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Mystery Airplane


Can you identify this plane? If you can, fill out and submit your answer on the form below.

This attractive 3-place biplane that appeared int he lathe 1920’s was an exceptional performer; strong, agile, even looking somewhat military pursuit-like in appearance.  Can you name it?



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The Alliance Argo with the Hess Warrior engine.  The performance of this ship was exceptional. June Mystery Airplane: The Alliance Argo A-1By Wesley R. Smith Copyright 2014 “To fly it is to buy it!” So intoned a page one advertisement for the Alliance Aircraft Corp. “Argo,” which appeared in the July 27, 1929 issue of Aviation (V27 N4). But the story begins much earlier with birth of Aubrey W. Hess, and His brother, Adrian T. Hess, the [&hellip… Read More
9115large April Mystery Airplane: STOUT ST-1By: Wesley R. Smith Correct answers were submitted by: Scott Webster, Steve Chess, Tom Hammitt, Larry Harmacinski, Don DeVoe, Larry Cole, William Naumuk, Mike Brown, Lynn Towns, Robert Still, Michael McCormick, Hugh Metzler, Hank Dahl, Darrel Toepfer, Charlie Tilghman, Stuart Bain, Bill Bosma, Wayne Muxlow and Evan Phillips. William Bushnell Stout, was born at Quincy, [&hellip… Read More
FebruaryMystery February Mystery Plane: Catron and Fisk C.F. 10  As early as 1911, Edwin M. Fisk was mentioned in the Los Angeles periodical, Aviation. An excerpt from the magazine states: “Edwin Fisk of Ocean Park, Cal., is completing a monoplane which embodies several original ideas. The machine will be equipped with an engine of his own design and construction and capable of producing [&hellip… Read More
DecemberMystery800 December Mystery Plane – The Sundorph A-1 “Special”The December Mystery Airplane drew a good number of responses; the first received was from Dan Cullman who correctly identified the aircraft as the Sundorph Special. Others who submitted correct answers were Roy Oberg, Wayne Muxlow, David Helmso and Bradford Payne. For further information read Wesley Smith’s article that follows. The Sundorph A-1 “Special”by Wes [&hellip… Read More
Oct2013mystery October Mystery Plane – de Bothezat GB-5de Bothezat GB-5 by Wes Smith The GB-5 known as THE BUG had twin co-axial rotors operating in opposite directions through gearing at both ends of the engine crankcase. Georghe Bothezatu (Georgii Ivanovich Botezat–one source states his middle name was Aleksandrovich), was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on 7 June 1882.  According to a Romanian [&hellip… Read More
mystery3-394 Mystery Airplane #3, 1921 Dare Aircraft Corporation planeLynn Towns correctly identified the Mystery Plane that appeared in the August Vintage AirMail.  He presented the following: Mystery Plane No. 3 is the first airplane built by the Dare Aircraft Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.  I can’t find a model description for this airplane, but it was built in 1921 and incorporated patented variable wings, [&hellip… Read More
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