Identify This Plane?

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  1. Kittyhawk

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    I have an idea, but I want to hear what you all think.
     
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    Looks a little bit like a Beaufighter
     
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    Ok, now that you say it, I can see that. I was thinking of something from the other side of the channel.
     
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    The Me410 has a longer, thinner fuselage and the canopy rises above the fuselage. Add to that, the wings and tail have a different shape.
    Another consideration would be the Fw187, but the overall image shown really doesn't bear that out.
     
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    Beaufighter, or Mk1 Blenheim. Fin shape, wings and overall fuselage shape are decidedly Bristol design.
     
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    My initial thought was an He111, though there does appear to be a hint of a nose. Forward sweep of the wing doesn't really match any of the possibilities exactly.
     
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    Nothing like a He-111. The wing shape is entirely different, the fuselage is a totally different shape, as are the engines, and the fin and rudder are most certainly not a Heinkel design
    It's a rough rendition, but very definitely a Bristol aircraft.
     
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    New info! The artist just verified the inspiration was indeed the Bristol Beaufighter. So, at least I don't have to wonder if it's a depiction of a German medium-range bomber on the mural outside of the Montessori!
     

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    I vote Blenheim Mk.I.


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    Er .... the artist says it's a Beaufighter.
     
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    Yep...I would say the nose shape as well.

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    Beaufighter. All Blenheim nose datums project forward of the nacelles. The earliest Blenheim nose, though short, still projected ahead of the prop hubs.
     
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    Now, how would an artist know one type of aeroplane from another, Terry?! :)
     
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    That's easy - he reads the title on the box the model came in, the one he uses to get the shape wrong !
     
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    The boxart must have been from 50'. :lol:
     
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    Hopefully the artist wasn't using an Osprey book! :lol:
     
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    Also I hope he isn't one of the artists working for the Osprey.:lol:
     
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    Hello
    I am the secretary of the no 46 Sqn Association and I was fascinated by your Beaufighter model. We are holding our 100th consecutive Reunion Dinner. I hope to have a model of all the aircraft flown by the Squadron on the tables. I was wondering if we could borrow your model? We will of course pay for postage. Look forward to hearing from you. My email address is [email protected]. Our web site is www.46squadron.org.
    Regards
    Dougie Barr
     
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    Hi Dougie,

    Do you mean this model ?
    If so, let me know and I'll get in touch.
    Cheers,

    Terry.


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