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Aircraft Trivia Quiz
Posted by T_Terrific on Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:10 PM


Hi Guys

I thought it might be fun to start a forum where a member can pose a trivia question regarding aircraft, and the first member who gets the right answer gets to post the next question. The question can include historical and/or performance data, pictures (as in "What is it"?), or any combination thereof. The trivia can involve past/present military, civilian, historical, heavier-then-air, lighter-then-air, fixed or rotary wing aircraft questions, but let's avoid the almost totally obscure please. Although quoting your source material, as I prefer to,  is generally considered to be a normal modeler's courtesy it is not strictly required to be part of the correct answer. But, please by posting "trivia", I did not mean "minutia", which can go to details about any aircraft that only the owner/manufacturer;s personnel would know! In other words, I can't find it through normal sources, and you do not referance a personal source, as I do to give the guys a chance, then such questions can be ignored, and we can move on to who adequately answered the question and can ask a decent question, not obscure, generally unavailable, minutia.Wink

   Tom T [C):-)]

Post Edit:

 Just to further clarify, if the last person to answer the question correctly does not post another question , or if no one can answer a difficult question within 24 hours, the forum is open to anyone who wishes to posit the next question.

This time limit stands even if the questioner chooses to change the question, since a person hypothetically could keep switching to "impossible" questions including conundrums, thusly tying up the forum indefinately.

The reason for this is that "Stuff Happens" and can happen to any of us where for any of a number of reasons we can be "out of pocket".

Some reasons can be:

  1. Someone in the persons' family of the person himself gets very sick or injured or dies.
  2. The person suddenly has to take a trip for emergency/personal/family/job reasons.
  3. The individual has his or her power cut off due to a storm or other natural disastor.
  4. The player's PC dies.
  5. The player's Internet Server dies.
  6. The player gets a "duuuuuuuuh" attack where his/her brain "locks up" and cannot decide whether a response is correct or simply cannot think of the next question, but is too embarresed to admit it.
  7. A hostile troll from another website trying to mess up a good thing we have going here.

My theory is that most of the "blanks spells" are due to reason number six, but mine were due to a combination of # 2!  [:-^]

OK?

Tom T [C):-)]

Tom TCowboy

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, December 29, 2005 6:13 PM

I think it's a great idea.........It's an opportunity to learn more about things with wings....always a good thing.
I don't have anything to post, so I'll leave that to you.

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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Posted by Matt90 on Thursday, December 29, 2005 7:14 PM
What U.S. Navy fighter was on duty in Vietnam and is still in service today?
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Posted by smokinguns3 on Thursday, December 29, 2005 7:56 PM
Iam gona say F4 Phantom i do know they where used in the gulf war.
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Posted by grandadjohn on Thursday, December 29, 2005 8:23 PM
Try F-14, flew cover over Siagon during the evacuation and vcurrently on it's last cruise
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 29, 2005 8:52 PM
This aircraft was the first cantilever monoplane with retractable undercarriage.
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Posted by Matt90 on Thursday, December 29, 2005 8:58 PM
I-16. Yep, F-14 was right.
''Do your damndest in an ostentatious manner all the time.'' -General George S. Patton
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Posted by smokinguns3 on Thursday, December 29, 2005 9:16 PM
Amazing the F-14's been around that long almost as long as F-4. Guess you are never to old to learn something new.
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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, December 30, 2005 9:52 AM

 K5054NZ wrote:
This aircraft was the first cantilever monoplane with retractable undercarriage.

As I understand, the USAAC's first cantilever monoplane with retractable undercarriage was the YP-24, which flew in 1931, predating the Supermarine Spitfire and the Polikarpov I-16 and the Hughes H1 Racer in that respect.

For a nice picture, see this link:

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/cgi-bin/quiz.pl/fta/yp24.jpg

Did I get it right?

If so, I am anxious to present the next question. Smile [:)]

 

  Tom T, Cowboy [C):-)]

Tom TCowboy

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”-Henry Ford

"Except in the fundamentals, think and let think"- J. Wesley

"I am impatient with stupidity, my people have learned to live without it"-Klaatu: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"All my men believe in God, they are ordered to"-Adolph Hitler

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Posted by grandadjohn on Friday, December 30, 2005 10:22 AM

I don't remember the F-14's start date for active duty, but remember starting to see them around that time, great plane, hate to see it go, but it is a very maintenance intense a/c.

Can't think of a question right now, if someone else can, please feel free

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Posted by Dice on Friday, December 30, 2005 10:51 AM
What aircraft forced another "fly-off" with the YA-10 even after the A-10 had won the offical "fly-off" with the YA-9?
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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, December 30, 2005 11:33 AM

 Dice wrote:
What aircraft forced another "fly-off" with the YA-10 even after the A-10 had won the offical "fly-off" with the YA-9?

 

The A-7D.

