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Fjords port aircraft: Saro Cloud?

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Trying to puzzle out which airplane they have buzzing around the Fjords port... it looks like a flying boat with the engines mounted above the wing, so it's not a Catalina.  Odd, I would have expected them to have a Catalina model already, and the Swedish air force did operate Catalinas postwar.

Nearest match I can come up with is the Saro Cloud... anybody else got a better view?

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Isn't the new Fjords port located in Norway though? There's a German transport/cargo float plane (a Junkers Ju, I think) sitting in the harbor next to the town and ship. It would make sense if it was the Norwegian Fjords.

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Very odd one. Remindes me rather to some British designs, like the Saunders Ro A. 19 or 29.

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On 3/19/2020 at 6:33 AM, DeMatt said:

13731719_SaroCloudresized.png.59110dcdf0251e110a4461653c2313f3.png

Trying to puzzle out which airplane they have buzzing around the Fjords port... it looks like a flying boat with the engines mounted above the wing, so it's not a Catalina.  Odd, I would have expected them to have a Catalina model already, and the Swedish air force did operate Catalinas postwar.

Nearest match I can come up with is the Saro Cloud... anybody else got a better view?

As there are no new guesses, I will clarify this. Two planes fly on the map:

  • Orange - Lioré et Olivier LeO H-242 (on the picture)
  • Gray equipped with floats - Junkers Ju.52/3m

Thank you for your attentiveness and guess.

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On 3/20/2020 at 2:22 AM, turbo07 said:

As there are no new guesses, I will clarify this. Two planes fly on the map:

  • Orange - Lioré et Olivier LeO H-242 (on the picture)
  • Gray equipped with floats - Junkers Ju.52/3m

Thank you for your attentiveness and guess.

Huh, I'd never heard of the LeO - and my brief glance at Wikipedia didn't show it... (sneakily edits the LeO's page to add the "Engine-over-wing" category)...

...but hold on a moment.

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There's two flying planes (in the orange circles, here)... the one on the left is the one I originally pictured, and has orange wings, so it's a LeO H-242.  The one on the right seems to have grey wings, but it isn't a Ju 52.  It seems to be another LeO.

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The yellow circle is definitely a Ju 52, but it's not flying.  That just leaves the red circle - some kind of red-painted sport biplane? - and a total of four airplanes I've seen in the map.

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