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michapma
08-29-2003, 01:27 PM
As my trig teacher n high school used to announce, "Get out your pencils and a piece of paper and let's call it a quiz." /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif


1. At the beginning of WWII, the entity that evolved into today's U.S. Air Force was merely a corps within the U.S. Army. Its chief was a General; what was that General's name?

2. In 1938, when this General became chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps, that service had fewer than 2,000 airplanes and 21,000 people. By D-Day, June 6, 1944, the new USAAF had a peak wartime strength of
a) 12,349 aircraft and 65,475 people.
b) 36,882 aircraft and 759,348 people.
c) 78,757 aircraft and 2,372,292 people.
d) 120,838 aircraft and 3,287,803 people.

3. The first American in WWII to to match Eddie Rickenbacker's WWI American record of 26 air victories? What had Rickenbacker offered the first Army pilot to do this?

4. The Eigth Air Force was formed in England in January 1942 and the Ninth Air Force added in the following December. Which Air Force was created in August of that year for operations in the Mediterranean Theater?

5. The top two American aces of the European Theater were Francis "Gabby" Gabreski of the 56th Fighter Group with 28 and Robert S. Johnson of the same group with 27. With what aircraft did these men score their victories?

6. The last USAAF Air Force activated was the Twentieth, which was
a) designed specifically for strategic bombing of Japan with Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, and had no fighters.
b) created for acheiving air superiority over Pacific islands and finally Japan, and had the distinction of receiving P-80s at the end of the war.
c) carrier based and key in launching attacks on the Japanese Home Islands during the final months of the war.
d) created in India for logistical operations in support of China.

7. The two leading American aces of the war were Richard Ira "****" Bong, who scored 40 victories while flying with the 49th Fighter Group, and Thomas "Tommy" McGuire, who had 38 victories while flying with the 457th "Satan's Angels" Fighter Group. Besides receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, what else did these two men have in common?
a) They both acheived all of their victories flying the P-51.
b) Both of their initial applications to the USAAF were rejected.
c) Both were involved in an unhappy but dramatically romantic love triangle that could only be resolved by the death of their life-long best friend recently turned rival.
d) Neither survived the war.

8. The Curtiss Model 75 Hawk, powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engine, first flew in May 1935 and was soon being delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps under the designation P-35. The Hawk would become the first American airplane of which over 1,000 would be produced, and led to the development of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the standard frontline fighter in the Air Corps when the war began in 1939. Which type of Warhawk was the most widely produced?

9. The definitive P-47 Thunderbolt type was the P-47D, of which over 12,000 were produced. (By end of production over 15,600 P-47s had been manufactured.) Early P-47Ds had a prominent difference in fuselage design to later P-47Ds, and as a result these types had different nicknames. What were those nicknames?

10. In response to British demand for ever larger numbers of Kittyhawks (P-40D), North American proposed to build a better airplane around the same Allison engine. The resulting aircraft was first seen by the USAAF in a photoreconnaisance role and was configured as a dive-bomber under the designation A-36 Apache. What was the aircraft?

All questions taken from the book "Aces", by William Yenne. That's where the answers will be taken from too, so No Peeking!

Enjoy /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif
Mike

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

michapma
08-29-2003, 01:27 PM
As my trig teacher n high school used to announce, "Get out your pencils and a piece of paper and let's call it a quiz." /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif


1. At the beginning of WWII, the entity that evolved into today's U.S. Air Force was merely a corps within the U.S. Army. Its chief was a General; what was that General's name?

2. In 1938, when this General became chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps, that service had fewer than 2,000 airplanes and 21,000 people. By D-Day, June 6, 1944, the new USAAF had a peak wartime strength of
a) 12,349 aircraft and 65,475 people.
b) 36,882 aircraft and 759,348 people.
c) 78,757 aircraft and 2,372,292 people.
d) 120,838 aircraft and 3,287,803 people.

