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SILVERFISH1992
07-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Continued from part 6: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/8511077767 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8511077767)
Whats this:

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-12.jpg

SILVERFISH1992
07-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Continued from part 6: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/8511077767 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8511077767)
Whats this:

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-12.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
07-21-2009, 04:50 PM
Handley page Manx

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/Manxlarge.jpg

SILVERFISH1992
07-21-2009, 04:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'm waiting to hear everyones score. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Dance
07-21-2009, 05:05 PM
Wait a frickin' minute, the moderators split this quiz, no one else.

SILVERFISH1992
07-21-2009, 05:14 PM
I'm sorry Dance, I didn't know. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Thank you

Who is she?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/quest2.jpg

Dance
07-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Well if we're completely departing from the tradition of the quiz, Silverfish at least provide the traditional link to the previous opening page of PART_SIX of the quiz in you're opening post (as per all the other shortened threads by moderators).

Also rename the thread PART_SEVEN, not 7 so there is at least some continuity.

Then I will think about doing the scores.

SILVERFISH1992
07-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Done.

VF-17_Jolly
07-21-2009, 05:46 PM
just looked at the last stats 170pages on the first thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Off to bed and in late tomorrow so carry on if you guess correctly(don't think it's a hard one)

ciao

Dance
07-21-2009, 06:03 PM
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/intermission.jpg

Well we've gone over 300 pages in total and nearly a thousand questions, astonishin really, as we start part seven, time for an intermission and stats update.

Here are the 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
Questions asked: 2


Top three scorers since last intermission for the 2009 Quiz:
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Dance +27
TinyTim +8, SILVERFISH1992 +8
VF-17_Jolly +7

Scoreboard 2009:
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Dance 193p
Uufflakke 51p
Rock_Kettler 47p
TinyTim 37p
b2spirita 20p
JSG72 17p
Jungmann 14p
mhuxt 13p
RedToo 13p
VF-17_Jolly 13p
SILVERFISH1992 12p
coturnix 11p
Flight_boy1990 11p
Mr_Zooly 11p
robtek1957 11p
Aaron_GT 10p
Heliopause 8p
Sillius_Sodus 8p
Woke_Up_Dead 8p
arthursmedley 6p
MB_Avro_UK 6p
DrHerb 5p
Sharpe26 5p
DIRTY-MAC 4p
jamesblonde1979 4p
Jure_502 4p
koivis 4p
Romanator21 4p
BillSwagger +3
na85 3p
ash1976 2p
F19_Orheim 2p
Finnish_Mik 2p
stathem 2p
Trefle 2p
Waldo.Pepper 2p
berg417448 1p
BrewsterPilot 1p
JtD 1p
KIMURA 1p
koivis 1p
LLv26_Jumpru 1p
OD_ 1p
Phas3e 1p
PB0_shadow 1p
Vanderstok 1p



Edit: I have been asked to provide the rules at the begining of each thread so here they are along with a few guidelines.


Rules.
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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.

Edit: (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.

Guidelines
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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 someone else to post the next question. This doesn't mean you can't go to work or bed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif but please be considerate when possible.

2. Please don't abuse the above guideline by just answering questions and then passing it to someone else all the time, instead of asking one yourself (see rule 1).

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.

4. When posting picture questions, it is recommended that you do not direct link. Use something like 'Photobucket' to host your pictures (most people can see pictures linked from there, whereas some other sites are not visible globally) and don't forget to disguise the name of the picture http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Dance
07-22-2009, 04:55 AM
It's Hanna Reitsch btw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

kleaneasy
07-22-2009, 05:07 AM
I appreciate the enthusiasm Silverfish but can we please allow the threads to move by tradition http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Locking this one to allow scoring on previous thread.

blairgowrie
07-22-2009, 02:37 PM
Scoring completed on Part 6. Part 7 is now reopened. Please continue gents.

Uufflakke
07-22-2009, 02:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Scoring completed on Part 6. Part 7 is now reopened. Please continue gents. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

Dance
07-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Much appreciated BG, sorry about any confusion to you and ms_kleaneasy. What a palaver http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Right, is it ok for me to go ahead with the next one VF-17?

VF-17_Jolly
07-22-2009, 02:51 PM
By all means, glad to see we are back on track http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
07-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Lol@Uuffkakke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Right, not truly a warbird as it saw no combat, but it was in service with a major branch of it's native country's forces till 1940 and other secondary duties till 1941. What is it?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q238.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-22-2009, 03:54 PM
Great-Lakes-BG1

Dance
07-22-2009, 04:13 PM
Yep over to you RK, it saw service with the USMC till 1940 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-22-2009, 04:28 PM
Thanks Dance.

ID of the chap on wing?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q64-1.jpg

whiteladder
07-23-2009, 07:04 AM
That is Pierre Clostermann, with with Flight Lieutenant Ken Charney in the cockpit.

Rock_Kettler
07-23-2009, 07:48 AM
100% whiteladder http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The floor is yours

Dance
07-23-2009, 12:02 PM
I hope you realise whiteladder that the penalty for answering a question correctly is, that you are supposed to ask the next http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

whiteladder
07-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Ok name the center inverted pilot and the name of the aircraft that took the Picture.


http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4889/lastscanjfq.jpg (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/lastscanjfq.jpg/)

Dance
07-23-2009, 03:21 PM
That's like saying who's behind the mirrored glass http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-23-2009, 03:31 PM
Sub Lt 'Winkle' Brown?
And a PanAm Clipper "Dixie Clipper"

Dance
07-23-2009, 03:32 PM
And the aircraft the photo was taken from Mr Jolly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Guess you had to have that book and photo other than the plane type (that you can see) there were no other clues.

VF-17_Jolly
07-23-2009, 03:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/wild.jpg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dance
07-23-2009, 03:40 PM
The nature of the question, I question, it would be impossible to answer without that reference, pilots name and plane type etc http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

berg417448
07-23-2009, 03:42 PM
I Googled "Inverted Martlet" and the very first link took me right to that book and photo. Of course, I was too late!

