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#1 5thwingmarty

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:39 AM

It took me a while to figure out what this plane was.  I thought I would test the knowledge of our old airplane experts with a couple of photos:

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:40 AM

And the other side:

 

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#3 Marchville1918

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:45 AM

I think that it is a DH 4. 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:47 AM

Not a DH 4.  Not designed or built by De Havilland either.  Here is one more view.

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#5 rooster77

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:06 AM

Captured German Fokker DRVII.


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#6 5thwingmarty

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

Not a captured German plane.  It was built in the U.S.



#7 Lee Ragan

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:14 AM

It's a Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11. Ref. page 8 of " U.S. Army Aircraft 1908-1946", by Fahey.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

I believe Lee Ragan is the winner!

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

Source:  http://www.airminded...usac/lusac8.jpg

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#10 5thwingmarty

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

Yes Lee is. 

 

There is a color photo of the last known example which is in the AF museum in Dayton on the museum's website.  I am curious if they all had this camo paint job or just the few that were photographed.  The one in the museum looks to have a three color upper surface camo scheme with none of the colors looking to be a light as what they look in the B&W photos.




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