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Post by Harri » 06 Nov 2006 13:50

That is exactly the correct answer! The original statue made in 1944 was much smaller than the one at Immola and made of wood.

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Post by Esa K » 06 Nov 2006 15:58

Thanks Harri...

...found the answer at this site ( http://yhdistykset.etela-karjala.fi/rmk ... patsas.htm ) wich I strangely enough visited just some days ago, and remembered who had made the original proposition about who was a suitable model for the Patrolman statue (and according to the site, the original version was made in plaster, could there been a wooden version before that?).


And, a new q:

"We" were 3 of a total of 29. "Who" were "we"?


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Post by Esa K » 07 Nov 2006 09:45

Hint # 1: "We" were first a kind of "neighbours", but then eventually found a new "home" in Finland. "Who" (ie, what :wink: ) were "we"?


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Post by Juha Tompuri » 07 Nov 2006 12:12

Esa K wrote:"We" were 3 of a total of 29. "Who" were "we"?
Høver M.F. 11's ?
http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B8ver_M.F._11
http://www.sci.fi/~ambush/faf/fafincolor.html

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Post by Esa K » 07 Nov 2006 15:48

Congrats to Juha Tompuri, cause he wrote:Høver M.F. 11's ?
And it´s correct! "We" were Høver M.F. 11's.

(...and for additional info about theese Norwigean planes, just follow the links Juha T. refeered to in his answer...)

So, a new question will be provided from the eastern parts of Fennoscandia.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 07 Nov 2006 21:53

Thanks Esa,

Your hint helped a lot :)
New question, name a (the) Finnish anti-tank ship from the war-era.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 08 Nov 2006 20:24

The ship was both armed and armored to deal with enemy tanks.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 09 Nov 2006 19:12

Juha Tompuri wrote:The ship was both armed and armored to deal with enemy tanks.
The gun for anti-tank duties was a 47mm one and the armour was not of metal.

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Post by Esa K » 09 Nov 2006 19:55

A guess then...

...the wooden motor/gun boat Kukkapää at lake Ladoga...?


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Post by Juha Tompuri » 09 Nov 2006 20:09

Esa K wrote:A guess then...

...the wooden motor/gun boat Kukkapää at lake Ladoga...?
A very good guess :) ...
http://uralica.com/joronen9.htm
http://uralica.com/rahmasaa.htm
...but unfortunately not correct :(
Hint: "the another war"

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 10 Nov 2006 21:36

Hint, the ship still exists today.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 11 Nov 2006 19:55

The ship was on it's way to the area where it was supposed to meet enemy forces (including tanks) but the war ended before the ship got there.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Nov 2006 17:57

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Post by Esa K » 12 Nov 2006 18:14

Icebreaker Tarmo...?

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Nov 2006 20:04

Esa K wrote:Icebreaker Tarmo...?
Yes!

After Tarmo was damaged at Kotka harbour 18th January 1940 , it went to Hietalahti dock at Helsinki for repairs.
When the battles at the Gulf of Viborg become critical from the Finnish point of view, Tarmo was sent there to breake ice and fight against the Soviet forces (including tanks)
Tarmo begun it's sortie 9th March 1940 up-armored with 500 pulp bales, armament concisting of 2x40 Bofors AA, 2x20mm Madsen, 2xtwin AA-mg, 3xmg for against enemy on ice, hand grenades, explosives and an "old-model" 47mm gun at extreme bow for anti-tank use.

Perhaps of this type?
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http://uralica.com/joronen5.htm

Tarmo is today a museum ship at Kotka harbour
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http://taivasalla.net/2003/03/030308_1515_kuvat.html

Once again, over to the land of great ice-hockey ;)

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