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Under the Cowl of the Flying Heritage Collection FW-190A-5

It is not very often you get a chance to take a closer look at what is under the engine cowling of an original World War Two, German Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-5… noch 332 Wörter


The Battle for The Hague - May 10, 1940

Called ‚ The Lost Victory’ by some Dutch historians, this epic battle started in the early morning hours of May 10, 1940.  A German airfleet crossed The Netherlands under cover of darkness and, once over the North Sea, headed back towards the Dutch coast aiming for The Hague, the Dutch seat of government. noch 558 Wörter

Historical Background


British warplanes have the best names. Names such as Vampire, Hurricane, Typhoon, Lightning, and this, the awesome Panavia Tornado. Still a mainstay of the RAF and Luftwaffe, the Tornado has been in service since the late ’70s with nearly 1,000 produced during a twenty year production run.  noch 56 Wörter


Gerhard Koppen KC, OL, Ace with 85.00 victories who flew with JG52, died on this day, 5th May 1942.

Gerhard Koppen KC, OL, a pilot from Germany, with 85.00 victories who flew with JG52, died on this day, 5th May 1942.
Gerhard Köppen joined the military service in 1936. noch 138 Wörter

Knights Cross Holder Franze Gotz died this day 4th May 1980

Franz Gotz KC, a pilot from Germany, with 63.00 victories who flew with JG53, died on this day 4th May 1980

Franz Götz enlisted as a fighter pilot in the pre-war Luftwaffe and began the war with III./Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53—53rd Fighter Wing) „Pik-As“. noch 305 Wörter


2016 April 26

1937 April 26: Nazi force tests Luftwaffe on Guernica

„During the Spanish Civil War, the German military tests its powerful new air force–the Luftwaffe–on the Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain.“ … noch 349 Wörter