Gunny - I could have sworn at least one person would have said the Tripe! Congratulations!
You're beginning to flourish in the League Table!
The Austin A.F.T.3 Osprey was a prototype British fighter triplane of the First World War. Developed by the motor car manufacturer Austin as a replacement to the Sopwith Camel, only one was built, the Sopwith Snipe being preferred.
In 1917, Britain's War Office issued Specification A.1.A for a single seat fighter to replace the Sopwith Camel. To meet this requirement, the Austin Motor Company, already a large scale manufacturer of aircraft, produced a design for a single-engined triplane, the A.F.T.3 Osprey. receiving a license to build three prototypes as a private venture.
The Osprey was of conventional wood and fabric construction, with single-bay triplane wings. It was powered by a Bentley BR2 rotary engine, and featured the required armament of two Vickers machine guns and a single Lewis gun. The synchronised Vickers guns were mounted ahead of the pilot, while the Lewis gun was mounted on a movable mounting on the center section of the middle wing, where it had a very limited field of fire, with the large diameter propellor blocking any forward fire.
Stay tuned for the next quiz.
Again, I am after the full name and model of this plane.
There will be 3 'teaser' images prior to the full reveal - released at half hour intervals.
Best of luck (though luck does not seem to enter into it!)
Image 2: And before you ask - yes, it is the same model aircraft
And now for the full image:
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It's a Pfalz Hafnhaf...!
A rare bird indeed ...
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
LOL - I like the humour!
Mate - the more the merrier and I thank everyone for participating!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
A Morane Saulnier type L......Pete.
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