Looking for this plane

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  1. 172

    172 New Member

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    I saw this plane in a hanger near where I work and im trying to
    figure out what the name of it is called and what it was used for.
    so here's the specs I hope you guys can help. post pictures and
    i'll let you know if I recognize it. First person to tell me what it is
    Gets a gold star!!

    SPECS: Low wing
    Twin Radial engines on each wing.
    Tricical landing gear below engines one on the nose.
    Long pointy nose with thin cockpit. looked like 4 cannons front.
    Landing gear looked pretty high.

    It almost looked like a mig with two radial engines. ahh I wish I new what
    it was called! but that's all the information that I can remember about it.


    Ps. im new to forums. Im a pilot from Victoria Canada.
     
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    there are many planes i can think of which are like that, please be more specific
     
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    ahh dangit I cant be. it was a large tricical landing gear plane
    with radial engines. I really cant be more specific I was hopeing
    people could show pictures even if there are a few.

    I know the nose is really pointy and sticks out past the radial engines
    and had 2 gun slits on each side of the nose


    There isnt alot of Twin Radial engine planes with single canopy
    cockpit and tall tricical landing gear.....
     
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    there is alot to me...
    were the Rings round or squared off? how many propeller blades? how many vertical tail fins?
     
  5. 172

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    okay show me a few. Please :D
     
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    btw it looks like what kind of MiG?
     
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    nvm the mig It looks more like that A26 invader
     
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    so the single canopy was like the ones you see in B-17s or DC-3s? or the ones you see pn a Mustang?
     
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    Like that of a Mustang or more like a messerschmitt, didnt have a bubble
    canopy.
     
  12. loomaluftwaffe

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    was it an American plane?
     
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    I dont know, they're rebuilding it so all the paint was stripped. I'll be able
    to find out on monday, but I was hopeing to find out before than.
     
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    nope it had 2 inset gun ports on each side of the nose.
     
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    some German planes look like they have radial engines when actually it is an inline engine with an annular radiator
    kinda like this one
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    The engine cowlings where off so I could tell it was radial.
    But it does kinda look like that. but not it
     
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    maybe a grumman F7F Tigercat
     
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    it it low wing?
     
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