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Old 05-14-2011, 05:00 PM
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It actually landed no faster than most of its contemporarys
The manufacterer produced several successful designs used in another 20th century conflict
Old 05-15-2011, 06:31 AM
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Actual landing speed 49 mph
Used in the Middle East arena of combat
Old 05-15-2011, 05:07 PM
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First World War
Old 05-15-2011, 05:13 PM
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Bristol M.1?
Old 05-15-2011, 05:19 PM
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excellent the floor is yours
Old 05-15-2011, 05:25 PM
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Bristol M-1c considered by some as one of the best fighters built by Great Britain during World War 1. Relegated to service in the Middle East due to official predjudice against monoplanes. Claimed to land too fast but it landed at 49 mph which wasn't too different than many of other fighters of it's time.
Old 05-15-2011, 05:50 PM
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What do I describe?

First World War Aircraft:
-This unique aircraft had difficulty taking off due to a tail-high stance on the ground
-It also sported a very inneficiant airfoil section that was specific to the type
Old 05-16-2011, 03:56 AM
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What do I describe?

First World War Aircraft:
-This unique aircraft had difficulty taking off due to a tail-high stance on the ground
-It also sported a very inneficiant airfoil section that was specific to the type
-Only one built, testing began in 1916, ending in 1918 when the aircraft crashed.
-Powered by a 110 hp Clerget rotary engine
Old 05-16-2011, 10:57 AM
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First World War Aircraft:
-This unique aircraft had difficulty taking off due to a tail-high stance on the ground
-It also sported a very inneficiant airfoil section that was specific to the type
-Only one built, testing began in 1916, ending in 1918 when the aircraft crashed.
-Powered by a 110 hp Clerget rotary engine 
-In 1917, another set of wings was added, making it a type that is much more uncommon
-It was built as a fighter
-The names of the aircraft works and aircraft designer were all very similar being pronounced the same but spelt differently. 
Old 05-16-2011, 11:29 AM
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First World War Aircraft:
-This unique aircraft had difficulty taking off due to a tail-high stance on the ground
-It also sported a very inneficiant airfoil section that was specific to the type
-Only one built, testing began in 1916, ending in 1918 when the aircraft crashed.
-Powered by a 110 hp Clerget rotary engine 
-In 1917, another set of wings was added, making it a type that is much more uncommon
-It was built as a fighter
-The names of the aircraft works and aircraft designer were all very similar being pronounced the same but spelt differently. 
-The wingspan was progressively decreased as the design was modified

Old 05-16-2011, 12:00 PM
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OK how about an AVRO?...not sure which model yet
Old 05-16-2011, 02:55 PM
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Nope. Not an Avro product...

Keep guessing!
Old 05-16-2011, 03:26 PM
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Wight quadraplane?
Old 05-16-2011, 04:23 PM
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Yup!

Built by J S White & Co on the isle of Wight by designer Howard Wright, the Quadruplane was a prototype fighter meant to be armed with two 7.6 mm guns. Over the course of development, it had the addition of wings, changing chord, aileron locations, fuselage dimensions and landing gear location. It was a bit of a disaster and no orders came from the program. 

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/wight_quadruplane.php

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Amazing they kept in business that long....

I'm looking for a pilot:

1. He was his nations highest scoring pilot at the time.
2. His score was likely much higher than that officially recognised.
Old 05-16-2011, 05:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: SimonCraig1

Amazing they kept in business that long....

I'm looking for a pilot:

1. He was his nations highest scoring pilot at the time.
2. His score was likely much higher than that officially recognised.
Albert Ball. He often flew alone, very probably scored victories not witnessed, and often did not make official claims for aircraft he believed he had shot down. Thanks; Ernie P.


Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English First World War fighter pilot and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British or Commonwealth armed forces. At the time of his death, he was the leading Allied ace with forty-four victories, and second only to Manfred von Richthofen ('the Red Baron') among all First World War aces. He remained the United Kingdom's fourth highest-scorer, behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy.
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I'll vote for Mannock
Old 05-17-2011, 12:43 AM
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I'll vote for Mannock
I suppose any of the "loners" (even Richthofen in his early days) would fill the bill. How about Guynemer? Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 05-17-2011, 09:58 AM
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Sorry for the delay... Hawaii Time and all that

So... right era but no right answer so far!

I'm looking for a pilot:

1. He was his nations highest scoring pilot at the time.
2. His score was likely much higher than that officially recognised.
3. His first victory was using a combat technique that was also used by his compatriots in the early stages of a later conflict...
4. He died in a flying accident during an airshow.
Old 05-17-2011, 12:13 PM
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I'm looking for a pilot:

1. He was his nations highest scoring pilot at the time.
2. His score was likely much higher than that officially recognised.
3. His first victory was using a combat technique that was also used by his compatriots in the early stages of a later conflict...
4. He died in a flying accident during an airshow.
5. Many considered it a suicide to protest against political developments.
6. His combat victories (except the first) were in Nieuports though his final command was with a Sopwith Camel squadron
Old 05-17-2011, 01:18 PM
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Alexander Kazakov- Russia's highest scoring ace. 
Old 05-17-2011, 01:44 PM
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Alexander Kazakov- Russia's highest scoring ace is correct!

I'm looking for a pilot:

1. He was his nations highest scoring pilot at the time. with 20 creditied victories.
2. His score was likely much higher than that officially recognised. Unofficially he shot down 32 German and Austro-Hungarian planes, although his official tally is only 20 because only planes crashed in Russian-held territory were counted.
3. His first victory was using a combat technique that was also used by his compatriots in the early stages of a later conflict... Ramming an aircraft. The Red Airforce resorted to this in the early stages of the Nazi invasion of Russia as their aircraft were hopelessly unmatched.
4. He died in a flying accident during an airshow.
5. Many considered it a suicide to protest against political developments.
6. His combat victories (except the first) were in Nieuports though his final command was with a Sopwith Camel squadron flying against the Bolsheviks in 1918-19.

With 20 victories, he resigned his commission in January 1918 and joined the British Joint Military forces at Murmansk in June. Promoted to the rank of Major, he commanded the Slavo-British air detachment at Benezniky and continued flying combat missions until he was again wounded in January 1919. In March, he returned to duty but became deeply depressed by the withdrawal of British forces from Russia in the summer of 1919. On the evening of 1 August 1919, ignoring an invitation to a farewell dinner for British pilots, he took off in a Sopwith only to crash to his death a few moments later. Having watched Kozakov pull a loop at low altitude and stall the plane, Ira Jones concluded the Russian Ace of Aces "brought about his own death and staged it in the most dramatic manner."

rivas8409 you are up!


Old 05-17-2011, 04:57 PM
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Great story, Thansks for the info.. !! Yup, them tricky Camels
Old 05-18-2011, 10:40 AM
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What aircraft?

1)  Designed as a fighter, this aircraft's unusual design looks like it should not be able to fly.
2)  The aircraft design firm made history by also building an aircraft that was the first to take off from an aircraft carrier.
3)  Early specifications promised the ability to perform a specific maneauver that no other fixed wing aircraft could while having a high top speed.

Old 05-18-2011, 09:41 PM
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The first aircraft to fly off a ship was Curtiss. Not sure that counts as a carrier, though. But a Curtiss that does not look flyable?

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