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Thread: The Ongoing Mystery Aircraft Thread Part Deux.

  1. #16576
    Well, I may have narrowed it to a country but I would never have got to an identity, Walter!

    Here's something that might be described as evolutionary but which I don't think has yet had an outing here.


  2. #16577
    Shall I dare?

    I have this as an Auster T Mk7 VF665 modded as Marshalls MA-4 boundary-layer control.

  3. #16578
    That looks like the Marshall MA.4, an Auster AOP.6 converted for boundary layer research.

    Edit: Too slow...

  4. #16579
    Dan_pub has it correctly. Yes, it is the Marshall M.A.4 - and as to that from which it evolved, curiously both dan_pub and fabfour are correct because it was based on the Auster T.7 prototype which, in turn, was a modified Auster AOP.6. So both of you gentlemen can pour yourself a half litre but dan_pub takes the baton!

    P.s. does anyone know if there was a Marshall M.A.1, 2 or 3?

  5. #16580
    This one is a slightly more modern scene, scoring a record.
    Not many points for guessing the aircraft model, but the questions are:
    which airline?
    what is going on?
    what record did they set?


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  6. #16581
    That is a Boeing 747 from El Al on Operation Solomon evacuating Ethopian Jews in May 1991.
    The record was 1122 passengers on board with 5 more at the end of the flight.

  7. #16582
    100% right on all counts. Over to you, Fab!

  8. #16583
    Thanks, Dan!
    Operation Solomon is still in my memory and I can remember how deeply impressed I was about that.

    Here is something older with less capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wout View Post
    She is the MacGregor MG-65 (CF-RCZ c/n MG-1) by Wilmer MacGregor, completed in 1961.
    Now in the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.
    It was also there on Sept 7th, 2017. I know, because I was there. Alas, but the ground here is too frozen for me to dig a deep hole to drop into...
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  10. #16585
    Back to my mystery again

    The floater is from a well known European company and is not a one-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabulousfour View Post
    Back to my mystery again

    The floater is from a well known European company and is not a one-off.
    Hello there!
    This is most definitely a Piaggio P6 of 1927...
    Cheers
    Carlo (BG)

  12. #16587
    And that is definitely the correct answer!

    Over to you, Carlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabulousfour View Post
    And that is definitely the correct answer!

    Over to you, Carlo
    Thanks Robert!
    Unfortunately I cannot submit a new mystery till tomorrow early afternoon therefore if somebody would like to step in he is more than welcome....
    Cheers
    Carlo (BG)

  14. #16589
    A quick one, till Carlo digs up a fresh one
    Not a homebuilt, but used as testbed for a small jet-engine (the shiny thing on the wing below the real engine)
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    Sorry Walter I really don't mean to intrude but I just found a rather interesting pic that I'm submitting. Where is this pugnacious machinegunner sitting?
    Cheers
    Carlo (BG)
    https://imgur.com/a/1lUBJ

    Of course priority must be given to Walter's mystery

  16. #16591
    I think Carlo's gunner is in the dorsal turret of an Ilyushin Il-4 (DB-3F). One or two giveaways here !

    If correct, please ignore and continue with Walter's pusher with wing-mounted hair dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty View Post
    I think Carlo's gunner is in the dorsal turret of an Ilyushin Il-4 (DB-3F). One or two giveaways here !

    If correct, please ignore and continue with Walter's pusher with wing-mounted hair dryer.
    That's right Mike a russian gunner in his MB3 dorsal turret of a Ilyushin Il-4T looking at his 12.7mm UBT machine gun....
    Cheers
    Carlo

  18. #16593
    To remove all obstacles for the solution :
    The depicted aircraft had a Rotax piston engine.
    A second example mainly differed in having a lowered (cruciform) tailplane and a small turbine engine.

  19. #16594
    The aircraft is the VUT-001 (OK-VUT, one of of least two aircraft (the other one OK-DLT) aircraft developed by the Institute of Aerospace Engineering (IAE) of the Brno University of Technology
    om the Czech Republic.
    OK-VUT had a Rotax 912A2 engine and was used to test the small TMJ100 jet engine of PBS Velká Bíteš (Czech Republic). OK-DLT with the cruciform tail had a TP100 propturbine, also by PBS.

    Lefty`s turn? Must be a joy to fire from an Ilyushin instead of firing from the hip

  20. #16595
    I see the designer was a Mr Pistek.

    Any comment from me would be unwise................

  21. #16596
    Well, I think it is open house so let's press on.



  22. #16597
    61 of these scout/training biplanes were built. From a well known outfit.

  23. #16598
    + W-struts: Fiat G.8
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    gX

  24. #16599
    Fiat it is!

    Over to western Europe-

  25. #16600
    I hope this biplane didn't appear here before
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