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FinnFlyer
08-31-2005, 06:02 PM
What is it?

EpoweredRc
08-31-2005, 06:57 PM
is this a trivia question or do you really not know?

FinnFlyer
08-31-2005, 07:03 PM
It is a trivia question. Just thought I would start some off topic fun.:D

EpoweredRc
08-31-2005, 07:43 PM
It is a trivia question. Just thought I would start some off topic fun.:D

Could it be a pic of the Vought v326,an experiemental high altitude test plane??

FinnFlyer
09-01-2005, 02:18 PM
Good guess, but the pic in post #1 is a Brewster XSB2A-1 Buccaneer. Here is another, good luck!:)

Twmaster
09-01-2005, 03:39 PM
Good guess, but the pic in post #1 is a Brewster XSB2A-1 Buccaneer. Here is another, good luck!:)

Bell YFM-1 Airacuda

FinnFlyer
09-01-2005, 04:15 PM
Awesome twmaster! Here is another.:)

Twmaster
09-01-2005, 04:27 PM
Awesome twmaster! Here is another.:)

Without a better look at her from the side I'd say that looks to be a Cutriss P-40 A or prototype model.

--
Mike N

FinnFlyer
09-01-2005, 04:45 PM
I wish I had a better pic from the side. It probably was the prototype for the P-40. It is a Curtis XP-46.
What is this?

Twmaster
09-01-2005, 05:01 PM
Wow, got me there. That is cute as a button though. Would make a nice park flyer. If I had to guess I'd say it was from North American as it has the looks of an AT-6 (engine and wings) and a P-51 (tail feathers).--Mike N

FinnFlyer
09-01-2005, 05:57 PM
I guess no one else wants to chime in.
That li'l bugger is a Fairchild M-92 YT-31. Should I let these stew awhile before answering?
Thanks for playing along Mike, this next one I'll leave alone until tomorrow.:D

Twmaster
09-01-2005, 06:14 PM
I guess no one else wants to chime in.
That li'l bugger is a Fairchild M-92 YT-31. Should I let these stew awhile before answering?
Thanks for playing along Mike, this next one I'll leave alone until tomorrow.:D

Ha! This one is easy. That is an early AEW fitted Douglas Skyraider.

FinnFlyer
09-02-2005, 03:07 PM
It looks a lot like a Skyraider, but it isn't.
It is a Grumman AF-1 Guardian.
What is this?

Twmaster
09-02-2005, 07:48 PM
It looks a lot like a Skyraider, but it isn't.
It is a Grumman AF-1 Guardian.
What is this?

ME108 Taifun

FinnFlyer
09-03-2005, 01:23 AM
That last one was a Zlin XV.
Here is the new plane of the day.


p.s.- Are you flying one of those Me-108? I saw one on the Hobby Lobby site. They look pretty good.

FinnFlyer
10-13-2005, 06:01 PM
That last one is a Valtion Myrsky II (storm).

tashley
10-24-2005, 01:40 PM
Finn, keep them coming, you've posted some stuff I didn't know about and it's a cool learning experience.

FinnFlyer
10-24-2005, 05:16 PM
Alright,
Here is a new one.
What is it? :D

tashley
10-24-2005, 05:37 PM
That looks like it was made by Bell but I don't remember the designation.

FinnFlyer
10-25-2005, 02:11 PM
That last one is a Northrop X-4 Bantam.:)

Watt in the world is this?:D

tashley
10-25-2005, 02:42 PM
Where in the heck are you finding these?

fdix
10-25-2005, 04:22 PM
Here is a nice one ;)

tashley
10-25-2005, 05:13 PM
How about this one.

FinnFlyer
10-26-2005, 03:39 PM
The plane in #20 is a Potez 75.

What in the world are posts #22 and #23? :confused:

Watt in the world is this? :D

tashley
10-26-2005, 03:46 PM
23 is a Curtis A8.

fdix
10-26-2005, 04:24 PM
22 is a Aïchi B7A Ryusei. It's a japanese carrier based bomber. Design started in 1941. It never saw much action, this was a fortune for the US navy as it was fast and very maneuvrable. The pic shows a captured aircraft.

FinnFlyer
10-26-2005, 07:13 PM
I love the quickie U.S. markings on the A´chi B7A Ryusei, too cool.

The pic. of the Curtis A8 is odd with all the biplanes in the background, it looks like two different eras. That plane must have been ahead of its time.

The last one was a Brewster XA-32A.

This is a good one. I'll give you a hint,... It is inflatable.

:D

fdix
10-26-2005, 10:52 PM
Got that one :D

Goodyear AO-3 Inflatoplane (Model 468) built 1957.

I thought they only did inflatable aircraft tests at Dryden, but some research proved the idea was much older!

This one is easy...

tashley
10-27-2005, 12:24 AM
Fw Ta-152?

fdix
10-27-2005, 11:53 AM
yep! Nice plane that one... Always wanted to have one, but since I got addicted to 3D flying I haven't found much time for other projects.

What is this?

tashley
10-27-2005, 12:13 PM
Shturmovik

FinnFlyer
10-27-2005, 06:26 PM
I'm not sure what post #30 is, but it looks like two or three different planes put together.:D

Good job on the AO-3.

Here is another oddball.:)

tashley
10-27-2005, 06:35 PM
# 30 is a Russian made Shturmovik IL-2. It was the Ruskies tank buster.

FinnFlyer
10-27-2005, 07:27 PM
Post #32 is the Blohm & Voss Ha-138 V2.


It would make a cool model, don't you think?

