The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 Dec 2008 17:31

Hi there Robb!

Correct, it it a "Y" shaped bomb aimer used in the Bambuster raids.
Nearly the same technique was used for determining correct altitude.
A good illustration of how the aimer works can be seen here http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/sight.html
together with a load of other information on the raids.

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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Robb » 26 Dec 2008 12:57

Thanks Waleed,

Spent with family and friends, 11 days off work, work for 5 days then 7 weeks leave!
Next Question: In late 1940, after recovering the prototype developed by the French vehicle designer Adolphe Kégresse from the Seine River, the Wehrmacht's ordnance office directed the Carl F.W. Borgward automotive company of Bremen, Germany to develop a similar vehicle. Name?
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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 26 Dec 2008 13:35

I would think it is the...
SdKfz. 302 Sonderkraftfahrzeug or more commonly known as
the Leichter Ladungsträger and popularly known as the Goliath.


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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Robb » 26 Dec 2008 14:18

That was very quick waleed! Over to you now.
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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 26 Dec 2008 20:51

Well Robb, an awful lot of clues gives quick answers (in my book).
Actually not quite true in this case as I knew the answer 8-)

Try this one next. Not as easy as it might look... :lol:
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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by varjag » 27 Dec 2008 11:06

When you don't have a clue - aim for the Moon - u might hit the lamp-post :)

Is it the guidance-system for a Zaunkönig acoustic torpedo?????, Varjag

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 27 Dec 2008 13:33

:D Better to miss than not hit at all, eh?!

Not an acoustic torpedo part. German is correct though!


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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 02 Jan 2009 21:27

Some help!?

The same part seen in a more correct angle.
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Notice the middle part has moved too...!


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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by varjag » 03 Jan 2009 10:23

Some help!?
Yes INDEED!
I still make it a part of a guidance system, a gyro of some sort??? Which means a 'steerable' object. V-1 or V-2???

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 03 Jan 2009 10:42

Sorry again varjag. No V1 or 2 here!
Size is about the same as a V1 though

A guidance system or gyro of some sort. Closer!
Question is who steers what and where? And what this could do
and how it was done... 8-)


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Post by varjag » 04 Jan 2009 11:37

A guidance system or gyro of some sort. Closer!
OK - 'someone' is steering...IOW it ain't inertia navigation.... :roll: Leaves several possibilities. First to hand is Fritz-X, but could be Hs 293 or even 'Schmetterling'??? Sorry for the shotgun blast - but I seem to be the only runner in this race - and - I am curious :lol: , Varjag

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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 04 Jan 2009 12:13

Well varjag, as long as you're the only runner and a curious one I'll keep the images coming... :lol:

Correct, someone is steering... The victim! So forget the missiles :lol:

Let's close up the "inside" with a brass dome.
Hand should also give you an idea of diameter.
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Post by varjag » 04 Jan 2009 12:30

...pant - pant - pant.....
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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 04 Jan 2009 14:54

:lol: :lol: :lol: A bit more...?

The previous item would fit under this section:
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Re: The official AHF other equipment quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 10 Jan 2009 18:34

A clue a day (well, almost :D ) keeps the moderator away!

The top part attached to the bottom part with the other parts inside... :lol:
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