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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/26/2009 8:30:12 PM   
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Which was the only German auxiliary cruiser sunk by the Americans?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 3:28:46 PM   
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Japanese Experimental 41cm (16.1417 inch) Howitzer
Introduced Year : -
Caliber : 410 mm
Barrel Length : 13.445 m
EL Angle of Fire : -5 to +75 Degrees
AZ Angle of Fire : 360 Degrees
Shell Weight : 1,000 Kg
Muzzle Velocity : 580 m/sec
Weight : 318 ton
Range : 20,000 m
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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 4:09:50 PM   
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No more WWII quiz ?

Here's one - a "special WiF" WWII quiz :

The following ships have something in common. What is it ?

  • Birmingham
  • Canberra
  • Enterprise
  • Neptune
  • Norfolk
  • Orion

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 4:23:48 PM   
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I though it would be time for a new Quiz :

What is this plane ? What model is it, which air force flew it, when and where.





South African Ju-86, I guess. Can't remember the exact model. I think some were flown in North Africa?

EDIT: Oops, didn't see that that this had been answered already.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 4:38:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Caquineur
Here's one - a "special WiF" WWII quiz :

Why special WiF ???

There are 2 counters for each ???

Birmingham
==> A British CA and an US CL ?

Canberra
==> A British CA and an US CA ?

Enterprise
==> A British CL and an US CV ?

Neptune
==> A British CA and a British CL ?

Norfolk
==> A British CA and an US CA ?

Orion
==> A British CL and a German CX ?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 4:54:57 PM   
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Why special WiF ???

There are 2 counters for each ???

Birmingham ==> A British CA and an US CL ?
Canberra ==> A British CA and an US CA ?
Enterprise ==> A British CL and an US CV ?
Neptune ==> A British CA and a British CL ?
Norfolk ==> A British CA and an US CA ?
Orion ==> A British CL and a German CX ?


That's exactly that. I shouldn't have said "special WiF"

This information might be useful for AARs - so that one doesn't think that when America CPs are sunk by the Orion, for example, it's because of the UK...

Anyway, well done !

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 9:21:46 PM   
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Which was the only German auxiliary cruiser sunk by the Americans?

Warspite1

Looks like thats a nil return - please see Unit descriptions post # 1364 for the answer.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 9:32:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Caquineur
Here's one - a "special WiF" WWII quiz :

Why special WiF ???

There are 2 counters for each ???

Birmingham
==> A British CA and an US CL ?

Canberra
==> A British CA and an US CA ?

Enterprise
==> A British CL and an US CV ?

Neptune
==> A British CA and a British CL ?

Norfolk
==> A British CA and an US CA ?

Orion
==> A British CL and a German CX ?

Warspite1

Tut tut Caquineur, you`ve missed one

Prinz Eugen ==> A German CA and an Italian CL (Prince Eugenio Di Savoia)


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/27/2009 11:01:31 PM   
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I can't recall a "Neptune" British CA?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 1:33:27 AM   
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I can't recall a "Neptune" British CA?

Here she is.




(Not as nice looking as Froonp makes it )

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< Message edited by Orm -- 8/28/2009 1:35:12 AM >


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 1:36:22 AM   
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ahhh ... a 'Wif Classic' ship methinks?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 1:51:48 AM   
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ahhh ... a 'Wif Classic' ship methinks?


MWIF does not have WiF Classic ships. You must play with Ships In Flames.

The reason you have missed her is because she is added to the CW force pool 1943.

I took the liberty to copy warspite1 writeup for Neptune.

quote:


4637 Neptune II - by Robert Jenkins]
.B Engine(s) output: 108,000 hp
.B Top Speed: 32.25 knots
.B Main armament: 12 x 6-inch (152mm), 12 x 4.5-inch (114mm) guns
.B Displacement (full load): 18,700 tons
.B Thickest armour: 4-inches (belt)
.P A number of cruiser designs were put forward during the war, in addition
to those actually built for the Royal Navy. Two of these, an 8-inch and a 6-inch
gun design were the most likely to be converted into the finished product, but
in the end, neither were. World in Flames allows the Commonwealth player the
chance to build five ships of the 6-inch design.
.P These 6-inch cruisers were to have resembled the Group III Town-class ships
in appearance as they were fundamentally an improved Belfast design with a
stronger anti-aircraft capability.
.P This class was to be known as the Neptune-class, a light cruiser of the same
name having been lost in 1941 (see HMS Neptune). Originally five ships were to
be ordered, although none ever were. When HMS Bellepheron, a Tiger-class cruiser
was cancelled, she was to have been a sixth Neptune-class ship but she too was
never ordered. Note: World in Flames has Bellerophon depicted as a Tiger-class
cruiser, hence only five the six projected Neptune`s can be built.


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 6:44:51 AM   
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Tut tut Caquineur, you`ve missed one
Prinz Eugen ==> A German CA and an Italian CL (Prince Eugenio Di Savoia)


Grazie and Danke Sehr !
I didn't know that, I thought it was just a coincidence.
I found that comment on wikipedia "It is ironic that both Eugenio di Savoia and her Kriegsmarine namesake Prinz Eugen honour a General who was such a staunch ally of the British in an earlier era."
Maybe German and Italian sailors share also a sense of humour ?



