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"Is it safe to get out now, Sir?"
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People smuggling relevant?

Real event? Fiction? FYOI?
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Does this actually occur inside a tank? Is this a military tank? a tank containing a liquid? A fish tank?
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People smuggling relevant? No.

Real event? This. Fiction? FYOI?

Does this actually occur inside a tank? Yes. Is this a military tank? Yes. a tank containing a liquid? A fish tank? No to the others.
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Was it safe to get out?

The question - is it coming from the tank crew? Sir - their superior? Is he in the tank? Are the persons asking in the tank?
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Was it safe to get out? Yes.

The question - is it coming from the tank crew? Yes. Sir - their superior? Irrelevant, but assume yes. Is he in the tank? Yes. Are the persons asking in the tank? Yes.

I misremembered the quote used in the puzzle statement, but it doesn't change anything above. The correct statement is:

"Is it OK to get out now, Skip?"
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Is there a non-human animal in the tank?
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Is it during war time? Practice?

Did they recently encounter an enemy?
Were they under attack?

So they asked Skip if it was safe... Does Skip know more than the asking people? Because he can see more than the others?

Or does Skip have more experience and is therefore asked if it's safe? Or did they ask Skip because he's in a higher rank? Or a different reason? Or they asked him by coincidence?
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Is there a non-human animal in the tank? No. Is it during war time? Yes. Practice? Yes.

Did they recently encounter an enemy?
Were they under attack? No to both.

So they asked Skip if it was safe... Does Skip know more than the asking people? Because he can see more than the others?

Or does Skip have more experience and is therefore asked if it's safe? Or did they ask Skip because he's in a higher rank? Primarily this, but the previous questions can be answered yes as well. Or a different reason? No. Or they asked him by coincidence? No.
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Was the tank on land? In water?

Was there anything outside they were afraid of? Enemy shooting?
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Were the asking people training to operate the tank? Training other combat operations?

Was it a dumb question or perfectly reasonable?

Did the practice take place somewhere away from the actual war?
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Is/was the tank surrounded with something dangerous? If so, is it water? gas?
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Was the tank on land? This. In water?

Was there anything outside they were afraid of? Enemy shooting? No to both.

Were the asking people training to operate the tank? Yope. Training other combat operations? Yes.

Was it a dumb question or perfectly reasonable? Hmm, hard to answer. I'd call it reasonable.

Did the practice take place somewhere away from the actual war? Yes.

Is/was the tank surrounded with something dangerous? No. If so, is it water? gas?
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Did the people inside the tank somehow think they were in a real combat situation/not realize it was only training? Or was the question about getting out part of their training? Did the supervisor expect to get that question?
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Were they training strategies?

Was the reason they asked it, because if it wasn't safe, they would be killed by their own tank? Or because of an "unsafe social situation"?

Was their tank armed? Did they know whether their tank was moving or not?

Does the type of tank matter (modern, old)?

Was it a normal training, or did it have special significance?
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Did the people inside the tank somehow think they were in a real combat situation/not realize it was only training? No. Or was the question about getting out part of their training? To a minor effect. Did the supervisor expect to get that question? Probably not.

Were they training strategies? Noish.

Was the reason they asked it, because if it wasn't safe, they would be killed by their own tank? No. Or because of an "unsafe social situation"? No.

Was their tank armed? Yes. Did they know whether their tank was moving or not? Yes.

Does the type of tank matter (modern, old)? Yes; this was during WWII.

Was it a normal training This., or did it have special significance? \b(Noish.}
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Is there something funny/unusual about their question (in relation to the real situation they were in)?
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Would the question be dumb if they were experienced?
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Is there something funny/unusual about their question (in relation to the real situation they were in)? It could be considered ironic.

Would the question be dumb if they were experienced? No. It can't really be called a smart or dumb question.
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Was the question ironic because of the situation they were in? Their little experience?

Were there other tanks? If so, is it relevant what happened to them?

Is the exact location relevant? If so, was it on Western front?
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Was the question ironic because of the situation they were in? Very much so. Their little experience? Yes, but to a lesser extent.

Were there other tanks? Irrelevant. If so, is it relevant what happened to them?

Is the exact location relevant? No. If so, was it on Western front?
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The situation outside the tank? Inside?
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The situation outside the tank? This. Inside?
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Was it ironic because it was completely safe outside the tank (but they thought it wasn't)?
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Was it ironic because it was completely safe outside the tank (but they thought it wasn't)? Yes. Why would they have thought otherwise?
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Did they have a good reason to think it was NOT safe?

Because of something they saw? Heard? Smelled? Assumed?
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Did they have a good reason to think it was NOT safe? Yes.

