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SkyChimp
05-03-2004, 07:00 PM
Interesting what the US Navy thought they were fighting in the SW Pacific:

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/bf109.jpg

Courtesy Naval Aviation News, June, 1943

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SkyChimp
05-03-2004, 07:00 PM
Interesting what the US Navy thought they were fighting in the SW Pacific:

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/bf109.jpg

Courtesy Naval Aviation News, June, 1943

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

necrobaron
05-03-2004, 07:09 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I never knew the 109 had the codename "Mike". I guess the pilots were really seeing Hiens(sp.?)?

"Not all who wander are lost."

lbhskier37
05-03-2004, 07:15 PM
lol, I see intelligence in the 40s was just as good as it is today http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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Bewolf
05-03-2004, 07:18 PM
Interesting

what i do know though is, that german Arados operated in the Pacific.

Arado Story (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/stories/yasunaga1.html)

Bewolf

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They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Penguin_PFF
05-03-2004, 08:45 PM
Yes, two Ar 196's on special detachment were helping to screen the harbor at Penang, Malaysia. They even had Japanese markings. And, some of them with overall blue paint were used by commerce raiders in the Indian ocean.

ElAurens
05-03-2004, 10:59 PM
Here is the whole list:

Bf 109: Mike

He 111: Bess

Bf 110: Doc

FW 190: Fred

Ju 87A: Irene

Ju 88: Janice

He112 B-0: Jerry

Fiat B.R. 20: Ruth

Ju 52/3m: Trixie

Fw 200K: Trudy

Also...

Japan only produced 4 foreign designs (all under license) during the war:

Cypress: Bucker BU 131B Jungmann

Oak: North American NA 16

Tabby: Douglas DC 3

Thelma: Lockheed type 14 "Super Electra"

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Capt._Tenneal
05-03-2004, 11:21 PM
Hey, like the Gatorade commercial said, "...gotta be like Mike !" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Giganoni
05-04-2004, 01:40 AM
The Japanese did have test versions of 109 E and 190 A, which helped them develop the Hien, and the Judy, and Goshikisen.

KIMURA
05-04-2004, 04:17 AM
That 109F never show up in PTO, but a Bf109E-3
which was deliverd to Japan. Further I got pics of a Fw190a-3, Ju-87B and others bearing Japanese markings.

Some other German a/c were tested by the Japanese but never put into service.

Kimura