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Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 03:10 AM GMT+7

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I'd say that was the Barling XNBL-1.



And I'd say you were quite right! Well done Graeme - it is indeed the Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 "Barling Bomber". Over to you for the next one.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Ah, "The World's Worst Aircraft" book comes to the fore again!

I'll make up something for the next question shortly.

Graeme.

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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 04:51 AM GMT+7
I'm awake again.

Probably too easy, but what was the only jet airliner that had the engines mounted OVER the wings?

Grubby.

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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Nope, not really easy, but I have a guess to start it up with.

I think Ilyusjin made a transport a/c for rough terrain, with the engines high to protect them from dust and fod. That might have been used as an airliner too. I have my Swedish airforce recognition manual packed away though, so I can't check.

Close? Tony
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
The VFW 614?
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 06:40 AM GMT+7
Tony, you may be right that there was a Russian one, but Sean's picked the only one I know about.

Over to you , Sean!


Grubby.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
OK, then, staying in that corner of the envelope for now ... name East Germany's only airliner design.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
Baade 152 also known as Dresden 152
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Seven minutes? Only seven minutes before we get the right answer?

Well done, and over to you!
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 10:34 AM GMT+7
ok.
Here goes:



What's this one ?
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
I would say "it's an aeroplane" but I'm having some doubt even about that. The last time I saw something with that much framing it had tomatoes growing in it.

No idea, pre-war not my strongest suit, but hopefully this will keep the thread near the top of the list ...
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 02:08 PM GMT+7
It looks like something Boulton & Paul. So my guess is Boulton & Paul's Skeleton in the Wardrobe of British Aircraft Industry.

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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
not a flying tomato !
And not a Boulton & Paul Gábor ..

2 clues:
Not British
Between Wars..
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 05:08 PM GMT+7
Hi John

The nose glazing reminds me of the Il'ya Muromets, but I've still hit a dead end on the tri-plane configuration. I can tell I'm going to kick myself when the answer is revealed!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 09:51 PM GMT+7
You're close Rowan... but not yet.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 10:17 PM GMT+7
mmmhh.. ok another set of clues

2 FIAT A-12 engines, 240 hp each.
Finish build in 1922 and 1st flight 1923
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
What if I said it smells Sikorski? Any hotter then?

Tony
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 05:10 AM GMT+7
Not yet Tony...
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:40 AM GMT+7
Should I give the answer ? Post another "bird" ? Wait for the right answer ?

Pick one...

More clues maybe... it's Russian. And he didn't build anymore planes after that one.. go figure..
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:31 AM GMT+7
I get the feeling you've busted us all. That's impressive considering the extraordinary (Rain Man, kind of..) airplane knowledge I've seen in this forum.

Still no idea! Tony
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
Well, given enough clues ... my Big Fat Book of Russian Insanity identifies it as the KOMTA - an airliner with 6-8 passengers! Anyone fancy a seat in it?
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 11:10 PM GMT+7
Well Sean, my big fat book of Russian Aircraft says you're right !!!!!!!



It's up to you now !
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Oops ... may have to wait a little while I dream up the next question, then!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 05:41 PM GMT+7
Another silly question, then: what was the Major Major of aircraft?
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
Is this a dh riddle? Maybe the DHA Drover, with three Gypsie Major engines?