View Full Version : Name this aeroplane quiz

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 01:57 AM
OK.... name the aircraft, get it right, post one of yours. This is a.....


01-04-2010, 03:58 AM
looks like .............




I know it's a



David G
01-04-2010, 04:24 AM
I think I shall name that one "Bruno." No... that's not it. It's "Nigel." Yes, I'm certain!

01-04-2010, 04:28 AM

No cheating, eh?

Paul Pless
01-04-2010, 06:17 AM
> :D

01-04-2010, 06:30 AM

No cheating, eh?I don't think Ian trusts us:(


The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 06:48 AM
Isn't it beautiful?

No guesses even?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-04-2010, 06:58 AM
Hawker Harriette?

Phillip Allen
01-04-2010, 07:56 AM
Hawker Harriette?

that's the direction I was going...modified to land in corn fields

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 08:31 AM
Nope... and I'm off to bed (12:30am).... keep guessing.

01-04-2010, 11:42 AM
It looked like a light transport to me, but the fat wing indicated a heavy load carrier, and there didn't seem to be a cabin door for loading or crew. The landing gear also indicated something that carried a load....

01-04-2010, 11:49 AM
I believe the rules are that ACB gets to post the next one. I'm no good at these. I just like looking at the planes.


01-04-2010, 12:06 PM

Top to bottom:

Fairey Barracuda
Fairey Albacore
Fairey SwordfishDon't wear out the right click on your mouse:D


The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Gee Fred, I posted an easy one (that Spitfire tail on mine was a good clue eh?)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-04-2010, 04:25 PM
He's Dunne for you.

Flying Orca
01-04-2010, 04:51 PM
It's the Aermacchi Abomination, I'd recognize it anywhere.

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Nah... its the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl Mk1

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Oops..... its the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl MkV

edit... sorry Fred, missed your correction. Thanks for the generous allowance.

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 05:18 PM
Try this one then....


The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Burnelli OA1

On the right track, but too far off to win the cigar.

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 05:34 PM
Okay, Burnelli UB-14.


P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Is that really the noses from two magisters?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-04-2010, 06:03 PM
The Magister used a Gipsy Major engine - as did the delightful Chippie.

Captain Blight
01-04-2010, 06:31 PM
LESS JIBBER-JABBER, and make with the picture-thingies of the flying machines!!!

01-04-2010, 06:32 PM
Heroic if you survived?

01-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Heroic if you survived?

As they use to say...any landing you walked away from, was a good one :D

No looking at the image properties...which is a bit like saying don't touch wet paint.:D

Captain Blight
01-04-2010, 07:13 PM
Henschel proposal? Quick, let me look on what is undoubtedly the only website dedicated to this sort of thing and get back to you.

Captain Blight
01-04-2010, 07:29 PM
Hmmmm Luft '46 coming up dry. Goodness me.

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Um, Gary... was it actually ever an aeroplane? Or just a drawing?

The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 08:23 PM
It has some design elements from Lippisch aircraft, such as the DFS-39


The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 09:52 PM
OK Gary. Its a Flettner design... with some similarities to his helicopters... but I still haven't found its designation..... and damn it, I'm really tempted to cheat.

edit... an interesting Flettner article... related to boats.


The Bigfella
01-04-2010, 10:17 PM
Is that an N-20?

01-04-2010, 11:34 PM
I don't remember the name of the Italian jet, but what was unusual was that the compressor was driven, IIRC, by a fairly conventional V12 gas-powered piston engine, or at least some kind of piston engine.

A friend who is an excellent modeler is a nut about early jets. He scratch-built a model of one of these, which won all sorts of awards at model shows.

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 12:00 AM
You led me to it Gonzalo. Away you go.

Its the Caproni Campini N.1

Ross M
01-05-2010, 12:03 AM
Don't cheat, Ian. Look up Payen Pa-22. :D



What's unusual about the engine?

Capini-Caproni CC-2. Propulsion by "thermojet": Piston-driven ducted propellors, with afterburner :D

Ross M
01-05-2010, 12:29 AM
So, who's next? Gonzalo for pointing the way? Or Ian for the correct name? Or Ross?

Gonzalo or Ian, IMO. I had the model number wrong :o

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 12:34 AM
Gonzalo... take a shot

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 12:58 AM
Gonzalo's light is off.... Ross? Got one?

