Airfield Equipment - Flags/pennants

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  1. CharlieB

    CharlieB New Member

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    Hmmmm, I am not sure if this fits this category. But, ...

    My built Luftwaffe a/c are expanding beyond my display cases, both in size an quantity. So I am planning of setting up a little airfield diorama in my hobby room to display the planes. I have a plexiglas cover from an old train set that should prevent dust built up.

    So I am working on some little stuff to populate the diorama, like some scratch built buildings (only the fronts), equipment, carts etc. picturing a Luftwafgfe airfiled during the war (although, it will be a mix between airport, landing strip, early war, late war)

    Now, on some pictures I found flags that obviously have been used on the field. I guess for purposes like indicating a free runway, wave planes of, telling the pilot his undercarriage is still in etc. For example, I have several times seen a flag with a lying dark cross on a white (?) background. Unfortunately in the b&w pictures you cannot tell the colors (duh!). The cross seems not to be dark enough for black or dark blue....

    So my question is: Does anybody have a good reference for thoise kind of flags? Colors, purpose and such?

    Thanks for your help!

    CharlieB
     
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    Thanks for those pictures .... Now I have even more things to replicate, while I thougt I was practically done - thanks a lot !!!! ;)
     
  4. CharlieB

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    ... here is some of the equipment I got so far ...

    CharlieB
     

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    Micdrow, thanks for the link!

    I've got most of the official flags figured out. What I still need is those "signal" (??) flags. Like the checkered flag have nowadays for the vehicles that are allowed to drive on the field.

    I have seen the pictures but no book or website mentioned them in specific or showed their true colors or explained the usage ... :(

    CharlieB
     
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    that is nice work CharlieB...i look forward to seeing the work in progress and the final product.
     
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