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Old Aug 06, 2003, 03:23 PM
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Back to the recce.
How about this one.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Catching up


Well done Sky Guy

Looking for the Indian one now then will try for Flight Engineers.

Some of those old cards are interesting, I have found a few on various sites. Don't know if they all represent actual aircraft or not but some nice looking scale subjects.

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Old Aug 06, 2003, 06:27 PM
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The Indian Aircraft


OK the Idian aircraft is the 'IAF Kanpur-II'

Looks very much like a Luscombe Silvair???


http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Hi...0s/IAFMfr.html

On to FE's now.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 06:43 PM
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The Iranians have re-engined the Hawker Hind from what I can tell and I'm just trying to find the Specs and designation.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 06:53 PM
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Benny you are close, very close. If it helps the engine is a Bristol pegasus but the aircraft was supplied with two engine types. the first batch had P&W Hornet engines with a 3 blade prop. This is a series 2.

P.S. you are a recce lord Benny. I gave up when I joined the RAF.
But I could tell you all the soviet subs from just mast groups.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 06:59 PM
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While I'm looking


Try this one.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:06 PM
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Curtiss?
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:06 PM
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Thought it was this one but there are subtle differences.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:08 PM
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Not a Curtiss but similar era
Very big now and this was their No1
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:14 PM
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It's not a Hawker Audax perhaps??
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:30 PM
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Benny we are not worthy.
got it.

I thought Curtiss because of the wings very jenny esque but Iwill have to look deeper.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:35 PM
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Thanks FE but I just have time and an inquisitive mind for aircraft triva, perhaps I need a Life???? LOL

The home of the All Blacks figured in the seaplanes history.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 07:57 PM
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It looks like that is the Loughhead Model G.
(Their first but labeled G to promote the idea they'd built others .)
But it's equally #1 for Boing.
Old Aug 06, 2003, 08:10 PM
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Yes there is an argument that the kiwis beat the yanks to the first flight.


The Boeing Company would be the most successful company to get its start in the World War I era. William Boeing began in the lumber business in Seattle in 1903. On July 4, 1914, Bill and his friend Navy Lieutenant Conrad Westervelt had their first plane ride—on a rickety structure piloted by a barnstormer. The ride convinced the two that they could build a better plane. Boeing took flying lessons and bought his own Martin plane. The two built their first plane—a seaplane called the B&W—and Boeing formed his own company, Pacific Aero Products Company, soon to become the Boeing Airplane Company. It would grow to be one of the most successful U.S. companies in history.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 08:32 PM
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LOL also some argument that us Aussies flew first to but it was not properly declared..

Ok where's the next teaser?


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