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What Happend to all the WW2 Weapons

Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by Brad T., Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Stevin

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    HAHAHA! You know how many days/trips it will take me to get through all of those??? I have my toothcomb with me!! ;)

    My wife like strips too, but not if we spent 2 full weeks in WW2 related establishments. Well, at night to the West End, I guess...

    But I think I/we will comne to London soon....
     
  2. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    I think the 909 and the Lib fly over in our souther Oregon direction sometime in June......hmmmmmmmm ! Heh, that is an excellent idea, the both of you heading to PRO and pikcing up docs. I've got a growing list......actually just two items. Suppose though you both will have to hibernate there for a week. Poor gals won't have a thing to do will they ? :D

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  3. Stevin

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    As I understand it, London is just your run of the mill, boring, sleepy little town...Maybe they have a waffle dinner...who knows... ;) :D
     
  4. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Let us know if you're coming over ! ;)
     
  5. mp38

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    Martin you are correct. The CAF He-111 is a Spainish model. It was one of the personal transports of Franco! That is why it survived! It was shown on the Discovery Wings channel several years ago, and back in 1996 I personal got to see it, and walk inside and take a look.
    They restored it to Luftwaffe colors, and inside it even has German placards and markings in it. However you are correct that the engine cowling is shaped different to accomodate the RR Merlin engines that powers it. Still a beautiful plane, and it sounds awesome when it fired up and took off! :D

    Matt :cool:
     
  6. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Thanks, Matt ! You're right, the Heinkel ( or Casa ! ;) ) is a great-looking aircraft. The RAF Museum has a Heinkel with the correct engines, but in static condition only.
     
  7. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    The one in the RAF museum has an information plaque which states that the type was also used for dropping paratroopers.

    Think it stated it could carry 9 or could have been 15 paratroopers?

    Did this type actually take part in any airborne drops?
     
  8. Martin Bull

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    Sorry, urqh - nearly missed this posting.

    Yes, you're right - I had a look at the RAF Museum He-III which was indeed built as a transport variant to take 15 paratroops. Apparently, this was done quite late in the war when the Heinkel was considered obsolescent as a bomber.

    The only late-war operation I can think of where they may have been used was von der Heydte's command in the Ardennes ....? But it would need a real expert to confirm this.... :confused:
     

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