Name that aircraft!

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Arlo, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    I brought this poster today 60p.thought I could have a bit of fun with it. I have crossed all the names of the aircraft off.Can you name them all?.Each aircraft shows 2 views.(should be a piece of cake for you guys) I will upload the original with answers in the coming days.
    Graham. plane 2 blocked.jpg
     
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  2. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Takes me back to my childhood looking at WW2 spotters' guides!!
    Me 110. Me 109. He111. Do 215. Ju 88. 'Stuka'
    Hurricane, Spitfire, Lancaster, Wellington, Blenheim,.... and possibly a Handley Page Halifax
     
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  3. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Cheer's Haara,
    My childhood day's (early 60's) were all about making trollies and train spotting,steam.i drew the line when it came to digging the garden though, even for a shilling (5p).

    Graham.
     
  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Yes, a pretty poor profile of a Halifax Mk I I'd say.
     
  5. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Ah! Digging the garden funded my passion ( obsession?) with WW2 Airfix aircraft kits, and 'Flying Review' magazine for the aircraft drawings so I could carve them out of balsa, one of my favourites being the '60s 'Widow Maker' - so, give me a name for that?
     
  6. CoastalCommandSkipper

    CoastalCommandSkipper Junior Member

    How about the F-104 Starfighter ?
     
  7. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Hi Haara,
    Think it was the American B 26 Marauder, also known as the "Flying Prostitute". But I could wrong.

    cheers.......Graham.
     
  8. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    As the German Air Force and Navy described it, "Witwenmacher".

    Classic case of a bargain basement purchase of a type that was unsuited to European weather and operating conditions.
     
  9. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Hi Blutto,

    I was just reading about it.(F-104 Starfighter) the German Luftwaffe lost 293 aircraft in accidents and losing a total of 110
    pilots.

    Graham.
     
  10. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Some write about the supposed inexperienced pilots and other things, but the reality is that the F104 was designed as a high level interceptor and was sold to European air forces as something else.. The USAF wouldn't take enough aircraft, so they re-badged the F104G as a fighter bomber and sold it in Europe at bargain prices. With a high take off and landing speed already, the significant additional weight of external tanks to make up for the limited internal fuel and the external stores to make it a 'strike' aircraft, and with no significant increase in engine power, only exacerbated the handling issues.

    Regardless, it was a great airshow aircraft and the howl of a flight of four passing fast overhead was incredible.
     
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  11. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Hi Haara,
    Looks like you had a full house mate. Well done, I guess that was much to easy for you. plane 1.jpg
     
  12. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Correct! The model had a piece of fuse wire in the nose that kept getting bent - too many crashed landings! But yes, more seriously, looking back the accidents took a horrific toll, and must have been devastating for the families concerned. Under ideal circumstances they should not have happened.
     
  13. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Found this photo in a 'name this....' on another forum. I can't put a name to it, bar that it has a lot of Miles Messenger look about it. Anyone any idea?

    98A333A5-E0BE-42A4-A4C3-BBACD0F98845.jpeg
     
  14. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Miles Mercury
     
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  15. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Thanks Canuck... but when did the nosewheel come into it?
     
  16. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    Its not a Miles its a General Aircraft Cygnet.
     
  17. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    shame.jpg
     
  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

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  19. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    It was definitely bugging me.....one of those "it's on the tip of my tongue" moments.
     
  20. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

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