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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 06:42:40 AM »
ThomasMorse |I think? scout???

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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 08:13:13 AM »
Interesting bit of film, I wonder if there is another reel

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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 11:30:42 AM »
I thought at first it was a Thomas Morse scout too but there's too many struts.  I'm going to keep looking.  These films are out takes from news reels.
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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 10:58:29 PM »
Possibly a Boing MB3a?
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Looking at photos and drawings I am pretty certain of my identification. Slab sides, Dolphin looking nose, and the wings and struts look right.

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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 03:46:55 AM »
Thomas Morse (Boeing) MB-3

sure... look at the ailerons

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Re: Any thoughts on what aircraft is being salvaged in this film?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 09:42:05 AM »
You got me excited with the Thomas Morse Scout ID since I am helping to restore one and we are always looking for archival info. But nope, it's an MB-3, darn!