Page 273 of 277 FirstFirst ... 264265266267268269270271272273274275276277 LastLast
Results 4,081 to 4,095 of 4154

Thread: Aviation Quiz

  1. #4081
    Contributor Battleship IOWA's Avatar
    Join Date
    09 Dec 13
    Location
    San Pedro, Ca
    Posts
    413
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    EDO OSE in 1946

    Attachment 46085
    We have a winner, give that man a Kewpie dolls.
    Craig Johnson

  2. #4082
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,891
    When was the only time that a US aircraft scored an air to air kill with a AK-47?
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  3. #4083
    Defense ProfessionalSenior Contributor tbm3fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01 Nov 09
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    3,515
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    When was the only time that a US aircraft scored an air to air kill with a AK-47?
    As soon as I read that I knew a helo had to be involved but what could such a plane be? A damn biplane? In 1968? Flown by the North Vietnamese! Sure enough and I love the comments posted at the end of the story.

    http://www.guns.com/2018/01/11/that-...-a-helicopter/

  4. #4084
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,891
    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    As soon as I read that I knew a helo had to be involved but what could such a plane be? A damn biplane? In 1968? Flown by the North Vietnamese! Sure enough and I love the comments posted at the end of the story.

    http://www.guns.com/2018/01/11/that-...-a-helicopter/
    You are correct Sir.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lima_Site_85


    On 12 January, CIA spotters reported a four aircraft formation flying in the direction of Lima Site 85. They were Soviet-made Antonov An-2 biplanes. Two aircraft continued towards Lima Site 85, while the others turned away.[9] The Vietnam People's Air Force, in one of its few air attacks during the conflict, tried to destroy the radar at Lima Site 85. The An-2s flew over Phou Pha Thi, and their crewmen dropped 120 mm mortar shells through the aircraft's floor and then strafed their targets with 57 mm rockets mounted on the wing pods.[10] As they repeatedly attacked the facility, ground fire heavily damaged one AN-2, and it crashed into a mountainside. By now, CIA officers and U.S. controllers at Lima Site 85 had managed to contact an Air America helicopter, which was faster than the Soviet-made biplanes. The Huey pilot Captain Ted Moore sighted the remaining An-2, and promptly gave chase. As he pulled alongside, flight mechanic Glenn Woods armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire and caused the biplane to crash into a ridge.[11][12]

    The remaining An-2s had observed the attack from a distance and managed to escape without damage. Four Hmongs, two men and two women, had been killed by the communist attack. Nevertheless, the TSQ-81 radar and its associated equipment was undamaged.[11] Shortly afterwards, what remained of one of the An-2 biplanes was put on display in front of the That Luang Monument, Vientiane’s most important Buddhist shrine, as proof of North Vietnamese military activities in the kingdom.[13] Despite the attack, the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane and the USAF refused to alter their strategy for defending Lima Site 85. Lieutenant-Colonel Clarence F. Blanton, commander of USAF personnel at the facility, was given no authority to supervise his own perimeter or to order a retreat if they again came under attack. Throughout January and February, intelligence collected by the Hmongs confirmed that a major assault on Lima Site 85 was being prepared, but Sullivan and the U.S. military took no steps to strengthen the defenses.[14] In late February, a Combat Controller, Technical Sergeant James Gary, arrived to augment the defenses by directing air strikes.[15] He was replaced in this duty by Sergeant Roger D. Huffman on about 4 March.[16]
    Your question
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  5. #4085
    Defense ProfessionalSenior Contributor tbm3fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01 Nov 09
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    3,515
    What is this?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  6. #4086
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    11,819
    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    What is this?
    Packard DR-980, Radial 9 Engine

    https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...ial-9-engine-0
    This diesel engine was designed and built under the direction of the Packard Company’s Chief Aeronautical Engineer, L. M. Woolson. The objective was to achieve greater safety and economy through the substitution of heavy oil (furnace oil) for gasoline as fuel.

