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Waldo.Pepper
07-27-2007, 03:49 AM
What it is? What was it is used for?

Bonus point to anyone who can figure out which country in Europe this structure was used/located/pictured in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/mystery%20object/mysteryobject.jpg

Yes I know the answer. (I am not that cruel to ask when I don't know the answer.)

If anyone gets close I shall reveal all!

If no one gets it (or close enough) I shall reveal all by Monday!

Good hunting!

Waldo.Pepper
07-27-2007, 03:49 AM
What it is? What was it is used for?

Bonus point to anyone who can figure out which country in Europe this structure was used/located/pictured in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/mystery%20object/mysteryobject.jpg

Yes I know the answer. (I am not that cruel to ask when I don't know the answer.)

If anyone gets close I shall reveal all!

If no one gets it (or close enough) I shall reveal all by Monday!

Good hunting!

joeap
07-27-2007, 03:57 AM
Ummmm...uses lake water to...process stuff? Waste pulp perhaps? Looks to be somewhere mountainous...Germany, or Austria perhaps?

stathem
07-27-2007, 04:00 AM
A coal gas powered ferry; equivalent to a 'gazogene'

Somwehere in France.

No601_Tom
07-27-2007, 04:02 AM
Looks like my pleasure yacht on the Yangtze river. The drum on the back is for my gin and tonic.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Charos
07-27-2007, 04:25 AM
Vertical coal fired boiler with condenser - A desalination plant?

whiteladder
07-27-2007, 04:27 AM
Giant Gin distillery?

Bewolf
07-27-2007, 04:28 AM
Smmoke machine in Scanidnnavia?

ploughman
07-27-2007, 04:30 AM
Zeppelin hydrogen plant? Bavaria?

mrsiCkstar
07-27-2007, 04:38 AM
does it have anything to do with the heavy water plant in Norway?

leitmotiv
07-27-2007, 04:48 AM
It is probably the famous Kriegsmarine toilet ship Pynchon invented in GRAVITY'S RAINBOW.

WTE_Ibis
07-27-2007, 04:57 AM
Chinese rice powered biogas factory.


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HellToupee
07-27-2007, 05:16 AM
I'm guessing fuel pump for undersea pipelines, and in France as it looks like some improvised thing slapped on a boat and pushed across the channel.

Hawgdog
07-27-2007, 05:18 AM
I thought I saw photos like that before, but there were in Japan or there abouts, making fuel of some kind

Friendly_flyer
07-27-2007, 05:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mrsiCkstar:
does it have anything to do with the heavy water plant in Norway? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope, the heavy water plant was located in a hydro-electrical power plant. Besides, the mountains don't look Scandinavian at all.

The rock seem to be sedimentary, the mountainous regions of Scandinavia typically has strongly metamorphic rock. I'd say this place haven't seen an ice-age either. It's probably somewhere to the south of Europe.

jimDG
07-27-2007, 05:44 AM
hm.. judging by the mountains - lake Geneva? The rest is a mystery, but I'd go with some sort of water purification miniplant.

frior-one
07-27-2007, 06:14 AM
is it the distillery belonging to the DangerDogz leader Blairgowrie?

danjama
07-27-2007, 09:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hawgdog:
I thought I saw photos like that before, but there were in Japan or there abouts, making fuel of some kind </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1

LEBillfish
07-27-2007, 09:32 AM
Unsure of the country (though perhaps Scotland or Ireland due to what I think it is).....Yet a "distillery".

A second guess would be that it is a "gas station of sorts"....By keeping it on the water any hits would just cost what you see yet noting in the surrounding area.

lowfighter
07-27-2007, 11:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by whiteladder:
Giant Gin distillery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I certainly go with this too, after all I like drinking booze not whatever fluids the other distinguished guessers...

Crash_Moses
07-27-2007, 12:16 PM
U-boat fuel depot in Norway.