Because of something they saw? No. Heard? Yes. Smelled? Possibly. Assumed? Yes.
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Did they hear humans? Vehicles? Talking? Something over speakers?
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Why does the type of tank matter, because old tanks are smaller? They don't have much protection? They are even less comfortable? They have bad suspension? They can see very little from inside?
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Did they hear humans? Vehicles? Technically this. Talking? Something over speakers?

Why does the type of tank matter, because old tanks are smaller? This. They don't have much protection? They are even less comfortable? They have bad suspension? They can see very little from inside?

None of the others.
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Did they assume they were hearing different vehicles they were actually hearing?
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sorry, THAN they were actually hearing.
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Did they assume they were hearing different vehicles than they were actually hearing? No.
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So they heard a sort of vehicles outside, right? And they knew what vehicles they were hearing, correct? Did they misunderstand the purpose of the vehicles?

The vehicles - were they military vehicles? Aircraft? Ships? Tanks? Cars?
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So they heard a sort of vehicles outside, right? Yes. And they knew what vehicles they were hearing, correct? Yes. Did they misunderstand the purpose of the vehicles? No.

The vehicles - were they military vehicles? Yes. Aircraft? This. Ships? Tanks? Cars?
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Did they misunderstand something else about the aircraft?

Were they ally aircraft, while the crew thought they were enemy aircraft?
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Did they misunderstand something else about the aircraft? No.

Were they ally aircraft Yes., while the crew thought they were enemy aircraft? No.
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So the crew did know that what they were hearing were ally aircraft?

Were they assuming there was some danger coming from the aircraft? In relation to the aircraft? Did they misinterpret their own position (e.g. thinking that they were on the enemy territory while in fact they were not)?

Actually, did they misinterpret anything at all?
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So the crew did know that what they were hearing were ally aircraft? Yes.

Were they assuming there was some danger coming from the aircraft? Yes. In relation to the aircraft? Yes. Did they misinterpret their own position (e.g. thinking that they were on the enemy territory while in fact they were not)? No.

Actually, did they misinterpret anything at all? Good question. No!
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Did the aircraft fire or drop bombs near the tank? Was this accidental?
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Did the aircraft fire or drop bombs near the tank? No to both. Was this accidental?
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Hang on... so whatever they perceived was correct, and still their behaviour was sort of funny?

Was there REALLY some danger coming from/in relation to the aircraft?

Did they make any mistake in their assumptions? If so, was it related rather to timing than to something else?
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Hang on... so whatever they perceived was correct, and still their behaviour was sort of funny? As a hint, think of the question as sarcastic, with emphasis on the word "now." Also, there is probably an FA involved.

Was there REALLY some danger coming from/in relation to the aircraft? Yes.

Did they make any mistake in their assumptions? No. If so, was it related rather to timing than to something else?
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Was the danger that the aircraft were about to crash? Made a loud noise? Were dropping fuel?
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Was the danger that the aircraft were about to crash? No, but otrt. Made a loud noise? This happened, yes. Were dropping fuel? No.
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Something to do with the sound barrier?
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Something to do with the sound barrier? No.
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Is the danger coming from the aircraft themselves (such as falling on the tanks and crushing them)? The aircraft dropping something? Weapons aboard?

If the danger really came true, do the aircraft have to be airborne? Is there more than one aircraft? Relevant? THe exact number of aircraft relevant?

Are the aircraft pretending something?
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Is the danger coming from the aircraft themselves Yes. (such as falling on the tanks and crushing them)? No, but OTRT. The aircraft dropping something? Could be. Weapons aboard? The aircraft or the tank? Elaborate, please.

If the danger really came true, do the aircraft have to be airborne? Yes. Is there more than one aircraft? Yes. Relevant? Yes. THe exact number of aircraft relevant? {Yes.}

Are the aircraft pretending something? No, though this is part of a training scenario.
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Blooper: If the danger really came true, do the aircraft have to be airborne? Yope.
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Was there a relevant conversation before the question? Did Skip make a mistake in saying it wasn't safe to come out before?

Did the aircraft come closer to the tank? Altitude-wise? Were the aircraft enemies in the training?
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Was there a relevant conversation before the question? Yes. Did Skip make a mistake in saying it wasn't safe to come out before? No.

Did the aircraft come closer to the tank? Altitude-wise? Both of these are hard to answer, rephrase. Were the aircraft enemies in the training? No.
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Did Skip say earlier it wasn't safe to come out? Or that it was safe?
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Did Skip say earlier it wasn't safe to come out? This. Or that it was safe?
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Did the tank fire?
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Did the tank fire? No.
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So, earlier Skip said it wasn't safe to come out, and he was right about it.

Did he say something in the lines of that they should stay in the tank until a certain time? Certain event? Because otherwise it would still be unsafe?
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So, earlier Skip said it wasn't safe to come out, and he was right about it. Correct.

Did he say something in the lines of that they should stay in the tank until a certain time? Certain event? Because otherwise it would still be unsafe? Yes to all.
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Were they trying to hide from the aircraft?

