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Dance
06-13-2010, 06:25 AM
Ok, the floor was open in the old thread, so I'll throw the floor open here too.

Edit: Actually it's Jungmann's go, my mistake.

Jungmann
06-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Thanks, folks.

Any Brit service pilot of the '30s or '40s would know this is a...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/IL-2o.jpg

TheCrux
06-13-2010, 11:13 AM
Coffman starter?

Jungmann
06-13-2010, 11:17 AM
The Crux scores. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Here's one in a Spit

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/Coffmaninspitfire.jpg

Dance
06-13-2010, 03:50 PM
I wonder if TheCrux realises he is supposed to ask the next question?

TheCrux
06-13-2010, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
I wonder if TheCrux realises he is supposed to ask the next question?

I did not. Had to go to work and now just checking in late...and a bit too inebriated to ask a proper question. May I hold it in abeyance?

Imagine my embarrassment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Dance
06-14-2010, 10:18 AM
No problems TheCrux.

The floor is open..

JtD
06-14-2010, 10:36 AM
Ok, I'll hop in because I just found this beauty:

http://mitglied.lycos.de/jaytdee/quizz04.jpg

ID the aircraft.

Dance
06-14-2010, 11:24 AM
Belyayev DB-LK

JtD
06-14-2010, 11:28 AM
Yes, correct. Hope you didn't know that from the top of your head. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

"LK" stands for flying wing. This plane was a bomber project in the Soviet Union 1940/1941, but was too unconventional to succeed. It did fly.

Your turn.

Edit: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/dblk/dblk-1.gif

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/dblk/dblk-1.gif

Dance
06-14-2010, 11:45 AM
Well not right off the top of my head, although familiar I had to remember where I had seen it before.

Another I.D. then..

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q458.jpg

Dance
06-14-2010, 02:14 PM
A name that might give a clue, Miguel Zambudio.

JtD
06-14-2010, 02:20 PM
You give a name and google is your friend:

Gourdou-Leseurre GL-32?

Dance
06-14-2010, 02:25 PM
In the wide expanse that this current version of this quiz now covers, I will give it. I could have been pedantic and said GL-633, but near enough.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Signor Zambudio used one to good effect against the Nationalist battleship España.

JtD
06-14-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks, I actually thought it was a different designation for the same plane. The BB Espana btw. was the second ship of that name and class, originally built as Alfonso XIII, but after the loss of the lead ship of the class, the Espana, it was renamed Espana. Smallest Dreadnought type BB of the world, ever.

I've got another aircraft to ID:

http://mitglied.lycos.de/jaytdee/quizz05.jpg

Dance
06-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Bristol 142.

As far as the last question is concerned, they could be considered the same aircraft, except they had different number designations, unlike say Spitfire I, II, V etc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

JtD
06-14-2010, 10:14 PM
Bristol 142 it is.

Built as a private business plane, it was faster than the RAF fighters of that time. So the air ministry got interested and ordered it as a bomber, which was the Bristol 142M, aka. Blenheim. It is named after a German town.

Back to you!

Dance
06-15-2010, 06:23 AM
Thanks.

Who is this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q459.jpg

Dance
06-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Well I hope the quiz that people asked for is going to be somewhat more lively than this, I don't want an albatross around my neck.

Clue: Think Spanish Civil War.

JtD
06-15-2010, 01:24 PM
I'm not really good with IDing people, sorry. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

TinyTim
06-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Lev Shestakov, Soviet top scorer in Spain. He continued to fly on the Soviet side after the German invasion, when he scored a number of kills with an I-16. According to some historians he scored no less than 65 victories before being killed in 1944.

Dance
06-15-2010, 03:17 PM
Indeed TT http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

TinyTim
06-15-2010, 04:35 PM
Thanks Dance.

What type of aircraft was the first to score a "double" MiG-15 kill in Korea?
Who was the pilot and when did it happen?

Dance
06-16-2010, 07:33 AM
I have no idea where my last two post have gone, something wrong with the forum today, will try again using a different browser.

F-84E, Lt Jacob Kratt jnr, 23rd January 1951.

Dance
06-16-2010, 11:48 AM
I can tell by the last poster that you have tried to post TT, but I can't see your post, will see if by replying it magically appears lol.

Dance
06-16-2010, 11:50 AM
Guess not http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Dance
06-16-2010, 12:36 PM
Going to take it that you gave me the go ahead TT, as I'm pretty sure I am right.

What's special about this aircraft and who flew it?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q460.jpg

btw the only way I am managing to post now is with I.E. with all the temporary internet files deleted.

Jungmann
06-16-2010, 06:22 PM
Let's see if this is "Bucket of Bolts, s/n 46383, 68th FS, flown by Lt. William G. "Skeeter" Hudson, Lt. Carl Fraisr RO, that shot down a Yak-11 over Kimpo June 27th 1950 for the first USAF aerial kill of the war.

VF-17_Jolly
06-16-2010, 06:28 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Too Late Could not log on or post for 6 b****y hours http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Dance
06-17-2010, 06:46 AM
Jungmann has it, sorry no thumbs up emoticon available.

Sorry MrJ, it's a PITA atm.

Jungmann
06-17-2010, 09:24 AM
Thanks, Dance.

