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Old 01-28-2010, 06:01 PM
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What special bomb was invented in the middle of 1943 to take out German dams, and what plane was used to deliver them?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:38 PM
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I believe it was the Upkeep "bouncing" bomb delivered by the Lancaster bomber.

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Old 01-28-2010, 06:44 PM
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(ex USAAF B-24J 42-110007) The single US Navy BQ-8 detonated prematurely over the Blyth Estuary, England, killing Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. and Lt. Wilford J. Willy. See.. I thought it was a B-24.

Upkeep bouncing bomb, known by the manufacturers as Vickers Type 464, and I think it was dropped from a Avro Lancaster.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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Both right. But it looks like Jeff had to correct the last answer, so who goes next? Jeff or Dave, whoever gets here first ask the next one.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:03 PM
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I bow to your great wisdom Oh mighty one. My humble apology. Stuka Jon
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:03 PM
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How about this? Name the plane.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:16 PM
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We have a Ryan FR Fireball, designed for the US Navy with a hybrid power plant; i.e. radial engine with a jet engine.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:18 PM
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Ryan FR-1 Fireball

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:58 PM
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so true, so true. you are up rcguy41.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:24 AM
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The Westland Whirlwind was a British escort fighter. By the way since I have already answered three questions correctly I'm done after this one.

1. Has this aircraft been made into a RC model?
2. Provide a reference for the rest of us.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:51 AM
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Brad, yes it has been made into an RC model and I have been lucky enough to have been its (this ones) only pilot.
Built from plans by mate Barry who loves this AC and got the plans from the UK.
He extended the wings by 6" and it flys beautifully.
I dont think it is avaliable in a kit though. I would say not.

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:10 AM
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Brad, very good, the Whirlwind is one of those rarely modeled aircraft. There are two gentalmen working on a 1/5 scale Westland Whirlwind on RC scale builder here's the link http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...683&PN=1&TPN=1 you will need to create an account, but no worries it's free to view the build thread. Vance has already built one Westland Whirlwind 1/7 scale with 76" wingspan.

I bow to the man from down under, Brad the next question is your's
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:21 AM
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Thanks mate, and yes I have seen that build a couple of times on that other site. ( I am a member)
Ok, to keep things rolling right along here,,,, being Spitfire mad it has to be a question on them.

So, which earlier marque Spitfire was used as the basis for the prototype Mk XIV airframe?

I hope that is in line with the idea of the thread. I'll be back on tomorrow to see if (how many) anyone got it.

Cheers and thanks for a great thread.

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:40 AM
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Not a big Spit expert ,but I think it was a Mk. VB
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:45 AM
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Sorry stang, not the MkV, although this basic airframe/fuselage did grow into some later marques.

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:57 AM
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I think the XIV was basicly a mark VIII with a Rolls-royce Griffin engine installedl
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:03 AM
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Well done wingspar!!!!!!!
Yes the MkVIII had a some what strengthened fuselage and wing compared to earlier Mk's and had the retractable tail wheel as well. Earlier Griffon engined Spits used some Mk V fuselages but the Mk XIV was a MK VIII.

You have next question my man.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:29 AM
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Name the plane and how many were built??
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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General Motors P-75A. Six.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:37 PM
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Good job TG!!

Your up
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:00 PM
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Well, warbird trivia isn't really my thing. So here's a pretty easy one:

What was the USAAF designation for the navigator-trainer version of the twin Beech?

(And, for extra credit, what Pulitzer-prize-winning WWII novel opens with a scene involving that plane?)
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:08 PM
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AT-11 ,, Extra credit... Catch 22 ??
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:08 PM
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I believe that would be an AT-11. I have had the good fortune to fly a '56 beech 18d. Proof that pigs do fly.

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:13 PM
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OK, guys. I was looking for AT-7, but the AT-11 was also a navigator trainer, so you're both right.

Cozzens' "Guard of Honor" opens with a scene in an AT-7. I think you're both up: both answers at 6:08.
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Ah 7.. 11...close. OK I will go first.. What is the "Meredith Effect" and which plane is it assocated with?
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