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Plunkertx
08-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Anyone know what's up with Japanese using Allied aircraft? Did we sell them worldwide or what? very interesting video:

www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov (http://www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov)

Plunkertx
08-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Anyone know what's up with Japanese using Allied aircraft? Did we sell them worldwide or what? very interesting video:

www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov (http://www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov)

tigertalon
08-04-2006, 02:23 PM
It was not a C-47. It was L2D, which was a licence of DC-3. The differences were: different engine (various types of Kinsei angine)and cowling, additional flight deck windows and in one version a dorsal turret, quite similar to the Betty's.

Remember, planes are not alied or axis by their type, but by the markins they wear. Hurricanes were, for example, used by both finns and soviets. Macchis were fighting on both sides during Italy campaign. Buffalos were used by finns and by allies (on pacific)....

Sergio_101
08-04-2006, 02:38 PM
DC-2 and DC-3 were used by all major combatants.
DC-2 and DC-3 were manufactured by the Soviets
and the Japanese.

Japan tried to get lisence rights to the B-17
design before the war began.

Germany, Japan, Soviet Union and many others
manufactured Prat&Whitney, Wright and Bristol
engines under lisence before WWII.
They did not stop after the invasion of Poland
or the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Also most everyone used Hamilton Standard
propellers as a exact copy or based their
designs on them.

Vichy France used abandoned British aircraft
and many US planes purchased before the fall
of France. (P-36s in particular).

Finns used Brewster F2A-1s and an assortment of
others including Hurricanes.

Germany had somewhere around 40 captured B-17s
in service! (called Do-200s)

Soviets/Russians were fond of Wright radial engines
and manufactured them for many years after WWII.
Long after Wright stopped building them.

Sergio

berg417448
08-04-2006, 02:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Plunkertx:
Anyone know what's up with Japanese using Allied aircraft? Did we sell them worldwide or what? very interesting video:

www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov (http://www.ww2incolor.com/temp/ww2combat.mov) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Japanese also had a plane called the Ki-56 which was their version of the Lockheed Super Electra.

Taylortony
08-04-2006, 03:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sergio_101:
DC-2 and DC-3 were used by all major combatants.
DC-2 and DC-3 were manufactured by the Soviets
and the Japanese.

Sergio </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You missed one, there was a DC2 1/2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Look it up

cawimmer430
08-05-2006, 04:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sergio_101:
Germany had somewhere around 40 captured B-17s
in service! (called Do-200s)
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

KG200?