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Old 04-17-2010, 07:54 PM
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This is why I hate google and bing. Type in the question and boom... there is the answer. No real knowledge required. I liked it when we actually had to do research!


The MiG-3 is quite a nice bird. Had it actually been used for what it was designed...
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:03 PM
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Ernie P good guess the board is all yours. I agree Evel, bing and Google make it to easy
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Mig 3 at the Mesa 8th AF rally
IMO those search engines are pretty good as the day of having one's own library are few . I know I've been collecting books on aviation (mainly Me 262 & F4U)for over 55 years and still missing a few .
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ORIGINAL: Ram-bro

Ernie P good guess the board is all yours. I agree Evel, bing and Google make it to easy
Thank you, Sir.

What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:06 PM
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Curtiss P-36 or Brewster Buffalo
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:21 PM
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Curtiss P-36 or Brewster Buffalo
Maybe a good answer, but not the one for which I am looking. Thanks; Ernie P.
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ORIGINAL: Evil_Merlin

This is why I hate google and bing. Type in the question and boom... there is the answer. No real knowledge required. I liked it when we actually had to do research!


The MiG-3 is quite a nice bird. Had it actually been used for what it was designed...
I saw a Mig 3 at our local yearly airshow, year before last. An impressive bird; and an awesome sound. Thanks; Ernie P.
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how about the F4Phanthom....we did nt specify WW2 did we?
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:58 PM
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The reason I picked the Mig 3 is I will maiden mine this yr.....hopefully. Evel and I have had a running post on Mig 3s for a while now. That was why I ....excluded him from my question.
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how about the F4Phanthom....we did nt specify WW2 did we?
No time period has been specified for our questions. I'm not aware the F4 was flown by both sides in a conflict; although I suppose the 1973 Yom Kippur War might qualify. But again, not the answer I seek. Thanks; Ernie P.
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help a brother out with a clue, I am thinkin out the box here and I will say the DC 3
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ernie P.


ORIGINAL: Ram-bro

Ernie P good guess the board is all yours. I agree Evel, bing and Google make it to easy
Thank you, Sir.

What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Thanks; Ernie P.
What theater of operation ? what war?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:18 PM
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Well the P-51... the Germans DID use them in combat against the US. And the Swiss used them.

Then we could say much the same about the Bf 109.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:40 PM
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Evel, this is a pretty open question, were all scratching our heads on this one. I am sure any plane that was captued would qualify
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:49 AM
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Well Google can work two ways... use it to find an answer to your question and then disguise it to make it harder for the next googler to find. Google your own question and see how easy it is to find. An answer is very easy to find if you give a lot of text that appears in an on-line article.

SO, use counter-measures... give less not more... maybe concentrate on something that is not first, fastest, or largest... everyone goes for those.

Given enough clues, it is impossible not to find it on the internet... as to not being research... I disagree, just because you open a book does not make it any more research... but our views are different on this point. As I am searching, I am also retaining knowledge. Same process, different methods... I have really come to like wikipedia and all their aircraft articles... I spend more time reading about aircraft, not less. Someone has spent a lot of time putting up information there.


ORIGINAL: Evil_Merlin

This is why I hate google and bing. Type in the question and boom... there is the answer. No real knowledge required. I liked it when we actually had to do research!


The MiG-3 is quite a nice bird. Had it actually been used for what it was designed...
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ORIGINAL: Ernie P.


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Ernie P good guess the board is all yours. I agree Evel, bing and Google make it to easy
Thank you, Sir.

What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Thanks; Ernie P.
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No one has made even a close guess. Sorry to be so circumspect; but I'm trying to parcel out the clues so as to challenge you. I'll continue until one of you goes "Aha"! I am NOT talking about captured planes when I say it was flown by both sides in combat.

What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Second hint: It was initially considered to be pretty much a failure; as its early models were clearly inferior to other designs produced by its host country. After use in combat, it was withdrawn as being unsatisfactory in performance. Only when redesigned, and assigned to a new role, did it prove successful.

Third hint: Both civilian and military versions were produced; and both versions were sold to, and produced by, other nations.


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Not a fighter if civie versions existed.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:02 PM
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that is why I sai dthe dc3 or better yet, dc1 and dc2 versions. I am racking my brain over this one.
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What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Second hint: It was initially considered to be pretty much a failure; as its early models were clearly inferior to other designs produced by its host country. After use in combat, it was withdrawn as being unsatisfactory in performance. Only when redesigned, and assigned to a new role, did it prove successful.

Third hint: Both civilian and military versions were produced; and both versions were sold to, and produced by, other nations.

Fourth hint: Once the plane was redesigned, it was considered to be almost invulnerable.

Fifth hint: It served through two wars.


Thanks; Ernie P.


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Old 04-18-2010, 05:03 PM
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What warbird am I describing?

First hint: It was flown by both opposing sides, in wartime, as well as serving in several neutral air forces.

Second hint: It was initially considered to be pretty much a failure; as its early models were clearly inferior to other designs produced by its host country. After use in combat, it was withdrawn as being unsatisfactory in performance. Only when redesigned, and assigned to a new role, did it prove successful.

Third hint: Both civilian and military versions were produced; and both versions were sold to, and produced by, other nations.

Fourth hint: Once the plane was redesigned, it was considered to be almost invulnerable.

Fifth hint: It served through two wars.

Sixth hint: It was in service for more than 20 years.


Thanks; Ernie P.


PS: You guys are 'way overthinking this thing. The third and fourth hints alone should put you close to the right answer. Tnx; EP
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Fifth hint: It served through two wars.

'Wars' or World Wars?
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:05 PM
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How about the T-6 Texan.

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Old 04-18-2010, 06:07 PM
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This is reallllly stretching and I doubt its right but here goes a guess...

How about the B-29 Superfortress?


Hint 1: The Soviets made the Tu-4 copy of the Superfortress

Hint 2: B-29s had high losses when first used in high altitude daylight bombing. They were a lot more sucessfull when we stripped all the defensive guns and used them for low level night incendiary raids.

Hint 3: The civilian "version" of the B-29 was the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser airliner. I know the Brits operated the B-29 and Stratocruisers were sold to many countries. The soviets sold Tu-4s to China.

Hint 4: WWII and Korea

Hint 5: The last B-50 Superfortresses were retired in 1960


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