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    Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  pampa14 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:32 am

    I share with you this interesting set of pictures showing the Luftwaffe men and machines in action during World War II. To access the photos, please visit the link below. I hope you enjoy and I count on your visit.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/luftwaffe-em-fotos-raras.html

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    A curious german weapon

    Post  pampa14 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:53 pm


    Undoubtedly one of the most interesting weapons used by the Luftwaffe during the World War II, the Mistel. The following link shows a full report and photos. Hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/mistel.html



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    An unusual Stuka

    Post  pampa14 on Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:16 pm


    The Ju 87 C was a version of the famous dive bomber Stuka proposal to operate with German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. The link below provides more information and pictures of this uncommon version of the Ju 87 Stuka. Hope you enjoy and I count on your visit.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/stuka-naval.html


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Mike E on Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:44 pm

    The Luftwaffe had some very interesting aircraft in their fleet, bummer that many didn't even see the light of day. Thanks for posting and keep it up.

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Werewolf on Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:52 pm

    I find that among the most fascinating and terrifying videos made off WW2 when thinking about being at the ground on recieving side.

    Stuka Yu-87g firing 37mm FlaK rounds against tanks.

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    The Ace of Aces

    Post  pampa14 on Sun May 03, 2015 1:24 pm


    I share with you this article with an extensive report and photos about the greatest ace of WW2, the German pilot Erich Hartmann. I hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/erich-hartmann-o-as-dos-ases.html


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun May 03, 2015 1:45 pm

    Don't you think the scores of German WWII fighter pilots were just propaganda? Is there any proof of the claims?

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Godric on Sun May 03, 2015 3:54 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Don't you think the scores of German WWII fighter pilots were just propaganda? Is there any proof of the claims?

    Soviet air losses would say different, the Luftwaffe did doubt his claims and sent up several observers to watch him in action, his tactics was to get in close before firing ... the Soviets called him the blonde devil

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  GarryB on Mon May 04, 2015 11:59 am

    The reported scores of some German pilots sound astounding... 400-500 kills, but keep in mind they wiped out the air forces of several countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia etc etc and these kills include all aircraft... slow transports and bombers... obsolete biplanes... most enemy pilots didn't survive long enough to get the experience they needed to survive with little or no serious or effective fight training... as opposed to flight training which got them into the air...


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Inetwarrior on Mon May 04, 2015 3:30 pm

    GarryB wrote:The reported scores of some German pilots sound astounding... 400-500 kills, but keep in mind they wiped out the air forces of several countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia etc etc and these kills include all aircraft... slow transports and bombers... obsolete biplanes... most enemy pilots didn't survive long enough to get the experience they needed to survive with little or no serious or effective fight training... as opposed to flight training which got them into the air...

    And they count they kills in strange ways...Ie shooting bomber with 4 engines will be count as 4 kills. Am I rite? Wink

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  GarryB on Tue May 05, 2015 1:10 pm

    I believe so... and also if two or three pilots shot at a bomber or large aircraft and it goes down because of the damage then both or all three pilots will claim the kill....


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Cucumber Khan on Tue May 05, 2015 10:13 pm

    Inetwarrior wrote:
    GarryB wrote:The reported scores of some German pilots sound astounding... 400-500 kills, but keep in mind they wiped out the air forces of several countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia etc etc and these kills include all aircraft... slow transports and bombers... obsolete biplanes... most enemy pilots didn't survive long enough to get the experience they needed to survive with little or no serious or effective fight training... as opposed to flight training which got them into the air...

    And they count they kills in strange ways...Ie shooting bomber with 4 engines will be count as 4 kills. Am I rite? Wink

    Well, no. Germans counted 1 aircraft = 1 kill. Even if shooting down a four engined bomber perhaps should count for more than a single engined fighter...but I digress.

    And of course the Luftwaffe overclaimed. All Air Forces in WWII overclaimed, sometimes 10-1 or more. But the aces probably overclaimed the least, having plenty of experience and lots of opportunities to score. Think Hartmann actually flew over 1000 missions during his career, and was himself shot down (by AAA) many times.

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  NationalRus on Wed May 06, 2015 1:16 am

    nearly puked by the name eric hartmann, had to think automaticaly about the most famous anti-russian propagandist on youtube who even managed to get banned from mp net, damn that bastard stole this real ace's name lol1

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  GarryB on Wed May 06, 2015 1:37 am

    Yes, the Germans had plenty of very capable and very skilled pilots, but the numbers they were fighting were simply overwhelming.

    I think Anthony Williams wrote an article about the armament of WWII fighters and compared the armament of Soviet and German and western fighters and found that the Soviet policy of engine mounted weapons with a few cannon was similar to the armament of German fighters, while western practise of lots of guns on the wings seemed to be more popular with rookie pilots.