What is this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/Il-2o-1.jpg

Dance
06-17-2010, 11:49 AM
B-29 tail turret gunner training rig?

Jungmann
06-17-2010, 12:29 PM
Maybe a little more specific, Dance.

Dance
06-17-2010, 12:37 PM
APG-15 training?

Jungmann
06-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Well, you're certainly close enough. Test rig for the APG-15 gun laying radar in the B-29B.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/B-29BAPG-15.jpg

Your go.

Dance
06-17-2010, 12:58 PM
Thanks Jungmann, bah testing would have been my last guess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q461.jpg

Dance
06-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Clue then, it isn't Spanish but it was used by both sides during the Spanish Civil War as a recon and light bomber aircraft.

Jungmann
06-17-2010, 06:18 PM
Breguet 19. Used as trainer until 1940.

Dance
06-17-2010, 06:23 PM
Indeed it is, built under Spanish license known as the XIX A2, all your Jungmann.

Jungmann
06-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Salud, Dance.

Who is this (terrible picture), and what is he famous for?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/Il-1q.jpg

Dance
06-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Frank Glasgow Tinker, an American volunteer flying for the Republicans using the nom de guerre 'Francisco Gómez Trejo'.

He was the first to shoot down a 109.

Jungmann
06-18-2010, 09:29 AM
Dance scored--and so did my Lakers. BTW, first American to shoot down a Berta in Spain--not the first one downed, I believe.

Dance
06-18-2010, 10:01 AM
Thanks Jungmann, he might of been the first overall, my searches for 'first 109 shot down in the spanish civil war' keeps throwing Tinker up as the one to do it, not sure.

Anyways I.D. please..

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q462.jpg

Jungmann
06-18-2010, 10:32 AM
Dewoitine 371?

Dance
06-18-2010, 10:39 AM
371~372, back to you Jungmann http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jungmann
06-18-2010, 03:35 PM
I'm a WWII die-hard.

What that ribbony thingy flying from this CVL's mainmast?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/Il-2q.jpg

Dance
06-18-2010, 03:47 PM
Early SK-1 radar on escort carrier USS Cabot, 1945

Jungmann
06-18-2010, 05:02 PM
The ribbony thingy. The ribbony thingy with the stars. But I think you've found my treasure chest. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dance
06-18-2010, 05:14 PM
Oh say can you see, the ribbony thingy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Am going to throw it open, am off to bed.

Jungmann
06-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Hold on a bit--do I get an answer? Don't mind if Dance asks the next question.

Clue: it's a source of great joy to all hands, including aircrew.

Dance
06-19-2010, 09:58 AM
Forgive me, I thought I had it right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Jungmann
06-19-2010, 10:02 AM
See my last--added a clue.

Dance
06-19-2010, 10:15 AM
'Homeward Bound' Pennant.

Jungmann
06-19-2010, 10:38 AM
Bingo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
06-19-2010, 10:41 AM
Thanks Jungmann.

Ok now it is actually my turn, we'll try that cockpit again, I.D. please..

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q463.jpg

Dance
06-20-2010, 05:54 AM
A big clue...'Able Dog'.

DuxCorvan
06-20-2010, 06:19 AM
Easy... Douglas Skyraider.

Now, this is a bit harder: This Spanish Republican pilot was named Juan Larios, but, what's the bird behind him?

http://usuarios.multimania.es/mrvalverde/CSGE112A.JPG

Dance
06-20-2010, 06:35 AM
I said it was a big clue http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

We normally wait for confirmation before asking a new question but we'll it slide this once.

Edit: Oh it's a Grumman FF-1 I believe.

DuxCorvan
06-21-2010, 08:24 AM
Yeah, sorry for the sudden question, but realize it was all too easy in Google times... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

And, yes, it's (almost) a Grumman FF-1, albeit in its export version (G-23) for Spain, which had a few differences. Here it was called "Delfín" (Dolphin) and used very successfully in the close support role.

Dance
06-21-2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks Dux http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I.D. please...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q464.jpg

DuxCorvan
06-21-2010, 01:43 PM
I'll follow the rules now, and risk...

Heinkel He 50 with engine fairing and wheel spats?

Dance
06-21-2010, 01:51 PM
It's so close I am going to have to give it, it's actually an Aichi D1A, which was based on the He 50, used extensively in Manchuria and till 1941.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
06-22-2010, 02:37 PM
Well it's been over 24 hours since I gave Dux the go ahead, but still we have no new question. So in the interest of keeping things moving I am going to throw the floor open.

Daiichidoku
06-22-2010, 03:36 PM
Sub-Lieutenant......?, RN, WWI

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery700.jpg

Dance
06-22-2010, 03:50 PM
When did we vote for WW1 in the quiz?

Daiichidoku
06-22-2010, 04:14 PM
wrong context perhaps; this figure played an important part in WWII, both directly and indirectly, as part of a very sucessful and notable career.

he is knighted, CBE, FRS, RDI, FRAeS

who is he?

blairgowrie
06-22-2010, 04:55 PM
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis.

Daiichidoku
06-22-2010, 07:47 PM
yessir BG

blairgowrie
06-23-2010, 07:04 AM
Thanks Dai.

