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Plelv44_Mangrov
08-24-2007, 11:15 AM
From Military Archives of Finland. The accident happened on 20th March 1943 when PY-12 (1941, 106 h) taxiied straight into PY-10 (1939, 367 h) which was at the stand. No one was hurt, but PY-10 was badly damaged and had to be transported to Tampere for repairs.

This is the first time these photographs are seen on anywhere, so unpublished photos.

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6825/untitledqx5.jpg

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/1008/untitledsw7.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3422/untitledrs9.jpg

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-24-2007, 11:15 AM
From Military Archives of Finland. The accident happened on 20th March 1943 when PY-12 (1941, 106 h) taxiied straight into PY-10 (1939, 367 h) which was at the stand. No one was hurt, but PY-10 was badly damaged and had to be transported to Tampere for repairs.

This is the first time these photographs are seen on anywhere, so unpublished photos.

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6825/untitledqx5.jpg

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/1008/untitledsw7.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3422/untitledrs9.jpg

DKoor
08-24-2007, 11:16 AM
Small swastikas on the prop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-24-2007, 11:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
Small swastikas on the prop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The logo of Valtion Lentokonetehdas (State Aircraft Factory). The "V.L." part wasn't always used at the logo.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3162/logolj6.gif

Waldo.Pepper
08-24-2007, 12:00 PM
Helacool!

general_kalle
08-24-2007, 01:13 PM
is it just a coincidence the the german used a very similar sign?

did the finish have a Nazi parti?
did it govern?

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-24-2007, 01:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
is it just a coincidence the the german used a very similar sign?

did the finish have a Nazi parti?
did it govern? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, it was just a coincidence. If you would have study the history of Finnish Air Force you would have noticed that the first plane of the FiAF (Thulin D) carried swastikas, already in 1918!

The Rangell's goverment (1941-1943) was made of Social Democratic Party of Finland, Centre Party of Finland, National Coalition Party of Finland, National Progressive Party of Finland, Swedish People's Party of Finland and Patriotic People's Movement of Finland (which was the only anti-communist and nationalist party in Finland).

BSS_AIJO
08-24-2007, 01:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
is it just a coincidence the the german used a very similar sign?

did the finish have a Nazi parti?
did it govern? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes similar, but not the same.

They were using it before the Nazi's

The Finns were co-belligerents not ideological allies.

They would have been happy to sit out the war. But Stalin thought that they would be better off if they were the Soviet Socialist Republic of Finland. The Finns largely disagreed with him.


BSS_AIJO

Lubcke
08-24-2007, 06:32 PM
thats why, when I drink I always have a toast to fins ....

cheers !!!

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-25-2007, 03:46 AM
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7940/untitledsx6.jpg

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1282/untitledwy1.jpg

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2433/untitledmg4.jpg

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-25-2007, 08:09 AM
The last one (and the last flight of this particular pilot, R.I.P) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/3779/untitleddf0.jpg

rockgardenlove
08-25-2007, 09:12 AM
Roundel change from swastika to current roundel, I see.

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-25-2007, 11:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rockgardenlove:
Roundel change from swastika to current roundel, I see. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Under Soviet pressure the Finnish goverment had to change the swastika to roundel in 1.4.1945. The photo above was taken on 9.4.1948.

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-26-2007, 03:17 AM
Bump!

woofiedog
08-26-2007, 03:51 AM
Excellent photo's... Thank's for posting

mortoma
08-26-2007, 04:02 PM
What type of aircraft? Fokker DXXI???

Wurkeri
08-27-2007, 01:23 AM
VL Pyry, two seat advanced trainer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VL_Pyry

zardozid
08-27-2007, 05:04 AM
These photo's are so sharp and clear that it's like stepping back in time...


Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-27-2007, 07:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by zardozid:
These photo's are so sharp and clear that it's like stepping back in time... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No no no... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif . This is SHARP! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fiat G.50 - FA-17 (http://yhdistykset.etela-karjala.fi/imuseo/gallery/album/vahtikari/15031_Fiat_G.50_Freccia.jpg)

Friendly_flyer
08-27-2007, 08:12 AM
Some of the last pictures look very much like my own landings.

Plelv44_Mangrov
11-04-2007, 11:58 AM
A couple of more from the same source.

De Havilland Moth "MO-102" on 30th December 1936.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/8193/51884783fv1.jpg

Aero A-32 GR "AEj-64" on 20th May 1937.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1568/84557382pc6.jpg

Airmail109
11-04-2007, 12:00 PM
I still cant quite believe the Finns tenacity at keeping the Russians at bay

Plelv44_Mangrov
11-04-2007, 12:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
I still cant quite believe the Finns tenacity at keeping the Russians at bay </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Which bay might that be? The Bay of Vyborg?

HotelBushranger
11-05-2007, 07:00 AM
Thanks for the photos mate, check these ones out:
http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/faf2.htm

Typical Finnish gigolo:
http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/r11fr17.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Plelv44_Mangrov
11-07-2007, 06:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Typical Finnish gigolo:
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If my memory serves me correctly his Fokker was shot down in 1941 and he was badly burned.

HotelBushranger
11-07-2007, 06:58 AM
Yeah I would have thought so, it definitely looks like it. Well lets hope he survived the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif