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Discussion in 'The Tanks in World War 2 quiz section' started by me262 phpbb3, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. BMG phpbb3

    BMG phpbb3 New Member

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    ok, i will give a hint, it was maiden flight of soon to be famous Bomber
     
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    bomber? oh, right...


    uh - Halifax?
     
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    I'll take the clue from teh famous bit and go with the more famous Lancaster.
     
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    Well I did wonder, but I thought the Lanc was a bit later.

    Unless we're barking up the wrong tree, and it is the Liberator?
     
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    Just checked on the Lanc out of curiosity and according to the notorious Wiki:

     
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    Ah, piddle. I'm guessing it might be Simon's turn to ask a question. :wink:
     
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    your right
    it's your fourm
     
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    A fairly easy one: What was the Tarpon better known as?
     
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    Be a bit more specific. Which Tarpoon?

    If it's RN Tarpoon this would be TBF/TBM Avanger
     
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    I've not heard of any other aircraft called a Tarpon which was better known by another name except for the Grumman Avenger early in its FAA service.

    Correct, over to you.
     
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    Name Soviet twin engined long range bomber that served trough the entire war. Main production version was powered by diesel engines and was produced in 391 examples (+ few transports).

    This is little known bird :grin: for main stream aviation buffs.
     
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    My initial answer was going to be the IL-4/DB-3, but I'm sure that was produced in far greater numbers.
     
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    DB-3, DB-3F (Il-4) never used Diesels but petrol radial engines (M-82, M-88). And yes they were produced in significantly larger numbers than those misely 400 planes.
     
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    1. hint:
    It was the only aircraft built by this construction buiro (you know like MiG, Pe, Il, LaGG...).

    Now start googling :grin:
     
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    Is it the Petlyakov Pe-2... That is the only twin-engined Soviet bomber that springs to mind
     
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    Hmmm, the Pe-2 was not particularly long-ranged, and more than 400 were built.

    I need to go off and think... :-?
     
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    Got it I think through google, never heard of it before though. I'll leave it a bit though to see if anyone else gets it...
     
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    Pe-2 Peshka was not the only product of Petlyakov's design buero (Pe-8 comes to mind)
     
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    Maybe it is Yer-2?
     
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    Yes it is Ermolayev Er-2 ( sometimes reffered to as Yermolayev and designator used Yer-2):

    Er-2 2MB-100:
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    Late war Er-2 with 2 Ash-30 diesels:
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    Here i translated part of article Er-2 in Great Patriotic War
    http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3948&highlight=ermolayev
    Original article in Russian:
    http://www.airwar.ru/history/av2ww/soviet/er2/er2.html

    Development of Er-2 (in Russian):
    http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww2/er2.html

    Downloadable drawings:
    http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/er2avms.html
    Same drawings but scaneed on huge sheet and not broken down to parts:
    http://airbase.ru/alpha/rus/e/er/2/

    http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/er2.html


    My preview of A-model kit:
    http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4012

    How to build old Vac-form kity by Legion/YUMTK in 1/72 by Ken Duffy:
    http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Modeling/Ermolaev/Er-2/Legion/FullBuild/index.php

    Sinissa the forum is yours.
     

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