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  1. Sal Monella

    Sal Monella Member

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    I've been reading this forum for quite a while and really enjoy it. What fascinates me are the interpersonal relationships. I'm curious to know how you all view one another.

    Can you please list the top ten (No hierarchies within the ten please. This isn't a contest pitting person against person, just a general sampling) furum posters for the following categories:

    (Note that I am not asking for negative characteristics and again, please no ranking among a chosen top ten)

    (1) Who are the top ten people who are generally the most knowledgeable about WWII aircraft?

    (2) Who are the top ten people who are the funniest or most entertaining on the forum?

    (3) Who are the top ten people who generate the most interesting topics for discussion?


    Again, NO RANKING OF YOUR LIST.

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  2. mosquitoman

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    Another one needs to be added:
    Top Ten Spammers
    Everybody know about different things, that's the problem
     
  3. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    wow this's gonna get really bitchey :lol:

    and i'd better be on you lists people :evil:

    man this's gonna be fun............
     
  4. evangilder

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    Most knowledgable is kind of hard to gauge. Everyone has varying degrees of knowledge and on different subjects. I think for German aircraft and groups, Erich is the most knowledgable. I don;t wnat to single out anyone else as we all have things we know about or study.

    If I have a question on the thread size on the Lancaster wheel lugnuts, I will ask you, Lanc. ;)

    For funniest, lemme see. I will use the old "keyboard splash" scale (most of you know what I am talking about). Lesofprimus, nonskimmer, CC and Lanc have all made me laugh enough to do further damage to my keyboard. So has Adler, Medvedya, Plan_d and a few others that I am sure I have forgotten. Crippen is a right nutter too.

    I can't single out anyone who has made topics for interesting discussion. I have heard good stuff from most everyone. The topics always seem to be on topic for awhile, veer off to something else and sometimes make it back to the topic, sometimes not.
     
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    Most knowledgeable I would put Evan as near the top of the list for overall aviation acumen but as he says if you pick a particular subject there are fellas on here who have a love of one subject or plane and have a good knowledge in that. So Lanc Lancs, Mosquito's mossie, ect of course that does not mean that their handle denotes a wide knowledge indeed if that was the the case Mr RG Lunatics specialty would be worrying.

    The most humorous mmmmm,
    Crippen you're an utter nutter. Cheddar Cheese and Lancaster kid are the worlds first Internet double act. Nonskimmer has made me laugh on numerous occasions with his funny comments (I generally put this down to him being waterlogged during his practice ascents in the submarine escape tower) and Mossquitoman is a sneaky quipper as for Lesofprimus I refuse too pass comment that he makes me laugh at all on the grounds that he may take offense pop over the pond and punch me lights out, and as I'm knocking on a bit I do tend to bruise very easily.

    The ten to generate the most discussion
    One person stands out he generates something but not always a discussion his name is ............sorry ran out of ink.
     
  6. mosquitoman

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    Most knowledgable I'd say Eich, RG and Evan generally but specialises in different areas (anything about RAF Coastal Command just ask)

    Most funny: in no particular order I'd say Trackend, Lanc, CC, Crippen and Med

    Most iteresting discussion maker I've got no idea whatsoever
     
  7. the lancaster kicks ass

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    wow guys you've all said nice stuff bout me i'm quite supprised and very touched!!
     
  8. Jank

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    Let's see.

    Most knowledgable is RG Lunatic, Erich, Soren, Adler and there are others but I haven'rt been here that long.

    Funniest definitely goes to Davidicus, he has some good topics too. Cheddar Cheese, nonskimmer, Lancaster. It's hard to choose!
     
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    go on, ask me something about the lancaster, anything you want within reason..........
     
  10. Jank

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    OK mate. Been wondering about this one. If the Lancaster was stronger to absorb more damage than the B-17 and B-24, why wasn't she used in the daylight raids?
     
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    ok firstly she couldn't take as much damage as a B-17 or B-24............

    and secondly it was policy of the RAF to bomb by night before the lanc even entered service, that's why she didn't have the world's strongest defensive armourment, and the lanc did in fact bomb by day more than people realise................
     
  12. Jank

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    If the B-17 or B-24 had less armor protection, could it carry as much bombs as the Lancaster? If not, why was the Lancaster so good at carrying heavy loads?
     
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    quite simply because she was very powerful and had the largest bomb bay of any WWII bomber..........
     
  14. FLYBOYJ

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    What was the Lanc's maximum flap extension speed?
     
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    do you mean her stalling speed with flaps fully extended or her maximum flying speed with flaps fully extended??
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    maximum flying speed with flaps fully extended. - (I'M IMPRESSED SOFAR)
     
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    I cant create a list. Everyones great 8)
     
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    That's a nice safe answer, CC! ;)
     
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    That's pretty close to what I was gonna say! :lol:

    When it comes to knowledge, I've observed that most here have had some rather good contributions at one time or another. Some are very good with data analysis, while others tend to come at an issue from a more intuitive angle. Still others have had practical experience.
    Right off the top (in no particular order), I can think of: Erich, RG_Lunatic, Lightning Guy, Gemhorse, R Leonard, DerAdlerIstGelandet, wmaxt, evangilder, KraziKanuk, FLYBOYJ, and there are a few others.

    As for just enjoyable conversation, the list is long. I've enjoyed this site from the day I registered. :cool:
     
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    YOU GUYS ROCK! :headbang:
     
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