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Old 07-03-2004, 12:26 PM
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Default Jagdwaffe Markings, by Ruy Horta

From within a thread on 12 O'Clock High!:

Ruy Horta
Re: Basically, no
Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:15

Graham wrote:
On earlier types the swastika was on a white disc on a red band, as the symbol of the Nazi party.

Just nitpicking, but apart from being the Nazi symbol it was at the time the official flag of Germany, so in terms of nationality markings it was no different than the French tricoleur. The colors red white and black being those of the 2nd German Reich.

Of course the Luftwaffe was the essential Nazi arm of the regular armed forces. It did not carry the old traditions and was to be new and fresh, just like the Nazi government that created it (the army always remained Prussian in tradition, the Navy had strong Imperial ties, what remained was the new Luftwaffe).

You knew this already Graham, but I couldn't stop myself for the benefit of the original poster.

Maybe these two pages can be of some help, although I am almost too ashamed to be linked to them *


Ruy Horta

(*This is a webpage from Ruy Horta's 12 O'Clock High! website.

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