"ACME" Quiz

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Time for another quiz!

I dug this one up from my photo files.

You know the weight that lands on the cartoon character with 'TWO TONS' written on it? Well, here's a real one. Trick is, it's got an aviation connection.

The usual rules, what, where, where from etc...

The text on it says "2 ton. 6/10/42"

Answer in due course. Enjoy.

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Would a tie-down be too obvious?

Moggy

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Wing proof loading weight.

Mark

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Chock? :D

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It's gotta be one of those things they use to hold aircraft wings down so in a storm or heavy winds the wing doesn't fly off, they do it at aviation museums e.t.c

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Acme Air Force collectible? :D

Alex

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Mooring weight, for an amphibian or flying boat.

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Perhaps a ballast weight from a flying boat?

Or a tie down, maybe for an airship?

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Barrage balloon tie down?

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I think it's a paperweight off the adjutant's desk.

Roger Smith.

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Dear oh dear.

One correct guess, no attempt at location by that person.

Many amusing replies. Have a cigar.

Thought there were some clever people here? :D

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Cardington?

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Cardington? No.

THINK. 2 tons. Too light for some tasks, wayyy to heavy for others...

I'm waitingggg.

Hey, MikeJ - too tough for you?

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No takers?

Gosh!

Clue. It was found, and 'retreved' in a drought...

Recently.

Cheers!

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Flying boat moring anchor or ballast as suggested by Dave?

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Lake Windermere?

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Sunderland's, RAF Calshot :D

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EN830 was right first, as to what it is.

It's from a Lake, a Looooong way from Windermere, and it had Cats, and I think, some more interesting types too.

It's a Looong way from Wintermere and about 3hr from that lake, but close to 'the bay' and in the middle of a very old airfield, with a jetty and with a Museum.

Go...

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Lake Boga

I speculate that it is a mooring weight from Lake Boga, a Seaplane base in NW Victoria near Swan Hill. Now located at Pt Cook where JDK took the photo.

Chris

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And the winner is...

It's one of those things you know must exist, but of course normally never see. Two tons seems a bit light to me, given the weight of a fuelled up Catalina, but I guess they worked!

I'll have to find another teaser now. :D

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