Who is the dude and what is he sitting in?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/blairgowrie/Ubi-Quiz.jpg

Dance
06-23-2010, 07:15 AM
That would be the test pilot Harald Penrose in a Westland Welkin.

blairgowrie
06-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Absolutely correct Dance. Far too easy for you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Dance
06-23-2010, 08:14 AM
Thanks BG.

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q465.jpg

Dance
06-24-2010, 01:56 PM
Clue: Built by the Czechs for the Republicans, a number were captured by the Nationalists before they reached their destination, so it flew for both sides.

Daiichidoku
06-25-2010, 12:40 PM
wow someone gave hammy his vitamins!

should be an Aero A.100

quick wiki check shows it is end of development starting with the Aero A.11 of 1920-21(?) some still in Czech AF service in Sept 39!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Aero_A-12.jpg/300px-Aero_A-12.jpg

Dance
06-26-2010, 03:37 AM
Sorry Dai, but MrJ has it, it's an Aero A.101, not accepted into Czech service, 50 were however were ordered by the Spanish Republicans.


Edit: There was a post by Mr Jolly after yours Dai, stating the correct answer but as as soon as I replied, his post disappeared!!!????

VF-17_Jolly
06-26-2010, 08:06 AM
oops deleted my post by accident then couldn`t log in again also i thought Dai had the right answer as i didn`t read his post properly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Dance
06-26-2010, 12:54 PM
Go ahead MrJ, I saw you reply before you deleted it and it was correct http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VF-17_Jolly
06-27-2010, 02:12 AM
Thanx Mr D. Sorry for the delay i am having login problems http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Anywho what is the korean connection to this man

this is a bit cryptic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/quiz4465.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
06-28-2010, 02:39 PM
Ok time for a clue this man is a musician his name is the nickname of a pilot

TinyTim
06-29-2010, 09:29 AM
Since the musician appears to be Hoagy Carmichael, are you after the only British pilot to achieve an air to air victory in Korean war in a British plane, when Lieutenant Peter "Hoagy" Carmichael shot down a MiG-15 with his Sea Fury in 1952?

Dance
06-29-2010, 10:21 AM
Looks like I'll have to brush up on my musician recognition along with my Korean knowledge.

VF-17_Jolly
06-29-2010, 01:13 PM
Spot on TT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

"Looks like I'll have to brush up on my musician recognition along with my Korean knowledge."

I will keep the musician questions to a minimum http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TinyTim
06-29-2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks Jolly.

ID please...

http://www.shrani.si/f/1t/yw/2XNeOvN4/q.jpg

Dance
06-29-2010, 03:33 PM
Myasishchev DVB-102

TinyTim
06-29-2010, 03:41 PM
Indeed Dance, your turn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
06-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Thanks TT, I've got a bit of a family crisis going on, I better throw the floor open.

VF-17_Jolly
06-29-2010, 04:22 PM
okay quick place id

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/qwiz909.jpg

Dance
06-30-2010, 07:05 AM
Taranto Harbour.

VF-17_Jolly
06-30-2010, 11:36 AM
Yup that's the one Mr D inspiration for pearl harbor care of th http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif e Royal Navy

Dance
06-30-2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks Mr J.

Name the target(s)..

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q467.jpg

Daiichidoku
06-30-2010, 01:38 PM
Sinuiju bridge?

Dance
06-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Good enough for me Dai http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...ea_Friendship_Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Korea_Friendship_Bridge)

Daiichidoku
06-30-2010, 03:30 PM
sorry, i have to run, ill leave the floor open

Dance
07-01-2010, 11:38 AM
Ok, what's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q468.jpg

Dance
07-02-2010, 05:57 AM
Clue: This aircraft was an indigenous design, built by a company more famous for cars and engines.

Dance
07-02-2010, 03:11 PM
I'm beginning to think that the change of the quiz format by popular vote was a mistake. It is no longer the reasonably active thread that it was, if nobody even takes a stab at the last question I think I'm going to call it a day.

Daiichidoku
07-02-2010, 04:20 PM
Hispano-Suiza E-30

Dance
07-02-2010, 04:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, maybe you have restored my faith Dai http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Daiichidoku
07-02-2010, 07:39 PM
an easy one to get things rollin again...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery610-1.jpg

(that was a toughie Dance, thought it was french or belgian at first)

Jungmann
07-02-2010, 10:16 PM
Chance-Vought Chesapeake Mk. 1

Daiichidoku
07-03-2010, 11:26 AM
ja, herr Jungmann

after France fell, its order of 50 went to the RN

this is an example from 811 sqd, Lee-on-Solent, July15 1941

Jungmann
07-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Danke, Dai. A/C was a piece of scheiss.

Okay, what is going on here, and where is it?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/IL-2s.jpg

Daiichidoku
07-03-2010, 01:08 PM
constructing the Kawasaki ki-91?...in..japan? :P

Dance
07-03-2010, 01:30 PM
It's a B-29 being disassembled in Moscow for some reverse engineering which led to the Tu-4.

Jungmann
07-03-2010, 01:36 PM
GOAL! B-29 General H.H. Arnold, interned at Vladivostock in 1945, being taken down to the rivets. At Tushino(?)

Your go, Danceman.