Dance
07-23-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh right, I see how this works, I'll have to think up some questions in a similar vein http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-23-2009, 03:53 PM
good grief http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Flight_boy1990
07-23-2009, 05:46 PM
ID the man who's sitting on that aircraft;name who took the picture;name the model of this machine:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/GringoBG/image-man-toiletcopy.jpg

(just kidding)http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

For hunts,google :man sitting on a toilet: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

whiteladder
07-24-2009, 04:43 AM
Jolly is right and gets then next question.

I actually thought it was quite an easy question, Sub Lt 'Winkle' Brown is the probably one of the most read about pilot of WW2 and I`ve also seen this picture in loads of publications including the Osprey series.

The pilot of the Pan Am Clipper report this incedent (American was Neutral at the time) and Brown was reduced in rank for 3 months because of it

VF-17_Jolly
07-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Yhanks Whiteladder I liked the question

OK Who He?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/question5.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-24-2009, 11:24 AM
Actor Richard Todd.

VF-17_Jolly
07-24-2009, 11:34 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif fascinating bloke not only the famous Dambusters Actor be a War hero in his own right as he was a member of the glider bourne force that captured Pegasus bridge during the invasion of Normandy

Your go Rock_Kettler

Rock_Kettler
07-24-2009, 12:05 PM
Thank you Mr Jolly:

A bit more about Richard Todd for those interested in the people behind our history:

During the Second World War, Todd joined the British Army receiving a commission in 1941. Initially, he served in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry before joining the Parachute Regiment and being assigned to the 7th (Light Infantry) Battalion as part of the British 6th Airborne Division. On 6 June 1944, serving as a captain he participated in the D-Day landings. During the landings he was one of the first British officers to land in Normandy and he later met up with Major John Howard on Pegasus Bridge. Todd would later play Howard in the film The Longest Day (1962), with another actor portraying Richard Todd.

Edit: I guessing that he is included here because he was a Para although I believe he may have landed on the beach on D-Day, (I need to check that though).
End Edit

Next Question:

Can you name these aces and what connects them?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q65b.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q65a.jpg

Dance
07-24-2009, 12:35 PM
James Elmslie "Jimmy" Walker DFC & 2 Bars

and

Anthony Hartwell "Tony" Rook AFC, DFC

Both flew for No.81 Squadron?

na85
07-24-2009, 01:22 PM
What connects them is the first man's envy of the second's mustache.

Rock_Kettler
07-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Good enough Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

You have the ball!

Additional info:
Squadron Leader A H Rook, Officer Commanding No. 81 Squadron RAF, at Vaenga. Under his leadership, the squadron destroyed thirteen German aircraft for the loss of one pilot during its period of service in Russia.
No. 151 Wing RAF, known as "Force Benedict", was based at Vaenga airfield, near Murmansk in Russia, to provide defence against German aerial attacks on Allied Convoys unloading at Murmansk. Comprising Nos. 81 and 134 Squadrons, equipped with Hawker Hurricane Mark IIBs, the Wing also escorted Soviet bombers based at Vaenga on many of their raids. The Wing's pilots then trained and converted Soviet pilots on to the Hurricanes, before handing their aircraft over to the Red Air Force and finally returning to Britain at the end of November 1941.
Flight Lieutenant J E Walker of No. 81 Squadron RAF at Vaenga. Walker, a Canadian, finished the war with a total of 12 and a half victories.
No. 151 Wing RAF, known as "Force Benedict", was based at Vaenga airfield, near Murmansk in Russia,

Dance
07-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Thanks RK.

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q239.jpg

SILVERFISH1992
07-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Avro 642?

Dance
07-24-2009, 03:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Avro 642 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not that Silverfish, not British. There is a small clue to it's nationality in the picture.

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 03:44 PM
Kokusai Theresa?

Dance
07-24-2009, 03:46 PM
Indeed it is Jungmann http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 03:53 PM
Attractive, British-looking kite.

Not difficult, but I love this picture. Who was the pilot with the white-wall tires?

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

blairgowrie
07-24-2009, 04:10 PM
Bud Anderson flew with white walls in Old Crow.

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Didn't know that, BG. But this isn't Anderson.

Dance
07-24-2009, 04:46 PM
Ralph Kidd "Kid" Hofer, DFC?

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 05:02 PM
Dance is deadly. Kid Hofer, 4th FG. KIA.

Dance
07-24-2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks Jungmann. Should be a fairly straightforward one this, what are these?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q240.jpg

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 06:24 PM
The first three look to be Mitsubishi Ki.15 Type 97 Babs.

Dance
07-24-2009, 06:48 PM
First 4 for sure, back to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 07:04 PM
Thanks, Dance. A little bit like tennis today.

Okay, what's unique about this particular Mustang?

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

Jungmann
07-24-2009, 08:50 PM
Going to be out early tomorrow morning (SW swell hitting So Cal, 4 to 6 foot waves) and I don't want to stretch this out, so I'll offer a clue.

A big one.

Look carefully at the canopy.

Dance
07-25-2009, 05:05 AM
Two-seater conversion?

Edit: I have to go out for a while, on the off-chance I'm right, I'll leave the floor open if anyone wants to ask one before I get back.

Jungmann
07-25-2009, 07:28 AM
Dance is close enough.

Full answer: this is P-51B 43-12193, WD-2 of the 4th FG. Declared war weary in 1944 (and WW added before its serial) it was converted to a two-seater by 4th FG mechanics in their spare time in the hangars at Debden. The idea was to prepare an Operational Training Unit attached to the group, anticipating there would be a number of AAF bomber pilots in England who would stay on after finishing their bomber tours and volunteer for a tour on fighters. A few did, but not enough to form an OTU, so WW312193 became a hack to give joyrides to mechanics and officer's girlfriends.