01-05-2010, 05:38 AM
Come to think of it I have two goes, having "got" Ian's Supermarine 223 and Fred's Miles Libelulla, so here's the second offering:

That was easy: Percival Mew Gull racer. (I happen to have built a U-control model of one of these from a Kit in 1960 - unfortunately never flew it - but that's a different story).

Happy new Year !

PS how on earth did the pilots see where they were going in these things?

PS PS have towork now, but do I get a go at publishing summat?

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 06:32 AM
I'll take my turn now:


Is that 505 Squadron SAAF?

01-05-2010, 06:45 AM
The correct technique is to start the engine, then climb out and walk alongside the aircraft, with your hand on the throttle. Having got to the end of the runway and lined up, climb back in and take off!

I am not making this up!

I assume the throttle never stuck! :D Just fancy a pilot in full gear running after an aircraft with a 150HP engine!

Found a good picture but have to scan it. Does it qualify if I just know the Manufacturer but haven't even found the model number myself yet?

Gernot H.

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 07:07 AM
Looks like a Blackburn-built Fairy Swordfish... but the canopy is wrong.

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 07:19 AM
Yeah, I know.... but can't find it. The Fairey Seafox has that type of canopy but wrong engine.

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 07:29 AM
Blackburn Shark?

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Another easy one... for our American cousins.


01-05-2010, 09:11 AM
Cornelius XFG-1

01-05-2010, 10:54 AM
My entry in return for the Mew Gull solution (two pictures as the quality is poor, my de-Moiré refused to work):



To be quite honest, I didn't even know the manufacturer ever existed (the company is still alive today) before I researched my bookshelves for this picture.

Gernot H.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Latécoère 26

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-05-2010, 11:35 AM
It is that - and by the simple expedient of moving the cockpit rearwards, towards the bar?

01-05-2010, 11:41 AM
WOW ! That was quick!

Latécoère are still in the industry, as I learned today - the bigger picture was taken on the Port-of-Spain Grand Savannah in 1930.
(Picture from "The History of Aviation in Trinidad & Tobago", ISBN 976-8054-04-2).
In fact Latécoère's postal airline, Compagnie Général Aeropostale pioneered civil aviation in the Carribbean area and gave the impetus to the construction of Piarco airport at a time when Pan American and BOAC were sticking to flying boats.

So much for history.

It's your turn next!

Gernot H.

01-05-2010, 11:52 AM
just as a footnote, following PIST's link, isn't this the most stylish flying boat ever?

Indeed very stylish!
However it seems a huge aircraft for just 46 passengers. Considering that the Dornier DO X flew with 129 passengers, but was never put to commercial service. Its commercially successful contemporary, the Boeing 314 clipper seated 74 passengers.

Gernot H.

P.S. I assume PI Stazzer and Dr. Spoke will post the next two pictures.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Here you are

Infamous for the Airfix instructions!

01-05-2010, 12:27 PM
have to log off now !

Have fun!

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 03:18 PM
Petlyakov 2 - now tell us about the Airfix instructions

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-05-2010, 03:36 PM
The 1/72nd scale model had a modestly detailed cockpit interior which was a multi-part sub-assembly.

The instructions told the young modeller not how to fit the sub-assembly into the fuselage - but rather what not to do.

The problem was cracked by the class' most serious aircraft nut (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/graham-warwick/).

01-05-2010, 05:54 PM

Beautiful !:)

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 07:14 PM
Since we seem to like flying boats.... this one is a....


Captain Blight
01-05-2010, 07:28 PM
O crap, I knew what that blue one was last time we had one of these threads but now it's gone completely out of my head.

Didn't have any luck with the oddball jet in Post #70. It looks like a Grumman Panther/Cougar with forward-swept wings, either that or a worked-over Bell P-59, but Aerofiles is coming up dry. I give up, frankly.

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 07:34 PM
O crap, I knew what that blue one was last time we had one of these threads but now it's gone completely out of my head.

Didn't have any luck with the oddball jet in Post #70. It looks like a Grumman Panther/Cougar with forward-swept wings, either that or a worked-over Bell P-59, but Aerofiles is coming up dry. I give up, frankly.

Um, how do I say this gently.

It isn't a jet. It was a fuel transport glider. The American Cornelius XFG-1. Incidentally, it crashed later that day, after the photo was taken.

Dr Spoke got it.

