Please Help Me Identify This Plane

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  1. Zed

    Zed New Member

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    Any help would be much appreciated. Sorry about the quality. Thanks!
     

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    I'm no expert but it looks an awful lot like the North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber to me.
     
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    Lockheed of some kind. Looks pre-war? The ID stars don't seem to have the WW2 flashes on them? Lockheed Harpoon / Ventura?

    The photo below shows that the one Zed posted is clearly a lockheed bomber OF SOME KIND.

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    Source: http://www.daveswarbirds.com

    Just which kind is the question.
     
  4. Zed

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    Thanks for the input! Here's another picture that might help.

    EDIT: These are graduation photos in '44, I believe.
     

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    I tried cleaning up your picture a little to see if I could find out anymore detail.

    This is the result.

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    I don't know if it helps in identifying the plane at all. :D

    Kiwimac
     
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    You can clearly see in the second photo that while the Dorsal turret mount is there, there appears to be no actual Turret

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    Mind you, the condition of these shots is appalling and anything could be hiding in there including the massed Highland Pipers!

    Kiwimac
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i would've said one of the beech trainers........
     
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    yeah but i forgot the name, but they look so damn familiar
     
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    Beech didn't have the twin rudders as does the first photo.

    Kiwimac
     
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    The picture whit the single plane is an Lockheed A-28 Hudson whit out the top turret or perhaps its an Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar and the picture whit those 2 plane is a Beech Model 18. You can clearly see that there a difference of number of side windows of those picture.
     
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    I'm going to suggest its the PV1 or 2 Ventura or Harpoon
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    The first one is a Hudson. The second ones are Electras...

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    You guys are awesome - thanks for the help!
     
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    Beat me to it, Joe. But I figured once I scrolled down, a former Lockheed guy should have caught it ;)
     
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    lockheed Hudson
     
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    yeah unfortunately that was confirmed in march and the guy that asked is long gone.....
     
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