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Tully__
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>

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/ID-11.jpg

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).
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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.

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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
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please be considerate when possible.

2. Please don't abuse the above guideline by just answering questions and then passing it
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3. If you have posted a question and it becomes obvious that nobody knows the answer, it is customary to offer a hint or clue.

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The_Stealth_Owl
08-21-2009, 08:06 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks Tully!

Dance
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.

Tully__
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.

Uufflakke
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>

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

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/GallandMolders.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/MoldersGalland.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
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.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/SCR-270-set-up.jpg/250px-SCR-270-set-up.jpg

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.

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

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

Dance
08-22-2009, 03:59 AM
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/intermission.jpg


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


WWII Quiz, air related (PART ONE)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
Views:10433
Pages: 21

WWII Quiz, air related (PART SIX)
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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
Views:9060
Pages: 20

WWII Quiz, air related (PART SEVEN)
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Thread start: Tue July 21 2009 15:34
Thread Closed: Fri August 21 2009 19:00 (Too Big)
Questions asked: 106
Replies: 603
Views:13582
Pages: 31

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


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

Scoreboard 2009:
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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
DIRTY-MAC 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
KIMURA 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.

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

Uufflakke
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)

Dance
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

Waldo.Pepper
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.

Waldo.Pepper
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 .

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

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

--

From

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.

http://www.hem-usa.org/index.shtml

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

Waldo.Pepper
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?

Jungmann
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.

Waldo.Pepper
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!)

Jungmann
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/b172.jpg


What went inside it?

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

VF-17_Jolly
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

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

Too easy.

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

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q270.jpg

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

Dance
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

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/il2-4.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-24-2009, 01:36 AM
XB-42 Mixmaster?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Douglas_XB-42_rear.jpg/800px-Douglas_XB-42_rear.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Douglas_XB-42a_side_view.jpg/800px-Douglas_XB-42a_side_view.jpg

Dance
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>

VF-17_Jolly
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?

Jungmann
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.

Dance
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.

Dance
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.

VF-17_Jolly
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)

Uufflakke
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.

Dance
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".

Rock_Kettler
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.

VF-17_Jolly
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

Dance
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

Rock_Kettler
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?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q79.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Lockheed Hudson?

Dance
08-25-2009, 05:39 AM
Mosquito.

Dance
08-25-2009, 12:56 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Rock_Kettler
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.

Rock_Kettler
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.
Edit:
Thought the first post had failed. so wrote again.
This forum is really getting cranky lately.

Dance
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.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q271.jpg

=

Codeword

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.

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

Dance
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.

Rock_Kettler
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

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

Answer:
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.

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

Dance
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.

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

ID of this one please.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q80.jpg

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

Dance
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.

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

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

Aircraft ID please.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q81.jpg

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

Dance
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

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

The floor is yours

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q272.jpg



.

VF-17_Jolly
08-26-2009, 03:12 PM
seamew?

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

Rock_Kettler
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

Dance
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

Rock_Kettler
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!

VF-17_Jolly
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

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

This is related to which US bombing raid

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

VF-17_Jolly
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

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q273.jpg

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

Dance
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."

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

What is this gun?

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-22or23becuaseIdontremember.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Maschinen Kanone MK-101 de 30mm?

Fitted to a Henschel Hs 129

The_Stealth_Owl
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*

Dance
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

VF-17_Jolly
08-26-2009, 05:01 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

excuse the crude photoshop

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/pop3-1.jpg?t=1251327584

Dance
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.

VF-17_Jolly
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

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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q274.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Blohm & Voss BV 155 no i know that's wrong

Dance
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.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-75_Eagle

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

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

http://www.ijaafpics.com/JB&W/Ki-64-1s.jpg

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

Waldo.Pepper
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?

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

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

Dance
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

Uufflakke
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

Dance
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

Uufflakke
08-27-2009, 06:49 AM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/Where-1.jpg

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

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

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

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
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)

Heliopause
08-27-2009, 09:07 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

OK, name the pilot in the picture that the woman is holding.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/SayWho.jpg

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

Heliopause
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)

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q275.jpg

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

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

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

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

DrHerb
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

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

Edit: no, it's not...

Maybe a Howard DGA-15 / UC-70?

Dance
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

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

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/WhatinWWII.jpg

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

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

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

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

Dance
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.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q276.jpg

Uufflakke
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)

Dance
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

VF-17_Jolly
08-27-2009, 01:26 PM
37mm Flak auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV, Möbelwagen?

