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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby bf109 Emil » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:36 am

No, but i am close as i think it was a german lady test pilot....lol....almost want me to beg for a clue don't you...did the pilot wear panties???...LOL...
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Ricky » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:02 am

Oh damn - what was her name??

Hannah something?
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Hoosier » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:16 pm

Hanna Reitsch--one of Hitler's most-loyal Nazis/female test-pilot.

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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby canambridge » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:28 pm

Hoosier wrote:Hanna Reitsch--one of Hitler's most-loyal Nazis/female test-pilot.

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You got it! One of the crazier aircraft of WWII, the Fi-103R was a manned version of the V-1. http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft ... aft_id=213

I believe Hanna was the only one crazy enough to actually fly it. Otto Skorzeny was the genius behind the Nazi Kamikaze scheme. Successfully bailing out at the last moment seems more than unlikely, given the position of the cockpit relative to the engine intake. Kind of like the He-162 ( http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft ... aft_id=106 ).
She wanted to stay in Berlin and share the end of the Third Reich with Hitler. He had to order her out. Sounds like she had a thing for the Furher. I bet Eva was jealous.

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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby bf109 Emil » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:13 am

damn, i knew it was a lady, grrr Galland should have taught his wife to fly...nice one hoosier,,,fire away...lol
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Hoosier » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:13 pm

Hmmm.
The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt was originally designed as a "razorback."
Later the fuselage was modified and a "bubble-top" version was the result. I'm told the actual canopy was lifted from a British fighter-bomber of the day.
Name the aircraft that contributed it's "bubble-top" canopy to the P-47.

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Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:00 pm

Malcolm hoods went on spits after BoB as view was helped needed to increase, and adapted to the P-51...

the teardrop of bubble canopy, developed as the Miles 20 went on the Spitfire,typhon and Tempests..but unsure if this was the design the P-47 took after....
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Hoosier » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:23 pm

emil:
Close enough.
I was looking for the Hawker Typhoon of mid-'43 vintage.

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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby bf109 Emil » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:42 am

What airplane set the land-speed record for a piston power airplane, and was not broken until 1969 in a highly modified F*F bearcat...

in combat trim this plane was cumbersome and slower then types already in production so never made a namme for itself during WW2

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A fuselage of the XXXXXX is currently on display at the Polish Museum of Aviation in Kraków, Polan
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby bf109 Emil » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:35 am

hint...it was German made
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Ricky » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:07 am

Was it the purpose-built Bf-109 varient? I think it was called the Bf-209?
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby canambridge » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:09 pm

The speed record seeting Me-209 was not the same (or even true ancestor of) the proposed 2nd generation Me-109 called the Me-209. The record setting Me-209 was never a combat aricraft and was never intended to be, so it doesn't fit bf-109 Emil's description. And the proposd combat 209 nvr st any rcords.

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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby bf109 Emil » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:14 pm

Okay ricky is correct, and i guess i flubbed, as Willy Messerschmidt true didn't intend this plane to be a combat version, but he did i had read, deck one out with armour plating, bullet proof glass, self sealing tanks, wing armaments, and the excess weight /drag caused the wonders speed record to actually be slower then the 109's already in combat trim..as well as the special power-plant (Daimler-Benz DB 601 ARJ, 1,342 kW (1,800 hp)) installed to achieve this record was not a standard run of the mill engine....but on the other hand, one would think over 31 years, another manufacturer/craft would passed with improvements in fuel/drag/aerodynamics...
i know wikipedia has errors, but no scanner for books i found this
The idea of adapting the Me 209 racer to the fighter role gained momentum when, during the Battle of Britain, the Bf 109 failed to gain superiority over the RAF Spitfires. The little record-setter, however, was not up to the task of air combat. Its wings were almost completely occupied by the engine's liquid cooling system and therefore prohibited conventional installation of armament. The aircraft also proved difficult to fly and extremely hard to control on the ground. Nevertheless, the Messerschmitt team made several attempts to improve the aircraft's performance by giving it longer wings, a taller vertical stabilizer, and installing two MG 17 guns in the engine cowling. Its various modifications, however, added so much weight that the Me 209 ended up slower than the contemporary Bf 109E.
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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby canambridge » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:17 pm

There defineitely was a proposed Me-209 replacement for the Me-109, but it didn't really owe much to the Me-209 racer, which was basically a stripped down Me-109 with a special engine (vast oversimplification of course).

Also from Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_209-II

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Re: Aircraft Quiz

Postby Ricky » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:26 pm

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