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Question regarding a photo

Post by Kaan Caglar » 28 Apr 2004 21:15

Hi,
I found this photo but I couldnt find any caption of it so I'm asking you experts.
Which unit do these belong to? And do you have any idea where was it taken?? Year?
Thanks in advance,
Kaan
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Post by USAF1986 » 29 Apr 2004 03:07

In Warplanes of the Third Reich, William Green has photos of the He 100D-1 fighters (including a variation of the lightning bolt bedecked planes). He writes that in the spring of 1940, the nine remaining He 100D-1 fighters that were not exported, participated in: “…an elaborate hoax intended to delude Allied intelligence into believing this fighter type to be in widespread service with the Jagdgruppen. Widely publicized as ‘das neue Jagdflugzeug der Luftwaffe’ in a spate of releases issued by the Propaganda Ministry, and photographed bedecked with numerous spurious unit emblems, the He 100D-1 was referred to by the fictitious type designation ‘He 113’, presumably to confuse matters even further.” Green notes these planes ended up as a factory defense force at Marienehe and never fired their guns in anger.

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The hoax seems to have worked.......

Post by jacobite1 » 29 Apr 2004 10:38

I have read lots of factual books by Battle-of-Britain pilots and an amazing number of them state that pilots claim to have shot down He113's.

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Post by Kakita Harry » 29 Apr 2004 16:41

It's a similar thing with german pilots at the beginn of "Unternehmen Barbarossa" who claimed "I-17's" (a type which never made it beyond prototype-status) by the hundereds.
All the results of bad intelligence.

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 29 Apr 2004 17:40

USAF1986 wrote:
“…an elaborate hoax intended to delude Allied intelligence into believing this fighter type to be in widespread service with the Jagdgruppen. Widely publicized as ‘das neue Jagdflugzeug der Luftwaffe’ in a spate of releases issued by the Propaganda Ministry, and photographed bedecked with numerous spurious unit emblems, the He 100D-1 was referred to by the fictitious type designation ‘He 113’, presumably to confuse matters even further.”
If fact, the He 100 only used for propaganda purposes and to defend the Heinkel aircraft works at Rostock. They were just 12 planes, I think.

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