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Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

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Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:12 pm

I have posted in the past re the feasibility of sending A/C in parts to Iceland & most said it was not feasible, but here is an exact example of this to Spain, it was done in 1 day !

On 9 August we started the job of rebuilding our six He 51s, On 10 August, the first He 51 was fully assembled and ready for operations.

http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/germany_trautloft.htm
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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:20 pm

No Hangars either, imagine that? & all the supposed "experts" at Axis History said it couldn't be done.


The aircraft stood in the open, replacement parts, ammunition and fuel and oil laying protected from the sun under tarpaulins at the edge of the forest.


We flew other pilots back in a Ju 52 in rotation in order to fetch aviation fuel for our next flights over the front
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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:29 pm

As to Iceland, here are 3-4 paved roads easily convertible to runways surrounding camp Skipton

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rey ... ajaxhist=0

https://roddyfox.files.wordpress.com/20 ... l-view.jpg

right next to Austurbæjarskóli (which is the large building at the top of the picture).



https://roddyfox.wordpress.com/2013/10/ ... pton-camp/
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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 pm

RAF had plenty A/C to interdict I have been told.



The Icelandic fishermen refused namely to sail without protection from the air, but the Royal Air Force did not have enough aircraft to such a task, so instead took the Faroese transport.

https://war2war.wordpress.com/2016/07/2 ... ld-war-ii/
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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby HoHun » Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 am

Hi Invisible,

>I have posted in the past re the feasibility of sending A/C in parts to Iceland

By the Luftwaffe I assume, but for which purpose?

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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Fri May 19, 2017 2:53 am

Taking over the island & defending against the Royal navy when it shows up
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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby HoHun » Sat May 20, 2017 6:19 pm

Hi Invisible,

>Taking over the island & defending against the Royal navy when it shows up

Sounds like a tough job, depending on what strategic importance the British assign to Iceland! Not sure what the purpose would be, either ... other than to create confusion and distraction ;-)

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Re: Sending aircraft in parts to far off destinations

Postby Invisible shadow » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:44 pm

Control of Iceland gives Germans much easier access to Atlantic, Bismark likely would've been saved. U-boat and longrange A/C bases to attack British shipping etc. It has many tactical benefits for German Navy and Luftwaffe.

I wonder how the British would've done the Murnansk convoys with Iceland in German hands?
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