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Aircraft Trivia Quiz 2 (Join In)
rdt1953
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:32 PM GMT+7

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Well done Richard.
Yes both aircraft suffered from the same vibration problems that led to the tail-planes separating in flight.
Over to you.

Cheers

Karl.



Thanks Karl - on or about Feb 25 1914 the U.S. Army grounded all of its aircraft of a certain type. What type and why the grounding ?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:46 PM GMT+7
Well done Richard.
Yes both aircraft suffered from the same vibration problems that led to the tail-planes separating in flight.
Over to you.

Cheers

Karl.
rdt1953
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7

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Well done Karl, you are the one who remembered T is not Tactical but Torpedo

You win the chocolate fish. Over to you sir [/quote]

Good one Mike. Hidden in plain sight...

What did the Hawker Typhoon and Messerscmitt Bf109F unfortunately share..?

Cheers

Karl[/quote]
Structural weakness in the tail section- both required external strapping in an effort to avoid the tail separating from the fuselage
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
[/quote]Well done Karl, you are the one who remembered T is not Tactical but Torpedo

You win the chocolate fish. Over to you sir [/quote]

Good one Mike. Hidden in plain sight...

What did the Hawker Typhoon and Messerscmitt Bf109F unfortunately share..?

Cheers

Karl
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 07:25 AM GMT+7

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The T.S.R.II was a development of the independent design, the T.S.R.I, that Fairey was working on as a replacement for the Greek Navy's Fairey III seaplanes, eventually becoming the Swordfish.

Cheers

Karl.

Well done Karl, you are the one who remembered T is not Tactical but Torpedo

You win the chocolate fish. Over to you sir
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:06 PM GMT+7
The T.S.R.II was a development of the independent design, the T.S.R.I, that Fairey was working on as a replacement for the Greek Navy's Fairey III seaplanes, eventually becoming the Swordfish.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:01 PM GMT+7

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Was one of the Test Pilots on the TSR2 programme a Greek Navy pilot?

Cheers

Karl.

Unfortunately for you they were all Brits.

Clue: The TSR2 entered service



Hi Mike

Your clue makes the answer I was thinking of seem unlikely to be what you're after: a version of the TSR-2's Olympus engine was used in some Greek warships.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7

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Was one of the Test Pilots on the TSR2 programme a Greek Navy pilot?

Cheers

Karl.

Unfortunately for you they were all Brits.

Clue: The TSR2 entered service
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:46 PM GMT+7
Was one of the Test Pilots on the TSR2 programme a Greek Navy pilot?

Cheers

Karl.
rdt1953
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7

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Lovely answer, but nowhere near ri ght



I've said it before but I'll say it again - nice to see this thread alive again - great challenging questions gents - I only wish I knew the answers but I'm digging and searching - keep it up !
Berwickboy
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Lovely answer, but nowhere near ri ght
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:13 PM GMT+7
Here goes. Bear with me.

Lord Louis Mountbatten's influence as Chief of Defence Staff led the TSR2 programme to be cancelled as he was an advocate for the Blackburn Buccaneer.

Mountbatten had lost his ship, HMS Kelly, in the evacuation of allied troops from Crete. This operation was in conjunction with the Royal Hellenic Navy. Indeed, Mountbatten received decorations from the Greek Government for his services to Greece.
So there.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:48 PM GMT+7

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UHF?


Nay squire
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:43 AM GMT+7
UHF?

Berwickboy
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
Thank you. Today's poser: What connects the Greek Navy with the TSR2?
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:07 AM GMT+7

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Going up one number, the Republic XF-12



Ding! Ding! And we have a winner!

I was going with the XF-12 (later XR-12) over the XR-11 because the information I have indicates the XF-12 was originally designed as a bomber escort, but Col Roosevelt loved the design so much that when the escort requirement went away he forced through specifications for a photo-recon bird eerily similar to the specs of the XF-12. the XR-11 was designed to meet the same specs, but whereas the the XR-11 followed the specs, the specs actually followed the XF-12.

Over to you, Mike!

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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 07:35 AM GMT+7
Going up one number, the Republic XF-12
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:43 AM GMT+7

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Getting colder...




This is fun ! Nice to see this thread rolling again !



Hi Richard

Very true! I thought I was onto something when I spotted the Bush connection! In fact, I was chasing a goose of the wild variety.

All the best

Rowan
rdt1953
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:14 PM GMT+7

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Getting colder...




This is fun ! Nice to see this thread rolling again !
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
Getting colder...

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:53 AM GMT+7
Hi Mark

My immediate thought was the Northrop F-15 Reporter (initially the XP-61E long range fighter). Looking deeper, Northrop is now part of Northrop Grumman - whose Chairman, President and CEO is Wes Bush.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:09 PM GMT+7
Mike was indeed closer, but still not the answer for which I am looking.

rdt1953
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:49 PM GMT+7

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At a guess the Hughes XF-11 100 of which were ordered on the recommendation of Col Elliot Roosevelt



You are SO very close, but (at least according to the information I have available) not quite on the mark.




I believe you are looking for the Hughes D 2 - a molded plywood twin boom arrangement similar to the P 38 . As the USAAC had wavering interest in the aircraft Howard Hughes funded the project himself and allegations of Presidential intervention by FDR arose when after two meetings between President Roosevelt and Gen Hap Arnold the army ordered 100 of them - an aircraft the Army purportedly didn't want. If I am correct I will gladly defer to Mike as his answer of XF 11 was a derivative of the D2 and his answer was what led me to mine - your call
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:33 AM GMT+7

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At a guess the Hughes XF-11 100 of which were ordered on the recommendation of Col Elliot Roosevelt



You are SO very close, but (at least according to the information I have available) not quite on the mark.

Berwickboy
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
At a guess the Hughes XF-11 100 of which were ordered on the recommendation of Col Elliot Roosevelt