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Mystery Object No.57

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What's this all about?

 

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Something to do with Malkara perhaps? If the initials of the manufacturer are C.A.F., which it looks like, then Commonwealth Aircraft Factory, in Australia were involved with Malkara, were they not?

 

Of course, I may well be wrong and well off track :-D

 

Richard

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As its Blue, possibly practice ordnance? As its in bits maybe it wasn't practice.

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Something to do with Malkara perhaps? If the initials of the manufacturer are C.A.F., which it looks like, then Commonwealth Aircraft Factory, in Australia were involved with Malkara, were they not?

 

Of course, I may well be wrong and well off track :-D

 

Richard

 

 

Ah well my mistake was to post it at the weekend, should have done it on a weekday when you're not around (That is a compliment actually :-D)

 

Yes it is to do with Malkara. Close but it is actually GAF, Government Aircraft Factories

 

So what is it & what has it got to do with the Malkara project?

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As its Blue, possibly practice ordnance? As its in bits maybe it wasn't practice.

 

 

It's meant to be green, I was once told it was "Cockpit Green"

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Ah well my mistake was to post it at the weekend, should have done it on a weekday when you're not around (That is a compliment actually :-D)

 

Yes it is to do with Malkara. Close but it is actually GAF, Government Aircraft Factories

 

So what is it & what has it got to do with the Malkara project?

 

 

Now I know why you are launching these Mystery Objects in the middle of the day now :-D

 

Reason I thought it was CAF, was because they built their version of the P51 Mustang in the late Forties, must have had a name change to Govt.

 

As to what is it for and why is it Cockpit Green, well it would only be a guess....................and I honestly cannot think of anything at present.

 

Richard

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It is some form of plastic cloth covering, looks to be delaminating at top, where white shows. Perhaps a cover for the controls?

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Something to do with Malkara perhaps? If the initials of the manufacturer are C.A.F., which it looks like, then Commonwealth Aircraft Factory, in Australia were involved with Malkara, were they not?

 

Of course, I may well be wrong and well off track :-D

 

Richard

 

 

Blimey - how on earth did you get that :schocked:

 

....I was just about to see that myself :-D

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What about the parachute used to recover the main body on practise launches? Or bag for parachute...........

 

 

Nope, it's not soft.

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Nose-cone or fin from practice round???

 

 

Getting very close Neil. Also need to consider why this object is partially burnt.

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Getting very close Neil. Also need to consider why this object is partially burnt.

 

 

'Cos it's been fired????? :-D

 

Part of missile fuselage?

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it is not a tail fin from a Malkara that failed to release from the launcher on firing, is it?

 

We had a REME officer who was attached to Mlakara unit and he related to me once how he saw this happen.

 

Richard

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'Cos it's been fired?????

 

Yes but something went wrong.

 

Part of missile fuselage?

 

 

Nope, look at my avatar is Orange William but very similar.

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it is not a tail fin from a Malkara that failed to release from the launcher on firing, is it?

 

We had a REME officer who was attached to Mlakara unit and he related to me once how he saw this happen.

 

Richard

 

 

Nope

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did the remains end up in an unusual location?

 

 

Nope

 

So far we've had suggestions of:

fuselage

warhead

container

main body

tail fin

nose

fin

engine

 

But what else is there left?

 

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Wing?

 

 

Yes, well done.

The fins are small & fixed & at the rear. The wings are in the middle & their movement provides the means of steering. There are 4 fins & 4 wings. 2 of the wings are special & this is one of those but it has a problem. A solution to this was in fact an earlier mystery object!

 

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