what is this plane and about when????

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  1. billrc

    billrc New Member

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    I need to know what this is and about when. I know this is not the place for it but you guys i have been a huge help in the past
     

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    Nope mate, this is the right place! 8)

    Woah thats some weird looking aircraft..Ill look around for ya 8)
     
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    Yes for sure a hard one. :(
     
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    Can I ask where you got them from? It might prove useful..
     
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    That is all i have. It is part of a question and answer thing i have for a project. I have one more pic i will attach
     

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    The only other hint i have as to what it is.

    "This one was sort of famous in it's day, more for what it was going to do than what it ever did. It was a big one at that time in aviation history."
     
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    Do you happen to know what country those photos were taken in?
     
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    No sorry i wish i knew.
     
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    I cant find anything short of looking through every picture on www.1000aircraft photos.com :lol: Lets hope GermansRGeniuses sees this thread, hes bound to have an idea..
     
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    I think it might be one of Caproni's planes. Not quote me on this, it's just my initial feeling on it.
     
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    The hull looks to be an actual boat, complete with bowsprit, for cryin' out loud! One thing for sure, the guy who designed that hull wasn't responsible for wiring those tin can wing floats out there! Nice V-8 engine, though: note the single pushrod-rocker arm assembly for both valves, a common practice back then. It has an Italian air about it, somehow.
     
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    Good hunch Med! Could this be it, the Caproni Ca.36?

    [​IMG]
     
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    No its not the Caproni. It is italian though.

    Kiwimac
     
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    Hmmmmm, I goofed on my BBCode...no point altering it if it aint the Caproni then.
     
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    I'm damned if I can find anything. Does anyone know of a good reverse search-engine for images. By that I mean an engine you can put a picture in and it will search for the same / similar images?

    Kiwimac
     
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    Nope. I tried the same thing! :lol:
     
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    The engine looks a lot like a Curtiss V-8 from about 1909 or so. The pilot even looks a bit like Glenn L. Curtiss!
     
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    Youve made me look a twat now...

    Actually no, I already looked like one ;)
     
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