Foriegn Spits

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    I'm looking for pics of early Mk spitfires that bore USAAF, VVS, Luftwaffe, IJA or any other markings that of the RAF, RCAF, RAAF or RNZAF.
     
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    Great Sites guy.....When the Luftwaffe captured spits were they Intact or did they just build it based on what they had left of the crashed.damaged plane ?
     
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    France. Note the Mk V trop had French roundels and the blue on the rudder in the profile does not match the photograph.
     
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    Germany. Captured Mk V at flying school at Kolberg on the Baltic coast. Roundels overpainted with crosses and smoke emitting mechanism forward of the tailwheel. Later repainted with RAF roundels for use in German propaganda film.
     

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    Hi B17, normally, Spits (or other aircraft) captured by the Luftwaffe would be more or less intact, probably having belly-landed or force-landed in an occupied country. They would, if required, recover the A/C from the landing site and repair them to flying status, just as the R.A.F., via Farnborough etc., did with captured Axis aircraft in Britain. Those allied aircraft that were too badly damaged would be scrapped and re-cycled.
    Makes you think, I wonder how many pieces of what were once Mustangs or Spits, for instance, became Messerschmitts or Focke Wulfs that shot down more Mustangs and Spits that became more.......?
     
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    airframes, those captured allies with yellow tail/stripe usually was used to training german pilots and develop best tactics against allies, right ?
     
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