Russian fighters Yak 3

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  1. Snautzer01

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    #1 Snautzer01, Mar 10, 2010
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    Time for some russian flying fists

    Yak 3
     

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    Yak 1B
     

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    Very cool sets of photos. That is the French aviators who flew with the VVS in the first set, correct? (The squadron name escapes me at this early hour.)
    On the last photo of the second set: is that a Yak 1? And the animal on the side...I'm thinking a badger, maybe?
    Thanks for posting these.
    Derek
     
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    "Normandie-Niemen" squadron...

    Great set of pictures indeed. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for the replies...Normandie-Niemen. Now; I just have to figure out if that is a badger on the side of the Yakovlev in the last photo. :)
    Derek
     
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    I'd go more with a possible lion, note the long tail, badgers have little clipped tails.
     
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    What does the writing on the fuselage say?
     
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    Photo No 1 with the B-17 in the background suggests that the photo was taken during one of the "Shuttle" missions the USAAF flew.

    MM
     
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    #10 imalko, Mar 13, 2010
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    I can read Cyrillics, but don't quite understand Russian so my interpretation would be something like this:

    "To the pilot of Stalingrad front
    Major of the Guard Eremin
    from kolhozniks of „Stahanovec“ kolhoz..."

    I can't quite understand the last line though. Maybe it's the name of some "tovarisch".
     
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    ...from kolhoznik...

    "tov.(arishcha) Golovatogo"
    Glolovatoy - its the name of founder.
     
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    so the Yak is a "present" from the co-operative.

    MM
     
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    No. Its "present" from the kolkhoz member :lol:
     
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    its like the soviet variant of paid by warbonds
     
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