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Old 09-18-2017, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Gee, how about a few more clues, just for good measure:
1) This plane had a very distinctive shape
2) This plane had a crew of two(not four like my beloved Prowlers)
3) This plane had a single engine, using the same engine as several other more famous aircraft
4) This plane had a flaw in it's design that resulted in it's being assigned to a different type of combat mission than it was originally planned to perform
5) This plane, like the big four engine bombers, was flown by a pilot who was, more or less, just a chauffeur for the other crewman, the person that really "took care of business"
6) This plane, initially, took heavy losses in combat. It's mission change ended the huge losses issue and made it a viable combat aircraft
7) From this plane's deployment to it's mission change, only 9 months had elapsed
8) Even with the mission change, this plane was only used in combat for 3 years
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I had intended to sit this one out, but I just don't seem to be able to resist a good question. How about the turret fighters; either the Boulton Paul Defiant, or it's Fleet Air Arm counterpart, the Blackburn Roc? Thanks; Ernie P.

The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns, a concept successfully used in the First World War-era Bristol F.2 Fighter and also implemented by the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc.In combat, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective at its intended task of destroying bombers but was vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more manoeuvrable, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters.

The lack of forward-firing armament proved to be a great weakness in daylight combat and its potential was realised only when it was converted to
night fighting
. It was supplanted in the night fighter role by the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito. The Defiant found use in gunnery training, target towing, electronic countermeasures and air-sea rescue. Among RAF pilots it had the nickname "Daffy".


The Blackburn B-25 Roc was a BritishSecond World War-era Fleet Air Armfighter aircraft designed by Blackburn Aircraft Ltd. It took its name from the mythical bird of the tales of the Arabian Nights, the Roc. Derived from the Blackburn Skua and developed in parallel, the Roc had its armament in a turret. The Roc came to be viewed as inferior to existing aircraft such as the Skua and the type had only brief front line service.
Old 09-18-2017, 11:30 AM
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And the Defiant it is. So , what gave it away, just out of curiosity?
Time to go over the clues:
1) This plane had a very distinctive shape The turret gave the plane a "camel-backed" appearance
2) This plane had a crew of two(not four like my beloved Prowlers) It was manned by a pilot and turret gunner
3) This plane had a single engine, using the same engine as several other more famous aircraft It was powered by the Merlin
4) This plane had a flaw in it's design that resulted in it's being assigned to a different type of combat mission than it was originally planned to perform Lack of forward firing fixed guns made the plane an easy mark for the German ME/BF-109 pilots when attacking from the front
5) This plane, like the big four engine bombers, was flown by a pilot who was, more or less, just a chauffeur for the other crewman, the person that really "took care of business" The "big four engine bombers" were the Lancaster, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator, narrowing down the search to WWII
6) This plane, initially, took heavy losses in combat. It's mission change ended the huge losses issue and made it a viable combat aircraft It was converted to a night fighter
7) From this plane's deployment to it's mission change, only 9 months had elapsed It was deployed to front line squadrons in December 1939 and pulled from service the first time in August 1940
8) Even with the mission change, this plane was only used in combat for 3 years It was finally retired from combat in 1942 though some were used through the war to pull airborne targets or drop life boats in the air/sea rescue role

I guess this means Ernie's up

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
And the Defiant it is. So , what gave it away, just out of curiosity?
Time to go over the clues:
1) This plane had a very distinctive shape The turret gave the plane a "camel-backed" appearance
2) This plane had a crew of two(not four like my beloved Prowlers) It was manned by a pilot and turret gunner
3) This plane had a single engine, using the same engine as several other more famous aircraft It was powered by the Merlin
4) This plane had a flaw in it's design that resulted in it's being assigned to a different type of combat mission than it was originally planned to perform Lack of forward firing fixed guns made the plane an easy mark for the German ME/BF-109 pilots when attacking from the front
5) This plane, like the big four engine bombers, was flown by a pilot who was, more or less, just a chauffeur for the other crewman, the person that really "took care of business" The "big four engine bombers" were the Lancaster, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator, narrowing down the search to WWII
6) This plane, initially, took heavy losses in combat. It's mission change ended the huge losses issue and made it a viable combat aircraft It was converted to a night fighter
7) From this plane's deployment to it's mission change, only 9 months had elapsed It was deployed to front line squadrons in December 1939 and pulled from service the first time in August 1940
8) Even with the mission change, this plane was only used in combat for 3 years It was finally retired from combat in 1942 though some were used through the war to pull airborne targets or drop life boats in the air/sea rescue role

