have a few aircraft that I think will be quite challenging. I got to wait my turn though.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 02, 2017, 10:44:10 PM
Horton Wingless?
Absolutely right Shakaali, your turn 8)

Sorry for digging out a plane we've already had.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 03, 2017, 01:37:28 AM
Sorry for digging out a plane we've already had.

No problem, I didn't know that  :D

Ok, inside which aircraft are we now:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/wvbv3u6xd/quest.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tbpxe147h/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2017, 05:00:35 AM
What I can tell is that we're looking at a FuG 10 radio panel.
The problem is: All planes I know of had the devices stacked on two vertical rows with 3 devices each.
This picture shows 3 vertical rows of two devices each.
I haven't seen that so far, which means that either this is a rather odd plane or simply a mistake made during restauration.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 03, 2017, 05:18:43 AM
Mike, you are on the right track. ;)

Hint: It is an allied plane that is licence-built in axis country.

Edit: incorrect restauration is possible, but highly unlikely. Radios on these planes were changed during the war.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2017, 10:54:02 AM
Hint: It is an allied plane that is licence-built in axis country.
That tells just... nothing.

Axis powers:
Germany (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Japan (no FuG 10 there)
Italy (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Bulgaria (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Hungary (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Romania (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 03, 2017, 11:08:20 AM
Well, actually axis co-belligerent state from 1941-44. In Il-2 listed as axis.

The plane in question is the only know survivor of a bomber that was very common in WW2, especially in the early stages of the war. 



Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gatrasz on July 03, 2017, 11:34:56 AM
Italy (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Bulgaria (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Hungary (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Romania (did they have any license production of large allied airplanes? Couldn't think of any)
Finland did  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 03, 2017, 11:41:25 AM
Correct  ;)  And the aircraft is...?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2017, 11:59:59 AM
That would indicate we'd be talking about Valtion lentokonetehdas (State aircraft factory) of finland.
In that case, the only license built bombers were Ju-88 and Blenheims (Mk.I and IV), so this would have to be a Blenheim.
I must admit though that I yet have to see the rest of this plane's images to believe that they put german radios in it, let alone in this very unusual mounting.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Shakaali on July 03, 2017, 12:25:32 PM
Mike, you are correct. It is Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, built in Valtion Lentokonetehdas and given to PLeLv 42 in April, 1944. Marking BL-200.  It was operative in late Continuation War and in Lapland War and was mostly flown by major Kalle Kepsu, the commander of PLeLv 42.

It is currently at display at Ilmavoimamuseo (Air Force Museum) in Jyväskylä. More pictures ia a virtual museum: http://ilmavoimamuseo.fi/virtualmuseum/  The Blenheim is number 24.

Finns changed the Blenheim original radios to FuGs, because ground stations were equipped with German radios and the British radios worked poorly with them. I have sources, but only printed and only in Finnish   :(

This was quite hard, thats why I gave hints.

Your turn  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 04, 2017, 11:17:45 PM
Sorry I've been late.
Maybe we've had this before, but who cares?
Try it:

(https://s2.postimg.cc/n0pcmlyhl/quest_2017-07-05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xnj5s16mt/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 05, 2017, 06:46:02 AM
X-4 Bantam, as it seems.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 05, 2017, 07:20:30 AM
It had considerable stability issues yet it would look cool if it was an enlarged fighter.

Im thinking point defense interceptor with two 30mm cannons in the wing roots

Enlarged by 20 percent.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 05, 2017, 07:42:32 AM
X-4 Bantam, as it seems.
Absolutely right.
Looks like I need to dig out something really difficult next time to fool you guys :P

Your turn Bankoletti 8)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 05, 2017, 01:00:02 PM
Let's try this:

(https://s13.postimg.cc/w65igdq13/qqq.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/odeuoek1v/)

For extra kudos describe what do we see on the left and what on the right half of the pic.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on July 05, 2017, 02:03:04 PM
Pe-8? The thing on the left looks like an OPB2/Type90
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Dreamk on July 05, 2017, 03:01:09 PM
The bombsight is a Goertz-Boykow clone - it may be German, Soviet, Dutch, Australian or Japanese. SO the bombsight itself is not really helpful for identifying the bomber or seaplane in the pic. What appears to be bombs release levers in teh center of the photo may give a better clue, as well as the thinly corrugated metal panels used for the bottom of teh cockpit.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 05, 2017, 04:32:13 PM
So far so good - you lads are correct about the manual bomb release levers and the bombsight.

