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Old 11-02-2017, 05:03 PM
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It was indeed the Yak 15, created by combining a Jumo engine and the Yak-3's somewhat modified airframe. One of only two successful attempts to create a production military jet by doing that.The Yak-15 lost a coin toss to determine which Russian jet would be the first to fly, So the MiG-9, which had a BMW engine, got that distinction. But teething troubles delayed the MiG-9's entry into service, so the Yak was the first Russian jet to become operational.

Wikipedia entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-15

I've lost track of the source, but I saw an account of an American pilot in Korea who shot down a North Korean (or maybe Chinese) jet at night and identified it as a Yak-15. But there were no Yak-15s in Korea except perhaps for some being used as conversion trainers, and supposedly the other side's records showed a different jet fighter missing at the time of the shoot-down.

I had been thinking about the Yak-15 as a subject for a quiz even before JohnnyS's quiz on the Yak-3, so it's not entirely a lack of imagination on my part that led to two quizzes in a row on closely related airplanes.
Old 11-02-2017, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Top_Gunn View Post
It was indeed the Yak 15, created by combining a Jumo engine and the Yak-3's somewhat modified airframe. One of only two successful attempts to create a production military jet by doing that.The Yak-15 lost a coin toss to determine which Russian jet would be the first to fly, So the MiG-9, which had a BMW engine, got that distinction. But teething troubles delayed the MiG-9's entry into service, so the Yak was the first Russian jet to become operational.

Wikipedia entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-15

I've lost track of the source, but I saw an account of an American pilot in Korea who shot down a North Korean (or maybe Chinese) jet at night and identified it as a Yak-15. But there were no Yak-15s in Korea except perhaps for some being used as conversion trainers, and supposedly the other side's records showed a different jet fighter missing at the time of the shoot-down.

I had been thinking about the Yak-15 as a subject for a quiz even before JohnnyS's quiz on the Yak-3, so it's not entirely a lack of imagination on my part that led to two quizzes in a row on closely related airplanes.
Thank you, Sir; for a good question. I'll post something tomorrow. Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 11-03-2017, 02:05 AM
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And here we go again. Good luck. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.
Old 11-03-2017, 02:39 AM
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Okay; here we go again. Good luck! Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.
Old 11-03-2017, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I was thinking a Soviet era plane as well, considering they reverse-engineered the B-29 and it's P&W Wasp Majors. The copying was so detailed that everything was included, right down to the P&W logo plates on the front of the engine crank cases. The planes used as source material to do the reverse-engineering were three that were interned late in WWII due to battle damage and fuel issues after bombing raids over Manchuria. One was disassembled and used for patterns, one was used as a trainer for Soviet crew training while the third was used for flight testing and as a sample to show the people in the manufacturing plants how to put the planes together
If I remember correctly (not a sure thing these days), they even used aluminum made to a thickness measured in English, rather than metric, units.
Old 11-03-2017, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Top_Gunn View Post
If I remember correctly (not a sure thing these days), they even used aluminum made to a thickness measured in English, rather than metric, units.
I think you're right, Top_Gunn. Uncle Joe was very specific about what he wanted; and he wanted an exact copy. Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 11-03-2017, 11:34 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.
Old 11-03-2017, 12:44 PM
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How about the A6M
Old 11-03-2017, 07:24 PM
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Not the A6M, Hydro Junkie; but here's a bonus clue to speed your search. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.
Old 11-04-2017, 02:25 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.
Old 11-04-2017, 11:20 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.
Old 11-04-2017, 05:50 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.
Old 11-05-2017, 12:01 AM
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F-104 Starfighter
Old 11-05-2017, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
F-104 Starfighter
Not the F-104, Hydro Junkie; but here's another clue to ponder. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.
Old 11-05-2017, 01:42 PM
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Not the F-104, Hydro Junkie; but here's another clue for you. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.
Old 11-05-2017, 08:30 PM
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F-11
Old 11-06-2017, 09:02 AM
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Not the plane we're looking for, elmshoot; but a very good answer nonetheless. A good answer and a great airplane for its day. In fact, your answer was so good, I'm going to post two clues as a reward. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.

9. Yet, despite all these records and landmark achievements, it remained in service for a short time.

10. It was the last produced by an iconic name in aviation, before that company combined with another aviation giant.
Old 11-06-2017, 12:45 PM
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NC-4 flying boat
Old 11-06-2017, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
NC-4 flying boat
Not the NC-4, elmshoot; but keep trying. Here's another clue to help out. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.

9. Yet, despite all these records and landmark achievements, it remained in service for a short time.

10. It was the last produced by an iconic name in aviation, before that company combined with another aviation giant.

11. Its profile was, although not unique, very distinctive.
Old 11-06-2017, 08:18 PM
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And, once again, I'm stumped
Old 11-06-2017, 09:42 PM
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Hmmm...how 'bout the Convair B-58 Hustler...?
Old 11-07-2017, 05:37 AM
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Hmmm...how 'bout the Convair B-58 Hustler...?
Not the B-58, proptop; and there's no reason for any one to feel pessimistic. The answer will become obvious as we go along and this next clue may help. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.

9. Yet, despite all these records and landmark achievements, it remained in service for a short time.

10. It was the last produced by an iconic name in aviation, before that company combined with another aviation giant.

11. Its profile was, although not unique, very distinctive.

12. For that reason, and several others, it was very well known at the time.
Old 11-07-2017, 06:08 AM
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Bell X-1 based on the Miles M.52?
Old 11-07-2017, 06:23 AM
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Or possibly the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.
Old 11-07-2017, 07:46 AM
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Neither answer is correct, Sir; but here's another clue to reward your participation. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. The genesis of this aircraft was an attempt to follow the research and designs of a noted aerodynamic pioneer.

2. It was designed by another noted, and very successful, aerodynamicist.

3. It set multiple world records when it was introduced.

4. Yet it was actually used for a rather short time.

5. And, it never entered combat.

6. It was the first of its type to hold an outright speed record.

7. And, it set another record.

8. It was the first aircraft of its service to surpass an aeronautic landmark.

9. Yet, despite all these records and landmark achievements, it remained in service for a short time.

10. It was the last produced by an iconic name in aviation, before that company combined with another aviation giant.

11. Its profile was, although not unique, very distinctive.

12. For that reason, and several others, it was very well known at the time.

13. It was named for a fish.

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