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Identifying an airplane by its engines

Post by TWN » 20 May 2018, 11:35

I've bought this picture in a second hand shop and I really like to know what plane it is.
Can anybody identfy it on its engines?
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Idintifing airplane by its engines

Post by YYZ727 » 20 May 2018, 14:12

Looks like a Lockheed Electra L-188 to me

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Re: Idintifing airplane by its engines

Post by DIBO » 20 May 2018, 15:16

No doubt about it (if you include its sister model P3 Orion as a possibility, although most P3's have their engine nacelles painted and these seem to have a metal finish)
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Re: Idintifing airplane by its engines

Post by jan_olieslagers » 20 May 2018, 15:24

It certainly is a quad turboprop, and the L-188 (or its derivatives) are a good bet. Still there are more:

* Bristol Brittania and derivatives
* Vickers Viscount & Vanguard derivative
* Ilyushin 18 and numerous variants

(and my gratitude to the mod who tidied up the thread title/subject!)

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Re: Identifying an airplane by its engines

Post by DIBO » 20 May 2018, 21:55

But none have the "half-moon air scoop" intake mounted clearly above the engine.
All older British and Russian turboprops have a circular intake only slightly lager than the spinner, resulting in a very sleek engine nacelle.
Only the Jetstream 31, Fairchild Swearingen Merlin / Metroline had top side inlets, but these are twin engines.
All modern turboprops have the air intake below the engine.

So L-188 (or P3) it is :-)

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Re: Identifying an airplane by its engines

Post by Vic Diesel » 04 Jun 2018, 16:48

Certainly not the Ilyushin-18, its engines look completely different from those on the picture.
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Viktor

(Budapest-born, Vienna-raised, working in Brussels)

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