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CastleBravo
04-17-2007, 02:59 PM
Most of the paintjobs I have seen on the Volksjäger have included a red arrow on the nose. I find it peculiar, since I have rarely seen such paintings on other Luftwaffe aircraft. Does it hold some meaning?

CastleBravo
04-17-2007, 02:59 PM
Most of the paintjobs I have seen on the Volksjäger have included a red arrow on the nose. I find it peculiar, since I have rarely seen such paintings on other Luftwaffe aircraft. Does it hold some meaning?

DooDaH2007
04-17-2007, 03:03 PM
It was a national marking:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Rev1/701-800/Rev777_CED48220/rev777.htm

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On the 4 of May ,at Leck, the surviving He 162's were formed into one large gruppe, Einsats gruppe 1/Jg 1,( with 50 He 162's) with red arrows painted at the nose. During the closing days of the war more fragmented units were absorbed into this unit, but now it was all but over.
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http://www.1jma.dk/articles/1jmaluftwaffelate.htm

Warrington_Wolf
04-17-2007, 03:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CastleBravo:
Most of the paintjobs I have seen on the Volksjäger have included a red arrow on the nose. I find it peculiar, since I have rarely seen such paintings on other Luftwaffe aircraft. Does it hold some meaning? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It should really have some words on the arrow. The English translation for the words is "Aim away from face" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

CastleBravo
04-17-2007, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DooDaH2007:
It was a national marking... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

But why specifically a red arrow?
And why not paint it on all of the Luftwaffe aircraft, if it's a national marking?

LStarosta
04-17-2007, 03:15 PM
The arrow makes it go faster.

DooDaH2007
04-17-2007, 03:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CastleBravo:

But why specifically a red arrow?
And why not paint it on all of the Luftwaffe aircraft, if it's a national marking? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn;t read the entire article, but I believe the arrow was part of a specific 'squadron' of remaining He 162's...

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On the 4 of May ,at Leck, the surviving He 162's were formed into one large gruppe, Einsats gruppe 1/Jg 1,( with 50 He 162's) with red arrows painted at the nose. During the closing days of the war more fragmented units were absorbed into this unit, but now it was all but over.
"
source:
http://www.1jma.dk/articles/1jmaluftwaffelate.htm


I found these links with google, which has a lot more links about it using the keywords:
"Volksjäger" and "red arrow"

Capt.LoneRanger
04-17-2007, 03:21 PM
AFAIK the JG1 always had a red lower nose, spinner or red band. I guess on these aircrafts it was a red arrow. Red for the squadron, the arrow for the fast jet.

Just as a sort of noseart.

CastleBravo
04-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Thanks, it all makes sense now.