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Old 01-27-2010, 02:03 PM
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Default Knowledge Quiz for Warbird wiz

Alright guys, over the winter this forum became a little dry and some of the posts heated.

Time for some fun and knowledge.

How it works:

First question – How many blades had an F6F-5 Hellcat Propeller (for an example) – Then it’s your turn to answer. Then who ever asked the question name the next guy who asks the next question – and so forth.

Rules:
Only warbird related questions model or full scale.
Two part questions are allowed.
The time limit between announced winner and your question is 24hrs

Rule change Feb 26 2010

Alright here is my question:
Question #1
What is that and for what is it for?
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:38 PM
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It looks like a vacuum generator for vacuum powered flight instruments. Just my guess.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:49 PM
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Sorry nope
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:23 PM
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G-Pete,

It's a Flash surpressor for either a machine gun or cannon. Primarily used on night fighters, RAF Lanc gunners had them on their browning 303 machine guns to prevent blindness when firing the guns.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:24 PM
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Is it from a planes engine or fueling system?
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:25 PM
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It's a blast tube for the nose of a P-38M night fighter.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:28 PM
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Its a flash supressor for a .50 Cal Machine gun

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: G-Pete

Alright guys, over the winter this forum became a little dry and some of the posts heated.

Time for some fun and knowledge.

How it works:

First question – How many blades had an F6F-5 Hellcat Propeller (for an example) – Then it’s your turn to answer. Then who ever asked the question name the next guy who asks the next question – and so forth.

Rules:
Only warbird related questions model or full scale.
You can only ask 3 times a question (otherwise we get asked only from LDM, Chat Veich, Evil Merlin and all those guys)
Two part questions are allowed.
Number your question.


Alright here is my question:
Question #1
What is that and for what is it for?
It's a velocity stack!
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:51 PM
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Its a flash supressor for a .50 Cal Machine gun for an Fokerwolf bf-190
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:07 PM
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The flash supressor is for the Browning M2 .50 Cal Machine gun.

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ORIGINAL: RCGuy41
G-Pete,
It's a Flash surpressor for either a machine gun or cannon. Primarily used on night fighters, RAF Lanc gunners had them on their browning 303 machine guns to prevent blindness when firing the guns.
Alright Bradley - you are the first with the right answer - this one fits 303, .30 and the .50 cal. The 20mm had larger ones.
We looking forward to your question...
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G-Pete,

Thanks, I have a good one.

1. Name this engine
2. Name an aircraft that had this engine installed in
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 AM
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Looks to be an Allison V-1710 used in such airplanes as the P-38, P-40 and others

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:39 AM
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Dave,

You are correct on both counts, the other aircraft were the P-51A and P-39. You get to ask the next question.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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THIS IS AN Allison V-1710-89/91 TO 12 cz. for P-38 P-39 P-40 AND P-63K
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:12 PM
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Name this engine and at least one aircraft it powered.

Hint: it wasn't a P-51
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Dave,

You gave away the engine, it's a BMW-801 which went into the best German fighter the FW-190. The engine also went into different junkers aircraft to include Messerschmitt, Dornier, and Heinkle aircraft.
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Good one Brad, your next.

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Old 01-28-2010, 01:18 PM
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O.K.,

I have an RC question; During WWII what was the largest radio controlled aircraft?
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:38 PM
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Boeing B-17 Stuka Jon
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:00 PM
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Jon,

Take the bull by the horns, your answer is correct; please sir, the next question is yours.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:53 PM
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What member from a famous family was killed arming a radio controled B-17 during WWII
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:06 PM
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:16 PM
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I always thought it was an RC B-24 he was killed in. I guess I will have to up-date my brain on that one.
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Ampeater I guess your up. Think up a good one Stuka Jon
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