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Posted by rangerj on Friday, January 6, 2006 10:11 AM

TT,

I would have considered either aircraft to be correct. You covered the question 100%. This is neat as we are all learning some aviation history. Just as a suggestion we could keep this thing going in several directions. Say for example we could have a thread relative to famous ACES, or famouns civilian pilots, like AE and Lindberg, or WWI, WWII, The Golden Age of Aviation, the Jet Age, Viet Nam, and/or the Space Age, etc. Just a suggestion.

 I have always felt that a part of building a scale replica was to learn about its significance, or that of the pilot, in the historic context or contribution to society. In looking at the responses to this thread evidently I am not alone in that concept. This is good stuff, thanks folks, and lets keep it going in one form or another.

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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, January 6, 2006 1:42 PM
 rangerj wrote:

Just as a suggestion we could keep this thing going in several directions. Say for example we could have a thread relative to famous ACES, or famouns civilian pilots, like AE and Lindberg, or WWI, WWII, The Golden Age of Aviation, the Jet Age, Viet Nam, and/or the Space Age, etc. Just a suggestion.

 

Feel free to start such a subject specific forum thread whenever you wish!

I am actually surprised that this forum is doing as well here as it is, since it's counterpart continues to have problems on the other website (which was another reason why I quit going there).

It looks as though there is plenty of room to me Thumbs Up [tup]

  Tom Cowboy [C):-)]

 

 

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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, January 6, 2006 1:50 PM

OK

For a next question, since I favor WWII stuff:

Which racing airplane did the Germans attempt to adapt to the fighter role when during the Battle of Britain the Bf-109 failed to gain superiority over the RAF Spitfire?

Hint:

Now, although  this aircraft's project was cancelled, and so it never went into wide-scale production, this design did make its mark with its impressive speed record, which was not broken by another piston-engined aircraft until August 16,1969 by a highly modified Grumman Bearcat.

Tom TCowboy [C):-)]

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

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Posted by wdolson2 on Friday, January 6, 2006 2:38 PM
 T_Terrific wrote:

OK

For a next question, since I favor WWII stuff:

Which racing airplane did the Germans attempt to adapt to the fighter role when during the Battle of Britain the Bf-109 failed to gain superiority over the RAF Spitfire?

Hint:

Now, although  this aircraft's project was cancelled, and so it never went into wide-scale production, this design did make its mark with its impressive speed record, which was not broken by another piston-engined aircraft until August 16,1969 by a highly modified Grumman Bearcat.

Tom TCowboy [C):-)]



Was it the Me-209?

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Posted by T_Terrific on Friday, January 6, 2006 2:47 PM

 wdolson2 wrote:


Was it the Me-209?

Bill

You got it Bill!

Take it away Big Smile [:D]

  Tom Cowboy [C):-)]

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Posted by wdolson2 on Friday, January 6, 2006 3:37 PM
OK. 

Name the USAAF pilot who was a lieutenant and stationed in the USSR when Pearl Harbor happened and was a full colonel and in command of a fighter group a little over a year later.  He was in Russia because he was considered and expert on the P-40 and was there to help the Red Air Force pilots learn the new fighter as well as testing out reasembled P-40s as they were reassembled after shipment.

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Posted by rudy_102 on Friday, January 6, 2006 3:39 PM
 T_Terrific wrote:
 RemcoGrob wrote:

please stop shouting and open your own topic!Sign - Off Topic!! [#offtopic]Disapprove [V]

I agree. This is not the "Aircraft help forum", and your obtrusive manner is only going to aggrivate others more then getting you the help you are seeking.

As Remco suggests, it is very simple to start your own "string", and then you will not have to pick through other posts to see if you get your answer. Also, until it is answered, it will have the special catagory of "Unanswered topics", and that will get you more of the attention you need then your oversize lettering.

OK? Cowboy [C):-)]

 

Dp ypu think I'd budge in like this if i knew how to open a forum?

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Posted by rudy_102 on Friday, January 6, 2006 3:40 PM

how do you open a forum?

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Posted by wdolson2 on Friday, January 6, 2006 4:21 PM
 rudy_102 wrote:

how do you open a forum?



I think what they mean is open a new topic in the forum.  You do this by going back to the main forum page for aircraft.  You can go there by clicking on the word "Aircraft" in the line at the top of this page that says: FineScale.com Forums >> Modeling Subjects >> Aircraft.

Once you are on the main aircraft page, there is a button near the top of the page labeled "Post".  You can start your own topic there.  I'm sure that some people can help you with your problem.  If the subject line gives a nutshell of the problem, people who may know will be drawn to your thread.

In case you don't realize it, when people refer to "shouting", they are talking about the size of font you used.  The size of the font you use is usually considered how loud you're "talking".  So using a large font (or all caps)  is the equivalent to shouting to most veterans of the internet.

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Posted by rangerj on Friday, January 6, 2006 5:47 PM
Bill, I know I read this somewhere, like Wings or Air Power, but old timers if kicking me tonight. Are we talking about Gabreski?
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Posted by yardbird78 on Friday, January 6, 2006 7:35 PM

 wdolson2 wrote:
OK. 

Name the USAAF pilot who was a lieutenant and stationed in the USSR when Pearl Harbor happened and was a full colonel and in command of a fighter group a little over a year later.  He was in Russia because he was considered and expert on the P-40 and was there to help the Red Air Force pilots learn the new fighter as well as testing out reasembled P-40s as they were reassembled after shipment.Bill

Colonel Hubert "Hub" Zemke

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Posted by wdolson2 on Friday, January 6, 2006 9:57 PM
 yardbird78 wrote:

 wdolson2 wrote:
OK. 

Name the USAAF pilot who was a lieutenant and stationed in the USSR when Pearl Harbor happened and was a full colonel and in command of a fighter group a little over a year later.  He was in Russia because he was considered and expert on the P-40 and was there to help the Red Air Force pilots learn the new fighter as well as testing out reasembled P-40s as they were reassembled after shipment.Bill

Colonel Hubert "Hub" Zemke

Darwin, O.F. Alien [alien]



Zempke is was.  rangerj had the right fighter group. :)

Your turn.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 7, 2006 12:31 AM

First, I would like to say that this trivia thing is cool. Secondly, if I may regress, I thought the German fighter that was the record breaker but sadly, not produced in any numbers was the Heinkel HE 100, not the Me 209.  Gunna find my copy of Warplanes of the Luftwaffe.

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Posted by yardbird78 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 12:32 AM

There was one man who was a crew member on both the Enola Gay and Bock's Car for the two atomic bomb missions of August 1945.  What was his name, crew position and why was he on both crews?

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Posted by wdolson2 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:50 AM
 phantomtom wrote:

First, I would like to say that this trivia thing is cool. Secondly, if I may regress, I thought the German fighter that was the record breaker but sadly, not produced in any numbers was the Heinkel HE 100, not the Me 209.  Gunna find my copy of Warplanes of the Luftwaffe.



I think the key element was it's record winning status.  The He-100 was designed as a fighter, and it was a high performer as a fighter, but the Me-209 was originally developed to be as fast as possible and did set speed records.

The He-100 did see new life in Japan.  The Tony was based on a couple of examples Germany sold to Japan before the invasion of the USSR.

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Posted by Matt90 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 10:04 AM
That was Lieutenant Jacob Beser, the radar countermeasures guy. He was on both missions because he was responsible for the radar-timing device on the bomb that set off the fuse, and also making sure that no Japanese frequencies were operating on the bomb's trigger frequency.

OK, what plane was the first to fly a full tour (25 missions) over Europe?
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Posted by rangerj on Saturday, January 7, 2006 11:59 AM
I think it was a B-17 named the Memphis Belle.
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Posted by davros on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:01 PM
Wasn't it 'HELLS ANGELS'. I think Memphis Belle was the first to manage this with her  original crew though.
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Posted by Matt90 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:11 PM
Yep, bang on, I'll have to rack my brain more. Hell's Angels is correct.
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Posted by rudy_102 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:25 PM
 wdolson2 wrote:
 rudy_102 wrote:

how do you open a forum?



I think what they mean is open a new topic in the forum.  You do this by going back to the main forum page for aircraft.  You can go there by clicking on the word "Aircraft" in the line at the top of this page that says: FineScale.com Forums >> Modeling Subjects >> Aircraft.

Once you are on the main aircraft page, there is a button near the top of the page labeled "Post".  You can start your own topic there.  I'm sure that some people can help you with your problem.  If the subject line gives a nutshell of the problem, people who may know will be drawn to your thread.

In case you don't realize it, when people refer to "shouting", they are talking about the size of font you used.  The size of the font you use is usually considered how loud you're "talking".  So using a large font (or all caps)  is the equivalent to shouting to most veterans of the internet.

Bill

 

Thanks for the help, man.

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Posted by davros on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:34 PM

 Matt90 wrote:
Yep, bang on, I'll have to rack my brain more. Hell's Angels is correct.

 

I guess that means I have to come up with a question. Okay; a nice simple one then: in the 1930s what navigational error led to a pilot gaining an interesting nickname?

 

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Posted by roadkill_275 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:43 PM
That would be "Wrongway" Corrigan I think?
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Posted by davros on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:50 PM

Sure is. Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan who flew frrom New York to Ireland instead of going to California.

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Explorers_Record_Setters_and_Daredevils/corrigan/EX16.htm

 

Your turn now.

 

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Posted by roadkill_275 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 1:56 PM

The only one I can come up with on the spur of the moment.

 

What aircraft was designed in the late 1930s with the mission of launching from the Continental US with the goal of a round trip bombing mission to Europe?

 

I know this is too easy but it was the best I could think of at the moment.

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Posted by Matt90 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 2:34 PM
The B-36
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Posted by Allen109 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 2:42 PM
I'm gonna throw out the Spruce Goose. I don't know the original designation from Hughes.
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Posted by roadkill_275 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 2:54 PM

 Matt90 wrote:
The B-36

 

You got it. The floor is now yours.

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Posted by Matt90 on Saturday, January 7, 2006 4:03 PM
Name the man who was forced down in a B-17 in the Pacific and survived, along with six others, in a raft for two weeks. Hint: Washington's home.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 7, 2006 4:08 PM
Well, one of them was Eddie Rickenbacker, but I don't know whatt that has to do with Mt. Vernon...

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 7, 2006 4:11 PM
On, wait, yes I do...Vernon was his middle name.

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