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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:35 pm 
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There's a lot to work with in this fragment of photo - but your first guess will almost certainly be wrong (and perhaps even your second guess), so study it carefully --- 8)

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Not too hard...

http://www.stinsonflyer.com/consolac/cv39-03s.jpg

Consolidated Model 39 Liberator-Liner

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That's a strange beast. A combination of a B-24 wing and LG mixed with the body of a Boeing 307. Weird.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:44 pm 
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Ok, here's the next round!

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perhaps an Italian Ju-52? The things on the wings confuse me though. Almost looks like floats or something.


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I'm sure they're just the faired ends of engine nacelles for inline twin engines. Haven't yet found a British airplane that matches - might be French. Could be yet another captured aircraft in the victor's markings for evaluation. I've seen this airplane before - I think. Just can't get a handle on the make. Next step - find the inline engine makers of the 40s and go through the lists of aircraft they were installed in.

The engines could be radials but most radial engine nacelles keep at least an elliptical cross section to their tailcones, if extended beyond the trailing edge (see the B-25 and B-26, for example). Same for V engines (see the Mosquito). These fairings are so flat and thin I think inlines are the most likely installation.

Other details - looks like the center section is straight, with broken dihedral beginning just outboard of the engines. That should help with identification from pictures taken from other angles. The fuselage cross section is also an upside down U, with a flat bottom, like a Twin Beech.


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I don't know, thats wacky!

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Haven't yet found a British airplane that matches - might be French.


You might be on to something there!

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yes, the roundel is defiantly French, not sure if it is a french built aircraft tho

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Here it is - a Caudron C.445 Goeland. I knew those engines were inlines.

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Here's another shot:

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This isn't the first time this aircraft has appeared in the FG forum ---

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VVA-14M Ekronoplane.

http://guntherstephan.blogspot.com/2009 ... lanes.html

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since its been a while since anyone posted on here, I thought that I'd give it a go.

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Image here it is! chew on this for a while

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