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Re: Seen at Brits Airfield (FABS)

Unread post by heisan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm

avjhb wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:17 pm
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Six swastikas that we can see, is that the owner?
Thats the owner Rob McFie flying .. one of the nicest guys in SA aviation
I’m confused, 6 swastikas is quite a strong statement, represents a group of rascist fascists who killed more than 6m people and were hell bent on world domination?
For those not familiar with aicraft markings:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_marking
A victory marking (also called a victory mark, kill marking, or kill mark) is a symbol applied in stencil or decal to the side of a military aircraft to denote an aerial victory achieved by the aircraft's pilot. The use of victory markings originated during World War II and frequently took the form of the roundel or national flag of the nationality of the aircraft defeated.
So the only people who may be offended by this are Nazis, as I doubt this particular gyro scored 6 Nazi kills ;) .
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Re: Seen at Brits Airfield (FABS)

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm

avjhb wrote:
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avjhb wrote:
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I’m confused, 6 swastikas is quite a strong statement, represents a group of rascist fascists who killed more than 6m people and were hell bent on world domination?
Dont get to wound up .. those are kill markings commonly painted on WWII fighter aircraft. I seem to recall that Robs dad was involved in WW2 and the scheme is a tribute to him. His Titan Mustang was in a similar scheme.
Fair enough, learn a new thing every day :)
Here is a typical wartime pic displaying both German and Japanese "kills"
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Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:53 pm

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Unread post by Whirly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:25 am

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FXT is looking spiffy! =D> I have a soft spot for FG Cardinals. Flew her a lot and sold her, twice, I think. :D

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Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:10 pm

A happy photo :)
The plane looks happy, the pilot looks happy ... and the weather was fantastic !
Perhaps the pilot was happy because flying something like the Fly Baby does not burn a hole in his wallet !
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Re: Seen at Brits Airfield (FABS)

Unread post by ACE MAN » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:39 pm

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Ryan , giving it some stick! Tks for all the photos - missed out on this event once too often , maybe next year again!
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Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:38 pm

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