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Reply #1266 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 8:12pm

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Thats the "Colditz thingy" was part of an escape attempt for two people from the Colditz POW Camp Oflag IV-C whereby it would be launched from the attic Using a bath tub full of rubble as a launching weight and fly off across the the River Mulde and land on the other side, the Castle was liberated before the attempt was made.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colditz_thingy
Saw a large model of it when I visited the Castle in 1996
Silly website won't let me use the proper name. It was named after a male fowl (starting Co**)but the site keeps changing it ti "thingy" Feel sorry for any poultry lovers out there!
 

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Reply #1265 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 4:47pm

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OK, this is an historic aircraft. A 'one off' that never flew for a very important reason. And, this is the only known photo of the original.
ian
 

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Reply #1264 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 2:01am

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Well done, it was one of those "planes of tomorrow" so beloved of Popular Mechanics and was aimed at the post war market which never materialised. Company went bankrupt in 1949 waiting for tomorrow. Only 2 were built
 

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Reply #1263 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 1:05am

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Puget Pacific Wheelair see: http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/puget_wheelair.php AKA Wheelair IIIA
(designed and built in the Pacific Northwest)
ian
 
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Reply #1262 - Aug 19th, 2017 at 6:13pm

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looks like Stancek hasn't got one for us so how about this one?
 

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Reply #1261 - Jul 26th, 2017 at 10:30am

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Yes Stancek...that's it.  Have you got another mystery plane for us?
Tom
 

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Reply #1260 - Jul 26th, 2017 at 7:04am

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Reply #1259 - Jul 25th, 2017 at 2:33pm

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My bad...let's run with Kiwi's...
This reminds me of the Short Seamew
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Reply #1258 - Jul 24th, 2017 at 5:51pm

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While we are waiting for Tom's contribution here is another ugly one for you all.
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Reply #1257 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:16pm

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Thats it.

The Saro A.33 was built to the same Air Ministry Specification (R.2/33) as the Short Sunderland - calling for a long-range reconnaissance and patrol flying-boat. The contract for one prototype (K4773) was placed in 1934-35 and construction started late in 1936. The A.33 was completed in September 1938 and the first taxi-ing trials were carried out on 10th, 11th and 12th October. On 14th October the A.33 was airborne for the first time, at an all-up-weight of 31,000 lb. After some half a dozen flights, K4773 was seriously damaged through "porpoising" at high-speed in the Solent. As the result of a heavy hull/water impact, the fabric-covered, all-metal wing failed in torsion at a position in line with the inner starboard Perseus. The starboard wing then twisted about the single main spar and the starboard inner airscrew ripped into the hull and sponson, while detached structure damaged the tail assembly. As the damage was above the water-line, the A.33 did not sink and it was towed back to the East Cowes slipway.
This unique British example of the sponson flying-boat was not repaired
The wing failed after the aircraft hit the wake of a Southampton ferry while on a take-off run, the A.33 began to porpoise severely,
porpoising was a problem with the aircraft, the A.33 leapt into the air and came down out of control in a stalled condition. At impact
the wing failed in torsion at a point inline with the starboard inner engine which caused the starboard leading edge to pivot around
the single-spar driving the propeller into the fuselage and sponson, missing designer Henry Knowler by inches.
 

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Reply #1256 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:25pm

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Tough picture to tell exact specifications but I believe it's the Saunders-Roe A.33
Tom
 

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Reply #1255 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:57pm

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Perhaps I need to slow down to give others a shot?
 

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Reply #1254 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:04pm

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Yep it's the spartan cruiser!  Well done. Smiley
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Reply #1253 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:07am

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WOW! Smiley kiwi, I was still looking for a junkers.
 

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Reply #1252 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:19am

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Spartan Cruiser?
 

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