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Aircraft Trivia Quiz 2 (Join In)
jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
or a plane that looks like henry fonda. I assume it is a catch 22 reference.
Major, Major Major Major is a character in it.

A plane that has the same name as it's maker.
Like a hawker hawk?
Close but is it right?
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Or the Blackburn Blackburn?
jaypee
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 03:46 AM GMT+7
Thats more like it. But the hawk looks more like Henry Fonda.
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 04:38 AM GMT+7
Oh well, thought the movie allusion might make it a little harder to fathom the answer, but ...

Graeme's got it!
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
There you go. Thanks Sean.

Tell me two aircraft named after arachnids. There may be more than two, but two spring to mind for me.

Grubby.
jaypee
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
black widow, and the fokker spider.

JP
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:14 AM GMT+7
Northrop Black Widow and Northrop Scorpion? Something of a theme there, too ...
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:06 AM GMT+7
Yeah that is better. I like the lateral thinking there and both Northrop too.
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 01:12 AM GMT+7
Sean's got the two I was thinking of!

Back to you ....
pigsty
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 05:08 AM GMT+7
OK, then, in that vein - where was it rumoured that Northrop had bought the mainwheels for the F-89 Scorpion?
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
I can't even find a photo of one.

Wild stab: Sears?

Grubby.
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 02:28 PM GMT+7
Some diesel powered locomotives, to which they shared some oversized wheels.
That's why it was sometimes called “Stanley Steamer”.
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 04:19 AM GMT+7
Another footling question bites the dust ... my reference says the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, but that's more than close enough!

John, all yours.
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
Ok, here goes:

How about this one ?

mrobeson
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
Could that one be the Mikoyan/ Guervich Ye-8????
Looks almost like an early prototype for the Typhoons....
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 12:47 PM GMT+7
Darn, just beaten to it... was looking for 20 mins, but got here 2 mins too late!
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 09:41 PM GMT+7
That's right Matthew !!
Up to you !!

Sorry Ben. Next time maybe !
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Okay, i really think that one is the inspiration for the Europfighter, but moving on.
Next plane, here we go.....
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 10:26 PM GMT+7
Looks like a Tu-91.
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 12:37 AM GMT+7
Dang, guess Nito got it right. Good job on that one, thought it might be obscure enough.

Over to you for the next question
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
How about this one ?

grubbyfingers
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Is it the TsAGI Omega 1 from 1940?
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
You're very very close Graeme... but not yet there
Not Omega 1 and not 1940... little later
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 05:20 PM GMT+7
Hmmmmm, I have a pic of Omega 2, but that has monocoque (or at least covered) outriggers, not lattice....

Let me look some more.


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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 05:26 PM GMT+7
Bratukhin Omega II?