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08-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Continued from http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...291054387#5291054387 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8871020577?r=5291054387#5291054387)

Last question post in part 7:

Originally posted by Uufflakke:
Thanks, but before I saw your reply I already corrected my answer and added the same image+text.
Gimme some time to come up with the next Q.

Okay, found something.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">ID?</span>


I'm off to bed now so it will take a few hours before I will get back here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper
That is friggin' hilarious. Looks a little like Werner Molders.

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Rules (courtesy of Dance, see about 8 posts down).

1. When a person answers a question and it is confirmed as correct by the poster of the
question, they then have the floor and are expected to ask the next question.

(You are only allowed to ask a question if the above rule has been adhered to.)

2. If a question isn't asked within 24 hours then it will be assumed that the person
supposed to ask the question has a problem, then the floor will be made open for anyone to
ask the next question to allow the quiz to continue. The same applies if an answer is given and confirmation is not forthcoming within 24 hours

3. Question are to be related to World War II air warfare.

4. If a multiple part question is asked, only one point will be awarded for the answer.


1. To allow fluid running of the quiz, if you answer a question correctly but cannot post
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08-21-2009, 08:06 PM

Thanks Tully!

08-21-2009, 08:25 PM
Let's hope the previous thread doesn't get deleted like the others, at least not until I get a chance to update the scores. blairgowrie wasn't going to touch the thread because of deletions, shortening threads is one thing, deleting them is another matter.

08-21-2009, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Let's hope the previous thread doesn't get deleted like the others, at least not until I get a chance to update the scores. blairgowrie wasn't going to touch the thread because of deletions, shortening threads is one thing, deleting them is another matter.

Dance, Private Topic on that for you.

08-21-2009, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Tully__:
Last question post in part 7:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper
That is friggin' hilarious. Looks a little like Werner Molders. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well Done Waldo.Pepper!
It ís Werner Mölders.
Here is the image from the German Bundesarchiv together with his friend Adolf Galland.
And I found another similar image but then vice versa of Mölders watching Galland explaining his fighter pursuit techniques.

Your turn now W.P.



08-22-2009, 12:05 AM
Based upon how quickly the Magnetron/H2S question got answered I shall have to dig deeper into the obscure. Hope you don't mind another radar question.

THis is a picture of the SCR-270 radar.


The same type that had detected the incomming raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941.

Sadly, this historical equipment did not survive until this day. This set, did some more useful work protecting another nation, when it was removed and set up elsewhere.

Q. What was the other nation that the Pearl Harbor SCR-270 set was used to defend, before it was finally scrapped.

08-22-2009, 02:04 AM
Wasn't it used by the RAAF in Darwin?

08-22-2009, 02:11 AM
No sorry it was not setup to defend Australia.

08-22-2009, 03:59 AM

PART EIGHT is here (thanks Tully) so time for an intermission and some stats updates.

WWII Quiz, air related (PART ONE)
Thread OP: F19_Orheim
Thread start: Fri April 25 2008
Thread closed: Sun February 15 2009 (Too Big)
Questions asked: 470 (some not correctly answered)
Replies: 3391
Views: 90286
Pages: 170

***Mister Quiz 2008 - JSG72***

WWII Quiz, air related (PART TWO)
Thread start: Sun February 15 2009
Thread closed: Sat April 04 2009 (Too Big)
Questions asked: 151 (some not correctly answered)
Replies: 832
Views: 16260
Pages: 42

WWII Quiz, air related (PART THREE)
Thread start: Sat April 04 2009
Thread closed: Wed May 13 2009 (Too Big)
Questions asked: 124 (some not correctly answered)
Replies: 641
Views: 15888
Pages: 33

WWII Quiz, air related (PART FOUR)
Thread start: Wed May 13 2009
Thread Closed: Wed June 03 2009 14:58 (Too Big Apparently?)
Questions asked: 70 (some not asked or answered correctly)
Replies: 395
Views: 8372
Pages: 20

WWII Quiz, air related (PART FIVE)
Thread start: Wed June 03 2009 15:01
Thread Closed: Sun June 28 2009 15:42
Questions asked: 81 (some not asked or answered correctly)
Replies: 404
Pages: 21

WWII Quiz, air related (PART SIX)
Thread start: Sun June 28 2009 15:44
Thread Closed: Tue July 21 2009 16:33 (Ask Silverfish)
Questions asked: 80 (some not answered correctly)
Replies: 382
Pages: 20

WWII Quiz, air related (PART SEVEN)
Thread start: Tue July 21 2009 15:34
Thread Closed: Fri August 21 2009 19:00 (Too Big)
Questions asked: 106
Replies: 603
Pages: 31

WWII Quiz, air related (PART EIGHT)
Thread start: Fri August 21 2009 18:59

Top three scorers since last intermission for the 2009 Quiz:
Dance +29
VF-17_Jolly +14
Rock_Kettler +12

Scoreboard 2009:
Dance 222p
Rock_Kettler 59p
Uufflakke 58p
TinyTim 37p
VF-17_Jolly 27p
b2spirita 21p
The_Stealth_Owl 21p (aka SILVERFISH1992)
Jungmann 20p
JSG72 17p
mhuxt 16p
Flight_boy1990 14p
RedToo 14p
coturnix 11p
Mr_Zooly 11p
robtek1957 11p
Aaron_GT 10p
Sillius_Sodus 9p
Woke_Up_Dead 9p
Heliopause 8p
arthursmedley 6p
Jure_502 6p
MB_Avro_UK 6p
Waldo.Pepper 6p
DrHerb 5p
na85 5p
Sharpe26 5p
jamesblonde1979 4p
koivis 4p
Romanator21 4p
BillSwagger 3p
ash1976 2p
F19_Orheim 2p
Finnish_Mik 2p
JtD 2p
stathem 2p
Toten_Waffe 2p
Trefle 2p
Adriansikorsky 1p
berg417448 1p
BrewsterPilot 1p
harryklein66 1p
koivis 1p
LLv26_Jumpru 1p
OD_ 1p
Phas3e 1p
PB0_shadow 1p
Vanderstok 1p
whiteladder 1p

Edit: Rules and Guidelines now at top of thread, thanks to Tully.

