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  •  I thought it was a fuel tank removed. (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Roger Fox

    The instrumentation and whatnot was clearly pretty old, I would have said contemporary to the age of the plane, but I guess that's not the case. There were full controls, although the rear stick had been removed for this purpose. It was a full flying position, minus some of the engine controls.

    This is the very plane in question, and it appears you are (of course) correct that it was not manufactured as a trainer. However, it doesn't say when the rear seat was added.

    "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of fraud"--The Cure, "Club America"

    by Wheever on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:23:57 PM PST

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