Photo Album: "Unusual"

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“Some unusual, strange, and forgotten aircraft”

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Scaled Composites
Scaled Composites 281 Proteus
Mojave (MHV)
USA - California, November 21, 2008
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N281PR (cn 001) A weird aircraft design, very unusual to the eye. Proteus is a high altitude research platform, which can carry different types of payloads, it is seen carrying the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP), an USAF project led by contractor Northrop Grumman to develop the next generation of airborne air-to-air and air-to-ground radar systems. Proteus is able to stay airborne for quite a long time and enjoyed the company of a chase plane (Piper Cheyenne) on this day.
Gerhard Plomitzer
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Photo ID: 1332638
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USA - Air Force
North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB) (DWF) (closed)
USA - Ohio, August 1969
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62-0001 (cn 278-1) The XB-70, shown here just six months after its arrival at the USAF museum in Dayton. Photo taken by my great uncle and scanned from a slide. Thanks to David Lednicer for retouching the old slide.
Jason McDowell
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Photo ID: 1512816
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Boeing
Boeing YF-118G Bird of Prey
Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB) (DWF) (closed)
USA - Ohio, April 8, 2009
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Named after a Klingon spacecraft from Star Trek, the Bird of Prey was built to test 'specific' and 'breakthrough' stealth technologies, along with the rapid-prototyping techniques developed by Boeing Phantom Works.
Jason McDowell
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Photo ID: 1054920
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Hiller J-10
San Carlos (SQL)
USA - California, May 12, 2006
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The intended two-seat follow-on to the J-5, the first NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor) helicopter built in America. After the flying qualities of the J-5 were found to be wanting, the J-10 was never registered or flown. Yaw control was provided by a fan blowing air through the tail boom and out through the nozzle in the tail. On display in the Hiller Aviation Museum.
David Lednicer
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Photo ID: 1376712
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UK - Air Force
Handley Page HP-115
Colerne (EGUO)
UK - England, July 27, 1975
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XP841 (cn H1-1) Designed to investigate the slow speed characteristics of slender delta wing shape in relationship to Concorde development. First flew on 17.8.61 at Bedford where it then conducted trials with the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Presently on view at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.
Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation
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Photo ID: 0881638
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UK - Air Force
Boulton Paul P-111A
Coventry - Baginton (CVT / EGBE)
UK - England, March 15, 1992
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VT935 A delta winged research aircraft which first flew on October 10th 1950. Seen here at the Midland Air Museum.
Malcolm Clarke
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Photo ID: 1325740
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France - Navy
Breguet 1050 Alize
Cambrai - Epinoy (LFQI) (closed)
France, May 23, 1993
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24 (cn 24) Besides the French navy the Alizé was also sold to India.
Joop de Groot
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Photo ID: 0755946
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Nord-Aviation
Nord 1500-02 Griffon II
Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB)
France, June 1959
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F-ZWUI / I (cn 02) In the 50s, a flourishing "Industry of Prototypes" brought through genuine and daring exercises of style: as Griffon II, one of the first and few turbo-ramjet powered aircraft; research program ended this same 1959 year, after more than 200 test-flights since its 1st take-off on January 23, 1957.
Philippe Marin
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Photo ID: 0599079
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Grunau 9
Wasserkuppe (EDER)
Germany, Early 1930's
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From the archive of our traditional flying club. Photo taken in 1931 or 1932. A simple sailplane for training, which was later developed into the well-known DFS SG-38 Schulgleiter.
Frankfurter Verein fuer Luftfahrt 1908
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Photo ID: 0103949
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USA - Air Force
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Nuuk (Godthaab) (GOH / BGGH)
Greenland, July 1958
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51-5281 (cn 162) Safely down on the water at Nuuk (Godthaab). This Albatross was assigned to Strategic Air Command (note the SAC band near the tail). It was later converted to a SHU-16B ASW and delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force together with 17 other SHU-16Bs under MAP between May 1961 and March 1964. It was withdrawn from RNAF service in 1969. All three Albatross pictures were taken by my father.