Dance
07-03-2010, 02:05 PM
Thanks Jungmann.

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q469.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
07-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Hiller OH-23 Raven?

a contemporary of the Bell 47 (mash helicopter)

Dance
07-03-2010, 02:54 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Mr J.

VF-17_Jolly
07-03-2010, 03:19 PM
Thanks Mr D http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Name the pilot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/95.jpg

Dance
07-03-2010, 04:32 PM
Good grief, here's a clue http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/clue.jpg

Daiichidoku
07-03-2010, 07:08 PM
alfred e. newman? :P

Dance
07-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Na gotta be Rab

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/content/images/2007/09/13/rabcnesbitt4_396x222.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heliopause
07-04-2010, 03:15 AM
Looks like John H. Glenn.

VF-17_Jolly
07-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Heliopause http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
07-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Stop celebrating your semi-final place Helio and ask a question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heliopause
07-05-2010, 01:28 AM
semi final indeed...burp http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Who's this?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/rtyu.jpg

Dance
07-05-2010, 06:37 AM
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Heliopause
07-05-2010, 06:43 AM
Correct Dance!

Last week saw the 110th anniversary of the birth of this pilot/writer (June 29 1900- July 31 1944).

Dance
07-05-2010, 07:31 AM
Thanks Heliopause http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Who might this be?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q470.jpg

Dance
07-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Clue: He is not Japanese or Korean.

Jungmann
07-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Wang Hai?

Dance
07-06-2010, 02:23 PM
Nope sorry Jungmann, this guy is pre, rather that post WW2.

Daiichidoku
07-06-2010, 04:47 PM
Captain Lee Kuei-Tan

http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/china_kuei-tan.htm

Dance
07-07-2010, 07:50 AM
That's the man Dai. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Daiichidoku
07-07-2010, 08:03 AM
who's the civilian?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery718.jpg

Dance
07-07-2010, 09:42 AM
Alexander Kartveli?

Daiichidoku
07-07-2010, 12:17 PM
yay hammy got his steroids! flawless login http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i wondered if anyone would have got caught in a Seversky trap, but not when you're around Dance, all yours

Dance
07-07-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks Dai.

I had problems with Hammy earlier today, till I hit him with a cattle prod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

To which aircraft does this cockpit belong?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q471.jpg

I_JG78_Max
07-07-2010, 01:50 PM
A F9F Panther?

Dance
07-07-2010, 02:39 PM
It sure is Max http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Your question.

I_JG78_Max
07-07-2010, 03:27 PM
Thank you sir.

As it is about bedtime over here. I leave it to the one who answers first correctly to ask the next question without my confirmation if he doesn't want to wait 8 to 10 hours. I am sure you cracks will have no problems solving the next puzzle.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7296/quiz1q.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/quiz1q.jpg/)

To spice it up a bit. Please name the plane and the correct variant. And which aircraft was developed of it.

Dance
07-07-2010, 03:40 PM
Avro 504K, it was replaced by the Avro Tutor.

I_JG78_Max
07-08-2010, 01:14 AM
Godd morning.

Your right absolutely right about the plane and version, Dance. But I thought about a different aircraft developed of it.

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/244/quiz2.jpg (http://img812.imageshack.us/i/quiz2.jpg/)

Hint: Since this quiz includes the spanish civil war and the Avro was used as trainer in spain, I thought of a spanish development. However the aircraft I had in mind didn't contribute to the war. So if you don't want to guess any further, feel free to ask the next question.

WTE_Galway
07-08-2010, 02:06 AM
Don't forget Yokosuka made re-engined variants as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dance
07-08-2010, 05:47 AM
Well the only Spanish development of the 504K I can think of was the Cierva C.6 autogiro, which utilized the fuselage. Apart from Avro building some under licence in Britain, I thought there was actually only one Spanish C.6 (the original), so it's unlike to be the correct answer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I_JG78_Max
07-08-2010, 07:30 AM
No, Dance you are right. That's the aircraft, I was looking for.

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/5484/quiz3.jpg (http://img815.imageshack.us/i/quiz3.jpg/)

Dance
07-08-2010, 10:55 AM
Thanks Max.

Another cockpit to be identified...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q472.jpg

WTE_Galway
07-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Thanks Max.

Another cockpit to be identified...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q472.jpg


MIG 15 .. be sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~ianboys/migcockp.jpg

Dance
07-08-2010, 06:33 PM
At last http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

All your Mr Galway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Galway
07-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
At last http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

All your Mr Galway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thankyou sir http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The following should be easy as its the subject of recent threads. What is the gun and what is the aircraft ?


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/clannagh/gun.jpg

Dance
07-09-2010, 09:04 AM
That would be .303 Vickers machine gun in a Fairey Swordfish.

I_JG78_Max
07-09-2010, 11:52 AM
I am sure you are right, Dance. But i wonder which Vickers Gun this is. It looks more like a Browning .303 than a liquid cooled Vickers or a Vickers K (VGO).

Dance
07-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Well Max, I got the Vickers reference from a copy of "Fairey Swordfish In Action - Squadron Signal Publications", which contains that very picture. Wiki seems to back it up.

