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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5832 on: August 24, 2020, 06:23:27 PM »

It looks like a Bell P-39 that was modified to be a movie plane not unlike the Willis JA-3 from the movie Chain Lightning.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5833 on: August 24, 2020, 11:06:02 PM »

It did have a mid-mounted engine

And the wing and tailplane were from a WW II fighter - but not a P-39

Not a movie prop - but was never completed and never flew

You should’ve kept the JA-3 up your sleeve - I’d have never guessed there was a P-39 under there...
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5834 on: August 26, 2020, 09:15:43 AM »

Another clue - it had four very distinguishing features which were never installed
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5835 on: August 26, 2020, 09:25:12 AM »

the wing and tailplane were from a WW II fighter - but not a P-39
Rather a Spitfire Mk.XIV me thinks.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5836 on: August 26, 2020, 08:01:18 PM »

Youthinks correctly. I have the feeling you know what this is, if you can be that specific...
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5837 on: August 27, 2020, 02:55:55 PM »

Another clue - this thing is as intended to be the South American cousin to the Curtiss X-19, with a German daddy
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5838 on: August 27, 2020, 04:41:11 PM »

.......Designed by Germans and built in Brazil using an American engine, British wings, and Swedish "wood on metal framed" propellers ?

I think you could say this is it's "father"                    ;)




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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5839 on: August 27, 2020, 05:27:50 PM »

Coincidentally I was reading an article today that highlighted on this very aircraft.

It’s a CTA Heliconair HC-1 Convertiplano and it was designed by none other than Heinrich Focke.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5840 on: August 27, 2020, 08:06:11 PM »

Yep. The turn is yours
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5841 on: August 28, 2020, 02:57:09 PM »

Alright everybody, try this one:



This should be relatively easy.



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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5842 on: August 29, 2020, 04:53:18 AM »

Wheels are weird... but the rest makes me irresistibly think about a Piper Cub... am I right ?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5843 on: August 29, 2020, 11:56:47 AM »

It is in fact a Piper Super Cub fitted with tandem wheeled gear for operations from rough fields. A few were sold to Israel for their spotter and liaison aircraft but overall the undercarriage was not widely adopted.


Your turn Gaston



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