Sera's Cafe Quiz Show: Game 2 Mitout wins!

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Sera's Cafe Quiz Show: Game 2 Mitout wins!

Post by Seraphim » Mon May 16, 2011 10:43 pm

It's that time again: Sera's Cafe Quiz Time!
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This month's topic is the F6F Hellcat! The rules are the same as before with the exception that this month all members and staff are allowed to play. Let's get this party started!

Question 1: Which branches of the US military used the F6F Hellcat during WWII?
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Re: Sera's Cafe Quiz Show: Game 2 Play Now!

Post by Gunny » Mon May 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Navy & Marine Corps. Of course :D

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Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 1:31 am

correct! +1 to Gunny

Question 2: Which two "special mission" functions did the F6F serve?
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Post by Gunny » Tue May 17, 2011 2:14 am

If you mean special missions in general.Armed recon & escort.

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Post by SvenPhantom » Tue May 17, 2011 2:16 am

Photo Recon and Night Fighting?
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Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 3:10 am

+1 to Sven

Question 3: The Hellcat's fuel capacity gave it a maximum search radius of how many nautical miles given favorable conditions?
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Post by Gunny » Tue May 17, 2011 3:21 am

945 NM +- W/O tank.

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Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 am

No, sorry my information tells me that is the range-not the radius.
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Post by CharleyHotel » Tue May 17, 2011 2:47 pm

500 NM

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Post by Welshy » Tue May 17, 2011 2:49 pm

All info I can find says Gunny is correct....

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PS Range is 1330nm and Combat Radius is gunnys answer
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Re: Sera's Cafe Quiz Show: Game 2 Play Now!

Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 4:01 pm

actually Chunt got it. the search radius was 500 nm in ideal conditions +1 to Chunt
I'll let you guys know that I'm sticking to books I have on the Hellcat rather than websites as websites can be unreliable. But let's try some questions which are less variable.

Question 4: The Hellcat gained the title "Ace Maker" in WWII with how many pilots credited as Hellcat aces?
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Post by Welshy » Tue May 17, 2011 4:05 pm

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Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 4:07 pm

no, but you're close
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Post by Phoenix » Tue May 17, 2011 4:08 pm

wowee!

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Post by Welshy » Tue May 17, 2011 4:11 pm

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Post by Seraphim » Tue May 17, 2011 4:17 pm

yes +1 to Welshy

Question 5: Which squadron of Hellcats was known for painting cat's mouths on their planes?
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Post by Phoenix » Tue May 17, 2011 4:20 pm

cant answer all question (you know why sera) but VF-27

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Post by Jaidro » Tue May 17, 2011 5:25 pm

VF-27 - phoenix is right
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Post by Phoenix » Tue May 17, 2011 6:36 pm

Let us wait to be sure. Patience my friend, Patience.

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Post by Gunny » Tue May 17, 2011 7:58 pm

"THE CATS MOUTH"

Pilots Carl Brown, Richard Stambrook, and Robert Burnell, designed the cat-mouth markings during VF-27's training at Kahului Naval Air Station, Maui, Hawaii, in March and April 1944. Each of the squadrons pilots helped with the painting, but Burnell, the artist of the squadron, did most of the work.
All 24 of VF-27s F6F Hellcats were so marked when the squadron embarked aboard the light carrier USS Princeton on May 29, 1944. Nine VF-27 Hellcats were airborne when the Princeton was hit, all nine landed safely on other carriers in the Task Force. Other commanders were not amused by the funny markings on VF-27's Hellcats. The "Cats Mouth" markings were promptly painted out as per USN regulations. So ended a legend in U.S. Naval Aviation.
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