This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- Not everything in the skies that looks weird is French.
- A German’s first foreign production plane after WWII.
- A late-1950s effort that helped establish a new aviation industry.
- For light ground attack, trainer, and even passenger transport!
So do you know what this aircraft is?
Post a REPLY below with your best guess!
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7 thoughts on “Weird, But Not French”
Vickers Wellingtons Bomber
I believe that this is a variant of the Argentine DINFIA IA 35 Huanquero light transport aircraft. The design team was led by Kurt Tank in the late 1940s.
One thing about this stands out to me. It looks as if it used the tailplane from a Handley Page Halifax Bomber.
That’s a DINFIA IA 35 Huanquero, a multi-mission aircraft used by the Argentinian Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s.
Looks like a Dornier, if it’s German.
Looks to be a composite of the following:
Nose and forward fuselage: Bristol Bleneim Mk1 (sp?)
Aft Fuselage: Handley Page Hampden
Horizontal tail: Handley Page Halifax
Engines: Dornier 217
Therefore I agree with the above entry: It’s an Argentinean design!
The hint about the German and post war production and the roundels and flash which look like the blue and white Argentine identifiers indicate that this is a Kurt Tank product, and IA 35.