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Old 01-12-2021, 04:18 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.
Old 01-12-2021, 05:34 AM
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I'm not confident about this guess, but it does fit several clues, so how about the Hawker Tempest?
Old 01-12-2021, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Top_Gunn View Post
I'm not confident about this guess, but it does fit several clues, so how about the Hawker Tempest?
Not the Tempest, Al; but you earn a bonus clue and the scheduled afternoon clue. The Tempest was a good guess, though; because the aircraft share a number of common traits. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.
Old 01-12-2021, 09:31 AM
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Hawker Typhoon?
Old 01-12-2021, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Hawker Typhoon?
And not the typhoon; but you do earn a bonus clue. Please try again; you'll get it! Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.
Old 01-12-2021, 02:06 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.
Old 01-13-2021, 03:57 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.
Old 01-13-2021, 10:02 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.
Old 01-13-2021, 12:54 PM
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An evening clue. Perhaps a bit early, but perhaps welcome for all that. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.
Old 01-14-2021, 02:57 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.
Old 01-14-2021, 12:39 PM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.
Old 01-14-2021, 02:23 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.
Old 01-14-2021, 02:37 PM
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Okay, it's starting to sound Japanese but, if it was only a 400MPH aircraft, that was slower than the Corsair, later Spitfires, the "Merlin" Mustang(Allison powered versions, for the most part weren't able to hit 400 except in a dive), Thunderbolt, Typhoon and Tempest(among others) when they first appeared in combat
Old 01-14-2021, 02:44 PM
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Sir; I can only repeat what is written. And I did write "Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight." But I will award a bonus clue for your analysis. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.
Old 01-15-2021, 10:01 AM
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Morning and afternoon clues. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.
Old 01-15-2021, 01:55 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.
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Kawasaki Ki-100
Old 01-15-2021, 05:17 PM
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N1K2-J Shiden-Kai?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawanishi_N1K
Old 01-15-2021, 08:02 PM
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Neither the Kawasaki Ki-100 or the N1K2-J Shiden-Kai. But you two earn two bonus clues for your efforts. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.
Old 01-15-2021, 08:11 PM
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A late night clue: Total production of the the Kawasaki Ki-100 or the N1K2-J Shiden-Kai was around 1,200. Our subject aircraft production was roughly three (3) times that number. Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 01-16-2021, 05:53 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.



29. Armament varied; either a combination of two machine guns and two cannons, or four cannons.
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Afternoon clue. Note: From this point forward, clues will be mostly details (length, width, range, etc., or rather revealing in nature. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.



29. Armament varied; either a combination of two machine guns and two cannons, or four cannons.



30. It could also carry a couple of 500 lb. plus bombs.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.



29. Armament varied; either a combination of two machine guns and two cannons, or four cannons.



30. It could also carry a couple of 500 lb. plus bombs.



31. And could be fitted with drop tanks.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.



29. Armament varied; either a combination of two machine guns and two cannons, or four cannons.



30. It could also carry a couple of 500 lb. plus bombs.



31. And could be fitted with drop tanks.



32. The engine produced over 2,000 HP at sea level.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was developed from a very popular and successful earlier model from the same manufacturer.



2. Our subject aircraft had some issues, chief among them a trouble prone engine that required a lot of maintenance.



3. It also had a rather fragile landing gear arrangement.



4. Although that was a result of poor or improper hardening of the metal used.



5. But it was definitely, when properly maintained, capable of competing on equal terms with any aircraft it faced in combat.



6. It is generally considered to be the best of its type fielded by its air force.



7. Ignoring prototypes, aircraft only available in very small numbers and such, it was definitely a star performer during the last couple of years of its war.



8. It was very fast; faster than the main types fielded by its opponents.



9. And it was heavily armed.



10. It was very maneuverable.



11. With a good rate of climb.



12. And a high ceiling.



13. But the aircraft’s performance was often hamstrung by manufacturing defects, difficulty in obtaining quality fuel and inexperienced pilots.



14. Its main asset was its very powerful, although complicated, engine.



15. Our subject aircraft’s design began as its predecessor was being fielded.



16. The predecessor was very successful; with several thousand being produced.



17. But it did have some serious weaknesses; and these were addressed in our subject aircraft’s design.



18. Our subject aircraft added firepower, added armor and increased the rate of climb.



19. It also added self-sealing wing tanks and armor for the main fuel tank.



20. It also added an armored canopy and additional protection for the pilot.



21. The key to everything was a new air cooled radial engine; featuring methanol/water injection for the supercharger.



22. Later tests of captured aircraft indicated the subject aircraft, with high octane fuel, could reach speeds of over 400 MPH in level flight.



23. The landing speed was higher than its predecessor, which caused problems for some pilots; particularly those with less than adequate training.



24. Although its performance at higher altitudes was considered to be marginal, its performance at lower and medium altitudes made it a very dangerous aircraft.



25. Our subject aircraft was a fighter.



26. Single seat.



27. Single engine.



28. Low wing monoplane.



29. Armament varied; either a combination of two machine guns and two cannons, or four cannons.



30. It could also carry a couple of 500 lb. plus bombs.



31. And could be fitted with drop tanks.



32. The engine produced over 2,000 HP at sea level.



33. Length was just over 32-1/2 feet.

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