Help! Can You Identify This Plane

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  1. Altaverner

    Altaverner New Member

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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    It looks like a DC6 or DC7.Do you know where and when it was taken?
     
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    Big Oar time.

    Is it a Sea Fury?

    However under the starboard wing appears a faint roundel, so it is a possibility for an RAF DC-6 / 7 transporter.
     
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    You've titled the photo..

    www.bighappyfunhouse..abomberfromthesun...

    Could you be having some fun with us?

    That is an enormous wingspan...

    [​IMG]

    Or something more rational...as Joe and K9Kiwi suggested..

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Altaverner

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    Hi Guys,

    Honestly, I don't know where this picture was taken or when. I wish I did...its a great little mystery. Just wanted to thank all of you for your feedback..you're awesome :)

    Have a nice day!

    Amber
     
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    The website in question is a site that posts "found" photos. The origins of the photos are never known. The site owner simply collects and posts the photos and leaves the commenters to discuss as they wish.

    Which is why the original poster and I are so interested in identifying the plane in the photo. Curiosity wont allow us to let go until it's figured out. ;)
     
  7. Graeme

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    Ahh..so we'll never know the when where why and..what?

    Then it could even be an elaborate model on a string?

    [​IMG]
     
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    My theory...
    ...is that there has never been an aircraft, flown, with four engines, a completely straight leading edge, tapered trailing edges and a wingspan that exceeds its length.

    Based on my theory, I believe the 'bomber from the sun' image is a clever fake.


    [​IMG]
     
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    What looks like a straight leading edge could possibly be an optical illusion brought on by a combination of tapered leading edge and dihedral. Just a thought.

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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    Could be a Douglas C-133
     
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    And a very good thought. I agree with you. And welcome to the forum.

    Could be. However, I personally don't think so. We'll never know.

    [​IMG]

    I think you were right the first time, it is a high altitude Sea Fury bomber!
    (K9Kiwi, we're going to have to stop this Sea Fury business at some stage soon, as no one will understand the joke!)

    [​IMG]
     
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