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« on: December 12, 2003, 06:43:10 pm »
This aircraft was designed and built to test the wing for the new proposed Lightning Interceptor for the RAF. To test the wing for 'slow flying', this single engine Testbed was designed, using the wings, tailplane and cockpit, from the P.1 design. The engine, a R.R. Avon giving a maxium speed of 156 knots.
This Research aircraft proved useful and was used in 35 flight tests. After retirement from Biggen Hill it was placed in storage at R.A.F. Cosford, and then it was taken to the Strathallan Air Museum
                                         Perthshire/ Scotland (where it is today)
The last time I saw it, it was parked near the 'Flying Bedstead'

The model is 1/72sc. built from Airfix wings and E/green tubing, bog and a few four letter words!

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003, 11:48:20 pm »
Is...that...a...

T-Tail

by

any

chance?!

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2003, 09:11:56 pm »
Dear Lyn, dear JHM, dear you all,
nice bird, but... I am sorry I don’t feel as enthusiast about this model of Lyn as I would be for a twin-boomer of her, but JHM’s note made me think of the connection between the T-tail World and the 2-boom World : the T T plane ! It was featured in a Mad Max movie, as “what if airplanes would be like that, in another Universe ?” Though the Benett/Waitomo/Transavia Airtruck have been manufactured for real, during many years…
See that peculiar layout from http://www.maketorama.co.yu/gallery/makete...te_ikar2001.htm  :)
 
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2003, 06:46:21 am »
Yep, Australian aircraft, Aero Truck or something like that.  Used to spray crops. And it's not a What-If!

 

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2003, 08:21:19 am »
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Yep, Australian aircraft, Aero Truck or something like that.  Used to spray crops. And it's not a What-If!
Though the paint job and armament are. :)
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2003, 12:41:39 pm »
Very cool paint job, but WHAT armament??? I can't see any, but I am half blind though
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2003, 12:48:55 pm »
Story of the T T bird... :
Benett PL.11 Airtruk (New Zealand) monoplane : 3-seater for agriculture, PL = Pellarini Luigi (designer), 1 prototype
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk (Australia, home of our dear Lyn - so this is not out of the subject here...) biplane : 1st flight 1965, more than 120 copies have been built, for agriculture or transport or military (COIN).
Derivatives : PL-12U, PL-12 M300, ML-12 MIL, PL-12 550T, Skyfarmer T-300/300A/320/400
Benett changed name into Waitomo.
The Transavia PL-12 has been built in New-Zealand also by Barr Brothers (from Flight Engineers)
Up to 6 people per plane
What if this Twin-T had been a worldwide success ? JHM and me would be happy...
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2003, 02:18:48 pm »
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Very cool paint job, but WHAT armament??? I can't see any, but I am half blind though
Not visible directly in the pic, but look at the drawings under the model.  B)  
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2003, 02:54:47 pm »
Evan, where do you see weapons on that drawing???

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2003, 02:55:27 pm »
:lol:  :lol: Oh yeah  :dum:  :dum: !!! Must've been all that glaring at JMN's that made me miss it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2003, 03:26:22 pm »
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Evan, where do you see weapons on that drawing???
Look at the underside view with the launch tubes under the center section.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2003, 03:36:22 pm »
That's no armament!  That's from where they spray the chemicals!!  And it's got a civilian registration, eh.

Check this picture from Jane's All the World Aircraft 1979-1980.
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2003, 04:04:16 pm »
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That's no armament!  That's from where they spray the chemicals!!  And it's got a civilian registration, eh.

Check this picture from Jane's All the World Aircraft 1979-1980.
The underfuselage equipment appears differently to me.  The drawing with the model shows what appear to be a brace of launch tubes.  The pic from JAWA shows something to drive the sprayer and the usual spray bar.

I could be wrong but what's on the drawing looks more like rocket tubes than any agricultural dispersal systems I've seen (on Cessna AgWagons etc.).
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2003, 04:06:27 pm »
Remember, it's an Australian plane!  I reckon it's not like on my friend's Pawnee, but I don't see a spray bar under the wings either.  Maybe the drawing the guy did is wrong, eh?

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2003, 05:21:12 pm »
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Remember, it's an Australian plane!  I reckon it's not like on my friend's Pawnee, but I don't see a spray bar under the wings either.  Maybe the drawing the guy did is wrong, eh?
The JAWA pic shows a spray bar under the fuselage.
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