It's not a Pe-8 tho.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 06, 2017, 07:24:46 AM
Time for a hint I guess.

Plane in question is one of the major types of its nation.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 07, 2017, 04:07:40 PM
Pilot cockpit of the same aircraft:


(https://s1.postimg.cc/tcatj9uj3/Capture.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/58k1uzc23/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 07, 2017, 10:48:24 PM
Nakajima B5N bomber cokpit and drop ordinance selector.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 08, 2017, 03:48:23 AM
Spot on loco, your turn.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 08, 2017, 01:41:19 PM
ok lets relive the tread with one super easy! ;D

Guess this!
(https://s1.postimg.cc/akt5by26n/guess26.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ptj2ppvuz/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 09, 2017, 12:53:10 PM
Lately it seems it's harder to find new questions than answers!

Anyways, have something up the sleeve in case I'm right. It's a C variant of the P-60, equipped with an PW R-2800. Always appeared to me as an American 190 equivalent.

Never knew tho they sent them over to the Soviets as lend-lease (as seems to be the case with the fine specimen in the photo) :D.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 09, 2017, 04:37:42 PM
Yup!
You are On Bankoletti!
you turn!

PD: Photoshop to make it look like loan and lease is free ;D
(https://s3.postimg.cc/voovscxwz/XP-60.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/olh0cqshb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Nieucross on July 11, 2017, 07:35:23 AM
I'm guessing the whole 24 hour rule in still in place, so ill just join in then.

Here's an interesting bird with a crazy side story.


(https://s4.postimg.cc/5f8en9bnh/73_3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vnjjcmvqx/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 11, 2017, 07:46:31 AM
Dunno what's the interesting side story, but this is a He-70K / He-170 in Hungarian colours (1938-41). If I remember correctly, the plane was hated by pilots because the alloy ignited (!), so that later on it had to be replaced with even more obsolate biplanes.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Nieucross on July 11, 2017, 08:03:05 AM
WOW!!! That was fast!!!

side note: oh i just thought it was interesting that a mail-carrier-passenger-plane also set a world speed record and was then quickly converted into a bomber before also being license produced in Hungary.

I mean its not so different from how the He111 was originally also a passenger plane, but I don't think it set any records.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Malone on July 11, 2017, 08:38:21 AM
Yup!
You are On Bankoletti!
you turn!

PD: Photoshop to make it look like loan and lease is free ;D
(https://s3.postimg.cc/voovscxwz/XP-60.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/olh0cqshb/)


i'm still keen to know more about this one... :D

i do believe the ball is now in sniperton's court...  ;)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 11, 2017, 09:11:35 AM
WOW!!! That was fast!!!

No magic here, we (I) already had this one, and I only resolved my own quest:

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47916.msg570421.html#msg570421

In short, I don't deserve the trophy, so it's open house again  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 11, 2017, 09:17:45 AM
i'm still keen to know more about this one... :D

Quote
(...)
The XP-60C (Model 95C, Army serial number 42-79424) was originally to have had an airframe similar to that of the XP-60A and XP-60B, but fitted with the new and experimental 2300 hp Chrysler XIV-2220 engine. Since this engine was experiencing development difficulties, an order was given in September 1942 to complete this aircraft with a 2000-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-53 engine driving a a pair of three-bladed contrarotating propellers. Armament was reduced to four 0.50-inch machine guns. First flight of the XP-60C was on January 27, 1943. Apart from somewhat high elevator and rudder forces, the aircraft's flight characteristics were generally satisfactory.
(...)
During the latter part of April 1943, the USAAF decided to undertake a series of comparative tests at Patterson Field with various fighter types in an attempt to weed out the least desirable types so that it could concentrate on the best types. Curtiss-Wright was notified by the Army that the XP-60E would have to be delivered for tests within four days. Since the XP-60E had not yet made its first flight, Curtiss-Wright decided to substitute the XP-60C in its place. The XP-60C was hastily reassembled and delivered to Patterson Field.
During trials with the XP-60C at Patterson Field, it proved impossible to obtain full rated power. In addition, the experimental wing finish had peeled off from the leading edge of the wing, destroying the smooth laminar-flow characteristics and resulting in a further loss of speed. Consequently, the XP-60C made a very poor impression on the Army, being in fact inferior to the Republic P-47D and the North American P-51B. The P-60 series was henceforth eliminated from any further consideration for production. In June 1943 the Army contract for the P-60A-1-CU was reduced from 500 to just two aircraft.