    In other words an ace would perform better with guns around the centre of mass concentrated firing forward with cannons mostly, while new pilots tended to like just having lots and lots of guns... ie 8 on the wings...

    Problem for the Soviets was that you had to survive long enough to benefit from the accuracy and power of that weapon arrangement... many did not so lend lease aircraft were often popular with new pilots.

    Ironically the gun armament of Soviet fighters was very highly regarded... high rates of fire, light weight weapons, and very effective cannon.


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    A German in the highest!

    Post  pampa14 on Sat May 09, 2015 1:18 pm


    The following link provides a full report and photos of the most ambitious projects of the Luftwaffe, a fantastic aircraft that could have caused much damage to the Allied bombers had it entered in service. Hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/um-alemao-nas-alturas.html



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    Stuka in unusual versions

    Post  pampa14 on Mon May 25, 2015 5:08 pm


    During ww2, the Luftwaffe tested some versions of his famous dive bomber JU-87 Stuka. The link below provides a small colection of pictures, some rare and unknown to me, these versions. I hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/variantes-do-ju-87-stuka.html



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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Godric on Mon May 25, 2015 9:31 pm

    pampa14 wrote:
    During ww2, the Luftwaffe tested some versions of his famous dive bomber JU-87 Stuka. The link below provides a small colection of pictures, some rare and unknown to me, these versions. I hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/variantes-do-ju-87-stuka.html



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    the folded wings was the version for the Graf Zepplin Aircraft carrier rows between the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine on who would have overall control of the pilots and aircraft resulted in the Graf Zepplin never becoming operational ... in a way Hitler was responsible for this for promoting completion between different sections of the German armed forces .... in a way it severely hampered their war efforts thumbsup

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    Post  pampa14 on Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:04 pm


    Follow through the link below, a full report and photos, including a rare photo of an airplane with USAAF markings, about this version of the famous jet fighter of the Luftwaffe.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/messerschmitt-me-262-2a-sturmvogel.html


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Book. on Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:00 am

    Good post the classic thumbsup

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:46 am

    GarryB wrote:The reported scores of some German pilots sound astounding... 400-500 kills, but keep in mind they wiped out the air forces of several countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia etc etc and these kills include all aircraft... slow transports and bombers... obsolete biplanes... most enemy pilots didn't survive long enough to get the experience they needed to survive with little or no serious or effective fight training... as opposed to flight training which got them into the air...



    A significant portion of the Polish Air Force in 1939 (contrary to some claims) was destroyed on the ground during the first day of the war.

    And the Polish fighter planes were too outdated and obsolete, to be even a match for their German counterparts.

    If you take into account that the Germans had far more much more modern planes, they did not have to had good fighter pilots to win.


    As for the German pilots' claims, even Goring doubted them.

    I guess that says volumes.

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    A fast and unusual German

    Post  pampa14 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:45 pm


    The link below provides a full report and pictures of one of the fastest aircraft of its class, but never went into production. We are talking about the Heinkel He 119. If it had been produced and participated in WW2 its performance would have changed in some way the course of the war? What do you think? Click on the link below and take your own conclusions.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/03/heinkel-he-119.html


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    The most secret weapon of the Luftwaffe

    Post  pampa14 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:23 pm


    I share with you a lot of pictures, some of them previously unreleased, rare and never before seen by me, referring to one of the secret weapons of the Luftwaffe. We are talking about the Horten flying wing. Perhaps, the aircraft of the Second World War the most ahead of its time than any other, went into production too late to be put into service. Do you think if he had gone into production would have changed the course of the war and history? Visit the link below and give us your opinion about it.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/a-mais-secreta-arma-da-luftwaffe.html


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    An uncommon sight in Europe's skies

    Post  pampa14 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:06 pm


    I share with you an interesting collection of pictures showing one of the projects launched at the end of World War II by Germany as part of its war effort to try to avoid the increasingly Allied bombing. The big question remains whether this rocket plane had been built in greater quantities and earlier would have changed the final outcome? What do you think? Visit the link below, see photos and give your opinion about it.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/uma-visao-incomum-nos-ceus-da-europa.html


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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Fred333 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:10 pm

    Thanks for the nice pics, much appreciated!

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    Re: Photos of the Luftwaffe in WW2

    Post  Godric on Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:08 pm

    ah the natter ... doubt it would have changed the outcome of the war ... it was too crude a design and it's rocket engine would have made it to fast to target allied bombers properly ... the ME262 could have been the weapon/airplane to have turned round the war for the Nazis thankfully Hitler interfered in it's design and production just like he did with the MP43/44 SturmGewhr

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