Aircraft numbers as codes

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  1. Captain Dunsel

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    When I was in High School, I used to put my locker combinations on my book covers, using aircraft names as reminders. I've always been an airplane nut, so the name/number relation, plus other features, has always been with me. For example, one year I wrote on my book as follows:

    Fortress
    SM79Engines
    Martin Bomber

    That decoded to :

    17
    3
    10

    (Understand that the A-10 didn't exist when I went to school. Had it been, I'd have used something like "P-47-II" for "Thunderbolt II".

    My question is this: Have any of you done something akin to this?

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    Guilty your honour.

    No lockers Captain, but I use to have a tumbler chain lock for the bicycle. The combination went something like "Stratojet and American Canberra", which meant "4757". In the end I had to use the hacksaw. :(

    My mother was/is a a devout Lutheran. She would "drag" her children to church every Sunday. The Australian Lutheran Hymnal consisted of about 700 hymns. Each Sunday the board at the front of the Church advertised about 4-5 hymns that were to be sung.

    For example;

    192
    66
    339
    149

    As a good German and aircraft nut I was always thinking of the '8' Series Type Numbers and would ignore the sermon (always boring) trying to ascertain the companies involved. The example above would represent;

    Ago
    Arado
    Flettner
    Gotha

    Get the idea? Give it a go Captain! :)

    222
    396
    101
    122
     
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    Hmm, I didn't expect a quiz!:oops:

    I'll give it a try, though:

    222 - BV flying boat
    396 - Condor + Ar seaplane = Fw200 + Ar196
    101 - For that, I'd go with the F101 Voodoo
    122 - USAF Connie + 1= C121 +1

    Not the same ones, I'm sure!

    Okay, here's a current locker combo:

    Demon
    Spirit
    Mathy's last mission

    In the same line, I've done a brain-teaser to come up with an airplane name for every letter of the alphabet, or, alternatively an airplane company for evey letter.

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    Okay, here it is:

    Demon is the Curtis CW-21 Demon
    Spirit is the B-2 (Northrup-Grumman)
    Mathy's last mission was his 13th (His zeppelin was shot down in flames).

    So, the combo is 21 - 2 -13

    A bit freaky, eh?

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