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    Exclamation German Captured P-40's Russian front

    Hello,
    I'm looking for any German captured P-40's from the eastern front.
    I know its a long shot, but hoping that some of you guys have
    accsess to the pictures I'm looking for. thanks on advance.


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    I don't think there was any of Russian P-40s captured by Germans. Especially if you think about airworth machines.




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    yes perhaps. buts I would think there would be at least a few.
    I know the Fins had a few, some were airworthy and used to the
    end of the war.
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    Finnish P-40 is the different matter. Here you are a couple pics and a profile of the same P-40 in your shot, with a caption. It seems to be a single P-40 captured by Fins.Source unknown......
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    oh very nice. it looks to have a mottle style camo. there was a least
    5 other KittyHawks that the fins used. but still, a German one would
    be nice to see. mabey with KG-200? mabey lettered T9+??.

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    Possible ...but I haven't found any info on other Finnish P-40s in a few books about FAF during WW2.

    Concerning KG 200.. I don't think the unit could use P-40s because these fighter machines were quite rare for ETO.. more likely is that the plane or a few of them might have been used by 2./Versuchsverband Ob.d.l , also called Wanderzirkus Rosarius ( Rosarius' Circus). But I didn't find anything about using of P-40s there too.
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    rare on the western front perhaps, but on the eastern front the Russian's used P-40's... alot of P-40's. Rosarius' Circus sounds like a good lead.

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    A lot of Russian P-40s was unable to be used because of many techical problems.




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    yes. for mostly engine part replacement. but they also took out the
    Allison V-1710's and replaced them with a Russian V-12. the name
    of which escapes me at the moment. they only did that to the
    P-40's which they couldn't get parts for.

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    That's true. However if there was only one of P-40s captured and used by Germans there would be info on that for sure....I'm afraid that the fact is of " what if " only.

    Please have a look at that..

    ARC Air Discussion Forums > Monogram P-40 finished




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    I've looked every where myself, and the closest I can get is one captured by the Italians from the British.



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    yup.. looks like this is gonna be one tough hunt... but I know there has to
    be at least one pic out there somewhere.

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    theres this but I assume its somewhere in north africa...
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