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War Machines - Nazi Germany Focke Wulf Fw 190

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Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-man (pilot and rear gunner) German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. First flight 1936.

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Bombs falling away from a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber. The photograph appears to have been taken from a following aircraft, 1940

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Oblt. Hans-Joachim Marseille, by his Bf109 F-4/Z(Trop) 'Gelb 14' of 3./JG 27 in Libya. c. June 1942.

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Ace Luftwaffe fighter pilot Franz Xaver, Baron von Werra, an impoverished Baron of Swiss ancestry. He was shot down over Britain and captured. He escaped his POW camp in Canada and returned to Germany via the USA, Mexico, South America and Spain. Von Werra reported to the German High Command on his civilised treatment as a POW. This led to the improved treatment of allied POWs in Germany.

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✠ Adolf Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) RK 29.07.1940 Major Kdr III./JG 26 + 24.09.1940 [3. EL] Major Kommodore JG 26 + 21.06.1941 [1. Sw] Oberstleutnant Kommodore JG 26 + 28.01.1942 [2. Br] Oberst Kommodore JG 26

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1939-49 Focke-Wulf FW 190. Luftwaffe, HAF, TAF - Fighter. Engine: Junkers Jumo 213 A-1, 12 cyl inverted-Vee piston engine, 1,287 kW (1,750 PS) or 1,544 kW (2,100 PSS) with boost. Armament: 2 x 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine guns, 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons in the wing root, 1 x 500 kg (1,102 lb) SC 500 bomb (optional). Max Speed: 685 km/h (426 mph) @ 6,600 m (21,655 ft), 710 km/h (440 mph) @11,000 m (36,000 ft)

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