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Old 11-26-2007, 09:06 PM   #1276
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This one remains to be identified.
Curtiss AT9 Jeep

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The first prototype flew in 1941 and the production version entered service as the AT-9 in 1942. Named the "Fledgling" by Curtiss-Wright, it commonly became known as the "Jeep" in the USAAC. The prototype CW-25 had a fabric-covered steel tube fuselage and fabric-covered wings, but production AT-9s were of stressed metal skin construction.
The AT-9 was not easy to fly or land, which made it particularly suitable for teaching new pilots to cope with the demanding flight characteristics of a new generation of high-performance, multi-engine aircraft such as the B-26 Marauder and P-38 Lightning. However, many pilots who have flown both the AT-9 and the P-38 have said that the Lightning should have been used to train people to fly the Jeep!
Four hundred ninety-one AT-9's were built before production ended in February 1943.
Because of its difficult flying characteristics the AT-9 was not offered for sale to civilians after the War, although many non-flying examples were given to ground schools for training purposes.

Like A Virgin screwed with this post 11-26-2007 at 09:46 PM
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:10 PM   #1277
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:14 PM   #1278
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205?
Naw, Photoshop, I think.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:16 PM   #1279
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Naw, Photoshop, I think.

Beats me. I lifted it off a legit site.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:16 PM   #1280
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Curtiss AT9 Jeep
Such a cartoon-cute plane.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #1281
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Try this one. Mutter, mutter, photoshop my ass.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:35 PM   #1282
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Let me bask in the glow.

OK, that's long enough. By it's looks I thought Brazilian or South African but no luck there. Through some clever detective work the US Army stencil was detected. The google for "army "six blade" prop" got me on the home stretch.
What really should have given it away was "Wankel". IIRC, Lockheed made the Q Star with a Wankel Rotary engine, which was the only reason I remembered it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:38 PM   #1283
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Here's one:


The lines remind me of a Ryan Fireball but I got nuttin.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:39 PM   #1284
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The lines remind me of a Ryan Fireball but I got nuttin.
That's real close, I think.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:46 PM   #1285
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The lines remind me of a Ryan Fireball but I got nuttin.


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That's real close, I think.

The section aft of the prop as well as the area which normally is an engine cowling throws me.

After burning up a couple hours trying to identify the jeep I may have to re-evalute how I spent my time!
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:47 PM   #1286
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MacDonnell XF-88

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:48 PM   #1287
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The section aft of the prop as well as the area which normally is an engine cowling throws me.

After burning up a couple hours trying to identify the jeep I may have to re-evalute how I spent my time!
I'm taking a multitasking approach...dive in once in a while. My wife was wondering why I suddenly ran off to my office after I made dinner.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:50 PM   #1288
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The lines remind me of a Ryan Fireball but I got nuttin.
Now I realize it is also called a Fireball...so you're right. Ryan XF2R-1.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:50 PM   #1289
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MacDonnell XF-88
BZZZZZZZZZZZT. Not quite.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:52 PM   #1290
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BZZZZZZZZZZZT. Not quite.
Okay. XF-88B?
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