Captain Blight
01-05-2010, 07:58 PM
Here you are

Infamous for the Airfix instructions!Petlyakov Pe-2. Notable in that it was designed in a Gulag laboratory after the designer, Vladimir Petlyakov, had been imprisoned for allegedly delaying work on the Ant-42 bomber. This was a development of his first attempt to create a high-altitude escort for the big Tupolev. The airplane pictured here *may* have been a Czech aircraft, but I'm not any good at interpreting greyscale colors so your guess is as good as mine.

Big flying boat is a Latecoeterereteocoeterererer (Those wacky French, with their different words for, like, everything) L.631 "Lionel de Marmier".

Ian, I already knew I was wrong about the funny Yank airplane, I'd seen the towing rigging but had assumed that was only there for flight-testing purposes. Towed fuel glider? What could possibly go wrong with that idea??

01-05-2010, 09:56 PM
The PA22/2 was designed by Nicholas Roland Payen and was influenced by paper plane designs.

How about this one?


The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 01:27 AM
Handley Page Manx


The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 01:30 AM
I see post #85 hasn't drawn a winner... so here's an easier one (yes it flew, but it did crash and kill over a dozen people)


Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 01:45 AM
A Nocheating 5? Never heard of that one....

Six tractors, one pusher, flying ailerons, flying elevators, twin booms and what appear to be floats. A little something for everyone, so I'm guessing it's Italian.

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 01:57 AM
No cigars for guessing at nationality.

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 02:58 AM

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 03:02 AM

GoT IT!!

Kalinin K-7.


The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 03:26 AM

GoT IT!!

Kalinin K-7.


Well done. An interesting development eh? Now, what about the blue one?

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 03:56 AM
Still working on it. Darnitall, I remember reading about it (and IIRC the builder had two, one white and this one) and again IIRC it was Subaru-pwered. Darnitall.

in the meantime, here's something for YOU to chew on!

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 04:08 AM
Blue one's a Spratt Controlwing, and WX's is a Cessna Crane, the Canadian variant of our T-50.

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 05:45 AM
American Gyro AG-4 Crusader

01-06-2010, 05:47 AM
A Cessna Crane it is. :D

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 05:48 AM
We've seen this cutie before, but let's see how your memory is...


01-06-2010, 05:51 AM
It's a modified Westland Lysander fitted with a rear turret for strafing German troops, if they should have the cheek to storm British beaches.

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 05:53 AM
Right and wrong Gary. It's a Westland P12 Lysander - Delanne Tail to give it its full name. It was developed as a night fighter and despite successful trials, was never used.

01-06-2010, 06:10 AM
Oh well 1/2 a point?

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 06:24 AM
I really need to learn to use Photobucket properly, at some point.



01-06-2010, 06:27 AM
Who? Why?

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 06:30 AM
I didn't cheat mate.... I never looked at the file properties until after I posted the answer. Honest.

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 03:40 PM
I know, I know, that's why I deleted the "CHEATER!!" accusation. It was tongue-in-cheek, but these things often are misinterpreted.

Anyone want to take a stab at the last one? I'll give ya a hint: It's from Yerp. :D

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Looks Swedish to me.

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Saab 18?

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Afraid not, sorry.

01-06-2010, 06:36 PM
it has a bit of a Beaufighter look to it.

01-06-2010, 06:42 PM
Amiot 350

01-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Correction, Breguet Bre.693

Captain Blight
01-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Right country, wrong airplane. Sorry.

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 09:43 PM
Looks a bit like a Reggiane to me

The Bigfella
01-06-2010, 09:59 PM
Is it a version of the PZL.23 Karaś? Damn thing looks very similar to a Mitsubishi B5M or a Mitsubishi Ki-30 too.

The Bigfella
01-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Yeah, that's where I started, but I don't think I got it right. I started with Switzerland... but not sure about that

The Bigfella
01-07-2010, 12:41 AM
Hmmm Lithuania .... lessee

The Bigfella
01-08-2010, 02:39 AM
Thought for a minute it might be a Caproni AP1....

Tell me though... are they Lithuanian Air Force markings?

The Bigfella
01-08-2010, 02:44 AM
Yeah... its an ANBO VIII


The Bigfella
01-08-2010, 02:47 AM
Since you like spats....


The Bigfella
01-08-2010, 02:50 AM
Oh yeah.... it went into production.... double figures even.

The Bigfella
01-09-2010, 06:26 AM

You can do it.