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I seem to have worn my patience for google searches out trying to ID various frogs and hummingbirds - I thought the first would be easy, but even that am coming up short on. Definite search fatigue.

 

Old world war 2 planes on flyby at Duxford Air Show - Stock Image

Old world war 2 planes on flyby at Duxford Air Show - Stock Image

Old world war 2 plane on flyby at Duxford Air Show - Stock Image

Old world war 2 plane on flyby at Duxford Air Show - Stock Image

Old world war 2 planes on flyby at Duxford Air Show - Stock Image

 

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I can't help with the ID, but if you can say where the photos were taken it will help. I'm guessing a specific airshow, in which case it should be easy to locate a programme of the day's displays online and what aircraft were flying. 

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1: B17 Flying Fortress

5: P51 Mustang

Edited by spacecadet

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My husband suggests

1. B17 F or G

2.  Possibly Corsairs

3. Sports plane?

4. Tigermoth

5. P49 or P51 mustang

Edited by Sally

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17 minutes ago, Sally said:

My husband suggests

1. B17 F or G

2.  Possibly Corsairs

3. Sports plane?

4. Tigermoth

5. P49 or P51 mustang

2, my first thought but no- the Corsair has an anhedral-dihedral wing.

4, no- Tiger Moths don't have radial engines.

OP, if you have any images with the serial numbers Google will find them.

Edited by spacecadet

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1 hour ago, Joseph Clemson said:

I can't help with the ID, but if you can say where the photos were taken it will help. I'm guessing a specific airshow, in which case it should be easy to locate a programme of the day's displays online and what aircraft were flying. 

 

Ah, yes. They are labelled, but of course I did not link to the images on the site - doh!

 

Duxford airshow 2014

 

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

1: B17 Flying Fortress

5: P51 Mustang

 

1 hour ago, Sally said:

My husband suggests

1. B17 F or G

2.  Possibly Corsairs

3. Sports plane?

4. Tigermoth

5. P49 or P51 mustang

 

54 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

2, my first thought but no- the Corsair has an anhedral-dihedral wing.

4, no- Tiger Moths don't have radial engines.

OP, if you have any images with the serial numbers Google will find them.

 

Thanks for the input.

 

I will google against those suggestions this evening and hopefully narrow them down.

 

When I decided I would list a few of these, I thought it was going to be dead easy to ID them... 

 

On another note, think there is much use in supplying images of commercial airlines? Where I live and work, I can get many shots of different airlines, but won't take the time is not liekly useful.

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18 minutes ago, chris_rabe said:

 

Ah, yes. They are labelled, but of course I did not link to the images on the site - doh!

 

Duxford airshow 2014

 

No problem then. From the programme:

 

1 is "Sally B".

2. Grumman Bearcat or Hellcat- needs closer examination. Could even be T-28 Fennec.

4. Gloster Gladiator- I'm ashamed I didn't get those!

3 is not on the programme for that show.

 

Edited by spacecadet

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Only issues are:

 

2, looks like Grumman F4F Wildcat on the left (RAF Martlet colours)

JCG442.jpg

 

3, Boeing P-26 'Peashooter' - one of the rarer aircraft to have visited the UK in recent times and it went 'tech' on the day I went to the show.

Edited by Avpics

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I think #2 is an F6F Helcat on the right with an F4F Wildcat on the left. The Hellcat had a retractable tail wheel, the Wildcat didn’t.

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7 minutes ago, TABan said:

I think #2 is an F6F Helcat on the right with an F4F Wildcat on the left. The Hellcat had a retractable tail wheel, the Wildcat didn’t.

Sorry, for some reason I thought that had been answered. It is indeed the Hellcat on the right

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Pic 3 is a Boeing P-26 Peashooter. Just seen, Avpics has already spotted this.

Edited by Malcolm Park

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10 minutes ago, Martin P Wilson said:

I think the Mustangs are probably P51D versions

Yes. The upper Mustang is P-51D Ferocious Frankie

http://www.ferociousfrankie.com/

 

and the lower one Miss Velma, a TF-51D, but usually referred to as a P-51D

http://fighter-collection.com/cft/tf-51d-mustang-miss-velma-2/

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As most of the aircraft had been correctly identified I only filled in the blanks, but to confirm:

1) Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B'

2) Grumman F4F Wildcat and Grumman F6F Hellcat

3) Boeing P-26 'Peashooter'

4) Gloster Gladiators

5) North American P-51Ds (see above) Miss Velma and Ferocious Frankie

 

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Hopefully I will get all these updated tonight. Have just been so manically busy trying to find a "portfolio" site that doesn't suck!

 

Photodeck appears to the closest. But even that has some minor irritations.

 

Thanks again all for your help!

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