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I need some help identifying a LEGO plane.

The LEGO set 7292, Propeller Adventures, features a twin engine airplane, with conventional landing gear, and a bubble canopy. There are no pontoons on the wings

Assuming it's based on a real plane, does anyone have any ideas?

7292 Propeller Adventures

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    $\begingroup$ Related: On what plane is 7292 Propellor Adventures based? $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Nov 1 '14 at 0:31
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    $\begingroup$ Being a Lego fan for over 30 years, I highly doubt that it is based on any real life aircraft. Lego doesn't hide if a model is based after something from real life (examples). $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Nov 1 '14 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ The tail surfaces are far too small for any real airplane. $\endgroup$ Nov 1 '14 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ I'd like to know how this question doesn't appear to be about aviation. It's about identifying an aircraft. I mean, there's an entire tag about identifying aircraft. The ideal place to ask about something like this is here, in a community of aircraft and aviation experts, not a community of toy enthusiasts. $\endgroup$
    – Nick2253
    Nov 3 '14 at 1:06
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    $\begingroup$ In 8 months, about 100 views and no answer on the lego site, in 5 days, slightly more than 100 views but many suggestions on the aviation site. Seems to indicate that it really is an aviation question… $\endgroup$
    – Relaxed
    Nov 6 '14 at 9:40
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There are a few which are similar on some points, although all have at least one issue. In the end I suspect in the end it's just a "generic mid-wing, twin engined WWII fast bomber"

Other than the radial engines, it looks a lot like a de Havilland Mosquito

de Havilland Mosquito

Or perhaps a Junkers Ju88

Junkers Ju88

Or a CAC Woomera, at a stretch

CAC Woomera

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Could also be a Ki-45

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or except for the tail a BR-20

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  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't quite fit, to my eyes, with the forward swept wings, top turret and pointy nose... then again, you could say similar about my suggestions. $\endgroup$
    – Jon Story
    Oct 31 '14 at 23:50
  • $\begingroup$ Either way the oval wings, rotary engines and tail dragger put the plane in WWII era, a lot of planes were designed during that era that copied from each other, so unless the original designer comes along guesses are all we have $\endgroup$ Oct 31 '14 at 23:57
  • $\begingroup$ Agreed, Oval-ish wings, Rotary Engines, Mid-wing, tail dragger etc are all pretty common. $\endgroup$
    – Jon Story
    Nov 1 '14 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ What about the Bristol Beaufighter? $\endgroup$ Nov 1 '14 at 2:43
  • $\begingroup$ That did occur to me, but the Beau is very stub-nosed and has a turret, so doesn't fit too well $\endgroup$
    – Jon Story
    Nov 3 '14 at 18:43

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