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seeker    678

Well, that didn't take long.  Super 80 got it in, like, 10 seconds.  How about delete your correct answer in case someone else wants the challenge?

 

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DEFCON    684

No idea what type the first one might be, but the out of place instruments lead me to wonder if it's an old storm chaser, or waterbomber of some sort?

I'd put my money on the second one being a twin?.

 

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seeker    678
2 hours ago, DEFCON said:

No idea what type the first one might be, but the out of place instruments lead me to wonder if it's an old storm chaser, or waterbomber of some sort?

I'd put my money on the second one being a twin?.

 

Check out the instruments for the FO - guess he's not expected to fly much since his primary instrument is the oil pressure gauges.  WW2 vintage transport that flew into the 90s as a civilian version.

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DEFCON    684

I have no idea. The windscreen should be helpful, but I admit, I have no idea.   

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seeker    678

I like how the control yoke is bolted to the column with a lug nut!  

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J.O.    807

Pretty sure I know what the second one is and the comment about the greenhouse is what I was thinking too. I have no idea on the first one but seeing gauges for liquid oxygen and ammonia make me think it's a military ship of some type. 

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seeker    678
1 hour ago, J.O. said:

Pretty sure I know what the second one is and the comment about the greenhouse is what I was thinking too. I have no idea on the first one but seeing gauges for liquid oxygen and ammonia make me think it's a military ship of some type. 

Not sure if you can make out the climb speed schedule on the control column - gives a climb Mach of 3.0 for FL710.  That should narrow it down a bit.

 

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seeker    678
1 hour ago, Moon The Loon said:

First one SR-71. Haven't looked at second "challenge"...

Nope.  This is an SR-71 panel;

 

 

 

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JL    42

C46?

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seeker    678
4 minutes ago, FA@AC said:

737 MAX?

Nah, trim wheel's too small for a 737.  I do notice the same round glass things with the pointy things in them and the same lack of EICAS/ECAM however.

 

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seeker    678
9 minutes ago, JL said:

C46?

Yes, although st27 and Super 80 knew the answer earlier.  Here's a picture from just a little further back (different aircraft) - check out the large windows.

 

 

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Rich Pulman    494

Gotta love the "RSO EJECTED" warning light on the SR71. That aught to make the pilot think twice about having beer and tacos the night before a flight! :lol:

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JL    42

The helicopter is a Boeing v107 Vertol.

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DEFCON    684

Mach 3 eh; the only thing that comes to mind that's capable is the XB -70 Valkyrie?

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seeker    678
9 minutes ago, DEFCON said:

Mach 3 eh; the only thing that comes to mind that's capable is the XB -70 Valkyrie?

Yup, got it.  If you look up a few posts you'll see Rich already posted it and, to give credit where due, Super 80 posted the correct answer earlier too.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_XB-70_Valkyrie

General characteristics

Performance

 

 

 

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