08-22-2009, 04:04 AM
In regard to the last question, was it the Philippines?

08-22-2009, 04:18 AM
Thanx Dance for sorting things out and keeping us updated with the stats. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I'm curious to Waldo.Pepper's answer 'cause the radar SRC-270 didn't play any significant role, nor in Midway, Iwo Jima, Panama or the Philippines (well at least according Wiki and some other sources.)

As far as I know this specific mobile radar unit from Pearl Harbor díd survive. You can visit it at the Historical Electronic Museum (HEM) near Baltimore.

http://en.allexperts.com/e/s/sc/scr-270_radar.htm(scroll to bottom of page)

08-22-2009, 04:31 AM
You're welcome Uufflakke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Wasn't sure if Waldo meant that specific set or that type of set, so I just guessed he meant the same type and went with the Phillipines as they had several, even if they were of little use. I'm probably wrong http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-22-2009, 11:12 AM
Specific set (though there were more than one set operating on the Hawaiian Islands on December 7, 1941.) However, only one - THIS one detected the incoming raid. And THIS one is the one the question asks about.

Sorry Dance, not the Phillipines either.

08-22-2009, 02:46 PM
As far as I know this specific mobile radar unit from Pearl Harbor díd survive.

Nope HEM has an SCR-270 recovered from Canada. The SCR-270 which detected the raid was turned into scrap.

I think I shall have to offer a hint. The nation that the Radar which detected the incoming Japanese raid helped secure another nation, ironically .

08-22-2009, 08:13 PM
By midnight PST I suppose I shall reveal all.

08-23-2009, 12:45 AM
This is one of those amazingly ironic tidbits of history that are just delicious.



IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine: April 1994 - "The Untold Story of the Pearl Harbor Radar." page 5.

The SCR-270B had been relocated from near Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii to Wakkanai, Japan. The site was situated at the North tip of Hokkaido Island. The site commander thought that such a historical piece of equipment should be placed in a museum. Therefore, he advised 5th Air Force but they said: "JUNK IT."

Accordingly, the old historical radar was turned over to Air Force salvage and the electronic components probably ended up on a scrap heap. **** Saurer believes that, since there had been so much political controversy on this particular radar, the Air Force was anxious to get rid of it, in other words, sweep it under the rug!

The irony of this story is that the only radar that reported the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor ended up protecting Japan from possible air attack from the Soviet Union!

Since 1981, the Historical Electronics Museum in Baltimore, Maryland has been searching for an SCR-270 radar to add to its collection. If the old radar at Site 18 in Japan had been preserved, the museum would have had their radar! The museum volunteers have literally combed the face of the earth, with their search even leading them to China.

Frederick G. Suffield, one of the Baltimore Westinghouse Engineers, when this plant produced the SCR-270, told me recently that the current goal of the museum is to completely reconstruct an SCR-270. The only parts they have are a rusty water cooler, one receiver borrowed from the Smithsonian and one indicator that was a basket case before they rebuilt it. They are building a transmitter, power supply, and modulator from scratch.

In the spring of 1990, two antenna trailers were located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. The physics department at that school graciously agreed to donate the antennas to the museum.
During 1991, the museum and volunteers worked to partially restore one of the big antennas to its working condition by December 7.

Here is a link to the incomparable Historical Electronics Museum in Baltimore.


They are very a very helpful bunch, even providing old manuals for myself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-23-2009, 12:47 AM
If I am to ask another question, as that one was unanswered, here it is....


You are in a B-24 Bomber flying at night over the Pacific Ocean. To be more specific the mission is a low altitude bombing sortie against Japanese shipping.

The plane has two types of altimeter, but you trust neither to be accurate enough to allow you to fly at the low altitude required.

This low altitude is extremely low some 200 feet. Naturally you have concerns that you will fly into the sea as so many of your buddies have done during such missions.

There was a prescribed procedure that these brave crews would perform to determine their height above the sea, accurately mind you. So that you could then use this information to calibrate your altimeters properly.

What was the trick/procedure/method?

08-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Two WAGs

1. the two-spotlights-in-the-belly-convergence thing, a la Dam Busters.

2. Unreel your long wave antenna all the way, and descend until it starts to tremble from the weight at the end of it bouncing on the water.

08-23-2009, 11:35 AM
2. Unreel your long wave antenna all the way, and descend until it starts to tremble from the weight at the end of it bouncing on the water.

This one was the official method.

That was great Jungmann. Really using your noodle on that. (Gold Star!)

08-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Thanks, Waldo--as wild a guess as I could manage. That's how I would have done it, if I were a hot and sweaty B-24 pilot in the SWPAC (which I never, ever was). Bet they lost a lot of antenna weights that way.

Okay, here's the Vega B-17 VE line sometimes in 1943. Look at Rosie the Riveter in the lower left hand corner, the one with her hands up. She's working on the top of the forward section. Her eye line lines up with a sheet metal bay in the B-17 turtle deck. It's a tapered bay with two blunt ends--I guess you'd call the shape a trapezoid.


What went inside it?

08-23-2009, 05:02 PM
Life-raft bay?

08-23-2009, 05:04 PM
At a guess i would say the inflatable raft?

Too Late again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

08-23-2009, 05:38 PM
Dance for the win. VF two minutes late, but right as well.

Too easy.

08-23-2009, 06:05 PM
Thanks Jungmann.

What's this?


08-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Nord Noralpha. French hot-rodding of an ME-108.

08-23-2009, 06:31 PM
More of a hotrod Me-208, but close enough, tricycle undercarriage etc was an Me-208 feature, though Nord continued to build them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-23-2009, 07:06 PM
WTF am I? Not the planes in the background.


08-24-2009, 01:36 AM
XB-42 Mixmaster?



08-24-2009, 12:15 PM
Between unanswered questions and whatnot, this quiz has been at a crawl recently, it doesn't solve everything but I would like to remind people of this guideline.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">1. To allow fluid running of the quiz, if you answer a question correctly but cannot post
a new question or won't be able to check for answers to your new question, please ask
someone else to post the next question. This doesn't mean you can't go to work or bed but
please be considerate when possible.</span>

08-24-2009, 01:10 PM
I was just waiting for a conformation but since this is taking overly long time then

Who was the first American to be shot at by the Japanese over US Territory?

