The official AHF USA quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Mimbrogno » 31 Aug 2009 16:48

That's IX-64, better known as USS Wolverine, underway on lake Michigan. Serving as a training carrier, she was converted from the civilian paddle steamer SS Seeandbee. Here's a pic of her before conversion.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/46/094606401.jpg

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Post by Ironmachine » 31 Aug 2009 18:02

Correct! :)
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Post by Mimbrogno » 31 Aug 2009 19:24

It's usually easy to identify a warship when it's finished, but it's a bit harder to do when something's only halfway done. Try your luck on this one:
WhatShip.jpg
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Post by AVV » 31 Aug 2009 20:05

Good evening, Mimbrogno!

Well, actually this ship could be either USS Nevada (BB-36) or USS Oklahoma (BB-37), as I think that lower turret is triple, while the upper one is double. So, my guess is USS Oklahoma (BB-37), Pearl Harbor victim.

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Post by Mimbrogno » 31 Aug 2009 20:33

Nope, it's neither one of those. It's hard to tell because the turret looks smaller without the top or front plates installed, but both upper and lower turrets are the same.

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Post by AVV » 31 Aug 2009 20:40

A-ha... Then, my second guess is Tennessee class. Let's say: this is USS California (BB-44), another Pearl Harbor victim. :wink:

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Post by Mimbrogno » 01 Sep 2009 17:05

Ah, now you got it dead on the nose Aleks! That is indeed USS California, fitting out in Mare Island Naval Yard in her namesake state. Navsorce Naval Photos just upload a series of pictures of California'a construction and fitting out. If you've ever wondered how they put together a battleship, take a look at them, thery're pretty neat!
http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/44h.htm

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Post by AVV » 01 Sep 2009 18:08

Thanks, Mimbrogno!

My question is: What ship, what's going on with her and who was the "heart and soul" of this affair.

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Post by Ironmachine » 01 Sep 2009 19:02

German battleship Ostfriesland, during the bombing trials held off the Virginia Capes during the summer of 1921 to evaluate General Billy Mitchell's idea that airplanes could sink battleships.

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Post by AVV » 01 Sep 2009 19:41

Good evening, Ironmachine!

Quite so. Photo from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell
Please, go on. :)

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Post by Ironmachine » 02 Sep 2009 07:26

Identify:
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Post by The Edge » 02 Sep 2009 11:50

http://evanflys.com/tdr-1

Interstate TDR-1 "with the ferrying cockpit on"

More probable photo source :wink: - http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/interstate_tdr-1.php
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Post by Ironmachine » 02 Sep 2009 13:02

Completely correct!
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Post by The Edge » 03 Sep 2009 09:44

Something from the grey arrea between Sea & Land warfare:

Model, Manufacturer, following (a well-known one) variant?
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Post by Sitzkrieg » 03 Sep 2009 10:22

Borg-Warner Model A amtrac, designed as a potential replacement for the FMC built, Roebling designed LVT-1.
Modular design, with bolt on/off roof and turret, capable of quick conversion from amtrac to amtank and vice versa.

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