The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Robb » 09 Oct 2008 08:45

Hi Eric,

Hope your all well! That is EXACTLY what I had in mind. I read that it was based on a captured US bazooka and enlarged to 88 mm. Big improvement on an anti tank rifle! Over to you my friend.

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Post by varjag » 09 Oct 2008 11:08

Thank you Robb. With apologies for small format picture - what is this?, Varjag
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Post by varjag » 15 Oct 2008 05:23

Nonone? It's a fairly large lump and weighs in the order of 1800 lbs.....

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Post by Robb » 17 Oct 2008 13:35

Hi Varjag,

A mine of some kind? Will see if I can find more info!
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Post by varjag » 18 Oct 2008 11:33

Robb wrote:Hi Varjag,

A mine of some kind? Will see if I can find more info!
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Yep Robb, it is a German naval mine, type RMA with magnetic pistol.The odd 'turtle-shape' may have been an attempt to create a 'shaped-charge' action - as this ground-mine, when dropped - would end up with it's 'turtle-back' down, on the bottom.
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Post by Robb » 21 Oct 2008 12:07

Hi Varjag (again!!)

Next question, shouldn't be too hard. Some of the weapons being developed towards the end of WW II were very advanced for the time. This weapon was a large anti-aircraft missile, rather crude in design. It had four tail fins, six fins on the center body, and four canard control fins. It had a boost engine in the tail, and a sustainer in the front fuselage. What was it called?
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Post by varjag » 22 Oct 2008 10:39

Perhaps named after these three maidens frolicking in the waters of the Rhine :lol:
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Post by Robb » 22 Oct 2008 11:16

You got it! :wink: Next hint was going to be - reminds me of my daughter! Over to you now!
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Post by varjag » 22 Oct 2008 12:04

Thank you Robb. This too - should be an easy one. What was jokingly named after one of these?, Varjag
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Post by varjag » 24 Oct 2008 00:38

...a dugout canoe - is a very cramped ship......

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Post by Robb » 24 Oct 2008 11:28

Sounds like a U-Boat?
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Post by varjag » 24 Oct 2008 12:48

Robb wrote:Sounds like a U-Boat?
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A Hit! A Hit! A Hit!!...the small German coastal submarines of Type II (250-350 tonnes) were jokingly called Einbaum by their crews due to their extremely cramped conditions. 'Einbaum' - is German for 'dug-out canoe'.

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Post by Robb » 28 Oct 2008 11:11

Thanks Varjag. Took me a while to come up with one, let's see how long it takes to come up with the answer....

This was an experimental airborne anti-bomber weapon designed for use in the Me-163 "Komet" rocket plane by the German Luftwaffe during World War II. It was triggered by a simple photocell when the shadow of a bomber passed over the aircraft. Name of weapon?

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Post by tom! » 08 Nov 2008 21:26

Hi.

There were trials to mount a battery of infrared/fotocell launched R4/M ("Jagdfaust").

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Post by Robb » 09 Nov 2008 06:59

Hi Tom,

Hope your well! You got it! Interesting idea - "The weapon featured a simple form of automated trigger in which an optical photocell detected the dark silhouette of an Allied bomber replacing bright blue sky and triggered the firing of the armed Jagdfaust guns." Wonder how it went on overcast days?
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