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rdt1953
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:38 PM GMT+7
P 38 Pathfinder? -I'm guessing here - Richard
Heatnzl
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:06 PM GMT+7

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mosquito ?



Not a Mosquito.

Hint. This was a modified aircraft.

Mike might get this one, being as it is a little 'left-field.'

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:47 PM GMT+7
mosquito ?
Heatnzl
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:53 AM GMT+7

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Did he use a Naval observation balloon?


No, it was something very fast and nimble.

By "Progress" I mean the time of the D-Day landings and the operations afterward. The landings themselves were code-named "Neptune," "Overlord" was the campaign.

Ike's visit to one of the battle areas was filmed in July 1944.

Cheers

Karl.


2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 08:36 PM GMT+7

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In what unusual aircraft did Eisenhower observe the progress of "Overlord?"

Cheers

Karl.



Did he use a Naval observation balloon?
Heatnzl
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 05:24 PM GMT+7
In what unusual aircraft did Eisenhower observe the progress of "Overlord?"

Cheers

Karl.
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7

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What airline company is known for its Antarctic medical evacuations during the polar winter. How many have they done and what plane was used



I can only manage two of these questions.

Kenn Borek Air uses the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter for it's operations in the Antarctic. I do not know how many rescues it has performed.

Cheers Karl.



Close enough Karl. They have done three mid winter rescues The number of rescues was only found in their local paper.
Over to you now Karl
Heatnzl
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 04:05 PM GMT+7

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What airline company is known for its Antarctic medical evacuations during the polar winter. How many have they done and what plane was used



I can only manage two of these questions.

Kenn Borek Air uses the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter for it's operations in the Antarctic. I do not know how many rescues it has performed.

Cheers

Karl.
2002hummer
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
What airline company is known for its Antarctic medical evacuations during the polar winter. How many have they done and what plane was used
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:23 AM GMT+7
That's the flight I was thinking of. Your turn again.
2002hummer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Jessie, The info I could find is that on May 31,1965 Okanagan Helicopters CHC)launched a Sikorsky 61N from Longueuil Quebec Canada and arrived at Gatwick in London on May 29, 1965. It also saved Sokorsky $26,000 USD ($200000 today)
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
Which company conducted the first civilian transatlantic helicopter flight, and when did that occur? Bonus points, what type of helicopter was it?
2002hummer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:20 AM GMT+7
Okay Jessie. It is you first choice. The Argus. I also did not realize that there were so many to pick from.I like you try to keep things Canadian
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
Hi Jessie

You could probably add the Fw 200 Condor and Hudson to your list.

All the best

Rowan
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 07:21 AM GMT+7

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Okay here is an easy two part question.
What long range naval patrol bomber was developed from a civilian airframe.
What modifications were made.



More or less in their order of introduction:
1) Canadair Argus, converted from Bristol Britannia:
Entire new unpressurised fuselage with radar, really cool glass nose, weapons bays and MAD boom, R-3350 Turbo Compound engines replaced the Britannia's Proteus engines.
2) Lockheed P-3, converted from the Lockheed L-188 Electra:
New radar, shortened forward fuselage, added weapons bay, added MAD boom.
3) Il-38 May, converted from Il-18:
Wings moved forward to preserve C of G, added radar pod, weapons bays and MAD boom.
4) BAe Nimrod, converted from De Havilland Comet:
Added lower fuselage lobe housing radar and weapons bay, added MAD boom. RR Speys replaced the Comet's Avons.
5) Boeing P-8, converted from 737-800:
Added weapons bay, raked wingtips and retractable MAD boom.
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 04:22 AM GMT+7
Okay here is an easy two part question.
What long range naval patrol bomber was developed from a civilian airframe.
What modifications were made.
Heatnzl
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 01:31 PM GMT+7
Darrell, you win the Chocolate Fish.

Cheers

Karl.
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:48 PM GMT+7

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How many hits by the MK 108 cannon used by the Luftwaffe did it take to;

a)Bring down a fighter, and

b)Destroy a four-engined bomber?

Cheers

Karl.



a) To bring down a fighter it took just one hit.

b) To bring down a four engined bomber it took four hits.

The shells are actually loaded with 85 grams of RDX explosive
Heatnzl
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
How many hits by the MK 108 cannon used by the Luftwaffe did it take to;

a)Bring down a fighter, and

b)Destroy a four-engined bomber?

Cheers

Karl.
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:50 AM GMT+7

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In the changing conditions of the Far East weather (humid to dry) the casein glue used to construct the Mosquito would deteriorate. Fungus would appear along the wing roots.
The problem was ameliorated by covering the wings with a thin sheet of plywood over the wing surfaces, sealing them from the weather.
Also, the use of "Aerolite," a synthetic glue, proved more durable in extreme conditions on those aircraft which used it in their construction.

Cheers

Karl.



Right on Karl. I hope you can come up with a better question.
Heatnzl
#435
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 04:18 PM GMT+7
In the changing conditions of the Far East weather (humid to dry) the casein glue used to construct the Mosquito would deteriorate. Fungus would appear along the wing roots.
The problem was ameliorated by covering the wings with a thin sheet of plywood over the wing surfaces, sealing them from the weather.
Also, the use of "Aerolite," a synthetic glue, proved more durable in extreme conditions on those aircraft which used it in their construction.

Cheers

Karl.
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:42 AM GMT+7

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dh mosquito quickly rotting away in warm humid conditions; painting them in a silver scheme??


Close.The fist part is right, the second part is wrong.
janhendriks
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:40 PM GMT+7
dh mosquito quickly rotting away in warm humid conditions; painting them in a silver scheme??
2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:40 PM GMT+7
What WW11 aircraft had an unusual problem when used in the Far East and how was it overcome?
MJWard
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM GMT+7
We have a winner folks ! Over to you Darrell