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#1 WW2Nut

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 03:23 PM

Try and answer these 10 questions:


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1. What is the name of the USSR's largest mortar? (hint: 120mm, bomb weight: 35.3 lbs)


2. what is the name of the wheel carraige machine gun inveted by P.M Goryunov? (Hint: Russian)

3. What is the name of the Small American pistol that was used as a assination weapon. It was mostly used in the Far East and in China.

4. What company was the maker of American Revolvers used in WW2?

5. Name the tank with the largest main gun out of the whole war(Not tanks detroyers or Self-propelled guns)

6. What was the name of the Soviets fastest tank?

7. Name the 2 Japanese Tank

8. What is the name of the largest american artillery peice. It was originally used for testing aircraft bombs but was going to be used in the invasion of Japan.

9. whats is the name of the german flying grenades with flaps attacked to the end to increase the distance.

10. what is the name of the 2 atomics bombs on nagasaki and Hiroshima?
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#2 C.Evans

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:24 PM

I can answer nr 10.

The two bombs were named:

"Fatman" and "Little boy."
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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:28 PM

7)

HA-GO Light Tank
Chi-HA Medium Tank

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:48 PM

#5- [later] ooops... corrrect answer here would have to be the KV-2. (Thorouhly unsuccessful) Russian tank mounting 152mm howitzer. (Originally I put the IS-II with 122mm main gun. Ooops.)

#8- "Little David" (I think...)

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:58 PM

# 2 : SG1943
# 4 : Smith & Wesson

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 11:41 PM

9) Panzerwurfmeine
"GARRY OWEN"-Traditional war-cry of the US 7th Cavalry.
"CURRAHEE"-War-cry of the US 506th PIR.
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Posted 14 June 2003 - 04:19 PM

Question 6

I guess BT-5

Maximum road speed:
- on tracks
52 km/h
- on wheels
75 km/h

BT-7 goes 2nd
Maximum road speed:
- on tracks
52 km/h
- on wheels
72 km/h

http://www.morozov.c...tanks/bt-7.html
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Posted 14 June 2003 - 05:22 PM

2) Degatrev?
4) Smith & Wesson
5) Tiger?
7) ChiHa
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Posted 14 June 2003 - 05:37 PM

#1 ; M38
#9 : Panzerwurfmine.

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 05:08 PM

#3 : Liberator .45 ACP.
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Posted 28 June 2003 - 10:21 PM

On #8 I found 240mm Nuclear Artillery "Atomic Annie". I know it was not in the built until the 50´s but I guess it is the biggest US cannon.

http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/atomic.htm

Anyway, I´d like to hear the correct answers, ok?

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 12:06 PM

the biggest cannon would be the 155mm 'Long Toms' wouldnt it?
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"CURRAHEE"-War-cry of the US 506th PIR.
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 12:59 PM

Hell now, I believe the Russians were using something like 300mm in Berlin, to destroy those three foritied towers they had.
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 01:18 PM

The russians had a tracked 203mm howitzer...

What about those big German guns, Karl and Bertha etc?
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Posted 30 June 2003 - 05:31 AM

The Karl Mortars had a caliber of 60cm and 54cm.

The huge German railway gun- Dora or Gustav- had a caliber of 80cm.

The "Little David" cannon- orignally designed by the US army to test aircraft bombs- had a caliber of 914mm.

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However, Little David was never used in action. But since the question said "american artillery piece", the Little David would win.

The most appropriate "Biggest Gun" answer is the Dora/Gustav- mainly because it was the biggest gun ever used in action.

The Karl Mortars were easily the biggest self-propelled guns ever used.

:confused: Why do I get the idea that this "quiz" will not be graded?

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 07:20 AM

Thanx CrazyD!

It must be the "Little David"! I only found a couple of foreign sites about the name. Funny that there´s not much written about it?

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 01:53 PM

I would bet that there is little info for it because it was never used in action. Never made it out of the testing phases.

From what I've read, considering the relatively short range and the time/effort needed to emplace the weapon, it probably would not have been all that effective an offensive weapon anyway. Maybe as part of a defensive system, but even then...
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Posted 30 June 2003 - 03:13 PM

914mm ? ! holy dog poop batman ! wow, can see this thing being used as a testpiece in arizona where it had plenty of room for it's big bang.

The German pieces were hard to conceal and performed well on the Ost front as long as the camo net and caves were in place....

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:48 PM

The German pieces were hard to conceal and performed well on the Ost front as long as the camo net and caves were in place...

I get the idea that the Germans were VERY good at cponcealing their artillery in some cases...

One of the more interesting aspects of the story of "Anzio Annie"- the K5 Railroad gun now seen at Aberdeen Proving Grounds- is that the allied air forces never found it! Throughout the Anzio beachhead, Anzio Annie pounded the allied positions. And yet the gun was captured in perfect condition, because allied aircraft had never found and attacked the gun.

Obviously, as Erich mentions, despite the massive size of some of these guns, they actually could be hidden from the enemy!
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Posted 02 August 2003 - 05:42 PM

Funny things, Forums...

Guy comes on for one day only , sets an interesting group of questions, a load of us have a go at answering some, never hear from him again.

Odd, that. :confused:
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#21 T. A. Gardner

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Posted 07 August 2003 - 02:42 AM

Originally posted by WW2Nut:
Try and answer these 10 questions:


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1. What is the name of the USSR's largest mortar? (hint: 120mm, bomb weight: 35.3 lbs)

The largest Soviet mortar was the 160mm M 1943. Post war a 240mm mortar was developed.

2. what is the name of the wheel carraige machine gun inveted by P.M Goryunov? (Hint: Russian)

The Stankovii Pulemet Goryunova Obrazets 1943G more often refered to as the SGMT or SGMB and sometimes as the SG1943.

3. What is the name of the Small American pistol that was used as a assination weapon. It was mostly used in the Far East and in China.


4. What company was the maker of American Revolvers used in WW2?

Smith & Wesson

5. Name the tank with the largest main gun out of the whole war(Not tanks detroyers or Self-propelled guns)

Including prototypes? The US T-30 with a 155mm gun T7E1 in combination mount T124E1

6. What was the name of the Soviets fastest tank?

The BT (Bystrochodya Tank or, fast tank) series 1 - 7

7. Name the 2 Japanese Tank

There were more than two types of Japanese tanks.

8. What is the name of the largest american artillery peice. It was originally used for testing aircraft bombs but was going to be used in the invasion of Japan.

The 36" Little David.

9. whats is the name of the german flying grenades with flaps attacked to the end to increase the distance.

This is incorrect the grenade you refer to is the Panzerwürfmine. It is hollow charge anti-tank grenade. The canvas fins were designed to add stability and ensure that the grenade landed so the hollow charge faced the armor of the tank being attacked. It was highly favored by panzer knackers (individual soldiers who hunted tanks) due both to its effectiveness and its lack of signature giving away the thrower.

10. what is the name of the 2 atomics bombs on nagasaki and Hiroshima?

Little Boy and Fat Man

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:58 PM

I know No.3 but it's name escapes me...
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 04:24 PM

WELROD!

I wish that idio...um, I wish that guy will come back. Then we will never know if our answers are right (though most of us are 100% certain anyway)
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:02 PM

WELROD!

I wish that idio...um, I wish that guy will come back. Then we will never know if our answers are right (though most of us are 100% certain anyway)


Welrod was British Joe. The answer to number 3 is the Colt 1908 .25Cal Vest Pocket Pistol. Used mainly by the OSS in the far east.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:26 PM

4. Incorrect question. It should be "companies" - Smith & Wesson, Colt, Iver Johnson, and Harrington & Richardson.

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