MEGILE
07-27-2007, 12:34 PM
Ubi Forums Server, La france

Airmail109
07-27-2007, 01:26 PM
CrazyIvans house

msalama
07-27-2007, 01:29 PM
On that note Ubirazz's summer cottage http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

NAFP_supah
07-27-2007, 01:59 PM
Now let's play the same game with Megile's sig!

msalama
07-27-2007, 02:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Now let's play the same game with Megile's sig! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK. So what exactly should we identify in Megile's sig then? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

FPSOLKOR
07-27-2007, 02:08 PM
Italy? But i have no idea what the /// is that thing...

msalama
07-27-2007, 02:12 PM
Some hints:

1) My in-my-wet-dreams GF
2) My current GF
3) My in-my-wet-dreams GF if I swung that way
4) 2 many ph0t0Sh0p
5) über

msalama
07-27-2007, 02:20 PM
Oh, and of course

6) Megile's GF

msalama
07-27-2007, 02:22 PM
plus

7) An auld strange uncle airbrushed out from the background

stalkervision
07-27-2007, 02:25 PM
it just an old "septic tank barge".. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

shh..it's been photo-shopped..


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/mystery%20object/mysteryobject.jpg

Crash_Moses
07-27-2007, 03:00 PM
Photoshopped you say?

Hmmm...that does look like an old Folger's coffee can on the left...

han freak solo
07-27-2007, 03:02 PM
Sun tan oil distribution barge. Obviously portable. See the word Coppertone on one the crates on the deck.

It's brought to the tourists for the summer. Just walk up, sit under the umbrella and get spritzed.

The plumbing going ashore is to fill up the local town's supply before moving on to the next tourist attraction.

msalama
07-27-2007, 03:15 PM
Eh guys, FYI & BTW... my so-called hints above were in reference to Megile's sig actually. Just so that you notice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

crazyivan1970
07-27-2007, 03:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
CrazyIvans house </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, that would be your UBI vacation place. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

han freak solo
07-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Out of ideas.

Portable gas pumping barge. Hydrogen? Helium? Fills up huge cannisters that are floated down river where they are needed? For anti-aircraft barrage balloons in Yugoslavia? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

jetsetsam
07-27-2007, 03:47 PM
It's from Colin Powell's powerpoint presentation to the UN on Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Distruction.

ElAurens
07-27-2007, 03:53 PM
Well, that is definitely a converted car ferry.

The umbrella on deck fairly screams France.

I'm going with hydrogen gas production for barrage balloons.

han freak solo
07-27-2007, 03:53 PM
That's where they make Perrier. Which makes that barge a peat gas pumper. Pumps peat gas into the water. Mmmmm, Perrier.

han freak solo
07-27-2007, 04:42 PM
Where's Waldo?

jimDG
07-27-2007, 04:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ElAurens:
Well, that is definitely a converted car ferry.

The umbrella on deck fairly screams France.

I'm going with hydrogen gas production for barrage balloons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It does sound like one of the more reasonable guesses so far, but why the lake? It doesn't take much water to make enough hydrogen. Besides, the thingy is confined to a lake, and barrage balloons usage is not confined to lake surroundings.

My own "water" purification scheme suffers in one respect - the bigger tank is clearly empty, so it makes sense to evaporate things there, but there is no obvious source of heat.

Waldo? Clarity please http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Crash_Moses
07-27-2007, 05:09 PM
TELL US!

TELL US BEFORE WE GO MAD!!!

MAD I TELL YOU...MAD!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Monterey13
07-27-2007, 05:18 PM
It's an old moonshine distillery on the banks of the Tennessee River. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Waldo.Pepper
07-27-2007, 05:25 PM
Nobody has got it yet.

But some got the country right. By deduction too rather than guessing. I am rather impressed.

No it is not photoshoped. The book I scanned it from was published in October 1946. No photoshop back then. Or time machine either - Raaaid! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Some points to ponder.

1. Yes it is from wartime (WW2 Wartime not WW1)

2. It is a wartime structure. It may have military application. But it may also be for a civilian purpose. Nevertheless, it would never have been conceived let alone built for a peacetime application.

Like I said in the title I would be amazed if anyone gets it. But the thinking behind the answers so far are well thought out and reasoned.

Impressed again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

loppenainen
07-27-2007, 05:49 PM
could be a sea-loch/fjord. a jury-rigged device to convert biowaste into war-materiel i.e. urine into nitrates for xplosives/fertiliser/nerve gas.

fecal material into methane.Desperation = axis occupied/owned - madness=british it probably bloody worked ergo a Finnish sawna for the troops somewhere near the Mannerheim line.

