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Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2005, 07:01 AM
No its not a plane. Although I do have a picture of a plane in mind that is so obscure and specific that I don't think anyone would get it.



A quiz to stave off boredom.

What are these fellas making?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/0.jpg


First they knock down some trees.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/1.jpg


Then they chop them up. Oh say about 12-15 feet in length.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/2.jpg


Then they make some of these things.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/3.jpg


They keep making these things.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/4.jpg


They knock the lengths and the these things into these doo hickeys.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/5.jpg

Then they get these brutish ponies to roll them along.



OK so obviously the things that they made are not quite finished yet or you'd all get what they are making in a jiffy.



So what do you reckon that they are making?

Will put up the answer in a while, after all who wish to guess have had a go.

Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2005, 07:01 AM
No its not a plane. Although I do have a picture of a plane in mind that is so obscure and specific that I don't think anyone would get it.



A quiz to stave off boredom.

What are these fellas making?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/0.jpg


First they knock down some trees.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/1.jpg


Then they chop them up. Oh say about 12-15 feet in length.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/2.jpg


Then they make some of these things.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/3.jpg


They keep making these things.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/4.jpg


They knock the lengths and the these things into these doo hickeys.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/5.jpg

Then they get these brutish ponies to roll them along.



OK so obviously the things that they made are not quite finished yet or you'd all get what they are making in a jiffy.



So what do you reckon that they are making?

Will put up the answer in a while, after all who wish to guess have had a go.

EURO_Snoopy
10-11-2005, 07:12 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif an enormous lawn roller for making runways

RAF74_Poker
10-11-2005, 07:44 AM
Big kegger tonight @ the Sigma house !!!!!!!!!

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

F16_Neo
10-11-2005, 07:53 AM
Some kind of crude utility for clearing paths through minefields... poor horses http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

SlickStick
10-11-2005, 07:55 AM
Snoopy's answer, although apparently made in jest, looks like a good one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

My guess is that they are constructing Delta Wood underwing gondolas for Pe-8 bombers (maybe a little large for that, but what the hey). Of course, they will be impenetrable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Amnio
10-11-2005, 08:02 AM
The wooden outer casing of an early bouncing bomb?

No idea really...

RAF23-Chainsaw
10-11-2005, 08:03 AM
A pontoon bridge...

Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2005, 08:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RAF23-Chainsaw:
A pontoon bridge... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think thats a good guess, but wrong.

Hint: When they are finished (and there are a couple steps in construction that I did not include in the photo set) the object is static.

Tully__
10-11-2005, 09:09 AM
Water tank?

Kazi?

Revetment?

Gun emplacement?

Kegger @ Sigma house....mmmmm, I like that idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Deedsundone
10-11-2005, 09:10 AM
A static object.

Pirschjaeger
10-11-2005, 09:12 AM
I know! I know! I know!

More f@cking white boxes with more f@cking red X's. &#*&^##@*(*% This **** annoys me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Sorry all, I'm outa coffee. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fritz

Capt.LoneRanger
10-11-2005, 09:14 AM
A completely stupid thing with no sense and no use at all. Just some work to not have to sit around bored. And of course with a thing like this and the uniforms nobody dared to ask WTF they were doing anyway - until now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2005, 09:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
I know! I know! I know!

More f@cking white boxes with more f@cking red X's. &#*&^##@*(*% This **** annoys me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Sorry all, I'm outa coffee. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder why you get the x and everyone else who posted can see the image?

Capt.LoneRanger
10-11-2005, 09:22 AM
Looking at the answers IMHO they are barely a sign that we all can see the pics... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Pirschjaeger
10-11-2005, 09:29 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:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
I know! I know! I know!

More f@cking white boxes with more f@cking red X's. &#*&^##@*(*% This **** annoys me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Sorry all, I'm outa coffee. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder why you get the x and everyone else who posted can see the image? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I live in Beijing. You guyz have ADSL while I have ADSLOW. Net service totally sucks here. I just spent about 8 hours to download 98% of 389mb. IE didn't think it was worth waiting for last 2%. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Lesson learnt? Use Getright.

Fritz

Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Oh well Tully got it right, even though he used the 'ol shotgun technique' with his answer (i.e. guess lots and hope somthing sticks!)

Also he made me have to go and look up Kazi!

What they are making is in effect a dwelling for themselves from local material. It ends up being semi recessed in the earth with a fair amount of cover on top. So Tully could be right twice with revetment. Though the protection it will offer is limited. Certainly not effective if it takes a round directly.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/whatsit/8.jpg


The stills are actually from a video I have, called
Die Deutsche Wochenschau (from January 6, 1944) in or near Leuna. [The German Weekly News.]

well played.

Friendly_flyer
10-11-2005, 10:02 AM
Quote from a rather well know source:

In a hole in the ground, behind a round door, lived ....

Well, I guess we all now know where he got that idea.

LEBillfish
10-11-2005, 12:04 PM
kewl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

RAF74_Poker
10-11-2005, 12:08 PM
So there's no kegger ?!?!?!?!?!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Taylortony
10-11-2005, 05:58 PM
Brings a new meaning to the "your turn in the Barrel" and if you don't know what that means ask some of the old Navy people that frequent the forum.....