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Can you ID the aircraft from the shadow?

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:46 AM

Whoa... unicorn.  Hmm

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:01 AM

Rarely seen, yes.  But not fabled.  I can only speculate how it would have performed with that plexi nose cap and non area ruled fuselage.  Perhaps like many 1950s prototypes, it would have just hit the "sonic wall" and remained stubbornly subsonic.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:30 AM

OOh!

      Dats Purty, Me wants one ob dem!

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:30 PM

Tanker-Builder

OOh!

      Dats Purty, Me wants one ob dem!

 

TB, it's the Huma kit in 1/72.  But I think Huma is long gone.  Crying

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:35 PM

Holly molly, it is a rare thing. No wonder nobody guessed it. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:50 PM

Yeah, RealG!

      That would be my luck, BUT, some good pictures or drawings and I could scratch it! And the TreibFlugel could be a Volunteer!

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:59 PM

TB,

If you ever want to build the DFS-346, I can scan the 3-view off the instruction sheet.  I tend to keep them for some reason.  And there are photos on the Internet, but most are of models or illustrations.  There are a few actual photos of it hanging from a Tu-4.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:15 PM

So, who is posting the next shadow?

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 7:53 PM

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:07 PM

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Posted by Real G on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:09 PM

Eugene,

Sorry I have to end this one so quickly - it's a 1/48 scale Junkers Ju-287.   The '287 is a fan favorite of mine.  The 1/72 Huma kit is shown below.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:17 PM

It's ok!it does have a distinct profile!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:30 PM

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:57 PM

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:08 PM

Short sunderland

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:08 PM

Cutty Sark

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:13 PM

Eugene Rowe

 

Petlyakov Pe-3

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:23 PM

Close but it is made by Tupelove

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:24 PM

Nope

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:31 PM

TU-2

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John

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:38 PM

Yes

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 11:54 PM

Yes!  Pretty sure I got the Cutty Sark as well - still working on the 4 engine dude.

Here's mine - ignore the big ugly mitts ;)

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:31 AM

Hi Real G!

     Yeah. That would be nice. You can E-Mail them to gjgeracci846@gmail.com if you want. I certainly would love to add to what I call my "Weird" aircraft group. I even chopped a VolksWagen and a Piper years ago to do the "Aerocar" as proposed in  "Mechanix Illustrated". I don't know where the model of the body has gotten to but I still have the wings and trailer rack!

      At present I have two modified speed boat hulls Drying. Well, they're dry but they've been back burnered for now, I aim to build a model of one of the High Speed Ferries as used on the VOLGA in the Soviet Union.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:33 AM

Hmmm. That looks like either a Mavis or Emily to me.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:47 AM

Nope

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:46 AM

  Is it an A-39 AeroCobra

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:59 AM

Eugene Rowe

 

 

Cutty Sark or Flying Cloud?

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:17 AM

Sark 

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