Discussion in 'The Tanks in World War 2 quiz section' started by me262 phpbb3, Jul 24, 2004.
ok, i will give a hint, it was maiden flight of soon to be famous Bomber
bomber? oh, right...
uh - Halifax?
I'll take the clue from teh famous bit and go with the more famous Lancaster.
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?
Just checked on the Lanc out of curiosity and according to the notorious Wiki:
Ah, piddle. I'm guessing it might be Simon's turn to ask a question. :wink:
it's your fourm
A fairly easy one: What was the Tarpon better known as?
Be a bit more specific. Which Tarpoon?
If it's RN Tarpoon this would be TBF/TBM Avanger
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.
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.
My initial answer was going to be the IL-4/DB-3, but I'm sure that was produced in far greater numbers.
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.
It was the only aircraft built by this construction buiro (you know like MiG, Pe, Il, LaGG...).
Now start googling :grin:
Is it the Petlyakov Pe-2... That is the only twin-engined Soviet bomber that springs to mind
Hmmm, the Pe-2 was not particularly long-ranged, and more than 400 were built.
I need to go off and think... :-?
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...
Pe-2 Peshka was not the only product of Petlyakov's design buero (Pe-8 comes to mind)
Maybe it is Yer-2?
Yes it is Ermolayev Er-2 ( sometimes reffered to as Yermolayev and designator used Yer-2):
Late war Er-2 with 2 Ash-30 diesels:
Here i translated part of article Er-2 in Great Patriotic War
Original article in Russian:
Development of Er-2 (in Russian):
Same drawings but scaneed on huge sheet and not broken down to parts:
My preview of A-model kit:
How to build old Vac-form kity by Legion/YUMTK in 1/72 by Ken Duffy:
Sinissa the forum is yours.