The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Maxschnauzer » 22 Sep 2014 06:46

Fi 156 Storch? With a Hinomaru? Maybe a Kobeseiko Te-Gō but I didn't think they built that many.
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 22 Sep 2014 09:52

The aircraft are Kokusai Ki-76s. They are aboard Akitsu Maru, an aircraft carrier operated by the Japanese Army.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 22 Sep 2014 17:39

Yes, Ki-76 on Akitsu Maru.
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 22 Sep 2014 23:40

Thank you.

Next question: Name the foreign designed aircraft which was produced in the greatest numbers in Japan.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 23 Sep 2014 06:59

Douglas DC-3 (as the Shōwa L2D and Nakajima L2D)?

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 23 Sep 2014 10:19

No, but a good guess. The DC-3 was apparently the second most produced foreign design.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 23 Sep 2014 12:46

Bücker Bü 131.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 24 Sep 2014 01:27

Bingo! A total of 339 for the IJN and 1037 for the IJA were built. For the DC-3 the total was 487.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 24 Sep 2014 17:17

Thanks.
New plane to identify:
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 24 Sep 2014 17:36

hi,

http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http ... IQBEP4dMA4

the tailhook and the "Arado fin" gave it away ..

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 25 Sep 2014 07:02

Over to you, then.
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 25 Sep 2014 15:12

hi,

As I'm a layman wrt the Luftwaffe, an easy one:
name 3 night fighter aircraft in which a pilot (who ?) achieved four or more successes in a single mission.

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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Maxschnauzer » 26 Sep 2014 01:50

Hello, PB
According to my list of Nachtjäger Aces Johannes Hager (He 219), Heinz Rökker (Ju 88), Reinhold Knacke (Bf 110), Erich Jung (Ju 88), Joseph Puetzkuhl (??), Wilhelm Morlock (He 219) & Wilhelm Seuss (Bf 110) all scored 5 or more victories in one night.
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by jtemple507 » 26 Sep 2014 20:30

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer shot down 5 RAF bombers on the night of May 25, 1944. I'm not sure if that was all in a single mission. Again, on February 21, 1945, he shot down 7 Lancasters in the span of 19 minutes. Schnaufer's aircraft was a Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4.
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Re: The official AHF Axis aircraft quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 27 Sep 2014 07:16

Actually, Schnaufer claimed four victories in many nights: 16 December 1943, 25 April 1944, 22 June 1944, 13 August 1944, 23 September 1944.
But I don't know if he qualifies for the answer regarding the single mission and three different aircraft conditions.

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