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M.Beebe
12-24-2003, 11:19 PM
I was browsing Pbase today and I typed 'Stuka' just to see what it would come up with . . .

It came up with this:

http://www.pbase.com/rhssr/after_dday

Specifically: http://www.pbase.com/image/17601186

Was anyone else aware this collection even existed?

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M.Beebe
12-24-2003, 11:19 PM
I was browsing Pbase today and I typed 'Stuka' just to see what it would come up with . . .

It came up with this:

http://www.pbase.com/rhssr/after_dday

Specifically: http://www.pbase.com/image/17601186

Was anyone else aware this collection even existed?

- M. Beebe

WWSandMan
12-24-2003, 11:37 PM
Wow... The Stuka pic itself is interesting, but the entire gallery of photos is stunning. Excellent find, and thanks for posting the links.

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Hawgdog
12-25-2003, 08:54 AM
Diggin' those pics opening in another window now.
thanks for posting.

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p1ngu666
12-25-2003, 05:51 PM
that is a dodgy stuka. looks like its got a mg gun on one wing gunpod for aiming to me
what on earth are the big cylnder things?
perhaps something to shield the exhaust glow. but stuka for night ops?:\

tenmmike
12-25-2003, 06:16 PM
am i missing somthing whats unusual about it? other then the exhaust flame arrester? and..the lower engine accsess panel is hanging down is that what is weird ?

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WWSandMan
12-25-2003, 07:46 PM
I think the Stuka link and pic are just to keep it relatively on topic (for FB). The real meat of the original post is the link to the entire gallery, of which the Stuka is just one picture. That gallery of photos represents a single GI's tour from D-Day all the way to Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. There weren't all that many -relatively- ground troops that made it that far, intact. Though the man who posted the gallery was in the Signal Corps and not the infantry, he was still present at some very key battle areas (Falaise; Bastogne; Remagen, etc.) as well as being present at Buchenwald when that was discovered. It's an impressive personal gallery of the war, and an extremely valuable record.

Re: The Stuka: It's a G model, with the 37mm wing guns. It's highly unusual in that it survived the war... note the American GI's dis-arming and inspecting it (and probably looking for souvineres <sp?&gthttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Why it's got exhaust dampeners I have no idea... maybe it was pressed into service as a night-fighter, or as a night intruder making nocturnal attacks on whatever it's pilot could find.

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Hawgdog
12-25-2003, 08:25 PM
Those exhaust covers\shields are intriging......

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adlabs6
12-25-2003, 08:31 PM
Seeing that pic reminded me... In FB 1.0, you couldn't see those big cannon barrels from the cockpit, yet the pilot could clearly see them from the external model. I'll have to check to see if it's still like that.

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RedDeth
12-26-2003, 01:51 AM
hmm. somethin fishy in here..........

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JG-7_Failsafe
12-26-2003, 02:14 AM
Normaly the "Eastern Front" Stukas was stripped for Gear fairings/covers due to easy maintance and bad airfields condition?
But this not! ... or am I wrong?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hawgdog:
Those exhaust covers\shields are intriging......
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M.Beebe
12-26-2003, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RedDeth:
hmm. somethin fishy in here<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


???

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necrobaron
12-28-2003, 10:53 PM
There's nothing fishy about it. Occasionally, the G was fitted with dampeners for night operations,especially during those desperate days near the end of the war. And yes,many times the spats were removed,but this wasn't a mandatory occurence. Many Stuka crews retained them. What's cool about this pic is the relative rarity of it. Though I've read about it,this is the first pic I've seen of the "Kanonenvogel" with those exhaust dampeners.

Rajvosa
12-29-2003, 12:33 AM
I think the 109G looks far more interesting than that crappy Stuka. By the way, I happen to know a guy (he's deceised know) that worked on Stukas in Croatian Airforce. And Dornier Do 17s...

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PriK
12-29-2003, 12:55 AM
Hard to tell for sure but I'd almost swear that's a Me-163 beside the Stuka.

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necrobaron
12-29-2003, 12:57 AM
Rajvosa, I guess the 109G looks better but I think the Stuka is much more interesting. What model did your friend work on? PriK,I don't see the Komet. Where exactly are you referring to?