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Now.. What Do You Know About This Airplane?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4027 times:




Hi!

Yes, yes, this is a very strange and unique airplane isn't it? I know that at least one of them was airworthy until 1 or 2 years ago, but there's not a lot of information about this airplane, any of you have information, stories, facts, places were this airplane flew, anything can help to light up a little bit more about this airplane.
regards

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Um... What airplane?



User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

LOL  Smile
A pic would help.



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3991 times:


Hi Scorpio.

I think I didn't put the picture there, sorry! Here it goes now.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Steve Williams



Regards


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Buahahhahah!~

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3962 times:


Hey Miamix707!

Is this plane that horrible?????
Regards


User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3881 times:


I am sure that I saw one of these at Chateaudun a few years ago.

I will check if I have any pictures.


User currently offlineViper777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3801 times:

Hi All,

I remember seeing F-BHOO at Fairford many years ago, at the time it was operated by the L'Institute Geographique National, I'm guessing on photographic work. It's now been re-registered and is currently in the care of the Association des mecanciens pilotes d'aeronefs anciens. Unfortunately my French is extremely rusty but their website talks about the plane.

http://www.membres.lycos.fr/neo2097/ampaa.htm

Other info I've gleamed from websites:

9 HD34's were built
First flight was on 26th February 1957
3 still in existence
High Aspect Wing Ratio design for fuel efficiency.

Anybody got any more info?

Regards

Viper777


User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3762 times:

"Anybody got any more info?"

Yes it's not a jet Big grin


Cheers

Peter



I'm not proud to be a Viking, just thankfull
User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3692 times:

CV990

Google offers quick (quick also means sometimes not correct translation - so be ware!) translations of a homepage from French into English if you have the Google Toolbar installed.

From the homepage http://pdennez.free.fr/AVIONS/html/av639.html, here is the text in "Google-English":

Hurel-Dubois Hd-34

First flight: February 26, 1957
Test pilot: Andre MOYNET and George MARCHANDEAU
The first plane of the Hurel-Dubois company created in 1947 to validate the properties of the wing with great lengthening was the single-engined aircraft Hd-10, apparatus purely experimental which made it possible to check the cogency of the formula.
This apparatus had been launched on the initiative of the French Government, at the same time as the Caravelle program.
After a succession of prototypes, Air France had announced an order of 23 specimens of lengthened Hd-321 version of Hd-32 arranged for 44 passengers. This order was not confirmed.
August 5, 1955, the National Geographical Institute places a first order of 4 apparatuses of Hd-34 version of air photography of Hd-32. This order will be followed of one second ordering of 4 planes carrying to 8 the equipment of the Service of the Flying activities of the I.G.N. based in Creil.
Hd-34 is different from Hd-321 by the nose gear retractable and before apparatus arranged for photography aérienne.Ces apparatuses used for the cartography, fulfilled perfectly their mission during more than 20 years.
CARACTERISTIQUES
Type : photographic recognition
Crew: 5 people
Engine : 2 Wright engines "Cyclone" 982 C9 LGW-Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (Germany)">HE of 1 475 cv
Performances : maximum speed, 320 km/h; practical ceiling, 7 540 m; passable distance, 2 800 km
Dimensions : scale, 45,16m; length, 23,61m; height, 8,40m; surface, 100 m2.
Mass : with vacuum, kg; maximum, kg
Armament : without


Yours in realtime
JHSfan



Look at me, I´m riding high, I´m the airbornmaster of the sky...
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3615 times:


Hi JHSfan!

Thanks for your information, quite valuable and interesting. I really thiunk this airplane is very interesting, specially those long wings, I'm sure it helped a lot during photo work.
regards


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Hey Miamix707!

Is this plane that horrible?????
Regards


lol actually it is, but I was laughing at the Ray Charles pic and "I can't see sh*t" but thanks for starting this post, I had never heard this type of aircraft even existed, strange looking almost science fiction like  Smile

Regards


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