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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2020, 06:13:24 am »
Then there's the tale of the USS Stewart, DD-224.  Or, as Drach calls her, the ship that was a ping pong ball between the US and Japanese navies.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2020, 06:49:59 am »
Lots of ships were captured in the Age of Sail and turned around for use against their former owners, and obviously armoured and soft skin vehicles have been changing sides ever since they were first used. Artillery is a little bit more difficult because of the problems in getting the correct ammunition but it can and has still been done.

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2020, 08:37:25 am »
Not sure if you can see this as it's been photoboxed but I did a Horten some years ago in RAF captured markings:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=21043.msg298626#msg298626

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« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2020, 07:43:24 pm »
The U-505 was captured by the US Navy but ended up in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Fascinating story!
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« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2020, 09:39:13 pm »
The U-505 was captured by the US Navy but ended up in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Fascinating story!

U-570 was captured and recommissioned as HMS Graph.  She served in Royal Navy service for 3 years before being decommissioned.   

HMS Seal was captured in the Skaggarak and recommissioned in German service as UB.  She served for several years and was decommissioned, being scuttled in 1945.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2020, 12:22:37 am »
U-1407 was one of three experimental Type XVIIB U-Boats scuttled at the end of the war.  It was raised, named HMS Meteorite and used to test HTP propulsion as an alternative to nuclear power.  Mikro-Mir do a kit.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2020, 03:51:50 am »
Here you go.  Fiat CR-32 stolen on a moonless night by the People's Front of Catalunya.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2020, 07:21:00 pm »
Lots of ships were captured in the Age of Sail and turned around for use against their former owners, and obviously armoured and soft skin vehicles have been changing sides ever since they were first used. Artillery is a little bit more difficult because of the problems in getting the correct ammunition but it can and has still been done.

If you capture enough of them and you've got an arms industry of your own then it can be worthwhile putting the foreign ammo into production. IIRC the Germans did that with several Soviet systems: the 76.2mm field gun springs to mind.
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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2020, 07:40:38 pm »
Me 623 (productionised P.1111) captured intact after it was landed and abandoned on a stretch of road near Luneberg in February 1946, immediately after the atomic bombing of Berlin. The fate of the pilot is unknown. The aircraft was subsequently test flow by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown RN and eventually ended up in the RAF Cosford museum.



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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2020, 07:47:22 pm »
Posted on Twitter today by Chris Bolton here: https://twitter.com/CcibChris/status/1321769008958443521?s=20

This is the Captured German Aircraft Exhibition at RAE Farnborough in November 1945.





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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2020, 01:19:16 am »
My entry for this GB has been on the ‘to do’ list for a while.  Its inspiration is tucked away in those Captured German Aircraft Exhibition pics.

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Re: Captured G.B. - Inspiration thread
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2020, 01:55:42 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Naval_ships_of_the_Netherlands_captured_by_Japan_during_World_War_II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_the_Dutch_fleet_at_Den_Helder

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« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2020, 03:55:22 am »
Well, it is a What If site ... :angel:
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« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2020, 05:40:52 am »
In 1667, flagging English national morale was further depressed by the Raid on the Medway in which a Dutch fleet invaded the Thames and Medway rivers and on 12 June captured the uncommissioned Royal Charles,[1] removing her with great skill to Hellevoetsluis in the United Provinces. The Dutch did not take her into naval service because it was considered that she drew too much water for general use on the Dutch coast. Instead the Royal Charles was permanently drydocked near Hellevoetsluis as a public attraction, with day trips being organised for large parties, often of foreign state guests. After vehement protests by Charles that this insulted his honour, the official visits were ended when she was auctioned for scrap in 1673.