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What's a "q-ship"
Arun Rao asked:
> OK, that does it ... I've suffered in ignorance long enough.
> I confess: I haven't a clue as to what Q-Ship means. I saw
> it first in Scott's login, and seem to encounter it now in
> every car rag that I see. So, anyone willing to enlighten
> me (quiet, QUIET: I can't hear all of you at once!)?
I believe that "q-ships" is an english term from world war II armed merchant vessels, disguised to look like unarmed ships. In order to deal with the U-boat threat, convoys had some merchant vessels that were converted to carry machine guns and cannon. The armament was hidden from view and behind doors/etc. and was brought out to deal with attacking U-boats. The unsuspecting U-boats would think that the were attacking unarmed merchant ships.
So there you have it.
another synonym: sleeper
Basically, don't judge a book by its cover.
Or an 160 hp?? Audi 5000 csq.
It just may have a highly massaged motor making over 300hp!
1990 Coupe Quattro with just 162 hp...