View Full Version : Zwillingsbiber Brothers and the Double Beaver

2nd Apr 2012, 02:33
Remarkable story recently come to light:

Double Double - The Story of the Zwillingsbiber Beaver > Vintage Wings of Canada (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/language/en-CA/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx)

Load Toad
2nd Apr 2012, 03:13
A double beaver?! Strewth.

Harley Quinn
2nd Apr 2012, 05:04
Was this thread started a day too late?

Ridge Runner
2nd Apr 2012, 09:55
Reckon so... it all falls apart when shots are shown of US Army machines etc..... :(

Lightning Mate
2nd Apr 2012, 10:11

Ridge Runner
2nd Apr 2012, 10:54
Nah, I still don't buy it...... Check 16501, the USAF Beaver that is still preserved in Dayton but is shown as a twin! Also the hanger shot has the name photoshoped on to it!!! i really don't have more time to waste on this .... :(

2nd Apr 2012, 11:31
What is the likelihood of any German having the surname of 'Zwillingsbiber' - German for 'twin beavers'?

Or airlines named 'Fowl-Aire Airways' and 'DuM Airways'?

Or an 'RAF pilot' by the name of 'Squadron Leader B. F. Twatt, DFC and Bar'?

Or 'Lac Beegfishinapan, Quebec', 'S'tukinnamuk, Northwest Territories' and 'Lac Ladouche'?

Rather a tedious compilation, lacking the subtelty to be a good April Fool story to all except the seriously dimwitted.

Lightning Mate
2nd Apr 2012, 11:33
...and did you NB the annual BMW spoof...?

4th Apr 2012, 00:56
Barit, here's the one they did last year. :p

Canadian MiGs Test American Friendship. (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/285/language/en-CA/The-Breaking-Point--Canadian-MiGs-test-American-friendship--2011-APRIL-FOOLS-HOAX.aspx)

4th Apr 2012, 01:34
My long-time colleague has left specific instructions that his ashes be carried aloft in a R-985 Beaver floatplane, and scattered over his favorite body of water. Who could quarrel with that?

4th Apr 2012, 02:20
Who could quarrel with that?

Can't argue with that. I'm proud of the 1500 or so hours I have on it. That Zwillingsbiber machine must have been a bear in a crosswind. ;)

The author of that spoof did a fair job with Photoshop. Here's the original.

4th Apr 2012, 02:39
And any Quebecer will tell you what "Tabernac(k)" means - or won't in polite circles. Beautifully done though.