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#1 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 05:31 PM

Lets have some fun with mystery aircraft.
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Just an idea, how about we put a photo up and the person who idenifies it then puts another up?

When identified info should be posted in case someone wants to have a go at a model.

Anyway here is the first. Have a guess.

#2 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 07:03 PM

Hint: Led to something large and a classic.

#3 Waddle_TheFuzzy Aug 03, 2003 07:11 PM

Avro Vulcan
Is it an Avro 707?


#4 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 07:31 PM

Certainly is. This one is at the RAAF museum at Point Cook. Forunner of the Vulcan. Note the undercabered tips.

See http://www.jet-flight.com/intro.html and

OK submit your own mystery aircraft to keep this going.

#5 Waddle_TheFuzzy Aug 03, 2003 07:36 PM

My mystery plane...
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I don't like the plane... but all the planes i like are to obvious. (migs, 'F' series SU's ECT)

The Vulcan is my dads Fav plane.. from when he was young.

What realy gave it away for me was the lack of a pointed tail... so I knew it couldn't be a vulcan... then your hint... "It led"... a little detective work... and bingo


PS. Yes i did try to cheat and 'save as' the pic, but no luck.

#6 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 07:45 PM

Gloster Meteor?
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perhaps a Gloster Meteor NF Mk11 like this one?

#7 Waddle_TheFuzzy Aug 03, 2003 07:57 PM


Your turn.


#8 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 08:05 PM

Here's a strange one.
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Peter Rake is not eligible for this one......
Such a Beauty too.........

#9 Sparky Paul Aug 03, 2003 10:42 PM

WD280 is one of two of the Avro 707A.
We must be precise. :)
Photos of it with the "final" wing shape are rare!

#10 BennyLaird Aug 03, 2003 10:59 PM

WD280 was used for testing here in Aust and was sold off to a Williamstown man who kept it in his backyard. He regularly maintainted it but his wife wanted the yard back so it is back at Point Cook where he spends most Mondays working on her. The tips were required due to tip vibration and were incorporated into the Vulcan.

Just thinking of how to power a model, would probably have to go ducted fan as there is little room for a pusher prop.

A clue to the biplane. She was designed by a Kool dude.

#11 rogwinger Aug 03, 2003 11:56 PM

Is the biplane a Bat Baboon?

#12 BennyLaird Aug 04, 2003 12:05 AM

Yes Pete is doing a plan which I'll try to do justice too. I'd never heard of her till he brought it up. Koolhoven was the designer.

Your turn!


#13 rogwinger Aug 04, 2003 12:23 AM

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Here ya go

#14 BennyLaird Aug 04, 2003 01:02 AM

Hmmmm Looks very much like the NA Rockwell XFV-12A. Plenty of room for a pusher prop there?

#15 rogwinger Aug 04, 2003 01:09 AM

Well that wasn't very difficult was it. :)

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