The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Trackhead M2 » 05 Nov 2012 14:44

varjag wrote:Thanks iffig
A fighter plane design.....
Fighter design - only mockup.png
- similar to, but not a Zero -

What was it?, Varjag
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Is it the one code named "tony"?
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Post by Polar bear » 05 Nov 2012 14:54

hi,
Trackhead M2 wrote:Is it the one code named "tony"?
"Tony" was the nickname for the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Ki-61

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Post by iffig » 05 Nov 2012 16:38

The Kawasaki Ki-61 was not an allied or neutral plane, anyway, except that some were painted in Chinese colours and some other captured by the US troops .....

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by sveahk » 05 Nov 2012 19:19

"Cancelled SAAB aircraft projects
J 19 - Saab L-12 A Swedish "Zero"

This fighter was meant to replace our Gloster Gladiators. The project was worked on by Saab, in collaboration with US engineers here to aid with licence production of our Northrop 8-A 1:s and NA-16-4 M:s. It was presented to the Ministry on Sep 4:th 1939, and work must have been started at least a year earlier.

What stopped this project was in fact the outbreak of the war, as the intended engine was to be a Bristol Taurus II, giving 1400 hp with 100-octane fuel. The British had to concentrate on known engines (and the Taurus would have been overweight and underpowered anyway), and as a replacement P&W Twin Wasp was considered (and well, the US didn't want to sell us any engines at that time). Also, Saab had to concentrate on B 17 and B 18, so there was never even a wind tunnel model built.
It looked very much like a Zero, and was an all-metal construction with fabric covered control surfaces. Span 10.5 m; Empty weight 2015 kg; Operational weight 2690 kg; Max speed 605 km/h; Engine 1065 hp Bristol Taurus; Armament four wing-mounted 13.2 mm guns and possibly two 8 mm MG:s on top of the engine."
http://u-fr.blogspot.ch/2010/12/cancell ... jects.html

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Post by varjag » 05 Nov 2012 20:56

peeved wrote:Hi Varjag,

The Swedish J 19 fighter project: Saab L-12 A?

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Hi peeved,

And yes it was the cancelled SAAB project fighter J 19. An aeroplane of rather pleasing lines which - if proceeded with, would have joined the long line of rather mediocre fighter planes of that era.
Also thanks to our sveahk - who added useful details about the SAAB design!

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by peeved » 05 Nov 2012 21:36

Thanks Varjag,

New subject: Name that gun.

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Post by Trackhead M2 » 06 Nov 2012 20:14

peeved wrote:Thanks Varjag,

New subject: Name that gun.

Markus
Dear p,
It looks like a six pounder of the type they mounted in WW 1 tanks as an anti-tank gun.
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Post by peeved » 06 Nov 2012 20:39

Hi TH,

A QF 6 pounder 6 cwt Hotchkiss as a makeshift AT gun I make it too. My photo source, Panzerabwehrkanonen 1916-1977 by Franz Kosar, said this post-Dunkirk stopgap used an old naval barrel but based on its shortness it's the lumbering landlubbers' L/23.

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Trackhead M2 » 06 Nov 2012 20:54

peeved wrote:Hi TH,

A QF 6 pounder 6 cwt Hotchkiss as a makeshift AT gun I make it too. My photo source, Panzerabwehrkanonen 1916-1977 by Franz Kosar, said this post-Dunkirk stopgap used an old naval barrel but based on its shortness it's the lumbering landlubbers' L/23.

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Dear p,
Does this mean I get a question now?
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Post by peeved » 06 Nov 2012 21:12

It does,

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Post by Trackhead M2 » 08 Nov 2012 14:53

peeved wrote:It does,

Markus
Here's an easy one, what export fighter aircraft was used by USAAF forces on Guadalcanal?
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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by varjag » 08 Nov 2012 22:20

Bell P-400?, Varjag

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Trackhead M2 » 08 Nov 2012 22:41

varjag wrote:Bell P-400?, Varjag
Dear v,
You are correct sir. You win the Chocolate Nut Roll. Your question.
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Post by varjag » 09 Nov 2012 11:00

Thank you Trackhead M2

Name this American ship please.....
United States Ship.jpg
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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 09 Nov 2012 16:13

hi, Varjag,

nice question :lol:

USS Callao ex German trawler EXTERNSTEINE http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/46/46205.htm

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