Can you ID this Fighter Jet

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by slideways, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Klay

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    I'm not sure if I would have been able to find that one. I would have started by googling "1930s twin-pontoon radial engine seaplane." Then it's a matter of following a hunch.

    I wasn't able to get this one, but a65l got it pretty fast. I think he's the best at this game. How'd you do it, a65l?

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  2. Klay

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    It's really amazing.
  3. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    That's pretty much the lines I was searching along. I actually started with seaplane, then switched to floatplane as it seemed most of the "seaplanes" were boat-hull type.

    Didn't even get a sniff of it. Tough one.
  4. Klay

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    Switching to "twin-pontoon" is another way to get away from seaplane hull.
  5. Wallace

    Wallace Seat belt tight babe?

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    I gots to know....:ear

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  6. Jonnylotto

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    One off's should be worth extra points.
  7. scoon66

    scoon66 Who is the Coon?

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  8. GTomic

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    Arctic Tern aka EMSCO Arctic Tern 1932

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    Artic Tern (Again)

    "In the late 1960’s, the Type Certificates and tooling were bought by the newly formed Arctic Aircraft Company. Arctic Aircraft transformed the S-1B1 into a bush plane by upgrading structural elements of the fuselage, landing gear, and wings. This new aircraft, designated the S-1B2, was reconfigured with a Lycoming O-320 160 HP engine and 82” McCauley propeller for increased performance. The Model S-1B2 was Type Certificated in 1975, and came to be known as the Arctic Tern. Arctic Aircraft produced the Arctic Tern from 1975 until 1985."

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  9. Klay

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    Okay, clue: Unmanned, British, stealthy.
  10. GTomic

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    British CORAX UCAV

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  11. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    BAE Corax

    CORAX ISTAR SYSTEM DEMONSTRATOR

    The Corax programme proved that a modular design UAV was successful, the Corax air vehicle being a Raven body with wings. Corax is a multi-role ISTAR system demonstrator and was completed in 2005.

    The Corax system drew on the advanced flight control system from the Raven programme and was aimed at the manufacture of a high survivability strategic UAV system. Corax uses the same centre body design as Raven and composite wings manufactured at BAE Systems in Samlesbury, Lancashire.
  12. Klay

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  13. GTomic

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    To PackMule:

    Neener, neener, neener.
  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    How about an interesting plane to look at?
  15. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    Ancient Chinese Secret.

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  16. GTomic

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  17. street tracker

    street tracker High, wide, and handsome

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  18. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    But as long as I'm poking around.......

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  19. GTomic

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    Quote:
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    Bet that open cockpit was comfy in the winter.....

    I'm betting less than 20 seconds to ID this one....

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    Intended to launch from B-36 for fighter protection. Similar in concept to the small fighters launched and retrieved from the dirigibles Macon and Akron.
  20. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    Oops..... another gem

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