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Here’s your chance to identify this pre-World War I airplane. When sending replies please disclose as much information as possible about the aircraft’s development, specs, performance and history.
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April 2016 Mystery Airplane: The Monsted-Vincent MV-1Even though there was only one built, VAA aviation historians had no problem identifying the April Mystery Plane. First correct answer came from Ulrich Rist who correctly identified the four-engine aircraft as the Monsted-Vincent MV-1 Starflight. Others who supplied correct answers were: Louis Ross, James Riviere, Wayne Muxlow, Dan Shumaker, Brian Baker and Louis Ross [&hellip… Read More
February 2016 Mystery Airplane – the Towle TA-3The first correct response received for the April 2016 Mystery Plane was submitted by Wayne Muxlow. He identified the amphibian as the Towle TA-3 which was built during 1930 in Detroit, Michigan by the Towle Aircraft Comany under Group 2 approval #2.291. The 8-place TA-3 was powered with two 225 hp Packard DR-980 diesel engines. [&hellip… Read More
December 2015 Mystery Airplane – the BluebirdThe December Mystery Plane proved to be no mystery for a number of VAA members, the first coming from Tim Cansler who identified the aircraft as the National Airplane and Motor Company’s Bluebird LP-4. Other correct answers were received from Ulrich Rist, Jim Grant, Pit Ross and Wayne Muxlow. Amazingly it also turns out a [&hellip… Read More
October 2015 Mystery Plane: The UniplaneThe only correct identification of the October Mystery plane—the Johnson Uniplane—was received from Bradford Payne. He wrote: The October Mystery plane Is a Johnson Uniplane. It was designed by Richard B. Johnson of Chicago, IL. Mr. Johnson was issued U. S. patent #1,887,411 on November 8, 1932 for the airplane. One prototype was built (serial [&hellip… Read More
August 2015 Mystery: The Twin-Engined Langley(Below is what the November 1941 issue of Aero Digest magazine had to say about the Langley Twin) The Twin-Engined 4-Place “Langley” Built by a New Process of Fused Plastics and Mahogany Plywood Newest entry in the plywood aircraft field is the four-place twin-engined Langley manufactured at Port Washington, NY, by the recently formed Langley [&hellip… Read More
June 2015 Mystery Plane: Boeing Model 8 (BB-L6)No one correctly identified the June Mystery Plane. It proved to be a Boeing aircraft that was completed in 1920 — designated the Model 8 (BB-L6). The information we have was taken from Pete Bowers excellent book “Boeing Aircraft Since 1916” and includes photos, specs, and 3-view line drawings of the 3-place Boeing Model 8 [&hellip… Read More