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Heinkel He 177 Greif

Nicknamed 'Flaming Coffin', the Heinkel He 177 Greif began its operational career in October 1943 on anti-convoy and U-boat cooperation duties. It took part (sub-types A-3 and A-5) in attacks on England in January 1944, known as the "Little Blitz", but as the war progressed was used to a greater extent as a missile carrier for anti-shipping duties. As the end of the war approached fewer and fewer Greifs remained operational: shortages of fuel and trouble with the engines grounding large numbers. Info: Aviastar http://www.aviastar.org/index2.html Profile: World War 2 Drawings http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Files/2-Airplanes/Airplanes.htm

Heinkel He 177 Greif
Roelf, Jan 13, 2012
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