    Approved Type Certificate No. 43 was issued by the Department of Commerce on March 3, 1930, and the engine was publicly shown for the first time during the Detroit Aircraft Show in April 1930. Between May 25 through 28, 1931 at Jacksonville, Florida, a world's non-refueled duration flight record of 84 1/2 hours was set. The Model DR-980 won the 1931 Collier Trophy.

    The Packard Diesel DR-980 was the first compression ignition, oil-burning engine flown. It powered such aircraft as the: Stinson SM-1DX Detroiter; Packard-Bellanca Pacemaker; Verville Air Coach; Ford 11-AT-1 Trimotor; Goodyear Defender airship; Towle FA-3 Flying boat; Stewart M-2 Monoplane; Waco Taper Wing; and Consolidated XPT-8A aircraft.
    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

  7. #4087
    Defense ProfessionalSenior Contributor tbm3fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01 Nov 09
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    3,515
    That is correct. I was wondering if I would have to give a hint when many would give it away like rare, different fuel, duration, smell and the like. So your turn.

  8. #4088
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    11,819
    What is this plane?

    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

  9. #4089
    Global Moderator
    Military Professional
    Defense Professional
    Albany Rifles's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 Apr 07
    Location
    Prince George, VA
    Posts
    8,775
    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    What is this plane?

    Weird
    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain

  10. #4090
    Contributor
    Join Date
    07 Oct 14
    Location
    San Jose, CA.
    Posts
    428
    The Nemeth Parasol. It has a parasol wing. Not the shape of the wing but how the wing is attached to the fuselage.

  11. #4091
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    11,819
    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    The Nemeth Parasol. It has a parasol wing. Not the shape of the wing but how the wing is attached to the fuselage.
    Correct.

    Lots of interesting things about the Nemeth Parasol on this page:
    https://disciplesofflight.com/nemeth...ange-aircraft/

    What Set the Nemeth Parasol Apart?

    The low aspect ratio of the Nemeth’s round wing made it quite stable in comparison to the other autogyros that were being tested elsewhere around the same time. In addition to the craft being able to achieve a near-parachute landing, the pilot was able to maintain full control at low speeds, a problem aeronautical enthusiasts and engineers like Juan de la Cierva had been trying to address for years.

    The Nemeth Parasol shared some characteristics with the Autogyro. It had a conventional rectangular fuselage, to which the circular wing was affixed with the help of braces, similar to high wing monoplane designs of the time. The craft had a front-mounted propeller, a rudder fitted with tail fins, and wheels under the fuselage. Nemeth omitted the pair of wings typically found on the Autogyro on the sides of the fuselage.
    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

  12. #4092
    Contributor
    Join Date
    07 Oct 14
    Location
    San Jose, CA.
    Posts
    428
    What are they and what part do they share?
    Name:  wom3.jpg
Views: 60
Size:  394.9 KBName:  WOM4.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  768.6 KB
    Last edited by Dazed; 16 Jun 18, at 17:16.

  13. #4093
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    11,819
    First aircraft is a Nakajima B5N "Kate".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_B5N

    Second aircraft is a Aichi D3A "Val".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_D3A

    They both had a rear-facing 7.7mm Type 92 machine gun.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_92_machine_gun
    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

  14. #4094
    Contributor
    Join Date
    07 Oct 14
    Location
    San Jose, CA.
    Posts
    428
    Really close. Both were built in 1944 modified in 1969.

  15. #4095
    Contributor
    Join Date
    07 Oct 14
    Location
    San Jose, CA.
    Posts
    428
    Ironduke they were modified to resemble the aircraft you mentioned.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 7 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 7 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Random Thoughts on the Mighty Hog - Part 2
    By Shipwreck in forum Military Aviation
    Replies: 219
    Last Post: 11 Dec 17,, 23:10
  2. Worlds Smallest Political Quiz...
    By nickshepAK in forum International Politics
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 08 Apr 08,, 05:17
  3. Articles and links for the Military Professional
    By Officer of Engineers in forum The Staff College
    Replies: 115
    Last Post: 20 Nov 06,, 15:28

Tags for this Thread

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •