Interesting site on aircraft of the Spanish Civil War

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    Interesting site. I'll have to look at it in detail tonight. Thanks for the post.
     
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    a very comprihensive list, more nations than i thought found their aircraft over there even if only by ones and twos in some cases.........
     
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    Maintenance on all these types must have been a logistical nightmare!
    Interesting site, though.
     
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    yes i'd imagine most were gounded for want of spares/decent maintenance.........
     
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    Interesting site! A lot more types than I thought served/made an appearance in the Spanish Civil war.
     
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    well a lot of the types it says there were only one of so i wouldn't even count them really...........
     
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    Cool good site. I did not know that WW1 era aircraft were still being used by the Spanish.
     
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    How many B-29s were equipped to carry Nukes? Are they not to be counted because they were only one or two? I find it fascinating the number and diversity of A/C used.

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    you mean B-29s dropped nukes in the Spainish Civil War :shock: i'd imagine no more than 5 or 6.............
     
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    So Germany was using the Spanish Civil War as a testing ground for its equipment was it? Quite interesting I knew that but I didn't know that any or many familiar planes now had been around then. Adds some interest to the defeat of those who didn't want Franco in, in Spain.
     
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    I knew there were a few familiar planes that saw action in the Spanish Civil War but I didn't know there was that many...
     
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    Both sides, especially the Republicans grabbed anything they could.
     
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    Nice site.

    As a matter of interest, AFAIK the He 112 V6 was the only plane ever to be fitted with the 20mm MG C/30L cannon. This was a huge, high-velocity beast, much more powerful than the MG 151/20, let alone the MG-FF. It was originally intended to arm the Bf 109, but it was decided that it was too heavy and slow-firing for aerial combat. But with AP ammo it would have punched through the tanks of the SCW era with no problem at all.

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