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Cool WWII Aviation Short film

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark W., Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This short film addresses a part of WWII aviation not given much time in the movies

    The German
     
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  2. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    That was very well done, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. jerman1964

    jerman1964 Sherwood, OR Member

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    yeah, what rufus said. thanks.
     
  4. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Thanks!
     
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Too bad it was a short film, good stuff.

    Bet than 109 was flying on fumes.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice video. If I remember correctly, Switzerland also interned a number of airmen. Most were crews on damaged bombers that landed instead of being captured by the Axis.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yea I was wondering about the rather extreme range it would have taken to get over Ireland have a dog fight and have any expectations of making it back to France.

    In a straight line Cain France to Dublin Ireland is 384 miles lets say the two closest possible points between southern Ireland and France were the point A and point B and use 350 miles as the straight line. The BF-109E Most likely variant early in the war. Had a range of approx.620 miles with a drop tank. So as you point out Bigfoot for a ME-109E or later to get to Ireland be involved in a dog fight and ever have any chance of making it back to mainland Europe is highly unlikely. It is reported a number of places on line that the BF-109 only had the range and fuel reserves for about 15 mins of combat over Southern England (which is a LONG ways from Southern Ireland)

    Russia also interned American Airmen. Including at least one crew from the Dolittle Raid on Japan.

    Now it is a known fact that German Bomber crews were interned in Ireland as well as Sailors and Submariniers
     
  8. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Learn something new everday. I didn't realize Ireland was neutral during WW2.