de Havilland DH-9A (Napier Lion): Those “Benign” 卐’s (II).

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A nice inflight pic of a Spanish DH.9A of the “Escuadrilla DH-9 Napier”, a unit that operated in the Sahara during the middle/late 20’s.The observer/gunner is obviously enjoying some fresh air.

Photo: José Warleta Carrillo’s archives.

Another de Havilland-Napier of the same unit,we can almost discern the Swastika behind its middle interplane struts: https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/de-havilland-dh-9a-napier-lyon-que-calo/

More nice 卐’s: https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/gloster-gladiator-mk-i-those-benign-%E5%8D%8Ds-i/

Zeppelin “Baby-Killers”: Serious Backfire.

Such was the outrage about Zeppelin’s raids that when the country was splashed with this kind of recruiting poster the answer was utterly massive.To this a gloomy Zeppelin German officer is said to have commented that he felt he had become….. ” a recruiting officer for the British armed forces”.

Another sublime recruiting aid: https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/zeppelin-bomber-one-down/

Hawker Hurricane: Human,Very Human.

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The Hurricane first saw Soviets’ land when the RAF 151 Wing arrived to Murmanks in 1941.That expeditionary force was sent to guard the vital harbours,to provide operational training there, and -more important- to show the British commitment with their Soviet allies. When that wing withdrew its Hurricanes remained there for Soviet use; further deliveries of Hurricanes and other aircrafts followed, the East Front devoured both men and material at a savage pace.

This poor reindeer seems to be too shell-shocked to move… or maybe it’s just wondering about  human’s madness.

Photo: Yevgeny Khaldei.

Avro Anson Mk.I: Mistaken Terror.

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Great piece of poster art in this Finnish example, sadly the author’s airmindedness was certainly lacking.That menacing aircraft should have been a Soviet type and not one from the Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish AF)… besides the 3 British Anson’s in service there were purchased in 1936 for bombing crew training.