08-24-2009, 01:13 PM
Sorry, folks.

I have an excuse I don't think has been used yet. Power outage. Power was off in the Pacific Palisades for five hours this morning. No puting. Took me two hours to drive to work.

Not inattention, Dance. Technology, this time.

And Mr. Jolly got it.

08-24-2009, 01:18 PM
No problem Jungmann, glad you have your power back. I wouldn't have really started moaning for a few more hours yet, my last post was just a bump really.

08-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Complete guess, as I am assuming it was it was at the time the U.S. were prompted to join the war and not before. As you say 'over' U.S. territory, I'll say George S. Welch one of the P-40 pilots to engage at Pearl Harbour, as I think in the timeline, it was before the incoming B-17's were bounced.

08-24-2009, 03:40 PM
No not Lt Welch, right area but wrong guy

As this is quite an obscure question

I shall let you have it Mr Ray Buduick of Honolulu.

Quote from Time magazine

"The Japanese came in from the southeast over Diamond Head. They could have been U.S. planes shuttling westward from San Diego. Civilians' estimates of their numbers ranged from 50 to 150. They whined over Waikiki, over the candy-pink bulk of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Some were (it was reported) big four-motored jobs, some dive-bombers, some pursuits. All that they met as they came in was a tiny private plane in which Lawyer Ray Buduick was out for a Sunday morning ride. They riddled the lawyer's plane with machine-gun bullets, but the lawyer succeeded in making a safe landing. By the time he did, bombs were thudding all around the city."

Time archieve (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,772807-1,00.html)

08-24-2009, 04:00 PM
Interesting story, just imagine you are in your own little plane on a lazy Sunday morning and all of a sudden some enemy planes try to get you down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
Before you know it as a lawyer you become part of history.

08-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Thanks Mr J, though I can't take a point for that, good question though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Being a divorcee I have no sympathy for lawyers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Here is a report from the German archives, what was the target and for extra credit, the name of the operation?

"The attack on 24 August 1944 was undoubtedly the heaviest and most determined so far. The English showed great skill and dexterity in flying. For the first time they dived with heavy bombs. During the dive bombing, fighter planes attacked the land batteries which, in comparison with earlier attacks, suffered heavy losses. The fact that an armour-piercing bomb of more than 699 kg (1,540 lb) did not explode must be considered an exceptional stroke of luck, as the effects of that explosion would have been immeasurable. Even incomplete smoke screening upsets the correctness of the enemy's aim and it has been decided from now on to use it in wind strengths up to 9 meters/second (8.2 yards/second) irrespective of possible gaps".

08-24-2009, 05:10 PM
On 24 August 1944 Indefatigable, Formidable and Furious with a force of 33 Barracudas, 10 Hellcats, 24 Corsairs and 10 Fireflies attacked the Tirpitz in Altafjord. Two hits were reported 1 x 1.600 lb and 1 x 500 lb. 6 aircraft were lost.

Can't find the Operation name though.

08-24-2009, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Rock_Kettler:
On 24 August 1944 Indefatigable, Formidable and Furious with a force of 33 Barracudas, 10 Hellcats, 24 Corsairs and 10 Fireflies attacked the Tirpitz in Altafjord. Two hits were reported 1 x 1.600 lb and 1 x 500 lb. 6 aircraft were lost.

Can't find the Operation name though.

That would be Goodwood III http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-24-2009, 05:22 PM
Tirpitz it is Rock, and VF gets the credit for the operation http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-25-2009, 04:01 AM
Thanks Dance. Nice one Mr Jolly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif Because I couldn't find an Op name I thought I was probably wrong. Hence delay.

I don't think this one has been up before. Apologies if it has.

Which aircraft?


08-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Lockheed Hudson?

08-25-2009, 05:39 AM

08-25-2009, 12:56 PM

08-25-2009, 01:10 PM
Correct Dance.
Apologies to all for delay was unavoidably detained this afternoon and not able to get back on line.
Hangs head in shame and self loathing.

08-25-2009, 01:12 PM
Correct Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Apologies to all for delay. i was unavoidably detained this afternoon and unable to get home and on line.
A very poor show, hangs head in shame and self loathing.
Thought the first post had failed. so wrote again.
This forum is really getting cranky lately.

08-25-2009, 01:27 PM
Thanks RK, (passes Webley revolver with one round in it) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Having had time to think of something a bit different, here we go.




For what?

Edited: For the clue, but then decided to bump the thread instead.

Edit 2: Somehow during the first edit I managed to screw up the question.

08-25-2009, 03:03 PM
No classical music buffs in then I guess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-25-2009, 03:21 PM
Sometimes these threads don't update when a new post is made, I replied to this thread nearly 25 minutes ago, but it does not show as such in GD, why is that?

Edit: This reply updated straight away, but I have seen others that never update (we're talking several hours) until another new post is made.

08-25-2009, 04:19 PM
Must be what happened to me earlier but not quite so long a delay. Weird. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

08-25-2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the clue Dance.

The Mistel (German: Mistletoe), also known as Beethoven-Gerät (Beethoven Device) and Vati und Sohn (Daddy and Son), was a Luftwaffe aircraft bombing system, based broadly on the parasite aircraft concept, from late in World War II.

08-25-2009, 04:44 PM
Beethoven / Mistel, just what I was after RK http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-25-2009, 04:48 PM
I suspect I now have 3 or 4 replies saying the same thing, the Ubi Hamster has fallen off the wheel lately, the main forum list looks like a 9 year old has been let loose with photoshop but things work less well than ever.

Edit: As I thought I had some double posts which I have now deleted.

08-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Thanks Dance

ID of this one please.


Have to crash now and wont be on line until midday UK time. If you have it and are sure go ahead. Don't want to hold up the flow 2 days running.
Nightall http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

08-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Parnall Heck.

G'nite RK, If I'm right and not around when confirmation is given, which is probable as I could be out for the next 18 hours, I leave the floor open.

