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Dec 17, 2009, 09:46 AM
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That would have to be a Convair B-36 Peacemaker - and a quite early one without boost jet pods, so maybe a B model ?
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impartialObs,

Correct on Convair B-36 flying low over Galveston Beach
Dec 17, 2009, 09:50 AM
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You almost got me there BV, I was just about to say P-51 with Marquardt ramjets, but then noticed the lack of belly radiator duct......

It's the North American P-51 Mustang with wingtip radiators
Dec 17, 2009, 09:51 AM
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You're right that is the Sperrin isnt'it?
philovance

I mean Short Sperrin SA4 of course. I love old jets they still looked like planes and had a personality.
The new ones look all alike to me you've seen one you've seen hundred more (with due exceptions of course)
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Dec 17, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Oops, missed one!


Short Sperrin (to paraphrase an old Wren cartoon about the Short Stirling..... I wonder what a Long Sperrin looks like!)
Dec 17, 2009, 09:55 AM
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philovance,

Correct on #9376 Short SA.4 Sperrin V-bomber back-up
Dec 17, 2009, 09:59 AM
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That looks to me like a wind tunnel model of the Douglas D.558-I Skystreak.

Hmmmm, I'll stick with that answer, but you know, except that the later models that had that sort of tail also had tip tanks, it could just as easily be the Vought F6U Pirate
Dec 17, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Challenge #5 Gyrodyne GCA-2C
Challenge #8 Fiat G-49 (I am guessing)
Dec 17, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Hi ImpartialObs

yes I might have somewhere in my files challenge 8 of post #9331 which I misidentified.
Any clues?
Concerning challenge 5 I know nothingabout choppers or helos as they use to say now
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Dec 17, 2009, 10:07 AM
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Wout, you have done well,

Correct on
Challenge #5, Gyrodyne GCA 2C, and
Challenge #8, Fiat G.49-I

And the book is .............................????
Dec 17, 2009, 10:09 AM
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ImpartialObs,

Correct on:

#9378 Modified NA P-51 racer Beguine with tip radiators
#9383 Douglas D-558 wind tunnel model

BTW, here's an interesting Mustang proposal:

Dec 17, 2009, 10:15 AM
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philovance,

An old flying buddy of mine used to say that there are four things that are useless in aviation....

1. Fuel left in the bowser,
2. Altitude above you,
3. Runway behind you, and.....

4. Helicopters!

I was a little surprised that you didn't recognize the Fiat - must be that ugly British engine on the nose!