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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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Some Caribou did receive a dash of turbines, but Buffalo were born with them.




posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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Gotta give that to you guys.

Technically a new plane, but really just an update.

Fun trivia...I was medevaced in a Caribou following a "hard landing" in a different Caribou. One was American, the other Australian - both built by Canadians.

The only way to tell them apart was the accent...



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

I do, well done, sir...



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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What was the difference between a C-5C and the rest of the fleet?



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ok. Here is maybe my only chance to shine in this thread...there are only two, they are conversions, and one of them was chosen because of a nose-gear-up landing...

Here's where I fail hard: I don't know what they are for.

Specific, special cargo?

Something big-ish?



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: Leonidas

They removed the upper deck passenger area so they could transport satellites for NASA.



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Seriously? That is as close as I am going to get. I'll take it

Why only two? Are they NASA, satellites or "NASA" satellites?


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posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Leonidas

Only two because they only rarely are required to move satellites.

Both. They moved Hubble, portions of the ISS, communications satellites for the military, NRO satellites... Any satellite that's too large to easily move to the VAB to attach it to the rocket.

They also move odd sized cargo that doesn't really fit in a regular C-5, besides satellites.
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posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Leonidas

They also move odd sized cargo that doesn't really fit in a regular C-5, besides satellites.


Very.....interesting.....odd sized cargo I assume



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Northernhollow

I've seen buildings with bits sticking up, boats, and all kinds of other things on them.



posted on Aug, 11 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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What do the Chinese J-11 (Fighter Jet) and the Russian Tu-4 (Four engine Bomber) both have in common?
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posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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Should I give a hint?

Or is that considered bad form?



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: Leonidas

I think you'll have to for this one.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Take a look at a photo of both.

That should do it.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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Photo link for the Tu-4

Tu-4

Photo link for the J-11

J-11

What do they have in common?



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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a dad gum red star....



posted on Aug, 13 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: Leonidas
Photo link for the Tu-4

Tu-4

Photo link for the J-11

J-11

What do they have in common?


Both pretty much clones of a foreign airplane. American for the Tu-4 and Russian for the J-11 I think.



posted on Aug, 13 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: spaceman42

See, that's my problem with questions like this one. I completely overthink it and leap into next week.



posted on Aug, 13 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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What was the first aircraft to fly powered by the Rolls Royce Trent?



posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: spaceman42

The Tu-4 Bull is a Soviet reverse-engineered B-29. The J-11 is a copy of the Su-27 Flanker.

Tu-4:

The Soviets got their hands on three B-29's in 1944. (An additional B-29 crashed) The crews had to divert to emergency landings in Vladivostok after bombing raids in Manchuria. The Soviets were considered "neutral" in the war with Japan in 1944, but because the Americans and Soviets were allies, the crews assumed it would be safe to land their stricken aircraft there.

Unfortunately, at least some of the crews were held in camps for 12 months.

Despite demands for the return of the B-29's they were flown to Moscow. Tupolev Design Bureau took one completely apart, one was used for flight testing and the third was left intact for comparison.

It is a bolt-for-bolt, rivet-for-rivet clone of the B-29. The Tupolev Tu-4 became the backbone of the Soviet Strategic bomber force. Cargo and passenger variants were also made from the reversed engineered B-29. It was nicknamed "dar Bozhii" by the Russians (Gift from God).

When it debuted in 1947 the Americans were less than impressed, to put it mildly.

J-11:

The J-11 is less of a bald-faced rip off.

The Chinese made a deal with cash-strapped Russia to purchase over 200 Su-27 "Kits" for assembly in China. But...shocker...China cancelled delivery after they had enough to reverse-engineer it and "improve it". Sukhoi and the Russians weren't happy about it, but didn't make a huge stink about it until the Chinese started trying to sell the J-11 to international customers in direct competition with the Russian built Su-27/30/33. It didn't help when it was discovered that the Chinese acquired a more advanced version of the jet from Ukraine to help with the Chinese "Indigenous Upgrades".




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