Powerplant identification

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  1. Graeme

    Graeme Well-Known Member

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    The Web quiz site states you can use any source!

    What is this engine and what aircraft does it belong to?

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    Not sure what it is but it looks like the picture is upside down. Looks better this way
     

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    Interesting...Three exhaust stacks. Does that necessarily mean 6-cyl? What's the purpose of the little winglet? Answer 'reveals' itself at midnight (AEST) Monday.
     
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    Revealed last night as a MiG-3...(?)...(original photo was the correct orientation Micdrow, but thanks for trying).
     
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    Interesting, I was betting on A british aircraft
     
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    Need your help, again. Please.
    Same scenario.

    This Japanese aircraft 'can' be identified (according to the site). I don't know if this is an engine identification plate or one that identifies the aircraft. I can see a '99' which could be Type 99. If so, could be a Ki-48 or Ki-55?

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    Don't quote me on this but I believe this is a fuselage data stencil. This goes way back to when I studied Japanese aircraft in detail.

    I believe that 3114 is the serial number. From the look of the numbers shape and spacing I believe this was built at a Nakajima Plant. All there stencil numbers where around 30mm in height. The Mitsubishi stencils have a different cut out pattern for some of the numbers.

    The third line I believe is for the date which I believe is December 5th, 1940.

    I will try and dig out and dust off some of my info on Japanese aircraft and see if I can find any more info.
     
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    Thanks Micdrow. But remember, it's just a Quiz,- I don't want you tearing your house apart looking for the answer!

    AviaQuiz - Name That Plane!
     
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    All my stuff is in the basement so if I make a mess its not as bad :oops:
     
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    My wife is Japanese. When she gets home from work I'll ask her to translate.
     
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    Micdrow, the answer was revealed as the Aichi D3A Val (Type 99).

    If you're still interested, this is their next one. This must be 'closer to home'. I was thinking B-17, B-24?

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    Well, let's see - 2 row wngine, so the R1820's out.
    No rocker boxes on the heads, so sleeve valves.
    So - not American.
    Exhaust leads forward to a collector ring that's the cowl nose - Bristol Hercules.
    Top of nacelle even with leading edge of wing -
    My bet;s that it's a Lancaster Mk II.

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    I dont believe there are any surviving Lancaster B.IIs.

    The only surviving Lancasters are:

    Lancaster B I R5868 "S-Sugar"

    PA474 of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

    FM213 of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

    Lancaster B I W4783 "G-George"

    Lancaster Mk 10AR KB839

    Lancaster B VII NX611 "Just Jane"

    Lancaster B VII NX622

    Lancaster B VII NX664

    Lancaster B VII NX665

    Lancaster B X FM104

    Lancaster B X FM159

    Lancaster Mk 10P FM212

    Lancaster B X KB 944

    And 4 others that are not B.IIs.
     
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    Turns out it was a Handley Page Halifax. Thanks for your efforts.
     
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    Is the quiz site still active?
     
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    It was AviaQuiz Chris...

    AviaQuiz - Name That Plane!

    ...they just seem to have less images of engines/powerplants these days.
     
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