SeaVee
07-27-2007, 05:57 PM
Jeepers guys.... isn't it obvious? I thought most of us flight simmers were history buffs.

You guys are shamefully ignorant of important historical wartime technological developments....

It is simply clear as day that is:

Raaid's great grandfather's prototype 'column of air power generator' which he launched in Loch Ness in 1942.

han freak solo
07-27-2007, 06:50 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/RaisingCane/RosieKhalidODonnell3.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

dugong
07-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Easy.

A PU-38 Space Modulator.

jimDG
07-27-2007, 07:28 PM
fog/smoke screen generator?

KG66_Gog
07-27-2007, 07:30 PM
Has it got something to do with underwater recovery operations or mining or possibly harvesting?

Looks like whoever uses it likes to get comfy and therefore are on the boat for extended periods.

fabianfred
07-27-2007, 08:15 PM
it's a Regiment sized can of baked beans..... and they use the gas produced by flatulence to power V2 rockets

MalaKa911
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
It's a steam powered rocket launcher http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jimDG
07-28-2007, 01:25 AM
Something to do with dealing with piles and piles of dead bodies? (sinister suggestion, I know, but I ran out of ideas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

M_Gunz
07-28-2007, 01:29 AM
It looks like some kind of still made to war proportions, esp sitting in water like that.

msalama
07-28-2007, 01:50 AM
Yeah, I get it. What we have here is of course a small gasoline distillery located in Lake Como, Italy.

What did I win? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

msalama
07-28-2007, 01:52 AM
No, strike that. It's of course an amphibious RKKA vodka distillery. Those frontoviks need their 100 grams a day, be sure!

Chumley-Warner
07-28-2007, 04:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
Something to do with dealing with piles and piles of dead bodies? (sinister suggestion, I know, but I ran out of ideas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Prototype soylent factory.

http://www.sci-fi-london.com/2003web/movies/images/3pics/soylent.jpg
http://a1.vox.com/6a00c2252a3d018e1d00d41431d0496a47-500pi

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Vidar_1
07-28-2007, 04:31 AM
How's about a wood gas powered ferry?

http://www.fao.org/docrep/T0512E/T0512e00.HTM

Blood_Splat
07-28-2007, 04:37 AM
Giant fog machine.

Airmail109
07-28-2007, 04:59 AM
Phew I wasnt banned. Thx Ivan! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Erm could it be some sort of insanely huge foghorn

mrsiCkstar
07-28-2007, 05:44 AM
damn you waldo! I was going to check the file name for the picture and Google for some info but you've named it yourself!

SUPERAEREO
07-28-2007, 05:56 AM
Desalination or purification plant to provide drinkable water, somewhere where water supply has been cut off by wartime events/bombing, possibly in Southern or central Europe...?

lordish2001
07-28-2007, 06:30 AM
Yes it's a coal gas generator and fuel tank. I remember newsreel films of London in the middle of the Blitz and there were cars with this big rubber bladder strapped to their roofs.

loppenainen
07-28-2007, 06:43 AM
seaplane tender for the Swiss navy.
OR
Regimental fondoo set for Swiss Army.

Decompression chamber for Kriegsmarine divers.

WALDO! - do we assume by wartime structure that it might have an aviation connection i.e. Waldo pepper +IL2 forum?

Crash_Moses
07-28-2007, 08:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mrsiCkstar:
damn you waldo! I was going to check the file name for the picture and Google for some info but you've named it yourself! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't bother...I've been googling my !@#$%! off.

Even stopped by the Library of Congress... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

FPSOLKOR
07-28-2007, 09:49 AM
underwater fuel tank with a pump?

Stuntie
07-28-2007, 11:30 AM
It's the prototype bouncing bomb.
Unfortuantely there was a mix up with the scale due to different teams working with inches and centimeters.

MalaKa911
07-28-2007, 01:45 PM
It does look like a bouncing bomb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BfHeFwMe
07-28-2007, 03:37 PM
Just a hunch, but something to do with degaussing ships for protection against magnetic detonators and detection gear? Even commercial ships need this during war in mined waters.