The XP-60C was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-53 engine delivering 2000 hp. Empty weight was 8698 pounds, gross weight was 10,785 pounds, and maximum takeoff weight was 11,835 pounds. Dimensions were wingspan 41 feet 3 3/4 inches, length 34 feet 1 inches, height 12 feet 4 inches, and wing area 275 square feet. Maximum speed was 414 mph at 20,350, 324 mph at sea level. An altitude of 30,000 feet could be attained in 6 minutes, and initial climb rate was 3890 feet per minute. Service ceiling was 37,900 feet. Normal range was 315 miles. Armament consisted of four 0.50-inch machine guns with 300 rpg mounted in the wings.

Following the return of the XP-60C to Curtiss-Wright, some further tests were undertaken, but a forced landing terminated all testing work with this aircraft.
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p60.html

(https://s10.postimg.cc/jjd6ve96x/2ac6f6f998bd7e496d693f130b1eed13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hrk80hptx/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/ow219ix3d/AA2062_XP-60_real_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i5lk039xh/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/4fr0ramtl/Curtiss_XP-60_C_061024-_F-1234_P-014.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l3iitshl1/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/renqa7itl/Curtiss_XP-60_C_061024-_F-1234_P-017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8mbv6mmf9/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/h5v94durt/Curtiss_XP-60_C_in_flight_modified_from_second_X.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dz0pkrabp/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/yo9aswxe1/Novoa_Imagemdebitmap12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kuky3v4sl/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/ahynhsb9l/p60c-6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lhjute1ol/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/9470mhc09/XP-60_C4_Flickr_zps61d3436d.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jr0trwk5h/)

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 11, 2017, 09:45:41 AM
Open Round!

YES

(https://s3.postimg.cc/ao553urub/QUEST.jpg)


Go for it.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 11, 2017, 10:44:05 AM
F-35?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 11, 2017, 12:54:09 PM
yes....................................no
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: vonofterdingen on July 11, 2017, 08:37:51 PM
Finally I have gotten one of these. That is my college girl friend Helen Rizi!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 11, 2017, 08:51:23 PM
 :D ;D

That's hilarious.......but no.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 12, 2017, 06:02:16 AM
Hard one. Shooting from the hip: Farman-400?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 12, 2017, 09:36:55 AM
Sorry but no.

Think lighter.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Radoye on July 12, 2017, 09:50:14 AM
(http://springfield-bathtub-repair.com/ESW/Images/bathtub1.jpg)

?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 12, 2017, 07:06:42 PM
Lighter Mike

Not wetter
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on July 13, 2017, 07:15:20 AM
Praga E.114
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 13, 2017, 11:24:42 AM
BINGO! WE HAVE A WINNER!

I didnt think it would be this hard.

Your turn LameHawk.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 13, 2017, 12:16:59 PM
Praga E.114
Who on earth knows such a plane?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on July 13, 2017, 02:53:59 PM
Can't say I knew it - but looking at it I felt like checking the Czechs. A feeling you get when having wasted endless time on airplane quizzes.

Anyway - an easy one this time:


(https://s17.postimg.cc/uvnoan6f3/SASQuiz19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q9rk2akvv/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: PA_Willy on July 13, 2017, 03:00:50 PM
Too easy, I think.

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/448/Biplane-Hurricane.aspx

Open round, I supose.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on July 13, 2017, 03:10:00 PM
I suppose you qualify

Otherwise open round
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 13, 2017, 06:24:29 PM
I must say Mike in fact nailed the engine, the Aeronca E-113 (?), which was originally used for the "Bath Tub", so I think it's a shared kill  :D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 13, 2017, 06:25:03 PM
Lets stump you again


(https://s24.postimg.cc/h1ablgf6d/do_it.jpg)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 13, 2017, 06:28:15 PM
siperton,
not a shared kill.

Praga used a Praga B flat two piston engine for the E.114.

Aeronca had nothing to do with this plane.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 13, 2017, 06:44:33 PM
I'm totally ignorant, my first impression was that the general arrangement is characteristic for the mids-20s, but the lady's attire hints at the late-30s, and at this point I gave it up. Still I was convinced it was one of the hundreds of aircrafts made in or inspired by small US firms like Aeronca. Anyway,

"Early aircraft were powered by a 29 kW (36 hp) Aeronca E-113 air-cooled, boxer two-cylinder engine mounted in the extreme nose with its cylinders exposed. Early production aircraft replaced the US-built Aeronca with a very similar Czechoslovakian engine, also built by Praga, called the Praga B. Later the similar but more powerful Praga B2 was fitted and from 1936 this was replaced in turn by the four-cylinder Praga D producing 49/55 kW (65/74 hp), with each pair of exposed cylinders merged into a single housing for lower drag. Aircraft with this engine were referred to as E.114D"

BTW that's a twin-tail Beaufighter or Buckmaster.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 13, 2017, 07:18:06 PM
It is not the Buckmaster nor is it a twin tail Beaufighter.

