The official AHF Poland quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 15 Jul 2010 19:51

Good evening!
Halibutt wrote:Most probably, because it's the only picture out there and nobody knows for sure whether it's a prototype, a mockup or a small-scale model.
Well, in any case you are right. Photo source: http://community.livejournal.com/shushp ... u/tag/1937
Over to you! :)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 15 Jul 2010 21:52

Not sure if it hasn't been mentioned before, but what the heck. Since we're speaking armoured vehicles, what was the Polish invention used by almost all WWII tanks of all sides of the conflict, from Crusader and Churchill to T-34, from Sherman to Panther and Fiat?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Musashi » 15 Jul 2010 22:33

Halibutt wrote:Not sure if it hasn't been mentioned before, but what the heck. Since we're speaking armoured vehicles, what was the Polish invention used by almost all WWII tanks of all sides of the conflict, from Crusader and Churchill to T-34, from Sherman to Panther and Fiat?
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I think it might be a periscope or some observation device.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 27 Jul 2010 13:35

Ok, since no one gave a better answer we'd have to settle for Musashi's. Indeed, it was Gundlach's tank periscope, used in Polish tanks, then given to the Brits, then copied by all the other armies of the world. The first tank observation device that allowed the driver/commander to have 360 degree view without leaving the tank.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Musashi » 29 Jul 2010 06:47

Let somebody else ask a question. It's time when I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and I don't have enough time to think about sensible questions.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 03 Feb 2011 09:55

Musashi wrote:Let somebody else ask a question. It's time when I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and I don't have enough time to think about sensible questions.
Hi,

here has been about half a year done anything! I try that quiz a little to resuscitate.

One German U-Boot come after the surrender to a British base (May 1945). On the bridge, the commander and in the background, a Polish sailor.

My question: In what base come that boat, what is the name of the commander and the sailor, of course. If someone could still identify other people, then it would be great.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 03 Feb 2011 20:01

hello, Mischa,

it´s U 249, CO Oblt.z.S. Kock, at Portland on May 10, 1945, see here http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-249PhotosPortland.htm

recognizable by the painted "Mosquito"-kill sign (Mosquito 235/Q shot down on March 24, 1945)

the name of the Polish sailor I do not know ... :milwink:

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 03 Feb 2011 21:45

Hallo Polarbär!

Perfekt! You turn!

The Polish soldier is sailor (Leon Bluszcz, who spoke with the commander and an American asked him afterwards what he with the German was spoken. He answered, the German asked me, am I Russian? My answer was no, I`m a Polish sailor*).

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*) Source Jerzy Pertek "The great days of the small fleet," 10 Edition, Poznań 1987

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 03 Feb 2011 22:21

thanks, Mischa,

let´s stay with the navy ...

the 3 Polish destroyers which escaped to the UK in 1939 were listed by the Kriegsmarine´s Naval Fleet´s handbook later not with their true names, but ... ?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 04 Feb 2011 09:08

Hello!
Did it have something to do with the codename of the operation - Peking?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 04 Feb 2011 09:43

Hello Polar bear,

von Polar bear am 03 Feb 2011 22:21

yes, in the Weyer stand: vereinnahmt von England nach Flucht aus Polen = collected from England after her escape from Poland

Thunderbold (ex Grom) page 32
Lightning (ex Błyskawica) page 32
Burza (ex Storm) the index of names shown her on page 36, but she is not there! In Weyers 1941-1942 are the names good, competent and Polish

AVV wrote:Hello!
Did it have something to do with the codename of the operation - Peking?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 04 Feb 2011 17:31

hello, Mischa,
Mischa wrote:Thunderbold (ex Grom) page 32
Lightning (ex Błyskawica) page 32
Burza (ex Storm) the index of names shown her on page 36, but she is not there!
yes, fast and correct ...

and ... yes, she is there ... in the centre of page 36 ... as SQUALL (at least, in my reprint edition)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 05 Feb 2011 09:04

Polar bear wrote:hello, Mischa,
Mischa wrote:Thunderbold (ex Grom) page 32
Lightning (ex Błyskawica) page 32
Burza (ex Storm) the index of names shown her on page 36, but she is not there!
yes, fast and correct ...

and ... yes, she is there ... in the centre of page 36 ... as SQUALL (at least, in my reprint edition)

Greetings, the pb


Thank You,

let`s continue the navy - questions

what ship? Conetcted for a short time to the Polish Navy?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Halibutt » 05 Feb 2011 11:07

Mischa wrote:what ship? Conetcted for a short time to the Polish Navy?
Looks like some French large destroyer. OF Ouragan?
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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 05 Feb 2011 13:26

Halibutt wrote:
Mischa wrote:what ship? Conetcted for a short time to the Polish Navy?
Looks like some French large destroyer. OF Ouragan?
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Yes, You are right - http://www.polishnavy.pl/PMW/ships/dest ... index.html
and it is You turn
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