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Offline KiwiZac

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What is this French machine?
« on: July 02, 2022, 08:47:32 AM »
Hi all,
I'm very intrigued by this machine shared by our own PJ Fisher in On This Day thread:
New French Plane
(from the Sydney Mail, 28 June 1916):



Forgive my ignorance, all: what exactly is it? I don't recognise this machine.
I was wondering too.  Maybe a Dorand variant?  The articled may be exaggerating; 140mph seems pretty fast for 1916.

I've no earthly idea what this is! Any ideas?

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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2022, 11:35:53 AM »
Hi all,
I'm very intrigued by this machine shared by our own PJ Fisher in On This Day thread:
New French Plane
(from the Sydney Mail, 28 June 1916):



Forgive my ignorance, all: what exactly is it? I don't recognise this machine.
I was wondering too.  Maybe a Dorand variant?  The articled may be exaggerating; 140mph seems pretty fast for 1916.

I've no earthly idea what this is! Any ideas?

You can't believe anything you read in the Sydney Press, it is a captured and repainted German LVG C.II.

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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2022, 11:16:18 PM »
A good thread to start would be 'spot the error in this' and post incorrect pictures or descriptions. I saw an article once about histories top 10 giant aircraft. Not surprisingly it mentioned the SSW R.VIII but had a picture of a Staaken.
Alan.
I heard that it all started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry!

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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2022, 12:00:43 AM »
This should be one of the downed LVG C. II by Jean Navarre. It was photographed excessively.
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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2022, 09:56:46 AM »
You can't believe anything you read in the Sydney Press, it is a captured and repainted German LVG C.II.
Fake news? Ack!  ;D
This should be one of the downed LVG C. II by Jean Navarre. It was photographed excessively.
Andreas
Thank you both for solving this mystery, I appreciate it.

A good thread to start would be 'spot the error in this' and post incorrect pictures or descriptions. I saw an article once about histories top 10 giant aircraft. Not surprisingly it mentioned the SSW R.VIII but had a picture of a Staaken.
Alan.
Now there's a thread that would have legs! On another forum someone started a Box Art Errors thread that's alive and well 15+yr later!

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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2022, 10:42:06 AM »
Mystery solved!

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Re: What is this French machine?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 09:38:23 AM »
Mystery solved!
A disappointing outcome, but an outcome nonetheless!  ;D