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User currently offlineMeejahor From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

Hello. I am trying to identify an aircraft that is covered by a tarpaulin. I have included photos of the aircraft from several angles. In the bottom picture I believe there are two of the same aircraft, although there could be differences. Can anyone identify what the aircraft is? Thank you.

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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

I was going to suggest Cessna Dragonfly, but I'm not sure so sure.

User currently offlinedendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5027 times:
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I think Jetstreams.......the shape looks right and I thought that before I saw the one with red which certainly looks like RAF training livery, the red and white. However the nose cone looks more like an Air Atlantique livery.

Where did you see them ?

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineMeejahor From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

Thank you cpd and dendrobatid. I believe the aircraft is an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante.

The pictures are from a location where a stunt sequence for the new Batman movie is being filmed.


User currently offlineMarkyMc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 30 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4851 times:
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There was a "complete" airworthy Bandeirante, ZS-NVB, in a very similar colour scheme at Inverness Airport earlier this week. This would tie-in with these cockpit sections you've photographed.

User currently onlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4766 times:
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I don't think they are Bandeirantes. As you can see on the frontal shot, there are two lines straight back from the nosecone. The lines on the Bandeirante are not straight.
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Then also, one can see traces of a wiperarm (as on the Jetstream) peeking out at the bottom of the tarp.
(The Bandeirante wipers are hinged at the top.)

Now comes the confusing thing: The windshield-frame does not fit any of the candidates.....

Scooter01  

(maybe they really are wellmade movieprops?)



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User currently offlineaxelesgg From Sweden, joined Jan 2010, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Looks like a Bandeirante

User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

The ex Highland Airways Jetstreams that had been stored at Inverness were recently sold & broken up.
Rumour was they were going to be used as movie props.


User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
The ex Highland Airways Jetstreams that had been stored at Inverness were recently sold & broken up.
Rumour was they were going to be used as movie props.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is partially shot at Inverness. Those in the photo are clearly Jetstreams but the movie doesn't come out until next year to see if they are in it.


User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

Quoting dendrobatid (Reply 2):
ZS-NVB

I agree, the one closest (with red) looks like a Scottish Aviation HP-137 Jetstream T1, as to which one, impossible to tell.


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2184 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 4672 times:

The first thing that came to my mind when looking at the front view of the grey colour nose was a Cessna Citation (Either CJ? or encore etc).

I'm not so sure when looking at the side on though.



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User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3986 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 10):
The first thing that came to my mind when looking at the front view of the grey colour nose was a Cessna Citation (Either CJ? or encore etc).

Same here.


User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Just found this link;

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=109077

It seems they were looking specifically for two Jetstreams 31's for filming, with the aim to provide 4 airframes all together. From reading the link, Pinewood already have xx500 so that would probably be the fuselage with the red. As for the grey mysterious fuselage, likely another Jetstream 31 fuselage repainted into colours for the Batman film. From what I gather Pinewood's 3 other Jetstream 31's fuselages are G-EEST, G-EADY or G-UIST... so one of these.  

Dave



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