Phil_K
07-28-2007, 03:54 PM
It's a deliberatly baffling piece of cobbled together junk to lure enemy recon flights.

The missile factory is in the next valley.

msalama
07-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Something to do with Spinal Tap I'm sure.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Crash_Moses
07-28-2007, 06:15 PM
Hmmm...had another thought.

It recovers precious metals to help in the war effort. Zinc perhaps. Or nitrogen...gotta have nitrogen.

TAW_Oilburner
07-28-2007, 06:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Phil_K:
It's a deliberatly baffling piece of cobbled together junk to lure enemy recon flights.

The missile factory is in the next valley. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Waldo.Pepper
07-29-2007, 10:32 PM
I am tempted to say that I lied earlier when I said I know what it is. I don't know what it is. I have no idea.

(Relax just kidding. Some of you know where I live - and I don't want to get lynched.)

OK so don't hate me.

Using my judgement here are the following people who get a cookie.

+++++

Friendly-Flyer; gets some points for suggesting Southern Europe. I thought that it was rather clever, your reasoning that went into your post.

jimDG; I would say gets the prize for getting Switzerland right. Though to be fair others came to the same conclusion. (But you buzzed in first.) It is a lake in Switzerland - but I don't know which one.

ElAurens: If I didn't know what the mystery object was I really liked the France suggestion/angle. Especially because of the brolly. Kind of fits in with my own stereotype, idealized notions of a Bistro.

fabianfred; This idea of a "It's a Regiment sized can of baked beans." was ALMOST close enough for me to give it to you. I think I am a reasonable man. But just like on Jeopardy you provided too much information when you went on to suggest that the real purpose was the gas produced by the 'device.' It has nothing to do with gas.

FPSOLKOR; The underwater part is correct. Though in the picture it is obviously not underwater yet. So you get a point or two I suppose.


+++++


The picture was taken in Switzerland. Even today I believe, the Swiss are just mad for civil defence and backup their neutrality with impressive military and emergency preparation. Well they were back then as well it would seem.

If their neutrality was threatened they had aspirations to hold up any potential German invasion for a month. The German expectations were for a week.

The thinking behind the structure is deceptively simple.

It looks like a Folger's coffee tin, because it essentially IS a scaled up tin.

In this case for the storage of 210tons of grain. The idea was that they would fill it with grain. And then it would be safe while sunk beneath the surface of the lake.

Provisioning for disaster, always a good idea, especially in troubled times. How they were to get it back to the surface who knows. Whether it would have worked. I think likely. Simple, neat and bizarre all at the same time.

I had never seen anything like it. I liked it in a nutty survivalist kind of way.

Edit I forgot...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Photoshopped you say?

Hmmm...that does look like an old Folger's coffee can on the left... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I thought your guess was serious I may have ended it there. But I judged your entry to be a joke and therefore not a serious submission.

Crash_Moses
07-29-2007, 11:08 PM
Harumph...that's what being a smart alec gets me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Got any more? Let's do another one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ElAurens
07-30-2007, 05:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Is the cookie chocolate chip?

That was fun.

Thanks for the brain workout.

jimDG
07-30-2007, 10:42 AM
Yay http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Rood-Zwart
07-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Maybe they could brin git back to the surface with compressed air, like a sub?

SeaFireLIV
07-30-2007, 11:06 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

I would never have got it.

SithSpeeder
07-30-2007, 11:33 AM
Reference check! I want a reference check!

(I, too, spent more time searching the internet than I should have http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif , especially to come up empty handed).

* _54th_Speeder *

Waldo.Pepper
07-30-2007, 12:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SithSpeeder:
Reference check! I want a reference check!

(I, too, spent more time searching the internet than I should have http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif , especially to come up empty handed).

* _54th_Speeder * </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK Sith http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif just for you mate. Here is the formal reference check.

From the Second Great War, first edition. Edited by Hemmerton. Volume 2 page 467.