Nils Rosengaard
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Photo ID: 0392878
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Hamilton Helicopter
Off-Airport - Baltimore
USA - Maryland, December 8, 1947
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NC41970 This photo was taken by my Grandfather. He was one of the engineers that designed this aircraft. This is the first prototype and it was actually flown by Igor Sikorsky on a test flight. Never went in to production. This may be the only photo that exists of this helicopter. I have newspaper and company documentation telling the story of this aircraft. 6005 Eastern Ave, Baltimore.
Colin T. Ebert
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Photo ID: 1289704
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UK - Navy
Westland Wyvern S4
Off-Airport - Mediterranean Sea
International Airspace, August 1955
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WL880 / J-132 Nice view of a Wyvern just landed on Eagle's flight deck. The Mirror Projector Landing Sight, invented by British Commander N. Goodhart can be seen behind the left wheel of the aircraft. This system was first adopted by the Royal Navy and was subsequently used by all other navies. Note arrestor wire at full stretch, which will be unhooked once the aircraft has stopped and automatically drawn aft, to await the next aircraft.
John Toms
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Photo ID: 0038177
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Flugzeugwerke Dresden
Baade VL-DDR 152
Dresden (- Klotzsche) (DRS / EDDC)
Germany, April 30, 1958
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Rollout of East Germany's first commercial jetliner. This one crashed on testflight March 4, 1959 near Dresden.
Flieger Revue via J.Richter
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Photo ID: 1279092
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UK - Air Force
Saunders-Roe SR-A/1
East Cowes
UK - England, August 12, 1949
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TG271 (cn G-12-1) Taken with my box camera on a visit to Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight. Tthis aircraft was flown that day by the well-known test pilot, Eric 'Winkle' Brown. Unfortunately, there was no time to sweep the landing area before he landed and a mast from a dismasted yacht hit his hull, sinking the aircraft. Winkle was trapped in the cockpit and inhaled a lot of water before surfacing. Just as he passed out, he jammed his thumb into a drain hole, preventing him from sinking while unconcious, allowing him to be saved.
John Toms
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Photo ID: 1426736
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Decca Navigator Co
Percival P-50 Prince 2
Southend - Rochford (SEN / EGMC)
UK - England, April 1974
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G-ALWH (cn P50/10) Looking immaculate here, this short-nose Prince was delivered to Shell Petroleum in 1950 and flown by famous WWII pilot Douglas Bader before being sold to Venezuela as YV-PAEO later that year. She came back to Britain in 1953 and was used by the Sperry Gyroscope Co, then Decca Navigator based at Biggin Hill in 1961. Registration cancelled on export to the USA in 11.76 and ferried to Van Nuys where she remains in derelict condition as N206UP
Richard Vandervord
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Photo ID: 1504538
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Spectrem
Douglas (Basler) BT-67 Turbo-67 (DC-3)
Lanseria (HLA / FALA)
South Africa, March 22, 2009
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ZS-ASN (cn 33581/16833) Rare ZS registered bird back on SA soil, and sporting this teriffic new livery. 1600 pixels wide. Sony A350
Robert Matthews - FliteZoneImages
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Lockspeiser LDA-1
In Flight
UK - England, Early 1970's
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G-AVOR (cn LDA/01) Uploaded with the kind permission of David Lockspeiser, the Designer & pilot of the LDA-1. The concept was to produce an aircraft that could be used locally in third world countries. As with such designs it started off on the "back of a fag packet". David was a Test Pilot with the British Aircraft Corporation at the time.
Paul Robinson
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Photo ID: 1503496
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Fugro Airborne Surveys
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600
Leigh Creek (YLEC)
Australia - South Australia, June 24, 2008
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VH-KPY (cn 021) Early morning departure for a low level survey flight around the Leigh Creek coal mine.
Lachlan Brendan
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Condor Scnark HA3-B
Penfield (YPEF)
Australia - Victoria, May 5, 2007
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19-3116 (cn 003) Now here's a real oddity: the 5th Snark designed and built by WB Barber in New Zealand, and the first 3-B, although the first two aircraft didn't have cns. Formerly ZK-JIU, imported to Australia, returned to NZ and re-imported to Aus. This one is the victim of a spelling error. And yes, that is the badge of 6/JG52 on the nose!
Phil Vabre
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