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Trivia Question: What Was The "Bank"  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Soviet aircraft during the cold where assigned code names by NATO for recognition purposes.

Examples include:

Mig 23 "Flogger"
Mig 25 "Foxbat"
AN-12 "Cub"
Tu-16 "Badger"

There where four aircraft that where not built in the Soviet Union that recieved callsigns.

Three of them where:

The Shenyang J-8 "Finback" ...........China
The Nanchang Q-5 "Fantan" ...........China
The Aero L-29 Delfin "Maya"............Chezchsolvakia

The forth aircraft was assigned the NATO codename "Bank"

The triva question folks is....

Who built the "Bank", what was it and from which country did it originate?

Have fun guys.





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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

Easy!
Bank being a monosyllable word commencing with the letter B means a propeller driven bomber.In this case the North American B-25 Mitchell supplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease rules during WW2.Most of these bombers operated alongside Douglas A-20 Havocs in the Northwestern part of Russia against the Germans on the Kola peninsula.The A-20 btw. was codenamed "Box".



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Learn something new every day. I wasn't aware of the A-20 having a code name.


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

The name gives away the fact that it was a Bomber, and a prop powered one at that. The answer is the B-25, built by North American in the US of course. The USSR recieved some of those during WWII as aid from their US allies and apparently kept using them until at least the establishment of NATO.  Big grin

LY744.




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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I see FBU 4EVER! got the answer right, so congrats!  Big thumbs up

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Some other planes of Lend-Lease ancestry got names (in 1954),as well,since they were thought to be operated by the Soviets post-war:
TU-4 (B-29 copy) = Bull
LI-2 (C-47 copy) = Cab
P-63 = Fred
PBY Catalina = Mop

I particularly like Mop! U-boat captain to crew:"Attention all! We're being attacked by a mop"!  Nuts



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