Dance
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

VF-17_Jolly
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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/ae40.jpg

Uufflakke
08-27-2009, 01:46 PM
BLACKBURN B.26 BOTHA

VF-17_Jolly
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

Uufflakke
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:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/What.jpg

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

Dance
08-27-2009, 02:17 PM
Barcelona?

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

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...

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

Dance
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.

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

I have no idea, really.

Uufflakke
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.

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

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

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

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

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/Number14.jpg

Rock_Kettler
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.

Nightall

Uufflakke
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>

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/NiceLanding-1.jpg

Dance
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.

Uufflakke
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?

Dance
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

Uufflakke
08-28-2009, 09:53 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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)

Dance
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?

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

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

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

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

Dance
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.

b2spirita
08-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Im going to go with the Henschel 123 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_123

Dance
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.

Dance
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?

Edit:

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

Sillius_Sodus
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

Dance
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.

Sillius_Sodus
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.

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q277.jpg

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

Dance
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

Uufflakke
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.

Rock_Kettler
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.

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

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q82.jpg

Dance
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.

Dance
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.

Rock_Kettler
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?

Rock_Kettler
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!

Dance
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

Rock_Kettler
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!
Edit:
I'm sure others would support that view!

VF-17_Jolly
08-29-2009, 04:50 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q3.jpg
I asked the question

Dance
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..

Rock_Kettler
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

Rock_Kettler
08-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q3.jpg
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

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q278.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
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

Dance
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

VF-17_Jolly
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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/hu7.jpg

What's at the front of this aircraft?

mhuxt
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.

VF-17_Jolly
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

The_Stealth_Owl
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.

b2spirita
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.

Uufflakke
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

VF-17_Jolly
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

na85
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.

Dance
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.

Rock_Kettler
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

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

Dance
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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q279.jpg

TinyTim
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.

Dance
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

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

VF-17_Jolly
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

Dance
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

TinyTim
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.

Dance
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.

TinyTim
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.

Rock_Kettler
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

Rock_Kettler
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.

mhuxt
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.

Rock_Kettler
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.
Pete

Dance
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.

TinyTim
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.).

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

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

Dance
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.

Uufflakke
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>

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/Where-2.jpg

Uufflakke
09-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Clue:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/WhereAgain.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
09-02-2009, 11:08 AM
Lake Windermere, Lake District,England

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

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

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

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.

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?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q280.jpg

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

VF-17_Jolly
09-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Dezso Szentgyorgyi?

Dance
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.

Uufflakke
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

VF-17_Jolly
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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q88-3.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
09-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Archibald McIndoe

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

Waldo.Pepper
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)

Rock_Kettler
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)

VF-17_Jolly
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

Waldo.Pepper
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/book/iduknow.jpg

What is it, what is its purpose?

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

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

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

Waldo.Pepper
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/book/clue.jpg

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

Maybe its a pipe for cockpit heating or cooling.

Waldo.Pepper
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.

The_Stealth_Owl
09-04-2009, 12:11 PM
Thanks.

I dont know if this is real, but:

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-22.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
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)


http://www.stevequayle.com/High.Jump/Vril%20and%20the%20Andromeda_files/07282df0.gif

Dance
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

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 12:57 PM
I agree another question pls

The_Stealth_Owl
09-04-2009, 01:09 PM
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-22-1.jpg


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

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Pilatus C-36 Postwar?

Sorry jumped the gun

Federal Aircraft Factory C-3603

The_Stealth_Owl
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

Dance
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.

VF-17_Jolly
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

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 01:40 PM
I am plane which one


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q902.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q901.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q900.jpg

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

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Well due to a lack of thought i was looking for
one of these

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/42/Vickers_Wellesley.jpg

But the Welly bomber will obviously fit the bill

Your go Mr Waldo

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

Ok

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

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

Waldo.Pepper
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!)

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 02:12 PM
Short Sunderland? (and I would have said the PBY too)

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

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

VF-17_Jolly
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?

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

Yes! Amazing.

You're up.

The_Stealth_Owl
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

VF-17_Jolly
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.

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

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-23.jpg

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

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

Dance
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?

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 02:53 PM
BP Defiant?

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

Dance
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.

VF-17_Jolly
09-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Waldo should know this one

Fairey Firefly?

Dance
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.

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

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

*Edit general_kalle got in first

Dance
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.

Waldo.Pepper
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/book/PagesfromTheFightingFlyingBoat2.jpg

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.