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Old 05-12-2019, 06:33 PM
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:41 AM
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:14 AM
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An (early) evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.
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Guys; Tomorrow will be a very long day for me, and I probably won't get to check in for most of the day. So, here's a couple of clues to keep your thought processes churning. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.
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Today's clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.
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Everytime I think I have it figured out I end up eliminating my choice. Attachment 2264246
Keep digging, Sir. There are a couple of clues mixed in there which are giveaways upon close reflection. And here's yet another clue which may help. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.

24. It was not uncommon for ground crew to simply remove the engine covers, to increase the airflow around the engine cylinders. Later aircraft had a reduced engine cover to produce the same effect.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.

24. It was not uncommon for ground crew to simply remove the engine covers, to increase the airflow around the engine cylinders. Later aircraft had a reduced engine cover to produce the same effect.

25. Different, elongated radiators, fitted along the leading edge of the wing, were tried.
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.

24. It was not uncommon for ground crew to simply remove the engine covers, to increase the airflow around the engine cylinders. Later aircraft had a reduced engine cover to produce the same effect.

25. Different, elongated radiators, fitted along the leading edge of the wing, were tried.

26. One of the early “teething issues” was the fuselage mounted machine guns being located too far forward, making it impossible to clear jams.
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.

24. It was not uncommon for ground crew to simply remove the engine covers, to increase the airflow around the engine cylinders. Later aircraft had a reduced engine cover to produce the same effect.

25. Different, elongated radiators, fitted along the leading edge of the wing, were tried.

26. One of the early “teething issues” was the fuselage mounted machine guns being located too far forward, making it impossible to clear jams.

27. Another was caused by the use of several different sub-contractors producing the aircraft, in addition to the local firm which designed it.
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Question: What warbird do I describe?

Clues:

1. It was designed as a fighter, but spent much of its life in another role.

2. Single engine.

3. Single seat.

4. Our subject aircraft was a development of a prior prototype aircraft.

5. A prototype aircraft not noted for being handsome or handy.

6. In fact, the first prototype crashed, killing its pilot, on its first flight.

7. Modifications were made and three more prototypes prepared.

8. The design of the fuselage featured a rather high seating position for the pilot, which was done to allow increased visibility.

9. Fairings were used to reduce resistance around the cockpit wherever possible.

10. The design of the fuselage was also specifically intended to allow construction by relatively unskilled workers.

11. The initial production versions largely followed the design of the prototypes.

12. The parent company of the manufacturer was located in a foreign country; and this was the first aircraft designed by the subsidiary.

13. The initial production run of the fighters were armed with a single machine gun located above the top wing.

14. Later versions were equipped with two machine guns located along the forward fuselage.

15. Although our subject aircraft was reasonably fast, had excellent flying characteristics and was quite maneuverable, most combat pilots preferred an available foreign design.

16. That preference largely related to some initial design flaws and teething problems. Most of these were corrected in later versions.

17. Nevertheless, our subject aircraft was slowly pushed into a role as a reconnaissance escort aircraft.

18. Several engines, of increasing horsepower, were used in our subject aircraft during its production run.

19. Some of these increases in power necessitated changes in the wing structure.

20. Despite the increasing power available, almost all of the production aircraft used a two bladed propeller.

21. Although a four bladed propeller was used for some aircraft.

22. A car type radiator was used.

23. This may explain persistent issues with overheating of the engine.

24. It was not uncommon for ground crew to simply remove the engine covers, to increase the airflow around the engine cylinders. Later aircraft had a reduced engine cover to produce the same effect.

25. Different, elongated radiators, fitted along the leading edge of the wing, were tried.

26. One of the early “teething issues” was the fuselage mounted machine guns being located too far forward, making it impossible to clear jams.

27. Another was caused by the use of several different sub-contractors producing the aircraft, in addition to the local firm which designed it.

28. Some of these contractors tended to use shortcuts when building the aircraft.
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