Mystery aircraft

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  1. prworksnow

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    Does anyone know what aircraft this is and where the photo could have been taken? The date is probably between 1942 and 1945. Is the aircrart on a carrier?
     

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    It appears to have RAF Far East roundels on it.
     
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    I have enlarged the image. Now it should be better to notice more details...
     

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    It could be a Beechcraft Expeditor II as supplied to the Royal navy
     
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    Beech18 Bugsmasher or Expeditor
     
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    I think you both are right. It's the Beechcraft plane.
     
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    I agree. Looks like it's tied to a carrier deck so it could be anywhere.
     
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    The aircraft in the background (off the port wing) is marked "Royal Navy" and you can almost make out numbers below the text...
     
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    I wonder whether it's shown near to Gibraltar prior to leaving port?
     
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    Gibraltar popped in my mind as well.
     
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    Is that a SEAC roundel?
    Could a plane like the Beech land on a carrier?
     
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    No - it would be loaded by crane at a port somewhere and delivered.
     
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