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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC

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487 differnt types of aircraft.



...including 52 captured German types.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC
Okay, name that plane....

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
Its a French experimental aircraft designed by Nicolas Roland Payen, the PA-22 Flechair.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 05:50 PM UTC
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:47 PM UTC
Australian theme on this one! What British military liaison and observation aircraft was used by the Royal Australian Airforce, namely the 16th and 17th flight units, to support the Australian Army during the Pacific theatre from 1944?
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:31 AM UTC
The Auster ?
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:49 AM UTC
Over to you Scott. The Auster Mark III. The No16 AOP Flight was later expanded to become the 1st Aviation Regiment as well.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 04:07 PM UTC
OK Mine's a pretty simple one.

What aircraft was used by both sides on active service during the Falklands War and what was unusual about the manner in which one side deployed theirs?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC

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What aircraft was used by both sides on active service during the Falklands War



C-130


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and what was unusual about the manner in which one side deployed theirs?



An Argentinian Hercules scored a bomb-hit on the British tanker 'British Wye' north of South Georgia.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:10 PM UTC
That's an interesting story, not one I'd heard but not the one I was thinking of.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:58 PM UTC
Canberra used by Argentine forces as a bomber? Shot down by Sea Dart SAM.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 07:11 PM UTC
Hmmm...then maybe you mean the plan to supply the Chilean AF with two Canberras and secretly operate them with RAF crews?



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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:31 AM UTC
Yes that's the one,

The Canberra, depending on sources it was either planned to operate them in Chilean markings or the actually did operate in Chilean markings. There are supposedly photos of Canberras in Chili during the Falklands War.

Over to you
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM UTC

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Hi again

Picking up from the previous thread...

What's this pre-war trainer?:



All the best

Rowan



A updated J4N Jenny?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC

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The tail reminds me of various Bell aircraft. Is it a Bell of some description?



Hi Graeme

Not a Bell, but you've nailed the nationality in one shot.

All the best

Rowan




P-80?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC

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Over to you



All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC

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All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?




I believe he's the only one who didn't hit the target. Did I?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC

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All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?




I believe he's the only one who didn't hit the target. Did I?

Michael



Michael, before I've posted this question I knew already you'll give the right answer...after all, you don't have his photo as your avatar for nothing, do you?

Over to you

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Oops, now I've gotta come up with a question. Rats.

OK. No doubt an easy one, but here goes.

The F4U Corsair was at first considered unsuitable for carrier ops by the US Navy for several technical reasons, so it was sent to the Marines (who made damn good use of it!) But it was used on American flattops earlier that usually thought. What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group, which squadron flew them, and what was their mission?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 02:09 PM UTC
Do you mean VF-17?

VF-17 was the first to operate the Corsair off the Bunker Hill in July 43, stateside. They were pulled off it though and sent to the Solomons in a land-based role. Main issue was ensuring they had supplies and parts which wouldn't really be available through the USN chain being the only Corsair unit at the time on a carrier so they teamed them up with the USMC units.

During that assignment though they did land back on the Bunker Hill on occasion to refuel and rearm during attacks on Rubal.

They were mainly involved in fighter escorts but also ground attack and light anti-shipping
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Do you mean VF-17?

VF-17 was the first to operate the Corsair off the Bunker Hill in July 43, stateside. They were pulled off it though and sent to the Solomons in a land-based role. Main issue was ensuring they had supplies and parts which wouldn't really be available through the USN chain being the only Corsair unit at the time on a carrier so they teamed them up with the USMC units.

During that assignment though they did land back on the Bunker Hill on occasion to refuel and rearm during attacks on Rubal.

They were mainly involved in fighter escorts but also ground attack and light anti-shipping



Nope, that's not it. While VF-17 was originally assigned to the Bunker Hill air group, they didn't accompany the ship into the combat zone. They did indeed land during Rabaul operations, but really only as a pit stop, not as a regular thing.

The unit I'm looking for actually operated as a regular part of the air group of the carrier(s) in question.

Anyone else?

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC

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What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group?



USS Enterprise


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which squadron flew them?



VF(N)-101


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what was their mission?



Night-fighting.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC

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What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group?



USS Enterprise


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which squadron flew them?



VF(N)-101


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what was their mission?



Night-fighting.




Boom. Another one for RR! Back to you, my friend!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
During 'Operation Iceberg' (the Okinawa campaign), the USN (unexpectedly) acquired a RN FAA airplane belonging to the British Pacific Fleet. What type was it and how was it acquired?