I_JG78_Max
07-09-2010, 12:57 PM
I've found a picture.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/475/vickersdac800.jpg (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/vickersdac800.jpg/)

WTE_Galway
07-09-2010, 06:13 PM
Vickers D in a Swordfish is correct.

The forward firing Vickers was not always fitted.

Another interesting bit of trivia is the Vickers was used in the fuselage mount of early Gladiators until the licenced .303 BMG became available.

Over to Dance.

Dance
07-09-2010, 06:41 PM
Thanks Mr Galway, I am three sheets in the wind and not too far from my bunk, so I will leave the floor open.

VF-17_Jolly
07-11-2010, 05:42 AM
to keep it going name the aircraft,film and actor who flew it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/Image121.jpg

Dance
07-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Sikorski HO3S, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, and Mickey Rooney?

VF-17_Jolly
07-11-2010, 02:11 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Mr D

Dance
07-11-2010, 04:52 PM
Thanks Mr J, Rooney's green hat and scarf stick in the memory http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ok, who's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q473.jpg

Dance
07-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Clue: He was the top scorer in a certain war.

Dance
07-14-2010, 09:52 AM
Oh well either nobody knows or nobody cares, so I'll tell you it was Yevgeny Pepelyayev, look him up.

Daiichidoku
07-14-2010, 01:44 PM
unless im mistaken, the floor is open?

this figure is rather prominent and noteworthy, and has concerns in 3 of the 4 subjects in the scope of this thread

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery800.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
07-16-2010, 02:13 PM
Sorry no lack of interest just knowledge

Saburo Sakai?

Daiichidoku
07-16-2010, 04:03 PM
sorry, was quite busy, forgot about it all

ill skip the hint and get right on to it;


Kwon Ki-ok

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwon_Ki-ok

first female Korean pilot, first female pilot in China

she was inspired to learn to fly after seeing a 1917 aerobatics demonstration by American stunt pilot Art Smith. The following year, she participated in the March 1st Movement (Korean demonstration against the ruling Japanese Empire, 7,000 civilians were killed), for which she spent three weeks in jail; after her release, she assisted with fundraising activities for the Korean Patriotic Women's Association, as a result of which she was arrested and imprisoned for six months. Upon her release, she went into exile in China. Once in China, she enrolled in the Hongdao Women's School in Nanjing, operated by American missionary Ellen Peterson, in order to learn Chinese and English. She completed a four-year course of study in just two years. In 1923, at the recommendation of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai, she entered the Republic of China Air Force School in Yunnan, graduating in 1925. She was the only woman in the first graduating class. After graduation, she was stationed in Beijing, and then relocated to Nanjing in 1927. By 1940, she had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1945, with the end of World War II and the restoration of Korean independence, Kwon repatriated to Korea, where she was instrumental in the founding of the Republic of Korea Air Force. During the Korean War, she served as a member of South Korea's Ministry of National Defense. Following the war, she retired to private life, serving as the vice-president of the Korea-China Cultural Association from 1966 until 1975. She received various recognitions for her service to the country, including a 1968 presidential commendation and the 1977 Order of Merit for National Foundation. She died on 19 April 1988 and was buried in the National Cemetery in Dongjak-gu, Seoul

Daiichidoku
07-16-2010, 04:07 PM
there is a story about her facing off vs a Japanese female combat pilot in 1vs1 aerial combat in 1938, and shooting her down, but the wqebsite I found that on also had pics of Douglas XB-43 Mixmasters with photshopped CNAF markings "on way to target with bombs", reffered to as "Luoyang-77" aircraft, soooooooooooo......... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-20-2010, 02:13 PM
Little lack of interest going on here

easy starter for ten

name the plane or planes

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q66-1.jpg

Daiichidoku
07-20-2010, 02:15 PM
?


ok, PT 109? :P

VF-17_Jolly
07-20-2010, 02:23 PM
yes i know its on a boat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif but where has the gun come from

Sillius_Sodus
07-20-2010, 07:57 PM
P-39?

If by some miracle it's the correct answer, I'll leave floor open as I will be away from my computer for the next few days.

WTE_Galway
07-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
P-39?

If by some miracle it's the correct answer, I'll leave floor open as I will be away from my computer for the next few days.

I suspect your right as this site says early installations were P39 cannons ...

http://www.ptboats.org/20-01-05-ptboat-009.html


As for the pilot photos, unless their are other clues in the picture like a uniform, aircraft or building its very much a case of either you recognize the face or you do not. With a cockpit for example you can work out the basic configuration (twin engine/single etc) using logical deduction and narrow the possibilities to search through. With pilots you either know it or you do not.

VF-17_Jolly
07-21-2010, 11:08 AM
Sillius_Sodus is correct the cannons originally came from written off P-39s they were so popular that they were factory fitted
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
07-26-2010, 06:29 AM
It looks like Sillius has gone AWOL, so I'd say the floor was open.

I_JG78_Max
07-26-2010, 07:57 AM
Name the plane.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4586/bla1e150.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/bla1e150.jpg/)

Pretty easy one. I hope the bad picture will make it somewhat difficult. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sillius_Sodus
07-26-2010, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Dance:
It looks like Sillius has gone AWOL, so I'd say the floor was open.

Sorry Dance, I'm back now. I did mention this in my response and happily, someone stepped up to the plate in my absence http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif .

