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Old 09-23-2019, 07:56 AM
Ernie P.
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No correct answers thus far, but I'll toss in a couple of extra clues as well as the regularly scheduled afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird do I describe?

1. Single seat fighter.

2. A relatively short service life.

3. Although that wasn’t uncommon during the period.

4. And a foreign government continued to operate the type for another ten years after it was retired by the country that developed it.

5. The first aircraft of its type for the service that operated it.

6. It went into service more than five years after its first flight.

7. This was due to a number of issues; a major one being handling difficulties.

8. After its long gestation period, it served for only three years in front line service.

9. Designed and produced by a famous manufacturer.

10. The fuselage was a new design.

11. Although the wings were a design originally intended for an earlier aircraft.