Thursday, 12 July 2012

Stuka surprise

A photo from Wg Cdr Luddite now.  On the theme of 'most obscure aircraft schemes in the Western Desert' we have a JU 87B formally of 209 Squadriglia captured in Sept 1941 after running out of fuel. Subsequently RAF markings were added and it was flown back to Egypt for evaluation. the 1/285 scale model is by Raiden (a 3D computer sculpt).

11 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

Tim

I wouldn't have wanted to be the pilot flying that back to Blimey!

Reminds me of the story of the RAF crew being transported as prisoners on Cant flying boat. They overpowered the Italian crew and flew it to Malta, and every AA gun on the island opened up on them! They survived a crash landing and the Italians cracked open a bottle of wine for all to share!

Cheers
PD

Paul said...

I bet the shape of it caused a bit of alarm to the RAF Regt AA Crews!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

A nice curious bit of history for sure :)

Stephen Beat said...

Phew, I would not have liked to have been the RAF pilot that flew that back for evaluation...You can put all the roundels and red white and blue on it you like, but a Stuka looks like a Stuka! :)

Dan said...

Nice, is it a novelty or do you use it in games?

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
You'd want danger money, wouldn't you?

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I expect they had a go at it anyway.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
I felt it was time for more obscure stuff!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Damn right - I expect it was a nerve-wracking flight!

Tim Gow said...

Dan
As it's not mine that is down to Wg Cdr Luddite. But don't be too surprised if it appears in a game....

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

It's probably a novelty but if you bung it into a game it certainly provides a challenging decision for both Axis and Allied fighter pilots.