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  1. pampa14

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    …during WW2, many types of aircraft of the Royal Air Force were captured and tested by the Luftwaffe. The following link shows a collection of photos, some well known and others rare, these aircraft, bearing German markings:


    Aviação em Floripa: Aviões britânicos com marcas alemães


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    Excellent and thanks for this post. Seeing those Spitfires wearing Luftwaffe markings almost made me cry. For such an iconic British machine to wear the colours of the enemy seems so wrong.

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    Some really nice pictures there my friend! Thanks for posting!
     
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    looks like they may have had at least one of each.
     
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    Unfortunately the Gloster Gladiator in the 5th image isn't a captured plane by Nazi Germans. This is a Latvian Mk.I Gladiator . The kite no. 166 belonged to the 2nd Fighter Squadron.

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    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    The mechanics must have had fun with those Typhoons/ Tempests !
     
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    Yep, there's a mistake there with the Latvian Gladiator.

    While some from the First Squadron were captured by the Soviets and carried the Red Star, the majority of the Gladiators that were captured, were disassembled and shipped to Germany where they were used in flight training school duties. These would have been repained and carried German markings.
     
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