I_JG78_Max
07-27-2010, 11:28 AM
Time for a hint?

The particluar airplane is included in IL-2

WTE_Galway
07-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by I_JG78_Max:
Time for a hint?

The particluar airplane is included in IL-2

Sorry haven't been following this quiz lately.

The tail number is odd but it otherwise looks like a squashed photo of a Blenheim.

Jure_502
07-28-2010, 02:27 AM
Tupolev SB-2M 100?

I_JG78_Max
07-28-2010, 10:39 AM
Congratulations, Jure, you are right.

Jure_502
07-29-2010, 03:25 AM
Thanks Max.
Sorry guys to put you waiting, couldn't log in earlier.

So here's one cockpit ID:

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy39/Jure_502/Vprasanja/vprasanje44.jpg

Daiichidoku
07-29-2010, 07:46 AM
DC-1?

Jure_502
07-29-2010, 08:00 AM
No, not a Dc-1. Right path though.

Daiichidoku
07-29-2010, 08:18 AM
should have known the wheels and fuel selector switch

lockheed 10

Jure_502
07-30-2010, 02:49 AM
No, not lockheed either.

Daiichidoku
07-30-2010, 12:13 PM
third time's the charm?

DC-5

Jure_502
07-31-2010, 07:44 AM
No sorry again Dai http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif . As I won't be online today or tomorrow I have to reveal it.

It's cockpit of a C-46 Commando. I guess the floor is open now.

Daiichidoku
08-09-2010, 03:28 PM
gah!

and after seeing all those episodes of "Ice Pilots NWT"!!!

ok, who is this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery711.jpg

Daiichidoku
08-19-2010, 05:09 PM
he was an ace of no small stature...

WTE_Galway
08-19-2010, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
gah!

and after seeing all those episodes of "Ice Pilots NWT"!!!

ok, who is this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/mystery711.jpg

Well the aircraft is a CR32 with Nationalist (fascist) yoke and arrows on fuselage and the diving duck thingamee (bomber squadron symbol? cannot recall ) but don't know any SCW pilots am afraid.

Pilot questions are not my thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SheerLuckHolmes
08-20-2010, 02:26 AM
Joaquín Garcia Morato,
credited with 40 aerial victories

Daiichidoku
08-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Galway, yes a CR32

SheerLcukHolmes gets the pilot however, congrats


Joaquín Garcia Morato, top ace of all pilots in SCW

the floor is your, SLH

SheerLuckHolmes
08-20-2010, 01:44 PM
Thanks Mr D

Question: How many Italian and German U-boats were damaged or destroyed by aircrafts of Brithis Coastal Command?

SheerLuckHolmes
08-20-2010, 10:17 PM
The correct answer is 341 subs, according to Brithish sources.
I'll leave floor open.

Dance
09-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Well it appears that changing the nature of the quiz has killed it, as I feared, even though the majority voted for this change.

If anyone is still interested in quizing, I will ask BG to open a WW2 Quiz Part (?), opinions please.

WTE_Galway
09-15-2010, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Well it appears that changing the nature of the quiz has killed it, as I feared, even though the majority voted for this change.

If anyone is still interested in quizing, I will ask BG to open a WW2 Quiz Part (?), opinions please.

Well to be fair the entire "General Discussion" thread has faded away. Some days you do not get a single post in the entire forum. It may be partly related to the difficulty many people have logging in. Although M4T forums seem just as dead last few weeks.

I am happy either way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

blairgowrie
09-15-2010, 05:01 PM
I am not sure the login issue is the cause. It only takes me a few extra seconds to login. I find, in own squadron, attendance has fallen off. Where we used to have 20+ players, that just isn't happening lately.

I think it is more a case of, "same old." 4.10 may bring some interest back. I hope that is the case.

Daiichidoku
09-15-2010, 07:08 PM
how about making it an 'all-in' WWII quiz?

air land sea

anything after armistice, or 31, or 39 and up to vj

Sillius_Sodus
09-15-2010, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
how about making it an 'all-in' WWII quiz?

air land sea

anything after armistice, or 31, or 39 and up to vj

Better.

Dance
09-16-2010, 12:05 PM
Maybe it is general malaise amongst forum goers then, I am not averse to Dai's ideas but whichever direction we take we should make it as accessible and as interesting as possible to all forum members.

The more people we have participating the more enjoyable it will be. We'll see if we get any more suggestions or ideas or even interest and go from there.

Roll on 4.10

JSG72
09-18-2010, 04:53 PM
Here is a good question I gleaned from the press recently.

What was the first plane shot down by a Spitfire in WW2?

Been away a while, so sorry if it has been asked before?

JSG72
09-27-2010, 04:14 PM
Sorry??

I read the other day. It was a Hurricane.

I have forgotten the details. Other than it was a Top BOB. ace who died recently.(Actually it was his obituary I was reading. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)

Dance
09-28-2010, 05:22 PM
Don't be sorry JSG, unfortunately interest isn't what it was.

WTE_Galway
09-28-2010, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Don't be sorry JSG, unfortunately interest isn't what it was.

true ... but at some stage interest will likely pick up again

Woke_Up_Dead
01-07-2011, 12:09 PM
I have a couple of interesting pictures, so I thought I'd revive this thread. What is this?

