'Quiz' Draws Mail | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.27.15

Airborne 01.27.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.28.15

Airborne 01.28.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.22.15

Airborne 01.22.15

Friday

Airborne 01.23.15

Airborne 01.23.15

Tue, Sep 02, 2003

'Quiz' Draws Mail

Our little weekend quiz drew a number of responses from readers, including the well-written note below.

I'm sure you figured you'd get email from some jackass about the answers to the quiz being wrong. Well, I guess I'm that jackass... sort of...
 
The Me 264
[above] was not the only bomber capable of hitting New York from Occupied Europe. The Junkers Ju 390 was in competition against the Me 264 and was chosen over the Me 264 due to the high order of commonality between the Ju 390 and the Ju 290 already in production.

In January of 1944 the Ju 390 took of from Mont de Marson in France and flew within 12 miles of the US coast north of New York. It returned successfully to its base after the 32+ hour mission.
 
The Me 264 was the more-advanced aircraft -- better performance and grater range -- but it never actually flew a test mission to the US. It is the one known as the "Amerika-Bomber," and it had a 45-hour endurance. If Germany had picked the best aircraft for the role... it just would not have been Germany.
 
So I feel either the Me 264 or Ju 390
[below] would be correct answers with the bottom line being that Germany never had a "fully operational" aircraft capable of hitting the US.
 
References:
 
Green, William.
Warplanes of the Third Reich. Doubleday, 1970.
Smith, J.R. and A.L. Kay.
German Aircraft of the Second World War. Putman Aeronautical Books, 1972.
 
Keep it up --Bill Pearce

[While we're at it, while we gave the correct answer to one question, we answered incorrectly. Here's what we mean:

Question: Which branch of the American military had a higher combat death rate in World War II, The Air Corps or the Marine Corps?

Answer: More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions your chance of being killed was 71%.

Note: the rate was higher in the Air Corps (the correct answer to the question); the Marines lost more men (the way we phrased the answer was incorrect) --ed.]


Advertisement

More News

AeroSports Update: Discovery XL-2 Production Is Underway

Discovery Aviation Announced That Production Of The New Discovery XL-2 Has Started If you are looking for a newly manufactured 2-place airplane suitable for the private owner or fo>[...]

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record As the m>[...]

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record As the m>[...]

Piper Aircraft Launches M500 With Latest Garmin Avionics

Caldecott Says New Meridian Features Electronic Stability Protection, Underspeed Protection, Other Safety Improvements Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Cl>[...]

Airborne 01.27.15: USCG Rescue!, Two Eagles Over Pacific, UAV v White House

Also: Hartzell/Red Bull, GA Coalition, Aero-Calendar, Commemorative Air Force, Sarah Brightman To ISS, Hot Air Balloon Endurance Record The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 air>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC