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Can anyone identify this aeroplane?

Location is Cordoba, Argentina.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a tricky one. If you could say what the source is if possible that might help. (Cordoba might be Spain, or might be Argentina, for instance.) $\endgroup$ – Party Ark Apr 30 '18 at 22:24
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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe a sopwith pup $\endgroup$ – L'aviateur Apr 1 at 16:51
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Similitudes with the Sommer Arrow from 1914 (the swept upper wing and upper wing root). Wing tips and rudder don't really match, but home made modifications could have been made.

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Source: flyingmachines.ru

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  • $\begingroup$ Really close! The engine looks slightly different to me too. The wheels are plain on this plane but could have been changed. $\endgroup$ – Bentoy13 May 2 '18 at 7:37
  • $\begingroup$ The shape of the rudder in the OP's picture is indistinct - what makes it look triangular is more likely an artifact of the background, so could be round like the Arrow. More importantly, the apparent shape of the port upper wingtip in the Arrow picture is likely to be the result of the picture editor's cropping; the starboard wingtip doesn't suggest a curved shape. So the only differences are the wheels (trivial) and the engine cowling, and the addition of a screen on the OP for the rear passenger. I'd give it a tentative match. $\endgroup$ – Party Ark May 2 '18 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ @PartyArk About the rudder: No, I think it is triangular rudder with a rounded top and a hinge to connect it to the triangular/curved tail. It certainly isn't round $\endgroup$ – dalearn May 8 '18 at 19:56
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Looks a lot like an Anatra D-Series. Note the scalloped trailing edge and the chunky wing struts. These were Russian built aircraft used for reconnaissance during WWI.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ uhm, but in OP's photo there is no cutout for the pilot in the trailing edge of the upper wing. also, the engine shape looks different. $\endgroup$ – Federico May 1 '18 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ The landng gear looks further forward than the OP's aircraft $\endgroup$ – Dave Gremlin May 1 '18 at 21:58
  • $\begingroup$ See the face....not the same $\endgroup$ – L'aviateur Apr 1 at 17:10
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It Looks like avro 504K,see this picture avro avro 504K

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  • $\begingroup$ Note that in the upper photo in your answer the top wing appears to have dihedral, although without more information we could not rule out forward sweep which would create the same appearance from that camera angle. Note that the upper wing of the biplane in the question appears to have anhedral, which is almost certainly due actually entirely or mainly to the fact that the wing is swept aft, which creates the same appearance from that camera angle. That's a pretty fundamental difference in geometry-- they cannot be the same type of plane. $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Apr 3 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ Also consider fore-and-aft spacing of wing stuts which is very small in Avro 504, fin/ rudder shape, strong positive stagger in Avro 504 and little to none in airplane in question, and more. Also note that the wing struts on the 504 are raked forward relative to the fuselage-connected struts ("cabane" struts). $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Apr 3 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ See also the triangular geometry of some the "cabane" struts in the question photo. $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Apr 3 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ Bravo for this attentive look! $\endgroup$ – L'aviateur Apr 3 at 14:09

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