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HotelAlpha

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2014, 09:50:04 AM »

SM 81 pictured at an air field, in 1940




Another SM 81 in the mid 40's, probably 1944-45
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2014, 08:31:25 PM »

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2014, 12:40:18 PM »

Otto, that's a P-51A. :D
still a unusual armament
Let's be precise chaps, it's not a P-51A. It's a P-51 and so the armament is just normal.
P-51 was the first order of the U.S. Army, designated NA-91 by North American.
Since the U.S. Army wasn't happy with the mixed armament on british Mustangs, they opted for the depicted 4 hispano 20mm wing cannon loadout.
That didn't pay out and many aircrafts of this lot were converted to F-6A recon planes or shifted to the brits who reverted the armament to their mixed layout again, designating the aircraft "Mustang Mk.IA".

The P-51A would be "NA-99" or "Mustang Mk.II" and it would carry cal .50s in the wings.

Best regards - Mike


Just researching for my P-51A project, here they say it was a retrofitted P-51A:
http://www.swissmustangs.ch/index2.html
 ;D

Necromongering the topic. TBH I cannot keep the overview of all early Mustang designations in memory anyway, my brain is unsufficiently equipped for high alt numbers, rather a low alt performing turn and burn tool. :P  :D
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2014, 06:37:21 PM »


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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2015, 02:23:58 PM »

Russian Bombardier in a IL-4 is my personal guess, I do not know anything about this photo, probably safe on the ground and arranged. But it do not make it less interesting
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 01:59:52 AM »



Itried to find the story behind this one, but I simply aint got the time, the serial number is readable so I guess it would be doable. It is shared by the Flying Heritage collection.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2015, 10:55:33 AM »


 With its gunner visible in the back cockpit, this Japanese Nakajima “Kate” Torpedo bomber, smoke streaming from the cowling, is headed for destruction in the water below after being shot down near Truk, Japanese stronghold in the Carolines, by a Navy PB4Y on July 2, 1944. Lieutenant Commander William Janeshek, pilot of the American plane, said the gunner acted as though he was about to bail out and then suddenly sat down and was still in the plane when it hit the water and exploded.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2015, 11:12:29 AM »







Two of twelve U.S. A-20 Havoc light bombers on a mission against Kokas, Indonesia in July of 1943. The lower bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire after dropping its bombs, and plunged into the sea, killing both crew members.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2015, 02:39:58 PM »

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Itried to find the story behind this one, but I simply aint got the time, the serial number is readable so I guess it would be doable. It is shared by the Flying Heritage collection.

By the bent props, the motors were running and looks like it just had a hard landing?
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2015, 05:54:14 AM »



B24 44-40210 854th BS 491th BG : 18th september 1944 near Eindhoven
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2015, 06:49:53 AM »



1940, Swiss mechanicians preparing a Me-109E for a new mission.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2015, 08:52:15 AM »

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