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gastec
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Sure was - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2015/03/04/flying-cannons-15-warplanes-equipped-with-heavy-artillery/

Over to you Magpie...
Magpie
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 09:29 PM UTC
The Voisin III ?
gastec
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
What was the first plane to be armed with a 37mm gun?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 05:55 PM UTC

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Built from junk and spare parts - some sourced from Egyptian aircraft?



Bingo! The first two were patched together from dumped RAF fuselages and bits and pieces from a number of shot down Egyptian planes. Over to you.

gastec
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
Built from junk and spare parts - some sourced from Egyptian aircraft?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC

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Ex USAF stock left in Czechoslovakia after WW2 and flown to Israel.



Those were donated by Britain to the Czechoslovak Air Force after WW2 and most of them were sold to Israel, but that's not what I mean.

I'm talking about the first two examples...

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gastec
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
Ex USAF stock left in Czechoslovakia after WW2 and flown to Israel.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC
Speaking of Spitfires - what was special about the very first ones of the Israeli Air Force?

gastec
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 05:30 AM UTC
https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/mercedes-benz-db-605-spitfire-v.44111/

All yours sir....
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC

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Which WW2 British built fighter aircraft was later modified and powered by Daimler-Benz engine before the war's end?



A Spitfire Vb hit by AA fire over France and crash landed in the occupied island of Jersey.

gastec
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC
Which WW2 British built fighter aircraft was later modified and powered by Daimler-Benz engine before the war's end?
Magpie
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 12:34 AM UTC
Yep that's the one over to you
gastec
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
From Wikipdeia.
The first test was Able. The bomb was named Gilda after Rita Hayworth's character in the 1946 film Gilda, and was dropped from the B-29 Superfortress Dave's Dream of the 509th Bombardment Group on July 1, 1946. It detonated 520 feet (158 m) above the target fleet and caused less than the expected amount of ship damage because it missed its aim point by 2,130 feet (649 m).
Magpie
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 12:27 PM UTC
OK well in keeping with the Heavy Bomber theme, a farily easy one.

Which aircraft, type,name and squadron dropped the 3rd Atomic Bomb and where did it drop it ?
Heatnzl
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 07:37 PM UTC

It had a very high crew fatality rate as compared to other types, especially the B-17 ?[/quote]

Yes. It actually had the highest fatality crash rate of all US aircraft.
Over to you Magpie.
gastec
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC
Liberators had only one exit near the tail, making it almost impossible for the crew to reach the rear from the flight deck when wearing a parachute.
Magpie
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 01:07 PM UTC
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What was the primary reason the The B-24 was the most “unloved” aircraft by the US?

Cheers

Karl



It had a very high crew fatality rate as compared to other types, especially the B-17 ?
Heatnzl
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC

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What was the primary reason the The B-24 was the most “unloved” aircraft by the US?

Cheers

Karl



I’ll give it a shot—-It had poor handling characteristics at low speeds. This, combined with the high wing and nose wheel, made it difficult to fly on takeoff and landing. There were some other characteristics which made it “unloved” by other than its crews, notably it’s seeming inability to absorb the same type of punishment as the B17.
VR, Russ



These were some of the many reasons that led to the primary dislike by (hint) B-24 crews.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC

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What was the primary reason the The B-24 was the most “unloved” aircraft by the US?

Cheers

Karl



I’ll give it a shot—-It had poor handling characteristics at low speeds. This, combined with the high wing and nose wheel, made it difficult to fly on takeoff and landing. There were some other characteristics which made it “unloved” by other than its crews, notably it’s seeming inability to absorb the same type of punishment as the B17.
VR, Russ
Heatnzl
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 06:25 PM UTC
What was the primary reason the The B-24 was the most “unloved” aircraft by the US?

Cheers

Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 03:54 PM UTC
Bump
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM UTC
Okay, my nudge worked. Over to you, Karl.
Heatnzl
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 03:11 PM UTC
It is a Burnelli CBY-3 "Lifting Body."

Cheers

Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
I'm about to be away from the internet for a week, so even if someone gets the answer I won't know about it.