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1fu1k4&noresize=1&nostamp=1

RedToo
01-07-2011, 01:04 PM
Japanese sound locators. To locate incoming aircraft by sound. Strange design. Resurrecting old threads seems to be an interesting 2011 fashion. They seem to be popping up all over the place!

RedToo.

Tte_Costa
01-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Jericho trumpets?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Woke_Up_Dead
01-07-2011, 01:32 PM
That's right RedToo, that's Emperor Hirohito inspecting them in 1935. Other nations had similar silly looking devices, this is the height locating half of a four-horn Czech system:
http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1fu1kg&noresize=1&nostamp=1

And I think this one is British:

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1fu2bq&noresize=1&nostamp=1

Note how happy both subjects are to be photographed with those devices.

Your turn to ask a question RedToo

RedToo
01-07-2011, 03:00 PM
Here you go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/RedToo/Quiz-9.jpg

What is this/ what is happening here.

RedToo.

TheGrunch
01-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Looks like some kind of mad decompression chamber. Weird. The Navy chap and the 'RN' writing on the trailer point in that direction as well.

RedToo
01-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Near enough Grunch. It is a portable pressure chamber used by the Royal Navy to give Fleet Air Arm pilots a feel for high altitude. Used when Seafires began to become operational.

Over to you.

RedToo.

TheGrunch
01-07-2011, 04:15 PM
What happened to this aircraft, and who was the man that flew it? This might be too difficult without a hint, but I'll let you guys decide whether that is the case first. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

http://wamuseum.com.au/collections/maritime/march/treasures/zerohour/highres/carnot_front.jpg

http://home.brisnet.org.au/~dunn/wa02-02.jpg

arthursmedley
01-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Well they look like Aussies to me but a (big) hint would be useful. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dance
01-08-2011, 07:49 AM
This was a civilian (Dutch) DC-3 shot down near Carnot Bay by zeroes returning from the raid on Broome, Australia.

The pilot was Ivan Smirnoff, who unbeknown to him was carrying a package of diamonds. These disappeared after the crash, leaving a mystery still unsolved.

TheGrunch
01-08-2011, 10:43 AM
Absolutely correct. He was a Russian First World War ace. Your question. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dance
01-08-2011, 12:39 PM
Thanks Grunch. Who is this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q474.jpg

Dance
01-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Clue, when he returned home in '52 he was his countries highest scoring jet ace.

Dance
01-09-2011, 12:47 PM
No takers? Don't want things to grind to a halt again so I will give the answer. It was Major General Frederick C. 'Boots' Blesse.....

http://www.acepilots.com/korea_blesse.html

Floor is open.

Woke_Up_Dead
01-09-2011, 05:17 PM
Something a little different. Identify the plane that Tintin is flying in, and give me a general explanation as to why the author drew that plane and not another.
http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1***av&noresize=1&nostamp=1

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1***aw&noresize=1&nostamp=1

WTE_Galway
01-09-2011, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by Woke_Up_Dead:
Something a little different. Identify the plane that Tintin is flying in, and give me a general explanation as to why the author drew that plane and not another.
http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1***av&noresize=1&nostamp=1

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1***aw&noresize=1&nostamp=1

Arado 196 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/9/0/0809090.jpg

Tintin was off to investigate a fireball that crashed into the sea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif No idea why they chose the Arado.

There is a section dedicated to Tintin planes at this website:

http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/aerotintin.htm

Just click on the comic book to see what aircraft appear in it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Woke_Up_Dead
01-09-2011, 11:14 PM
That's right Galaway, it is an Arado 196. Herge (the author of Tintin) chose a German plane as opposed to the British, American, and French planes in previous and subsequent comics, because Belgium was occupied at the time and it would not look good if the hero flew in a non-German plane.

It also wouldn't look good if the villain was a "Dr Muller" (with an umlach above the u) like in a pre-war episode, instead the villain in this one was a powerful financier that looked like this:

http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=1fulku&noresize=1&nostamp=1

Thanks for your link, it's interesting how they updated the planes in some of the newer editions of the same comic, changing a Dewoitine to a Cessna for example. Your turn to ask a question.

WTE_Galway
01-10-2011, 02:34 AM
thanx

I am actually offline for next 24 hours and will not be around to check answers so I will throw this one back to you.

Woke_Up_Dead
01-10-2011, 10:33 AM
I have one more ready, an easy one. Identify the plane (may not be 100% historically accurate): http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/26976.jpg

Uufflakke
01-10-2011, 10:50 AM
It looks like a Lemmy-111. Oh sorry, a He-111

Woke_Up_Dead
01-10-2011, 11:46 AM
It's a bomber! It's a bomber! It's a bomber! And it is indeed an He-111.

Uufflakke
01-10-2011, 01:17 PM
ID Please...

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd389/Uufflakke10/69dfdcda.jpg

Jure_502
01-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Kokusai Ku-7 Manazuru, japanese experimental glider.

Uufflakke
01-10-2011, 11:43 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Right answer!
Your turn.

