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Discussion in 'Barracks' started by David Layne, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Which Australian Battalion was the highest decorated of WW2?
  2. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    What plane is this?


    If you want a bigger pic tell me.
  3. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Lysander by the looks of it.
  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Indeed it is.
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    The answer is:

    The 2/48th Battalion of the 9th Division.

    Read more here! 2/48th Battalion: Australian War Memorial
  6. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    Yes, your turn.
  7. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Ah, didn't realize this was the Quiz Thread.

    O.K. here's a real puzzler because I don't know what it is either, other than it being a military bulb and fuse container.

    The Olive Drab container measures 4 1/4" x 4." when closed and has what I take to be 2-00589-15 stencilled on it.

    In side the pouch are at the top from left to right,

    " 6 VOLT FOR NAMEPLATES MS25327-328"
    there are 8 bulbs here, some very tiny with MS24515-685 as an identifying number.

    In the top middle are two "ADS 15 AMP FUSE"

    Top Right.


    Again there are 8 bulbs with MS25237-327 identifying number.

    Bottom Left we have three bulbs,
    "FLOOD MS25069 1495"

    Bottom right we have 3 bulbs,

    I have no idea from what era this item comes from and I suspect it is American, anyone any ideas?
  8. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Here's another picture.
  9. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    I don't know what the kit is for, but I certainly have some of those lamps in my store, right now.
  10. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    That's interesting. What aircraft do you stock them for? I'm presuming they are for aircraft, don't know why.
  11. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    I went looking for parts numbers and kept coming up with aircraft parts suppliers. Doesn't mean the bulbs weren't used elsewhere of course.
  12. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Underwater ones..;)

    They are just for instrument illumination and switchlights.
  13. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    That will be because the manufacturer produces the item under a given number, the respective service then gives it it's own number, therefore the new number will fit into the existing stores recognition system, those lamps will have a different number to mine.
  14. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Cheers, Buster.
  15. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Sphinx eat your heart out

    Hi Eggheads

    Nice little item to keep you scratching your head.


    ps. I know
  16. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Swap the red 'leading edge triangle with the green top triangle and hey presto!

    Now if the image was monochrome, it would not be quite so easy to spot
  17. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Missing space

    Hi Buster,

    I think something was lost in the translation from English to Hibernian/Hibernian to English.


  18. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Okay perhaps I wasn't precise enough do as I said above and move the yellow piece right and down to form the hole.

    (It's just I thought that bit was too obvious to state)

  19. Keith

    Keith New Member


    Hi Buster,

    Maybe my posting was not clear enough !
    The point of the puzzle is not to cure, which is very simple, you can just put everything back the way it was, but to fathom out how two triangles re-assembled with apparently the same pieces in the same original sized triangle and still appear to be the same size, but now having an extra square space.
    I hope this clarifies it,
    The point is where does the extra square come from!

  20. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    I know what Keith is asking but I still can't see where the hole comes from.

    But consider this.

    The area of the whole triangle is, in each case: (5 x 13)/2 = 32.5 squares.

    However, in upper arrangement, the areas of the peices are:
    Red triangle : (8 x 3)/2 = 12 squares
    Green triangle: (5 x 2)/2 = 5 squares
    Yellow shape: 5 + 2 = 7 squares.
    Light Green shape: 5 + 3 = 8 squares.

    But this only adds up to 12+5+7+8 = 32 squares

    But in the lower arrangement, the extra hole takes the total area to 33 squares.

    So the components of the upper arrangement are half a square less than the total,. but the components of the lower arrangement are half a square more.

    I' m not sure why this is either. But probably the two conundrums are linked.

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