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Let's share some (less known) photos of captured aircraft in Luftwaffe service...
If you have extra infos, please let us know !
for example...Dewoitine D-520
...according to Luftarchiv, the Dewoitines were used to train fighter pilots and in 1943 combat missions were flown against allied bombers in these planes...Italy and Bulgaria used these planes too, bulgarian pilots liked the Devoitine's agility and good dive abilities...but how many D-520s did Italy / Bulgaria have ?
How succesful were they ?
...according to Airventure (where I found the photos), after the allied invasion of North Afrika, 265 Devoitine D-520s were taken over by the Luftwaffe. JG 101 in Pau, JG 103 in Zeltweg and JG 105 in Chartres were equipped completly / partly with this machine. Does anyone have some information of their combat history ?
Alright, found some more info...
source: Foreign Built Aircraft captured and used by the Luftwaffe on the Luftwaffe Resource Center.After seizing non-occupied part of France in November 1942, Germans captured 246 Dewoitine D.520C1 fighters, but only 182 of them were airworthy. Repainted and reequipped (i.e. German R/T FuG 7 and FuG 7a) served in Luftwaffe for operational training. There were used in three units: JG 101 in Nancy (later at Pau-Nord) in France, JG 103 in Zeltweg in Austria (later in Brussels area) and JG 105 in Paris-Le Bourget and in Chartres. Dewoitine fighters were used for combat and operational training after primary training on Ar 96. Some of German captured planes were sold to German Allies, some destroyed during France Campaign in 1944 or recaptured by Free French pilots and French Resistance. Last known were used in September 1944 by JG 103 in Brussels area.
The site offers good information of the use of the captured aircraft (...but no info how successful they were...), for example the Beute-B-17s in Kampfgeschwader 200...have a look!