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The identify the plane thread
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:45:52 PM »
I thought it might be useful to open such a thread if someone of our members has a photo in their collection and does not know which plane is on it.
I can say for myself it happens quite often for me  :-red

Today i had this one in the mailbox. I have hoped it could be a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter but im not very sure about it. Also i think its after war. The observer and pilot have some headsets on and the observer has something like an early radio or transmission device if i see it right  :-cool


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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 04:56:42 PM »
Maybe some Swedish construction?

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 05:09:56 PM »


Any idea? my guess was Avro504 type.

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 06:56:50 PM »
I thought it might be useful to open such a thread if someone of our members has a photo in their collection and does not know which plane is on it.
I can say for myself it happens quite often for me  :-red

Today i had this one in the mailbox. I have hoped it could be a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter but im not very sure about it. Also i think its after war. The observer and pilot have some headsets on and the observer has something like an early radio or transmission device if i see it right  :-cool

No problem kilian -sorry Wingman81 :-/, this plane is without error a sopwith
1/2 strutter
I am searching for the second one-Probably a training bi-place sopwith
-to be confirmed-
Cordialement
Bruno




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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 07:11:35 PM »

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 09:09:14 PM »
Thanks Bruno!!  :-cool Thats a good start for the serial # project. Ill post the information i have in the project thread on aerodrome.

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 11:49:36 PM »
Can someone tell me if this is a Nieuport 10? The plans i found online didnt help me that much.  :-wave

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 09:21:45 PM »
Hello kilian

This plane is not a Nieuport 10 but a Nieuport 12
You can recognize because of transparent covering on upper wing
The engine was a 110 hp clerget 9 Z-It was a two-seater observer plane with a Lewis machine gun fore the observer/gunner
Some times an other was mounted to the too of upper wing(dont think that is the case here,)-It is a French unit (roundels with sky blue in middle)
The nieuport 12bis  was same as N12 butwas fitted with a 130 hp clerget and  was recognizable because of its circular cowling

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 09:57:16 PM »
Hi Bruno.

:-wise  Thats very interesting. I had asked Kees in your absence and he told me it is a Nie10 because of the rectengular hole where the observer could fire above the propeller circle from front seat. The pale edge you see below the motor is a cut damage in the original photo. For his defense i must say he had a much smaller version of the photo to see.  :-green So you think from the motor and upper wing we can rule out a Nie10?

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 11:12:24 PM »

Very sorry Kilian-I think that Kees , our master in theaerodrome...
is right.
The hole of the Nieuport 12 is larger and recovered with a transparent panel-and the wing struts are inclined
I was mistaken by the fact we cnnot seen the gun through the hole
Sorry kilian

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 11:26:18 PM »
Ok no worries here mate, my problem was i couldnt find a good Nie12 picture where i could see the differences to the Nie10 or better i found some but mostly from the wrong angles  :-think

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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 12:09:00 AM »
 Here is a good site for nieuport
Nieuport 12 and 10 could been seen in front face

http://www.hydroretro.net/etudegh/les_nieuports_de_la_guerre.pdf
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Re: The identify the plane thread
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 12:14:31 AM »
Merci beaucoup  :-ok :-obey

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Unkown aircraft
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 08:28:01 PM »
Well is the next bit of research for my site, trying to find out what these two aircraft are.
They, as you can see are very large enlargements from a reconnaissance print take in 1944 flown by the USAAF 7th Photo group, location is unknown, so that makes the task even harder. Well it gives me something to do in the evenings  :))


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Re: Unkown aircraft
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 09:04:30 PM »
Look like the Mistel with Me262 on top.
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