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  • wilkofife
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    • Sep 2010
    • 446

    Could you chaps give me a date on this one ? It appears to have escaped all the normal reference sources! (Unless, of course, it is called something else as well......)

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    • avion ancien
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      • Aug 2007
      • 5196

      Two very poor images of a rather obscure aeroplane.
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      • Moze
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        • Sep 2010
        • 660

        Originally posted by wilkofife View Post
        Could you chaps give me a date on this one ? It appears to have escaped all the normal reference sources! (Unless, of course, it is called something else as well......)
        Found a note-

        “Long-nosed Comanche 400 is owned by Garrett-AiResearch, and powered by their TPE 331 turboprop engine. Company pilot Jack Womack flew it to a new altitude record for light turboprop aircraft, reaching 41,320 feet in 70-min.”

        SOURCE: Air Progress September 1968 (pg 12-13)




        As far as aa's grainy mess goes, that tail looks like something from Farman. Just a gut reaction though.
        Last edited by Moze; 18th February 2013, 22:55.

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        • avion ancien
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          • Aug 2007
          • 5196

          Yes, they are a grainy mess. But I've never seen better images! And no, it isn't a Farman. It's from a manufacturer far more obscure and working in much smaller numbers!

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          • wilkofife
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            • Sep 2010
            • 446

            But still French ????

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            • avion ancien
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              • Aug 2007
              • 5196

              Mais bien sr!

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              • Moze
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                • Sep 2010
                • 660

                Here is a wild throw at the dart board...something called a Dejouy 4 BA?

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                • avion ancien
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                  • Aug 2007
                  • 5196

                  Sorry, Moze, it's not a Dejouy 4 BA - whatever that may be!

                  In view of the poor quality of the only images that I have of this 'wot plane', maybe I can help by trying to paint a picture in words. This 'wotplane' was the handiwork of an amateur although, I would suggest, a gifted one. The frame and wings of this two seat, parasol wing monoplane were constructed of duralumin tubing. The forward fuselage was metal covered with fabric covering aft of the cockpit. It seems that the wings were fabric covered. It was powered by a 50 cv Anzani driving a Merville propellor. Its wingspan was 11.30 m; the length 6.55 m; the all up weight 571 kg; and the range 400 km. I hope that this helps you.
                  Last edited by avion ancien; 19th February 2013, 18:39. Reason: Adding information to assist.

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                  • Moze
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                    • Sep 2010
                    • 660

                    Thanks for the clues but it has not helped. I'm guessing there is next to nothing on the net on this one!

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                    • avion ancien
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2007
                      • 5196

                      The answer to your question, Moze, is - absolument rien!

                      This 'wot plane' dates from 1932. If it helps - which I'm inclined to doubt - it was shown at the Fte Arinne at Orly on 15/16 May that year, the display pilot being M. Brabant. I've yet to ascertain whether it was registered and, if so, what its registration mark was. Nor have I found any record of it subsequent to 1932.

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                      • avion ancien
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                        • Aug 2007
                        • 5196

                        I regret to say that I haven't a great deal more concerning this 'wot plane' to offer by way of a second clue. The best I can do is to post the aeroplane's specification from the article about it in the contemporary French aeronautical press.
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                        • Moze
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                          • Sep 2010
                          • 660

                          White flag goes up here.

                          Anyone else?

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                          • wilkofife
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                            • Sep 2010
                            • 446

                            Ditto....

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                            • avion ancien
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                              • Aug 2007
                              • 5196

                              Ah well, this one was just too obscure. It was the 1932 Peitz Avionette. Here's a copy of the article about it in L'avion of that year. So now, in accordance with the rules, it's open house, ladies and gentlemen!
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                              • Moze
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Sep 2010
                                • 660

                                Well that sure was a rarity. Nice find aa.


                                How about this watercraft?

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                                • wilkofife
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2010
                                  • 446

                                  Surely a Dornier Wal ??

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                                  • Moze
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2010
                                    • 660

                                    Yep! This is a license built Kawasaki version.

                                    Fire away Mr. Fife-

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                                    • wilkofife
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Sep 2010
                                      • 446

                                      Here's a rangy number -
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                                      • wout
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                                        • Jan 2009
                                        • 507

                                        Hi Mike
                                        Is your picture "mirrored" ?. I have seen the person being right handed.
                                        BTW a nice and rare one, the aircraft !

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                                        • wilkofife
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Sep 2010
                                          • 446

                                          'mirrored' ? No idea what you are talking about...

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