Here is that page.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/what%20is%20it/07-30-2007114437AM.jpg

In case you wish to own this magnificent set of 9 books, guaranteed to strain the sturdiest of Ikea bookshelves. It can be your for the low low price of $77.00 USD.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=315800...on%26y%3D19%26x%3D43 (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31580077&searchurl=bsi%3D90%26tn%3Dthe%2Bsecond%2Bgreat%2Bw ar%26sortby%3D2%26an%3Dhammerton%26y%3D19%26x%3D43 )

If scouring the internet for hours in the fruitless search for trivia is fun I shall come up with something by next week.

But I can almost guarantee that it won't be as hard/difficult/obscure as this one.

Rammjaeger
07-30-2007, 12:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Harumph...that's what being a smart alec gets me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Got any more? Let's do another one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If there is no object, I post a picture of another WW2-era structure to be identified (I know the answer).

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x148/Rammjaeger1983/1.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-30-2007, 01:05 PM
Looks like part of a Mulberry harbour to me.

woofiedog
07-30-2007, 01:47 PM
Waldo.Pepper... I was Googling for two days and didn't find Poop!

Good One. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Rammjaeger... look's like one of those North Sea radar posts that is still being buildt.

stalkervision
07-30-2007, 02:21 PM
I really thought the "floating septic barge" was spot on.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fox_3
07-30-2007, 02:23 PM
Either part of a Mullberry or an AAA platform in UK waters?

Rammjaeger
07-30-2007, 02:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fox_3:
Either part of a Mullberry or an AAA platform in UK waters? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not exactly, but something rather similar.

Waldo.Pepper
07-30-2007, 03:02 PM
I am thinking Habakuk - but I didn't think it got that far.

SUPERAEREO
07-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Is it one of the anti-aircraft offshore Maunsell Sea Forts along the southern coast of England?

On second thoughts no, it looks too low on the water... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

han freak solo
07-30-2007, 05:06 PM
Part of the 1st Death Star once it drifted all the way to earth and made it through our atmosphere to settle in the English Channel during the invasion of Normandy.

Rammjaeger
07-30-2007, 05:08 PM
AAA battery indeed, but not in England.

joeap
07-30-2007, 05:10 PM
Manila bay maybe??

Jagdgeschwader2
07-30-2007, 05:14 PM
I think it's a Phoenix equipped with bofors guns. It is protection for the Mulberry harbour as a breaker against the sea I believe.



http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Fox_3
07-30-2007, 07:22 PM
Part of one of the Soviet warships sunk in Kronstadt harbour, that was used as an AAA platform?

Rammjaeger
07-31-2007, 09:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fox_3:
Part of one of the Soviet warships sunk in Kronstadt harbour, that was used as an AAA platform? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Getting closer...

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-31-2007, 07:47 PM
A curious bump. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Heliopause
08-01-2007, 09:24 AM
Isn't it the ship used in the movie Waterworld with all them rowers?

leitmotiv
08-01-2007, 10:10 AM
It's not part of the Soviet battleship sunk in Kronstadt Harbor by Rudel, the MARAT, and, later, the part which wasn't wrecked was used as an AA battery?

ParachuteProne
08-01-2007, 10:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
What it is? What was it is used for?

Bonus point to anyone who can figure out which country in Europe this structure was used/located/pictured in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/mystery%20object/mysteryobject.jpg

Yes I know the answer. (I am not that cruel to ask when I don't know the answer.)

If anyone gets close I shall reveal all!

If no one gets it (or close enough) I shall reveal all by Monday!

Good hunting! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This was a British experiment to feed an entire Division on a single can of Corned beef in order to save tin.

The idea was to have the soldiers walk up the ramp to the right, under the umbrella - have the corned beef & tea (Held the giant thermos to the right)then leave via the ramp to the Left. The thing over the can is the can opener.
The can is floating on the water so it can rotate for the opening arm. Mashed potatoes were kept in the Barge itself.
The whole experiment was abandoned when British Tommies refused to eat the stuff as they couldn't make out the label.
It was then towed off the coast of England & used to scare the germans into thinking it was a really really big depth charge.
It was eventually scrapped when it reached its best before date.

ParachuteProne
08-01-2007, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rammjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Harumph...that's what being a smart alec gets me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Got any more? Let's do another one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If there is no object, I post a picture of another WW2-era structure to be identified (I know the answer).

