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Unknown Grumman

Postby m94x » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:58 pm

This one just sold on Ebay and the sellor identified it as coming from the estate of an ex Grumman exec and admittedly it looks like a Grumman design but I can't positively identify it-I'd really like to know what it is.. It has SM10X on the side of it.
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby dasimperator » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:55 am

Link to auction? Can't tell much from a postage stamp.
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby m94x » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:09 pm

how's this?
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby grwebster » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:36 pm

I see simiularites with the Banshee F2H aft of the wing, but Grumman was not into a swept wing designs at that point and had moved to full 'bubble' canopy glazing. The final version known as the Cougar was quite different.
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby CAIR67 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:14 pm

The stand looks very similar to other Grumman model shop stands I have seen. Also the project number on the side and shading of the windows help its identity of a factory model.
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby Aeronaut » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:39 am

The flag on the vertical tailplane has the Italian colors, and SM10X might be a never built concept from Savoia-Marchetti, just my WAG! :lol:
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby grwebster » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:48 am

Cristian, I thought the same thing but SM didn't survive the war as an aircraft builder, they mainly went into trucks. They did make a piston trainer but no jets.
BTW I never saw a flag on the model.
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby Aeronaut » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:50 am

grwebster wrote:Cristian, I thought the same thing but SM didn't survive the war as an aircraft builder, they mainly went into trucks. They did make a piston trainer but no jets.
BTW I never saw a flag on the model.

Well... heeere it isss!!!

http://translate.google.com/translate?t ... aktivnye-0

If you click on "The project jet fighter SIAI-Marchetti SM-10X" it will show the whole story.

BTW There is a very thin horizontal flag that spans the whole vertical tailplane cord. Your old eyes are getting tired :lol:
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby grwebster » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:57 am

right you are - I found a photo of the model, too.
http://www.google.fr/imgres?q=SIAI-Marc ... 9,r:23,s:0
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Re: Unknown Grumman

Postby m94x » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:04 am

Thanks guys! I knew you'd be able to satisfy my curiosity! I wish I'd bid more on it now. Now if I can only get that chronology of Pastushin models.....:)
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