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I am attempting to identify this aircraft.

The pictures appear to have been taken around 1960. enter image description here

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It is the only Bede XBD-2, from the early '60s.

According to Wikipedia it was an experimental aircraft with STOL capabilities.

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    $\begingroup$ The tail number must have changed since then, now N327BD is a Piper J3C-65 $\endgroup$ – ratchet freak May 28 '18 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ @ratchetfreak I guess it would be expected if that number is not in use for a certain number of years, no? $\endgroup$ – Federico May 28 '18 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ The aircraft is on static display at Manitowoc airport and still carries the same tail number, as can been seen here $\endgroup$ – MadMarky May 28 '18 at 14:07
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    $\begingroup$ Who would have guessed the N...BD stands for Bede. I wonder if he did that with his other planes? $\endgroup$ – jwzumwalt May 29 '18 at 6:37
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    $\begingroup$ @jwzumwalt Seems that it is the case for several prototypes, see photos here of several models $\endgroup$ – Bentoy13 May 30 '18 at 11:14

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