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1 year ago
ClintBarton
Hello, I have spent the week flying the Overberg coastline between Struisbaai and the mouth of the Breede River. On one flight my pax was a former manager of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and he pointed out a site close to Infanta and said that there was a small amount of wreckage from a Catalina on the shore. According to his sources a Catalina was involved in chasing a U-Boat in the area and cr
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1 year ago
ClintBarton
Hello, To kick things off I've got a pretty esoteric question: Can anyone tell me what the small-arms inventory of the standard operational u-boat was in 1942/43 in say a Type VII boat operating in the North Atlantic? This inventory would exclude the usual AA armament of 20mm cannon in single or multiple mounts or the less prevalent 13mm guns used on some boats, but would include pistols,
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1 year ago
ClintBarton
Hello, I have two kinds of Iron Cross 2nd class. What is the deal? I know that there were several makers and quality changed over time. I don't have a scanner, so I'll describe. They are both the same size(one might be a mm larger), but the length at the end of the arms is longer. This one has a squat looking crown on both sides and is heavier. The other "smaller", lighter
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