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    Default what type of aeroplane is this

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: what type of aeroplane is this

    twin engine single seater...must be a "screamer"

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    DH 103?

    Westland Whirlwind?
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Was thinking OV-10 Bronco but the engines are too low , I think. Nice landing though. Cheers/ JC

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    P 38?
    I don't think it is British.

    ETA: looks like the Flying Bulls P 38
    Last edited by birlinn; 10-16-2021 at 11:23 AM.

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    Default Re: what type of aeroplane is this

    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    P 38?
    I don't think it is British.
    My thought too.

    Don't think there is an extant DH Hornet or Whirlwind.

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    P38 has tricycle undercarriage, that lands like a tail dragger.

    PR Mozzie?
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    i bet hadfield knows

    sorta surprised fred hasn't had a crack at it yet
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i bet hadfield knows
    What's the betting he has flown it?

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    Liquid cooled engines?

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    Hey, I was busy canoeing!

    plywood canoe 15.5.jpg

    Looks like the Red Bull P-38. That control-wheel is a give-away. Also the inboard sides of the engine cowls are painted flat green to reduce the glare onto the pilot.

    Interesting turbo-charger control.

    No, I haven't flown one. None in Canada now, although Kenting Surveys operated them in my Dad's time with them. This one mapped most of the Andes, I understand.



    But I have a fair amount of Allison V-1710 time.

    He lands on the left side of the runway -- must've been in formation.

    Dave

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    Apparently that Flying Bulls P 38 is based in Hamburg- I had assumed it was in the US.

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    It’s an amazing accomplishment, having those magnificent aircraft there, actually flying.

    Germany is not a friendly place for general aviation, and inspiring pilots at a grass-roots level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post

    Germany is not a friendly place for general aviation, and inspiring pilots at a grass-roots level.
    but back in the day they sure were!

    lol
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    There is a full size replica Whirlwind being built.

    Probably would have been a game changer with Merlins.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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