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Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« on: October 13, 2020, 01:17:44 am »
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 02:55:28 am »
While Ice Station Zebra was a good film, I feel it could all have been done a bit faster....


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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 02:58:09 am »





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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 03:11:14 am »

Panther "Bretagne" was an abandoned German Panther tank revived by the French freedom fighter division Besnier Autonomous Tank Squadron, whose task was to repair deserted German vehicles in the Allied French zone. Two Panthers were recovered by the division, one being named "Bretagne" and the other either "Auvergne" or "Dauphiné", depending on which source one believes. The tanks were most likely used for training purposes by French troops in 1945. One of the Panthers (unknown which) was restored to running condition in 2017 and appeared at TankFest 2019.

http://www.wardrawings.be/WW2/Images/2-Airplanes/Allies/4-France/1-Fighters/Me-Bf.109G-14/Right.jpg
This aircraft flew for a short time with the post war French Air Force. It was captured at Reims by US forces and handed over to the French.

http://beutepanzer.ru/Beutepanzer/us/M10_Wolverine/M10-02.jpg
Germans captured M10 "Wolverine" SPG. Italy, 1943.

http://www.wardrawings.be/WW2/Images/2-Airplanes/Axis/2-Italy/04-Bombers/B-24D-1Liberator/p1.jpg
Bomber captured by Germans and tested by the Regia Aaronautica, during 1943.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 03:17:32 am »


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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 03:53:32 am »
Well it seems for once I was way too early for a group build! Six and and half years early in this case....originally posted in April 2014



And for those of you with the time to spare (waste!) or need a cure for insomnia ....here's the half-baked back-story

THe RAF doesn't operate MiG's, and how No.11 squadron obtained a MiG-21 PF (Fishbed-D) is shrouded in mystery. One theory is that whilst stationed in Germany an RAF officer of Polish descent was contacted by his Polish cousin on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Discussions ensued and one dark moonless night...a MiG that was 'there'...was now 'here'

Covertly operated by the RAE (hence the grey and red scheme) the MiG was flown many hours to divulge it's secrets and also served in some very 'hush-hush' DACT. The 11 squadron markings were both to honour it's 'captors' and provide a basic cover story to the un-informed observer.

And why 'Max' , well if you ever cornered an 11 squadron pilot down the pub, and asked him what had really happened; he'd wink conspiratorally  ;), sit you down and say 'I wanna tell you a story'  ;) ;D

(And you've probably got to be British and of a certain age to get that reference!)
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 03:57:14 am »
http://beutepanzer.ru/Beutepanzer/su/color/KV/kv-2-01.jpg
KV-2 Model 1940 PzKpfw KW II 754 (r), Panzerkompanie (z.b.v.) 66, Malta invasion force, 1941
In the spring of 1941. the Wehrmacht was debating whether to invade British-held Crete or Malta as part of their Mediterranean campaign. In the wake of the summer invasion of the Soviet Union, several KV-2 tanks were captured intact, and seemed ideally suited to serve as bunker busters for operations on Malta. Several KV-2s along with some captured T-34s were formed into a special company of (z.b.v.) 66 for the Malta operation. In the event, the high costs of Operation Merkur against Crete led to the Germans abandoning plans to invade Malta. The KV-2s were later committed to the fighting near Demyansk in August 1942. The KV-2s selected tor Malta were painted in the March 1941 tropical camouflage scheme of RAL 8000 Gelbbraun (Yellow-brown) and RAL 7008 Graubraun (Gray-brown). They carried the usual national insignia, and were modified with an added PzKpfw III commander's cupola.

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 04:08:54 am »
Beaut Panzers mate.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 04:58:10 am »
There's more scope to this GB than I'd thought beforehand.

I could well be tempted.................  ;)
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2020, 05:08:21 am »
How about warships as well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Captured_ships

Plus, "Sci-Fi", like the transports ships on Star Wars VI and Rogue One, plus the alien "fighter" from "Independence Day"?

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 05:34:00 am »
Israel also did a lot of upgrades and conversion on tanks of Soviet origin, e.g. the T-54/55 and the T-62 - for IDF service, but also for export.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 06:26:34 am »
Some WWII Partisan forces, Yugoslavian and Soviet, operated quite a few captured vehicles and I think Tito's forces operated some captured aircraft as well towards the end of the conflict.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 06:27:29 am »
Apologies to all for not setting this thread up.

I've also pinned it.

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 06:58:56 am »
Some WWII Partisan forces, Yugoslavian and Soviet, operated quite a few captured vehicles and I think Tito's forces operated some captured aircraft as well towards the end of the conflict.

Actually, Tito's partisans had (almost) an air force of their own, with mostly Yugoslav pilots operating under RAF command, using RAF aircraft (Hurricanes & Spitfires, mostly, but also Beaufighters, etc.), but at Tito's beck-&-call.

They also used British-supplied armoured cars (not tanks) but they did supplement them with captured German & Italian equipment.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 07:43:36 am »
And now for something completely different!!     In the early days of railways in Britain, the companies were led by "robber baron" types.   Look up  George Hudson as a good example. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hudson

It was not uncommon for companies to "acquire" another company's wagons and repaint them as their own, and if I remember correctly, Hudson was involved in the theft and subsequent use of at least two other railway's engines.      Would anyone like to use this as a change from the usual offerings?
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