3. The first American in WWII to to match Eddie Rickenbacker's WWI American record of 26 air victories? What had Rickenbacker offered the first Army pilot to do this?

4. The Eigth Air Force was formed in England in January 1942 and the Ninth Air Force added in the following December. Which Air Force was created in August of that year for operations in the Mediterranean Theater?

5. The top two American aces of the European Theater were Francis "Gabby" Gabreski of the 56th Fighter Group with 28 and Robert S. Johnson of the same group with 27. With what aircraft did these men score their victories?

6. The last USAAF Air Force activated was the Twentieth, which was
a) designed specifically for strategic bombing of Japan with Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, and had no fighters.
b) created for acheiving air superiority over Pacific islands and finally Japan, and had the distinction of receiving P-80s at the end of the war.
c) carrier based and key in launching attacks on the Japanese Home Islands during the final months of the war.
d) created in India for logistical operations in support of China.

7. The two leading American aces of the war were Richard Ira "****" Bong, who scored 40 victories while flying with the 49th Fighter Group, and Thomas "Tommy" McGuire, who had 38 victories while flying with the 457th "Satan's Angels" Fighter Group. Besides receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, what else did these two men have in common?
a) They both acheived all of their victories flying the P-51.
b) Both of their initial applications to the USAAF were rejected.
c) Both were involved in an unhappy but dramatically romantic love triangle that could only be resolved by the death of their life-long best friend recently turned rival.
d) Neither survived the war.

8. The Curtiss Model 75 Hawk, powered by a Pratt &amp; Whitney R-1830 radial engine, first flew in May 1935 and was soon being delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps under the designation P-35. The Hawk would become the first American airplane of which over 1,000 would be produced, and led to the development of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the standard frontline fighter in the Air Corps when the war began in 1939. Which type of Warhawk was the most widely produced?

9. The definitive P-47 Thunderbolt type was the P-47D, of which over 12,000 were produced. (By end of production over 15,600 P-47s had been manufactured.) Early P-47Ds had a prominent difference in fuselage design to later P-47Ds, and as a result these types had different nicknames. What were those nicknames?

10. In response to British demand for ever larger numbers of Kittyhawks (P-40D), North American proposed to build a better airplane around the same Allison engine. The resulting aircraft was first seen by the USAAF in a photoreconnaisance role and was configured as a dive-bomber under the designation A-36 Apache. What was the aircraft?

All questions taken from the book "Aces", by William Yenne. That's where the answers will be taken from too, so No Peeking!

Enjoy /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif
Mike

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 01:35 PM
1. Hap Arnold
2. D
3. Bob Johnson, (?)
4. 15th
5. P-47
6. A
7. Both flew P-38's
8. "E" model
9. Razorback
10.P-51 mustang



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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 08:46 PM
bumpitty

btw...I missed a few.

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michapma
08-30-2003, 07:10 PM
^

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

fluke39
08-30-2003, 09:37 PM
crikey !!

it does remind me of exams at school/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif (rather than put "c" for every answer i don't know - i will just answer those i do.)


7 - by process of emlimination b) both originally rejected
10 - mustang /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


arn't i clever /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 09:50 PM
3 Richard Bong- the first Us pilot to match Rickenbaker score. He offered to Bong some Coke.
7 d)neither bong and McGuire survived the war, bong died in a flight test, and McGuire broked his P-38, while he was inside.
5 just guessing-P-47?
10- a variant of p-51, wich IIRC, was intended to be a dive-bomber.
Don't payed much attention on the others.

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michapma
08-30-2003, 09:52 PM
Did I mention that your grade won't count against you or be recorded? /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif

I just thought it would be fun for some folks to find out some interesting facts and maybe put their thinking caps on. There are probably any number of aviation buffs around these parts who could ace it but I really wanted your everyday aviation enthusiast to have some fun.

You got number 10 right.

Thuderbolt56 got 1, 5, 6, half of 9, and 10 right.

