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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/23/2008 4:02:24 PM   
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Here is a question ... what model aircraft was produced in the greatest numbers in WWII? We'll go with model # and letter variant, with further subvariants all counted together. So if it was a Acme PQ-17, the PQ-17a and PQ-17b would all count the same.


USSR IL-2 Sturmovik : 36000+ built of all variants (the standing record for combat plane production)

Some other big production runs:

German Bf-109 : 35000 built of all variants

USSR Yak-3 : 30000+

UK Spitfire : 20500 built of all varients

USSR Polikarpov I-16 : ~20000

US B24 Liberator : 18200 of all variants

US P38 Lightning : ~10000




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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/23/2008 4:14:51 PM   
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Here is a question ... what model aircraft was produced in the greatest numbers in WWII? We'll go with model # and letter variant, with further subvariants all counted together. So if it was a Acme PQ-17, the PQ-17a and PQ-17b would all count the same.


USSR IL-2 Sturmovik : 36000+ built of all variants (the standing record for combat plane production)

Doesn't this include the Il-10s, or the Avia built IL-2s ? If so, the one-o-niners are the most produced.

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Some other big production runs:

German Bf-109 : 35000 built of all variants

USSR Yak-3 : 30000+

UK Spitfire : 20500 built of all varients

USSR Polikarpov I-16 : ~20000

US B24 Liberator : 18200 of all variants

US P38 Lightning : ~10000





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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/23/2008 4:18:38 PM   
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Wikipedia says that the Il-10 are included in the IL-2 builts.

Also, it says that the Po-2 has 40,000+ builts, making it the most produced WWII aircraft.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/23/2008 9:22:46 PM   
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1. What was the ultimate fate of the light cruiser USS Phoenix?

2. Which much maligned aircraft was responsible for the sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg in April 1940?

3. How many of the battleships sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor never re-entered service with the USN?

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No takers for these?


Q3 - 1 (Arizona)

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Arizona is of course correct - but the number you quote is wrong



2 the other was the Oklahoma ...it was raised and scrapped

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Bingo

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/23/2008 9:26:06 PM   
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2. Which much maligned aircraft was responsible for the sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg in April 1940?


Royal Navy Sea Skuas operating from shore if I'm not mistaken.

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You are not mistaken - just the USS Phoenix to go...

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 6:32:30 AM   
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You are not mistaken - just the USS Phoenix to go...



Vaporized in an H-bomb test ?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 7:33:10 AM   
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You are not mistaken - just the USS Phoenix to go...



Vaporized in an H-bomb test ?

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No - she survived the second world war and met her end many years later - but how?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 2:23:08 PM   
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You are not mistaken - just the USS Phoenix to go...



Vaporized in an H-bomb test ?

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No - she survived the second world war and met her end many years later - but how?


She was sunk as "General Belgrano" during the Falklands War.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 2:58:34 PM   
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You are not mistaken - just the USS Phoenix to go...



Vaporized in an H-bomb test ?

Warspite1

No - she survived the second world war and met her end many years later - but how?


She was sunk as "General Belgrano" during the Falklands War.

Warspite1

....is the right answer.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 4:02:56 PM   
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Wikipedia says that the Il-10 are included in the IL-2 builts.

Also, it says that the Po-2 has 40,000+ builts, making it the most produced WWII aircraft.


I was going by combat aircraft, including all varients of the IL-2. If you include Po-2 trainer/recon aircraft then they are the winner for sure.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 8:21:31 PM   
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I read that the Me-109E at 36,000 was the winner. That source was written in the early 80s when Russian figures were probably just estimates...I would imagine that Soviet figures were downplayed lest it look a little worse for them from a propaganda point of view of needing so many planes, and to conceal their production capabilities. Probably the current figures are from post-Soviet research. ???


Anyway I'm slightly amazed at the somewhat current line of thinking in the game that there are too many airplane counters on the board. (New optional to make Pilots cost 3).


Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 9:30:28 PM   
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I read that the Me-109E at 36,000 was the winner. That source was written in the early 80s when Russian figures were probably just estimates...I would imagine that Soviet figures were downplayed lest it look a little worse for them from a propaganda point of view of needing so many planes, and to conceal their production capabilities. Probably the current figures are from post-Soviet research. ???


Anyway I'm slightly amazed at the somewhat current line of thinking in the game that there are too many airplane counters on the board. (New optional to make Pilots cost 3).


Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?

Warspite1

Aachen

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 9:34:53 PM   
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Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?
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Aachen


I'd rather said a city in Russia.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 9:37:58 PM   
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Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?
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Aachen


I'd rather said a city in Russia.

