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Old 11-30-2007, 03:15 PM   #1591
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A dismal failure as a VTOL plane. Crashed twice and took two pilots with it, one on loan from the USA.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #1592
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:26 PM   #1593
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Short Seamew

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One of the interesting footnotes to the Gannet story was that the British built a second, "light" ASW aircraft in the same period, the "Short SB.6 Seamew", intended to operate off of light carriers for protection of convoys or naval battle groups.

The Seamew was the result of a requirement issued by the British Admiralty in 1951, with the initial prototype flying in 1951. The prototypes were followed by a production order for 41 aircraft, including several "SC.2 Seamew Mark IIs" for the RAF.

The Seamew was as odd-looking or more so than the Gannet, with a deep, relatively narrow fuselage, a two-placed cockpit perched very high to give the crew a good view, a radome directly under the cockpit, and fixed "taildragger" landing gear. It had mid-mounted wings, a conventional tail assembly, and was powered by a single Mamba turboprop engine with 1,590 horsepower. The Seamew had a wingspan of 16.76 meters (55 feet), a maximum takeoff weight of 6,800 kilograms (15,000 pounds), and a top speed of 380 KPH (235 MPH).

The Seamew's handling was said to have left something to be desired, and despite work to improve matters the aircraft never proved very satisfactory. Only 19 of the production batch had been completed, with only seven delivered to the Royal Navy, when the program was cancelled in 1957. The cancellation was apparently for reasons of cost, but it is likely in hindsight that the Seamew was faced with imminent obsolescence by the ASW helicopter anyway.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:33 PM   #1594
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:49 PM   #1595
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:59 PM   #1596
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1. It's not a Buick. (red herring)
2. It's not American (True)
3. The resulting hyphenated name if Dean married Tammy Fae. (real clue)
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #1597
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #1598
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Can I have that in the form of a full name?
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:13 PM   #1599
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Martin Baker MB2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin-Baker_MB2
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #1600
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B I N G O !

For those playing along at home the clue was:

Dean Martin
Tammy Fae Baker
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:17 PM   #1601
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B I N G O !

For those playing along at home the clue was:

Dean Martin
Tammy Fae Baker

And a damn fine clue is was...


EVERYTHING I was searching for was in the description. Never got a sniff of it, tho? Still need to get the hang of it, or get better at narrowing stuff down to begin with (by manufacturer or country).
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:24 PM   #1602
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1. It's not a Buick. (red herring)
2. It's not American (True)
3. The resulting hyphenated name if Dean married Tammy Fae. (real clue)
Didn't know the airplane, but guessed from that exhaust arrangement it was a Naiper Dagger engine (24 cylinders in an H configuration.) That led me to the plane, only to get 205'd on it by minutes.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:25 PM   #1603
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And a damn fine clue is was...


EVERYTHING I was searching for was in the description. Never got a sniff of it, tho? Still need to get the hang of it, or get better at narrowing stuff down to begin with (by manufacturer or country).
I refer to the ugly quotient.

British = Usually ugly with some very notable exceptions
USA = Utilitarian, form follows perceived function.
Italian = Not often ugly, usually attractive and sometimes Va Va Voom.
Australian = Tends toward the bizarre
South American = Nice looking, why aren't more sold?
Former Soviet Bloc = Cold war stuff looks constructed from scavenger hunt but works well.
French, Swedish, Israeli = Canards, canards, canards.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #1604
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What about German aircraft?

Functional ugly?
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #1605
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What about German aircraft?

Functional ugly?
Murderous.
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