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That's the one, Peter. Latvian designed and built, flew with Soviet markings after the Soviet occupation, then with German markings after the German invasion.

 

 

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And I erased the prefix lettering and everything.

Ok, how about this one - not overly successful either.

 

[ATTACH=full]44913[/ATTACH]

OK. It's been a cuppla hours. So here it is.

 

Grigorovich IP-4 (DG-53)

 

 

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Correct, Peter.

 

I think the IP-4 had four 45mm. cannons and the first prototype tried two 75mm. cannon. They say that's why the horizontal stabilizer is so high, to avoid the cannon gases.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

 

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OK I'm out. Beats me.

 

Looks very much like a Focke-Wulf Fw190, but the 190 doesnt have a bracing strut uder the tail.

 

 

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Interesting, Willie. When I googled I.A.R.81, I found your photo, only a mirror image. Funny the Image Search couldn't locate it. Looking at photos from other angles, it looks like the pilot could almost see the u/c under the wing.

 

 

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I'll have to fess up, Peter. I removed the markings and reversed the image to make it a bit trickier. So the image you found was the original.

 

Had a look at other photos, and I see what you mean about the undercarriage.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

 

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Started out as a high performance (for it's time) two place retractable under one name. Taken over, upgraded to four place under a different name. This is the four place. Enough hints.

 

 

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