The Theodor Circus

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  1. pampa14

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    I share with you an impressive collection of images of the Allied aircraft captured and tested during World War II and with German markings, the Squadron commanded by Theodor Rosarius. The article includes tons of pictures, some of them extremely rare and also color photos. To view all the photos visit the link below:


    Aviação em Floripa: Zirkus Rosarius


    Best Regards!
     
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    There's a picture of the DB powered Spitfire.
    I wonder if there's any information of how it performed anywhere ?
     
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    Great stiuff! Thanks for posting!

    I think the P-40 is a diorama thought...
     
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    Think you're right Jim, nothing about P-40s in the Kg. 200 book. I think the Spitfires and Mustangs in formation looks shopped as well.
     
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    I would say these pics are well-known shots that can be found through the net. Also I doubt the Dewoitine D.520s belonged to the unit. These were used by the Nazi schooles actually.
     
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    Couldn't find anything about the D.520 in the book as well Wojtek
     
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    Yep, only a few of the pics are from Zirkus Rozarius, and the P-40 id definitely a model diorama, with the pic below that being from a movie, the name of which i can't remember, where Spits were used as Luftwaffe fighters !
     
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    #8 GregP, May 27, 2016
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    I seriously doubt that Spitfire formation about 200 pics down. Funny, but they all look like they have a rudder shape like the bubble canopy Spitfire (21?), and the various other marks didn't all have that fin and rudder shape.

    Looks like photoshop to me. Perhaps not, but it doesn't pass muster to me.

    I have seen the DB-powered Spitfire for years, decades actually, but have never seen a performance summary for it.
     
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    I'm sure the Germans had access to the P-40 (Russian, British or U.S.) but never seemed to be terribly interested in it.

    What would impress me, though, would be a photo of the FAA Corsair the Germans captured in Norway.
     
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    Terry's right about the Spitfire formation being from a movie. Here's another photo and explanation from another site.

    Capture.JPG

    "TB863 by this time had been issued with the squadron code letters UT-D, and for the 1950 SBAC Farnborough Air Show the squadrons aircraft were repainted to represent yellow-nose Messerschmitt Bf109’s, with the iron cross and swastika, but retaining their code letters. This was a re-enactment of the famous wartime precision bombing raid on Amiens prison by Mosquitos of No.487 squadron"

    Os Spits eram tão bons, que os alemães tinham vários deles!
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Hi Tomo,

    You are amazing! Thanks! Mt German isn't really up to snuff, but I have some friends who speak German, so I can get it translated. I never knew this report existed, but figured the Germans would never expend the effort to modify the Spitfire if they weren't going to test it and, likely, document it. What would be the point? The real issue for me is just finding the documents, especially since I don't read German.

    Again, thank you.
     
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