A number of other FG made their own home-grown two-seat conversions. Each of them was a little different.

So the floor is open.

Dance
07-25-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the extra detail Jungmann.

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q241.jpg

JtD
07-25-2009, 12:09 PM
I think F1M Japanese float plane. One of the most underrated aircraft of WW2.

Dance
07-25-2009, 12:13 PM
Yes indeed JtD. Over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JtD
07-25-2009, 12:21 PM
So what's this?

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

It's German and from the late 20ies.

Dance
07-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Frank Kruchenberg's Rail Zeppelin, not sure of the link to WW2 though.

JtD
07-25-2009, 01:30 PM
Yes, a bit off topic. About 99+%.

Your go.

Dance
07-25-2009, 02:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

This will probably go as quickly as my last float-plane, what's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q242.jpg

JtD
07-25-2009, 02:53 PM
I know, but this time I don't even have an off topic question. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dance
07-25-2009, 03:04 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-25-2009, 04:38 PM
Kawanishi E7K2?

Dance
07-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Nope not that one, right country though, this one was a bit more specialised.

Edit: I'm going to bed, will check back for answers later.

Dance
07-26-2009, 08:14 AM
Clue: Submarines

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Watanabe E9W

Dance
07-26-2009, 10:32 AM
That's the one Rock, bit more about it here.

Watanabe E9W (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watanabe_E9W)

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Thanks Dance. Got to say it would have taken a bit longer without the submarine clue.

Next Question:

Who is this Ace?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q66.jpg

Dance
07-26-2009, 12:56 PM
I think that be Group Captain Frank Reginald "Chota" Carey CBE, DFC and 2 Bars, AFC, DFM, US Silver Star, answered one on him but it was a different picture.

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 01:09 PM
That's the man Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I did a check on the name in the quiz and drew a blank. Good job it was a different picture though. I suppose repeats are almost inevitable now.

Over to you Dance.

Dance
07-26-2009, 01:14 PM
I just don't like taking a point RK, if it's an identical question, but as it wasn't http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Edit: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...851063837#4851063837 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4761094337?r=4851063837#4851063837)

What's this wreck?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q243.jpg

Uufflakke
07-26-2009, 01:47 PM
Kawasaki Ki-66?

Dance
07-26-2009, 02:08 PM
Nope not that Uufflakke.

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 02:47 PM
Guessing Kawasaki Ki-96 but since only 3 built seems a bit unlikely.

Dance
07-26-2009, 02:56 PM
No not a Ki-96.

There is a small clue in the something missing from the cockpit glazing, there would have been one, on the other side.

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:05 PM
If its a Beaufighter, which was my first and instinctive guess, rapidly discarded, I'm going to kick myself.

Dance
07-26-2009, 03:07 PM
You are indeed, a Beaufighter it is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:15 PM
Short pause whilst I administer kick and search out new question. Meanwhile Dance do you know where it is? I ask because in the late 50's a Beau went in off the end of the old RAF Changi runway. It was on an air test and had a young J/T on board as a passenger. Engine failed on approach pilot pushed the lad out and saved him at the cost of his own life. I had an unplanned meeting with pilot in the morgue later which still gives me nightmares 50 years later. but that's a tale for another day!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:27 PM
Topping up their tans or what?
Additional question smarty points only: who's the guy with dog.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q67.jpg

Dance
07-26-2009, 03:28 PM
The history of the Beaufighter photo, not as poignant as your story but pretty good stuff..

"A Beaufighter wreck in the sea off the Greek Island of Naxos has been identified by The Naxos Diving Centre.
On 20th October 1943 seven men from the Long Range Desert Group under the command of a Lieutenant Aitken arrived on the island of Naxos by motor launch. A few days later the patrol reported back the enemy’s movements; there was a small concentration of enemy ships in Naxos harbour. On 30th October 1943, four aircraft, two USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers escorted by two Beaufighters from 47 squadron, based in Cyprus, made an attack on the ships in Naxos harbour. Two ships were sunk but two aircraft were shot down, one Mitchell and one Beaufighter. Naxos diving have established that the Beaufighter shot down off Naxos was JM225, a TFX. The pilot was Flying Officer W. E. Hayter and the navigator Warrant Officer T. J. Harper, both New Zealanders. They baled out and were rescued by Naxian locals who took them to Naxos town, where their wounds were dressed by a doctor. They were then hidden until the LRDG patrol could smuggle them out of Naxos under the noses of a garrison of 650 Germans.
The wreck lies half a mile off Cape Kouroupas on the west coast of Naxos."

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the info Dance. Certainly very interesting stuff. Almost ready made for a movie script. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Uufflakke
07-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Well, the blue crystal water put me on the wrong track. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
My first thoughts were: it could be the Mediterranean or the Pacific. But due to the fact that some previous questions were about Japanese floatplanes I thought it could be another Japanese plane.
But it is the Med and "just" a Beaufighter.

robtek1957
07-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Thats Night-fighter - crews waiting for the start with dark goggles to keep the night - vision.

Dance
07-26-2009, 03:41 PM
You fell into my accidentally laid trap Uufflakke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:46 PM
Correct robtek1957 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif a bit obvious but I didn't have one ready.
btw the guy with the dog (obviously not his "seeing eye dog") is Peter Townsend later famous as the man HRH Princess Margaret was not allowed to marry.

Full caption:
Night fighter pilots of No. 85 Squadron RAF, wait in the crew room at Debden, Essex, ready for a sortie during the period of the full moon between 10-16 March 1941. They are (left to right): Flying Officer W F Carnaby, Flight-Lieutenant J E Marshall, Squadron Leader P W Townsend (with 'Kim' the Squadron mascot), and Pilot Officer G L Howitt. Marshall, Townsend and Howitt are wearing darkened goggles to accustom their eyes to night vision before going outside the crew room.

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Me too Uufflakke I guess its called "conditioning"

Uufflakke
07-26-2009, 03:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dance:
You fell into my accidentally laid trap Uufflakke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

Sorry R_K, but still haven't got a clue.But for now...http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

EDIT: Ah, I see robtek1957 got the answer! Well, good to know so I can sleep well without fussing about pilots with goggles and dogs.

VF-17_Jolly
07-26-2009, 04:07 PM
Looks Like a Beaufighter to me "bugger well late"
note to self update page more often

Rock_Kettler
07-26-2009, 04:12 PM
Say again all after "Good Morning" Mr Jolly.
Robtek has the ball.

robtek1957
07-26-2009, 04:50 PM
Thx RK.

What have we here?
http://www.robtek.de/quiz13.jpg

Ok, i am off to bed and then to work :-(.
Back in about 15 h.

VF-17_Jolly
07-26-2009, 05:05 PM
He112?

robtek1957
07-26-2009, 10:39 PM
yes jolly, that´s the one.
your turn

VF-17_Jolly
07-27-2009, 10:59 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/114957.jpg

what is it and what flew with it?

Dance
07-27-2009, 11:59 AM
The 'rotor assembly' of a Whittle W1 engine and a Gloster E28/39?

VF-17_Jolly
07-27-2009, 12:52 PM
Actually it's tagged as a Powerjet W2

But near as makes no odd's

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

Your go Dance

Dance
07-27-2009, 01:24 PM
Cheers.

Can you I.D. this wreck?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q244.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
07-27-2009, 01:30 PM
polikarpov i-153?

Dance
07-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Back to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VF-17_Jolly
07-27-2009, 01:53 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Ta!

OKay what is this

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

Rock_Kettler
07-27-2009, 02:18 PM
Crash of Westland Wapiti airplane at Mt. Buninyong, Victoria, 13 September 1939

Instructor Stacy Dillon, pupil cadet Vern Sullivan

I could BS and say I recognised the very distinctive engine and the fin & rudder but to be honest I looked up the photo reference so really don't deserve a point Dance.

I hadn't realised that although the RAF ceased using them before the start of WW2 the RAAF continued to use them until 1944.

VF-17_Jolly
07-27-2009, 02:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I missed the ref no. at the bottom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

The RAF still used them in India untill 1940 I believe


Rock_Kettler's go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Thank you Mr Jolly. Could be that they were still used in India and my reference may have been to front line service. Certainly RAAF used until '44 and RCAF until 1940.
Thought you must have overlooked the ref. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Next question:
Can you ID this cockpit

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q68.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-27-2009, 04:43 PM
A couple of clues before I retire for the night.

It flew on both Allied and Axis sides during WW2.

The basic version was inferior to its main contemporary but later versions were a success in a specialist task.

Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Dance
07-27-2009, 05:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I looked up the photo reference so really don't deserve a point Dance. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Fair enough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Is the cockpit a Junkers Ju 86?

Rock_Kettler
07-28-2009, 03:28 AM
A Ju-86 it is Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

For general info re clues:

South African Air Force used the Ju-86 in the East African Campaign.

Later Marks developed with high altitude cabability for recon.

Dance has the ball.

Dance
07-28-2009, 03:53 AM
Thanks RK.

Ok. What, exactly, is unusual about this picture?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q245.jpg

Uufflakke
07-28-2009, 06:54 AM
Reminds me of this picture, Dance...

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/rudel-hartmann.jpg

EDIT:
But to answer your question: Does the gunner has two extra guns, one on the left and one on the right side?

Dance
07-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Similar themes to the pictures but there is something particularly unusual in mine.

Dance
07-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Yep, on this modified D-3 (don't know the details) the gunner has two extra side-mounted MG 81J, over to you.

Uufflakke
07-28-2009, 08:02 AM
Thanks Dance.

Who is the guy on the left?

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

Dance
07-28-2009, 08:51 AM
Flt Lt Jan Eugeniusz Ludwig Zumbach (later Wing Commander) DFC and Bar, 4 x Polish Cross of Valour, Virtuti Militari.

Uufflakke
07-28-2009, 09:13 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Yep, it is Jan Zumbach a Polish ace. He was a son of Polish-born Swiss parents and registered as a Swiss citizen but hid his nationality to fly for the Polish army. He didn't fly during the German invasion of Poland because of a broken leg and later on he fled to France via Rumania where he flew the Morane 406 and the Curtiss Hawk 75. He went by boat to England and served for the 303 "Polish" Squadron during the Battle of Britain with 8 confirmed kills.

Dance
07-28-2009, 09:46 AM
Thanks Uufflakke.

Who's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q246.jpg

Dance
07-28-2009, 02:49 PM
Clue: This guy is particularly notable for a certain manoeuvre.

b2spirita
07-28-2009, 03:16 PM
John "Jimmy" Thach, of thatch weave fame.

Dance
07-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Over to you B2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

b2spirita
07-28-2009, 03:30 PM
Thanks.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn131/il246/aaaaaaa.jpg

What does this belong to?

Heres a mildly obscue hint.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/Comet-Hale-Bopp-29-03-1997_hires_adj.jpg/180px-Comet-Hale-Bopp-29-03-1997_hires_adj.jpg

Bonus kudos for the location.

Uufflakke
07-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Remains of Japanese tail section on USS KITKUN BAY (CVE 71) during the battle of Samar which was one of the four major naval battles of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
So I think it are the remains of a Zero?

The location was easypeasy after noticing something in the right bottom corner of your image. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
But if I'm right about the plane somebody can ask a question cause I'm off to bed now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

b2spirita
07-28-2009, 04:12 PM
Right place, wrong plane.

Jungmann
07-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Believe it's a Judy. Yokosuka D4Y Suisei ("Comet")

Dance
07-29-2009, 12:21 PM
You wanna let Jungmann know if he's right or not B2? As you've been logged in twice that I've seen, since his answer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jungmann
07-29-2009, 02:49 PM
Do I win the toaster-oven?