Let's hear from the rest of you. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

michapma
08-30-2003, 09:54 PM
Von_Zero you got 7 and 5 right, and 10 is exactly the P-51, although I guess the question isn't very well phrased.

More details on the answers after they've all been answered correctly. Yippeee! /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 10:10 PM
Actualy the A-36 apache isn't exactly the mustang,
After a initiative of aoficer from Wright field, USAAF,solicited to NA to create a dive-bomber version of the Mustang I, called A36A-Apache(NA called the plane NA-97).
This version had airbrakes buth on the underside and the upperside of the wings, to redice the speed in dives.
It had an Allison V-1710-87 engine.
USAAF ordered 500 planes, on 16 apr 1942, with serial numbers from 42-83663 to 42-84162.
The first A-36 flew for the first time in september 1942.
First combat mission was on 6 june 1943 from Maroc against Pantelleria Island.
during the war, they flew 23373 combat missions, they dropped more then 8000 tons of bombs, they got 84 air kills, and 17 more enemy planes were destroyed on ground.
117 A-36 were lost due to enemy fire on air or ground.
I'ts a MAJOR difference from the Mustang to the A-36.

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A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great'
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Message Edited on 08/31/0312:12AM by Von_Zero

michapma
08-30-2003, 10:16 PM
"configured as a dive-bomber under the designation A-36 Apache"

I meant that this was the variant, and was trying to ask what was the actual aircraft. Told you I didn't phrase it well. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif



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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 10:24 PM
NP, I like to tell....

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<center>http://www.hobby.ro/roarmy/aviatia/greceanu%20tudor/1.jpg
A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great'
landing is one after which they can use the plane again<center>

fluke39
08-30-2003, 10:30 PM
come on !!

it's a (early) mustang with air brakes !!

what was it originally called though eh mr chapman?


p.s "broked his p38" ? - do you mean crashed it ? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 10:42 PM
fluke39 wrote:
p.s "broked his p38" ? - do you mean crashed it ?
Literaly " broked his P-38 in mid air(some say that he didn't dropped his tanks, others say it was a "bug" of the Lightning) he turned too tight, and the wings literaly twisted. then the wreck got straight into the round.

-what was it originally called though eh mr chapman?
Who the A-36? the fatory called him Na-97.
The P-51 prototype? NA-73X, IIRC, didn't had any military registration, but a civilian one NX-19998.
Anything else? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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landing is one after which they can use the plane again<center>

Message Edited on 08/31/03‚ 12:46AM by Von_Zero

Message Edited on 08/31/0312:49AM by Von_Zero

fluke39
08-30-2003, 10:50 PM
AFAIK A36 wasn't called Apache when it came out - it had another name

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:04 PM
No,no,no.
The name Apache, was quite rare used and mostly used in the factories, but this is the only name it got( maybe except something like *MuStuka* (hint: Mustang +Stuka).
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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<center>http://www.hobby.ro/roarmy/aviatia/greceanu%20tudor/1.jpg
A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great'
landing is one after which they can use the plane again<center>

michapma
08-30-2003, 11:12 PM
Wait let me get my book. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif Er, the XP-51? Seriously, I don't know this stuff and without the book I could never ask all those fun questions. I got them straight out of the book and got creative on some of the multiple choices. I thought it was so interesting to learn that I'd share it here. Feel free to educate me! /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif


Here's a pic of an A-36 (I believe) that sits in the Wright-Patterson AF Base.

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/images/wright-patt/DSCF0083.JPG


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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>

XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:27 PM
I know that pic, you can clearely see the air brakes.

