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XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 06:27 PM
Does anybody know the history of the lehrgeschwader unit
in the JABO campaign missions????

XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 06:27 PM
Does anybody know the history of the lehrgeschwader unit
in the JABO campaign missions????

XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 09:37 PM
If any of the original IL2 missions are anything to go by, it's probably going to be a fictitious unit.

XyZspineZyX
06-18-2003, 10:08 PM
A Lehrgeschwader (there were two) was basically an operational/tactical evaluation unit.
LG 1 had a Stuka and a Kampfgruppe (the "Helbig Flyers", the destroyer-killing Ju 88 unit in the med, was 1./LG 1), LG 2 had a fighter and a Schlachtgruppe.
II.(S.)/LG2 was the original Schlachtflieger unit. It is mostly known for its use of the Hs 123 Biplane, but the majority of its planes were 109Es in 1941. II.(S.)/LG2 was the core unit for the Schlachtgeschwader 1, which was formed in early 1942. Since we dont have SchG 1, it is the best substitute as it is its core unit. SchG 1 was disbanded after Ernst Kupfer reformed the ground attack arm and merged Stuka and Schlachtflieger, its units being spread to various formations. The Fw 190 units merged with the old Stuka units, now Schlachtgeschwader but with SG, not SchG. The Hs 129 group was put in a seperate IV./SG 9
II.(S.)/LG2 is really the proper unit for an early war Jabo, even though it should change its name (which isnt possible with Il2 GUI) in 1942.
IV. (Stuka)/LG 1 is really a bit out of place.
It was the main Stuka unit on the Murmansk front, renamed StG 5 in 1942. It later was withdrawn from there and used as SG 5 on the northern east front. SG 5 was the major unit of Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey, the german composite air wing sent to Finland in Summer 1944 as help against the soviet Karelian offensive. The Fw 190 and Stukas (under cover of finnish 109s) proved higly effective in ground attack and once smashed an entire amphibious landing.

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Message Edited on 06/18/03 09:09PM by theRealAntEater

Message Edited on 06/18/0309:10PM by theRealAntEater