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  • Duggy
    Flight SIM Pilot

    Aircraft ID ?

    Came across this?
    But I keep drawing a blank?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Hooligan
    Rank 4 Registered User

    #2
    Reminds me of a Schneider trophy racer - not sure where my copy of the Speed Seekers is but I think there is a clue in there.

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    • Malcolm McKay
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #3
      Gloster II.

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      • Sabrejet
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #4
        It's a Mars I Bamel (as photo caption).

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        • Malcolm McKay
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          We're both right.

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          • Lynx815
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            This photo is in Putnams Gloster Aircraft since 1917 and is of the Mars I. The caption states G-EAXZ at Sunningend, prepared for its successful attempt on the British speed record in December 1921. It has wheel fairings, a completely cowled Lion engine, single Lamblin radiator and a high-gloss finish.

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            • MFowler
              Rank 3 Registered User

              #7
              So that's the radiator underneath?

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              • antoni
                Rank 5 Registered User

                #8
                Did it have a periscope?

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                • Lingo Dog
                  Rank 1 Registered User

                  #9
                  Only when submerged.... :-)

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                  • Duggy
                    Flight SIM Pilot

                    #10
                    Thanks gentlemen,
                    I thought it said "Camel", and not "Bamel", but what an interesting machine.
                    Sorry for the late reply!

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                    • John Aeroclub
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #11
                      It was designed by Harry Folland. I believe that the Mars 1 got the nickname Bamel after some wag said it looked as if a Bear was riding a Camel.

                      John

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                      • pogno
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #12
                        Henry not Harry Folland
                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Folland

                        Richard
                        "Where are you from?"
                        "America" Somebody laughed politely.

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                        • Old Fokker
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #13
                          Designed and built in three weeks apparently and relying heavily on parts of the Nieuport Nighthawk (Gloster bought Nieuport in 1920).

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                          • John Aeroclub
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #14
                            British Nieuport just to be correct. Harry is a diminutive of Henry and that was from the Putnam

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