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The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 31 Jan 2005 19:34

We've had several different quizes running here in the forum for a while with great success and this new section has been open for a while without one, so I'm starting one here too.

The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the Winter War or the Continuation War) and so on.

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Post by Topspeed » 31 Jan 2005 20:11

Hello Marcus and thanks,


Geee I am all exited about this possibility and option at this section.



What is this and when, who and where ?

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Post by Harri » 31 Jan 2005 20:24

Soviet TB-3 bomber shot down on 10.3.1940 during the Winter War by Swedish volunteer pilot of F 19 2nd Lieutenant Gideon Karlsson. I don' t remember the exact lake where this plane forced landed but it was near Rovaniemi.

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Post by Topspeed » 31 Jan 2005 20:36

Ok Harri,



You are in the right incident.

Was this plane type used for the interception ?

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Post by Mangrove » 31 Jan 2005 20:42

Topspeed wrote:Ok Harri,



You are in the right incident.

Was this plane type used for the interception ?

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Swedish Gladiator, J8A

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Post by Topspeed » 31 Jan 2005 22:20

Mr. Kujansuu,

You are right that is a swedish Gladiator, but that was not what I asked.

Well anyway the Harri's answer was correct so over to him. :) The lake was Murtoselkä where the TB-3 landed.

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Post by Harri » 01 Feb 2005 00:43

Thanks Juke. Actually I don't know the individual code of the Swedish made J8A plane, Gloster Gladiator I (Finnish designation) or Gloster Gladiator Mk. I (British designation) :D which 2Lt. G. Karlsson was flying when he shot the plane down.


My question is related to these Swedish Gladiators. What kind of colour scheme these planes had in Finland?

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Post by Topspeed » 01 Feb 2005 08:12

I guess silver and green with finnish insignias.

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Post by Esa K » 01 Feb 2005 16:28

Green over Silver, Finnish Blue/White insignias, and... Yellow identification letters.... (if Topspeeds answer wasn«t comprehensive enough :) )

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Post by Harri » 01 Feb 2005 17:08

You are on the right tracks but answers are not quite correct.

Hint #1: Camouflage painting was made using three different colours.

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Post by Esa K » 01 Feb 2005 18:14

Long time since something written about the F 19 was laying on my table, but... :idea:

Could it then be: Green, Aluminium(Silver) and Bluegrey, with Finnish Blue/White insignias, and Yellow identification letters....

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Post by Harri » 01 Feb 2005 18:58

Esa K wrote:Could it then be: Green, Aluminium(Silver) and Bluegrey, with Finnish Blue/White insignias, and Yellow identification letters....


Correct! Well done! Yes, Swedish Gladiators really had the typical Swedish camouflage painting with Dark Green (Olivgrön 325) upper and Blue Grey (Blågrå 058) lower surfaces. Additionally planes had winter camouflage: wide irregular stripes painted over the upper surfaces with Aluminium colour.

Your turn, Esa. :)

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Post by Esa K » 02 Feb 2005 12:42

Thanks, theres nothing that appeals to my winner intstincts as a good quiz... :oops:

My turn:

Second leutant P. Iisalo and Captain T. Iisalo where brohers, and Mannerheim cross recivers. Among the recivers of the mentioned decoraton there was two other who where pretty close relatives. Who where they?

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Post by Harri » 02 Feb 2005 17:24

Lieutenant Aaro Seppänen (#75) and Private Eero Seppänen (#138)?

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Post by Esa K » 03 Feb 2005 22:28

Seppänen/Seppänen. No (not what I know...). I perhaps should add as a hint # 1 that with "pretty close relatives" I refer to cousins (cause at least in my family cousins are considered as "pretty close...")...

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