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OT - What aircraft is this - 1/1/2012 6:04:00 PM   
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Terrible angle from a great flick. Anyone have a clue?
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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/1/2012 6:58:01 PM   
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de havilland rapide

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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/1/2012 8:12:25 PM   
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Many thanks Sprior.  

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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/2/2012 2:57:30 AM   
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I might be going out on a limb here and say that picture is actually of a DH.84 Dragon rather than a DH.89 Rapide.

Though most pictures I've seen have wheel spats, there a a few around with a bare undercarriage as shown above. The Rapide has a full undercarriage fairing.

The other distinguishing features of the Rapide, the tapered wings and single outer interplane strut are not discernable in your picture.

Edit: Included a much better picture of a DH.84 Dragon.





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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/2/2012 4:35:58 AM   
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Well Sprior, this is the last time I'll listen to you!

Thanks Reg.  So far.

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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/2/2012 4:47:17 AM   
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Allied players can sleep better knowing we have of these puppies on our side.

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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/2/2012 7:04:53 AM   
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I'm sure this linked picture will fill potential passengers with confidence.......

Spectrum Leisure de Havilland DH. 89 Dragon Rapide G-AIYR on Airplane Pictures site

(P.S. Note the undercarriage fairing)



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RE: OT - What aircraft is this - 1/2/2012 2:06:24 PM   
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A fabulous third line aircraft.... VERY far back from the line of fire.

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