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Soviet & Eastern Block Quiz - 2009

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Ok, here we are... Either it will be a very easy one, or a very compliacted one... We'll see... :rolleyes:

Question #238

What am I ?

1. What's my name ?

2. From which aircraft am I originated ?

3. What is my main mission ?

4. What is the date of my maiden flight ?

5. How many aircraft similar to me have been in service in total ?

6. How many have been modernised recently ?

7. Where did this modernisation take place ?

8. How many are now in service ?

The winner will be the first Member able to fully answer these 7 questions.

Good hunt and good luck... :rolleyes:

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Hi, I'm back.

Wild Card, others... any try ? Or I will give a hint... :rolleyes:

Cheers.

Ch.

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Ok, first hint : Even if I entered in service at the time of Soviet Union, I was first reported publicly by Western observers in 1992.

Good hunt and good luck... :rolleyes:

Ch.

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Ok, no success, here...

A word that can help : Dome... :rolleyes:

Ch.

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OK, quiet here... :rolleyes:

And if I say Maxdome, no one inspired ? :speechless:

Ch.

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Ok, here we are... Either it will be a very easy one, or a very compliacted one... We'll see... :rolleyes:

Question #238

What am I ?

1. What's my name ?

2. From which aircraft am I originated ?

3. What is my main mission ?

4. What is the date of my maiden flight ?

5. How many aircraft similar to me have been in service in total ?

6. How many have been modernised recently ?

7. Where did this modernisation take place ?

8. How many are now in service ?

The winner will be the first Member able to fully answer these 7 questions.

Good hunt and good luck... :rolleyes:

1. Il-80 Maxdome. This particular one has the civilian code RA-86149

2. Il-86

3. to carry the Russian president and other high-ranking government officials to safety in the event of a nuclear war.

4. summer, 1985

5. 4

6/7. ???? I couldn't find anything on recent modernization. :unsure:

8. 3

:cheers:

-Alex

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Hi Alex,

Fantastic !!! :jumping::jumping: You make my day !! I was really afraid the Quiz was slowly dying, dying... :(

You're the winner !!! Congrats!! :beer:

Here are the answers :

What am I ?

1. What's my name ?

Ilyushin Il-80 (NATO reporting name: "Maxdome"). And you're right about its code RA-86149.

2. From which aircraft am I originated ?

Ilyushin Il-86 Camber, transport version of the Il-86.

3. What is my main mission ?

Used as a command center for Russian officials such as the President, in the event of nuclear war.

4. What is the date of my maiden flight ?

Summer 1985.

5. How many aircraft similar to me have been in service in total ?

4, with codes from RA-86146 to RA-86149.

6. How many have been modernised recently ?

One has been already modernised, and is back to service : the RA-86148.

A second one is currently modernised : the RA-86147.

7. Where did this modernisation take place ?

Vaso factory in Voronezh.

8. How many are now in service ?

4 are officially in service. One is currently modernised. So 3 are in service.

Alex, your turn, now!!! :jumping:

Cheers.

Ch.

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Hi Alex,

Your turn, now for Question #239... :jumping::jumping:

Cheers.

Ch.

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OK, sorry for the delay.

I hope this isn't too easy or hard, and that it hasn't been asked or posted before.

What and where is this?

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Not an easy one... A Russian helicopters exhibition show, somewhere, but where... :unsure:

Ch.

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Not an easy one... A Russian helicopters exhibition show, somewhere, but where... :unsure:

Ch.

OK, I'll give some hints. I'm sorry, I'm not very good at coming up with quiz questions. So far they have been either too easy, too hard, or too far fetched, and I'm no good with making clues either. Ay ay ay! :speechless: Anyway, here is a start:

1. This "exhibition show" was completely unplanned.

2. You would not want to try flying those helicopters. They aren't going anywhere, and you would probably get sick trying.

-Alex

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May be this cemetery of helicopters which extinguished a reactor in Chernobyl.

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Yes, Ilja, good try... Here is probably gathered all the equipment used to deal with Chernobyl accident...

Ch.

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May be this cemetery of helicopters which extinguished a reactor in Chernobyl.

Congratulations Ilja, that is correct! :cheers: Apparently there are several of these graveyards around Chernobyl, though this is the only one I have found. This link has some more photos of the site: http://englishrussia.com/?p=2343. And here is a picture of a helicopter during the cleanup operation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chernoby..._operation.JPEG. It probably ended up in this graveyard.

OK, Ilja, your turn now! :jumping: :jumping:

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Excuse Gents for a delay.

Recently this Soviet group was on sale.

What award was in this group else?

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