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    Can anyone shed any light on this aircraft for me?
    not much to go on....
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    I see no engine nacelles so maybe a glider?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hmm, very little to go on here as we can see hardly any of the the aircrafts features. I think it is too big for a glider and with only the covered canopy and part of the nose visible I am looking at the with of the canopy and the plexiglass in the nose.

    Could this be one of the DH Mosquito variants?

    Any info concerning the photo would possibly help.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    It's an Airspeed Oxford trainer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Oxford

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    Regards, Ned.
    '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.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    It's an Airspeed Oxford trainer.
    Regards, Ned.
    Thanks for the help guys!!
    another aircraft i've never heard of, everyday a schoolday! time to read up.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    Thanks for the help guys!!
    another aircraft i've never heard of, everyday a schoolday! time to read up.
    It's all in the link supplied old chap.
    '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.

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    Where are the engines ( which are as high as the fuselage?)
    There are men standing right where they should be where they would be partly visible at shoulder height.
    Maybe its just part of the airframe?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Where are the engines ( which are as high as the fuselage?)
    There are men standing right where they should be where they would be partly visible at shoulder height.
    Maybe its just part of the airframe?
    They're clearly standing well in front of the engines and props. Compare where the guys are leaning on the fuselage in front of the cockpit against the photo's in my post, it's a good 2-3 feet. There's nothing suspicious here Dan.

    Regards, Ned.
    '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.

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    Well spotted

    It was one of those "I'm sure I've seen that before but beggared if I can place it"

    So the pic must be from a training unit maybe an OCU?

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Ground crew possibly, someone had to do the work

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