Dance
07-29-2009, 03:18 PM
Way to kill the quiz, take part or leave options, but when you've checked in the forum there is no excuse really.

If you haven't heard anything 24hrs after your original answer Jungmann go ahead and ask another, this is daft.

Rock_Kettler
07-29-2009, 03:47 PM
Dance - my threepenorth for what it's worth. Uufflake for sure got the location including ship name (I went there also but too late as usual),and given the clue B2 gave with the original question Jungmann must be correct!
He should go-ahead straight away otherwise we're stuck with one question per day which is crazy.
Regretably having been in since mid-morning I have to log out soon.

Jungmann
07-29-2009, 03:57 PM
With the support of you mates, I'm going to take the position my answer was correct. Don't like to see the game stall either.

Easy enough, but I love the pic. Name the airfield.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/335spitthen.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-29-2009, 04:07 PM
121 (Eagle) Sqn. Kirton-in-Linsey

b2spirita
07-29-2009, 04:20 PM
Sorry guys, got dragged into work. Apologies dance.

Rock_Kettler
07-29-2009, 04:48 PM
Sorry guys gotta dive.
Up in the morning http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Jungmann
07-29-2009, 09:00 PM
Close, as you'll see, Rock, but no cigar.

Uufflakke
07-29-2009, 11:52 PM
RAF Scampton?

Rock_Kettler
07-30-2009, 04:06 AM
Too right Jungmann. Overlooked the fact that when theyconverted to Spits they moved south to RAF North Weald.

They moved to Debden later (Sep '42) as 335th Sqn as part of the 4th Fighter Group of the Eighth Air Force.

But, at Debden they would have removed the 121 Sqn Code markings and also have displayed the full Star & Bar insignia of the USAAF.

Rock_Kettler
07-30-2009, 07:47 AM
Edit:
Of course it might be that the bar came later, (I'm sure it did) and the USAAF did copy the RAF method of squadron letter identification. In which case Uufflake has most probably got it.

Jungmann
07-30-2009, 10:37 AM
Rock, you figured out most of it, and I think you should have the next go.

The picture was taken at Debden, Feb 1943. Yes, the Eagle Squadrons (AV became 335 Sq.)had been transferred to the USAAC in Fall '42. They kept their beloved Spit Vs and kept the RAF squadron codes--the only markings change was painting a star (no bar yet--that was mid '43) over the RAF roundel. They didn't get AAC squadron codes until April--the familar WD, VF and QP.

You could call this pic The Changing of the Guard. In the background is one of the first P-47s to show up in the ETO--it already has a white nose ring and white bands on the wings and tail because of the fear of it being taken for a FW-190. The 4th FG would get their Tbolts in April--the last Spit mission was April 10. They would hate their new mounts--as least a number of pilots did--but new replacements, who didn't have any lingering affection for the Spit because they hadn't flown them, would figure out the strong points of the P-47 and help make it into the lethal fighter it became.

Rock_Kettler
07-30-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks Jungmann I learned a lot in the process.
To be fair I think Uufflake earned the point since the question was where was it and he got it right. (I'm sure Dance will agree)

However, I will pose a question to keep things moving. It will take me a couple of minutes to do so, so if you are online Uufflake and disagree then you'll have chance to beat me to it, if only by saying so.

VF-17_Jolly
07-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Just googled the 335th and this made me chuckle.

"On the night of 16 January 1991, the 335th participated in the initial assault on Iraq, hitting communications, power networks, and airfields around Baghdad. The 335th made aerial warfare history by downing an Iraqi helicopter in the air using a laser-guided bomb." Ouch!

Rock_Kettler
07-30-2009, 01:50 PM
Nice on<span class="ev_code_RED">e</span> Mr J, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif amazing where this thread takes us sometimes.

So nothing in from Uufflake so here's the next Question:
Aircraft ID please?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q69.jpg

Dance
07-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Well as Uufflakke said Scampton and the answer was Debden, who do you suggest I give the point to RK for the previous question, I'm too tired to sort out nomenclature.

Rock_Kettler
07-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Sorry Dance mea culpa. Somehow I convinced myself the Uufflake had got it and failed to read properly again.
So ignore my previous about giving him the point. (Sorry Uufflake).

Gotta dive now. Its that time again.
Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Uufflakke
07-30-2009, 04:50 PM
No problemo R_K,
You got the right answer by mentioning Debden so the point is yours.
I will get the right answer another time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-31-2009, 09:15 AM
Thanks Uufflake. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Time for a clue. The aircraft in question was any early design by the guy on the right.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q69Supp.jpg

Dance
07-31-2009, 10:54 AM
Tugan (Wackett) LJW7 Gannet.

Rock_Kettler
07-31-2009, 12:52 PM
Correct (as usual) Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Over to you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Dance
07-31-2009, 01:20 PM
Thanks Rock.

Can you name the targets marked 'B', that were subject to several hundred air attacks but escaped unscathed, in this recon photo?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q247.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-31-2009, 03:11 PM
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Dance
07-31-2009, 03:18 PM
Well done Rock, taken in '41 a few months before they made the 'Channel Dash' along with the Prinz Eugen, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
07-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Thanks Dance. To be honest I guessed straight away what they were and I was fairly certain of the location but I've spent the evening trying to find that recon photo to confirm it. Without success I might add, but I will continue to search, it's half of the fun.

My next should not be too difficult:

Who can crack the code of the mission markings seen here?

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q70.jpg

Rock_Kettler
07-31-2009, 04:33 PM
Gotta dive now.
Back up in the morning.

Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Dance
08-01-2009, 08:39 AM
Stab in the dark, the ice-cream cones must be something to do with missions in Italy, the key I am not sure. Edit: Just counted the missions and the key is the 21st, so is it something to do with that?

