Name that aircraft!

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

  1. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Thanks Aeronut and to HAARA for the additional info.
     
  2. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    Miles m.28?
     
  3. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    No, it was a Cygnet. See links a couple of posts back.
     
  4. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    Oops silly me:rolleyes:
     
  5. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Came across this real beauty when visiting an aircraft museum recently. I'm sure you'll know what it is, as it's not difficult, but thought you might like to see such a classic! silver-plane.jpg
     
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  6. jetson

    jetson Junior Member

    A Ryan PT-19 primary trainer is it?
     
  7. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Nearly Jetson, right manufacturer, wrong designation. Apparently it's a Ryan STM, ST standing for Sports Trainer. Next up.....
     
  8. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    And here's another beauty from the same museum, an original example of just four left in existence, and in amazing condition. sea-plane.jpg
     
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  9. Kash Seal

    Kash Seal Member

    These two should be fairly easy....
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  10. Kash Seal

    Kash Seal Member

    I actually think it's a Shorts Stirling heavy bomber. Second to last bottom right, top profile view. The Halifax is the side on profile, bottom right.....
     
  11. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

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    Short stirling tail, so not a good fit to that diagram. However none of them are really that flash.

    As for the other photos:
    Heinkel He115C1
    Douglas BTD Destroyer
     
  12. Kash Seal

    Kash Seal Member

    I agree, the profiles are pretty basic. But the Stirling was bomber commands first 4 engine heavy. So it would make sense for it to be included. Plus that big slab sided cockpit and nose is pretty unmistakable i feel. And compared to other British heavies the Stirling was huge! Shame they totally nobled it for combat missions by shortening the wings (for the only reason, that they had to fit into existing RAF hangers. Which was ridiculous. Because when the Lancs and Halifaxes came online new hangers had to be built anyway. The Stirling could have been a good bomber, unfortunately beauracrasy got in the way. Shorts offered another design, "The Super Stirling" that would have rectified all the bombers previous gremlins. But by then the main focus was on building more Lancasters......
     
  13. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    You could add to that things like Labour governments giving away jet engine technology to the Russians and scrapping the TSR2 for crappy F111.
     
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  14. Kash Seal

    Kash Seal Member

  15. Ewen Scott

    Ewen Scott Active Member

    Hawker Tornado 3rd prototype HG641 fitted with a Bristol Centaurus radial engine. Think early Typhoon with a radial engine and before it got cannon.
     

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