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Neil Wyatt19/04/2018 09:00:29
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I've seen model aircraft that fly with rotating cylinders as wings.

Muzzer19/04/2018 12:30:01
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That's pretty neat, although I don't imagine it's very efficient, so little use in commercial applications. There's an engineer in the making....

Sam Stones25/04/2018 04:16:59
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Gone in an instant.

These four aircraft passed overhead on ANZAC Day south east of Melbourne.

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This picture was a single frame snapshot, the best I could muster.

What are they?

Sam

martin perman25/04/2018 07:57:19
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North American T6 Texan's, uk Harvards

mgnbuk25/04/2018 08:33:08
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Or, given Sam's location, possibly CAC Wirraways.

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martin perman25/04/2018 10:03:01
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Posted by mgnbuk on 25/04/2018 08:33:08:

Or, given Sam's location, possibly CAC Wirraways.

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That settles a doubt in my mind, the two nose to tails are Harvards and the other two are Wirraways, the Harvards rear wings are radiused the others are clipped square.

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Ian S C25/04/2018 11:12:00
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Harvards and Wirriways have the same shape tail plan form, the aircraft on the left and right also have a different wing shape. With a little research I would say the other two are Yac 52, these are Russian tail draggers of a similar shape to the NA Harvard.

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Edited By Ian S C on 25/04/2018 11:32:45

Cornish Jack25/04/2018 12:00:47
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Ian - sounds reasonable. There appears to be a number of Yaks flying in your area. Wasn't there a bit of a 'coming together' of one with a cherrypicker at Wanaka recently?

rgds

Bill

martin perman25/04/2018 12:12:04
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I've just blown the picture up and the left and right pair are YAK 52's but they have tricycle undercarrages which dont fold into the aircraft.

Martin P

Hi Speed Scrap25/04/2018 12:35:22
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Winjeels

Sam Stones25/04/2018 23:45:37
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Here's a bit more to go off re the ANZAC group.

I ran through the very shaky video again a few times, and grabbed these three.

While I was struggling to adjust the focus setting back to auto, the left hand aircraft had peeled off. It only became obvious when I re-ran the video

This first one is the lead aircraft.

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This is where the LH aircraft peeled off.

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And here's the tail-ender, clearly an Ozzie roundal.

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Does it help?

Thanks for your interest.

Regards,

Sam

Martin King 226/04/2018 07:40:43
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Hi All,

Sitting at home last evening with the French doors open, suddenly heard an aircraft noise close by and then two of the strangest aircraft I have ever seen circled our village at a REALLY low altitude making hardly any noise compared to the normal stuff we see and hear.

They had two ENORMOUS propellers and a squat fuselage, the props looked totally out of proportion to the rest of the craft. Did not make out the markings sadly. They circled our immediate area for about 5 mins and then flew off.

I would say that they were only 200-300 feet high, so super low.

Someone said that there is a warship in Weymouth Bay buy have not checked.

Weirdest thing I ever saw!

Martin

Andrew Johnston26/04/2018 07:51:00
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Probably a V-22 Osprey developed by Bell and Boeing:

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Andrew

Martin King 226/04/2018 08:10:39
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Andrew, Spot on! thats the baby! Helluva thing, half helicopter half plane! Do we have them?

Martin

David Standing 126/04/2018 08:34:22
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The V-22 Osprey is operated by the USAF 7th Special Operations Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall, which is just up the road from me, so they are a common sight around here.

They are not in UK service, although there have been persistent rumours that they are going to be adopted by the SAS.

Initially restricted to training in East Anglia, the Ospreys have been seen in more widespread locations in the UK of late, including in the Mach Loop.

Martin King 226/04/2018 08:41:26
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Mach Loop?

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David T30/04/2018 16:05:05
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Posted by Martin King 2 on 26/04/2018 07:40:43:

Hi All,

Sitting at home last evening with the French doors open, suddenly heard an aircraft noise close by and then two of the strangest aircraft I have ever seen circled our village at a REALLY low altitude making hardly any noise compared to the normal stuff we see and hear.

They had two ENORMOUS propellers and a squat fuselage, the props looked totally out of proportion to the rest of the craft. Did not make out the markings sadly. They circled our immediate area for about 5 mins and then flew off.

I would say that they were only 200-300 feet high, so super low.

Someone said that there is a warship in Weymouth Bay buy have not checked.

Weirdest thing I ever saw!

Martin

Hardly any noise?! Last summer I heard what I thought was a Chinook over west London. Eventually I spotted a vaguely V-22 -shaped speck in the distance, it must have been several miles off. Would love to see one in flight a bit closer smiley

martin perman03/05/2018 17:59:12
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Andrew J where you thermaling over the South East Bedford industrial area around 16:20 then moved over Cardington hangers and then headed off in the direction of Dunstable, after that a pair of Red Kites thermaled over over our village until they were dots in the sky. Shuttleworth had a couple of aircraft in the air circling around in formation.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 03/05/2018 17:59:55

Neil Wyatt03/05/2018 20:26:21
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Last Sunday my brother and I had a very nice day out at the Scottish National Museum of Flight, East Fortune.

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