Weird, But Not French

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?




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7 thoughts on “Weird, But Not French

  1. 787cape says:

    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.

  2. Roy Benstead says:

    One thing about this stands out to me. It looks as if it used the tailplane from a Handley Page Halifax Bomber.

  3. John Guzman says:

    That’s a DINFIA IA 35 Huanquero, a multi-mission aircraft used by the Argentinian Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s.

  4. John Voss says:

    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!

  5. Stephen Rocketto says:

    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.


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