By the way I've just found out avoiding duplicating a question just got a lot harder, as all previous parts of the quiz have vanished. So searching for previous incidences of a question is currently useless. I've sent a message to blairgowrie to see if they are gone for good.

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 09:41 AM
Good stab and smart counting Dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif 100% correct. (why am I not surprised?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Bad news about the loss of previous parts. Haven't seen any announcements about that kind of thing.

Dance
08-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks RK, never heard of old threads being deleted before, but they're not there, so we'll see.

Who's this lucky guy with two BMW powered machines?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q248.jpg

blairgowrie
08-01-2009, 11:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rock_Kettler:


Bad news about the loss of previous parts. Haven't seen any announcements about that kind of thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

News to the Mods too! I have made an inquiry and will let you all know what is going on, when I get an answer.

VF-17_Jolly
08-01-2009, 11:15 AM
Major Joesph Priller

Dance
08-01-2009, 11:28 AM
"Pips" Priller it is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Edit: Thanks for the response BG.

VF-17_Jolly
08-01-2009, 11:47 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/Image2-1.jpg

I was looking at Fw190 kit to get and you just made up my mind for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

What is this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/quest99.jpg

Dance
08-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Seversky P-35.

Glad I could help with your kit decision http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 'Black 13' has always been a favourite scheme of mine, artistically speaking. That box picture looks familiar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-01-2009, 01:29 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Of cause

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Beat me by 4 minutes. Must eat quicker http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Dance
08-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Thanks Mr J.

I find liquid bread an alternative to eating RK http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ok, here's a starter for 10, fingers on buzzers....What is this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q249.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-01-2009, 01:37 PM
The business end of a Westland Whirlwind?

Dance
08-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Indeed, RK will kick himself for logging out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Cheers

Well if Rock_Kettler Would like to set a Question as i've gone blank for the moment..



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/******ss.jpg

A serious alternative to food

Dance
08-01-2009, 02:32 PM
I like the black stuff, but even when I don't eat it makes me gain weight around the middle, must be an age thing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Oh well, seems it's down to me again, no wonder this is my 250th picture question http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Who is this high ranking officer? He had a famous relative and was highly decorated for his command of a certain air group.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q250.jpg

mhuxt
08-01-2009, 03:44 PM
Wolfram von Richthofen, Luftflotte 4, among others.

Dance
08-01-2009, 03:53 PM
Well done mhuxt, that's the guy. Got his Knight's Cross commanding VIII. Fliegerkorps. An opponent of the stuka concept, he ironically ended up commanding them in his inventory. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 03:57 PM
Beaten by 11 minutes this time!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

can't blame eating (or drinking) this time just too slow in researching. I knew I knew that face, just couldn't place it.
Just not my day. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

mhuxt
08-01-2009, 03:58 PM
Cheers,

To continue the liquid lunch theme, what would I be talking about (other than beer), if I mentioned boozer in a WWII context?

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 04:20 PM
Boozer was a passive device developed to pick up aerial transmissions from German fighters as well as those emitted by ground stations. It depended upon a system of lights that confirmed detection by the enemy. A yellow lamp signified the presence of enemy fighters; a red lamp confirmed detection by ground installations. As it turned out, enemy transmissions over its territory were so numerous that the lights remained on permanently, distracting and unsettling the bomber crews. Most switched off Boozer, relying instead upon vigilance, experience and luck for survival

SILVERFISH1992
08-01-2009, 05:17 PM
Alright......I'm back.......ready to answer some questions! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

mhuxt
08-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Rock Kettler has it, though I must confess I've not read of RAF bomber crews switching it off, indeed a lot of encounter reports mention boozer indications.

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks mhuxt. I'll find the ref and let you know, can't remember offhand

ID of this please.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q71.jpg

SILVERFISH1992
08-01-2009, 07:18 PM
Focke Achgelis Fa 330

Rock_Kettler
08-01-2009, 07:30 PM
You have it Silverfish http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The floor is yours.

I'm down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

SILVERFISH1992
08-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What does this cockpit belong to?

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-13.jpg

Edit: I'm going to bed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Jungmann
08-01-2009, 09:30 PM
Lockheed Ventura, I believe. Brit version--see the compass between the pilot's legs.

I think I asked this already, so I claim no credit. The floor is open if I'm right.

SILVERFISH1992
08-02-2009, 09:04 AM
You are right. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dance
08-02-2009, 11:48 AM
As Jungmann said he was leaving the floor open if he was right, and it took a long time to find that out, it looks like Muggins here will have to ask one to get things going again.

What's this exactly?


http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q251.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-02-2009, 11:56 AM
Handley Page Halton?

Dance
08-02-2009, 12:04 PM
Not a Halton but I won't be picky both had the bomb bay panier, it's a Halifax C Mk VIII, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Edit: In fact they could be one and the same, but my material does not make it clear, as they both seem to carry the reference H.P.70 but are referred to as separate entities.

VF-17_Jolly
08-02-2009, 12:38 PM
Cheers MrD.

I thought that the Halton was a post-war name for the Halifax, but The C.VII was also Post war so maybe its a B.O.A.C version
Anyway

Who is this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q44.jpg

ps I did not edit this picture but the background behind his head looks odd

Dance
08-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Howard Hughes.

The H.P.70 was post-war, but obvious from where it originated, I did ascertain this was an ex-RAF bird, serial PP223.

VF-17_Jolly
08-02-2009, 01:41 PM
Yup http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Off you go again

On 23rd April 1947 LAMS commenced its world-wide tramping service when Halton G-AIWT left Stansted for New Zealand. It returned six weeks later with seven tons of dripping - a gift from Australia to the rationed “poms”

Dance
08-02-2009, 02:14 PM
Thanks, bet they loved the lard, where's the bloody fruit cobber? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What aircraft does this cockpit belong to?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q252.jpg

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q252-1.jpg

A bit more of on the H.P. aircraft in my pic, as I obscured the details. F-BESE (cn 1307) 'Ker Goaler', Ex G-AKGP and PP223 RAF.

