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jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 03:52 AM UTC
or a plane that looks like henry fonda. I assume it is a catch 22 reference.
Major, Major Major Major is a character in it.

A plane that has the same name as it's maker.
Like a hawker hawk?
Close but is it right?
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 12:13 PM UTC
Or the Blackburn Blackburn?
jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 08:46 PM UTC
Thats more like it. But the hawk looks more like Henry Fonda.
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:38 PM UTC
Oh well, thought the movie allusion might make it a little harder to fathom the answer, but ...

Graeme's got it!
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 01:10 AM UTC
There you go. Thanks Sean.

Tell me two aircraft named after arachnids. There may be more than two, but two spring to mind for me.

Grubby.
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 02:28 AM UTC
black widow, and the fokker spider.

JP
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 03:14 AM UTC
Northrop Black Widow and Northrop Scorpion? Something of a theme there, too ...
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 04:06 AM UTC
Yeah that is better. I like the lateral thinking there and both Northrop too.
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 06:12 PM UTC
Sean's got the two I was thinking of!

Back to you ....
pigsty
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:08 PM UTC
OK, then, in that vein - where was it rumoured that Northrop had bought the mainwheels for the F-89 Scorpion?
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:32 PM UTC
I can't even find a photo of one.

Wild stab: Sears?

Grubby.
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 07:28 AM UTC
Some diesel powered locomotives, to which they shared some oversized wheels.
That's why it was sometimes called “Stanley Steamer”.
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 09:19 PM UTC
Another footling question bites the dust ... my reference says the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, but that's more than close enough!

John, all yours.
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 03:12 AM UTC
Ok, here goes:

How about this one ?

mrobeson
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 05:45 AM UTC
Could that one be the Mikoyan/ Guervich Ye-8????
Looks almost like an early prototype for the Typhoons....
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 05:47 AM UTC
Darn, just beaten to it... was looking for 20 mins, but got here 2 mins too late!
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 02:41 PM UTC
That's right Matthew !!
Up to you !!

Sorry Ben. Next time maybe !
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 04:26 PM UTC
Okay, i really think that one is the inspiration for the Europfighter, but moving on.
Next plane, here we go.....
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 03:26 PM UTC
Looks like a Tu-91.
mrobeson
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 05:37 PM UTC
Dang, guess Nito got it right. Good job on that one, thought it might be obscure enough.

Over to you for the next question
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 06:35 AM UTC
How about this one ?

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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 11:26 PM UTC
Is it the TsAGI Omega 1 from 1940?
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 07:03 AM UTC
You're very very close Graeme... but not yet there
Not Omega 1 and not 1940... little later
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 10:20 AM UTC
Hmmmmm, I have a pic of Omega 2, but that has monocoque (or at least covered) outriggers, not lattice....

Let me look some more.


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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 10:26 AM UTC
Bratukhin Omega II?