The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 11 May 2015 06:39

Think about tanks and generals, in that order.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 30 Jul 2015 21:09

I guess no one comes up with something like a good guess with this one. My only guess is that the quite glamorous building served as a headquarters connected some way to the history of tank warfare in SCW.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby ¡NO PASARAN! » 13 Nov 2015 05:14

This is the palace at "el capricho" park in madrid. Concerning the spanish civil war the park was the location of General Miaja's headquarters. nice puzzler fun to find out, I look forward to maybe seeing on my trip to spain in December.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 13 Nov 2015 07:50

Yes, that's the answer. During the war "El Capricho" was first a base for the Tank Brigade and later housed the headquarters of the Ejército del Centro.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby ¡NO PASARAN! » 14 Nov 2015 03:47

Name a least three commanders of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion if not more. This should hopefully be relatively easy.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 23 Nov 2015 13:40

Robert Hale Merriman, Oliver Law, Milton Wolff.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby ¡NO PASARAN! » 29 Nov 2015 20:26

durb wrote:Robert Hale Merriman, Oliver Law, Milton Wolff.

Correct! These are the three most prominent commanders of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, though there were others. Your turn!

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 30 Nov 2015 13:00

Thanks, the next one should be rather easy for those interested in the airwar history of SCW.

All aircraft of the Spanish Nationalist air force received a code number according to their type. What were the aircraft that received the type code numbers 1, 2 and 3?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 30 Nov 2015 13:31

1: Nieuport Ni-52 (later the Fiat G.50)
2: Heinkel He 51
3: Fiat CR.32

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 30 Nov 2015 21:05

Quick answer! Well, that was quite easy. Perhaps the next one will be a bit more difficult? But hopefully not too difficult... Over to You, Ironmachine.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 01 Dec 2015 08:21

On that same subject, what were the aircraft that received the type code numbers 1W, 2W and 3W in the National aviation?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 10 Dec 2015 13:24

I think that "W" code had something to do with the planes originated from the Republican air force?
Thus following "W" codes of National aviation were designated to following aircraft:
1W = Polikarpov I-16
2W = Polikarpov I-15
3W = Letov S 231

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 10 Dec 2015 18:35

The "W" codes were used for captured aircraft. You have identified correctly the aircraft using the codes "1W" and "3W", but you are mistaken regarding the identity of "2W". However, as there is no much interest, you can go on with the quiz.
Regarding "2W", this code was not used by the I-15, which again the regulations employed the code "8" (without "W") which has previously been used by the He 112 V-9. The code "2W" was used only by the Polikarpov I-15B "Supercurtiss".

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 11 Dec 2015 12:20

OK, thanks. Hopefully some newcomers will find this quiz and participate. Now it is time to look for the human side of the Spanish Civil War. Like the current war in Syria also the Spanish Civil War forced very many people to leave their home and country. The risk of being caught at the "wrong side" could be deadly serious at both sides. While seeking refuge some people turned to the foreign embassies in Madrid. During the autumn of 1936 foreign embassies in Madrid received big numbers of Spanish refugees who sought a safe haven protected by foreign flag. Which of the foreign embassies received the biggest number of Spanish refugees in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War and how many they (approximately) were in this case?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 11 Dec 2015 13:42

The embassy of Chile. The most usual number of refugees given by different sources is about 2,000 in total in the different buildings of the embassy.


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