Flight_boy1990
08-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Pe-2?

Dance
08-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Bingo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Flight_boy1990
08-02-2009, 04:36 PM
Good. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But i'm lazy,so anyone feel free to post your question.
The scene is opened.

Dance
08-02-2009, 05:04 PM
Well don't look at me, I'm totally farked off asking questions for people. If they're not going to be around or can't respond fair enough, but when they can't be bothered, are too lazy or can't think then I guess this quiz is finished.

SILVERFISH1992
08-02-2009, 05:10 PM
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I'm not going to ask a question either becuase Dance, Me and some others like to answer the questions.

I wonder where this will go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Jungmann
08-02-2009, 07:49 PM
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

This thread must never die.

Dig deep, people. What is this and what is it from?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/p-61binos.jpg

mhuxt
08-02-2009, 08:57 PM
I'll bite.

Stereoscopic viewer for photo interpretation?

Jungmann
08-02-2009, 09:00 PM
Good guess. Nope.

coturnix
08-03-2009, 03:30 AM
Periscope of Arado Ar 234?

Uufflakke
08-03-2009, 06:10 AM
Does it have something to do with the Radar Control Stations equipment?
These binoculars were fixed on a kind of harnas which was put over the head of the observer who spotted the sky for enemy planes. This system was connected directly to the searchlights.

Jungmann
08-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Nobody there yet.

Clue: it was original equipment on a WWII combat aircraft. And one everybody likes (and is not in the game).

VF-17_Jolly
08-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Gunners night sight on a P-61?

Jungmann
08-03-2009, 10:06 AM
Excellent score, VF-actually, they were the pilot's gunsight, but as you will see, that varied in use.

6x42 night vision binocular gunsight made by Eastman Kodak and installed on P-61's. I've always been interested in these because in addition to the aeronautical section in the library at Castle Jungmann, there is a small but very select collection of WWII military binoculars.

And I don't have one of these. Nobody has one of these. There's one guy who has one of these, and he didn't know what it was when he bought it, and he had to research it.

They're shown in the P-61 dash one--excuse the lousy image

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/P-61nitbinoc.gif

They had wide oculars to gather light and there was a four dot reticle illuminated by an internal light bulb to serve as a ranging sight. You can sort of see they were on an arm that was fixed to the left side of the cockpit and could be swung in and out of position in front of the pilot's eyes.

What's interesting is that you rarely see them in photos of P-61s in theater. I haven't been able to find much more than a mention of them in P-61 research, but my sense is they didn't work all that well and got in the way and most squadrons uninstalled them. Very few combat reports for P-61s that I've read mentioned them being used--by the pilot, that is.

And here's where you're so right, VF. There's one account on line of a gunner using the binos to spot a bogey and bring the pilot into a firing position. The research says that this 6x42 was also made in a hand-held model--without all the mounting hardware--and that's what the account says the gunner was using.

The P61, for me, is a fascinating airplane--overdesigned, too modern for its own good. With spoilers, concentric radar, all that advanced stuff, it was still too heavy, too slow in climb, and had at least one crewman too many. Because most of the 4x.50 caliber turrets were going to the B-29 program, not all P-61's had them. Some deleted them for weight altogether, depending on the 20mm cannons fired by the pilot--some had 4x.50 fixed forward in a barbette, that could not be rotated. The original design had the gunner able to track targets with a servo-connected gunsight, and I think the radar op in the rear blister could also take over the turret and train it aft for stern attacks. But here was the overdesign--the turret was never really needed. The preferred night fighter attack was to get close to the bogey's six and blast it. There's no record I have found of anybody ever making a stern attack on a P-61, or the radar operator firing the turret.

So the gunners on the P-61 were basically extra weight--and an observer, a second set of eyes, like the second guy in the Beaufighter NF. In this one account I've found, GCI directed a P-61 over New Guinea onto a Betty, the gunner, using the handheld 6x42s spotted the bogey a mile away and coached his pilot into a firing position where he could line it up with the stock P-61 pilot gunsight, which was a Lynn, similar to what we have on the P-38Ls in the game.

Fascinating technology--but by the absence of mention in a lot of the P-61 stuff, something I believe that was never really used that much.

Dance
08-03-2009, 10:14 AM
A word to the wise Jungmann, rename your pictures, I saw what it was so didn't even try answering.

<span class="ev_code_RED">p-61binos</span>.jpg

I often download the pictures to study in close-up.

Jungmann
08-03-2009, 10:32 AM
So THAT'S how he got it.

Tnx, Dance.

Dance
08-03-2009, 10:44 AM
You're welcome, I was going to magnify it to look for serial numbers or anything to give me a hint when I saw the name, VF-17 is no slouch so I wouldn't assume that's how he got it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-03-2009, 12:12 PM
Actually it was a wild stab in the dark http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
so to speak.....
The plane everbody likes was the biggest clue

sorry for delay outside trying to fix car http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

what is this


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/q88-1.jpg

Dance
08-03-2009, 12:29 PM
Hope it's nothing too serious with your car, after an expensive engine rebuild recently, I feel your pain.

The picture is of Ventnor radar station on the Isle of Wight, they are the radar transmitter / receiver antennae, part of the 'Chain Home' system.

SILVERFISH1992
08-03-2009, 12:32 PM
I think its time to start a new thread... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif



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

Dance
08-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Silverfish, "Down Boy" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-03-2009, 12:43 PM
Yup Receiving aerial at the front transmitting at the rear, effective range 150 miles.

http://www.ventnorradar.co.uk/graphics/autogiro.JPG

One of these were used to calibrate it

cars running rough
I think it's fuel or the ecu http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Dance
08-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Thanks, been a few cases of people getting watery fuel over the last year or so hopefully it's just that.

