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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by peeved » 17 Aug 2013 10:01

Hint: Reputedly only Americans do it with a hand and an empty head.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Karelia » 17 Aug 2013 10:35

peeved wrote:Hint: Reputedly only Americans do it with a hand and an empty head.
Naturally he was supposed to salute Stalin.

Actually there was (unfortunately) a relatively short time also in Finland not so long time ago, when one was saluting with a hand even without any headgear. I suppose this unnatural practise does not exist any more.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by peeved » 17 Aug 2013 13:01

Karelia wrote:
peeved wrote:Hint: Reputedly only Americans do it with a hand and an empty head.
Naturally he was supposed to salute Stalin.

That's exactly the answer I'm looking for. According to Ryhmänjohtaja [Squad Leader] by P.Huhtala (fifth edition, 1940) foreign heads of state were on the list of people and things to salute.
Karelia wrote:Actually there was (unfortunately) a relatively short time also in Finland not so long time ago, when one was saluting with a hand even without any headgear. I suppose this unnatural practise does not exist any more.
That aberrant abomination apparently was and hopefully remains short-lived. According to http://www.esaimaa.fi/Online/2009/02/12 ... 16616677/4 it was abolished in 2009.

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Re: The March '43 borderline for auxiliary measures to be taken towards Stalin is due to his career development: Before that he was a common crook but in the beginning of March got on the fast track in his military career going straight from average Joe to Marshal, c.f. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 551,289972 Of course he had been a major criminal for decades but that hardly constitutes a military rank although according to an old joke in Russia criminals can be easily identified by their uniform.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Karelia » 17 Aug 2013 22:14

What uniform is Mannerheim wearing here?
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Karelia » 18 Aug 2013 22:40

More precisely: what model is his tunic?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Karelia » 20 Aug 2013 13:15

This is a kind of a tricky question...

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Karelia » 21 Aug 2013 21:14

Maybe this question is not so interesting or perhaps it is too easy...? Better to change it a bit.

Mannerheim had naturally all his uniforms tailor-made and was very particular about his clothes. As a nobleman and a man of the world he made lots of personal alterations to the details of his uniforms to make them better to suit his taste. Hence this tunic in the picture is unique, although based on M36.

What differences can you spot?

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Post by Karelia » 26 Aug 2013 17:32

No-one...? Well - at least these:

- hidden buttons
- it was longer
- lighter material, same as / close to the one used in Lotta-dresses
- pointed pocket flaps

I´ll pass my turn to next voluntary one...

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 06 Nov 2013 21:40

Well... I'll try next.
Name this please or explain how it works:
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 07 Nov 2013 19:57

A prototype that never reached series production.
At it's final version it would also have been equipped with a sail.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 09 Nov 2013 19:26

An "assault mine"

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 11 Nov 2013 20:26

Another photo:
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 14 Nov 2013 19:39

A protype of an magnet mine?
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 14 Nov 2013 19:51

John Hilly wrote:A protype of an magnet mine?
Sorry, but no.
It's a normal contact mine (S/43) with a special feature that made it an "assault mine"
At it's final version it would also have been equipped with a sail.
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 15 Nov 2013 20:12

From year 1944

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