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Seventy plus years of being an aeroplane nut helps! Memory goes back to seeing the Bristol Brabazon fly over Edinburgh. Add to that a bookshelf full of reference books and you have your answer!

And for those of us not into 70 years of being a nut ... 40 years + reference library + a job years while at Uni watching hundreds of hours of film and building an index to the archive - getting paid

Yes, Googles algorithms find virtually everything that has ever been posted for public display. And I've spent 20 yrs fine-tuning my internet searching abilities.   As a little thread drift

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This was a trick question. The plane is a US aircraft modified and painted to look like a Val for movies and airshows. It is actually a Consolidated Vultee BT-13A. Google the rego N56478 for more.

 

 

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This was a trick question. The plane is a US aircraft modified and painted to look like a Val for movies and airshows. It is actually a Consolidated Vultee BT-13A. Google the rego N56478 for more.

Sneaky bugger  

Was it one of the group built for Tora Tora Tora ?

 

One of the ‘Zero’ replicas built for that movie was at Caboolture for a while some years ago. It was registered as VH-ZRO at the time.

 

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The first one is an Avro York. The second is an Avro Lancaster B.II with Bristol Hercules engines (300 built).

 

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Please note - this is NOT part of the quiz, it is a photo supplied by Phil Perry seeking identification of the plane parked outside to the left of the Republic Seabee in the photo attached. I have no idea.

 

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What we can see of the tail fin is tiny, the canopy is replaced by plastic. Maybe someone had access to a lot of aircraft scrap and made up a pretend aeroplane. It looks like a bitsa; bits of this, bits of that...

 

 

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Given that the wingtip is missing, it's quite likely that part of the tail is too. I'm sure you're right, right down to the exhaust? just ahead of the canopy. The F+W C-3605, nicknamed Schlepp ("Tug") or "Alpine Anteater", was a target towing aircraft operated by the Swiss Air Force from 1971–1987. (Wiki)

 

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