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02-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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That's good news. I saw one flying P-38 at a...

That's good news. I saw one flying P-38 at a small private museum in southern California; another at a museum near (I believe) Wright-Patterson AFB; another a couple of times at the Culpeper, VA...
02-07-2019, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; I'm pretty sure their are several P-38's...

Sir; I'm pretty sure their are several P-38's flying today and for at least the past several years. I know I've seen at least a couple of them. Thanks; Ernie P.
02-07-2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Well done, Sir! An outstanding question! And...

Well done, Sir! An outstanding question! And congratulations to Top_Gunn for figuring it out. I've been hanging back a bit because I will be tied up for several days starting this weekend. Now: let's...
01-31-2019, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Interesting how many "best and second best"...

Interesting how many "best and second best" pairings there were. How about the Bristol Beaufort/Beaufighter? Thanks; Ernie P.


Answer: Bristol Beaufort/Beaufighter The Bristol Beaufort...
01-31-2019, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

I'm not at all sure the last clue didn't blow my...

I'm not at all sure the last clue didn't blow my next line of thought all over the place, but I was thinking about the F-5, which was thought of as a rival to the F-16 when it came to the export...
01-30-2019, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Yeah, but we've already had the P-51 ruled out. I...

Yeah, but we've already had the P-51 ruled out. I have really been thinking about the Fw-190. It meets all the clues; although I'm not sure anyone ever really thought the Me-109 was superior. Thanks;...
01-30-2019, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

The last clue immediately brings two planes to...

The last clue immediately brings two planes to mind; the P-47 and the P-38. Thanks; Ernie P.
01-30-2019, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

And maybe that's why the B-24 is considered...

And maybe that's why the B-24 is considered "second best". Well, that and the hydraulic control of the flight surfaces, which wasn't as robust as the cable system in the B-17. And maybe that the B-24...
01-30-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Okay; how about the B-24? When compared with the...

Okay; how about the B-24? When compared with the B-17, it is often considered "second best", but it carried more bombload, and flew faster and farther. Thanks; Ernie P.
01-29-2019, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; I certainly don't think this is the answer,...

Sir; I certainly don't think this is the answer, but let's get it out of the way. How about the Mustang? The early Mustangs (Called Mustang Mark I by the Brits) were designed for a different role...
01-28-2019, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Agreed, Sir. I wasn't actually thinking about...

Agreed, Sir. I wasn't actually thinking about "second best" as being a comparison with enemy fighters; rather an aircraft often ignored because there was a slightly better friendly aircraft being...
01-28-2019, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

If ever an airplane was defined as being good,...

If ever an airplane was defined as being good, but second best, it has to be the Hawker Hurricane. Thanks; Ernie P.


The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the...
01-24-2019, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Cris; you've been paying attention and I think...

Cris; you've been paying attention and I think you have the idea. I'll take a long shot, which may not meet the number of users specified. Thanks; Ernie P.

Answer: The B-25 Mitchell Role
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01-23-2019, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; you nailed it!! Congratulations and you are...

Sir; you nailed it!! Congratulations and you are now up. You get to ask the next question; and we await your turn in the pitcher's box. Fire away! Thanks; Ernie P.

The Fokker C.1 was essentially a...
01-23-2019, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-22-2019, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-22-2019, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was...
01-22-2019, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Gentlemen; the clues have already become pretty...

Gentlemen; the clues have already become pretty much "revealing". IOW, dead giveaways or pretty close. There are only a few clues left; and I know some of you must have solved this a while ago....
01-21-2019, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-21-2019, 09:14 AM
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Views: 774,447
Posted By Ernie P.

Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-21-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16,935
Views: 774,447
Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-20-2019, 07:54 AM
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Views: 774,447
Posted By Ernie P.

Ah, but what aircraft, Sir? I'm going to award a...

Ah, but what aircraft, Sir? I'm going to award a bonus clue because your response surprised me, Sparky. I had pretty much decided I wasn't going to get a response on the weekend, based on recent...
01-20-2019, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sunday clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Sunday clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually in...
01-19-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
01-18-2019, 05:18 PM
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Views: 774,447
Posted By Ernie P.

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P. What...

Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was one of those which just missed service in the war in which it was designed.

2. It was actually...
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