Actually, it was not the aircraft itself that forced the second fly-off but people, like Congressmen who did not believe in the A-10’s capabilities or who simply had an axe of some sort to grind (like the A-7 was made in their district).  In the end, all of these political issues resulted in a fly-off between the A-10 and an A-7D, obviously two completely different aircraft for completely different roles.  As it turns out,  the A-10 won with ease, and left the A-7D eating dust.

For further info, see this link:

http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/features/a10history/

 

  Tom TCowboy [C):-)]

Tom TCowboy

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”-Henry Ford

"Except in the fundamentals, think and let think"- J. Wesley

"I am impatient with stupidity, my people have learned to live without it"-Klaatu: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"All my men believe in God, they are ordered to"-Adolph Hitler

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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, December 30, 2005 11:38 AM

Now this should be an easy one:

Which WW2 U.S fighter-bomber actually in its design development actually "set the pattern" for internal fuselage ducting for its turbosupercharger, the technology which was later used in the U.S.'s first operational jet fighter, the P-80 Shooting Star?

Now, if it helps, another feat this plane did was to among the first to shoot down an Me-262 in combat.

Tom TCowboy [C):-)]

Tom TCowboy

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”-Henry Ford

"Except in the fundamentals, think and let think"- J. Wesley

"I am impatient with stupidity, my people have learned to live without it"-Klaatu: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"All my men believe in God, they are ordered to"-Adolph Hitler

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Posted by Jeebus on Friday, December 30, 2005 11:52 AM
My guess is the P-47
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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, December 30, 2005 11:56 AM

 Jeebus wrote:
My guess is the P-47

You got it!

Take it away Jeebus! Smile [:)]

Tom TCowboy

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”-Henry Ford

"Except in the fundamentals, think and let think"- J. Wesley

"I am impatient with stupidity, my people have learned to live without it"-Klaatu: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"All my men believe in God, they are ordered to"-Adolph Hitler

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Posted by Allen109 on Friday, December 30, 2005 4:10 PM
I dig the idea,got me thinkin. Keep it coming,eventually I'll get one right before somebody else does.
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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, December 30, 2005 6:30 PM
I have an article from the Pacific Stars & Stripes from 1972 or 1974 that shows the F-14 undergoing carrier trials.  I'd have to look up my old scrap books to get the actual date.

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Posted by Jeebus on Friday, December 30, 2005 7:06 PM
What was the first U.S. fighter to use the K-14 gunsight.
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Posted by Jabbe on Friday, December 30, 2005 7:16 PM
I'm going to guess the F-86
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Posted by smokinguns3 on Friday, December 30, 2005 7:57 PM
iam gona say the P-51
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Posted by hudskit on Friday, December 30, 2005 9:37 PM

Hello all- new here- and sorry to backtrack to an earlier question-but wasn't the first monoplane with retractable landing gear the verville sperry racer? Underdeveloped at the time- with hand-cranked landing gear- but it was around for quite some time...and then there was the Dayton-wright Racer from the same time period -but perhaps a bit later tho....

 

 

Cheers, Keith

This whole workin' for a living thing does get in the way of so many things....
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Posted by Jeebus on Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:16 AM
 smokinguns3 wrote:
iam gona say the P-51
BINGO! You're turn.
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Posted by smokinguns3 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:31 AM

What was the First vietnam era jet fighter built with out any guns?

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Posted by yardbird78 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:51 AM

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

Darwin

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Posted by smokinguns3 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:02 AM
 yardbird78 wrote:

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

Darwin

Your turn

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Posted by yardbird78 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:13 AM

Name 3 Viet Nam era pilot/POWs who earned the Medal of Honor while being held prisoners.

Darwin, O.F. Alien [alien]

 

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Posted by rdxpress on Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:45 AM

Didn't our wonderful congress also try to shove the Piper Enforcer (AKA Turboprop P-51) down the AFs throat on the AX flyoff or was that a contractor unsolected "offer"?

                        Good Hunting, G.W.

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Posted by Dice on Saturday, December 31, 2005 8:42 AM
 rdxpress wrote:

Didn't our wonderful congress also try to shove the Piper Enforcer (AKA Turboprop P-51) down the AFs throat on the AX flyoff or was that a contractor unsolected "offer"?

                        Good Hunting, G.W.

 

T_Terrific - You are correct. rdxpress- Congress used the Enforcer as a "sharp stick" to poke the AF every time the A-10 ran into development problems. I don't believe it was ever a contender but, it helped keep the A-10 on schedule and cost.

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Posted by yardbird78 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 2:00 PM
bump

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Posted by wdolson2 on Saturday, December 31, 2005 3:42 PM
 yardbird78 wrote:

Name 3 Viet Nam era pilot/POWs who earned the Medal of Honor while being held prisoners.

Darwin, O.F. Alien [alien]

 


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