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Sorry - I`ve just re-read the question and realised I don`t understand it?? I answered a question I thought I was being asked...if you know what I mean

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/24/2008 10:29:12 PM   
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I read that the Me-109E at 36,000 was the winner. That source was written in the early 80s when Russian figures were probably just estimates...I would imagine that Soviet figures were downplayed lest it look a little worse for them from a propaganda point of view of needing so many planes, and to conceal their production capabilities. Probably the current figures are from post-Soviet research. ???


Anyway I'm slightly amazed at the somewhat current line of thinking in the game that there are too many airplane counters on the board. (New optional to make Pilots cost 3).


Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?


Can it have been Kalinin? I know the Germans was close to Moscow before the Soviet counteroffensive but I am not sure if they captured it before as their main advance was south of the city.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 3:23:50 AM   
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I read that the Me-109E at 36,000 was the winner. That source was written in the early 80s when Russian figures were probably just estimates...I would imagine that Soviet figures were downplayed lest it look a little worse for them from a propaganda point of view of needing so many planes, and to conceal their production capabilities. Probably the current figures are from post-Soviet research. ???


Anyway I'm slightly amazed at the somewhat current line of thinking in the game that there are too many airplane counters on the board. (New optional to make Pilots cost 3).


Here is a new one...what is the first WiF city to be re-captured from the Germans?


Can it have been Kalinin? I know the Germans was close to Moscow before the Soviet counteroffensive but I am not sure if they captured it before as their main advance was south of the city.

-Orm


Rostov?

It was recaptured before the Soviet counteroffensive around Moscow.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 3:37:03 AM   
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Not Kalinin...not Rostov. You're getting warm though.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 9:51:58 AM   
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Not Kalinin...not Rostov. You're getting warm though.

Stalingrad ?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 10:55:15 AM   
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Not Kalinin...not Rostov. You're getting warm though.

Stalingrad ?


This is not a trick question is it????

Since you didn't like Rostov and I can't think of any other Russian cities recaptured that early, I'll try Baghdad. It was captured off a pro-German government!

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 12:39:35 PM   
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Not Kalinin...not Rostov. You're getting warm though.

Stalingrad ?


This is not a trick question is it????

Since you didn't like Rostov and I can't think of any other Russian cities recaptured that early, I'll try Baghdad. It was captured off a pro-German government!

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Stavropol?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 4:11:16 PM   
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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 6:57:54 PM   
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What happend after crossing the Volturno in October 1943, and the 56th entered the town of Calvi Vecchia?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 8:08:13 PM   
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Narvik


Narvik is not a city in WiF.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 8:11:31 PM   
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What happend after crossing the Volturno in October 1943, and the 56th entered the town of Calvi Vecchia?


I had no idea at all! But Wikipedia is my friend...

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 8:33:12 PM   
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Smolensk, August 1941.

Kind of a trick question, since that was only temporary, but that's how the question came up in the WWII Quiz Book.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 9:40:41 PM   
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What happend after crossing the Volturno in October 1943, and the 56th entered the town of Calvi Vecchia?


I had no idea at all! But Wikipedia is my friend...



a bit of a cryptic clue, G.I. Joe saved the day.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/25/2008 9:40:47 PM   
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What happend after crossing the Volturno in October 1943, and the 56th entered the town of Calvi Vecchia?

Sergent Arturo Brezzio broke his leg ?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/26/2008 1:36:14 AM   
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Not Kalinin...not Rostov. You're getting warm though.

Stalingrad ?


This is not a trick question is it????

Since you didn't like Rostov and I can't think of any other Russian cities recaptured that early, I'll try Baghdad. It was captured off a pro-German government!

Warspite1

Stavropol?




Tobruk?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/26/2008 2:49:33 AM   
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The HMS Prince of Wales carried Churchill to Newfoundland to meet Roosevelt, I believe.


Correct. Its tragic end off Indonesia (IIRC) would put the final nail in the coffin for BB actions without air cover. Should be an interesting counter description in MWF.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 8/26/2008 3:08:30 AM   
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What two famous film scribes met while doing intelligence work in Canada?


I'll take an educated guess. Ian Flemming (who wrote the James Bond novels and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and someone else. I'm not sure who the other person was. Did it happen at Camp X?


GSB


Fleming is correct, and Camp X is also correct. Fleming visited Camp X (STS103), near Oshawa, Ontario, to audit their training in preparation for his own work in Britain. SOE was the model for his take on British Intelligence. (NB: While Fleming had stated that he'd named his character for the author of a birding book, his flat inToronto was just down the road from St. James-Bond United Church!)

While at Camp X Fleming struck up a friendship with the Propaganda instructor, Major Paul Dehn, who went on to write (with Richard Maibaum) the screen adaptation for GOLDFINGER. Dehn also penned NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD and several PLANET OF THE APES films. Two years before his death, he won an Oscar for 1974's adaptation of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

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