The plane is an A 26 (if I remember correctly) used by the Marines in the Pacific during WWII. Armament includes two 20mm canons, six 50 cal. guns, and four 30 cal. guns. The plane is part of the Commemorative Air Force and was at Kingsville NAS airshow a few years ago.Neat shot! That formidably armed nose kind of reminds me of...
What type of aircraft have you shown us and where did you see it?
Thanks for your interest, Richard !I think that might be the deluxe model. I was curious and looked up the history of the SG-38, and found that in most pictures the pilot is perched on what looks like a very flimsy chair, with zero protection from the elements. The version in your picture looks quite civilised by comparison!
Really enjoying these images Rolf.a mystery plane
it looks like son of SG-38 but had a motor,behind the pilot, attached to it.
I think it must have been an experimental plane, probably designed and built by the students of Akaflieg Stuttgart.
I tried to find out about this motor glider but failed totally.
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Most pictures were taken with me positioned in a double-seated glider or motor glider. I always needed a pilot to act according to my instructions and it worked nicely. I had lots of hours flying a double-seated glider with the instructor behind me, but I never soloed. Taking photos I found even more attractive and I became part of the scene for a rather long time.Gliding with film camera in hand looking to get that shot (and in the 70s) is a pretty cool thing.