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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by arturolorioli » 01 Mar 2012 19:04

P.108 wrote:The names of the 2 assault swimmers trained to attack the Tripoli harbour in 1943.


OK, my try... I would say Luigi Ferraro (later Gold Metal for Military Valour) and his wife Orietta Romano (but the gallant lady was not a "Gamma" assault swimmer properly, AFAIK she just underwent some limited training with underwater rebreather sets at Livorno).
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Post by P.108 » 10 Mar 2012 10:51

OK, your turn.

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Post by arturolorioli » 10 Mar 2012 12:54

The largest calibre mortars in service with the WW2 Italian Army.
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Post by arturolorioli » 12 Mar 2012 17:22

arturolorioli wrote:The largest calibre mortars in service with the WW2 Italian Army.


A small help. The weapons is sometimes listed as an howitzer (quite incorrectly, as the barrel lenght was under 15 calibres long).
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Post by arturolorioli » 13 Mar 2012 19:41

arturolorioli wrote:
arturolorioli wrote:The largest calibre mortars in service with the WW2 Italian Army.


A small help. The weapons is sometimes listed as an howitzer (quite incorrectly, as the barrel lenght was under 15 calibres long).


C'mon, it's not that difficult :wink:

Another small help. It was in use by GaF batteries only (260th to 263rd, one in each battery).
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Post by arturolorioli » 21 Mar 2012 15:38

arturolorioli wrote:
arturolorioli wrote:
arturolorioli wrote:The largest calibre mortars in service with the WW2 Italian Army.


Last help. It was a Skoda model, WW1 prize-of-war.
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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by AVV » 21 Mar 2012 16:05

Hello!
Škoda 30.5 cm Mörser M. 11 or M.16?

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Post by arturolorioli » 21 Mar 2012 16:16

AVV wrote:Hello!
Škoda 30.5 cm Mörser M. 11 or M.16?
Best regards, Aleks


Larger :)
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Post by arturolorioli » 29 Mar 2012 19:08

arturolorioli wrote:
AVV wrote:Hello!
Škoda 30.5 cm Mörser M. 11 or M.16?
Best regards, Aleks


Larger :)


OK, probably it was not so easy as I guessed. The correct answer is the the mighty Skoda 420/12. Italy got nine of those 113 tons monsters after WW1 from Austria-Hungary as prize-of-war: at the beginning of WW2 four where assigned to the Guardia alla Frontiera (batteries 260th, 261st, 262nd and 263rd, with one mortar each), two were being reactivated at the Piacenza arsenal, and one had been scrapped and was used as a spare-parts source.

OK, anybody willing to post a new quiz, please do.
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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by Wisarut » 23 Oct 2012 05:48

AVV wrote: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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Sadly, those 2 light cruisers cannot be delivered ... and it takes years to get our money back ....

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 10 Nov 2012 18:37

A new question as this quiz has not moved for a while.

Which group had an insignia like this?

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 18 Nov 2012 15:15

I am looking for an organization that was active in the RSI.

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Post by zaptiè » 20 Nov 2012 22:53

it's a GNR (Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana ) badge

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Post by Marcus » 20 Nov 2012 23:07

Correct. You turn to post a question.

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Re: The official AHF Italy under Fascism quiz thread

Post by zaptiè » 28 Nov 2012 18:09

What was the smallest italian colony?

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