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reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast. ”

reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War 2. Germany had a solid air force.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War Germany had a solid air force.

Bombs falling away from a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber. The photograph appears to have been taken from a following aircraft, 1940

JUN 12 1942 Under Stuka dive bomb attack in the desert The Stuka Ju 87 dive-bomber remained a feared weapon for as long as the Luftwaffe fighters could provide it with protection.

Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire. He survived the war and died in 1993.

“ During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the most successful fighter pilot in the history of humanity. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond.

A German 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger by Paul Weyersberg & Co.

A German Model Luftwaffe dagger by Paul Weyersberg & Co.

A German Luftwaffe pilot wearing his oxygen mask during World War 2.

A German Luftwaffe pilot wearing his oxygen mask during World War 2.

This picture shows a German pilot wearing on oxygen mask. It caught my eye because the oxygen mask makes the soldier look more skeletal in a way. Or rather, more like an alien, as it just doesn't look normal

WWII: A Luftwaffe pilot showing off his kills. Possibly because of the sheer level of danger in dogfights and bombing raids, many airmen on both sides of the War, kept similar tallies on their planes. Keeping track of enemy planes downed means keeping track of the number of times one survived.

scooteraz: Luftwaffe pilot showing off his victories.

MG-30: This machine-gun was rejected by the Reichswehr. Rheinmetall-Borsig modified it's design to create an aircraft gun for the Luftwaffe (MG15 & MG17). MG30 is an air-cooled, recoil-operated design, firing standard 7.92mm×57mm Mauser ammunition. It ended up in licensed production by Solothurn in Switzerland (S2-100) and by Steyr in Austria. 3,000 MG30's were purchased by Hungary, where they were known as the Solothurn 31.M. Its design led to the development of the MG34 and the MG42.

by Tom Laemlein Lost in the shuffle of Germany’s automatic weapons of the World War II era is the Louis Stange-designed MG Rejected by the Reichswehr, the MG 30 ended up in licensed production …

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