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  • #46
    this cargo aircraft has the most unfortunate names , given both by owners and opponents . One is embarrassing and other is somewhat rude . Name the aircraft and names ?
    If i only was so smart yesterday as my wife is today

    Minding your own biz is great virtue, but situation awareness saves lives - Dok

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    • #47
      Hmm. I can think of a few aircraft that have gained 'unfortunate' nicknames. Some I wouldn't dare to post on WAB!
      Semper in excretum. Solum profunda variat.

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      • #48
        well , one is official , thought to be praising name , but on closer look it´s not so good of a name . The other is/was calling name / reporting name given by NATO .
        And it´s a really big plane . And a cargo plane . Post WW2 .
        If i only was so smart yesterday as my wife is today

        Minding your own biz is great virtue, but situation awareness saves lives - Dok

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        • #49
          **** was what the NATO side called the Antonov An 22 under the C for Cargo designation. I don't know what the Soviets called it though.


          **** is Charlie Oscar Charlie Kilo
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          • #50
            An-22 is correct . Can somebody find the other part of the question ?
            If i only was so smart yesterday as my wife is today

            Minding your own biz is great virtue, but situation awareness saves lives - Dok

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            • #51
              Ok , time is up . An-22 ´Antaios´ . According to greek mythology , Antaios was invincible giant , who lost all his power when he was lifted from ground .:)) .
              If i only was so smart yesterday as my wife is today

              Minding your own biz is great virtue, but situation awareness saves lives - Dok

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              • #52
                Originally posted by braindead View Post
                Ok , time is up . An-22 ´Antaios´ . According to greek mythology , Antaios was invincible giant , who lost all his power when he was lifted from ground .:)) .
                Variously called 'Antei' or 'Antaeus' in the West. Is the explanation of his lost powers when lifted off the ground what you meant by embarrassing?
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                • #53
                  Never knew that. I'm fairly well considered expert on the subject, too, but had never heard what that aircraft was actually known as.

                  I love this Board.

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                  • #54
                    OK braindead, you win. :)
                    Another question if you please.
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                    • #55
                      OK then, an easy one until braindead can come up with a proper question.
                      What was the first helicopter to cross the English Channel (and when)?:)
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                      • #56
                        Uh it was a German built Drache (dragon) in 45, brought to the UK for testings after it was captured. Its purpose was to be used as MedEvac, but did not enter service..I think...

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
                          Uh it was a German built Drache (dragon) in 45, brought to the UK for testings after it was captured. Its purpose was to be used as MedEvac, but did not enter service..I think...
                          Correct!:) It was a Fa 223E on the 25th July 1945. I reckon it's your go, Tarek.
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                          • #58
                            uhm another easy one, first use of planes to attack a ground target?

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                            • #59
                              A good question which will provide a most interesting answer, so roll up, roll up and take part in the quiz everyone!:)
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                              • #60
                                1911 Italy v Turkey. Italians used a 'plane to drop granades onto the Turks in Libya

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