Identify Aircraft (Wibault 282-T)

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Identify Aircraft (Wibault 282-T)

Post by Tomg44 » 09 Apr 2009 12:36

I came across this photo on the Times On Line website. The caption says it's a Ju52. It doesn't look like the classic "garden shed with wings", military version. Can anyone provide information?
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Re: Identify Aircraft

Post by peeved » 09 Apr 2009 13:12

It's a Wibault; I'd say either a 282T with 283T tail or a 283T with middle engine cowling and main wheel spats removed. Probably the former.
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Re: Identify Aircraft

Post by kriegsmarine221 » 11 Apr 2009 02:23

agreed. its obviously a wibault 280. it couldntve been a ju-52 judging by the vertical stabilizer shape and the cockpit frame. heres another pic of it.Image

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Re: Identify Aircraft

Post by Cantankerous » 21 May 2022 01:25

kriegsmarine221 wrote:
11 Apr 2009 02:23
agreed. its obviously a wibault 280. it couldntve been a ju-52 judging by the vertical stabilizer shape and the cockpit frame. heres another pic of it.Image
The prototype Wilbault 280-T was redesignated 281-T after being re-engined with three Gnome-Rhône 7Kd engines, and it was eventually converted to a Wibault 282-T after its Gnome-Rhône 7Kd engines were fitted with cowlings around the wing-mounted engines.

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Re: Identify Aircraft

Post by von thoma » 21 May 2022 01:52

The weird airplane in the background, a British Handley Page H.P. 42 Airliner ( G-AAXD named 'Horatius' ) from Imperial Airways, London.
It looked like a dangerous plane, by the end of 1940, all of the aircraft of this type were destroyed as a result of various accidents.
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Re: Identify Aircraft (Wibault 282-T)

Post by reedwh52 » 23 May 2022 14:14

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The weird airplane in the background, a British Handley Page H.P. 42 Airliner ( G-AAXD named 'Horatius' ) from Imperial Airways, London.
It looked like a dangerous plane, by the end of 1940, all of the aircraft of this type were destroyed as a result of various accidents."
The HP-42 was not a dangerous airplane.

Entering service in 1931, Eight were built; 4 were destroyed on the ground by storms (3) or by hangar fire (1);
One was removed from service after a hard landing; two were destroyed after forced landing in RAF Service;

One disappeared in 1940 with 8 lives lost. The 8 aircraft flew 10 million miles without a fatality in civil operations 1931-1939/40.

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