Jure_502
01-11-2011, 02:26 AM
Thanks Uufflakke. Saw it just the other day when searching the web. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ok, here we go, please ID the aircraft:

http://www.shrani.si/f/3B/aH/2rLyTLoT/vpasanje337.jpg

Dance
01-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Avro Anson.

Jure_502
01-11-2011, 12:54 PM
You are correct Dance, Avro Anson.

Floor all yours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
01-11-2011, 01:13 PM
Thanks Jure.

Possibly too easy but who is this extraordinary woman?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q475.jpg

Mercanario
01-12-2011, 02:31 AM
Amy Johnson

Dance
01-12-2011, 03:21 AM
Amy Johnson it is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Your question Mercanario.

Mercanario
01-12-2011, 04:44 AM
Name da plane;


http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/charlesdirk/j1212.jpg

Dance
01-12-2011, 09:29 AM
Nieuport Delage NiD-52?

One of those built under license by Hispano-Suiza?

Mercanario
01-12-2011, 01:05 PM
yes indeedy
over to you.

Dance
01-12-2011, 02:03 PM
Thanks Mercanario.

I.D. please...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q476.jpg

Dance
01-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Ok massive clue, fingers on buzzers, it was an IJN aircraft.

WTE_Galway
01-13-2011, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Ok massive clue, fingers on buzzers, it was an IJN aircraft.

Something from Nakajima? Looks like a single seat variant of the ki-4.

Dance
01-13-2011, 03:47 PM
Well, Nakajima it is, but the Ki-4 was an IJA aircraft, this was an IJN aircraft.

WTE_Galway
01-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Well, Nakajima it is, but the Ki-4 was an IJA aircraft, this was an IJN aircraft.

A4N "type 95" ?

Dance
01-13-2011, 05:04 PM
Take it away Galway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Galway
01-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Ok ...

What 1942 scheme involving an American made bomber was meant to allow night fighters to intercept targets without radar.

Mercanario
01-14-2011, 03:54 AM
Turbinlite on the Douglas Havoc ?

Dance
01-15-2011, 12:46 PM
I think you can safely go ahead Mercanario, that's the same conclusion I came to. Not sure where Galway's gone but I am sure he wouldn't mind if you went ahead with the next question.

Mercanario
01-15-2011, 11:03 PM
Ok this should be pretty easy.
Novel about RAF pilots in Battle of Britain, one of the characters is an American who has fought in both the Sino Japanese War and the Spanish Civil War.
Name the character.

Sillius_Sodus
01-16-2011, 02:14 AM
Would that be Christopher Hart III?

Mercanario
01-16-2011, 02:52 AM
Yep.
Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson.
Your go mate.

WTE_Galway
01-16-2011, 03:48 PM
yeah sorry about that ended up offline for a few days (turbinlite was correct) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dance
01-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Turbin lite, sounds like a beer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sillius_Sodus
01-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Thanks Mercanario,

What class of ship is this?:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/ABC.jpg

WTE_Galway
01-16-2011, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Thanks Mercanario,

What class of ship is this?:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/ABC.jpg

Japanese late war.

Unryu class.

Only the one saw active service.

http://www.pacificfront.com/catalog/images/DSC02798.JPG

Sillius_Sodus
01-17-2011, 10:06 PM
That's the one!

Take it away http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Galway
01-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
That's the one!

Take it away http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Quick ID. The aircraft below was still operational at the start of WWII. What is its main claim to fame?


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/clannagh/12z.jpg

RSS-Martin
01-17-2011, 11:25 PM
Is that maybe a Handley Page Heyford bomber?

WTE_Galway
01-18-2011, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by RSS-Martin:
Is that maybe a Handley Page Heyford bomber?

Well you got the country and period but ... no not a Handley Page product.

Hint ... obsolete by WWII and operational only in training units, it was famous for a "first" with the RAF.

leitmotiv
01-18-2011, 02:32 AM
One of my favorite aircraft. Boulton-Paul Overstrand bomber, 28 built. Differed from predecessor, the Sidestrand, by having a power turret and other refinements. It was the first RAF aircraft to have a power turret. I wonder if it was the first production aircraft to have a power turret? I can't think of any competitors in its era.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/BP_Overstrand.jpg

Sillius_Sodus
01-18-2011, 02:51 PM
How can a country that produced something as attractive as the Spitfire build such fugly kites?

Don't need to get shot down, you'd die of embarrassment flying in that...uhhh....thing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

WTE_Galway
01-18-2011, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
How can a country that produced something as attractive as the Spitfire build such fugly kites?

Don't need to get shot down, you'd die of embarrassment flying in that...uhhh....thing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif


The overstrand is a proper airplane with round engines, two sets of wings and so forth, just like the lord intended flying machines to be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The Spitfire on the other hand is all girly and effete like something from a fashion magazine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Well done leit, your turn for a question.

Sillius_Sodus
01-18-2011, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
How can a country that produced something as attractive as the Spitfire build such fugly kites?

Don't need to get shot down, you'd die of embarrassment flying in that...uhhh....thing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif


The overstrand is a proper airplane with round engines, two sets of wings and so forth, just like the lord intended flying machines to be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The Spitfire on the other hand is all girly and effete like something from a fashion magazine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Well done leit, your turn for a question. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, I suppose you would be safer the Overstrand, bullets fired at it would probably veer away in horror! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif