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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #100 on: September 19, 2009, 10:04:56 AM »
Fouga Magister ?
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #101 on: September 19, 2009, 10:25:16 AM »
 :)

That is actually a damned good guess - incorrect but from the clues thus far a good one.

Guess I had better add twin prop then :)

(However, I can't really imagine a French aircraft being manufactured in Ireland ;) )

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2009, 11:10:12 AM »
Bristol Brigand?
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2009, 11:53:55 AM »
From the clues...

Twin prop was obvious.

Not sure beyond that....
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #104 on: September 19, 2009, 01:16:39 PM »
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Geez - the Brigand was beautiful, but even I'm not that old mate :)

Add it up:

Made in Ireland

Not too attractive but very functional

I've flown it

Seen in the ME a fair bit

(Actually did sell very widely, there were/are even a few here in Oz)

Twin prop

Slim Nacelles

I guess I had best add a clue or three:

Often used for skydiving

Started out on Continentals but moved to Turbomecas then Garretts

Capable of bloody short landings - by breaking the rules I once got one stopped in less than 100metres (That's not really a clue, the manufacturer denied it could even be done, but that's just a challenge to a Knuck :) )

Two (I think) were destroyed during the Falklands campaign

That help ? :)

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2009, 01:33:31 PM »
Dc 3 ?
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #106 on: September 19, 2009, 02:08:11 PM »
Dc 3 ?

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No mate, lovely airplane, doesn't fit all the clues.

I really didn't think this would be that hard - think sixties, short haul, twin tail.

If I recall the manual korektlie the stall speed was supposed to be 69mph, I managed to keep one in the air down to 50mph but, as noted, by breaking a few rules. That's the best mantra of flying that I know of - when you know all the rules, then maybe you can break a few :) Amazing what you can do if you keep the attack angle high on some airframes - this was one f them :)

I would not take too much notice of my published list of what I have flown - didn't list this one - it was a time I cannot talk about much, even now :)

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #107 on: September 19, 2009, 03:12:07 PM »
Hardman, you've got me with this one, any more clues?
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2009, 03:32:18 PM »
 :)

If you go back to my (incorrect ) musings on your last one, you will find the manufacturer of this aircraft mentioned.

Not particularly large, 19 passengers I think, but stick with the Irish reference, not too many aircraft made in Ireland :)

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2009, 03:49:41 PM »
It was the "made in Ireland" that had me fucked ;zn

Stumpy looking plane, a Skyvan, I think.


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Edit; Wait a minute, it could also be the 330 ::w

Edit; Nah the 330 was built in the '70s.
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2009, 06:02:44 PM »
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The -330 was really only a stretch of the original Skyvan - which was the aircraft in mind - nice one Wallacey. :)

Funny little airplane but bloody reliable, enjoyed flying her, especially shoehorning her into a "strip" that was at about a 20 degree gradient  and about 120 metres long - covert ops, gotta love it :)

The strip was actually intended for choppers, not suitable for the mission, besides, I hate the bloody things :) 

Skyvan was all I had to play with, so went and did the RTFM thing then spent a few days of landing on clouds -suddenly realised it was actually hard to force a stall if you got the AOA right - very narrow parameters, but geez, add some hard braking and she fitted. Takeoff was a little more hairy, but the slope helped. Fucking crazy things I used to do :)

A new one MrW, when you are ready :)

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #111 on: September 19, 2009, 06:22:14 PM »
Large transport of the same era as the last, had 2 props per engine.

This one should be easy :)
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #112 on: September 19, 2009, 09:22:05 PM »
 :)

Sounds VERY Russian ? :)

Antonov?

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #113 on: September 19, 2009, 09:52:39 PM »
That's right, but which one?
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2009, 06:54:50 AM »
 :)

Had to sleep on that one, but, AN-22?

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #115 on: September 20, 2009, 10:37:12 AM »
Thats right.
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #116 on: September 20, 2009, 10:43:29 AM »
:)

Saw that at Paris - talk about Aluminium overcast - fucking HUGE :)

Guess that's me again then.

Want to try for an airplane that started with two and evolved to three ? :)

(Should be easy :) )

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #117 on: September 20, 2009, 12:08:38 PM »
Without google, I'm guessing Boeing 727.
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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #118 on: September 20, 2009, 12:37:58 PM »
:)

No - always designed to have three, this one has three props in its final, rather weird, configuration - props, not jets;)

Did always like the 727 though - rode down from Darwin to Melbourne once on an empty TAA flight in one where the Captain was pushing it to .99 Mach, and still had throttle to go - I rather think transonic shock woudl have been somewhat traumatic on that airframe but the 727 was certainly a speedster :)

The aircraft I am thinking of however is not, and comes from another island close to the UK :)

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #119 on: September 21, 2009, 05:51:34 PM »
Slightly off topic, but can someone explain this aircraft. No, it's not been 'shopped. If it helps, those're sand dunes you can see in the background. (Obviously not much help for Jamie, of course).

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #120 on: September 21, 2009, 07:17:14 PM »
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What did you want explained?

It's an F4-Phantom, with it's wings folded and canopies open, carrying drop tanks - vaguely it might be that it has lost some glass - res is not quite good enough to be sure, and it seems to have Oz markings - which would make it  one of the loaners because the F-111s were late getting here.

With the dunes and just general knowledge I'd guess it is sitting in Woomera - but that is one utter guess :)

Anywhere in the ball-park ?

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #121 on: September 21, 2009, 07:43:48 PM »
Close. RAAF Williamtown, late '60s, American. Not loaned, tagged. :p

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #122 on: September 21, 2009, 07:55:24 PM »
:)

Last time I saw one in Oz was doing a run down the sea-front in Glenelg SA at about 50 feet - I was immediately jealous... :)

Never been to Williamtown - pic of yours?

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #123 on: September 21, 2009, 08:12:37 PM »
No, not mine. Way before my time, mate!  :P

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Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Reply #124 on: September 21, 2009, 09:32:47 PM »
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I flew them - forgot you were still a young'un... It's an -E by the way, best of the breed :)

Better get back to my three legged wonder I guess :)

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