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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2020, 04:36:55 am »
Finnish MiG-3 is a might-have-been. I see that somebody has been offering decals for it.

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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2020, 05:00:13 am »
If memory serves correctly (insert here emoji for failing mental processes) the Imperial Germany Army in World War One used more captured British tanks than home-made ( type A7V).

That's right. About 40 Mark IVs were operated by German forces, vs. 20 produced A7Vs.

Reminds me of an 1:72 Emhar Mark IV which I must have somehere in the stash...  :rolleyes:
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2020, 05:24:23 am »
As the Germans only built 20 A7V's I'm not overly surprised by that fact. ;)

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2020, 05:29:33 am »
Come to think of it, isn't the only A7V in existence a captured example.............I think in Australia.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2020, 05:34:27 am »
Come to think of it, isn't the only A7V in existence a captured example.............I think in Australia.

Mephisto.  Held at the war memorial in Brisbane.   The Germans sent over a technical team in the 1980s and they took all the measurements they could and paid for the vehicle to be preserved in a glass enclosure.  It had spent the previous 50 plus years outside.  Apparently, despite the exposure, it was actually in pretty good nick.  The Germans went home and built one of their own.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2020, 05:50:53 am »
I guess that's the replica that resides at the Panzermuseum in Munster?

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2020, 06:30:03 am »
Finnish MiG-3 is a might-have-been. I see that somebody has been offering decals for it.

My build for this GB will be a captured Soviet type operated by the Finnish AF. I just have to confirm they didn't actually have one.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2020, 06:40:01 am »
My build for this GB will be a captured Soviet type operated by the Finnish AF. I just have to confirm they didn't actually have one.

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2020, 06:52:47 am »
My build for this GB will be a captured Soviet type operated by the Finnish AF. I just have to confirm they didn't actually have one.

Kalinin K-7?

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Nope, although I do have a couple of "odd" Unicraft Soviet types in the stash.  ;)
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2020, 10:07:36 am »
If memory serves correctly (insert here emoji for failing mental processes) the Imperial Germany Army in World War One used more captured British tanks than home-made ( type A7V).

That's right. About 40 Mark IVs were operated by German forces, vs. 20 produced A7Vs.

Reminds me of an 1:72 Emhar Mark IV which I must have somehere in the stash...  :rolleyes:

From my sources, I believe there were  more than 40 Beutepanzers fielded.  I think it was 40 intact tanks captured with at least another 40 put together from cannibalised tanks.  The total number captured was around 180 in various states of repair.  There where also at least two Whippets and several French FT's and Schneiders that were captured but not put into frontline service.

In addition to the 20 production A7V, there were at least two of different variant based on 524 Heidi.  These were operated by the Freikorps.  It was thought for many years that Heidi was the only one built if this variant, but a photo was found showing another with 524 that remains unidentified.  There were also three flakpanzers built and at least one trench digger.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2020, 10:12:58 am »
I guess that's the replica that resides at the Panzermuseum in Munster?

Yes.  There's also a functional replica in the UK that starred in War Horse.  It resides at the Tank Museum at Bovington with the Mk IV replica that was also built for the film.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2020, 11:42:00 am »
Thinking deffo a FW190 and possibly a Mosquito.  Although a MiG-23 is beckoning instead of the Mossie.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2020, 11:52:07 am »
Mine's going to have twin booms.

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2020, 12:16:06 am »
Finnish MiG-3 is a might-have-been. I see that somebody has been offering decals for it.

My build for this GB will be a captured Soviet type operated by the Finnish AF. I just have to confirm they didn't actually have one.
This list is pretty thorough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_aircraft_of_Finland