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#11 CORSNING

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:02 PM

Late in WW2 US escort fighters used the 110 gallon expendable 'Papier-mache' external/jettison fuel tanks.

This robbed the Germans of the aluminum fallout.



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:42 PM

Late in WW2 US escort fighters used the 110 gallon expendable 'Papier-mache' external/jettison fuel tanks.
This robbed the Germans of the aluminum fallout.


I doubth the amount of aluminium in droptanks equals the amount of aluminium in aircrafts shot down!
However I can easily consider aluminium for a resource wich was stupid to use for droptanks dropped over the European mainland!

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 02:02 AM

Please excuse my misspellings as I really try to master this, the one of My two foreign languages, and actually feels a steadily improvement, However I need to get the failure here explained thoroughly, please.
And then ofcourse there is the eternally battle with the autocorrecture on my Danish keyboard ;-)

 

 

Your English is perfectly comprehensible, as is Romantic Technofreak's. Confusing loose and lose is a a problem for many native speakers of English as well these days.


Edited by flying kiwi, 03 July 2016 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 02:46 AM

"By the way- you are "20 nm east of BLL". What is BLL?"

 

Its not a secret, and the term is only a try on being aviational.
IMO it should be such obvious that I in disapointment gives You another chance to visit uncle Google before I'll cut it out in cardboard ;-)

 

I have it now, thank you. I admit I was a bit LAX in my research  :)


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 08:46 AM

Fantastic information thanks RT

Thank you Ricky and you're very welcome!

 

I think the British made similar use of crashed aircraft during the Battle of Britain... which means it is not impossible that the same piece of metal serves on both sides, multiple times!

Well, and as matter is everlasting, I mean a share of WWII aluminium used in aircraft still flies over our heads!

 

BTW, can anybody tell a word about British supply of bauxite? Has there been any sensible reason of creating the Albemarle?

 

Late in WW2 US escort fighters used the 110 gallon expendable 'Papier-mache' external/jettison fuel tanks.

This robbed the Germans of the aluminum fallout.

May I kindly remind you, Jeff, that in the beginning the Japanese aircraft were considered being made of "rice paper"? With tons of 'Papier-mache' external/jettison fuel tanks raining on territory held by them, the Germans thought of renewing the "rice paper"-idea and created a new lightweight fighter with a skin of paper-mache to be made from gathered external/jettison fuel tanks. Unfortunately, no single document of this project survived.

 

Your English is perfectly comprehensible, as is Romantic Technofreak's.

Thank you Kiwi, but the times of spelling mistakes on warbirdsforum.com are over! Supposed I find them.

 

Regards, RT



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 09:13 AM


May I kindly remind you, Jeff, that in the beginning the Japanese aircraft were considered being made of "rice paper"? With tons of 'Papier-mache' external/jettison fuel tanks raining on territory held by them, the Germans thought of renewing the "rice paper"-idea and created a new lightweight fighter with a skin of paper-mache to be made from gathered external/jettison fuel tanks. Unfortunately, no single document of this project survived.


No documents survive because, obviously, they were used in the creation of the final prototype - a rather ambitious attempt to create an amphibious version...

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 09:33 AM

"By the way- you are "20 nm east of BLL". What is BLL?"
 
I have it now, thank you. I admit I was a bit LAX in my research  :)


;-)

Living not at the speed of, but at least at the sound ;-) (or is that too cryptic?)

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 09:39 AM

(About paper-mache enginuity)

No documents survive because, obviously, they were used in the creation of the final prototype - a rather ambitious attempt to create an amphibious version...

The story of Pycrete comes to my mind!
https://en.m.wikiped...rg/wiki/Pykrete

Edited by Armand, 03 July 2016 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:06 AM

;-)

Living not at the speed of, but at least at the sound ;-) (or is that too cryptic?)

 

Not at all, Armand, because I am on to you now :)

 

Looks like a lovely place indeed.

 

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Now it has been said that the ability to make puns in a foreign language shows a good level of understanding of the language and you are doing that quite well.

 

Speaking of living on the sound, have you ever had the chance to ride in a Fjord Trimotor?   :)

 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 12:02 PM

Not at all, Armand, because I am on to you now :)

Looks like a lovely place indeed.

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Now it has been said that the ability to make puns in a foreign language shows a good level of understanding of the language and you are doing that quite well.

Speaking of living on the sound, have you ever had the chance to ride in a Fjord Trimotor? :)

TNX, however the map section morely shows the firth to my north, than the sound and my location at the banks.

Fjord Trimotor: Nice twist! ;-)
I'm sad to say that I really isn't to the open surfaces. Motorbikes in practice and aircrafts on wannabee-level are the main interrests of mine.

Edited by Armand, 03 July 2016 - 10:14 PM.





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