Loss Details.

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Loss Details.

Postby Carl Schwamberger » 13 Jan 2017 04:42

Been surfing through this section looking for info and sources on aircraft losses in specific battles & general campaigns. Or for entire years. A lot less found so far than I expected. First off can anyone point to the best sources for this subject?

I see a lot of numbers tossed around, but usually lacking in context. which make it difficult to truly compare or see any meaning. If there were any specific period I'd like to analyze it would be 1943, or the months Feb thru September of that year.

Thanks for any help

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Re: Loss Details.

Postby thaddeus_c » 29 Jan 2017 11:44

Carl Schwamberger wrote:I see a lot of numbers tossed around, but usually lacking in context. which make it difficult to truly compare or see any meaning. If there were any specific period I'd like to analyze it would be 1943, or the months Feb thru September of that year.


what I have problem locating (or sorting thru) is effective strength of units. the LW at least DID recycle a fair number of aircraft to usable state but production numbers seem to overstate situation sometimes?

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Re: Loss Details.

Postby Carl Schwamberger » 14 Feb 2017 01:58

At some point the airframes became beyond the repair capacity of the German field repair depots. I have been told airframes rebuilt above a certain level, perhaps at factory run facilities were counted as new production. That is the wreck was stricken from the air force inventory & put back on it later when a operational airframe was accepted.

I've not got around to confirming this practice, but wonder if it accounts for a noticeable portion of annual new production deliveries?


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