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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
A bit more of a clue: MichaelSatin has got two of the eight, and JimmyTheFish has got five, including one of the helicopters.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
MichaelSatin and JimmyTheFish are both on the right lines, but alas one has named only two, and the other has named eight but they're not the eight I'm looking for.

One small clarification: by "front-line" I'm thinking of combat - as in, its role includes using weapons.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
I’m reading the question as what came after the 1962 re-designation. Here’s my go at it:

F/A-18 – F5H
F-14 – F13F
F-35 – F2V
A-7 – A3U
P-8 – P3B
SH-60 – HS2S
CH-53 – HR3S
C-2 - CF

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
So, for instance, the F-14 and A-7.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC

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I guess I'm not really getting the question. I would have thought anything from the inter-war years and WWII that wasn't still in service by 1962 would never have gotten a tri-service designation.





I think you've reversed the question. It's not which ones didn't get a tri-service designation (ie, post-1962). It's which ones didn't get an old USN-style designation. Or, if you prefer, which ones weren't around in any form before 1962.


"F" and "P" are red herrings, as they're Army / Air Force designations.

ReluctantRenegade: no, not the A-4.
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Is the A-4 one of them?
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC

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I guess I'm not really getting the question. I would have thought anything from the inter-war years and WWII that wasn't still in service by 1962 would never have gotten a tri-service designation.




I think Mark has a valid point— can you re-phrase it? I know there were F-51s in NG service (formerly P-51s) well into the sixties, and I’m sure there were Panthers, Bearcats, etc the same, but due to such a wide variety of aircraft that may still have been in service, it’s a really tough question to nail down. For instance, I know of at least one Biplane on active roles in Pensacola that was still in service in 1962– a P-12 converted to an F4B for the Navy— does that count?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 07:32 AM UTC
I guess I'm not really getting the question. I would have thought anything from the inter-war years and WWII that wasn't still in service by 1962 would never have gotten a tri-service designation.

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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
I don't think it's that we're all asleep-- but the question is a bit nebulous for those who may not be familiar with the "F", "P" , and "H" designations on a wide variety of aircraft. Perhaps if it was narrowed down (not sure you can). Also the string is getting a bit dated now, I think some folks have indeed lost interest, but that's only my opinion.
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Someone reply, please, even if it's only to complain!
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 06:21 AM UTC
Either I've asked a far trickier question than I thought, or I've asked the most boring question ever. Any takers?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hint time?

Two of them are helicopters.
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Right you are.

The US aircraft designation system changed in 1962. Only eight US Navy or Marine front-line aircraft types have never had a pre-1962 designation. What are they? And for bonus points, what would they have been called if they had?
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:06 AM UTC

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So many options with such a wide question … !

So do you still have control?


No Sean you have the control
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
So many options with such a wide question … !

So do you still have control?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Not exactly what I was thinking of. The landing on the Kitty Hawk was one, the landing/take off from HMCS Magnificent and USS Corregidor in the 1950's in the Middle East. I never though of the Antartica. Dehavilland aircraft have preformed many Antartica rescue missions.



And let's not forget RCAF's famous Air-cushion Buff which landed (among other places) on water, ice, shell holes and mud. During the demonstrations to the US Army, Buffs flew from a vacant city park in New York.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC
Not exactly what I was thinking of. The landing on the Kitty Hawk was one, the landing/take off from HMCS Magnificent and USS Corregidor in the 1950's in the Middle East. I never though of the Antartica. Dehavilland aircraft have preformed many Antartica rescue missions.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Okay, here's a punt. In the late 1950s a Beaver and an Otter both supported the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and in 1980 the QSRA conversion of a Buffalo landed on USS Kitty Hawk. I suppose landing on Antarctica is a bit unusual, though landing on snow can hardly have been a surprise for anything built by DHC.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:45 PM UTC

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What were the three most unusual places DeHavilland Canada aircraft have taken off from or landed on? What were the aircraft and when was it done?


Hint two were done in the late 1950's and one done in 1980.



I can’t really answer the question, but I’ve been in an Otter that was based in Guadalcanal, landed on Mbanika and Choeisel in the Solomon’s. DHC builds some pretty rugged stuff.


Yes they do. Some are still flying in different regions of Africa. Both the Otter and Caribou are still used today along with the Beaver.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC

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What were the three most unusual places DeHavilland Canada aircraft have taken off from or landed on? What were the aircraft and when was it done?


Hint two were done in the late 1950's and one done in 1980.



I can’t really answer the question, but I’ve been in an Otter that was based in Guadalcanal, landed on Mbanika and Choeisel in the Solomon’s. DHC builds some pretty rugged stuff.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC

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What were the three most unusual places DeHavilland Canada aircraft have taken off from or landed on? What were the aircraft and when was it done?


Hint two were done in the late 1950's and one done in 1980.
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC
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What were the three most unusual places DeHavilland Canada aircraft have taken off from or landed on? What were the aircraft and when was it done?