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Post by Huck » 17 Jul 2006 00:13

Hint: don't search too deep, it's a major production plane.

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Post by Huck » 17 Jul 2006 23:06

Last hint: this assembly belongs to a plane on which trimming was very important (it had additional roles).

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Post by Robb » 18 Jul 2006 10:34

Hi Huck,

How about something like a Ju-88? It had multiple roles - level bomber, night fighter, sometime (I believe dive bomber), reconnaisance.

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Post by Huck » 18 Jul 2006 11:33

Robb wrote:Hi Huck,

How about something like a Ju-88? It had multiple roles - level bomber, night fighter, sometime (I believe dive bomber), reconnaisance.

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Exactly, it is from a Ju-88 :), its plexiglas elevator trim is quite distinctive.
Ju-88's trim was used not only for normal flight regimes but also for diving.

Your turn Robb :)

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Post by Robb » 19 Jul 2006 11:58

Hi Huck,


This vehicle was a light self-propelled gun armed with 105mm light field howitzer and based on unmodified and modified Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf F chassis. It received designation Sd.Kfz.124 but was also known as 10.5cm le FH18/2 Fahrgestell auf Geschauftzwagen PzKpfw II and as Leichte Feldhaubitze 18/2 auf Fahrgestell PzKpfw II (Sf). What is the common name of this vehicle. (Friends my sincere apologies at not being able to post an image! :oops:) No matter how hard or what I try it doesn't work :P

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Post by ChrisMAg2 » 20 Jul 2006 05:07

In German the name would be "Wespe", Wasp in English.

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Post by Robb » 20 Jul 2006 11:47

Hi Chritian,

That's what I was looking for :) Over to Deutschland now.

Auf Wiedersehen Robb

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Post by ChrisMAg2 » 20 Jul 2006 13:11

Ok,
let's stay with the animals for a bit more:
The common/ nick (german) name for the "15cm FH auf GW III/IV".

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Post by Huck » 20 Jul 2006 13:34

Hummel?

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Post by von papen » 20 Jul 2006 14:14

bumble bee

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Post by ChrisMAg2 » 21 Jul 2006 00:42

Huck, von papen,
both of you are correct. But as Huck answered first, I 'll have to hand over the ticket to him.

Huck, it's your turn

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Post by Huck » 21 Jul 2006 23:30

Thanks Chris.
Identify this piece of equipment:
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Post by Huck » 24 Jul 2006 19:01

This equipment was used on airplanes. What you are seeing in this picture is a table with the wingspan of a number of planes.
What could this table be useful for? The Allies used similar equipment in the last year of war.

Note that this picture shows only the bottom half of the equipment, I cannot show you the whole picture because then the answer is too easy.

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Post by T. A. Gardner » 24 Jul 2006 20:11

It is likely an EZ 42 gyroscopic gunsight. The wingspans listed are so the pilot can set the pipper on the relfector for proper range estimation.

(As an aside, haven't had alot of free time lately due to building a house).

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Post by Huck » 24 Jul 2006 21:05

T. A. Gardner wrote:It is likely an EZ 42 gyroscopic gunsight. The wingspans listed are so the pilot can set the pipper on the relfector for proper range estimation.
That's exactly right!

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