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pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 26, 2008, 6:40 AM
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Even for this shot from 1934 I had to remove the registration, otherwise a Google search would find it.

It's an excuse to post a photo of a classic "drag off" jump.

(Scanned from a photocopy of a French parachuting book by Borge and Viasnoff, 1977.)
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skybill  (D 6009)

Oct 26, 2008, 6:53 AM
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Hi pch,
Nevermind the plane, look at that canopy!! I know the 'chute is in the "process" of opening but it still looks grim!!


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 26, 2008, 7:18 AM
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Messy canopy? Yeah, and I don't think he's carrying a reserve either.


tri160  (D License)

Oct 26, 2008, 8:13 AM
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How about a hard one for a change? Handley Page W.9 built about 1925-26. Given that you referenced a French book it might also be licensed built version built in Belgium by Sabena.


(This post was edited by tri160 on Oct 26, 2008, 8:19 AM)


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 26, 2008, 8:28 AM
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In reply to:
How about a hard one for a change? Handley Page W.9 built about 1925-26.

Nope.
But you are on the right track - certainly the right company. As for the exact model, that gets messy because they had a bunch of very similar looking planes.

Identifying weird planes is an old idea in aviation magazines, but it is tougher to find ones with inflight pics of people jumping out.


tri160  (D License)

Oct 26, 2008, 8:32 AM
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You're right, further research indicates more likely a W.8 of unknown exact sub model. There were a bunch of different engine combinations between twin and 3 engined. The Handley Page part was too easy though.


AndreLapointe  (D 631)

Oct 26, 2008, 9:19 PM
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There is a seat mounted on the strut!
The fellow's likely been riding there from take off,
with his legs and arms wraped around the strut???


SStewart  (D 10405)

Oct 26, 2008, 9:41 PM
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Re: [pchapman] What is this plane? #34 [In reply to] Can't Post

Is it a Jenny?


propslop  (B 53177)

Oct 26, 2008, 9:50 PM
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Its a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


diablopilot  (D License)

Oct 27, 2008, 9:54 AM
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Re: [SStewart] What is this plane? #34 [In reply to] Can't Post

What? Are you guys new here?




It's an AN-2.





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squarecanopy  (B 29646)

Oct 27, 2008, 11:49 AM
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In reply to:
What? Are you guys new here?




It's an AN-2.





TongueLaugh

And that skydiver is the famous daredevil and Russian ballerina, Miss Stoysenka Jumpenof, the only skydiver of her day to sometimes jump with a goat (the goat had it's own parachute).

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JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Oct 27, 2008, 1:35 PM
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Hi square,

A little correction for you: Her name would be Miss Stoysenka Jumpenofa.

In Russia if the husband's last name is Jumpenof then the wife's last name would be Jumpenofa.

Just a little trivia for those who might care. Crazy

JerryBaumchen


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 27, 2008, 1:52 PM
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In reply to:
[Miss Stoysenka Jumpenof, the only skydiver of her day to sometimes jump with a goat (the goat had it's own parachute).

Or was it a sheep?
Crazy
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AggieDave  (D License)

Oct 27, 2008, 1:53 PM
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Re: [pchapman] What is this plane? #34 [In reply to] Can't Post

Also known as a New Zealand hot naked jump!


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 29, 2008, 7:00 PM
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Re: [pchapman] What is this plane? #34 [In reply to] Can't Post

Might as well finish this thread off.
Tri160 was pretty close.

The airplane is apparently a Handley Page HP 33 "Clive". It all looks a bit messy as there were similar HP 33's, 35's, 36's, with bomber versions and troop transport versions.

Anyway, one of the military transports ended up civilian registered, sold to Alan Cobham's travelling aerial circus. That's the plane in the photo. So unlike most photos of drag-offs from similar planes, that could well be a civilian jumper.

(As for the later photo of a sheep in a parachute, it is unrelated, and was from the Italian military resupplying their troops with fresh meat by air in Ethiopia.)



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