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Old 3rd March 2009, 15:27
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Did Luftwaffe buy captured planes from the Finns?

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I have a Finnish document telling me that Finns wanted to sell their captured Yak-7B and IL-2 to the Luftwaffe for exchange to M-105PFs (for the LaGGs). The trade supposely would have been taken place in 1943 and early 1944. I know the Germans had at least one Yak-7 in 1943 but did the trade take place?

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Re: Did Luftwaffe buy captured planes from the Finns?

At Hallinporti Ilmailumuseo there is a Klimov 105P engine on display with a German dataplate stating that it was reconditioned by the Germans.

http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com...ov%20M105P.jpg

It's not a confirmation that the exchange took place, but it is at least a confirmation that such engines went from Germany to Finland in some sort of deal.

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Re: Did Luftwaffe buy captured planes from the Finns?

At Hallinporti Ilmailumuseo there is a Klimov 105P engine on display with a German dataplate stating that it was reconditioned by the Germans.

http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com...ov%20M105P.jpg

It's not a confirmation that the exchange took place, but it is at least a confirmation that such engines went from Germany to Finland in some sort of deal.

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Old 4th March 2009, 22:26
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Re: Did Luftwaffe buy captured planes from the Finns?

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It's not a confirmation that the exchange took place, but it is at least a confirmation that such engines went from Germany to Finland in some sort of deal.
I think the Finns bought the first engines in 1942 when the first LaGGs were obtained and then wanted to buy more when the number of planes increased. C. F. Geust wrote at FsNordic.net that the Germans were not interested since they too had captured enough IL-2s and Yaks. So that's it!
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