08-26-2009, 08:21 AM
Dance is correct and I'm much later than expected.
Floor is open!

08-26-2009, 09:52 AM
OK lacking any takers for the open floor I'll ask another.

Aircraft ID please.


08-26-2009, 10:51 AM
Arsenal VG 39

08-26-2009, 11:17 AM
I hope when RK confirms you are correct we get a question from you this time DIRTY-MAC. The last time you got one right we waited in vain for over 24 hours before giving up on a question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-26-2009, 11:22 AM
Correct Dirty-Mac. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The floor is yours

08-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Well I'm going to make an executive decision, I will ask another to keep things going, rather than risk repeating what happened last time DIRTY_MAC got a question right and didn't come up with a new question even after 24 hours (not for the first time).

I'm not sure if he knows how the quiz works, but the rules etc, are on page one of this thread if in doubt.

What's this?



08-26-2009, 03:12 PM

08-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Indeed Mr J http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Short Seamew

Edithttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifamn too late again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Edit 2: and wrong! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif The Short Seamew was post-war. The subject was the the Curtis Seamew. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

08-26-2009, 03:28 PM
Sorry for the confusion RK, should have clarified the Curtis connection in my confirmation http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

08-26-2009, 03:41 PM
No problem Dance - error was mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Knew the type was Seamew - didn't check - worked from memory, (not a good idea at my age), and came up with Short Seamew. Funny thing is the Short was a strange looking bird also.

Glad you took the initiative, I was about to suggest it but did a backtrack on previous DM posts first. Think he has access problems!

08-26-2009, 03:41 PM
I should have elaborated my answer to include "Curtiss" but I knew nothing about the "Short" aircraft you live and learn http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


This is related to which US bombing raid

08-26-2009, 03:47 PM
Doolittle raid? Edit: Shangri-La reference.

08-26-2009, 03:52 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif somebody Knows their stuff

spot on Mr D http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

08-26-2009, 04:08 PM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Although designed well before the war, it was used as a trainer up until 1945, only one was used in a warzone however, by philanthropic means, what is it?


08-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Raab-Katzenstein RK-26.

08-26-2009, 04:21 PM
Well done Mr Owl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A German design by Gerhard Fieseler. Apart from those 'Tigerschwalbe' in Swedish service..

"One aircraft, the SE-ADK was purchased in 1934 by a civilian, L. Hemmeringer. When the Winter War began, Hemmeninger donated the aircraft to Finland. The aircraft ended up being used by the Swedish Voluntary Air Force from 9 February 1940. The aircraft was painted in Finnish colors, but was used quite sparingly, due to lack of spares and the bad condition of its engine. Most of the time it was standing at the air force base in Veitsiluoto."

08-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Thank you friends. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What is this gun?


08-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Maschinen Kanone MK-101 de 30mm?

Fitted to a Henschel Hs 129

08-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Very nice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Your turn.*thinking: I hope its and aircraft one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif*

08-26-2009, 04:39 PM
I put the kettle on for a cuppa and missed the question and the answer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-26-2009, 05:01 PM

excuse the crude photoshop


08-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Had severe memory fade while gulping down half a packet of Rich-T biscuits with me tea, Fleet kept coming to me but Fleet Fort eluded me until now.

08-26-2009, 05:22 PM
Yup that's the puppy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The stoof behind had a big maple leaf on it and I nearly missed the tiny C-FORT under the horzontal stablizer which would have been a total give away

Nice little trainer

All yours Mr Dance

08-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Thanks. Ok last one from me before bed, I'll be around for a little while, but if anyone gets it and are sure they're right after I go to bed, (I'll edit the thread when I crash), then they can go ahead with the next question.

What might this be?


08-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Blohm & Voss BV 155 no i know that's wrong

08-26-2009, 05:40 PM
As you say, not a BV 155.

Edit: Off to bed now, as I said before, if anyone gets it and are sure they're right, they can go ahead with the next question. Else I'll check back in around 8 hours.

08-26-2009, 08:11 PM
Looks to me like a P-75 Eagle.


08-27-2009, 03:02 AM
Not a P-75.

08-27-2009, 03:52 AM
Hmmm. Well for my second swing, then I would say that it is a Ki-64.


08-27-2009, 04:06 AM
He shoots, he scores. Over to you Waldo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-27-2009, 04:28 AM
This should prove to be quite easy. But I like it just the same.

What type of Fighter aircraft, operated by the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm, has the most kills of any type operated by the FAA during World War Two?

08-27-2009, 04:39 AM
Fairey Fulmar.

08-27-2009, 04:40 AM
Amazing but true.

08-27-2009, 05:26 AM
It does sound unlikely, but it outscored it's nearest rival, the Martlet, by more than 2 to 1.

In Italian aircraft designation, what does the letter(s) before the number signify? For instance..... Cant <span class="ev_code_RED">Z</span>.501

08-27-2009, 05:39 AM
It stands for the last name of the designer?
Cant Z.501 = Zappata
CR.42 = Rosatelli
Macchi C.202 = Castoldi
RS.14 = Stiavelli

08-27-2009, 05:45 AM
Yes it does Uufflakke or in the case of say the Fiat CR.42, both names. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-27-2009, 06:49 AM

08-27-2009, 08:19 AM
Is it Rjukan, site of the Norsk Hydro-Electric plant?

08-27-2009, 08:55 AM
Since Uuflakke is from Holland I go with Dutch Harbor....

08-27-2009, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by Heliopause:
Since Uuflakke is from Holland I go with Dutch Harbor....

And right answer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dutch Harbor was attacked by Japanese bombers on the 3rd of June 1942. This city is at Unalaska, on of the Aleutian Islands, part of Alaska.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...ian_Islands_Campaign (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign)

08-27-2009, 09:07 AM

OK, name the pilot in the picture that the woman is holding.

08-27-2009, 10:04 AM
Roger Sauvage

08-27-2009, 10:15 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Dance.

Roger Sauvage it is. Pilot of the Normandy Niemen.
How about that... (http://visualrian.com/images/item/26193)

08-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Wartime love, wonder if that's where he got his nickname of "Saussage" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

What's this?


