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Old 01-06-2014, 05:44 PM
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OK, lets give this a shot. I thought I had a good one all set to go for test pilot between 1940-45, developing aircraft flown by US military. Held many records including speed and altitude, but they were kept unofficial due to the war. Decided it might not be considered warbird related enough, so I shelved it for now.

This one might be a little too easy, but here it goes!

1. This aircraft was designed as a long range escort
2. Has twin engines
3. Was produced in large numbers for WWII

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:06 PM
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SWAG..... Charles Lindburg And P38
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:57 PM
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Sorry uncljoe

1. This aircraft was designed as a long range escort
2. Has twin engines
3. Was produced in large numbers for WWII
4. Also used as a night fighter

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:20 AM
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Morning clue


1. This aircraft was designed as a long range escort
2. Has twin engines
3. Was produced in large numbers for WWII
4. Also used as a night fighter
5. She is a tail tragger

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:03 AM
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Afternoon clue


1. This aircraft was designed as a long range escort
2. Has twin engines
3. Was produced in large numbers for WWII
4. Also used as a night fighter
5. She is a tail dragger
6. Flown by multiple countries, including the US

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:10 PM
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Hum… That sounds like it could be a
de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:24 PM
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Hum… That sounds like it could be a
de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito.
Good guess, but sorry

Next Clue

1. This aircraft was designed as a long range escort
2. Has twin engines
3. Was produced in large numbers for WWII
4. Also used as a night fighter
5. She is a tail dragger
6. Flown by multiple countries, including the US
7. Most aircraft were fitted with radial engines, but some were fitted with V-12s

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:52 PM
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OK here is another stab at it.
Westland Whirlwind

wait edit that, it has to be the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:04 PM
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OK here is another stab at it.
Westland Whirlwind

wait edit that, it has to be the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter
You are correct, the answer is the Bristol Beaufighter

Sekhet has the floor!

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:55 PM
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OK I hope I can make this a stumper. Here are the first three clues.

1. This aircraft was used as a primary trainer between 1932 and 1959.
2. It used an inverted 4-cylinder inline, 130 hp engine for power.
3. During World War II it was used by the militaries of allied nations and the military of at least one axis nation.

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:37 PM
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I'll give it a shot, Tiger Moth?
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:47 PM
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I'll give it a shot, Tiger Moth?
That was my thought as well, but I wasn't sure about the engine horsepower and axis use.

I'm interested in seeing the answer on this one!!

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That was my thought as well, but I wasn't sure about the engine horsepower and axis use.

I'm interested in seeing the answer on this one!!

Ken
The clues fit, but that doesn't mean anything. Mr Wikipedia says the Tiger Moth II, or DH 82A had a de Havilland Gipsy Major I engine (130 hp), and that Germany did have a few.

We will see

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Old 01-08-2014, 06:58 AM
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Outstanding! Tiger Moth is correct!

Just a side note, the next clue would have been: Although most variants were built as open cockpits some were built with canopies.

Mike, you’re back on deck!

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Outstanding! Tiger Moth is correct!

Just a side note, the next clue would have been: Although most variants were built as open cockpits some were built with canopies.

Mike, you’re back on deck!

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Too easy!

The DH.82C's used in Canada had canopies, metal struts, cockpit heat, brakes and a tailwheel. That way they could train for more than 5 months of the year. I prefer British Moths tho'.. here's my scale model.



Love this thread. Just found it.. after the Tiger Moth question darnit!
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Outstanding! Tiger Moth is correct!

Just a side note, the next clue would have been: Although most variants were built as open cockpits some were built with canopies.

Mike, you’re back on deck!

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I totally missed it when I was looking at the Tiger Moth. What Axis country used the Tiger Moth???

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I totally missed it when I was looking at the Tiger Moth. What Axis country used the Tiger Moth???

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Germany
At least that's what Wikipedia says!

Guys, I don't have a question ready, if one of you has one ready to go, please feel free!
If not, I'll come up with one tonight

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And apparently the Turks disguised them as Rumpler C.V's and used them during the Arab revolt.

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I'll throw one in to the mix, forgive me if it is too easy.

Several WWII documentaries annoyingly use file footage of this aircraft instead of the Fi-103.
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I'll throw one in to the mix, forgive me if it is too easy.

Several WWII documentaries annoyingly use file footage of this aircraft instead of the Fi-103.
I don't know the answer, but going to take a guess. Since we are talking documentaries, Hollywood wouldn't have been tryiing to make other aircraft look like a VI, so I'm going to guess the documentary film makers might have used V-2 footage by mistake

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:16 AM
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I'll throw one in to the mix, forgive me if it is too easy.

Several WWII documentaries annoyingly use file footage of this aircraft instead of the Fi-103.
I actually think I remember a couple documentaries using the ME-163 Comet for this... but I'm pretty vague here
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:21 AM
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Nope. The Fi-103 is the Buzz Bomb, no mistaking it for a V-2 or Komet..
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My first guess would be the Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) rocket powered human-guided anti-shipping kamikaze attack plane.
United States sailors gave the aircraft the nickname, “Baka”, (Japanese for "fool" or "idiot")

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he-162 then? I knew the comet wouldn't be mistaken for one, just mis-remembered something there
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