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Luftwaffe nose art

Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Skipper

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    We all know the Luftwaffe had no official nose art, though several airplanes carried personalised nose art design. Many others had the official Geschwader emblem + sometimes a little extra.

    Hahn is a famous Ace which could be easily recognised

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    But other crews sometimes had their own design...

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    The translation could be Pants bullshitter or pants buzzer (brummer means buzzer/hummer but also bullshitter . Sowas dummes = so stupid .
     
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    Another one

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    "Indianer" (Indians) meant "ennemy ahead" in Luftwaffe slang.
     
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    From the Condor Legion

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    Geschwader design

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    interesting thread ...thanks.......the humans like to show off--display their individualism......I wonder how all the paintings, ID, insignia lasted through the extremes of the temperatures the aircraft went through.....the metal I can understand......
    .great picture of the 190....it looks made for speed and power only...the canopy looks more sleek than a lot of US planes
     
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    More famous Squadron symbols (these were mostly official)

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    Thanks for sharing Skipper.
     
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    I never gave this much thought until now. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
     
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    There is also a nose art thread for allied aircraft which includes a couple of Axis planes too, but I only recently realised there was no specific Luftwaffe thread for this kind of popular art.
     
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    Really interesting indeed!
     
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    250. luftsieg means 250th air victory?
     
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    Still Erich Hartmann beats him with 51 more!
     
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    Edelweiss

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    Painted target on a Transport Geschwader Tante Ju (Ju-52)
     
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    JU-88 From NJG1 at Schiphol . One can clearly see the Nachtjagd symbol (an eagle striking England)

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    Did not Hartmann use the famous black tulip in his plane´s nose and Galland used Mickey Mouse?
     
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    You are right.

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    Galland was not the only one .

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    Horst Carganico, who recieved the RK on 25.09.1941 as an Oberleutnant and Staffelkpt. 1./JG 77. He had shot down 60 enemy aircraft when he struck high tension cables, crashed and died on 27.05.1944 in France. He used a very prominent Mickey Mouse character on his plane...


    http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17626&start=2820
     
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