08-27-2009, 10:58 AM
is it a Noordyun Norseman?

08-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Nope, not that DrHerb.

08-27-2009, 11:14 AM
DeHavilland Beaver then?

08-27-2009, 11:18 AM
Not a Canadian aircraft of any type, it's from the USA.

08-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Dance:
Not a Canadian aircraft of any type, it's from the USA.

Ok, I figured Id give the Beaver a shot in the dark, was because the US Army bought a number of them from DeHavilland

08-27-2009, 11:27 AM
Fairchild UC-61/J2K Forwarder?

Edit: no, it's not...

Maybe a Howard DGA-15 / UC-70?

08-27-2009, 11:36 AM
Not that either Uufflakke, the US Navy were the biggest user of this aircraft with over five hundred (mostly commandeered), in a number of different roles.

Edit: Just saw the edit http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Yes it's a Howard DGA-15, in Navy service the GH-1,3 were transports, the GH-3 an air ambulance and NH-1 instrument trainer, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-27-2009, 12:12 PM
What's the specific thing these three actors have in common during WWII?


08-27-2009, 12:17 PM
They were all air gunners with the USAAF.

08-27-2009, 12:52 PM
I agree

08-27-2009, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
They were all air gunners with the USAAF.


08-27-2009, 01:04 PM
Thanks Uufflakke, Walter Matthau was a new one on me, I knew about Flynn and Bronson. I can imagine WM moaning and groaning all the way to the target and back ala 'The Odd Couple' or 'Grumpy Old Men' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

What's this? Not the tank it was based on or the gun but the unit itself.


08-27-2009, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Thanks Uufflakke, Walter Matthau was a new one on me, I knew about Flynn and Bronson.

Errrr...It's not Erol Flynn but Clark Gable. He was on a few bombing missions from England to Germany as a gunner.
I didn't know about Flynn by the way.
If interested here are some more actors serving in WWII:

http://www.commonsensejunction...wii-movie-stars.html (http://www.commonsensejunction.com/xtras/wwii-movie-stars/wwii-movie-stars.html)

08-27-2009, 01:10 PM
My mistake, call it lager (always got those two muddled up) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-27-2009, 01:26 PM
37mm Flak auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV, Möbelwagen?

08-27-2009, 01:27 PM
Mobelwagen will do nicely, it's a Sd.Kfz.161/3
aka 'Furniture Van' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Thank you

So called because of the drop side panel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What is this


08-27-2009, 01:46 PM

08-27-2009, 01:49 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif yup

Go Uufflakke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
Thanks VF-17_Jolly, but I'm not sure if this Blackburn has been asked before...but hard to find out with those previous parts been deleted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Anyway, my contribution:


Edit: and it has got nothing to do with the cities Barcelona, Amsterdam, Chicago and Marseille. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-27-2009, 02:17 PM

08-27-2009, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Dance:

No. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif
Sorry I edited my question before I saw your reply. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
I added a line below my picture...

08-27-2009, 02:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif No probs.

08-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Ok my last try at this one, and I am clutching at straws, they were all 'wingers' or wingmen at one time or other.

08-27-2009, 03:09 PM
All "Stars of Africa"?

I have no idea, really.

08-27-2009, 04:16 PM
Clue: All 4 of them have something in common with a specific number. I want to know that number.

08-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Number is 14

08-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Rock_Kettler:
Number is 14


All of them had #14 during a significant period of their carreer.


08-27-2009, 04:39 PM
Sorry chaps have to crash, I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gifhave a question ready but not sure if correct (I know absolutely zilch about soccer).
If I'm correct floor is open.


08-28-2009, 09:23 AM
'Cause the floor is open and to keep things going: <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">What's the name of the pilot of this crashed plane?</span>


08-28-2009, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the new question Uufflakke, I haven't been around to do it.

I believe that's a 109E that came down in Plumstead, in what is now Greater London.

Pilot was Albert Friedmann.

08-28-2009, 09:48 AM
Your on the right track Dance... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
But what's the name of the unfortunate pilot?

08-28-2009, 09:49 AM
I edited the answer just after I saw you had edited the question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-28-2009, 09:53 AM

Right answer! The pilot was Albert Friedman.

http://www.plumstead-stories.c...ash,%20Plumstead.htm (http://www.plumstead-stories.com/story%20-%20Messerschmitt%20Bf%20109E%20crash,%20Plumstead. htm)

08-28-2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Next question..

I am a specialized aircraft of somewhat obsolescent design, I flew in the Spanish Civil War. In WW2 I was overshadowed by a more famous aircraft but being so useful I was kept in service until 1944, only finally being withdrawn due to lack of spares and airworthy airframes. What am I?

08-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Breda Ba.65?

08-28-2009, 11:09 AM
Nope not that Uufflakke.

08-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Heinkel He 59

08-28-2009, 11:37 AM
JU 86?

08-28-2009, 12:06 PM
Neither of those sorry guys, as I say this aircraft was overshadowed by a much more famous aircraft (of the same side) in it's intended role during WW2.

08-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Im going to go with the Henschel 123 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_123

08-28-2009, 12:39 PM
We have a winner, well done B2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Constantly forgotten as the Ju-87 got all the attention, it was literally flown till there were none left airworthy, it was so well liked.

08-28-2009, 02:47 PM
I see you have been in and out a few times since I gave you the go ahead B2, there a problem?


Considering we now have some rules and guidelines on page one to cover most situations.

08-28-2009, 07:06 PM
I thought about the Hs 123 but when I read that they were still being used in 1945...

No sour grapes though, good one b2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-29-2009, 03:40 AM
Perhaps I should have said specified withdrawn from front line service in '44 in my question Sillius, as a few were cobbled together and used for odd non combat jobs until 45, still the question got answered.

Trouble is we haven't had a new question, let's hope we do before we've sit out the full obligatory 24 hours twiddling our thumbs.

08-29-2009, 11:16 AM
Good plan Dance, I'll be away from my computer for the next couple of days but I always hurry back to this thread.

08-29-2009, 12:13 PM
Well that's as close to 24 hours as I'm prepared to wait when someone has logged into the forums several times since the go ahead was given, but has not come up with a new question or passed it to someone else.

I hope it was a technical issue.

Who was this top scoring ace in a particular field?


08-29-2009, 01:14 PM
Kurt Welter. Highest scoring jet ace

08-29-2009, 03:51 PM
I guess you don't check your mail so often RK, I sent you a mail just after you posted the correct answer to the question, with regard to the fact I could not log in (perhaps you could not log in either, but you would have got my mail), I then sent a PM when I could log in, anyway, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-29-2009, 04:10 PM
I just got back home and there was a log in problem here also (don't know how long it took) and I think R_K went http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif 'cause in the UK it's after 23:00 o'clock as far as I know. Well at least at the eastern side of the North Sea it's just after midnight.

08-29-2009, 04:12 PM
Thanks Dance. believe it or not I've been in and out of e-mail every 10 minutes ( auto mail check period) deleting alerts but failed to spot your mail (received at 22:13 same time as you sent it). Also failed to spot the PM, kept diving to the end on refresh to see if you'd answered. mea culpa.
Question coming up.

08-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Aircraft ID please


08-29-2009, 04:16 PM
That was my second mail RK, if you look again you will find one from 20:35.

Eidt: Just 20 minutes after your answer.

08-29-2009, 04:25 PM
Anyway, it's a Seafox, I won't take a point for that as I seem to remember in recent weeks.

08-29-2009, 04:30 PM
Now I'm Really embaressed I eventually found it in a pile of alerts I'd dumped. funny thing though that one wasn't received until 21:52 (17 mins after you sent it). I wonder if all these alerts are connected with the weird goings on on the forum?

08-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Fairey_Seafox it is Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Failed to check properly.

Something tells me I should retire, not just for the night but permanently!

08-29-2009, 04:42 PM
If it said 21:52 it wasn't corrected for BST I guess, as I sent it at 20:35.

I am not sure if I should post a question or not, because the Ubi forums are a mess atm.

Edit: Btw I will retire before you do RK http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Dance:
Anyway, it's a Seafox, I won't take a point for that as I seem to remember in recent weeks.

Did another check still can't find it in currently available Parts (but mentioned in other Gen Discussion threads in 2005 and 2006) so it must have been quite a while ago. Same rules/conventions for all. Believe you should take the point!
I'm sure others would support that view!

08-29-2009, 04:50 PM
I asked the question

08-29-2009, 04:53 PM
Thought it was familiar, what to do, I am not taking a point as I said, but willing to ask a question..

08-29-2009, 04:54 PM
Missed the hour difference (1hour 17 mins) could just be a packet switching problem on the network, might explain all the weird happenings, including your difficulties.
Got to crash now.
Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

08-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
I asked the question

Roger that Mr J couldn't find it on the search though now you post the picture I do remember seeing it.

Just not my day.

Really got to go. Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

08-29-2009, 05:01 PM
My problems with the forum are not just mine, I am not alone in suffering for them after a chat with ms_kleaneasy. I guess it's the luck of the draw if you get them or not.

My mail was sent at 20:35 direct my ISP to your addy, if you're getting mail 1:17 mins late I would complain RK.

A question would be the next thing to do I suppose, if I can't reply due to the forums not working and you are pretty sure you're right, then go ahead with the next.

Who is the guy at the rear left and what is his first?


08-29-2009, 05:19 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/image004.jpg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-29-2009, 05:28 PM
No it's not him, but you have the right end of the stick and I suppose I must reveal the first, even though I asked the question?

It's Lt. Carter Harmon and he made the first U.S. Army Air Force helicopter rescue, in Burma, behind Japanese lines on 25-26 April 1944.

Lazy way to get a point http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-29-2009, 05:47 PM
I cannot take this point as I ask this question in a round about way as well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif
It's tough finding an orginal question now

So here goes


What's at the front of this aircraft?

08-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Turbinlite searchlight, meant to illuminate enemy aircraft for a friendly fighter (intended to fly in formation with the Turbinlite) to shoot down.

It did not end well.

08-30-2009, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by mhuxt:
Turbinlite searchlight, meant to illuminate enemy aircraft for a friendly fighter (intended to fly in formation with the Turbinlite) to shoot down.

It did not end well.

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

I have always thought it a bit odd to have a flying searchlight that gives away your position and ruins your night vision as well

It was used in tandam with a radar set and switched on at the point of intercept
(Gives the enemy gunners something to shoot at)

Go ahead mhuxt http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

08-30-2009, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by Dance:

I hope it was a technical issue.

Probably was a technical issue, Yesterday, I couldnt even view any forums or threads.

Its working now.

08-30-2009, 08:08 AM
Ive not been able to actually get in for some reason, i kept opening up the page but get ether 'you are not permitted to reply' or the page cannot be found.

08-30-2009, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by b2spirita:
Ive not been able to actually get in for some reason, i kept opening up the page but get ether 'you are not permitted to reply' or the page cannot be found.

Let's shake hands. It took about 20 hours being able to visit this site again. Don't know what's going on and when that error message shows up again. I think I don't have to wait that long for that message 'cause the site is slooooooow http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

08-30-2009, 03:47 PM
Well i would assume the same has happened to mhuxt as it has been approx. 18hr since his answer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

08-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
Well i would assume the same has happened to mhuxt as it has been approx. 18hr since his answer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Quiz participants are going to have to be a little extra accommodating, I think. There seems to be something weird going on with Ubi's database server. For example: This is the first time I've been able to access these forums in 3 days.

08-31-2009, 07:02 AM
Well this is the first time since Saturday I have even been able to see the thread (sorry if I ranted on about you not turning up with a question B2, I wasn't even aware of the problems til 24 hours later when they hit me).

I have no idea if my managing to log in now is a fluke or not, I'm guessing it is. So unless we get informed that the issues have been rectified, I suggest we suspend activities.

When things are ok again we'll open the floor for the next question although mhuxt got the last point, if he's here when we open up again great, if not it won't hold things up.

