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LongKnife
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 01:47 AM UTC
Well JP. Ten Highland 950-engines would weigh 450 kg, but pump out a total of 1100 hp on the crank shafts in road trim. That would surely fly...and not need much more service than a Merlin of that power did. Would you fly it.....?

(On a more serious note, I have put six cylinders together in my cad, as two threecylinder radials. I sure would want to do that once)

Tony
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 09:13 AM UTC
Hi Sean

The Trident 3B had four engines, with an extra RB162 to supplement the main Speys - is that what you mean?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 07:43 PM UTC
And he comes up on the fence to take the lead in the final furlong ...

... you can tell I'm reading this out, can't you?

That's the one! Looks like it's over to Merlin.
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi Sean

I must be showing my age - the Trident was the only thing I could think of! A quick web-search turned up the wild guess was actually right!

OK, next question. What's this aircraft?:



All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 02:07 AM UTC
aaha..one that I know ...the heavy fighter 'destroyer' (escort) forerunner of the Pe 2 - the Sotka in Russian ...that's Russian for '100' ..so that makes it a PB-100 ..(or VI -100)
....have I done enough yet ..?!!
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 02:35 AM UTC

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aaha..one that I know ...the heavy fighter 'destroyer' (escort) forerunner of the Pe 2 - the Sotka in Russian ...that's Russian for '100' ..so that makes it a PB-100 ..(or VI -100)
....have I done enough yet ..?!!



Nice one Neil!

A comprehensive bulls-eye! Over to you for the next question.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 06:22 AM UTC

..Thanks Rowan ..right continuing with twin engined a/c (there's the clue!)

when Erhard Milch told a high ranking visitor to Berlin in 1938 "You have the best aicraft in the world, but, unfortunately for you, you only have one!" he was referring to which aircraft...?
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 09:21 PM UTC
As usual I just take a chance. The first Spitfires was delivered sometime 1938, and this can have happened before that. My guess is the Spitfire prototype K5054.

Tony
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 11:30 PM UTC
..sorry Tony that's not the answer I'm looking for - there was a clue in my last post ...here's another; it's not a British a/c ...
LongKnife
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:09 AM UTC
Twin engined... Right!

Rule #1: Make sure eyes are connected before trying to read or observe.

Will think a bit more Tony
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 01:27 AM UTC
French then. Probably a fast bomber since that was all the rage pre-war.
I'll guess the prettiest one (in my opinion) amiot 350.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 06:28 AM UTC

..impressive deduction... & knowledge of French types JP ! Over to you

jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 08:10 PM UTC
Wow, I missed this post. My other guess was the Bre 693 which was around this time too.

Ok. I've nothing really nice prepared.
How about this teaser then.

The DH-9 was obsolete by the time it made the Western Front.
But in which conflict was its last military action? (Albeit as a trainer)
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 11:08 PM UTC

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The DH-9 was obsolete by the time it made the Western Front.
But in which conflict was its last military action? (Albeit as a trainer)



Was it with the South African Air Force in suppressing the Rand Revolt (1922)?
jaypee
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 01:38 AM UTC
I might be political and call that a terrorist action rather than a military one.

But I'm not political.

It isn't the Rand rebellion.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 05:02 AM UTC

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I might be political and call that a terrorist action rather than a military one.

But I'm not political.

It isn't the Rand rebellion.



Yeah, I agree.

How about the British operations in Somalia against Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in 1920?
jaypee
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 05:30 AM UTC
Nope, and if you are reading wikipedia the answer isn't there
It is on the web though.
Clue: it wasn't operated by the British.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:20 PM UTC

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Nope, and if you are reading wikipedia the answer isn't there




How did you guess?
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:50 AM UTC
The RAAF had them on strength until 1930.

Ignore that,no conflict involved, just training.
jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 10:27 PM UTC
No takers? What about a clue. Italians were involved in the same conflict but did not fly the DH-9.
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 11:12 PM UTC
Hi JP

The Spanish Civil War?

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1956/1956%20-%200425.html

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 11:49 PM UTC
Goes to the man in the pointed hat.
Yep in Reis and Ring's book there is a photo of one in Nationalist colours.
Used as a hack at the flight school in Seville. Maybe not in combat
but still involved and flying in 1936!
I've not got the book handy but here is a profile of her.

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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 05:07 AM UTC
Cheers JP

OK, next question - what's this brute?:



All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 05:36 AM UTC
Those are some wheels on that beast. It's like the BigFoot of aeronautics.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:22 AM UTC
I'd say that was the Barling XNBL-1.