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Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« on: February 05, 2021, 07:04:23 am »
Marineflieger Saunders-Roe SR.53A
The introduction of the production version of the Saunders-Roe SR.53 into service with the German Naval Air Arm [Marineflieger] was not without controversy, as it faced serious completion from the Lockheed F-104.
However, the well publicised handling issues which plagued the F-104, together with favourable reports on the handling characteristics and performance of the SR-53 from both British and German Test Pilots, tipped the balance in favour of the British aircraft, much to the annoyance of Lockheed, who were rumoured to have been offering [and as was subsequently revealed, paid] substantial financial inducements to various Politicians to secure orders from European Air Forces.
The SR.53 gave the Bundesmarine a very capable light weight quick reaction interceptor which served them well for a number of years, until it was eventually replaced by latter variants of the F-104 which was forced on the Luftwaffe and Marineflieger against their better judgement by their Political masters.




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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 07:19:52 am »
Looks great! Nice scheme.
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 07:28:35 am »
Looks remarkably good in a camo scheme, and the German one works a treat.  :thumbsup:

Of course they had a cadre of personnel who were used to handling various rocket fuels already.  ;)
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 09:22:08 am »
That is really smart, it looks right at home in the colour scheme and markings :thumbsup:
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 09:25:34 am »
Looks good!

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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2021, 03:11:29 am »
Fab.

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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2021, 06:11:09 am »
Certainly looks good in that scheme  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 06:41:56 am »
I believe my rather rusty German is adequate   Ya, Ser gut  :thumbsup:
( my apologies if it is that rusty, but if you really want a laugh, remember I have a west country accent, and was taught by some one who spoke with a Berlin accent)   :lol: 
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 07:27:19 am »

.....and was taught by some one who spoke with a Berlin accent)   :lol:


Really? What a co-incidence.

My German lecturer at the Goethe Institute in Berlin when I lived there commented that my teacher at school must have come from Berlin as I already had the correct accent.

I have NO idea what differs between a Berlin accent or a normal German one though, perhaps one of our German colleagues here could explain?

The one thing I do know about it is that Berliners (if it's OK to say that...) tend to say 'ney' rather than 'nein' apparently.
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2021, 01:20:06 pm »
Kit I was told that the lack of any follow after `d`  in der, die or das, d tasse, d kirche, etc was the prime give away,  any further correction, that I can self analyse, ill happily take.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2021, 02:00:42 pm »
neat!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2021, 02:17:22 pm »
Wunderbar!!     A good example of "what should have  been"
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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 03:31:33 am »
Nice! Even though I think the Luftwaffe would rather have used Sidewinders? But the livery works surprisingly good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 02:22:12 pm »
A really good-looking scheme! :thumbsup:

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Re: Saunders-Roe SR.53 in German Service
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2021, 02:04:08 pm »
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