The official AHF USA quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by zmija » 25 Dec 2009 11:21

Hint:
The puppy got its name after a famous Japanese fighter plane.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 25 Dec 2009 14:31

Good afternoon, Zmija!

Your hint helped me a lot: this is battleship Washington (BB-56).
Here's the necessary link: http://www.bb56.com/photopages/zero2.htm
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by zmija » 25 Dec 2009 16:42

Well done, Aleks.

Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 25 Dec 2009 17:49

Thanks!

This time the question will deal with human being :)
Who is this man?

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 27 Dec 2009 11:28

Good afternoon!

Hint#1: this man had direct relation to US Navy.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 01 Jan 2010 13:33

Good afternoon and happy New Year to everyone! :)

Hint#2: remember the name of American military fort.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 01 Jan 2010 13:50

It is this gentleman and thanks for the tip or I would have missed it.

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http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... ie%3DUTF-8

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by AVV » 01 Jan 2010 14:04

Quite right, Bill! :)
Over to you now!

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 01 Jan 2010 16:21

Thanks Alex:

Now, back to what I know better.

This is the only photo I have ever seen of this version (conversion).

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 05 Jan 2010 04:04

These USMC trucks could be International M-3L-4 model. (4x4, 1 1/2-ton, with tipper body)

Two trucks in front have two single .30-Cal Browning MMGs each, one at the back twin .50-Cal Browning HMG.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 05 Jan 2010 06:29

Spot on, my friend and over to you. The photo was said to be taken in Iceland but I think maybe Hawaii in the 1940 period.
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 05 Jan 2010 17:33

Something unusual - not a Harley or Indian - but still very famous name behind it! :D

(BTW - Design as a whole failed to be accepted by US Army; some details were later used in other products.)
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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2010 02:50

Hi Edge:

Your trike is a Delco/GM from 1939. According to Vanderveen's Army Vehicles Directory to 1940, only two were made and the bike was not put into production.

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 07 Jan 2010 14:40

Yes, this is the only example of GM making a motorcycle – photo from „U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles“ by Fred W. Crimson (that I recently downloaded :wink: )

Motorcycle celebrity Rod Coates was involved in its design:

In 1940, he began working for the Delco division of General Motors, where he helped develop an experimental motorcycle for military use. Several features of the motorcycle, including a headlight nacelle, rear enclosure and telescopic forks, were later incorporated into standard Triumph designs. http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloff ... asp?id=403

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Re: The official AHF USA quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2010 23:02

Thank you Edge:

One of my many New Years Resolutions is to stay with what I know best and not get too clever about trying to find exotic subjects to post on this thread and others on the many Forums I belong to.

So, here is a photo to think about.

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