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Rnd 4 Grp A-D - Albatros D.III/D.V/D.Va (Germany) vs Sopwith Camel (Britain)

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  • marktwain
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    Article one of the Napoleanic Code violation..

    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
    Beginning to look like you might need to start up your own poll there, Reg.
    There is this rare photograph of the craft.

    Unfortunately, in order to boost the octane rating it was run on a mix of 50% petrol, 50/% Canadian Labrusca grape fortified 'sherry.'

    The French shot it down when it entered their airspace....
    Canadian wine is forbidden in France under ALL circumstances....
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  • panther3485
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    Yes. My understanding after 42 years "in country" is that the term "Pom" refers to the English only. Strictly speaking it usually doesn't even include other Britons such as the Scots and Welsh; and certainly not folks from the Commonwealth countries either unless they are (relatively recently migrated) English.

    ... but I digress again.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
    Ground fire from Australian troops.
    Sergeant Cedric Popkin is my preferred candidate for firing the fatal shot.



    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Yes, and the pommes kicked them to the curb taking the credit instead...
    Captain Roy Brown was a pomme? I believe the Atlantic sperated this pilot from Britain .

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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    I was attempting to sneak the Sopwith Dolphin in through the rear entrance


    I suppose the mysterious Sopwith Bactrian, the little known twin Camel, is completely out of the question too, Gov'nor.?
    Beginning to look like you might need to start up your own poll there, Reg.
    Last edited by panther3485; 27 Apr 15, 02:44.

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  • marktwain
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    Foiled, again-

    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
    We cannot in good faith introduce variations for any of the aircraft in this tournament, that could not be reasonably reckoned as present at the beginning of Round 1. For example, in the case of the Spitfire we have the Merlin and the Griffon; in the case of the Fw 190 we have the BMW 801 and the Jumo 213; etc; and the onus is on all members to make themselves aware of such variations from the start.
    If a substantial number of Sopwith Camels saw service with a different engine, then members could deem this to be included in their deliberations anyway but if not, sorry, no go.
    I was attempting to sneak the Sopwith Dolphin in through the rear entrance


    I suppose the mysterious Sopwith Bactrian, the little known twin Camel, is completely out of the question too, Gov'nor.?

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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    Are we allowed in the next round to vote for the Sopwith Camel powered by the SE-5's Wolsey viper engine?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolsele...haracteristics
    We cannot in good faith introduce variations for any of the aircraft in this tournament, that could not be reasonably reckoned as present at the beginning of Round 1. For example, in the case of the Spitfire we have the Merlin and the Griffon; in the case of the Fw 190 we have the BMW 801 and the Jumo 213; etc; and the onus is on all members to make themselves aware of such variations from the start.
    If a substantial number of Sopwith Camels saw service with a different engine, then members could deem this to be included in their deliberations anyway but if not, sorry, no go.

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  • marktwain
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    Hybrids...

    Are we allowed in the next round to vote for the Sopwith Camel powered by the SE-5's Wolsey viper engine?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolsele...haracteristics

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  • panther3485
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    Sopwith Camel.

    IMO, it had a greater impact than the D.III/D.V series.

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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by broderickwells View Post
    You guys only got the crims because the American prison colonies were closed for some reason...

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  • broderickwells
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    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
    Back then especially, we were considered to be little more than a branch of the "mother country" anyway. I guess part of that was the fact that when WW1 started, we'd only had our independence for 13 years. Before 1901 we were literally just a few sizeable bunches of "colonials" scattered across a continent. Not forgetting either that a portion of our earlier colonial history had us as little more than a dumping ground for convicts. The jails in Britain were overflowing! Anyway, better not say any more as I don't want to de-rail the thread.
    You guys only got the crims because the American prison colonies were closed for some reason...

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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Yes, and the pommes kicked them to the curb taking the credit instead...
    Back then especially, we were considered to be little more than a branch of the "mother country" anyway. I guess part of that was the fact that when WW1 started, we'd only had our independence for 13 years. Before 1901 we were literally just a few sizeable bunches of "colonials" scattered across a continent. Not forgetting either that a portion of our earlier colonial history had us as little more than a dumping ground for convicts. The jails in Britain were overflowing! Anyway, better not say any more as I don't want to de-rail the thread.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
    Ground fire from Australian troops.
    Yes, and the pommes kicked them to the curb taking the credit instead...

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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Except it is almost 100% certain that it was ground fire that got him.
    Ground fire from Australian troops.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
    I liked the Sopwith Camel even though it was a very difficult airplane to fly. It was famous for bringing down the Red Baron and enabled the Allies to win the war in the air on the Western Front.
    Except it is almost 100% certain that it was ground fire that got him.

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  • Desiree Clary
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    Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
    I liked the Sopwith Camel even though it was a very difficult airplane to fly. It was famous for bringing down the Red Baron and enabled the Allies to win the war in the air on the Western Front.
    "It was an aircraft greatly beloved by those it did not kill." - T.O.M. Sopwith

    Susie

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