Air Quiz

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Keith, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Can anyone recognise this beautiful beast

    Keith DXXXI
  2. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Air Quiz 2

    Scratch your heads over this one
  3. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    arrrrrrrrrrrgh! first one looks like a deriviative of the Dakota, but its obviously not, and the second one is some kind of experimental aircraft! this is going to drive me mental
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi Kitty,
    Is it just you and me !!!!!!!!

    What I will say is that all my entries will be of British Design and Manufacture.

    Keith DXXXV
  5. Keith

    Keith New Member

    An easy oddball,
    Keith DXXVI
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    As Mr MacEnroe said ?????????????????

    Keith DXXXVII
  7. CXX

    CXX New Member

  8. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Short Stirling.......
  9. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi 120

    Full marks for the strange looking Vickers Wellesley, like the Wellington Bomber geodectic structure a la Barnes Wallis.
    176 being used by the RAF and had a very good war-time record, worth delving into, check that wingspan!!!!!!!!!
    The one illustrated is the Mk.I, the mark II had a continuous canopy. 3 view added for interest.
    You were also right about the Stirling, however the most notable features were the Nazi markings, this was because it was captured after a crash landing, partially repaired, and flown by them for info on handling etc.

    Keep looking
    Keith DXXXIX
    ps.sorry this was written before checking your link.
  10. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Hi Keith

    The first one you posted is a De Havilland DH91 Albatross; originally an Imperial Airways/BOAC airliner; this one is in RAF colours. Among the most beautiful aeroplanes ever, but would have been a commercial flop even if WW2 had not broken out - nothing it could do that a DC3 couldn't do more cheaply. Its main contribution to history was that its wooden construction helped DH in the design of the Mosquito, and considering that the prototype Albatross broke in half on landing, they certainly gained from the experience.

    The second one is a Bristol Buckingham, unsuccessful bomber competitor to the Mosquito, or possibly the Buckmaster trainer version.

    The reason the Wellesley looks strange is that it is the early version; the better-known later ones had a long "greenhouse" canopy, rather than the two seperate cockpits.

  11. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi Adrian,

    You're perfect in your answers and yes it is a beautiful aircraft, dare I say almost as attractive as the Spitfire with the same type of gorgeous lines.

    Well I've done a bit how about a couple of obscure examples from you and CXX.

    Keith DXLI
  12. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Give me a day or so, I've stayed a bit long on other sites tonight!
  13. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Ok, I doubt I will be able to come up with anything obscure enough to tax all of you, but try these.

    I can't promise they will be British, but they will be more or less WW2.
  14. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Second photo = Martine PBM Mariner

    The first Martin PBM Mariner flying boats were produced in April 1941, and the last were manufactured eight years later. The Mariner underwent a few modifications and versions in its lifespan, and served well wherever it was used.

    For more photos, history, and info on this aircraft, see the PBM webpage at
    Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
    (updated February 2009)

    Martin PBM-3D Mariner

    Type: seven/eight-seat patrol flying boat
    Crew: 7-8
    Armament: eight .50 cal machine guns
    up to 8,000 lbs. of bombs or depth charges

    Length: 79' 10" (24.33 m)
    Height: 27' 6" (8.38 m)
    Wingspan: 118' 0" (35.97 m)
    Wing area: 1408 sq. ft (130.80 sq. m)
    Empty Weight: 33,175 lb (15,048 kg)
    Max Weight: 58,000 lb (26,308 kg) max at takeoff

    No. of Engines: 2
    Powerplant: Wright R-2660-22 Cyclone radial
    Horsepower: 1900 hp each

    Range: 2240 miles (3605 km)
    Cruise Speed: (not listed)
    Max Speed: 211 mph ( 340 km/h) at 1500 ft
    Ceiling: 19,800 ft (6035 m)
  15. CXX

    CXX New Member

  16. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member


    Right about the Martin PBM Mariner, but not the other one.

    I can see why you think Wyvern, but this one is a much smaller aeroplane and was only ever a prototype.

  17. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Martin-Baker MB 5.
  18. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Thats right!

    I have complicated things by asking two questions at once that were answered by different people, so I guess the next question will have to be set by whichever of CXX or Andy gets there first.
  19. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Rather than muck around looking for something tricky, I'll go with something easy. What are the aircraft in my signature pic?
  20. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Aircrafr Quiz

    Hi Andy,

    Surely it can't be this one ???????

    Keith DVIIIL

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