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April 14, 2006

Here's an easy one for you Airplane Grognards.

The Commissar, he of Acepilots.com, sent me this request:

commissar@hisurl.com wrote:

John,

I'm stumped on this identification problem. What do you think?

Thanks,


Stephen

aka The Commissar
The Politburo Diktat
http://acepilots.com/mt

----- Forwarded message from guyxxxxx@xxxxxxx.net -----
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 21:58:29 -0400
From: Guy
Reply-To: Guy
Subject: help to identify aircraft

Hi,

My name is Guy A. I am a Vietnam War vet and currently doing a documentary for my WWII Veteran uncle who served and was wounded in Europe.

He is still alive and doing well. I have attached a picture of a downed German Aircraft and would like to know if any of your older veterans could identify it. Thank you for any assistance with this.

Guy A.

Hey, *I'm* flattered when a guy who runs a website about Ace Pilots comes to me for help identifying an airplane! It took me about two minutes to logic my way through it and then confirm it. I'll put my answer up tomorrow. In the meantime, you guys have at it. I'm guessing a few of you will get it very quickly, as I did - but play honest, do your figuring *without* reading the comments. Then open up the comments and load your answer - *then* read what other people have posited. Extra credit if you post a link to a confirmatory pic.

Here's the pic in question. You may begin.

ID this aircraft


Here's a larger version, for those who might need it.