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Reply #1208 - Jun 23rd, 2017 at 10:03pm

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Sorry guy's, Ill look up an a/c fast.

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Reply #1207 - Jun 17th, 2017 at 4:50am

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Thats the one Bigrip 74!

The one shown was the sole example operated by the New Zealand Air Force

Serial -c/n- Fate L3 A17/3 The third of the twelve SARO Cutty Sarks to be built, this aircraft's first flight was at Cowes, Isle of Man on 03 March 1930. Final inspection approval was granted 10 March 1930. Aircraft was dismantled and packed in crates and left for New Zealand aboard "SS Mataroa" on 14 March 1930. Arrived Auckland 10 May 1930 and barged to Hobsonville. Assembled between the 16 and 28 May 1930 and taken on first flight in New Zealand by Squadron Leader Isitt at 10 a.m. on 14 June 1930. Witdrawn from service on 01 June 1934 with total flying time of 92 hours 10 minutes, for extensive overhaul. Test flown after overhaul on 13 and 14 November 1934. Final flight 23 November 1936 after which the aircraft was stripped for inspection. It was considered to be beyond repair and written off. Used as instructional airframe from 1937 and scrapped at Hobsonville in late 1930s. During it's service career L3 logged a total of 221 Hours and 5 minutes flying time.
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Reply #1206 - Jun 17th, 2017 at 12:52am

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Reply #1205 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 10:48pm

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Close, but no cigar!
 

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Reply #1204 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:41pm

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No doubt a British flying boat...probably a Saunders Roe early boat.  I like the looks of her!
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Reply #1203 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:20pm

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Kiwi, it is a Saunders Roe A.19  Cloud.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saro_Cloud
 

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Reply #1202 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 7:26pm

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By the way, the Beech C-45 is the Expiditer.
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Reply #1201 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 7:22pm

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OK, how about this rather cute little flying boat?
 

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Reply #1200 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 5:06pm

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Here are some low-def and small pix copped from the Google cloud.  As far as I can determine they are of an actual BE-M18R.

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Reply #1199 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 4:32pm

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Btw, a Beech model 45 is the T-34 Mentor. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_T-34_Mentor

Don't believe everything that is in the 'fake news'  Smiley even wiki.  However, wiki does their best to keep their stuff correct.

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Reply #1198 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 3:52pm

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Correct, Ian.  The replica is a Beech M18R,

http://www.goodall.com.au/beech18-production/beech18-part-1.pdf

Page 15,  construction #379

XY-AAL was the civil registration number on the Beech M18R while based in Burma(Myanmar).

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Reply #1197 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 2:52pm

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So it is apparently a Beech-45 converted to represent the Beech AT-11 M-18R belonging to Chennault of Flying Tigers fame.
from: http://kedm.org/post/warbird-restored-chennault-museum-unveils-ww-ii-bomber#stre...
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A piece of aviation history has been restored. The Chennault Aviation & Military museum’s aircraft restoration group unveiled the Beech AT-11 M-18R in a ceremony at the Chennault hangar Thursday.   The restored 1944 Navy plane, originally a Beech-45, was converted into the warbird.  Restoration Director Jerry Smith located the aircraft more than a decade ago.  "I found it at the Reserve (La.) Airport.  It was totally disassembled, we moved it up here, and began to put back together," he said. The plane was secured by a donation from Sidney White.  Volunteers and supporters gave thousand of man hours in restoring the light World War II bomber. Smith says the Beech 18’s connection to Gen. Claire Chennault was an inspiration during the project. "It was given to him by Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek.  He had six, gave one to Chennault.  He used it to support the P-40's, the Flying Tigers, in China.  His pilot, he flew supplies to the Chinese between combat missions," said Smith. The plane will be on public display in the field next to the Chennault hangar.

I think that Kiwi has this one. I was way too far off.
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Reply #1196 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 1:58pm

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Good replies, Ian and Kiwi.  The airframe used for the construction of the replica of the mystery plane was from a Navy Beech 18.  The gentleman showing me the plane mentioned the Navy designation as a SNB5.  The mystery plane was built some years earlier than the airframe used for the replica so they had to make some improvisations and guesses in the replica's construction.

Geoff Goodall lists the mystery plane in his warbird directory (Beech 18 - prewar  civial and military serials list). 

Pic of our hospitable and informative guide and a couple more of the mystery plane.

Al
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Reply #1195 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 4:41am

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Looks more like a Beech Kansan than an Expediter
 

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Reply #1194 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 1:35am

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Looks like a Beechcraft Model 18, exported as the Beech Expeditor 3NM
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