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    Hi. I am trying to determine what era and plane this roundel would be associated with. Any help is appreciated https://imgur.com/a/turRWY7

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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    Looks like a fabric-covered training aircraft, the latter indicated by the yellow. I would guess 1940/1941. Do you know the country of origin?

    Robert

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    Hi! Thanks for the reply. It came out of Canada. There were some RCAF patches and Wings and other items also from the same source but there was a lot of different militaria from WWI-WWII
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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    Hi

    I agree with Robert training aircraft in Canada were painted yellow overall as there wasn't the same need for camouflage as there was in the UK

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    Hello,

    The "?. A. L. 561, might indicate, Fairchild Aircraft Limited. Possibly a Cornell.

    Col.

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    Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    Could also be from an Anson trainer built by Federal Aircraft Limited, although I'm not sure what the '561' would indicate if this was so.

    The reinforcing tapes, screws and fabric patches visible in several images were part of the fabric attachment system, in this case to tubing or wooden stringers which suggests this was a fuselage roundel - the back of fabric applied to plywood such as an Anson wing would not be relatively clean like this.

    The roundel looks to be around 25" in diameter and the vertical spacing and relative positioning of the reinforcing tapes look right for an Anson fuselage roundel.

    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 9th June 2020 at 16:24. Reason: Typo

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    Thank you for the response and information.

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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    You're welcome. Am told the Anson roundels were actually 30" in diameter.

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    Default Re: Identification of Aircraft Roundel

    Have emailed you a dimensioned drawing, including stringer spacing, extracted from artwork I had done that should help confirm if the fabric sample you posted came from an Anson.

    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 10th June 2020 at 16:45.

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