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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
What WW2 Russian aircraft engine had an unusual design and what was it?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 05:27 PM UTC
If anyone wants to beat me to a question, go ahead. I am going to wrack my brain to come up with a good question. Anyone can step in if they want.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
Great to hear the story of the man behind the Airport.
I know it well but have never stopped to wonder whom it might be named after.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:52 AM UTC
Darrell,
You got it man! all yours now.

Just some additional Trivia about LaGuardia:

1) He was a Congressman before resigning and attaining a commission as an Aviator and rising to the rank of Major during WWI (like that would happen today!).
2) His first wife was an Istrian, but she died of TB in 1921.
3) He and Franklin Roosevelt (a Democrat) were good friends, and very much respected each other (also like that would happen today!). Roosevelt backed LaGuardia (Republican) when he became Mayor of New York, and made sure federal funds were funneled to New York. LaGuardia was a prime backer of Roosevelt's New Deal, and recognized putting the country back to work during the depression was of the utmost importance--they worked together when their respective political parties didn't see eye to eye--I doubt that would happen today either.
4) LaGuardia flew a variety of Camproni bombers on long distance flights to bomb Austro-Hungarian Targets, Including the CA-3, CA-4, CA-5 and CA-44 at the end of the war. His personal aircraft had Italian markings but sported a US Union Shield similar to what the Union Pacific Railroad used as heraldry. He was allowed to command an Italian unit because of his Italian ancestry.
5) His father emigrated to the US in the 1880s, was a musician, and his first job was as a Bandmaster at US Military posts in Arizona in the 1890s, That's where LaGaurdia graduated form High School.

All yours!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC

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OK--I'm ready to give this a go:

1) This aviator was the son of an immigrant who was also a US Army Bandmaster in the American west.
2)He was a Republican, but was supported by a famous Democrat, to the dismay of the Democratic party.
3)He married a resident of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but served on the side of the Allies in WWI.
4)He commanded and flew with a Foreign Squadron equipped with Foreign Aircraft during WWI.

Name the Flyer, The aircraft he flew, and the airport named for him.



Here are my answers

1) Fiorello Herny LaGuardia
2) Caproni Ca.44 (Ca.5) bomber for the Italian Air Force
3 LaGuardia Airport serving New York City
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:47 AM UTC
OK--I'm ready to give this a go:

1) This aviator was the son of an immigrant who was also a US Army Bandmaster in the American west.
2)He was a Republican, but was supported by a famous Democrat, to the dismay of the Democratic party.
3)He married a resident of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but served on the side of the Allies in WWI.
4)He commanded and flew with a Foreign Squadron equipped with Foreign Aircraft during WWI.

Name the Flyer, The aircraft he flew, and the airport named for him.
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 02:08 PM UTC

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You have it Russ. I was hoping it might have been a little harder. It seems I can answer questions better than I can think them up.



You know...I was kinda hoping I'd get this wrong! It's getting more and more challenging to get questions which are hard to answer! You guys are a tough crowd! Give me a day or so and I'll try and come up with something-- Unless someone else is out there with a question that's burning a hole in their pocket!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC
You have it Russ. I was hoping it might have been a little harder. It seems I can answer questions better than I can think them up.
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:37 AM UTC

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What infamous aircraft test models are in the process of being recovered from a body of water?



Some of the nine Avro Arrow test models launched over Lake Ontario in the early 1950s? Only reason I know this is because one of the members of our local club here in Seattle recently built a model of the Arrow model launch platform. The Model was entered in the Vancouver B.C. IPMS show this Fall.

VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:52 AM UTC
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
What infamous aircraft test models are in the process of being recovered from a body of water?
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC

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Yes. Just over fifty miles.

Over to you.



Give me a couple of days to come up with something interesting
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Yes. Just over fifty miles.

Over to you.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
[quote]My apologies for the delay in posting a question. Nicotine withdrawal.

How many miles of steel wire were used in the construction of the airship "Hindenberg"? [/quote

Just a wild guess 50 miles of steel wire
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
Bump Bump Bump
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 06:17 AM UTC
My apologies for the delay in posting a question. Nicotine withdrawal.

How many miles of steel wire were used in the construction of the airship "Hindenberg"?
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC

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On 9 July 1944 a Royal Navy Avenger downed a V-1 flying bomb.

Cheers

Karl.



Bingo! I'd love to know more about it ...

You have control, over.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC
On 9 July 1944 a Royal Navy Avenger downed a V-1 flying bomb.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:02 AM UTC
First combat use / sinking using air dropped acoustic buoy?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC
Another clue: the aircraft involved was American and was usually associated with aircraft carriers.
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hi there

The U-Boat saga definitely deserves a brownie-point, even if it's not the actual answer. That is a truly bizarre coincidence - and a great bit of sleuthing to find it!

All the best

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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Time for a clue.

The unit involved wasn't part of the RAF, but it was nonetheless part of Coastal Command.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
That's a bit quirky, I'll grant you, but as submarines were basically Coastal Command's stock-in-trade, it's not unusual enough.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC

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Go on, then, I'll give it a whirl.

In July 1944, what was Coastal Command's most unusual kill? Extra points for listing all the elements that made it odd.


was it a Sunderland flown by F/l marrows. During the battle two other aircraft distracted the U-Boat gunners allowing Marrow to attack and sink the third. His bombs straddled the U;Boat thus sinking it. What makes it unusual is the Sunderland's markings were 461U while the U-Boat was U461. U-461 was a supply sub.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC
Go on, then, I'll give it a whirl.

In July 1944, what was Coastal Command's most unusual kill? Extra points for listing all the elements that made it odd.