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zgubny #21 Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:27 AM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 20 September 2020 - 09:00 AM, said:

Well that's week three up. I'm thinking I might need some harder photos, you seem to be getting these rather quickly. 

 

Week three answer:

Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon

 

Points for week three:

6 points for zgubny

 

Week No.4 picture:

P1080059.jpg

 

Grumman Wildcat Martlet Mk.V "That Old Thing"

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TheNobleQ #22 Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:29 PM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 20 September 2020 - 08:00 AM, said:

Well that's week three up. I'm thinking I might need some harder photos, you seem to be getting these rather quickly.

 

I think the problem is that, if one has a rough idea what the plane is, then so far it's been very easy to turn up other photographs and match the liveries or even the identification letters and numbers.  For instance, I knew week 2 was a Hawker Hunter and it took less than a minute to find a photograph matching the livery with the precise identification attached.  I did the same for the Hispano, since the engine housing is a dead giveaway, but decided not to post the answer since I would have been proving nothing other than I know how to search the internet.

 

Now, if you could post silhouettes, I suspect few if any of us would get more than 1 or 2 points a week.



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Four weeks down, here's the latest.

 

Week four answer:

Grumman Wildcat Mk.VI / Grumman Wildcat FM-2

Now, the Martlet Mk.V was the RN designation for the Wildcat FM-1. But the picture is of an FM-2 painted in the colours of a Mk.V. The FM-2 is distinguishable from the FM-1 by a taller tail. Sorry, it was a bit mean, but it is the little details that can make a big difference. I said I would find some harder pictures.

 

Points for week four:

3 points for zugubny

 

Week No.5 picture:

P1080043.jpg


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zgubny #24 Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:29 AM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 27 September 2020 - 10:23 AM, said:

Four weeks down, here's the latest.

 

Week four answer:

Grumman Wildcat Mk.VI / Grumman Wildcat FM-2

Now, the Martlet Mk.V was the RN designation for the Wildcat FM-1. But the picture is of an FM-2 painted in the colours of a Mk.V. The FM-2 is distinguishable from the FM-1 by a taller tail. Sorry, it was a bit mean, but it is the little details that can make a big difference. I said I would find some harder pictures.

 

Points for week four:

3 points for zugubny

 

Week No.5 picture:

P1080043.jpg


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British SE 5 A

 

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nitemare_gary #25 Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:52 AM

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Week five's up, time for something a little different.

 

Week five answer:

Royal aircraft factory S.E.5 a

 

Points for week five:

5 points for zgubny

 

Week No.6 picture:

P1080907.jpg


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zgubny #26 Posted 04 October 2020 - 09:18 AM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 04 October 2020 - 09:52 AM, said:

Week five's up, time for something a little different.

 

Week five answer:

Royal aircraft factory S.E.5 a

 

Points for week five:

5 points for zgubny

 

Week No.6 picture:

P1080907.jpg

Agusta Westland

AW-159  Wildcat AH1 army air corps


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Vladinir_Shotitov #27 Posted 09 October 2020 - 07:29 PM

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Please excuse a little inside knowledge here...

 

First of all, zgubny is of course factually correct in everything except the name of the manufacturer, which currently refers to itself as Leonardo.

 

However, having flown the Lynx Mks 1 and 7 on exchange for 3 years, and various other Wasteland products both before and since, could I point out that within HM Forces the aircraft depicted is frequently referred to as either the 'Mildcat' (in reference to its fighting capabilities) or as the Lynx Mk10 (because, despite the efforts of the Leonardo marketing team to persuade people otherwise, it is just the 10th iteration of that particular line).  A sad example of how politics defeats practicality when it comes to selecting weapon systems for the UK armed forces; the Lynx was sometimes described as the finest small-ship-anti-submarine-helicopter ever to be fielded by the Army.  Cockpit visibility was comparable to sitting inside your house and peering out through the letter-box; the Mk1 on a warm day could EITHER carry 8 TOW missiles OR turn to the right in the hover, but not both... oh, and if the OAT exceeded 30 degrees celsius (not uncommon in central European summers) then the total hover time was 5 minutes per sortie otherwise your flight hydraulics overpressurised and blew up.  It was a testament to the skills and abilities of the aircrew within the AAC and the REME staff tasked with the sorry job of maintaining these duds that the aircraft stayed in service as long as it did - the price they have paid is to have the Mk10 foisted upon them to keep Wastelands going.  I believe that in its original concept as a small-ship helicopter, the design was a qualified success particularly in its Mk8 form - again, kudos to the RN crews who made it work despite the efforts of the designers (whoever thought that keeping the Accessory Drive from the Wessex was a good idea?).

 

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nitemare_gary #28 Posted 11 October 2020 - 10:53 AM

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First of all, sorry this is late.

View PostVladinir_Shotitov, on 09 October 2020 - 07:29 PM, said:

Please excuse a little inside knowledge here...

I wish I had that level of experience. Mine is currently limited to striping parts of a Westland Scout. About the Wildcat, I heard that they were putting the new Martlet missile on it. (got to be a pun in there somewhere, Wildcat and Martlet) 

 

Week six answer:

Leonardo / Augusta Westland AW-159 Wildcat AH1  

In this case, for the manufacturer, both Leonardo and AW are correct. This is because the design process for the 159 started when the company was still called Augusta Westland, and didn't change it's name to Leonardo until after the project was designated AW-159. 

