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Old 19th March 2011, 01:15
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What are these aircraft?

Hi all,

Can anyone ID the two unknown aircraft in the photo below? The photo was taken in June 1942. Even to a Luftwaffe novice like myself, the Go 242s and Ju-52s are clear, but the other two are eluding me. The one on the right looks like it might be a glider but it doesn't look like a DFS 230.

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Old 19th March 2011, 01:18
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Edit: Now that I look at it again, I suppose the one on the right could be a Ju-52. Actually, I believe it is. Still, that leaves the other plane.

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Old 19th March 2011, 02:26
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Re: What are these aircraft?

Hi Jason

The right looks like a Siebel Si204 and the left looks like a Piaggo P.108

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Old 19th March 2011, 02:28
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Re: What are these aircraft?

On the right, looks to be a Ju 52. The one on the left may be an He 111? Or an Fw 200, though it looks to be too small.
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Old 19th March 2011, 03:08
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Re: What are these aircraft?

Wow, they are completely different identifications!

By using the wingspans of the Ju-52 and Go-242, I've roughly calculated that the wingspans of both unknown planes are about 32.6 metres, give or take a metre. Maybe this will help pin down the IDs.

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Old 19th March 2011, 03:17
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The one on the left may be an He 111? Or an Fw 200, though it looks to be too small.
I've estimated the wingspan of the unknown plane on the left to be 32.6 metres. The Fw 200's was 32.85 metres, the He 111's was 22.6 metres.

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Old 19th March 2011, 04:53
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Re: What are these aircraft?

Hi
The wreck to the right is a Ju52 with engines removed. The aircraft to the left is smaller in size and has twin engines. It appears to have quite small engine cowlings/nacelles and narrower wings than the He111. It could be a Si204 but this type was quite rare at this time.
Because of the blunt nose shape I would tend to lean towards the Caudron C.445. It does not appear to me to be a Fw200 as this would give it a much larger outline than the existing Ju52s

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Old 19th March 2011, 05:37
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Re: What are these aircraft?

I am 99.9% sure the one on the left is an Si204. 100% the one on the right is a Ju52.

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Old 19th March 2011, 13:09
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Hi there,
the shadows of the left aircraft reveal a single tailfin, so no Si 204. I would opt for a Ju 88 minus its starboard wing and maybe without left engine too..

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Old 19th March 2011, 14:50
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Hi
Having studied the foto again I am certain that this is a Caudron C.445.
The unique wing shape of the design gives the clue, being quite broad up to the engines and then tapers sharpley back in a swept-back shape. I have already mentioned the other design features being - blunt nose and narrow engine nacelles. At this time of mid 1942 the type was widely used over all fronts.

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