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#11 Armand

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:19 PM

The only French engine of X-design to find is a Clerget from 1918, wich should be outdated at the late-interwar time of the MB-160 :-/

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:46 PM

I'm extremely curious about that X engine. Anyone have any ideas?



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 03:42 PM

The Bloch 160-series aircraft is indeed obscure as they all seem to have been prototypes only.
Sud-Est aviation was the factory to produce in seria, named Sud-Est (or S.E.) 161.
To me it seems that the war came in between and Bloch didn't exist in 1945 where S.E. took over.

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 04:13 PM

Extra points for people who guess the other aircraft in the background):3465663030633733.jpg

The shadow reveals four engines hence I'll say an Argosy even though it is rather late (1959) compared to the 16!
(Difficult posting to quote from, though!)

Edited by Armand, 10 July 2016 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:21 PM

Piper cub. :) The other one is too hard for me also. :wacko:


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:58 PM

Blackburn Beverley. The Brits have a strange way of naming aircraft. Nothing like their warships!



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:36 PM

Quoting myself:

(Extra points for people who guess the other aircraft in the background):

This was merely intended as joke, I didn't expect some of you take it for serious. I have to admit I don't know the little plane, it must be a French sports plane from the early 50s. But I know the big one...

 

The shadow reveals four engines hence I'll say an Argosy even though it is rather late (1959) compared to the 16!
(Difficult posting to quote from, though!)

Well, you yourself say it is not possible... I don't know if this is a landing light what the Argosy shows beneath its radar snout or just a window, but it is one-sided (only starboard):

27001853163_6277fe6fc9_o.jpg

 

Blackburn Beverley.

No Sir! Also the Beverley shows a distinctively different landing light configuration. We are in France, my dear Watson...

 

I'm extremely curious about that X engine. Anyone have any ideas?

Well, I don't know, airwar.ru doesn't mention it. Nor does Wikipedia. My old text of course also doesn't. Going to ask...

 

Regards, RT

 

 

 

 



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:38 PM

Blackburn Beverley.


The Beverly was My first thought too, mostly caused by the squared cross section of the fuselage. But the main undercarriage of the Beverly is of tandem-design, where this one (and the Argosy) have plain twin-wheels.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:40 PM

Quoting myself:

This was merely intended as joke, I didn't expect some of you take it for serious. I have to admit I don't know the little plane, it must be a French sports plane from the early 50s. But I know the big one...
 

Well, you yourself say it is not possible... I don't know if this is a landing light what the Argosy shows beneath its radar snout or just a window, but it is one-sided (only starboard):
27001853163_6277fe6fc9_o.jpg
 ...
 
Regards, RT


IIRC are the radar-snout of the Argosy later fitted, hence the early ones without :-/

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:42 AM

OK, here are the solutions:

 

The engine is an Arsenal 24H, something like a double-Jumo 213, if I understand correctly:

https://oldmachinepr...and-24h-tandem/

Thanks to forum.keypublishing.co.uk, they use to know such things.

 

The big aircraft in the background is a SNCAC NC 211 Cormoran.

https://en.wikipedia...ki/SNCAC_NC_211

Maybe they better had installed Arsenal 24H engines.

 

The small aircraft is possibly a Nord Norecrin or Noralpha.

 

 

Regards, RT


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