Here is an easier one.:D

fdix
10-27-2005, 08:06 PM
#30 is not a Shturmovik!:p

It is a Boulton-Paul Defiant. A british turret fighter, first prototype flew 1937. It had some inital success because the germans mistaked it for a Hawker Hurricane and attacked forom above. After a few losses however they used different technique and the relatively slow Defiant was soon retired from day service because of heavy losses. It filled the gap till more performant night fighters came.

When you guys post a plane nobody knows could you also give some very brief history? Would be interesting ;)

#34 is a Blohm und Voss BV 141

Here's an other one

FinnFlyer
10-28-2005, 04:32 PM
Here is a brief history of the Blohm & Voss Ha-138 V2.:)

10/16/2003. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Hamburger Flugzeugbau was the aircraft deparment of the Blohm and Voss shipyards, hence the 'Ha' in the designation. The first prototype Ha 138 V1 (D-ARAK) first flew 15 July 1937, the second (D-AMOR) a few month later having a number of hull changes and an increase in the vertical tail projecting below the tailboom. After considerable flight testing discovering inadequate stability, poor hydrodynamics and weak hull construction the company decided to abondon work on the third prototype.
A complete redesign retained only the basic configuration and had a new and much larger hull. In process of the redesigning, the name Hamburger Flugzeugbau was dropped and the designation changed to Bv 138. The first of 6 pre-production aircraft, Bv 138A-01 (D-ADJE) flew for the first time in February 1939."

Post #35 is one, I don't think I've seen. I think I would have remembered the shape of that canopy. Doesn't look very aerodynamic.:D

Here is a new one.

fdix
10-29-2005, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the brief history!

#34 is a Blackburn B-24 Skua. It was the first british deck-landing monoplane fighter-bomber. First prototype flew 1937, first production aircraft was August 1938. Advanced in concept, it was nevertheless nearing obsolescence when it entered service. It was withdrawn from front line service already in 1941. The German cruiser Koenigsberg had the dubious honour, on 10 April 1940, to be the first large warship sunk by aircraft: 16 Skuas.

No clue what #36 could be... some early jet...

Here is a new one ;)

tashley
10-29-2005, 01:48 AM
Ok, what's this?

fdix
10-29-2005, 08:45 AM
#38 is the IL-2 Shturmovik

FinnFlyer
10-31-2005, 03:11 PM
#36 is the Beech 73 jet mentor,

The Beechcraft Mentor was designed and privately financed by
Beechcraft as a primary basic trainer for military services.
Over 1,000 of the Model 45 were produced by Beechcraft for
domestic and export sale. The aircraft was also produced under
license agreement in Argentina, Canada, and Japan. The Mentor
was a single-engine, all-metal, two-place trainer, that was built
around the Beechcraft Bonanza design for high performance,
economical operation and low fuel consumption

Good planes so far guys, learning new ones everyday.:)

#37's got me. You gotta love those giant flaps.:D

Here is the new one for today, good luck.

FinnFlyer
11-10-2005, 04:50 PM
Hint- #40 is the pedecessor to the B-17.


fdix, What is #37?:confused:

fdix
05-26-2006, 02:00 PM
Ups forgot we still had an unsolved mystery :D

#37 is a Fairey Barracuda

The first monoplane torpedo bomber of the Fleet Air Arm, the Fairey Barracuda was also the first all-metal plane of its type to serve with the Royal Navy. It was designed in Britain as a three seat torpedo bomber/reconnaissance aircraft to replace the biplane Swordfish and Albacore and began entering service in late 1943. The Barracuda is famous for its role in attacking the German battleship Tirpitz, sister ship to the Bismarck, and for its distinctly odd appearance.

FinnFlyer
05-26-2006, 04:49 PM
Thanks fdix.:)

#40 is the Boeing B-9 Death Angel.
The B-9 first flew on April 29, 1931. The Death Angel was the first plane to have the engines in the wing, not below or above the wing. It also was the first air craft to have retractable landing gear. It had a max speed of 188 mph. It carried 900 lbs of bombs.
It had a crew of three.


Watt is this?

fdix
06-06-2006, 08:30 PM
I'm sure I've seen this plane on some site.. but can't remember what it is... looks interesting though.

What is this?

firemanbill
06-06-2006, 08:33 PM
Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose

And that's as high as as it ever got. 1 Flight, retired

Grasshopper
06-07-2006, 05:20 AM
I thought #45 was firemanbill's next electric build project?

firemanbill
06-07-2006, 10:16 AM
still being considered:rolleyes:

FinnFlyer
06-07-2006, 05:34 PM
#43 is the Westland P-12 Tandem Wing Beach Straffer.

The Westland P-12 was a straight modification of the Lysander army co-operation aircraft. Initially planned with two 20mm cannons attached to the fixed undercarriage legs, a redesign led to the rear fuselage being cut short, a tail gun turret added, and the adoption of a new rear-mounted 'tandem wing' with endplate fins and rudders for longitudinal stability.
The P-12 was first flown on 27 July 1941 and was immediately shown to be highly manoeuvrable. Sent for official trials, it was never put into production as the perceived threat diminished.

Anyone know this one?

firemanbill
06-07-2006, 05:36 PM
#43 is the Westland P-12 Tandem Wing Beach Straffer.

The Westland P-12 was a straight modification of the Lysander army co-operation aircraft. Initially planned with two 20mm cannons attached to the fixed undercarriage legs, a redesign led to the rear fuselage being cut short, a tail gun turret added, and the adoption of a new rear-mounted 'tandem wing' with endplate fins and rudders for longitudinal stability.
The P-12 was first flown on 27 July 1941 and was immediately shown to be highly manoeuvrable. Sent for official trials, it was never put into production as the perceived threat diminished.

Anyone know this one?

This one's a stealth:eek: lol

Oh now you add the pic... ha. Now I have no idea