 

Points for week six:

1 point for Vladinir_shotitov

6 points for zgubny

 

Week No.7 picture:

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Vladinir_Shotitov #29 Posted 11 October 2020 - 11:28 AM

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Looks like MiG21 Lancers of the Romanian Air Force.

 

If you want a story about engine-off landings on the strip next to the runway at Sek Kong in a 660 Sqn Scout, I'm yer man... :B


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zgubny #30 Posted 11 October 2020 - 02:02 PM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 11 October 2020 - 11:53 AM, said:

First of all, sorry this is late.

I wish I had that level of experience. Mine is currently limited to striping parts of a Westland Scout. About the Wildcat, I heard that they were putting the new Martlet missile on it. (got to be a pun in there somewhere, Wildcat and Martlet) 

 

Week six answer:

Leonardo / Augusta Westland AW-159 Wildcat AH1  

In this case, for the manufacturer, both Leonardo and AW are correct. This is because the design process for the 159 started when the company was still called Augusta Westland, and didn't change it's name to Leonardo until after the project was designated AW-159. 

 

Points for week six:

1 point for Vladinir_shotitov

6 points for zgubny

 

Wouhouuuuu cool , +6 points in the basket !!!!

But i want to congratulate Vladinir Shotitov because he really got skills !!!

Me i know who i am , i'm a dude playing the dude disguised as another dude : 

 

 

 



nitemare_gary #31 Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:10 AM

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Week seven is here, and time for something tricky.

(Thanks to Zen for the suggestion.)

 

Week seven answer:

Mig-21 Lancer C

 

 

Points for week seven:

3 points for Vladinir_shotitov

 

Week No.7 picture:

wowp w7.PNG

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zgubny #32 Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:14 AM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 18 October 2020 - 09:10 AM, said:

Week seven is here, and time for something tricky.

(Thanks to Zen for the suggestion.)

 

Week seven answer:

Mig-21 Lancer C

 

 

Points for week seven:

3 points for Vladinir_shotitov

 

Week No.7 picture:

wowp w7.PNG

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The picture is not very clear , it looks like a Hurricane ...

 

But it's a Rogozarski IK-3 ... From Yugoslavia .


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Week nine is here, and although the aircraft is not too difficult, the angle is certainly an awkward one. What, you didn't think that all the photos I used would be nice side on angles, did you?

 

Week eight answer:

Rogozarski IK-3 Production version (so, mark 1)

 

 

Points for week eight:

3 points for zgubny

 

Week No.9 picture:

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zgubny #34 Posted 25 October 2020 - 08:58 AM

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 25 October 2020 - 09:54 AM, said:

Week nine is here, and although the aircraft is not too difficult, the angle is certainly an awkward one. What, you didn't think tat all the photos I used would be nice side on angles, did you?

 

Week eight answer:

Rogozarski IK-3 Production version (so, mark 1)

 

 

mark 1 ?????  lol is it a joke ?



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View Postzgubny, on 25 October 2020 - 08:58 AM, said:

 

mark 1 ?????  lol is it a joke ?

Yes.

To be honest, there was only really a maximum of three points for that week, as there was only one variant and prototype of the IK-3. (at least as far as I know) 


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View Postnitemare_gary, on 25 October 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

Yes.

To be honest, there was only really a maximum of three points for that week, as there was only one variant and prototype of the IK-3. (at least as far as I know) 

 

Only one operational variant, a dozen or so planes. Very brief operational history in the opening days of WW2 in Yugoslavia.

 

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View Postnitemare_gary, on 25 October 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

 

To be honest, there was only really a maximum of three points for that week, as there was only one variant and prototype of the IK-3. (at least as far as I know) 

 

"Development of a dual-control two-seat trainer variant of the IK-3 had commenced but pressure on the design team had delayed the completion of the project when the invasion intervened".



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Well ,  i didn't know the picture was refering to a "mark 1 ".

 As far as i Know Rogozarski is the manufacturer and Ik stand for Ljubomir Ilić and  Kosta Sivčev , so the model is IK3 but never mind .

Works began in 1936 ,even wind tunnel tests have been carried out in France ...

 

" Ilić and Sivčev's new streamlined low-wing monoplane design had a retractable undercarriage. Like the IK-2 it was initially developed privately by the two men. A scale model was tested in the Eiffel-built wind tunnel in Paris, but the pair soon realised that they needed a third engineer to help evaluate the design and determine the structural details. Slobodan Zrnić, the head of construction at the Yugoslav State Aircraft Factory in Kraljevo, was recruited, as he had worked as a specialist aircraft engineer in France. The project name for the IK-2 was changed from IK, standing for (Ljubomir) Ilić and Kosta (Sivčev), to IKZ, to include Zrnić. This name was changed, possibly due to the similarities between the Cyrillic "З" (Z) and the Arabic numeral "3", and the aircraft became known as the IK-3."



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in others words :          

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Short History: In 1941. there was a project about improving performance Rogozarski IK-3 fighter by instaling a more powerfull engine. Out of 3 engines considered stronger Hispano Suiza V12 engine became unavailable because of Fall of France so two other options were Rolls-Royce Merlin III engine and Daimler Benz DB 601Aa. So to test which one is better they took one Hurricane and replaced Merlin engine with the DB 601 one.Then they tested performance of standard Hurricane against modified one named LVT-1. LVT-1 was superior in every aspect and DB 601 engine also allowed instaling a 20mm motorcannone. Test were succesfull and all IK-3s in production would receive DB 601 engine replacement if it was not for worsened relations between Yugoslavia and Germany which would result in Axis invasion.

 

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