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PORTA-RETRATO - Macapá/Amapá de outrora

PORTA-RETRATO - Macapá/Amapá de outrora

Tsjechische Spitfire

Tsjechische Spitfire

Red Lips ❤️

Red Lips ❤️

With its two wing-mounted MG-17 machine guns and  single rear-facing 7.92 mm weapon the Stuka was woefully inadequate in the face of the heavily armed and maneuverable RAF fighters. In one day alone (Aug. 18), British planes shot down 18 Stukas. In fact, a total of 59 of the dive-bombers were destroyed in aerial combat during the summer of 1940. As expected, the Luftwaffe soon pulled its Ju 87s frontline service.

With its two wing-mounted MG-17 machine guns and single rear-facing 7.92 mm weapon the Stuka was woefully inadequate in the face of the heavily armed and maneuverable RAF fighters. In one day alone (Aug. 18), British planes shot down 18 Stukas. In fact, a total of 59 of the dive-bombers were destroyed in aerial combat during the summer of 1940. As expected, the Luftwaffe soon pulled its Ju 87s frontline service.

“Soldiers of the Sky,” 1940, Nickolas Muray. | 22 Of The Most Important Photographs In The World

22 Of The Most Important Photographs In The World

Soldiers of the Sky, 1940 by Nickolas Muray As well as being a top Madison Avenue advertising photographer, Muray created wartime propaganda images. He was also an Olympic fencer, representing the US, and famously had a relationship with Frida Kahlo

Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. He flew P-40 fighters, “Spitfire” and P-47. Altogether during the war shot down 28 German planes. Later, during the Korean...

United States' Republic Thunderbolt fighter ace Francis Gabby Gabreski from Oil City, Pa.What a shame.

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