Why did they want to come out of the tank? To end the training? To do something in regard to the aircraft? In regard to something else? To communicate?

Did the tank have weapons? Did the aircraft? Was it a plane? Helicopter? Blimp? Other?

Was there only 1 aircraft?
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Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they trying to hide from the aircraft? No.

Why did they want to come out of the tank? To end the training? This. To do something in regard to the aircraft? In regard to something else? To communicate? None of the others.

Did the tank have weapons? Yes, irrelevant. Did the aircraft? No. Was it a plane? Yope. Helicopter? Blimp? Other? Sorta.

Was there only 1 aircraft? Yes.
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Did something happen to the aircraft (such as a crash), which made the question sarcastic?
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Did this happen on the axis side? Allied? Relevant? Was the aircraft a V1 flying bomb, or a V2 rocket?
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Did something happen to the aircraft (such as a crash), which made the question sarcastic? Yes.

Did this happen on the axis side? Allied? This. Relevant? Not really. Was the aircraft a V1 flying bomb, or a V2 rocket? No to both.
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Would it help to figure out the nature of this aircraft? Is it used in war?
You said earlier that there was more than one aircraft, and later that there was only one, which is correct? Or were there more aircraft, but only one represented danger? Was the aircraft destroyed? Deliberately? Were parts or other things falling from the aircraft? Or was it just a possibility? Was the aircraft experimental? Was it being towed, or did it fly under its own power? Was it manned?
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Would it help to figure out the nature of this aircraft? Oh, yes. Is it used in war? Yes.
You said earlier that there was more than one aircraft, and later that there was only one, which is correct? Or were there more aircraft, but only one represented danger? This is accurate. Was the aircraft destroyed? Yes. Deliberately? No. Were parts or other things falling from the aircraft? Probably. Or was it just a possibility? Was the aircraft experimental? Noish. Was it being towed, This. or did it fly under its own power?} Was it manned? Yes.
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Was it a manned glider being towed? Did it crash? Into the ground? Another aircraft? Destroyed by a weapon? Structural weakness/failure caused by the stress of normal operation? Abnormal operation?

Was it towed behind an aircraft? Vehicle? Winch/catapult? Was it being used in an experimental fashion? Did its occupant(s) die?

Did they expect/fear/know the aircraft could be destroyed, making the tank the safest place to stay for the moment? Or did the aircraft represent a danger to unprotected people on the ground during its normal operation?
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clarification: "they" = the tank crew.
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Is the purpose of the aircraft:
reconnaissance
attacking other aircraft
attacking tanks
attacking buildings?
attacking infantry?
Other?

How many people could fit in that aircraft? 1? 2? etc?

Does it have wings? Rotor blades? Can it transform, such as a heli-plane (they probably didn't have that back then)?

Is the role of the other aircraft relevant? Were those aircraft of the same type? Relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a manned glider being towed? Yes. Did it crash? Yes. Into the ground? Yes. Another aircraft? No. Destroyed by a weapon? No. Structural weakness/failure caused by the stress of normal operation? Arguable. Abnormal operation? No.

Was it towed behind an aircraft? Yes. Vehicle? Yes. Winch/catapult? No to both. Was it being used in an experimental fashion? Irrelevant. Did its occupant(s) die? No.

Did they expect/fear/know the aircraft could be destroyed, making the tank the safest place to stay for the moment? Yope. Or did the aircraft represent a danger to unprotected people on the ground during its normal operation? No.

Is the purpose of the aircraft:
reconnaissance
attacking other aircraft
attacking tanks
attacking buildings?
attacking infantry?
Other? This.

How many people could fit in that aircraft? 1? 2? etc? 30.

Does it have wings? Yes. Rotor blades? No. Can it transform, such as a heli-plane (they probably didn't have that back then)? No.

Is the role of the other aircraft relevant? Yes. Were those aircraft of the same type? No. Relevant? Yes.
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Did the glider have the tank inside it during its flight?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 5:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the tank at/near the end of a runway, with one or more planes, some/all with gliders in tow, taking off overhead? Were they transport gliders?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the glider have the tank inside it during its flight? Yes.

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The 6th Airborne Armoured Renaissance Regiment (what a mouthful!) was the only unit ever to fly tanks into battle. There was much trial and error before it actually happened. The story goes that a newbie driver and his tank were loaded into a glider for a training flight, and the crew was ordered not to get out of the tank for anything until ordered. The glider was utterly demolished on landing, and the tank actually flew a hundred feet through the air and crashed into a house.

Amazingly, the tank came out of this ordeal completely intact. After the driver plaintively asked his commander (or "skipper"), "Is it OK to get out now, skip?"
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Hahaha, this was good. I would never think it could have such a lateral solution. :-))

THank you, Jenburdoo!

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