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A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great'
landing is one after which they can use the plane again<center>

fluke39
08-30-2003, 11:40 PM
IIRC It was called the "invader"

it was only changed when douglas called their new attack/bomber the invader



it is possible that this may have been a british name only

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fluke39
08-30-2003, 11:54 PM
oop missed question 9

"razorback" and "bubble top"

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fluke39
08-30-2003, 11:58 PM
i'll guess at 8 being p40E
Making my answers so far

7 - i'll change this to they both died (/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif i kinda hoped that wasn't true but i'll take von zero's word for it)
8 - P40E
9 Razorback and Bubble top
10 - mustang



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Message Edited on 08/30/0311:01PM by fluke39

michapma
08-31-2003, 12:48 AM
I took that pic, and I took the air brakes home with me. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif


Could be the Invader.


It's not the P-40E.


I was hoping I could fool someone with the love triangle thing... /i/smilies/16x16_robot-sad.gif /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

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Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 01:23 AM
8)P-40M? If it's not the E, must be the M! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I believe some of the M's were in our airforce, FAB, dunno if it's the M, but it's a P-40

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michapma
08-31-2003, 09:18 PM
Nope, not the P-40M either. Aw shucks, I guess I'll just spill the beans. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif

NB: Answers come straight from the book, I am not the source for further explanation. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-sad.gif


1. General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold. "Arnold was part of a generation of Air Corps leaders who had entered the U.S. Army Aviation Section at a time when it was still part of the Signal Corps, but who had seen the promise and the possibilities of military airpower in World War I. Through the 1920s and 1930s, Arnold had been one of a number of young officers who believed in the idea that airpower was an effective means of waging war and defending the United States."

2. c) 78,757 aircraft and 2,372,292 people. Not bad!

3. Case of whiskey was the offer, but the first American was not in the Army, it was Joe Foss&mdash;a Marine.

4. The Twelfth Air Force was created in the Med in August. (Tbolt, the Fifteenth was created in Italy in November 1943. Close, but no cigar.)

5. Yes indeed, the P-47.

6. a) designed specifically for strategic bombing of Japan with Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, and had no fighters. Very good, I guess my creative alternatives were just too creative. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif By the way, d) would be the Tenth Air Force.

7. As has been said, these two men tragically did not survive the war. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-sad.gif

8. This was a good question! "The most widely produced Warhawk was the P-40N, of which over 5,000 were produced. They began to enter USAAF service in March 1943, and although the superior P-47 and P-51 were coming on line at the same time, P-40Ns were being produced so rapidly, they gave the USAAF a chance to concentrate large numbers of aircraft in the field, while waiting for production momentum on the P-47 and P-51 assembly lines to build up." The P-40N also happens to be the first type to receive the Rolls Royce engine. There were over 2,000 P-40Es built, including 1,500 delivered to the Royal Air Force as Kittyhawk I.

9. The early models with a tall rear fuselage were nicknamed Razorbacks, and later bubble canopied "were known affectionately as 'Jugs.'" Easy peasy. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

10. The P-51, of course. Go Rolls Royce Merlin! /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif


Hope some of you enjoyed discovering this as much as I did.

Cheers,
Mike

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 01:36 AM
Some more info for the last question...

A-36A was a diver bomber version of P-51A. Difference? Dive brakes and underwing pylons says the books. Weirdly I have seen P-51As with pylons, so it must be only the dive brakes. As you probably know they had Allison engines (not RR Merlin). It was called unofficially (AFAIK) invader. RAF P-51A Mustangs were Mustang Is.

Photo P-51s were called F-6s (F-6A,B,C and D).

Some early Mustangs had 4x20mm cannons (rare?).

There was also P-51H, but it just missed the WWII. It was lighter (~1300pnd) version of P-51D and thus was about 40mph faster.

BTW. Did you know that P-51A wasn't the only Allison equipped Mustang? The twin fuselage P-82E had had new Allison engines (not the same versions as in P-51A).

XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 12:18 AM
Joe Foss was the first to match Rickenbacker on New Years Day 1943...shooting down three A6M3 "Hamps" to raise his score to 26. His last chance to break the 26 score tie came on Jan 25, 1943....but he never got a shot. He was transferred home a few days later to receive the MOH.