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Can anyone ID this aircraft. All I know it was probably a modified PT-19 and had dummy bombs under the wings and maybe a dummy retractable gear. May have appeared 1959/1960 and said to resemble a
Bf-109 fighter. No N-number known to me.
 

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I believe this to be the Mace M-101 Could Bee, also known as the Macerschmitt.

It was built by Harvey F. Mace, from Sacramento, California.

Only one was built in 1959, powered by a 125hp Lycoming O-290 engine. It carried the registration [N352L].
 

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Thank you Skyblazer :)
My mystery aircraft is roughly from the same time as the M-101 by Harvey Mace. I think, however, that is not the M-101 viewing the u/c, wing position, nose form etc. and N352L also seems smaller.
The Macerschmitt is often described as original design.
 

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walter said:
Thank you Skyblazer :)
My mystery aircraft is roughly from the same time as the M-101 by Harvey Mace. I think, however, that is not the M-101 viewing the u/c, wing position, nose form etc. and N352L also seems smaller.
The Macerschmitt is often described as original design.
Ah well... that was my best bet. I had never seen a photo of the Macerschmitt, but since the year, general description and Messerchmitt theme matched perfectly, I thought this must be it... The only thing I wasn't too sure about was the engine, as it didn't seem quite like a Lycoming to me.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
 

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Thank you for your help Skyblazer. Much appreciated. The engine in the mystery aircraft may be a Ranger(?).
Attached a photo of the Macerschmitt.


Best, Walter
 

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walter said:
Attached a photo of the Macerschmitt.
Thanks! Just when I thought I had none, I realize I actually DID have a photo of it myself, and it was indeed quite a different bird...
 

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