Why don't you look again
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 13, 2017, 11:47:09 PM
Gloster G.39 or like they officially called it, F.9/37.
The second image shows the plane after it had been re-re-engined with Peregrines, quite like the Whirly.
Quite a capable aircraft, but IMHO inferior to the Whirly.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 14, 2017, 12:56:43 AM
You got it Mike!

Your turn
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 14, 2017, 12:22:18 PM
Just got back home, so I've got nothing in the pipeline...
Open round  :)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 14, 2017, 07:29:54 PM
I think it would be a bit unfair for me to do this again.........But, if you don't mind:


(https://s23.postimg.cc/5w2xtfyhn/again.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 15, 2017, 12:05:39 AM
Pontiac??? o_O
MiG-17  8)
F-35 ;D
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 15, 2017, 12:26:23 AM
Guess again.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 15, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
A very quiet star in the sky...
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Nieucross on July 15, 2017, 10:45:18 AM
Its some sort of counter insurgency aircraft, but somethings been done with it, I've never seen props like that before.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Kilo on July 15, 2017, 12:55:30 PM
TAI Hürku??
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: locopiston on July 15, 2017, 01:06:14 PM
Gaston discovered the Lockheed YO-3 "Quiet Star" on the front. ;D
I was on the track of the Embraer Tucano, similar to tAI hürku (many brother planes). :-|

I guess the plane in the middle is a MiG-17 8)

And the car in the background?
Who guesses the car model in the background?! o_O
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Zflyer48 on July 15, 2017, 02:05:34 PM
1965 Pontiac GTO
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: LameHawk on July 15, 2017, 02:51:51 PM
What's a "car"?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 15, 2017, 02:52:39 PM
A "car" ? well... a motorcycle with 4 wheels especially designed for girls !  :P 8) :D :)

So... do we have a winner ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: P51vsFw190 on July 15, 2017, 08:35:51 PM
Gaston,

You're up
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 16, 2017, 01:50:24 AM
OK and thanks. Just wanted to be sure.

So...

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8h1t6jr7b/Quiquizz19_SAS.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q73hrl4s3/)

What plane are we sitting in (specify version, as it is a specific one, please... not simply for example P-40, but P-40K-10-CU...) ?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 16, 2017, 12:49:53 PM
A recce Mirage III RS (of Swiss Air Force)?
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Gaston on July 16, 2017, 12:51:38 PM
Yep !

(https://s13.postimg.cc/4rxbhwls7/Mirage_III_RS_Cockpit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4rxbhwls3/)

The sexiest of all jets !

Got it ! Your turn !
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 16, 2017, 04:47:19 PM
What exactly is this?


(https://s9.postimg.cc/s8kgajv67/German1944_Blohm_Und_Voss-_BV238-c.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y9i57mhsb/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on July 16, 2017, 05:12:32 PM
German1944BlohmUndVoss-BV238-c
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 16, 2017, 11:52:03 PM
Not a BV 238.

Give it another try.
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 17, 2017, 03:29:52 AM
I know you asked 'what exactly', still it's a bit unfair to say it is not a BV 238, as it is a scaled model for the BV 238 (designated FGP 227).  8)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/qzpwvuu5l/fg_227.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nsvdc89ph/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: Bankoletti on July 17, 2017, 03:46:22 AM
Yep, FGP 227 it is. I admit to setting up a little trap, but a 1/4 scale model is not the same as the real thing, especially since it's obviously on the ground (not water) and features a landing gear (which the BV 238 doesn't).

Your turn sniperton!
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: sniperton on July 17, 2017, 04:47:37 AM
I noticed the grass and suspected it was a scaled down model plane (trap discovered), but when you said it was not a BV 238, it sent me south looking for other types. Honestly, the picture you posted doesn't have much detail, it could depict a scaled down BV 222 as well.  :D

This should be easier:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/kitp5r5qp/quest01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/viewhcw5p/)
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 17, 2017, 04:58:15 AM
That's a plain straight Pan Am Sikorsky S-38, probably an early "A" model from 1928.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
Post