08-31-2009, 10:08 AM
Now that I've finally got in posting just to confirm that I can.
Edit: Woopie it works! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-31-2009, 10:15 AM
Just don't log out ffs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

09-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Well, from what I can gather, things seem to be working fairly well atm. So I'm going to try a tentative attempt to restart the quiz. If it becomes obvious that not all the audience are able to participate, then we'll suspend things again.

From where we left off, mhuxt had the last point.

Anyway as a test question, this is slightly outside our normal rules as the aircraft was built a couple of years after the war (I'm not wasting my good questions if things are still not working properly).

What's this?


09-01-2009, 01:44 PM
Heston JC.6, prototype of a recconaissance plane. Flew in 1947, but was beaten by Auster AOP.6 on the trials.

09-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Indeed and welcome back TT.

Hopefully this is a good sign things are working again, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Checking in. looks Ok Dance.
If you are a regular and out there nod your head.

09-01-2009, 02:01 PM
A OK here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I had a slight 6hr bout of "couldnotlogonitis" but all cleared up, touch wood

09-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Good good, thanks to the database magicians out there, I'll keep my fingers crossed though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

09-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Thanks Dance.

Something different:
Describe barrel armament of He-177 A3 R2. Type of weapon on each gunner station plus standard ammosupply for each of them.

09-01-2009, 03:36 PM
Although I can find some exhaustive info on the A-5/R2, my guess on the A-3/R2 will have to be exactly that, a guess.

One MG 81 in nose, ammunition 2000 rounds. One MG 151 ventral gondola ammunition 300 rounds. One MG 131 in remote controlled dorsal barbette, ammunition 750 rounds. One MG 151 cannon in in tail position, ammunition 300 rounds.

09-01-2009, 03:46 PM
It had 6 gunner positions, not only 4. The Flugzeug Handbuch also disagrees on some of your numbers, but you got the types correct. I'm hitting the sack so feel free to ask next question if you'll be sure about the answer.

09-01-2009, 04:03 PM
One 7.92mm MG 81J manually aimed in nose
Ammunition: 2000 rounds
One 20mm MG 151 manually aimed in forward ventral gondola
Ammunition: 300 rounds
Two 13mm MG 131 in remote front dorsal turret
Ammunition: 750 rounds per gun
One 13mm MG 131 in electric aft dorsal turret
Ammunition: 750 rounds
One 20mm MG 151 cannon in in tail position
Ammunition: 300 rounds

09-01-2009, 04:37 PM
Dance I'm not certain that I have it absolutely correct. Although I've said 6 guns there are only 5 positions which does not match TinyTim's clue. I'm therefore loathe to leap in and ask the next question.
Also, if I were to do so I'd not be back on line until late tomorrow afternoon so it would have to be another self access.
Feel it important not to stall the quiz so soon after getting things going again.
Your advice welcomed.

09-01-2009, 04:38 PM
Sorry gents - couldn't access the board, or couldn't access the posts, or couldn't reply - one or the other.

Glad I didn't kill the thread. Carry on, carry on.

09-01-2009, 04:41 PM
We've all been having the same problem for several days mhuxt. No fault of yours at all.
Glad to see you back.

09-01-2009, 05:27 PM
That's very similar to the A-5/R2 info I dug up RK, although it maybe right I can't confirm or deny it, so we will wait on a more definitive answer, or confirmation.

09-01-2009, 10:30 PM
Close enough RockKettler, so feel free to ask the next one. It's very hard to find exact numbers without a manual, while you got 5 of the 6 stations correct. Here is a tanscript from the manual:

Mg81 in nose shooting forward, 1000 rounds (A-station up)
Mg151/20 in the nose shooting forward/downward, 300 rounds (A-station down)
2xMg131 in the remote dorsal barbette, 2000 rounds total (B-1 station)
1xMg131 in the second dorsal turret - manned, 1000 rounds (B-2 station)
Mg131 in the nose, shooting backwards and down, 1000 rounds (C-station) -(the one you lads forgot about)
Mg151/20 in the tail, 800 rounds (Tail-station)

If anyone is interested in the He-177 A-3 Flugzeug Handbuch - Schusswaffenanlage (He-177 A-3 Aircraft Manual - Defensive weapons) (http://www.filefront.com/14448147/He%20177%20A-3%20Schusswaffenanlage.pdf) , feel free to DL (it's a PDF, 190 pages, ~20MB, German lang.).

09-01-2009, 11:00 PM
If anyone is interested

I'm interested. I didn't have that one until just now. Craçias.

09-02-2009, 03:58 AM
Thanks for that Tim.

I know Rock didn't want to stall things as he won't be around to ask a question for another 6 hours, approx. So if anyone wants to ask one in the meantime, feel free.

09-02-2009, 06:53 AM
'Cause the forums are back to normal again and floor is open:

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Name the place</span>


09-02-2009, 10:33 AM


09-02-2009, 11:08 AM
Lake Windermere, Lake District,England

09-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Castle Archdale on Lough Erne.

09-02-2009, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Dance:
Castle Archdale on Lough Erne.


Here is some info about it:

http://www.wings900.com/vb/gen...ale-1941-1957-a.html (http://www.wings900.com/vb/general-squawk-talk/41517-raf-castle-archdale-1941-1957-a.html)

Sorry VF-17_Jolly, definately not England but Ireland.

There’s an old saying, “the Irish may hate the English, but we’re the first ones to help them in a fight.”

Your turn Dance.

09-02-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks Uufflakke, I'm half Welsh half Irish on my mothers side and my sister was born there btw, explains my mercurial temper and drinking habits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ok, who was this top scoring ace?


09-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Clue: When I say top scoring ace, he was just that, as far as his country was concerned.

09-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Dezso Szentgyorgyi?

09-02-2009, 01:49 PM
ftw, over to you Mr J http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Edit: Should mention he was the top scoring Hungarian ace.

09-02-2009, 02:35 PM
When I looked at the picture of this Axis ace I already had the impression he was eastern European. Bulgarian, Rumanian or something like that. Maybe it has something to do with his features or so..I dunno.
Always difficult to recognize those aces. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

09-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Thank You

Dezso Szentgyorgyi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dezs%C5%91_Szentgy%C3%B6rgyi) And the Fella was an NCO until 1944 too

Who is this Gentleman


09-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Archibald McIndoe

09-02-2009, 11:47 PM
He of Guinea Pig fame?