I guess this means Ernie's up
Hydro Junkie; To answer your question, the first four clues started to narrow the field. The fifth question locked it in. I held off answering, but you already know how weak I am. I'll have something tomorrow. Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 09-18-2017, 10:35 PM
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Ernie, that's what I had hoped would happen. I only had another day or two and I would have had to turn this one over to someone else to finish. Glad my plan worked and that you liked the quiz
Old 09-19-2017, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Ernie, that's what I had hoped would happen. I only had another day or two and I would have had to turn this one over to someone else to finish. Glad my plan worked and that you liked the quiz
Hydro Junkie; I definitely liked it. And that clue was like snapping a fly in front of a hungry trout. Good job. Thanks; Ernie P.

This one should be pretty easy. I rejected my first thought, because it would be too hard; simply not available from Google. The next one didn't have much info available. This is my third choice and it should be pretty easy for this group of experts. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.
Old 09-19-2017, 06:38 PM
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Okay, let's get the obvious out of the way:
T-6 Texan/AT-6 Harvard
Old 09-19-2017, 07:18 PM
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Hydro Junkie; you may consider that aircraft to be out of the way. But you did earn another clue with your participation. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:
1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.
Old 09-20-2017, 01:43 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?Clues:
1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.
Old 09-20-2017, 10:51 AM
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And yet another clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?

Clues:
1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.
Old 09-20-2017, 11:02 PM
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How about the SBC Helldiver?
Old 09-21-2017, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
How about the SBC Helldiver?
Hydro Junkie; I don't think the Helldiver qualifies as a trainer. But here's another clue to narrow your search. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:
1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.
Old 09-21-2017, 01:17 PM
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An evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.
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pt-17
Old 09-21-2017, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ram-bro View Post
pt-17
Not the Stearman, Ram-bro; although the Stearman is still a great plane. My bride and I have both been up in one recently. You're more than twenty years off; but here's another clue to help out. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.
Old 09-22-2017, 01:36 AM
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its a small telescope lol
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Originally Posted by daniberry View Post
its a small telescope lol
Sorry, Sir; but you're a bit off base. Maybe this will help. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.
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Another clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?

Clues:
1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.

12. Earlier models had wings of equal span; though later models had extensions to the top wing.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.

12. Earlier models had wings of equal span; though later models had extensions to the top wing.

13. Main landing gear had four wheels.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.

12. Earlier models had wings of equal span; though later models had extensions to the top wing.

13. Main landing gear had four wheels.

14. Twin rudders.
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had to have been the wright model B
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Originally Posted by Ram-bro View Post
had to have been the wright model B
Nah; you missed the mark on that answer. But here's a bonus clue for trying, Ram-bro. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.

12. Earlier models had wings of equal span; though later models had extensions to the top wing.

13. Main landing gear had four wheels.

14. Twin rudders.

15. Four parallel beams.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This aircraft was primarily utilized as a trainer.

2. It was often referred to by a particular name; although that name properly belonged to an earlier model of the plane.

3. The first aircraft of this type was actually purchased by the navy.

4. Used by both the army and navy.

5. A high scoring ace was trained on, among others, this aircraft.

6. He was in the navy.

7. More than 100 were produced; quite a number for the time.

8. Tandem seating.

9. Early experiments with firing a machine gun utilized this aircraft.

10. In earlier models of this aircraft, seating was a bit Spartan.

11. This model provided a nacelle, where the instructor and student still sat side by side.

12. Earlier models had wings of equal span; though later models had extensions to the top wing.

13. Main landing gear had four wheels.

14. Twin rudders.

15. Four parallel beams.

16. Two from each wing.

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