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Re: The official AHF WW2 in Africa & the Med quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 07 Feb 2014 16:08

hi,

well, yes and no, it is, actually, the closure of a lengthy mission and, thus, the preparation for a new one.

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Post by Polar bear » 14 Feb 2014 15:16

hi,

as there are no further replies one week later, another hint ... the boats were re-equipped in Venice with engines and weapons.

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Post by Polar bear » 22 Feb 2014 10:09

hi,

with another week without response, I close my question and let the next one have a chance to ask a better one.

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Post by Urmel » 22 Feb 2014 14:44

3. S-Flotille after transfer from the west across the Po being re-equipped?
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Post by Polar bear » 22 Feb 2014 17:02

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Urmel wrote:3. S-Flotille
no
Urmel wrote:... S-Flotille after transfer from the west across the Po being re-equipped?
yes

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Post by Urmel » 22 Feb 2014 17:26

7. S-Flt boats after the transfer then :) Which would make these Hollandboote?
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Post by Polar bear » 22 Feb 2014 23:35

hi,

the man who took (and gave me) the picture was one of the 7th S-Flottilla commanding officers. I had a very interesting interview with him.

Besides: all 3rd flottilla boats had the 20 mm bow gun by 1944.

anyway, over to you for the next question!

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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 08:12

Thanks. That was a very difficult one. :)

Here's an easier one. What was the highest daily loss of Axis tanks in 1941, when and where did it happen, and how many tanks were lost?
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Post by David W » 23 Feb 2014 09:08

My guess is April 1941 Tobruk and about 25 tanks.

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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 10:06

No, try again. :) Think outside the box. ;)
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Post by Polar bear » 23 Feb 2014 13:10

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HMS UPRIGHT (Lt. Wraith) sinking the Italian freighters FABIO FILZI (6836 BRT) and CARLO DI GRECO (6837 BRT) off Tarent on December, 13 ?

I do know they had a number of tanks aboard but I do not know how many.

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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 13:34

All correct. Now try to figure out the number of tanks. :) Google (or the forum search function) is your friend. ;)
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Post by Polar bear » 23 Feb 2014 13:40

hi, Urmel,
Urmel wrote:Google (or the forum search function) is your friend. ;)
ah yes http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=131252 23 + 22 = 45

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Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2014 14:11

You're missing something... ;)

The Germans didn't fight just by themselves.
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Post by Polar bear » 23 Feb 2014 15:03

hi, Urmel,
Urmel wrote:You're missing something... ;) The Germans didn't fight just by themselves.
ah yes (II), you got me there :( .. adding 52 Italian tanks of M13/40 type brings the number to 97. Now: Is that it ?

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