Flying Fortress captured

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  1. pampa14

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    One of the main and most important Allied bombers, the B-17 was sparked interest and greed target of Germans and Japanese during WW2. Inevitably some planes were captured and tested by the enemy. I share with you the link below that has some photos of these planes, some rare, with German and Japanese markings. To see the photos, visit the link below:


    Aviação em Floripa: Fortalezas Voadoras capturadas


    Best Regards.
     
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  2. Denniss

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    Just another spam post to promote his own site ......
     
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  3. GrauGeist

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    He doesn't spam his site, when he makes an addition, he posts and if there's any inaccuracies, it's debated here and everyone learns.

    So why are you crying about this all of a sudden?
     
  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Why is it spam? He is sharing a website...
     
  5. Capt. Vick

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    Great post. Thanks! It's nice having all those captured B-17 picks in one place.
     
  6. GregP

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    That seventh pic looks like they also have a Curtiss Wright CW-21 and CW-22 or am I seeing things? Could be I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
     
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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I bet the pilots and crew were nervous, how close do you have to get to see the LW markings compared to how close you need to be to hit it?
     
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    In one pic those are Curtiss aircraft with the B-17. As far as spam, I think not. Pampa14 usually has some very good subjects to share.
     
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    The Japanese captured some intact CV-21 and 22 when the Dutch East Indies fell to them.
    And they captured the early model B-17 in the Philippines, I think.
     
  11. GregP

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    There's really no other viable place they could have gootten the CW-21. The 3 that made it to China crashed on a flight from Rangoon to Kunming on 23 December 1941.
     
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    There were quite a few CW-21 aircraft that were captured unassembled (about 27) when the Japanese over-ran the Loiwing factory.

    There were also several Dutch CW-21 aircraft of 2-VLG IV that had been damaged on the ground and one intact CW-21B subsequently captured and used as a liaison aircraft. This is the one that is seen in the photo of the captured B-17 at the IJA test center in Singapore.

    The Japanese also actively operated the captured Dutch CW-22s.
     
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    When I saw his post for the first time in this forum, I thought it was spam too. Not now though.
    I also doubt if he might be a Japanese.
     
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    Very nice Pampas.




    Geo
     
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    Great shots mate, some there I hadn't seen before!
     
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