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x__CRASH__x
01-07-2005, 06:18 PM
I remember seeing the plane in a movie. It was flown quite often in WWII, but I can't remember it's designation. I've seen it flying at an air show, and I also saw it in an Avition Muesum. Not sure if that one ws flyable. Maybe some of you history buffs will remember its designation.

Anyway, I would love to to see it added to our sim!

Here is a pic of one after getting vulched by a squad of P-47's. I believe it was serving in Africa, considering the terrain.
http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/st/photos/ij_plane.jpg

Chuck_Older
01-07-2005, 06:31 PM
That's the Bayerische der Fisherwerke Gu-370 "Gullibal", used in Operation Arkplatz in 1942

LStarosta
01-07-2005, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
That's the Bayerische der Fisherwerke Gu-370 "Gullibal", used in Operation Arkplatz in 1942 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh, yes. This one was designed by the great Riel Dumaß.

Chuck_Older
01-07-2005, 06:41 PM
The very same

x__CRASH__x
01-07-2005, 07:27 PM
I believe an aiport was named after him somewhere near Wiesboden.

I could be mistaken on the city.

Mr.Roboto47
01-07-2005, 07:31 PM
It was specifically designed to use the HS 293 Anti shipping missle against allied fleets.

LEXX_Luthor
01-07-2005, 07:59 PM
The Object Viewer should say 1939. The pre~war red/white around the swastika. Was that movie supposed take place before WW2?

Messaschnitzel
01-07-2005, 09:21 PM
Word has it that it was remotely piloted to an enemy held airfield. After landing, it would remain motionless on the airstrip until the unsuspecting ground crew approached. The plane would then spring into action by turning and burning around, chasing the hapless crew and mowing them down with its deadly props. The two brave troops pictured here were unsuccessful with the molotov attack as shown.

GrinderX9
01-07-2005, 10:29 PM
I think that picture is from Indiana Jones (1).
Am I wrong? mr Inidana down left in the corner.

RACFrankenstein
01-07-2005, 10:48 PM
I'm afraid you're mistaken my friend. That isn't the infamous Dr. Jones pictured above. But don't feel bad, it's an easy mistake to make.

The two individuals pictured above are indeed elite shlock troopers. You can tell that by the distinct uniform the one on the right is wearing. They were all issued fedora's and leather jackets to confuse the enemy into thinking they were all Dr. Jones. Problems arose when they would call out "Dr. Jones, I presume..." at roll call and everyone would respond. The unit was formed April 1st 1938 and the individual on the left is obviously an officer as he appears to be wearing slacks and high heels; standard issue for the "SchoktuntAwed" troopers.

HayateAce
01-07-2005, 10:48 PM
*Ding*

*Ding*

*Ding*

And we haaaaave a winner!


http://www.tuhi.us/images/RICK%20FISH%20HOOK%20OUT.jpg

wayno7777
01-07-2005, 11:19 PM
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Akronnick
01-08-2005, 12:32 AM
Bum-ba-dum-dum
Dum-da-dum...

FatBoyHK
01-08-2005, 01:58 AM
Bum-ba-bum-bum
Bum-ba-dum-dum-dum!

joeap
01-08-2005, 02:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
That's the Bayerische der Fisherwerke Gu-370 "Gullibal", used in Operation Arkplatz in 1942 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh, yes. This one was designed by the great Riel Dumaß. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dude your sigs are great. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LStarosta
01-08-2005, 08:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by joeap:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
That's the Bayerische der Fisherwerke Gu-370 "Gullibal", used in Operation Arkplatz in 1942 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh, yes. This one was designed by the great Riel Dumaß. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dude your sigs are great. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why, thank you. I try. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Props to Julia Schultz, Playmate of the Month, February '98.

x__CRASH__x
01-08-2005, 09:09 AM
More history found! Mysteries unlocked!

http://www.indianajones.com/raiders/bts/news/img/20031014_2_bg.jpg

Chuck_Older
01-08-2005, 12:11 PM
Crash, that's the GU-470, with the internal bay for weapons or cargo. Simply an inproved GU-370, compare the pics. Note the difference in main gear- Gu-470 needed stronger main gear because of the larger payload capacity. Pusher arrangement was needed because the ordinance/cargo loaded through the wing leading edge, and also that's where the main fuel fills were. Cockpit is about 99% the same, though. It was supposed to drop the manned G13c "Funkenmat" torpedo, in which a radioman who volunteered for the duty was sealed into a sophisticated sound-homing torpedo for use against US Carriers in the med. Not used operationally, but the first volunteer, Sigismund "Twiggy" Ppfalzdorf was unofficially the first radioman in the outer stratosphere when the liquid-sodium axial thrust engine of the first G13a "Funkenmat" malfunctioned on launch and vectored straight up. Ppfalzdorf's widow was presented with a special radio that curiously only could be tuned into Amos and Andy at her husband's funeral, a small affair in her native Aachen. One hundred forty pounds of spoiled oleomargerine was used as ballast for the coffin, as Ppfalzdorf's remains that were found and identified couldn't even fill up a mess tin. The widow was spared knowledge of the coffin filler until 1973, when Ppfalzdorf's 'remains' were dis-interred, strangley enough, to break ground on a new FM radio station that played Cliff Richards' music exclusively. had Ppfalzdorf's body actually been in the grave, his surviving comrades say he would have been spinning in it.

just another funny little war story rife with coincidences

GrinderX9
01-08-2005, 12:52 PM
hmm, i think there is joke here somvere... But i dont gett it. lack of language skill or IQ i gess, mabe bouth http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif.

Chuck_Older
01-08-2005, 12:55 PM
Well, there's that, plus my posts may be incomprehensible, since I'm drunk

x__CRASH__x
01-08-2005, 01:44 PM
Dude! That was seriously funny!

http://www.fasterfind.com/greetings/laugh/laugh.jpg

x__CRASH__x
01-08-2005, 01:45 PM
I googled up additional pics of the Gu-470. This is what I found.

http://www.gu470fs.freeserve.co.uk/Table/images/P5070021a.JPG

Looks overmodeled to me.

Messaschnitzel
01-08-2005, 03:12 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, didn't Hoagy Carmichael write a propaganda song about this incident? I believe that it involved the entire populace of munchkinland playing kazoos while being conducted by the Marx Brothers with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on vocals. Apparently this recording is what the special effects crew used to cause the wicked witch's feet to curl up in the Wizard of Oz movie. This was reportedly to be so effective that the War Department briefly experimented with loudcasting the recording on the battlefield. The experiment was soon shelved because any friendly troops within hearing distance were disabled instantly, their feet and boots rolling up backwards in the most curious fashion. The wounded troops were then hustled off to a military hospital and recuperated by listening to the same Amos and Andy radio programs mentioned earlier. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

x__CRASH__x
01-08-2005, 03:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
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Messaschnitzel
01-08-2005, 04:29 PM
To Crash in regard to http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif. Let me back up... This is only an add on to Chuck_Older's post about the unfortunate Herr Ppfalzdorf. Sorry for the confusion. With the additional pic of the Gu-470, is that an Eastern or Western front camouflage configuration? It looks like the pilot is getting his/her shoe laces tied together in preparation for flight as well. If You look closely, You'll see that the pilot has on a pair of the x-ray glasses that can be ordered from the back of comic books. As far as the sim is concerned, I wonder if these glasses would help in spotting Soviet aircraft flying close to the ground? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif