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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz


    ORIGINAL: JohnnyS

    And you're right! (It's hard to keep ErnieP guessing for long.)



    You're up.

    Thank you, Sir; for the compliment. I'll make this a softball question. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    The Gloster Meteor?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz


    ORIGINAL: SimonCraig1

    The Gloster Meteor?

    Ooohhh.... Really good thinking and a really good answer, SimonCraig1. Not the answer I want, but an excellent attempt. See if this helps. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    FW-190D9   ?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    He-162

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    P-51H?
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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Bearcat?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Some very good, though not correct, answers. This next clue should help. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    A mid-morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    F-86D?
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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    F8F BEARCAT?
    Fleet Brotherhood #5
    Half A Wing, Three Engines and A Prayer

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Convair B-36?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Nice to see such active involvement, but no correct answers thus far. Let's see if this next clue helps. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Vulcan....or any of the other V Bombers?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Lets try the other side of the Iron Curtain the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz


    ORIGINAL: SimonCraig1

    Lets try the other side of the Iron Curtain the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)?

    No, but this may help. Hint: The atomic bomb wasn't the only "new type of weapon" to come out of WWII. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

    (6) It was twin engine.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    A3 Skywarrior ?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz


    ORIGINAL: pilotal

    A3 Skywarrior ?

    No, Sir; but you've earned another clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

    (6) It was twin engine.

    (7) Three versions were produced; a day fighter, a night fighter, and a ground attack fighter. Most types produced were ground attack. A high altitude prototype was also produced.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    Northrop F-89 Scorpion?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    F7F tigercat?

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    No correct answers thus far. Here's a nighttime clue. There seems to be a common theme with most of the answers. And, it's the wrong theme. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

    (6) It was twin engine.

    (7) Three versions were produced; a day fighter, a night fighter, and a ground attack fighter. Most types produced were ground attack. A high altitude prototype was also produced.

    (8) Only two of the high altitude prototype versions were produced. These had pressurized cabins.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    A Japanese plane, in anticipation of the Mainland invasion? have no idea of the type.
    obsessed Stuka D3 nut

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz


    ORIGINAL: tunakuts3d

    A Japanese plane, in anticipation of the Mainland invasion? have no idea of the type.
    Now you're getting warmer. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

    (6) It was twin engine.

    (7) Three versions were produced; a day fighter, a night fighter, and a ground attack fighter. Most types produced were ground attack. A high altitude prototype was also produced.

    (8) Only two of the high altitude prototype versions were produced. These had pressurized cabins.

    (9) Only two of the night fighter variants were produced.

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    RE: Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

    ORIGINAL: pilotal

    Kawasaki Ki-45 ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Ki-45

    No, Sir; but you're on the right track. The Ki-45 saw considerable combat. This warbird did not. Thanks; Ernie P.


    Question: What warbird do I describe?

    Clues:

    (1) This aircraft saw very little, if any, actual combat, despite being the best of its type available.

    (2) It was available in fairly substantial numbers.

    (3) It was being held in reserve for an event which never occured.

    (4) It was to wield a new type of weapon.

    (5) The necessity of responding strongly to the anticipated event made holding this warbird in reserve an understandable decision.

    (6) It was twin engine.

    (7) Three versions were produced; a day fighter, a night fighter, and a ground attack fighter. Most types produced were ground attack. A high altitude prototype was also produced.

    (8) Only two of the high altitude prototype versions were produced. These had pressurized cabins.

    (9) Only two of the night fighter variants were produced.

    (10) 26 of the day fighter variants were produced. These had 57mm cannons and turbosuperchargers to maintain performance at higher altitudes. A rear 12.7mm rear machine gun was eliminated.


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