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Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 9:48:24 PM   
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Any guesses?




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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 10:10:28 PM   
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Looks like a captured Zero to me.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 10:11:42 PM   
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It looks like a captured A6M2

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 10:12:36 PM   
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You guys...

Yes, it's a captured A6M. I thought the Australian markings plus the shroud over the cowling would at least slow you guys down a minute.

ETA: Hey Nick: I couldn't help but notice that you were slow on the draw.

Good call, Bill.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 10:12:38 PM   
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lol....beat me by 60+ seconds Bill.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 10:35:39 PM   
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Well the only question now would be does it still get the Zero bonus at the start of the war

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/28/2012 11:31:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Nikademus

lol....beat me by 60+ seconds Bill.




I thought it might be an A6M2, but impossible to tell with the cowling covered. It has late war Australian markings, so it could be an A6M5 with the paint stripped. A lot of captured Zeroes were in bare metal.

If it is an A6M2, it might be a Zero from the Hiryu that was brought down during the Darwin raid. The pilot was captured and was later killed during a POW camp break out in 1944. I can't find anything on whether that Zero was made flyable or not, but it wasn't too badly damaged when it augured in.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 12:04:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson


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ORIGINAL: Nikademus

lol....beat me by 60+ seconds Bill.




I thought it might be an A6M2, but impossible to tell with the cowling covered. It has late war Australian markings, so it could be an A6M5 with the paint stripped. A lot of captured Zeroes were in bare metal.

If it is an A6M2, it might be a Zero from the Hiryu that was brought down during the Darwin raid. The pilot was captured and was later killed during a POW camp break out in 1944. I can't find anything on whether that Zero was made flyable or not, but it wasn't too badly damaged when it augured in.

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i think i read somewhere that this is where The Fixx got the idea for their hit single, "Saved by Zero"...

<sankyou, sankyou...i vill be here all zee veek>

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 1:12:15 AM   
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While we're on the subject, who can explain this...





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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 1:20:31 AM   
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Treetop64 -

Just a guess of the top of my head:

A Me-109 with the Galland Hood (greater visibiliy - a la Spitfire?).

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 1:41:35 AM   
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There was a lot of debate within the Luftwaffe whether the Spitfire or Me-109 was really the better fighter. Some argued that any differences was just the Merlin engine. So to do a comparison of apples to apples, they mounted a DB engine into a captured Spitfire airframe and did some tests. If I recall correctly, they found that the Spitfire with the DB engine actually did outperform the Me-109 in many areas.

I believe the airframe used was a Spitfire Mk V.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 2:00:59 AM   
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At first I thought it was an He 112, but now that you mention it, it's definitely a mongrelised Spit.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 2:15:08 AM   
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The story: http://www.unrealaircraft.com/hybrid/spitfire.php

I misremembered a few details.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 2:33:54 AM   
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Possibly

ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers
RAAF Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero/Zeke

Serial c/n Aircraft History
TAIC #11 ? Previously Operated by the Japanese. Found at Clarke Field and rebuilt by the TAIC unit. Referred to as TAIC #11, the real id is unknown to us. The aircraft was loaned to 457 Sqn to be used for evaluation against our aircraft and flown to Singapore for testing by ATIU-SEA. We believe it could have crashed into Singapore harbour killing its Australian pilot.

The Author of this page is Darren Crick.

From http://www.adf-serials.com/

Go to "Other Australian Military Aircraft" and look for the A6M5 Zeke

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 2:58:38 AM   
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I bet Boomerang pilots were selling their grandmas en masse to get that plane.

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RE: Odd Australian airplane - 3/29/2012 3:27:05 AM   
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Nah, just call in big brother in his Spit VIII.

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