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I served on a few airbases and for some reason these aircraft always drew my attention more than the others. No matter where I stood they always seemed to be looking at me.^_^

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I saw a lot of these during my service too, Brett.  Most were on approach to Norfolk Naval Station, coming over the piers, or approaching USS America while the destroyer I was on was plane-guarding for them.  Our usual position was about a mile directly behind them.  We never had to fish anyone out of the drink while I was there.  

 

John

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2 hours ago, Holdit said:

It goes to show how not seeing the whole picture can fool you...I thought it was photographed from the back! :th_blush:

 

That would make for a very interesting refueling procedure.  :D;) 

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Andrew won the A6 one so he's got the ball.  I expect we'll see a really hard one from him sometime this evening.

 

John

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To kick it off for 2018 and following John's suggestion of only providing portions of the aircraft from which to try and identify it.

 

Guess the Aircraft - 2018-01.jpg

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6 hours ago, dodgy-alan said:

Curtiss-Wright Caravan

 

I clearly revealed too much of the fuselage. :D Curtiss-Wright C-76 Caravan it is.

 

Over to you Alan.

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11 hours ago, Andrew Godden said:

 

I clearly revealed too much of the fuselage. :D Curtiss-Wright C-76 Caravan it is.

 

Over to you Alan.

Thanks Andrew. It was that fin that gave it away. 

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10 hours ago, Andrew Godden said:

Obviously, my answer was nothing to crow about.

The Video shows that those things actually can fly! 

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But can it lay an egg?

 

I've seen photos of that one before but don't know what it is or where it's based.  Such poor taste in flying objects is more commonly seen in the hot air balloon genre, though there are exceptions like this one.

 

John

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I'll bite, it's known as the Aero'Polo IIRC.

It looks like it is a custom one of a kind homebuilt around the Waterman Aeromobile model, but only very loosely.

 

I think I found the builder's Facebook page: Daniel Beltrame.

 

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I thought I saw that bird :rolleyes: around somewhere, good job Matt.:thum:

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Matt,

 

I'll beg to differ on both the designer and aircraft name.

 

I think you will find the designer was Ottone Baggio and the aircraft is the Baggio Il Gallo. Gallo being Italian for rooster, and the aircraft does the regular airshow circuit in Italy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baggio_Il_Gallo

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Yep, and since it's a rooster, it shouldn't be able to lay an egg.

 

John

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