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B Hellqvist
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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by B Hellqvist » 04 Jun 2019 03:09

OK, this is a Fieseler Storch, but can anyone tell me what the markings "WL-IAWF" indicate? Is it as simple as "Wehrmacht Luftwaffe" and the individual code? With no visible markings except for the swastika and a symbol for some unit on the louvre, what could this aircraft have been used for, as I guess national markings would indicate frontline use?
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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by GregSingh » 05 Jun 2019 06:39

How can you tell it's WL-IAWF? I can't see much at all.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by B Hellqvist » 05 Jun 2019 07:23

GregSingh wrote:
05 Jun 2019 06:39
How can you tell it's WL-IAWF? I can't see much at all.
It's across the wing, and visible on the photo I own. It's also on the side on the fuselage, but there it's much harder to see.
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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by dadlamassu » 11 Jun 2019 17:44

Quoted from http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/markings.html

Luftwaffe aircraft engaged in second line duties such as training, communications, ambulance, transport etc, used civil registrations. In January 1939 the D prefix was deleted and substituted by the WL for Wehrmacht Luft to show military ownership. An example is WL-A+HAN, an He 59B-2 used in the ambulance role. Note that in this case the + is not a Balkenkreuz but a Red Cross on a circular White background. The exception to this were those prototype aircraft which retained full civilian registration as well as the Hakenkreuz.

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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by B Hellqvist » 11 Jun 2019 18:53

Thanks, dadlamassu! Very enlightening!

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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by PavelH » 18 Jun 2019 21:58

Approx 1941 Haindorf Sudetengau. Rumors says about a high official´s plane. Could we find out something from "D-IXXA" ?


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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jun 2019 22:34

Arado Ar 66

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