Discussion in 'Full Scale' started by Beaver, May 15, 2013.
No, this ship was a schooner out of Baltimore.
Yes! Did you find out which ship the President was thought to be by Hutchinson? Doesn't really matter, but just curious if you did.
After a collision, this ships cargo created what was the largest man made explosion prior to the invention of the nuclear bomb.
Ah, see that's why I asked. Seems that there is a little bit of controversy over what happened, but it seems the most accurate accounts recall the President being mistaken as the HMS Seahorse. It appears that the accounts that say it was Tenedos also say the Highflyer was boarded and that Hutchinson was taken aboard the President against his will as well as the signal books and dispatches were stolen before they could be destroyed.
The accounts of President being mistaken for the Seahorse follow the lines of a more stealthful interception. More can be read here.
Anyway, not cruicial information, but thought I might point out the fact.
I know what this is, but I'll let somebody else answer.
A load of burritos
of course this one comes from the Canadian contingent
Yes, but name the ship that exploded.
You got it.
This fighter plane model brought down more enemy planes in its theater of operation than any other model of fighter aircraft of WW2. Which is it, and who was the first one to bring down five planes with it.
F6F in the Pacific theatre and the P51 in the European theatre (since you were vague on what theatre), P51 overall.
Lt. Hamilton "Mac" McWhorter III was the first F6F Ace, Lt. Charles F. “Chuck” Gumm was the first P51 Ace.
I'm sorry, I meant to say something along the lines of "highest scoring plane in any theater". That should clear it up for you.
Isn't that what I posted?
Didn't see that you edited you post and added the names.
The F6F Hellcat was the highest scoring planes in any one theater of operations. P51 fell a little shorter in Europe, but was higher overall. McWhorter was the first hellcat ace.
You're up, Chase.
What about the German pilots that scored 100s of kills. The Allied Pilots were only in the 40-50 range.
One of the German models must have had more kills than the US planes
I know a lot of those German pilots got many of their kills fighting in Spain. As far as how many kills 109's got during WW2 I can't seem to find a definite number, though it must be fairly high.