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Re: Bitzer project

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Some of you guys know waaay too much about obscure aircraft. :) :lol:
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Re: Bitzer project

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Motormouse wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 10:12 The Group is easy... only master bombers or pathfinders had coloured tails, and from 1943 were all part of 8 Group... just a matter of whittling down the squadrons now.

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Here's the source which I said I couldn't disclose at the time.
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_g ... rkings.htm

If you're interested, I've put up tables showing the composition of each Group on my website:
http://airspeedsflyingvisit.threadwings ... mcom0.html
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Re: Bitzer project

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Re: Bitzer project

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Piper PA-48 Enforcer
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Cavalier Turbo Mustang III/ Enforcer, as the engine looks like a Rolls-Royce Dart to me.

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I’m a million miles away, I thought the engine looked like an Astazou
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Re: Bitzer project

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I am still drawing blanks. I was thinking its a twin engine, but its definitely military but have not found anything with the right engine shape and a large enough wing tank.
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Re: Bitzer project

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AllanL wrote: 08 Oct 2020, 11:44 Piper PA-48 Enforcer
99% Allan, :welldone: but on a technicality, Kevin's suggestion was a tad more correct, :welldone: :thumbsup: as the source says it's the Cavalier version with RR Dart, whereas the Piper PA 48, was powered by a Lycoming turbojet., So I think Kevin gets there by a very thin whisker.
Both top notch posts, as I couldn't tell the RR from the Lycoming, myself. :dunno:EDIT, however, now I see that there's a slight difference; see close up of Lycoming, which appears to have a little scoop, absent on the RR:
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Re: Bitzer project

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It's the small inlet at the twelve O'clock position on the engine leading edge that screams RR Dart to me (in much the same way as the Dart screams it's shrill whine when idling or taxiing - I miss that sound!). I spent far too much time plane spotting at Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB), when I was younger. Viscounts, HS748, F27's, HP Herald and Gulfstream 1's were common, so I became familiar with the look of the RR Dart.

I'll wear my badge with pride, but feel a a part share with Allan would be fair as he really was so close.

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Re: Bitzer project

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I thought it was a Dart also but that's as far as I got. Unfortunately I also thought I was looking for a twin and drew many many many blanks.
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