View Full Version : Interesting...seriously this time

11-14-2005, 07:38 PM
Hmmm, found this pic on ww2online, interesting that a P51 is in the background http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Does anyone have the story on it? Im guessin either the P51 is caprtured or the Airbase is german and has been taken over, but then wouldnt the lufties of destroyed it? Or maybe they handed it over when surrendering along with the rest of their planes? Anyone know?


11-14-2005, 07:50 PM
Too tired to search for high quality picture of this but isnt the yellow noseband on the p51 non standard for a normal P51 Skin . What does the writting say under exhaust ?.

The yellow looks much like the yellow used on the 109.


It doesnt fit in this camo sheme for captured craft tho.

11-14-2005, 07:50 PM
Dunno if it's just me, but that P-51 don't look right. It looks like it's been inserted into the pic.

11-14-2005, 07:59 PM
There are two Mustangs in the background and US trucks on the right-hand side. Methinks the 109 got left behind by the Lufties.

11-14-2005, 08:00 PM
I'm guessing it's a captured German base. The 109 still has the crank in it for the inertial starter. Sure didn't fly anywhere with that in it.

11-14-2005, 08:01 PM
The Airplane is very dirty indication for left behind .) Flaps not up as well , tail rudder not locked for parking.

Odd parking position too.

11-14-2005, 09:15 PM
Hmmmmm that P-51 looks like something from the 302nd... I wonder if that is a picture of the base at Fez... it was a captured german base... but come to think of it I think the 302nd might not have been there yet... but the nose markings do look like red and yellow stripes.

11-14-2005, 11:11 PM
The site gives only the following description of the image: "Captured Me-109."

You can view a slightly larger version: http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/german-luftwaffe/me_109_4?full=1

11-15-2005, 01:32 AM
The Airplane is very dirty indication for left behind .) Flaps not up as well , tail rudder not locked for parking.

Near the end of the war all German planes that worked were dirty. Flaps in takeoff position and starter crank (which stowed under aft canopy) in starter are common for German aircraft that are ready for service, i.e. scrambling. Rudders and tailwheels aren't locked for parking. Control locks were often used in windy conditions but you rarely see them in pictures. It may have been serviced short of fuel and then finally abandoned due to lack of fuel. It looks serviceable to me.

The Me109 is my bird. I own a gas cap. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

11-15-2005, 02:26 AM
japanese had captured p51 ^_^ use for develop tactics be use against. use until the magneto broke think

11-15-2005, 05:40 AM
that picture is from 1945 at the end of the war its a captured 109g10, they allied took over the airfield and with the bigger pictures in books you can see its another american p51 same fg in the hangar. The picture is a famous one in many books.

The germans also had captured american fighters and bombers and tested them. Its funny how thier captured test data is so different then us manufacturing data and vice versa, The us testing of german ac was much different then fluegzwerks data.

Pingu also gave me a torrent site for many propaganda german newsreels about 6 of them 550megs each. Its pure propaganda but has some very nice aerial footage.

11-18-2005, 11:12 PM
guess that wasent the only picture taken that day http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/3682/capturedmain6dh.jpg

11-19-2005, 02:42 PM

Nice Polak. I guess that concludes this thread then! Thanks all for ideas. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif