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Yesterday, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

How about the Kettett KD-1? Thanks; Ernie P. ...

How about the Kettett KD-1? Thanks; Ernie P.


Answer: The American Kellett KD-1 autogyro. (And the Japanese Kayaba Ka-1 and Ka-2; both based on the British Cierva C.30.)



The Kellett KD-1...
02-18-2020, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the...

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the Etrich Taube; although it (or versions built by other factories) was flown by more like ten countries. Thanks; Ernie P.


Answer: The Taube


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02-18-2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

So; who is up? Or is the floor open? If the floor...

So; who is up? Or is the floor open? If the floor is open, do any new guys and/or lurkers want to jump in? Thanks; Ernie P.
02-09-2020, 11:25 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

All; I'm going to be very busy the next few days...

All; I'm going to be very busy the next few days and probably won't be able to check in, but I'll be back soon. The way things are looking, I may still have a chance at answering Al's question....
02-04-2020, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

You know, Al; when I looked at the first four...

You know, Al; when I looked at the first four clues, the answer seemed obvious. But when I did a double check, it wasn't the plane I thought. I thought "no problem"; it has to be one of the others....
02-02-2020, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

You know, Al; some people just mess things up. We...

You know, Al; some people just mess things up. We were all going along, no problems, having fun and enjoying life. Then you, in just a few words, mess everything up by answering the question. Then...
02-02-2020, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Not the Mossie, Johnny; our subject wasn't nearly...

Not the Mossie, Johnny; our subject wasn't nearly that fast. But, it was fast. Here's a bonus clue to assist your search. And a hint: Who needed and wanted dive bombers? Thanks; Ernie P.


What...
02-02-2020, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Not the B-26 Sparky; although that was an answer...

Not the B-26 Sparky; although that was an answer I was expecting. So, I'm awarding you a bonus clue in addition to today's regular clue. The subject aircraft was more maneuverable than the B-26. One...
02-01-2020, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; Well, that's one I wasn't expecting. No, not...

Sir; Well, that's one I wasn't expecting. No, not the PV-1; or any of its variants. But you've earned a bonus clue and here it is. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. ...
02-01-2020, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Gentlemen; not a Blenheim, a Beaufort or a...

Gentlemen; not a Blenheim, a Beaufort or a Butcher Bird. But here are three new clues to reward all the participation. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft...
02-01-2020, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Well, two guesses and neither correct. But that...

Well, two guesses and neither correct. But that means it's also time for a couple of bonus clues. And Al is correct; this one isn't *that* easy, although it also isn't all that hard. And there is a...
02-01-2020, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; good guess, but not the Mitchell. But you...

Sir; good guess, but not the Mitchell. But you have earned a bonus clue to aid your research. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was one of the truly...
01-31-2020, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Okay; here we go again. Good luck. Thanks; Ernie...

Okay; here we go again. Good luck. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This aircraft was one of the truly outstanding aircraft of WWII.
01-31-2020, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Thank you, Sir. A good effort on your part. We're...

Thank you, Sir. A good effort on your part. We're happy to have you on board. I'll post something tomorrow. Thanks; Ernie P.
01-31-2020, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Okay; the other one. How about the Yokosuka E14Y?...

Okay; the other one. How about the Yokosuka E14Y? Thanks; Ernie P.


Answer: The Yokosuka E14Y



The Yokosuka E14Y (Allied reporting name...
01-30-2020, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; how about the Paul? There are others that...

Sir; how about the Paul? There are others that fit, but this is my best guess. Thanks; Ernie P.


Answer: Aichi E16A



The Aichi E16A Zuiun (瑞雲 "Auspicious Cloud", Allied reporting name...
01-25-2020, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Good thinking, Sir. I'll let it ride for a while...

Good thinking, Sir. I'll let it ride for a while and see if any of our lurkers want to try taking the lead. Come om, guys; it just isn't that hard! Thanks; Ernie P.
01-25-2020, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; Clue (2) and Clue (9) are pretty much...

Sir; Clue (2) and Clue (9) are pretty much giveaways, wouldn't you say? And Clue (3) pretty much verifies the identity. Thanks; Ernie P.
01-23-2020, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; not at all. You are not the first, nor the...

Sir; not at all. You are not the first, nor the only, to think the plane was a 1:1 scale. Several people, on seeing the photos, thought the same thing. She is pretty. I'm really impressed with my...
01-23-2020, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Yeah; I could have done that. But I didn't want...

Yeah; I could have done that. But I didn't want to have the response take very long and possibly interfere with your question. Actually, I just wanted to show you guys and say "Wow! Isn't this really...
01-23-2020, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; your answer was right on the money. Good...

Sir; your answer was right on the money. Good job! Actually, the photos are of one of my RC planes, which I hope to get into the air this summer for its maiden flight. I can't take credit for the...
01-23-2020, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

The thing I love about this forum is the...

The thing I love about this forum is the opportunity for all of us to learn new things. Now that we all know the Russians were working on rocket propelled fighters in WWII, I have an amusing side...
01-23-2020, 03:21 AM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Sir; your mental clarity is usually pretty good....

Sir; your mental clarity is usually pretty good. And, you are correct! How many aircraft have very low endurance and weigh almost twice as much loaded as empty? That, plus the fact the plane could be...
01-22-2020, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Ernie P.

Not home built aircraft like this aircraft, Hydro...

Not home built aircraft like this aircraft, Hydro Junkie. As I've said before, clues (30) and (31) are giveaways. And there are a few other significant points; like (25) - (29) and (33) and (34)...
01-22-2020, 02:10 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 was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.
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