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Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:13 pm
by Panda
Brillient! now needs some sounds for them and surely you can make them actually fire something? :twisted:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:49 am
by dana
that japaneese design looks like somthing from The Cat in The Hat orGreen Eggs N Ham

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:14 am
by DCRfan
Peter wrote:Amazing stuff!
I'd never heard of acoustic mirrors before this thread.

edit, perhaps this Japanesse design is more Gn15ish. :shock:


And to think I thought the Japanese did not have a sense of humour.

Thats one of those things you need a photo of the prototype or no one would believe you.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:31 am
by Panda
the jap one reminds me of a load of tubas or other big bass brass instruments, mounted on old pram frames :lol:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:13 pm
by Peter
And to think I thought the Japanese did not have a sense of humour.

According to wikipedia the name translates to "War Tuba" :lol:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:23 pm
by Steve Bennett
The japanese version looks more like it is for broadcasting than listening :?: Some kind of psychological weapon maybe :?:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:45 pm
by KEG
Hi,

DidnĀ“t they use trumpets to destroy the walls of Jericho ?

The Swiss still use these huge Alphorns as a hearig aid to know, when the tourists are invading

A friend of mine, built his Tuba Mobile some years ago, to frighten the people:

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So who is the first with a steam driven tuba in Gn15?

Have Fun

Juergen

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:45 pm
by Panda
:lol: :lol: :lol: thats brillient! how about a steam powered electric string folk rock quartet?

That would certainly win the wars, scaring everyone away!

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:42 pm
by Simon Andrews
I have seen the Japanese photo before. Isn't it a direction finder for AA artillery :?: Used for locating aircraft at night :? :?:

Simon.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:02 pm
by Peter
Simon Andrews wrote:I have seen the Japanese photo before. Isn't it a direction finder for AA artillery :?: Used for locating aircraft at night :? :?:


That would seem to be right.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:36 pm
by Stu
Simon Andrews wrote:I have seen the Japanese photo before. Isn't it a direction finder for AA artillery :?: Used for locating aircraft at night :? :?:

Simon.


That would be why their sitting next to a battery of Anti-Aircraft guns in the picture :lol:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:43 pm
by Steve Bennett
:idea: Ah, that makes more sense if they were used for direction finding.
I thiught some of the radar I used in the 1970's was a bit primative, but compared to those, I now realise how advanced we were :lol:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:17 pm
by Simon Andrews
That would be why their sitting next to a battery of Anti-Aircraft guns in the picture
Thought they may have been four wheeled Bassoons :? Part of some sort of Japanese mechanised military band :roll:

Back to the tuba, wasn't there something similar on the sleeve of one of the Kate Bush albums :?: (Are Kate Bush albums something I should admit any passing aquaintance with on this forum :?: :shock: :oops: )

Simon.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:25 pm
by KEG
Hi,

Before then inventon of the AA Tubas, every gunner had an Ear trumpet


http://www.hearingaidmuseum.com/gallery/Non-Electric/EarTrumpets/index-trumpets.htm

On the other side, steam driven organs were called Calliopes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope_(music)

Have Fun

Juergen

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:55 pm
by Steve Bennett
Simon Andrews wrote:Back to the tuba, wasn't there something similar on the sleeve of one of the Kate Bush albums :?: (Are Kate Bush albums something I should admit any passing aquaintance with on this forum :?: :shock: :oops: )


Yes, I think you are right, though i dont remember which album.
Anyway, you are too young to have had a crush on Kate Bush as a teenager :lol: I'm not though :lol:

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:22 pm
by dana

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:08 am
by scott b
I for one am very dissappointed to find out that those are not war tubas :cry: I was trying to imagine the guy trying to actually blow a plane out of the air, and what would it sound like?
Now my next question, what exactly was a Reconnaissance Waggon used for did they sneak it into hostile railyards for it to look around under the cloak of darkness?
3rdly, Kate Bush mmmm, running up that hill, oh yes. Sorry guys drifted away there. :roll:

Scott B

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:36 pm
by Panda
isnt running up a hill by katie melluar?

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:32 pm
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
mogbass01 wrote:isnt running up a hill by katie melluar?


Possibly, but

scott b wrote:(snip)

3rdly, (snip) running up that hill (snip)

Scott B


"With no problems" :twisted: is certainly a Kate Bush track :D :D

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:34 pm
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
scott b wrote:I for one am very dissappointed to find out that those are not war tubas :cry: I was trying to imagine the guy trying to actually blow a plane out of the air, and what would it sound like?
Now my next question, what exactly was a Reconnaissance Waggon used for did they sneak it into hostile railyards for it to look around under the cloak of darkness?
3rdly, Kate Bush mmmm, running up that hill, oh yes. Sorry guys drifted away there. :roll:

Scott B


Similar to, Kate Bush - The Experiment IV, perhaps? :twisted:

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:58 pm
by Steve Bennett
mogbass01 wrote:isnt running up a hill by katie melluar?


Close, but a different song. Katie Melua did a cover version of "Crawling up a hill" originally recorded by John Mayall's Blues Band back in the 1960's.
The correct title for the Kate Bush song is "Running up that hill".
Still good more than 20 years later :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZsXVf6INc

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm
by Peter
And now for some thing completely different, the RHDR armored train :lol:
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Photocopy of a short article from the May, 1945 issue of Popular Science from one of my favorite sites: Modern Mechanix

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:27 am
by scott b
Peter You`re getting off topic, we were talking about Kate Bush..... Sorry caught out daydreaming again, Kate Bush OK I`ll try to stop :twisted:
It is not Kate Bush related or war tuba (there needs to be a book) related but I do love that pic of the armored train, but I still think if everyone was firing to the one side it would tip right over but I do think a bunch of German planes must have crashed looking at that train thinking they where much higher than they were. :shock:
Do trumpets sound at 1000 posts? :lol:

Scott B

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:57 am
by Oztrainz
Hi Scott, The M medal is now proudly displayed under your Lister avatar.
Congrats :D

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:55 am
by Steve Bennett
Congrats Scott, that is a milestone well worth taking note of and a new medal aswell :) . Careful though, you are in danger of spending too much time on here, take that from one who knows :lol: . Well done mate :wink: .