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2002hummer
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Time for one of pigsty's quick questions, then.

What aircraft had the second-largest wing ever fitted to a fighter?


Question, Did the aircraft have to have entered service, if not my guess is the Avro Canada F105 Arrow The aircraft did fly under it own power.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC
Time for one of pigsty's quick questions, then.

What aircraft had the second-largest wing ever fitted to a fighter?
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 09:14 AM UTC
BINGO!!! OVER TO YOU
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 05:16 AM UTC
Not the T-6? Sacrilege!

In that case, the P-43 Lancer?
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 04:36 AM UTC
they were used,but not as zeros in the movie.
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC
North American AT-6 Texans
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 02:31 AM UTC
ok, here goes- what aircraft was used in the movie AIRFORCE TO PORTRAY THE JAPANESE zero?
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 01:28 PM UTC
Yes it was - https://fighterjetsworld.com/weekly-article/when-raf-phantom-shot-down-a-raf-jaguar/2540/

The floor is yours.....
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:50 PM UTC
wasit by anychance a jaguar shot down by a raf phantom?
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:06 AM UTC
Any takers or is it time for a clue?
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 01:37 PM UTC
Ok, what was the last RAF aircraft to be shot down over Germany?
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 09:29 PM UTC
Bingo! The first night sinking of a submarine by an aircraft. The floor is yours, Gary.

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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 09:25 PM UTC
First night sinking of a U-Boat.
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 08:39 PM UTC
Nope.
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 08:05 PM UTC
First vessel sunk using ASV radar?
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 06:39 PM UTC
Darrell, you're just describing the loss of the submarine . My question is: what kind of 'first' was the sinking? The game is still on...
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 09:31 AM UTC
I may need a day to come up with a good question
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC

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It was later sunk by a Swordfish aircraft (812 Sqn FAA/A) on Dec 21, 1941.



This is the part my question relates to...

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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC

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Speaking of aircrafts vs submarines: what kind of 'first' was the sinking of U-451?




It was attacked by a German He111 aircraft (1H+ML of 3./KG 26, pilot Oblt Fischbach)on Sept 17 1941. The aircraft pilot thought it was a Soviet K class sub. It was later sunk by a Swordfish aircraft (812 Sqn FAA/A) on Dec 21, 1941.
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 06:30 AM UTC
Speaking of aircrafts vs submarines: what kind of 'first' was the sinking of U-451?

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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 08:56 PM UTC

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I found that action record but there was no mention of aircraft being involved so dismissed it



I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the first action of US planes in WW2 against an enemy vessel involved a submarine but couldn't recall the exact details. I too dismissed the sinking of the Japanese midget-sub by USS Ward in Pearl Harbour at first, but then I've investigated the incident further and found out about the involvement of the PBY-5.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 06:25 AM UTC

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I found that action record but there was no mention of aircraft being involved so dismissed it



It is not well known. Excerpt From page 25 of Bert Kinsey’s excellent book “Attack on Pearl Harbor - Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant” Military Aviation Archives pub. 2010:

“At 0630, the stores ship USS Antares, ASK-3 was approaching the entrance to Pearl Harbor with a steel barge in tow. Her crew sighted what appeared to be a small submarine and alerted WARD”...”Meanwhile a Navy PBY-5 Catalina patrol plane arrived on the scene. This PBY-5 was from Patrol Squadron FOURTEEN (VP-14) based at NAS Kaneohe Bay and was flown by Ensign William P. Tanner”...”At 0645, and at a range of 100yards, the WARD opened fire”...”but the shot missed”...”A second shot, fired from the number three four inch gun at a range of approximately fifty yards struck the conning tower”...”The Catalina followed with an attack of its own, and Ensign Tanner dropped a depth charge on the spot where he estimated the bow of the submarine to be as it disappeared beneath the surface. With this attack, the Americans fired the first shots of the attack, and of WWII in the Pacific.”

And thus, lowly PBY-5, BuNo. 2491, became the first US aircraft to attack an enemy vessel in WWII. It was one of three Catalinas on patrol around the Island at the time of the attack. One another note, Ensign Tanner radioed he had destroyed the sub, but his report was amended later to indicate the Ward’s role, so they both shared the credit. But, as history would have it, the Ward’s attack has been remembered , while Tanners attack has been forgotten.

Fortunately, for those that model such aircraft, Wolfpack Decals and Academy Models have recently teamed together and released a kit of this very same PBY-5 aircraft, 14-P-1 —if you are so inclined to model it. I received the kit as an Xmas present, but didn’t realize until just recently the kit includes decals for 14-P-1. It’s a very nice packaging of this old (but still great). Academy model. The kit is here:

https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/wpd17204.htm

VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 07:55 PM UTC
I found that action record but there was no mention of aircraft being involved so dismissed it
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 07:07 PM UTC

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The Japanese midget submarine I-22 tou was sunk by USS Ward on 7 December, before the main striking force hit Pearl Harbor. The destroyer was assisted by a PBY-5 Catalina from VP-14.



Israel,
You got it. That PBY-5 from VP-14 gets half credit for sinking that mini-sub. The Ward’s first shot missed, the second went through the conning tower, but the sub dove and was then depth charged by the PBY, making it the first US aircraft to attack an enemy ship during WWII. The action took place just outside Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack. Over to you.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 05:29 PM UTC
The Japanese midget submarine I-22 tou was sunk by USS Ward on 7 December, before the main striking force hit Pearl Harbor. The destroyer was assisted by a PBY-5 Catalina from VP-14.