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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 3:17:09 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Tut tut Caquineur, you`ve missed one
Prinz Eugen ==> A German CA and an Italian CL (Prince Eugenio Di Savoia)


Grazie and Danke Sehr !
I didn't know that, I thought it was just a coincidence.
I found that comment on wikipedia "It is ironic that both Eugenio di Savoia and her Kriegsmarine namesake Prinz Eugen honour a General who was such a staunch ally of the British in an earlier era."
Maybe German and Italian sailors share also a sense of humour ?





Ahh but Prince Eugene mostly fought against the Turks and the French. In the latter role the ships named after him make sense.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 7:03:06 PM   
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Here is another picture of the South African Ju86 #641




and the pilots history

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< Message edited by Extraneous -- 8/29/2009 5:51:56 PM >


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/28/2009 11:21:01 PM   
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quote:

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Which was the only German auxiliary cruiser sunk by the Americans?

Warspite1

Looks like thats a nil return - please see Unit descriptions post # 1364 for the answer.

Warspite1

Sorry that answer was wrong. The auxiliary cruiser Stier was also sunk by an American Ship - the Liberty ship Stephen Hopkins.


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/29/2009 8:45:59 AM   
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Here is another picture of the South African Ju88 #641




and the pilots history

Great picture (Ju86 not Ju88)

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 4:02:34 PM   
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You mean no more Wikipedia quiz?

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No more WWII quiz ?



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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:02:39 PM   
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I have a question for all you walking encyclopedias out there:

What conflict is generally regarded to have started 70 years ago this day?


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:15:43 PM   
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I have a question for all you walking encyclopedias out there:

What conflict is generally regarded to have started 70 years ago this day?




The second world war? Did the germans attack Poland on september first? Or it's a trick question.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:17:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Frederyck

I have a question for all you walking encyclopedias out there:

What conflict is generally regarded to have started 70 years ago this day?




The second world war? Did the germans attack Poland on september first? Or it's a trick question.

Warspite1

I think it was a tongue in cheek question.....


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:19:40 PM   
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OK... What ended yesterday?

(Hint: the answer is not Peace In Europe)


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:25:32 PM   
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1. What major power was the only one to have a spy in Japan? (I believe)

2. What allied unit was the first to enter Rome?

Why do I ask those, with all the living encyclopedias there, they will answer in 30 seconds.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:26:45 PM   
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OK... What ended yesterday?

(Hint: the answer is not Peace In Europe)

Warspite1

August?


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:28:11 PM   
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1. What major power was the only one to have a spy in Japan? (I believe)

2. What allied unit was the first to enter Rome?

Why do I ask those, with all the living encyclopedias there, they will answer in 30 seconds.

Warspite1

Wasn`t the answer to 1 called Lucy? The Soviet Union.


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:42:24 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: micheljq

1. What major power was the only one to have a spy in Japan? (I believe)

2. What allied unit was the first to enter Rome?

Why do I ask those, with all the living encyclopedias there, they will answer in 30 seconds.

Warspite1

Wasn`t the answer to 1 called Lucy? The Soviet Union.



Lucy? It's not the name I have, but yes it's Soviet Union, and the spy did play a very important role, his name was Sorge. He did warn Stalin of the incoming Barbarossa, but Stalin did not listen, and also warned that Japan would not attack in Siberia, allowing Zhukov to free the siberians divisions for the western theater. He was declared a hero of the Soviet Union in 1964.


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 7:57:57 PM   
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Sorry. let me rephrase

What ended on the August 31, 1939 (the day before World War II started) ?


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 8:16:49 PM   
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This is slightly pre-WWII, hope that's allowed.

What's the name of the depicted aircraft and what's so special about its companion navy ship?



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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/1/2009 9:19:50 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: micheljq

1. What major power was the only one to have a spy in Japan? (I believe)

2. What allied unit was the first to enter Rome?

Why do I ask those, with all the living encyclopedias there, they will answer in 30 seconds.

Warspite1

Wasn`t the answer to 1 called Lucy? The Soviet Union.



Lucy? It's not the name I have, but yes it's Soviet Union, and the spy did play a very important role, his name was Sorge. He did warn Stalin of the incoming Barbarossa, but Stalin did not listen, and also warned that Japan would not attack in Siberia, allowing Zhukov to free the siberians divisions for the western theater. He was declared a hero of the Soviet Union in 1964.

Warspite1

Of course - Richard Sorge. I`ve just looked up The Lucy Spy Ring and that was based in Switzerland not Japan...close


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 9/2/2009 12:06:11 AM   
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Sorry. let me rephrase

What ended on the August 31, 1939 (the day before World War II started) ?



The Treaty of Versailles?


edit: methinks not, since Britain and France didn't declare war until the 2nd.

edit again: errr, until the 3rd I believe. I really thought I typed that a couple hours ago. And Hitler tore it up in 1936 anyway.

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