The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Jan 2011 19:57

John Hilly wrote:For a moment I wasn't sure if I was rifht, but after translating "Poste optique" as "Optic station", it must be what I called "Central calculator", not "Range finder".
In finnish the item is a "tähtäyspylväs", a sighting mount perhaps in english.
It was a part of the fire control system, the sighting mount was used in finding the target and tracking it.
The mount gave the target movement, side and height angles that were transfered to the actual predictor.
The system also needed range finder and at some models a separate speed indicator.
We finns bought a similar looking mounting with the ex-French Aufiere fire control systems from Germans during the WWII.

John Hilly wrote:The heavy batteries had RFs 2 meter wide.
Even bigger units were used.
For instance the Aufiere system had a 4m range finder.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 12 Jan 2011 23:58

I hope John Hilly will place new question soon, since this quiz is degenerating into "who has a bigger one" issue... :(
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 13 Jan 2011 00:02

Interesting, Edge that certain terms are the same in every language. I had sort of the same thought although I was enjoying the exchange.

Someone needs to post a new question.
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Post by The Edge » 13 Jan 2011 00:23

Bill Murray wrote:Interesting, Edge that certain terms are the same in every language. I had sort of the same thought although I was enjoying the exchange.
Yes, some things are the same everywhere... :wink:
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Jan 2011 00:34

The Edge wrote:I hope John Hilly will place new question soon, since this quiz is degenerating
A Delta M/35 predictor and a 4m rangefinder at your photo?
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... aft-museum

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Post by The Edge » 13 Jan 2011 01:12

Juha Tompuri wrote:Delta M/35 predictor and a 4m rangefinder at your photo?
This photo is one of "Mann 12xx"-series photos in my Archive. :roll: Thanks to you, now it has a new tittle :wink:

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 13 Jan 2011 01:29

I assume that the house is your villa, Edge.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Jan 2011 07:53

Bill Murray wrote:I assume that the house is your villa, Edge.
I think that one is where his servants at his vineyard live.

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Post by The Edge » 13 Jan 2011 09:39

Well, the "Vineyard" is just a summer residence. 8-)

For a cold, winter time, I prefer ye olde "Windmil". :wink:

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Post by John Hilly » 13 Jan 2011 12:05

Mine is the biggest! :lol:
Which, where?
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Post by John Hilly » 15 Jan 2011 14:08

Anyone home?
If this is an oldie, which I'm afraid it is, just say it. :oops:

"I, too play the guitar, but sometimes I also play the fool" - John Lennon 8-)

The calibre of the gun is 152,4/50

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Post by Bill Murray » 15 Jan 2011 14:32

I am Home:

Ugly looking battery.
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Post by John Hilly » 15 Jan 2011 15:19

Nice to see you home, Bill!
You answer is correct.
It a Vickers 152.4/50.

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Your turn, Bill!
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 15 Jan 2011 15:51

Hi Juha:
Sorry, I forgot to add the Vickers ID.
Other than that he was British, what was the Lennon tip all about??

Here is one, probably too easy but we shall see.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 15 Jan 2011 17:53

Sentinel AC.IV.

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