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Old 12th May 2017, 03:43
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Me262 with Karo BAnd

Found this on the Web. Any idea as to the unit?
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Old 12th May 2017, 05:57
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

Hey Kaki,

I haven't seen this photo before. Cool! This is "Yellow 3" of III. / kg(j)54. If you do a googe search, you should find more info.
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Old 12th May 2017, 07:44
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

Hello Kaki,

super photo. The location is Munich Riem airport where this Me262 crash landed (at the end of war?). Later also seen on the scrap heap.

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Old 12th May 2017, 14:44
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

It's interesting that you can clearly see the the black "T" positioned next to, and slightly overlapped by, the yellow tactical number "3." I couldn't find the "T" in any of the other photos of this Me 262, even though I had known about it from an article by David Drown and David Wadman. Here's the link: http://www.network54.com/Search/view...ard&page=20034
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Old 12th May 2017, 17:27
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

Jon
What is this article? Was it published somewhere before except the internet?
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Old 13th May 2017, 01:34
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

Thanks to all for their comments. Didn't realize there was an article on this jet fighter.
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Old 13th May 2017, 03:32
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

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Jon
What is this article? Was it published somewhere before except the internet?
This is the booklet that came with the Experten Decals sheet. Two previous booklets and decal sets were the earliest representations of the Fw 190D aircraft from Jv 44, among others.

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Old 13th May 2017, 10:22
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I see! I have their JG6 (48-1) booklet & decals. Wish I had the rest!!
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Old 16th May 2017, 15:33
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hi,

thanks for the photo. i´ve never seen the T before on this machine. must check the other photos of it.

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Old 18th May 2017, 22:17
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Re: Me262 with Karo BAnd

Kaki,

Thanks for posting the image! I've had a long (30+ years) relationship with this kite.

A close look at the '3' reveals the letter 'A' within it, thus confirming it was originally coded "B3+AT" of 9./KG 54, later becoming "ge.3+I" of the same unit in mid-March 1945 when the KG(J) units changed to the fighter-type identity markings.

Based on its camouflage and markings this was a long-lived machine from the late 170xxx or early 1105xx series. The Verbandkennzeichen does not appear in Radtke's compilation so a Werkummer match cannot be made but I have a few candidates.

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