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Wildnoob
12-09-2008, 03:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvvovs5PdWc

this newsreel is about finnish air force strikes against the USSR during the continuation war.

I find it pretty interesting.

Falcke
12-09-2008, 04:30 PM
One of those bombers is an Russian SB-2 isn't it? Fascinating how they're still operating one of those.

There was a G6 visible at one point I think, so would this put the footage somewhere in '43? Would make the SB-2's appearance even more interesting.

Erkki_M
12-09-2008, 11:00 PM
The parts with SB-2 and DB-3 seem to be from EFNU, a few hundred meters from here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Lots of them, + some other types such as Do17, were used for maritime operations and other "secondary duties". Finns and Germans laid mines and an anti-submarine web across the Gulf, but every now and then some got through and were to be hunted.

Hurri-Khan
12-11-2008, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Falcke:
One of those bombers is an Russian SB-2 isn't it? Fascinating how they're still operating one of those.

There was a G6 visible at one point I think, so would this put the footage somewhere in '43? Would make the SB-2's appearance even more interesting.

Presence of Kuhlmey's stukas would suggest summer of '44. SB-2's we're used mostly for maritime recce and as subhunters.