The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by varjag » 16 Mar 2010 12:31

Thanks my friend Edge...
Special bonus reward for our friend Varjag - an eager quiz-player, so fond of various naval issues
Eager - yes, but not much time for AHF recently.... :roll: As everyone knows - Edge is a tough nut to trick....let's see how we go with this one....that generously fought on all sides. What?, Varjag
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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 16 Mar 2010 15:59

Isotta Fraschini, 18-cylinder in “W”, 57-litre petrol engine, 1100 hp, used for motor torpedo boats 8-)

(like Vosper "60-ft" model; Brits got these engines in excange for licence rights for Bristol aircraft engines)
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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by varjag » 16 Mar 2010 23:26

The Edge wrote:Isotta Fraschini, 18-cylinder in “W”, 57-litre petrol engine, 1100 hp, used for motor torpedo boats 8-)

(like Vosper "60-ft" model; Brits got these engines in excange for licence rights for Bristol aircraft engines)
Indeed my friend. I have had the pleasure - or otherwise - of serving on a deck vibrating from two of them.....at full blast you could not even hear what you were thinking.....:lol:
so fond of various naval issues
:wink:

Edge roars on, Varjag

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 17 Mar 2010 00:59

varjag wrote:
The Edge wrote:
so fond of various naval issues
:wink:
Edge roars on, Varjag
Edge would prefer "Small Arms", rather than various "Naval" quiz challanges, but it seems nobody has the will to re-open it. :(

Next question - another naval issue - find the common name for these two photos:
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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by varjag » 17 Mar 2010 12:45

:roll: ...Attendolo???????

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by AVV » 17 Mar 2010 13:09

Good afternoon!

IMHO, the name under question is Etna - first one is protected cruiser, second one - ex-Thai light cruiser Taksin aka Italian AA cruiser Etna. On the second photo you can see her hull with the hull of her sistership Vesuvio (ex-Thai Naresuan) after the war.

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 17 Mar 2010 14:32

Alex got the right answer ("Etna"). :)

First photo (1890s model) from Wikipedia.

Italian (Thai) wrecks from: http://www.paluba.info/smf/slavna-oruzj ... lase-etna/
(Interestingly, this forum historic sub-section is called "Famous weapons, ships & planes" :? - I think they couldn't find the worse example :lol: )

Over to Ukraine! :D

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by AVV » 17 Mar 2010 16:59

Thanks!
The Edge wrote:Interestingly, this forum historic sub-section is called "Famous weapons, ships & planes" - I think they couldn't find the worse example )
Yes, really a strange choice - ships that have not even entered active service, not to mention seeing battle... :?

Now the question. Who is this smiling man?

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by varjag » 20 Mar 2010 02:43

Nobody?? Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolinis son-in-law, Varjag

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by AVV » 20 Mar 2010 13:20

Greetings, Varjag!

Yes, of course. I'm also surprised that it took so long to name such a well-known Italian political figure. :?
In any case, the quiz is all yours.

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Friendly Fire - isn't

Post by varjag » 20 Mar 2010 23:36

Thanks AVV....
A Governor and Commander in Chief - was killed by ''friendly fire''...... :roll:

Who was he - and what happened?, Varjag

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by UMachine » 21 Mar 2010 01:15

Balbo.Shot down.

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by varjag » 21 Mar 2010 03:01

UMachine wrote:Balbo.Shot down.
Dead right you are! Italo Balbo, governor of Libya, had the misfortune to arrive over Tobruk harbour at the same time as the RAF.....The Italian flak-gunners in the heat of the moment didn't differentiate between Balbos Savoia and the british Blenheims - and shot him down pronto :roll:

Your question, Varjag

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by AVV » 21 Mar 2010 13:32

Greetings!
varjag wrote:The Italian flak-gunners in the heat of the moment didn't differentiate between Balbos Savoia and the british Blenheims
A very strange mistake, BTW, to take 3-engined plane for 2-engined one...Could have been some conspiracy against Balbo.

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by Oasis » 21 Mar 2010 18:35

AVV wrote:Greetings!
varjag wrote:The Italian flak-gunners in the heat of the moment didn't differentiate between Balbos Savoia and the british Blenheims
A very strange mistake, BTW, to take 3-engined plane for 2-engined one...Could have been some conspiracy against Balbo.

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Balbo's pilot probably did not ottemperate to the signals known only by axis pilots before approaching... a lot of literature abouth this fact

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