The official AHF USA quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 24 Aug 2009 11:45

I'll give a shot: GMC ACKWX-353, Maitenence/Repair shop, with Trailer, 1 1/2 Ton, 2-Wheel :roll:

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 24 Aug 2009 11:53

Nice shot, but think bigger. It is listed as a photographic laboratory but that is not at all sure so a maintenance truck would be as good.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 24 Aug 2009 15:43

Big one: White Model 666 6-Ton 6x6 Truck (Corbitt Model 50SD6)

Other models based on the 50SD6/666 design included gas tank trucks, Signal Corps vans, and tractors that were produced by Brockway, Ward LaFrance and FWD between 1942 and 1945. http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_ph ... 2_6ton.php

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 24 Aug 2009 16:13

My dear friend.

It is actually a Mack NM of the same basic class of 6 ton 6x6 trucks. It is difficult to tell the difference between the Mack and the others from other than a frontal view.

For your valiant effort, you get the prize and the question.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 25 Aug 2009 08:27

Rats! :x I consider the NM and forget to check the useful Danish site – to find
http://www.armyvehicles.dk/macknm.htm

Thanks for the chance to put a new question: :)

Faced with the muzzle of this awesome weapon, you’ll probably forget all stuff you planned for the future: good job, nice automobile model, 4 kids, cozy house, peaceful old age… 8O
However, if you calm off and start looking the things different way, the answer is obvious! :D
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 25 Aug 2009 13:20

Hallo Serbia:

I know nothing about Naval subjects but I spent 5 minutes looking at an enlargement of the photo.

I can find no magazine for ammunition, although in this "staged" photo that may not have been the idea.

On the other hand, could it be a weapon that fires ropes/lines to another ship or even a water cannon to fight fires??

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 25 Aug 2009 15:29

Bill Murray wrote: On the other hand, could it be a weapon that fires ropes/lines to another ship or even a water cannon to fight fires??
Bill, hanging around with us, the gun freaks, you probably picked the impression that we always go for some strange or exotic device (sometnig "over the edge" :lol: ). This is one "quite normal" automatic canon, based on previous Browning's design. Well, it has quite exotic "hopper" magazine - see the model assembly instruction bellow. :idea:

(Hint - there are already "too many" hints in original question! :wink: )
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by David Reasoner » 25 Aug 2009 19:01

Bill Murray wrote:I know nothing about Naval subjects but I spent 5 minutes looking at an enlargement of the photo.

I can find no magazine for ammunition, although in this "staged" photo that may not have been the idea.

On the other hand, could it be a weapon that fires ropes/lines to another ship or even a water cannon to fight fires??

Bill
Bill, a knowledge of American aircraft weaponry, rather than naval weaponry, would be the ticket in this case. :wink:

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 25 Aug 2009 20:46

Thanks David (and Google).

Since David gave the big tip, I am sure he already knew the answer so I pass to him.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 26 Aug 2009 08:27

Yes, this is Oldsmobile (familiar name to some folks :wink: ) 37mm automatic canon, first used as aircraft weapon in P-39 fighter – see photo bellow. (I believe photo shows earlier T9/M4 variant)
The Edge wrote:Faced with the muzzle of this awesome weapon, you’ll probably forget all stuff you planned for the future: good job, nice automobile model, 4 kids, cozy house, peaceful old age…
All answers were already in the hints! :wink:

Original photo source: http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/new_page_9.htm
Gun data: (M4 in Navy variant) http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_37mm-56_m4.htm
(General data) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_cannon
Photos from the museum: http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/ ... /index.htm

Over to David :) (Bill’s choice)
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by David Reasoner » 26 Aug 2009 14:03

The Edge wrote:Over to David :) (Bill’s choice)
Sometimes knowing the answer is the easy part. Coming up with the next question can be difficult.

What's this:

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 26 Aug 2009 14:56

David Reasoner wrote: Sometimes knowing the answer is the easy part. Coming up with the next question can be difficult.
Amen to that. :(

http://www.antiaircraft.org/SCR268.htm
(that was an easy part)
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by David Reasoner » 26 Aug 2009 16:22

The Edge is correct of course, and even linked the source of the photo. An SCR-268 mobile antiaircraft radar set.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 27 Aug 2009 08:13

(Not much) heavy part next: Give us the official designation of this vehicle?
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

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