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redcoat wrote:Did the Luftwaffe make much use of single engined fighters like the Bf 109 or Fw 190 in the reconaissance role ?
Tim Smith wrote:The Luftwaffe had plenty of purpose-designed reconnaissance types.
Here are some I can think of immediately:
Dornier Do 17F, Do 17L, Do 17P, Do 17S.
Junkers Ju 86P,
(Granted, the Do 17 and Ju 86 were converted from bomber designs, but the versions mentioned were built as recon aircraft from new and not conversions of old bombers. In the case of the Ju 86, the high-altitude recon version had almost nothing in common with the original Ju 86 bomber.)
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