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fluke39
09-02-2003, 12:38 PM
anyone up for a quick quiz then? - i've tried to make all the questions interesting -and i've started with a couple of easy ones

hope you enjoy it anyway /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


1.The twin-engine bomber, which spawned the Lancaster, was known as the what?

2.According to some sources a directive was issued to German pilots on the eastern front by 1944. This directed the pilots to avoid combat with certain planes missing a certain feature under certain conditions - what was the directive?

3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito in part due to it's wooden construction?

4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane? And why?

5.What unusual feature did the French Bloch MB 152 have?

6.What was the main purpose of the Bf109H? and what was it's main difference from standard 109's?

7.What designation would the Ju248 be better known as?

8.To avoid retribution on their families by the Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after the capitulation of France, adopted false names - what were these names commonly called?

9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France were under German control, producers of a product France is famous for (which was especially popular with German command) were able to inform Britain where Germany was to strike next how was this? And what was the product?

10. When Poland was invaded it's air force was equipped solely with the PZL P.11 - however there was a prototype successor of this plane flying at this time- the PZL P.50- what was it's fate?


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fluke39
09-02-2003, 12:38 PM
anyone up for a quick quiz then? - i've tried to make all the questions interesting -and i've started with a couple of easy ones

hope you enjoy it anyway /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


1.The twin-engine bomber, which spawned the Lancaster, was known as the what?

2.According to some sources a directive was issued to German pilots on the eastern front by 1944. This directed the pilots to avoid combat with certain planes missing a certain feature under certain conditions - what was the directive?

3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito in part due to it's wooden construction?

4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane? And why?

5.What unusual feature did the French Bloch MB 152 have?

6.What was the main purpose of the Bf109H? and what was it's main difference from standard 109's?

7.What designation would the Ju248 be better known as?

8.To avoid retribution on their families by the Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after the capitulation of France, adopted false names - what were these names commonly called?

9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France were under German control, producers of a product France is famous for (which was especially popular with German command) were able to inform Britain where Germany was to strike next how was this? And what was the product?

10. When Poland was invaded it's air force was equipped solely with the PZL P.11 - however there was a prototype successor of this plane flying at this time- the PZL P.50- what was it's fate?


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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 12:58 PM
- 1.The twin-engine bomber, which spawned the
- Lancaster, was known as the what?

The Manchester

- 2.According to some sources a directive was issued
- to German pilots on the eastern front by 1944. This
- directed the pilots to avoid combat with certain
- planes missing a certain feature under certain
- conditions - what was the directive?

To avoid combat with Yaks missing their under-nose/fuselage
radiator if underneath 6000 meters

- 3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito?
-
The He 219 ?

- 4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane?
- And why?
-
American raid? Bombed it to dust?

- 5.What unusual feature did the French Bloch MB 152
- have?
-
Engine tilted to counter torque? ( I know one Frech plane had it)

- 6.What was the main purpose of the Bf109H? and what
- was it's main difference from standard 109's?

Carrierplane based on Graf Zeppelin. Arrestor hook
and bigger wings

- 7.What designation would the Ju248 be better known
- as?
-
Me 263?

- 8.To avoid retribution on their families by the
- Germans, French pilots adopted false names - what
- were these names commonly called?
-
Alias?

- 9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France
- were under German control, producers of a product
- France is famous for (which was especially popular
- with German command) were able to inform Britain
- where Germany was to strike next how was this? And
- what was the product?

Goose liver? Goose flying to britain with messages?
-
- 10.When Poland was invaded it's air force was
- equipped solely with the PZL P.11 - however there
- was a prototype successor of this plane flying at
- this time- the PZL P.50- what was it's fate?
-
-Shot down by Polish flak




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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:03 PM
the german mosquito is the Ta154 i think

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:04 PM
1. Manchester

2. Concerning Yak-3: Do not engage Yaks without oil radiator below 5000 m.

3. There are several planes the Germans considered to be their Mosquito. The Heinkel He 219 was inofficially called Moskito sometimes. The Messerschmitt Me 210 was thought to be a Mosquito equvalent. The Junkers Ju 88 was very close to Mosquito in employment.

6. High altitude fighter. Could also be used for recon.

7. Could be Me 263.

9. Must have been Champagne.

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:40 PM
- 1.The twin-engine bomber, which spawned the
- Lancaster, was known as the what?

Avro 679 Manchester

- 2.According to some sources a directive was issued
- to German pilots on the eastern front by 1944. This
- directed the pilots to avoid combat with certain
- planes missing a certain feature under certain
- conditions - what was the directive?

Don't fight Yaks missing the oil radiator under the nose: these were not Yak-1B or Yak-9s, but Yak-3 Ubytsa=Killer !!
No way to survive it in a dogfight!

- 3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito?

Heinkel He.219 "Uhu" (Owl)... but I remember it was considered more an anti-Mosquito rather than a Mosquito itself. Anyway, they belonged to the same category.
Alternative answer: Focke-Wulf Ta.154, so-called "Moskito" since it was made of wood like the Mosquito... but it never saw a "real" service

- 4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane?
- And why?

It was utilized as a night-fighter, but it was supposed to be a multirole aircraft, thus receiving many critics because it was "too specialized".

- 5.What unusual feature did the French Bloch MB 152
- have?

Beside the fact that it was an obsolete and crap plane, the firs lot of them was delivered to the Armée de l'Air without propeller and/or gunsight (!!!!!).

- 6.What was the main purpose of the Bf109H? and what
- was it's main difference from standard 109's?

High-altitude fighter, with increased wing-span (like Ta.152 compared to Fw.190D)

- 7.What designation would the Ju248 be better known
- as?

Komet II (just guess)

- 8.To avoid retribution on their families by the
- Germans, French pilots adopted false names - what
- were these names commonly called?

I guess Jacques Dupont (more or less a french John Smith)

- 9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France
- were under German control, producers of a product
- France is famous for (which was especially popular
- with German command) were able to inform Britain
- where Germany was to strike next how was this? And
- what was the product?

German officiers got drunk by french WINE and they started to talk loud about their plans?

- 10.When Poland was invaded it's air force was
- equipped solely with the PZL P.11 - however there
- was a prototype successor of this plane flying at
- this time- the PZL P.50- what was it's fate?

PZL P.50 production was blocked by nazis?

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fluke39
09-02-2003, 01:40 PM
OK i'll rephrase question3 :


3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito -in part due to it's wooden construction?


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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:51 PM
fluke39 wrote:
- OK i'll rephrase question3 :
-
- 3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito -in
- part due to it's wooden construction?
-

Focke-Wulf Ta.154 !!!!!!!!!!!
Did I won something?

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fluke39
09-02-2003, 01:53 PM
Cippacometa wrote:
-
- fluke39 wrote:
-- OK i'll rephrase question3 :
--
-- 3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito -in
-- part due to it's wooden construction?
--
-
- Focke-Wulf Ta.154 !!!!!!!!!!!
- Did I won something?
-

as in all my quizzes i like to consider everyone a winner -
all entrants get their post count increased by one /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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fluke39
09-02-2003, 02:00 PM
sorry - have rephrased question 8 now reads


8.To avoid retribution on their families by the Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after the capitulation of France, adopted false names - what were these names commonly called?

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 02:11 PM
4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane? And why?

I can't remember the exact raid, but as I remember it, the aircraft (being plywood) required rather specific and special glue, the components of which could only be manufactured in one facility.

That facility was bombed and destroyed, cutting off the production and supply of the special glue. The Germans looked for and believed they had found a suitable alternative glue, but after a couple of serious accidents they discovered that the new glue actually ate into the wood fairly quickly.

That, along with some political reasons (which were comparatively minor) was the main reason the project died.

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 02:23 PM
hehe i ve won for the Ta154 lol just the fact of posting one more time but i did it.

