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zz10/02/2017 02:07:19
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48 for me. No hints used. Missed by thaat much. With apologies to Agent 86.

Someone wrote they did not believe the P26 had flown in war .Not post Pearl Harbour. Looking at my reference, 'Flying against the Rising Sun', it reads 10 were used by the Chinese Nationalists defending Nanking from Japan from mid 1937. Most were destroyed in short order.

Kevin 21610/02/2017 07:55:55
215 forum posts

Managed 42 didn't use hints - but mainly by a process of elimination of the alternative answers - without alternative answers doubt if I would have managed to get 10 correct.

Colin Leighfield10/02/2017 08:21:36
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I got them all. Wouldn't have got the P64 though if it hadn't come up recently somewhere else.

David Pearce 410/02/2017 09:11:21
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45 for me. No hints but several only by elimination. Some so rare the images are from flight sims.

David P Williams10/02/2017 10:11:08
862 forum posts
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41 with no hints - but then I don't own an anorack

Robin Etherton10/02/2017 11:24:47
271 forum posts
41 photos

Well, made it into double figures anyway

Great fun.

Tomtom3910/02/2017 11:51:47
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Sign of a deprived childhood. Yes and I owned an anorak . I got 44 right .

Colin Leighfield10/02/2017 11:54:59
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Having a choice from four made it a lot easier. I could recognise most of them directly or at least by knowing that it wasn't one of the others. The Ambrosini lightweight fighter was instantly recognisable but I wouldn't have remembered what it was called without having a list to choose from. The Mitsubishi A5M looking like a slimmed down P26 and having US style stripes on the rudder made me blink, but it certainly wasn't one of the other three. My memory isn't improving with age and I'm better with older stuff than some of the more recent types, particularly the civil ones. Perhaps it is because they don't interest me so much, another reflection of the years in which I grew up probably.

Vince Keld 110/02/2017 12:06:34
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41 for me mostly by not selecting the obvious wrong ones

Andy Blackburn10/02/2017 12:56:21
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Got them all; that's a mis-spent childhood for you...

Stuart Z10/02/2017 16:08:37
382 forum posts

43 for me, not sure I've heard of some of the manufacturers!

Martyn Briggs10/02/2017 17:12:10
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I got them all too - because I own those little square "Fighters" volumes of "Warplanes of WW2" by William Green, which have read for years and years and am a super nerd.

In fact I am such a nerd that I can explain why question 10 looks nothing like a Mitsubishi A5M3. It's because it's not. In fact it's a very poor artists impression of a Boeing P26, taken from a hilariously inaccurate and overconfident WW2 aircraft film for U.S. forces claiming to provide identification details for a Japanese army AND navy fighter called a"Type 96" (navy) and"Type 97" (army) - confusion between an A5M3 and a Ki 27?

The horrible P26 drawing appears early in the film as the aircraft the Japanese were "copying"! Some good old American "alternative facts" here, I fancy.

The film is on YouTube as"Identification of Aircraft Japanese Fighters 96 and 97" - 11.25 minutes of pure gold rubbish.

fly-navy11/02/2017 00:33:42
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42 for me with no hints, few of them by deduction though.

chris larkins11/02/2017 02:16:00
208 forum posts
144 photos

46 for me, with 1 or 2 educated guesses.

Lorenz Mueller11/02/2017 07:33:27
67 forum posts
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All of them. Without hints, but with using some elimination. And thanks for explaining why that horrible P-26 drawing was supposed to be an A5M...

Great fun.


Mowerman11/02/2017 09:51:33
1542 forum posts
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41 for me

Josip Vrandecic -Mes12/02/2017 10:22:21
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34 for me and I'm very happy ...thanks Dai thumbs up

Broken Prop12/02/2017 12:02:52
607 forum posts
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47 for me. A good quiz with some really obscure types in there!

Alex Ferguson 213/02/2017 08:11:28
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They say 45, I claim 45 out of 48 as it is not a Mitsubishi A5M as the U/C is wrong and there shouldn't be wing support wires. The tail is also wrong and should sweep up to the cockpit. The aerial should be behind the cockpit too.

Google "Mitsubishi A5M images" and see if anyone can find anything like the image used.

bouncebounce crunch13/02/2017 10:00:39
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36 out of 49. I really enjoyed that Dai.

Alex Ferguson. I am not making it horrible or unsavoury in regard to your comments.

Images of many aircraft were once just drawings. photos are very rare of early machines. I have an aircraft book of drawings of some, and script only of others, rare aircraft described best as the enthusiast of the time could garner. A wire here, and an extra shroud here and there is not uncommon for the progression of any improvement of a version classified as the same model.


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