Odd Military Trivia - Page 10




 
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Boots
 
June 14th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
is it a challenge?
June 14th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
lets just say...if you thought that trivia was just for breakfast its actually closer to dinner

dreaming of the big munch...need to get a work snack!


June 14th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
The odd trivia question for June 14-19 2004

Examine my avatar picture carefully. This is an extremely odd aircraft, with an extremely odd mission.


For 50 Milbucks, answer all the following questions:

1. What type of aircraft is it? (Aircraft model number, and nomenclature must be present for the complete answer)

2. What military group flew this particular type of aircraft? (This is tricky by the way. Study the photo carefully for clues)

3. What was its original mission (what was the fighter was built to do)?

4. Why is this aircraft missing its wheels? (its deliberate, by the way)

5. Are there any remaining examples of this plane? (if there is, where are they?)


mod edit: i goofed! the first question is 50 milbucks: wedesdays question is 25!

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Boots
June 14th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
3-scouting
4-cuy its being catapulted from the ship
5-yes there are in museum(dunno where actually)
June 15th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
umm
1) ?
2) japanese suicide bombers
3)suicidal attackes
4)luanched from a ship and not supposed to return
5)not in the sky or on assembly line.
June 19th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
I guess the picture is too small but i dont want to post a link to it, because then you'll get the answer you need.

If some one can tell me how to get the image into the main typing field, ill put it in so its bigger..otherwise ill pull this question tommorrow and save it, cause no one wants to try it. even for 50 milbucks.
June 19th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
well, i was reminded that the answers are needed to settle a bet...so here goes

1. What type of aircraft is it? (Aircraft model number, and nomenclature must be present for the complete answer)

Answer: Its a F9C-2 Sparrowhawk, USN Fighter aircraft

2. What military group flew this particular type of aircraft? (This is tricky by the way. Study the photo carefully for clues)

Answer: The United State Navy Airship Program used them as parasite aircraft for two navy lighter than Air Ships: The USS Arkon, and The USS Macon. The planes actually were stored inside the airship, and deployed and retrieved in mid-air.

3. What was its original mission (what was the fighter was built to do)?

Answer: Although the F9C-2s were popularly regarded as defensive fighters for the airships, their principal mission was to act as scouts to extend the effective operating area of the mother ships, which were themselves used as scouts.

4. Why is this aircraft missing its wheels? (its deliberate, by the way)

Answer: On a few occasions when the Sparrowhawks were operating exclusively from the Macon without using land bases, they were flown without undercarriages. This reduced both weight and drag and allowed the installation of a streamlined auxiliary fuel tank under the fuselage which increased their range still further.



5. Are there any remaining examples of this plane? (if there is, where are they?)


There are two examples: one is at the National Museum of Naval Aviation
in Pensacola Florida, The other is at the smithsonian institution. By the way, four of the aircraft rest at 1,650 feet below the surface of the sea in the wreck of the airship, USS Macon, off the coast of california.

http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/spe...tiss/f9c-2.htm

and heres a link to the naval aviation museums page with the fighter. Hope you won your bet Guy.

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June 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
We will have our next group of question ready to go next monday, 28, 2004. Sorry if you guys missed this weeks questions, but i have been up to my armpits in martians.
June 28th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 

Topic: This weeks odd military triva subjects: Ruses


This weeks odd military subjects is ruses.

The militarys of all countrys are famous for making ruses, or deception, in performing those great defeats of enemys force: Today, we will have five classic odd ruses from military history to find. Each answer will be worth 10 milbucks, for a total of 50 milbucks.

However, you wont need to answer all the questions to get the bucks. First person with the correct answer to the question, gets the money. So you can get it all or a part this time. Good luck!

1. In what is probaly historys most famous ruse, the Greeks did what to conquer a city holding a lady whose beauty could launch a 1000 ships? 10 bucks to nil!

2. In World War I, German submarines faced a floating Ruse that sometime resulted in their demise. What were these floating ruses called?

3. A british "major" by the name of Martin participated in a great ruse against Germany. What did this man do?

4. Vasilli Zaitsev in the Book Enemy at the Gates supposedly had a sniper duel with a German officer ( its not verified, but it is a great story). IN THE BOOK, what ruse does Vasilli use to get the German Major sniper to reveal his position? ( If I get the answer from the movie, I'm going to scream).

5. In the movie made titled Beau Geste, The French Foreign Leigoners in the fort try a desperate ruse to keep the desert invaders from attacking the fort. What ruse do they employ?

Again Good Luck.

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June 28th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
1) the Trojan Horse. While the some of the soldiers were in the horse the others on the boats hide in a gulf you could call it.