Can anyone identify....?

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby TASSE » Wed May 26, 2010 11:26 am

Yes but a French aircraft versus a French aircraft ?

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby dogsbody » Wed May 26, 2010 2:00 pm

I didn't say that the other aircraft in the drawing was French, just that PZL weren't the only ones doing gull wings.

The fighter in the drawing doesn't wear French style markings, so it's difficult to say it's a French design.
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby dogsbody » Wed May 26, 2010 2:51 pm

After a quick leaf through of The Complete Book of Fighters, I've found three more aircraft that are a close match to the drawing, being gull-winged and in-line engine powered.

Ikarus IK-2
Gourdou-Leseurre GL-482
Loire 43
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby seoirse » Thu May 27, 2010 9:21 pm

I've checked out the four aircraft mentioned i.e. the Ikarus IK-2; Gourdou-Leseurre GL-482; Loire 43 and the Polish PZL. I know my father tended to use a more sketch-like approach to his art and while they aren't highly detailed, the construction of the aircraft would be more or less correct. Looking at the engine housing (if that's the correct terminology) the most likely contender would appear to be the Ikarus IK-2. Added to which research reveals that four of the fighters apparently fell into German hands. So, while it's unlikely that the Levasseur PL201 and the Ikarus IK-2 were ever in aerial combat together, I guess that with artistic licence..!

Thanks again dogsbody and tasse, you've both been a great help so at least I feel like I'm moving in the right direction.

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby dogsbody » Fri May 28, 2010 4:27 am

I thank you for giving me the chance to use some of, what most people I know, call " useless knowledge ".
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