Ahhh, the Avro Rota Mk.1 or licence built Cierva C.30, if people had those instead of 4x4's it would free up the roads a bit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Right, sorry if this one has been asked before, I don't recall it but there is no way of checking at the moment with all previous quiz threads going AWOL.

What's this?

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q253.jpg

SILVERFISH1992
08-03-2009, 01:41 PM
Is it in the Tupolev family?

Dance
08-03-2009, 02:01 PM
Nope, this prototype was from another bureau.

Rock_Kettler
08-03-2009, 03:06 PM
Polikarpov SPB Prototype high speed dive-bomber?

Dance
08-03-2009, 03:12 PM
Right bureau, wrong plane Rock, iirc the SPB was a conversion of an I-16 type 5.

Rock_Kettler
08-03-2009, 03:32 PM
No Dance the one I'm thinking of wasa twin engined twin tail developed from the VIT-2

Best photo I can find:
http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/spb-2.jpg

Rock_Kettler
08-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Seems that the same aircraft was also identified as the D and D3. Russian nomenclature is a nightmare.

Apart from this the only Polikarpov twin with twin tails I can find is the VIT-2 (the VIT-1 had a single fin) and the u/c of that is very different.

Trouble is putting Polikarpov SPB into wiki or Google brings up only the I-16 variant.

Dance
08-03-2009, 04:00 PM
Still not right Rock, not the same aircraft in the pic and as far as I know unrelated, this aircraft had another role (on paper).

Uufflakke
08-03-2009, 04:04 PM
There is another one with a twin tail R_K. It is the Polikarpov TIS.
http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/pol_tis.php

But not the answer to Dance's question...

Rock_Kettler
08-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Thanks Uufflake found TIS on my source but no picture. thanks for URL but as you say not the one that Dance put up. Now totally confused (not at all unusual) so calling it a day.
Night all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

What's really frustrating I'm sure I've seen that photo somewhere http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Dance
08-03-2009, 04:55 PM
I see the source of confusion on the SPB, RK. Can't really add anything as a hint, you know the maker anything else and I will just hand it over.

Dance
08-04-2009, 03:40 AM
Well, not really a clue as I can't really give one, but I can tell you it is in this list of Polikarpov designs..

http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Polikarpov

DIRTY-MAC
08-04-2009, 09:08 AM
Its a Polikarpow NB
Only one prototype. Tested at Moscow in May 1944. First flight on 23rd May 1944. After Polikarpovs death it was scrapped on June 30th, 1944.

Dance
08-04-2009, 09:20 AM
That's the one, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://www.airwar.ru/enc_e/bww2/nb.html

DIRTY-MAC
08-04-2009, 10:33 AM
What plane?
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/HOOTCHIE-MAMA/gh.jpg

I will check in in ca 4 hours

Jungmann
08-04-2009, 10:53 AM
Vultee Vanguard prototype, P&W R-1830-S Twin Wasp with extended propshaft in an elongated low-drag cowling, 1 company demonstrator [NX21755] c/n 142, redesignated V-61, then P-48X.

DIRTY-MAC
08-04-2009, 02:09 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif your turn

Jungmann
08-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Okay, name this bad boy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v365/Jungmann/il2a.jpg

Dance
08-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly

Jungmann
08-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Three minutes?

Dance, you're unstoppable.

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

Ok here's a quickie, what's this?

Edit: I'm off to bed, I'll check back in 8 hours.

Edit2: Clue, it it was extensively used in actions prior to the official outbreak of WW2 and after, it's last use in combat was during the Battle of Hong Kong.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/Dancewaffe/q254.jpg

Rock_Kettler
08-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Amazing! This went up just as I was closing down last night. Must be everyone is busy elsewhere.

This is a: Ki-32 Type 98 Light Bomber (Mary)

Dance
08-05-2009, 10:42 AM
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! I thought everyone had gone on vacation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Certainly is Rock, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rock_Kettler
08-05-2009, 02:01 PM
Oops. sorry for delay fell asleep after evening meal.
back in a jiffy with a question.

Rock_Kettler
08-05-2009, 02:10 PM
without previous parts can't check if this one has been up before so will have to go without check.

aircraft ID please
http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/2_Puff_Pete/Q72.jpg

Dance
08-05-2009, 02:13 PM
Think it has but can't be sure, so will bow out of this one.

Rock_Kettler
08-05-2009, 02:15 PM
Humble pie time! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

Didn't mean to be rude forgot to say:

"Thanks Dance" http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Dance
08-05-2009, 02:28 PM
De nada RK http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Rock_Kettler
08-05-2009, 04:43 PM
Thanks again Dance. I hope this one doesn't last all night.

I can see you are not on the forum at the moment but, since you have sussed what it is, if someone gets it before I'm back on would you be so kind as to wave the chequered flag so as to keep things moving.
Gotta dive now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

SILVERFISH1992
08-05-2009, 04:50 PM
Kawasaki ki-27

Dance
08-05-2009, 04:51 PM
On behalf of RK, yes it's a Nate, over to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SILVERFISH1992
08-05-2009, 04:53 PM
Wow, that was too easy, I just looked at it!?

Be right back wityh a plane...

SILVERFISH1992
08-05-2009, 05:01 PM
Thank you all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What is this?

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/SILVERFISH1992/Q-14.jpg

Dance
08-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Another I've seen before, so I'll bow out of this one as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Edit: Time for bed anyway, night all.

VF-17_Jolly
08-06-2009, 11:15 AM
Amiot 354?

Dance
08-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Well if Silverfish isn't going to let you know if you're right VF, I'd better. It's not an Amiot.

SILVERFISH1992
08-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Oh crap.....I'm so sorry, I forgot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Latecoere 570
It looks French

SILVERFISH1992
08-06-2009, 12:58 PM
Good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-06-2009, 01:26 PM
Thank you silverfish
Whom is this


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

Jungmann
08-06-2009, 01:30 PM
Claire Chenault.

Three minutes, Dance. Woo-hoo.