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x148/Rammjaeger1983/1.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This one was Canada's contribution to the war effort in the Med. Its a giant ice cube painted to look like concrete. The plan was to float it to the coast of Italy & make the Italians very very cold. It was heavily armed to prevent U.S. forces from intercepting it & using it to mix their drinks. In fact it was intercepted by the 6th fleet and its defensive measures failed.
When the Canadian crew went below to the magazine to send up the ammunition their hands stuck to the frozen shell casings - they tried to pry them lose with their teeth but their lips stuck as well. This started the tradition of kissing the shell before sending it up the breach. The Americans got their ice & a good laugh & when the stucture reached the coast of Italy it was only 1/4 its intended size which only made the Italians nicely cool.
The Italians seeing that the Allies weren't so bad after all & feeling so refreshed switched sides.

Or I suppose I could just say I don't know what this is.

joeap
08-01-2007, 12:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ParachuteProne:


This was a British experiment to feed an entire Division on a single can of Corned beef in order to save tin.

The idea was to have the soldiers walk up the ramp to the right, under the umbrella - have the corned beef & tea (Held the giant thermos to the right)then leave via the ramp to the Left. The thing over the can is the can opener.
The can is floating on the water so it can rotate for the opening arm. Mashed potatoes were kept in the Barge itself.
The whole experiment was abandoned when British Tommies refused to eat the stuff as they couldn't make out the label.
It was then towed off the coast of England & used to scare the germans into thinking it was a really really big depth charge.
It was eventually scrapped when it reached its best before date. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Err actually the answer has already been given. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ochi
08-01-2007, 01:04 PM
It's an iludium Q38 space modulator

Rammjaeger
08-01-2007, 07:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
It's not part of the Soviet battleship sunk in Kronstadt Harbor by Rudel, the MARAT, and, later, the part which wasn't wrecked was used as an AA battery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is indeed a Soviet AA battery, but that's where similarities end.

jimDG
08-01-2007, 08:07 PM
Hmmm.. (unfinished) Sovetskii Soyuz class battleship section, floated of as AAA battery?

f.ip2
08-01-2007, 08:27 PM
OMG a monster 216 ton tin can.

i love my butt off ...

Pirschjaeger
08-02-2007, 12:18 AM
Ha ha ha, Waldo,

do you really believe it was for storing grain? Think about it; they are Swiss.

It was for storing money. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Rammjaeger
08-04-2007, 04:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
Hmmm.. (unfinished) Sovetskii Soyuz class battleship section, floated of as AAA battery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is the 'Ne tron Menya' (="Don't touch me") floating battery built out of the abandoned 'Sovietskaya Rossiya' battleship.

Crew: 130
Armament: 3 * 76-mm AA-guns, 4 * 37-mm AA-guns, 1 * 4-barrel machine-gun, 2 machine-guns

The hole on the deck was caused by a German bomb during the siege of Sevastopol.

han freak solo
08-05-2007, 12:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rammjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
Hmmm.. (unfinished) Sovetskii Soyuz class battleship section, floated of as AAA battery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is the 'Ne tron Menya' (="Don't touch me") floating battery built out of the abandoned 'Sovietskaya Rossiya' battleship.

Crew: 130
Armament: 3 * 76-mm AA-guns, 4 * 37-mm AA-guns, 1 * 4-barrel machine-gun, 2 machine-guns

The hole on the deck was caused by a German bomb during the siege of Sevastopol. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No it's not!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Rammjaeger
08-06-2007, 08:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rammjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
Hmmm.. (unfinished) Sovetskii Soyuz class battleship section, floated of as AAA battery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is the 'Ne tron Menya' (="Don't touch me") floating battery built out of the abandoned 'Sovietskaya Rossiya' battleship.

Crew: 130
Armament: 3 * 76-mm AA-guns, 4 * 37-mm AA-guns, 1 * 4-barrel machine-gun, 2 machine-guns

The hole on the deck was caused by a German bomb during the siege of Sevastopol. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No it's not!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, it is.

asheshouse
08-06-2007, 10:53 AM
All together now.

"Oh no it isn't"