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PostBiafranspalace on Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:06 pm

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United State of Biafras and the Biafrans are not just rich in oil but talents and initiatives....

This thread is a where you post all the Biafrans achivements 1st clap clap

I must say that Igbos are the most Achivers in Africa.

The inventor of the internet, Phillip Emeagwali,
Ndi Igbo have:

Produced Nigeria's first president (Zik)

Produced some of Africa's best literature ever (Things Fall Apart) that is world famous

Were the first in all of Sub-saharan Africa to perfect bronze metalworking (Igbo-Ukwu)

Have a unique form of democracy in the region that is only shared by the Ewe of Ghana

Are considered the "brains" of Nigeria

Lead the way in the movie department (Nollywood)

Are by far Nigeria's best and brightest business people

Fought valiantly against the oppressive and genocidal forces of Nigeria and were only subdued due to foreign intervention

Produced one of the main candidates for the position of the Pope (Francis Cardinal Arinze)

Were the first to provide a firsthand account of the trans-Atlantic slave trade (Equiano)

Produced the first female fianance minister of Nigeria (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala)

Produced some of Africa's best football players (Kanu, Okocha, etc).
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, Second Republic Vice President of Nigeria
Emeka Ojukwu, The President of the defunct Republic of Biafra
P.N. Okeke-Ojiudu, Nigerian Politician and Businessman
Cardinal Francis Arinze, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, Priest and Beatified Christian Monk
Dr. Pius Okigbo, Distinguished economist
Philip Njoku Emeagwali, Computer scientist
Dr Chuba Okadigbo, Former Senate President of Nigeria
Christopher Okigbo, Poet
Charles C.Soludo, CBN Governor .
Pats Acholonu - Supreme Court Justice
Sir C. Chukwu - first Nigerian airplane pilot
Donatus Ibeakwadalam Nwoga - philosopher
Patrick Ibeakamma Acholonu Igwe X of Orlu - senator and Eze of Orlu
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - first female Finance Minister; Foreign Minister; former Vice President of the World Bank
Damian Anyanwu - inventor and diplomat
Sam Mbakwe - former governor
Christina Anyanwu - journalist and senator
Obianuju Catherine Acholonu - writer
Michael Echeruo - poet and scholar
Adiele E. Afigbo - history professor
Chikezie V. Uchendu - classical anthropologist
Onyeka Onwenu - singer, journalist, actress, humanist
Felicia Ekejiuba - academic
Sylvester Ugoh - Governor of the Bank of Biafra; Former Minister of Science and Technology
Augustine Njoku-Obi - developer of cholera vaccine
Genevieve Nnaji - Nollywood actress
Ezekiel Izuogu - scientist and inventor of the first automobile of indigenous all-African technology, the Z-600
Chika Sylva-Olejeme - President of the International Peace Institute
Collins E. Ijoma - First African and youngest person to obtain position of Trial Court Administrator in the USA.
Francis Arthur Nzeribe - senator and businessman .


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PostOjukwu1 on Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:35 pm

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PostOjukwu1 on Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:37 pm



This Invader was essentially a civilian machine and, to facilitate its export from Europe, it was described as a survey aircraft destined for an organisation in Gabon and carried no offensive armament. As a result of its previous missions it had an unusually shaped "solid" nose. It was ferried in its original bare metal colour scheme but was quickly camouflaged in Biafra with a two tone green/brown scheme on the upper surfaces and pale blue undersides with a distinctive sharkmouth and glaring eye, a scheme which found much favour with the enthusiastic Biafrans. The rudder was painted in the three national colours, black, green and red with a Biafran rising sun insignia superimposed on the middle section.



The electrical bomb release mechanisms were still in place but were designed to function with conventional bombs of a certain configuration and weight. The Biafran bombs were makeshift affairs often fashioned from oil drums and gas cylinders so were in no way compatible with the relatively sophisticated systems in the Invader. Zumbach, who by this time was calling himself “Johnny or Kamikaze Brown” had no choice but to instruct his "bombardiers" to throw them out the opened bomb bay.



The bombs were made by a Biafran artificer, Willy Achukwe, whose former trade, it was rumoured, lay in the manufacture of fireworks! Willy's bombs were marvels of ingenuity and even included delayed action devices. Zumbach describes one creation having "a base containing phosphorus suspended in an insulating liquid. A Bickford fuse ran from this compartment through a partition plugged with wax, into a second stage. This compartment contained gunpowder. The third was crammed with scrap metal. Two big nails protruded from the base of the thing. The impact of landing drives the nails into the base of the bomb and pierces the first compartment. The insulating liquid runs out of the resulting punctures and the air gets in. It sets the phosphorus alight, the heat melts the wax and the Bickford fuse detonates the gunpowder."



It goes without saying that no machine guns suitable for aircraft mounting were available in Biafra. However, the Biafrans were masters of improvisation and, following a visit to the government armoury from which he was invited to take his pick of the available equipment, Zumbach returned to the airfield with two antiquated army issue Czech made machine guns. Biafran mechanics soon had the first one mounted in the nose of the Invader with the barrel protruding from the nose. The hapless forward gunner was obliged to crouch in the dim recesses of the nose cone, without any view of the outside world and without any voice communication with his pilot. Again, Biafran ingenuity came to the rescue. A length of cord was attached to the gunner's arm with the other end threaded through to the pilot's station. Zumbach, equipped with a simple home made gunsight, simply tugged once on the cord to instruct the gunner to start firing and twice when he was to stop. A simple solution! The second one was rigged to fire through the open bomb bay.



The 10th July saw Zumbach and his Biafran crew heading north for Makurdi, a supply centre for the Nigerian army some 125 miles north of Enugu. They had been alerted by listening to radio transmissions from Nigerian aircraft that a number of freight aircraft were inbound for Makurdi. The crew consisted of a co-pilot/radio operator, Godwin Ezeilo, a navigator/forward gunner "Freddy", a rear gunner above the bomb doors and two "bombardiers". Approaching the target, Zumbach had Ezeilo call Makurdi airport to ask for landing instructions to give the impression that they were a routine Nigerian flight. The ploy worked and ensured that the Nigerian AA batteries remained quiet.
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PostOjukwu1 on Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 pm

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PostBiafranspalace on Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 pm

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PostAdabiafra on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:33 pm

making sense
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PostHatch on Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:38 am

Ojukwu1 wrote:

Biafra Armoured Tank


If the Biafrans can build this kind of war machines when there was actually little or no raw materials what will happen when there is huge availability of raw materials and support...

Alll Hail Biafra
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PostHatch on Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:38 am

Ojukwu1 wrote:

Biafra Armoured Tank


If the Biafrans can build war tankers like this when there was little or no raw materials what will happen when Biafra comes and there is availability of raw materials with government support.

All Hail Biafra! cheers
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