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fluke39
09-02-2003, 02:43 PM
NN_EnigmuS wrote:
- hehe i ve won for the Ta154 lol just the fact of
- posting one more time but i did it.
-
yes - sorry - credit to you for being the first one to get that one right /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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fluke39
09-02-2003, 03:58 PM
OK so most of the questions have been answered-
here are my full answers to those that have been got

questions 8 and 9 are still open for all (although someone has got part of 9 right /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

- 1.The twin-engine bomber, which spawned the
- Lancaster, was known as the what?

Avro Manchester

- 2.According to some sources a directive was issued
- to German pilots on the eastern front by 1944. This
- directed the pilots to avoid combat with certain
- planes missing a certain feature under certain
- conditions - what was the directive?

To avoid combat with Yaks lacking an oil cooler under the nose (Yak3 )

- 3.What plane was hailed as Germany's Mosquito?

Ta 154


- 4.What raid literally was the undoing of this plane?
- And why?

The RAF bombed the Tego-Film plant which bonded the wooden airframe. The cold glue which was used as a replacement contained excess acid which ate away at the wood - causing one plane to literally fall apart in the air -on 28th June 1944, hence it never found it's way into service.


- 5.What unusual feature did the French Bloch MB 152
- have?

It's engine was "canted" meaning it was set at an angle to offset some of the torque.

- 6.What was the main purpose of the Bf109H? and what
- was it's main difference from standard 109's?

High altitude interceptor - had a larger wingspan


- 7.What designation would the Ju248 be better known
- as?

Me 263 - as Messerschmitt were considered "overloaded" the me263 development was transferred to Junkers which added several new features - although later the RLM insisted on the redesignation back to me263.

-8.To avoid retribution on their families by the Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after the capitulation of France, adopted false names - what were these names commonly called?



- 9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France
- were under German control, producers of a product
- France is famous for (which was especially popular
- with German command) were able to inform Britain
- where Germany was to strike next how was this? And
- what was the product?



- 10.When Poland was invaded it's air force was
- equipped solely with the PZL P.11 - however there
- was a prototype successor of this plane flying at
- this time- the PZL P.50- what was it's fate?


It was shot down by polish AAA - who believed it to be a German plane (as it looked nothing like anything they thought they had) whoops!

anyone for a pop at 8 or 9 ?


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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 04:07 PM
8.tom, **** or harry

9.young women?

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fluke39
09-02-2003, 04:13 PM
hmm i can see people are having probs with this one:

8.To avoid retribution on their families by the Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after the capitulation of France, adopted false names - what were these names commonly called?



not as in: "what were commonly used names?"

but as in: "what were these types of names commonly reffered to as?"

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 04:19 PM
fluke39 wrote:
- hmm i can see people are having probs with this one:
-
- 8.To avoid retribution on their families by the
- Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after
- the capitulation of France, adopted false names -
- what were these names commonly called?
-
-
-
- not as in: "what were commonly used names?"
-
- but as in: "what were these types of names commonly
- reffered to as?"
-

Noms de guerre? (war names?)
just trying to guess...
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fluke39
09-02-2003, 04:33 PM
Cippacometa wrote:
-
- fluke39 wrote:
-- hmm i can see people are having probs with this one:
--
-- 8.To avoid retribution on their families by the
-- Germans, French pilots fighting with the RAF after
-- the capitulation of France, adopted false names -
-- what were these names commonly called?
--
--
--
-- not as in: "what were commonly used names?"
--
-- but as in: "what were these types of names commonly
-- reffered to as?"
--
-
- Noms de guerre? (war names?)
- just trying to guess...


....and you guess well my friend /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

just Q.9 left now...

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fluke39
09-02-2003, 06:52 PM
ok time for the answer to the last question.....

9.At one point in the war whilst parts of France were under German control, producers of a product France is famous for (which was especially popular with German command) were able to inform Britain where Germany was to strike next how was this? And what was the product?



Champagne - apparently sometimes the German command would request deliveries to places in advance of them getting there - hence the champagne distributors would know where the Germans would be heading next!


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