WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

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WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby Simson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:29 pm

Hi guys,

I found these planes on the spare bed.
Some belong there but other(s) don't for a certain theme of late WW2?
Which do not belong?
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From left clockwise: Me262 - Fw190D (upside down) - Fw190A - Westland Whirlwind - Hawker Tempest V


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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby modeller » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:54 pm

It's the Fw190D.... [smilie=banana.gif]
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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby Simson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Nope, sorry
It is based on a real situation over German occupied land.

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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby beowulf » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 pm

whirlwind....surely it would have been out of RAF use by the time the Me262 was being used by the Luftwaffe

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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby Simson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:38 pm

That's true, they did get rid of it but that was a stupid choice because that plane was actually a very fast and formidably armed (4x20mm) fighter. RAF wanted something else.

Yes, this is one of them but there is another one and why does the rest belong together?

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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby Georgeconna » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 pm

German stuff defense of Berlin 262 and 190D, Tempest for Rhubarb attacks over the german heartland.

Whirlwind has to be the odd one out along with the 190A
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Re: WHICH PLANE(S) DO NOT BELONG HERE?

Postby Simson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:39 pm

Good enough George.

Rhubarb is a generic term for strafing ground targets with mg or cannons....but you get a cigar.

My coincidental set up was this:
The Germans used the Me262 which was too fast for allied fighter and a killer against bombers.
The allies had a chance to get the Me262 during take off (and landing) during an ambush attack because the jetengines couldn't develop a lot of power during the take off....the Me was slow in acceleration and low altitude tuned planes were able to keep up with them (Tempest was one of the fastest, but also certain spits, mustang, thunderbolt).
So during a bomb raid such allied fighters would scan ahead and attack the Me before they were too fast.

The Germans noticed that lol......so they needed prop fighters to defend their Me. They used the Fockewulf Fw190-D9 a lot for that. The airfield's Flak also tried to hit the allied planes and in order to prevent confusion and kill friends they decided to paint the German's bottoms red-white striped....the German's called that squadron the parrot squad.

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