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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 18 Dec 2017 19:09

1) The previous quiz has not been declared ready yet. You just seem to be sure you are right.
2) My answer to your quiz is: Robert Winston, an U.S. test pilot, who was in Sweden and Finland to test the assembled Brewster fighters.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 18 Dec 2017 19:29

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Nothing as far as I know. FT comes after FS and before FU. It was just the way Renault named and identified their designs. Char Renault FT or
Renault FT tank. Later it was given various names... by others.
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This is the correct answer. FT was just an alphabetical way at Renault to identify different vehicles. Renault FU, for instance, was a truck. The correct name of the tank is just plain Renault FT, not FT-17 or anything else added to that.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 18 Dec 2017 19:39

Asa Muikku as I mentioned, I could be wrong and as you are right in regards to my question it is back to you. You did mention "the latter" and as such I thought my next post explained it. Sorry my wrong for not waiting. My image source for Robert A. Winston http://www.vf31.com/pilots/winston.html
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 18 Dec 2017 19:53

Your turn, please.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 18 Dec 2017 20:13

Thank you. I'll make it an easy one - Some danish politicians have recently been on a trip to Finland. Why and what did they have with them besides normal luggage? ;)
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 23 Dec 2017 15:40

Guess there's not much interest. Maybe time for some clues... The trip was in early December and it must have cost a fair deal extra if it went as normal hand baggage all the way from Bornholm! :lol:
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Post by CanKiwi2 » 24 Mar 2018 23:41

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Guess there's not much interest. Maybe time for some clues... The trip was in early December and it must have cost a fair deal extra if it went as normal hand baggage all the way from Bornholm! :lol: w
The speakers of the Danish Parliament, who visited the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 7 December, Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard and Deputy Speaker Kristian Pihl Lorentzen presented the Finnish Parliament with gifts in honor of Finland's 100th anniversary. The gift of the Danish Folketinget to Finland was a memorial stone dedicated to Danish volunteers who served in the Finnish army during the Winter War. The memorial stone was erected at Hietaniemi Cemetery.
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 25 Mar 2018 08:54

Bingo CanKiwi2! All yours now.

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Post by Seppo Koivisto » 26 Mar 2018 18:57

Must say I have missed the news of this new memorial, but there are few photos on this web site.
https://sotaveteraanit.fi/2017/12/11/ta ... ausmaalle/

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Post by CanKiwi2 » 01 Apr 2018 19:30

Okay, my turn (first in a couple of years....). What, where and who?

What's the vehicle on the road, what's it towing and what's the wreck on the side of the road.
Where is the photo taken and.... (approximate date is optional bonus question :) )
what was the unit the wreck belonged to?
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 01 Apr 2018 23:21

I'll try: T-20 Komsomolets towing a 7,5-cm PAK 97-38 (75 K 97-38) and passing a Hotchkiss wreck of the German Panzer-Abteilung 211 at Marrasjärvi (about 50 km north of Rovaniemi) on 29th October 1944.

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Post by CanKiwi2 » 01 Apr 2018 23:26

Esa Muikku wrote:I'll try: T-20 Komsomolets towing a 7,5-cm PAK 97-38 (75 K 97-38) and passing a Hotchkiss wreck of the German Panzer-Abteilung 211 at Marrasjärvi (about 50 km north of Rovaniemi) on 29th October 1944.
LOL. I'm out of practice at asking hard Finnish war history questions. Finnish, Soviet-origin Komsomolets T-20 towing a 75 mm German-French AT gun "Mulatti" passing by a French-made, German Hotchkiss H-39 in the Marrasjärvi area on the 29th of October 1944. . The tank belonged to Panzer-Abteilung 211, which participated the Tornio Battle in the beginning of October. On the 10th the unit was issued to the Kampfgruppe Esch, which was delaying the attacking Finns in the Tornionjoki River Valley. Task Force Esch was disbanded on the 26th and Panzer-Abteilung 211 reached the Lalle village in Norway on the 28th. First Company of the Abteilung seem to have had its own paths in the Alakurtti area, since it joined the unit again on the 29th. Hotchkiss may have been abandoned due an engine failure, missing track wheels were probably taken as spare parts. Tank was exploded by the Germans.

And the winner is ..... Esa. Over to you for the next one :D
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