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Title: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Tom B on February 11, 2019, 01:02:17 pm
Made me think of early pages of You know you're middle aged when...  (https://www.sporcle.com/games/harharhar/gun-camera)
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: T42 on February 11, 2019, 01:07:41 pm
8/9: didn't know the Mistel.

I can practically smell the polystyrene cement.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: matthew on February 11, 2019, 01:13:57 pm
7/9 as I read Junkers 87 as Junkers 88 and went looking for a three engine bomber rather than the dive bomber.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: PeteB99 on February 11, 2019, 01:18:23 pm
7/9 as I read Junkers 87 as Junkers 88 and went looking for a three engine bomber rather than the dive bomber.

Three engined?

The JU 88 was a twin, you're thinking of the JU52 transport (How much of my pocket money did I waste on those models?)
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Beardy on February 11, 2019, 01:27:17 pm
7/9 as I read Junkers 87 as Junkers 88 and went looking for a three engine bomber rather than the dive bomber.

Three engined?

The JU 88 was a twin, you're thinking of the JU52 transport (How much of my pocket money did I waste on those models?)
It was obviously not wasted.  ;D
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: spesh on February 11, 2019, 01:37:30 pm
7/9 as I read Junkers 87 as Junkers 88 and went looking for a three engine bomber rather than the dive bomber.

Three engined?

The JU 88 was a twin, you're thinking of the JU52 transport (How much of my pocket money did I waste on those models?)

It's actually a little complicated, though.

The Ju 52 was the Luftwaffe's principal bomber in the 1930s (seeing action in the Spanish Civil War) until the more modern types such as the He 111 and Do 17 entered service.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_52#Military_use_1932–1945
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 11, 2019, 01:41:04 pm
Hang on... This can go here. (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=111020.0)  :D

(The only one I knew was the flying bomb... )
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on February 11, 2019, 01:44:57 pm
It is worrying that I got 100%, only guessing the Mistel.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Tom B on February 11, 2019, 01:50:12 pm
I see that plays on the above quiz have jumped from 6 to 30 odd :)

Same creator made 'underwater plane wrecks (https://www.sporcle.com/games/harharhar/underwater-ww2-plane-wrecks)
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Kim on February 11, 2019, 04:30:05 pm
(The only one I knew was the flying bomb... )

Same here.  My Airfix kit experience is limited to dinosaurs; I can confidently state that none of them were a pterodactyl.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: yorkie on February 11, 2019, 05:26:05 pm
I also got 100%. A (misspent?) childhood with Airfix kits and books from the school library.  :-D
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: ElyDave on February 11, 2019, 06:41:46 pm
Too many airfix kits and 6 years in the Air Cadets. Not sure if that's a mis-spent youth or a mis-mis-spent youth?
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: matthew on February 11, 2019, 07:39:27 pm
Too much time reading Biggles here.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: cycleman on February 11, 2019, 08:25:28 pm
100%  :) .I have always been interested in aircraft and ship's  .
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Torslanda on February 12, 2019, 11:20:44 am
Too easy.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: rr on February 13, 2019, 12:27:02 am
8/9: didn't know the Mistel.

I can practically smell the polystyrene cement.
Ditto

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Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Adam on February 13, 2019, 12:07:04 pm
7/9.  Failed on the Mistel and I couldn't remember if the Messerschmitt 110 was twin tail or not, so initially picked the He 111 photo for that.

I mainly made airliners - Beatties used to sell some wonderful East European manufactured versions of some amazingly obscure Soviet planes which Airfix never bothered with.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: trekker12 on February 13, 2019, 12:38:47 pm
8/9 still kicking myself for mixing up the ME163 and the 262. Should have known that!
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Psychler on February 13, 2019, 12:54:20 pm
10/10.  But I have an advantage, I have an unmade model of each of these [apart from the flying bomb, but including a Mistel] in my stash in the loft just waiting for me to retire.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Torslanda on February 13, 2019, 09:33:26 pm
Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: spesh on February 13, 2019, 10:42:38 pm
Well, you could count the Mistel as two aircraft, seeing as it was typically a Ju 88 or Do 17 which had the cockpit/nose area packed with explosives, and a Bf109 or Fw190 mounted on top for the pilot. ;)
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Psychler on February 13, 2019, 11:43:36 pm
Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?

Oops, counting was never my strong point.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on February 15, 2019, 12:07:32 pm
Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?

Oops, counting was never my strong point.

Some of those kits are going to finish up looking interesting :D
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: vorsprung on February 15, 2019, 10:07:13 pm
7/9 as I read Junkers 87 as Junkers 88 and went looking for a three engine bomber rather than the dive bomber.

8/9 I did the same thing
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: T42 on February 16, 2019, 10:09:08 am
Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?

Oops, counting was never my strong point.

Some of those kits are going to finish up looking interesting :D

I can still remember the day I found out that polystyrene cement was really polystyrene solvent.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Steph on February 17, 2019, 12:55:04 am
Full set for me.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: trekker12 on February 20, 2019, 01:04:05 pm
Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?

Oops, counting was never my strong point.

Some of those kits are going to finish up looking interesting :D

I can still remember the day I found out that polystyrene cement was really polystyrene solvent.

When I was a kid we had a 'summer house' on the back of the house. It was basically a wooden shed with windows and two glass doors leading out to the garden. This got commandeered fairly early on as 'the den' which contained the Commodore 64 and TV, Scalextric, model trains and a desk for model aeroplane building. In winter with all the doors sealed - well you wouldn't let your parents in so the door from the house had to be closed too - and the little electric fan heater blowing at full heat created a stench of solvent I'm sure I'm still addicted to 25 years later.
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Tom B on February 21, 2019, 02:30:33 pm
This one is harder: tail gunner quiz (https://www.sporcle.com/games/alvir28/tail-gunner-pc)
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: spesh on February 21, 2019, 03:19:45 pm
This one is harder: tail gunner quiz (https://www.sporcle.com/games/alvir28/tail-gunner-pc)

12/12, 3:29 left on the timer.  ;D :demon: :smug:
Title: Re: WW2 Aircraft Quiz (from 'You know you're middle aged when...')
Post by: Psychler on February 22, 2019, 01:13:01 pm
This one is harder: tail gunner quiz (https://www.sporcle.com/games/alvir28/tail-gunner-pc)

Impressive. Especially given that i only saw 9 pictures...  ;D

WHAT?

Oops, counting was never my strong point.

10/13