WWII Quiz - Page 58




 
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March 25th, 2006  
Reiben
 
 
What units closed the retreat route of the Italian 10th Army on 5th February 1941?

Specific units not 7th armoured.
March 25th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiben
What units closed the retreat route of the Italian 10th Army on 5th February 1941?

Specific units not 7th armoured.
The battle of Beda Fromm

A force of 2,000 men under the command of Lt-Colonel John Combe (11th Hussars) nick-named "Combeforce".
Combeforce consisted of 11th Hussars, with a squadron of the King's Dragoon Guards (KDG) and an RAF armoured car squadron (which was later to become D Squadron of 11th Hussars); the motorised 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, and a small number of 2pdr A/T guns of the 3 RHA and 'C' battery 4 RHA




March 26th, 2006  
Reiben
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redcoat
The battle of Beda Fromm

A force of 2,000 men under the command of Lt-Colonel John Combe (11th Hussars) nick-named "Combeforce".
Combeforce consisted of 11th Hussars, with a squadron of the King's Dragoon Guards (KDG) and an RAF armoured car squadron (which was later to become D Squadron of 11th Hussars); the motorised 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, and a small number of 2pdr A/T guns of the 3 RHA and 'C' battery 4 RHA
Correct.

Your turn
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March 27th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Whoa! you guy's History knowledge sure is great!
March 27th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
OK a fairy easy, but humourous question.

What part did "Miss Shilling's Orifice" play in WW2

Keep it clean, folks
March 27th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Movie?
March 27th, 2006  
Reiben
 
 
Its related to the carburator used with Rolls Royce Merlin. The engine cuts out under negative G, unlike fuel injected engines used by the Germans.

A Miss Tilly Shilling in Farnborough developed a partial cure for the problem, by placing a diaphragm across the float chambers with a calibrated hole in the carburator.
March 27th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiben
A Miss Tilly Shilling in Farnborough developed a partial cure for the problem, by placing a diaphragm across the float chambers with a calibrated hole in the carburator.
Correct!
Miss Shilling was a famous pre-war female racing motorcyclist, who became a design engineer who worked at the RAE in Farnborough, until the mid 60s.
Your turn
March 27th, 2006  
Reiben
 
 
When was the name Tiger 2 first used? Clue Tiger 2 replaced Tiger H3

When was the name King Tiger first used?
March 27th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiben
When was the name Tiger 2 first used? Clue Tiger 2 replaced Tiger H3
16th March 1943
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When was the name King Tiger first used?
January 1945, though it was never an official title.