Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

Puzzle Tribes

Silly Sniglets

Alpopuck - 37

Banectomy - 43

Checkuary - 19

Cheeriomagnetization - 94

Chipfault - 18

Downpause - 60

Fetchplex - 3

Gangloot - 46

Gapiana - 62

Gazinta - 88

Gleemites - 83

Lactomangulation - 44

Maltian - 27

Nocturnuggets - 16


Oreosis - 20

P-spot - 99

Pretzaline - 34

Pulpularity - 7

Scrabitch - 64

Twinkidue - 3

The Gallery

Flown by a legend, this aircraft was designed in answer to an aircraft designed by Herbert Smith. Created by Reinhold Platz and used by the Jagdgeschwader Nr. 1, this aircraft was an immediate success. Go to AirLeg 88

This aircraft was so successful that it was mentioned in one of the clauses of the WWI Armistice agreement. It stated that all of these aircraft had to be handed over to the Allies. Designed late in 1917 and tested by Manfred von Richthofen, this aircraft was unanimously considered the finest German fighter of WWI. Go to AirLeg 8

Project 299, as Boeing called it, got started on August 16, 1934. This aircraft's name has entered the world of myth and legend. This aircraft, perhaps more than any other plane, represented the power of American aviation in the years that Europe was overrun by Axis troops. Go to AirLeg 80

This aircraft was the Royal Air Force's first monoplane fighter, the first to carry eight machine guns, and the first to break the 300 mph barrier. Go to AirLeg 90

The “ZERO”. Go to AirLeg 60

Few planes have become as famous as this one. Powered by the famous Rolls Royce engines, more of these aircraft were built than any other British aircraft. Go to AirLeg 69

In the Pacific theater alone, this aircraft downed 2,140 enemy planes while its losses were only 189 - a ratio unmatched in the history of air warfare. Even though this plane spent over half of its wartime career at land bases, it is known as the best carrier-based fighter of WWII. Go to AirLeg 26

Boeing's model 345 took to the air September 21, 1942. Never to see action in Europe, this plane became one of the most famous planes of WWII along with “Fat Man” and “Little Boy”. Go to AirLeg 30

This was Germany's most famous Sturzkampfflugzeug. It was designed by Hermann Pohlmann. Over 5,700 were built in a dozen models. Go to AirLeg 6

Introduced in 1935, this plane was the best fighter in the world for the next five years. Produced from 1935 to 1945, almost 35,000 were built, more than any other combat aircraft of WWII. Go to AirLeg 103

This aircraft was considered by some to have been the best fighter plane of WWI. It was flown by such aces as Baracca, Ruffo, Fonck, Guynemer, and Rickenbacker. The success of this aircraft is owed to designer Louis Bechereau and engineer Marc Birkigt. Go to AirLeg 32

May 13, 1944, marked the first operational flight ever made by this type of plane. The aircraft was a bright red and the pilot was Wolfgang Spate. This signaled the beginning of a new phase in air warfare. Go to AirLeg 50

This unique experimental aircraft, with its propeller in the front and propeller in the rear, was not produced until 1944. The course of the war interrupted its development. Go to AirLeg 68

This American made aircraft saw service with the Royal Navy before the U.S. Navy. Known as the Martlet by the Royal Navy, this aircraft saw action in the Pacific. Go to AirLeg 79

Developed towards the end of 1916 by Herbert Smith, this aircraft had a carrier-based version called the 2F.1. The plane had a nickname derived from the humpshaped fairing over its two synchronized forward-firing machine-guns. It became famous for its maneuverability and outstanding performance in combat. This airplane was used to shoot down 1,294 enemy planes during WWI. Go to AirLeg 75

This aircraft saw more than 30 years of service. Nicknamed the “CAT”, this plane saw extensive action during WWII. Go to AirLeg 60

Known by the French as the “Tomahawk”, and “Kittyhawk” by the British, this aircraft was made famous by volunteer pilots in China. Go to AirLeg 26

Named after a General who was court-martialed for insubordination, this aircraft was made famous by James H. Doolittle on April 18, 1942. Go to AirLeg 87

Many things have been said and written about this aircraft - that it was the best combat plane of WWII, that it was the plane that marked the transition from piston-engine fighters to jet fighters, that it was the plane that gave the Allies final supremacy in the skies. Not only did this plane see action in Korea, but it was also powered by the same engine that made the Spitfire famous. Go to AirLeg 38

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