09-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by mhuxt:
He of Guinea Pig fame?

The same... see here. (I believe so anyway.)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/d...res/guinea-pig.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/features/guinea-pig.shtml)

09-03-2009, 04:29 AM
I found the same photo as question, (among others) here Waldo.

http://images.google.com/image...up&ct=title&resnum=4 (http://images.google.com/images?q=Archibald+McIndoe&rls=com.microsoft:en-GB:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7HPEA_en-GB&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=45efSsHgNcnKjAf-3qirDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4)

09-03-2009, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Archibald McIndoe

That's the Guy

Guinea Pig club (http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/archibaldmcindoe.aspx)

Sorry for delay had to work

Waldo's go

09-03-2009, 01:01 PM
The aircraft is a He 111B-1. But as you may have guessed, the question is not about the type of aircraft, but the obvious modification to the aircraft.


What is it, what is its purpose?

09-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Hmm, odd one, some form of evaporative engine cooling test?

09-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Sorry Dance, but in the ball park.

09-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Dance got one wrong? I'm shocked!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

09-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Stumped!!! Woo hoo!

Ahem. Sorry. I believe a clue is customary then.

There must be a motorhead, perhaps even Mustang nut who know what this is, and therefor will make the proper inference.


09-04-2009, 11:37 AM
Is it a turbo or something?

Maybe its a pipe for cockpit heating or cooling.

09-04-2009, 11:52 AM
I think I shall award it to Steal... I mean Silverfish. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The item is .. (drum roll) ...

Supercharger tests were conducted in 1938 with this spectacular looking He 111 B-1, W.Nr. 1005, civil registration D-AKEM. The arrangement with the tubes right through the cockpit, looks strange. It leads parallel to the leading edge of the wing into the starboard engine.

Your up to bat Stealth. By the way, the Mustang engine bay shows the installation of a Paxton Supercharger - if you know what to look for - but it is pretty obvious if you ask me.

09-04-2009, 12:11 PM

I dont know if this is real, but:


09-04-2009, 12:53 PM
Well allegedly it's a luftwaffe ufo

but completely fictitious

German UFO (http://www.stevequayle.com/High.Jump/Vril.and.Andromeda.html)


09-04-2009, 12:56 PM
I think it's too fanciful to be a fitting question but whatever.

Edit: Oh and I am not infallible Sillius http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-04-2009, 12:57 PM
I agree another question pls

09-04-2009, 01:09 PM

I'm going to go make a cup of tea, and when I get back, Dance will probably have already answered it... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

09-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Pilatus C-36 Postwar?

Sorry jumped the gun

Federal Aircraft Factory C-3603

09-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Uh...Dance? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

You'r turn VF-17_Jolly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

09-04-2009, 01:18 PM
Federal Aircraft Factory C-3603 , I was getting a beer and something to eat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Edit: Although I don't know if the Swiss ever exported any.

Edit 2 Didn't see VF's edit.

09-04-2009, 01:23 PM
you tube clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbD5NUcJnM)

I think this is the turboprop version

Which is why i thought is was post war

09-04-2009, 01:40 PM
I am plane which one




09-04-2009, 01:44 PM
Doesn't look like Wellington to me. But I shall suppose Vickers Armstrong Wellington.

09-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Well due to a lack of thought i was looking for
one of these


But the Welly bomber will obviously fit the bill

Your go Mr Waldo

09-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Your Q was terribly clever by the way.


During WW2, what type of aircraft equipped the most Allied Flying Boat Squadrons?

09-04-2009, 02:04 PM
PBY Catalina

09-04-2009, 02:07 PM
I know! That's what I thought - but it is not the PBY! (I was surprised when I read this too btw!)

09-04-2009, 02:12 PM
Short Sunderland? (and I would have said the PBY too)

09-04-2009, 02:19 PM
Nope - not the Sunderland either.

09-04-2009, 02:24 PM
PBM Mariner

09-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Let me guess it's a land based plane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Lockheed Ventura?

09-04-2009, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by The_Stealth_Owl:
PBM Mariner

Yes! Amazing.

You're up.

09-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The amasing part is I'm only 13. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I'l go get a question... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

09-04-2009, 02:33 PM
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 The_Stealth_Owl:
PBM Mariner

Yes! Amazing.

You're up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am well surprised

How is that possible when there were only 1200 odd built but over 4,000 PBY's.

09-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Is what this?


09-04-2009, 02:37 PM
SNCAC NC.701 Martinet

09-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Spot on! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks, it's basically a French built Seibel 204D.

A quick one. Which single engined allied fighter was tested with intercept radar in 1943?

09-04-2009, 02:53 PM
BP Defiant?

09-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Gloster Meteor?

09-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Both in the right country, but neither one what I'm after, oh and the Meteor had two engines.

09-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Waldo should know this one

Fairey Firefly?

09-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Not that either Mr J, it's probably something you would not expect, especially as it was to perform as a night fighter. Only one was tested with it and it did not prove to be a success.

Not that it was a first or anything, just unusual.

09-04-2009, 03:23 PM
Hawker Hurricane and later Tempest Mk V of the 150th Wing RAF

09-04-2009, 03:27 PM
Hawker Hurricane?

*Edit general_kalle got in first

09-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Neither of those either, as I said this isn't a first or anything. Although Tempest is closest so far.

09-04-2009, 03:57 PM
I am well surprised

How is that possible when there were only 1200 odd built but over 4,000 PBY's.

I was surprised too. But when you think about it it makes a little sense. It isn't about production. The question asked about squadrons in service with. There was plenty of attrition in the PBY units as well. Enemy action as well as wrecks.

Got it from this great book.


Page xii "The only well remembered World War II-era Navy flying boat is the PBY Catalina. However, there were more Mariner than Catalina squadrons during World War II."

Also as with all other things military during the war there was a great expansion of material as well as units. New squadrons got the Mariner. Old Squadrons got attrited away.