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1 hour ago, derekliston said:

Only company I can think of in UK that might have built something like that and only ten of them would be Britten Norman, but if it is, I can find nothing about it!

Not only 10.  Over 20 of them.  The 10 was the modified ju87 with jettisoning fixed gear.

 

to help - 26 in total built. 
 

next clue tomorrow 
 

 

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1 hour ago, kasper said:

Not only 10.  Over 20 of them.  The 10 was the modified ju87 with jettisoning fixed gear.

 

to help - 26 in total built. 
 

next clue tomorrow 
 

Can only find the Edgley Optica but 23 of them built apparently. No idea about jettisonable undercarriage though!

 

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Well done.  Yes. The short seamew.  A plane design hit repeatedly with the ugly stick and then given half the power it needed.   Whack a double mamba in the front and I think it would have had half a chance in its role

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A Quadruplane ...  obviously from the age when (wings) more is better..

Looks live two biplanes siamesed together with 4 wings and 2 elevators

A long distant from the plane they would develop..

Supermarine P.B.31E Nighthawk

 

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The desccription of the Apache's tail rotor I have seen is simply a 4 blade tail rotor. Although the two pairs of blades are not at right angles, they appear to be to one unit and do not counter-rotate. The machine in question has separate tail rotors at the end of two Vee shaped booms.

 

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I believe the odd spacing of the Apache's tail rotor reduces noise, similar to the odd blade spacing on some fenestrons.

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This is a photo of the S-56. It looks nothing like the image above. This aircraft is from around the same era, but is European. It was later modified to a conventional single tail rotor.

 

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Let's put this to rest. The machine I came across was a SNCASE SE-3110 or Sud-Est SE-3110,

a French two seat experimental helicopter with unusual twin, angled tail rotors, first flown in 1950. After brief tests SNCASE decided to concentrate on a closely related but single-tail-rotor design.

 

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Yep. The way to spot the difference from the Bf-109 is the higher placement of the exhausts, like the Spitfire. Bf-109 exhausts are below the propeller drive shaft.

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