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Old 02-08-2019, 08:00 PM
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I believe they had 4 or 5 P-38 at a gathering to do some flying together. So there are "many " flying.
I saw swamp ghost in Nov 17 and I would say that yes I suppose it could be restored but I doubt 5% would be original It has significant corrosion.
They could run the museum for a decade or two for what they would spend on the restoration. I think keeping the museum open and telling the story of ALL the planes is money spent more wisely.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:22 AM
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Today's clue:

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:05 AM
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Today's clue:

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:46 AM
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Today's clue:

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:43 AM
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Today's clue:

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:33 AM
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It sounded like a early Sikorsky but I didn't see it listed.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:39 AM
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Not a Sikorsky, but your guess earns a bonus clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly, This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:25 AM
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Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly, This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.

9. It had a primitive version of an ejection seat.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:48 AM
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How about the HE 162?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:26 AM
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Not the He 162, but a good guess. Here's your bonus clue,

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly, This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.

9. It had a primitive version of an ejection seat.

10. One original survives, but it is not on display. A few museums have replicas, some of which may contain original parts.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:16 AM
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Heinkel He 280?
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:26 AM
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Not the He 280, but another good guess, so here's another bonus clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly, This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.

9. It had a primitive version of an ejection seat.

10. One original survives, but it is not on display. A few museums have replicas, some of which may contain original parts.

11. Takeoff power was enhanced by the use of four solid-fuel rockets, which were jettisoned after their fuel was used up.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:07 AM
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Pretty sure I've got it, but I can't commit to taking the lead at this time. One of my favourites from that category!
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:28 PM
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If you think you know it, put it out there. If you're right, just declare the floor open and all is good
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Old Yesterday, 05:26 AM
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Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly. This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.

9. It had a primitive version of an ejection seat.

10. One original survives, but it is not on display. A few museums have replicas, some of which may contain original parts.

11. Takeoff power was enhanced by the use of four solid-fuel rockets, which were jettisoned after their fuel was used up.

12. Cruise speed was close to 500 miles an hour.
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 AM
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How about the Messerschmitt ME 328
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 AM
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Not the Me 328. Here's your bonus clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. Small, light, and fast.

2. Crew of one.

3. Came along too late in its war to be used in combat.

4. Made in large part of wood.

5. It did not have ailerons.

6. Only one manned flight of this aircraft in its final form was attempted.

7. That attempt did nor succeed. The aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed.

8. Earlier tests, some using an unmanned version and some using glider versions towed aloft by a bomber, had shown it to be easy to fly. This was a necessary quality, because pilots with very limited training were to be used.

9. It had a primitive version of an ejection seat.

10. One original survives, but it is not on display. A few museums have replicas, some of which may contain original parts.

11. Takeoff power was enhanced by the use of four solid-fuel rockets, which were jettisoned after their fuel was used up.

12. Cruise speed was close to 500 miles an hour.

13. It was not a jet.
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Old Yesterday, 12:15 PM
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Okay, I’m thinking it’s the Ba 349 Natter.
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CF105 View Post
Okay, I’m thinking it’s the Ba 349 Natter.
It is indeed the Natter. (Why anyone would name a military aircraft after a mostly harmless set of snakes I don't know.) Here's a link to a site that gives a fair amount of information about it.

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Bachem_Ba_349

The Wikipedia page is pretty complete as well. A number of people seem to have devoted a lot of effort to figuring out how many of these were built and what happened to them in the end, which strikes me as an odd sort of hobby. It was a very interesting aircraft, though.

Well done, CF105.
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Old Today, 08:14 AM
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Thanks! The Natter is probably my favourite “wonder weapon”. All business and plenty of character.

im not able to commit to another quiz just now, so the floor is open.
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Old Today, 08:28 AM
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Alrighty then, I've got one for you all.
Looking for an aircraft:
1) This design only had one flying model built out of two that were constructed.
2) The design had some "out of the box" thinking involved
3) While this design was flown during a war, it never flew a combat mission
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