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Old 02-21-2021, 05:31 PM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
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Originally Posted by ken792 View Post

That would be the Avia S-199 from Czechoslovakia. It was a Bf 109 variant airframe with the engine and propeller from a Heinkel He 111.
I remember on one mission, Israeli Avias (Bf.109s) were escorting Israeli B-17s and were being attacked by Egyptian Spitfires! Now there is TRUE irony!!
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:29 PM
Calif-Steve Calif-Steve is offline
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Bad memory. You are right Czech aircraft.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:02 PM
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The Israelis also bought two hundred Swiss K31's...100 with scopes and 100 with target sights.

All done sub rosa, of course.

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Old 02-22-2021, 09:46 PM
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That's Good to know too. Those mounts were available not to long ago. But look at the cheek weld distance.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:05 AM
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Maybe he taught Pee-Wee how to PLAY with his "Stick"!!!!

Originally Posted by ChuckyPete View Post
Great documentary about this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abov...ond_(2014_film)

And an interesting side note is Paul Reubens’ (Pee-Wee Herman) father was one of the pilots: https://ew.com/article/2015/04/28/pa...nd-beyond-doc/
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:38 PM
slufstuff slufstuff is offline
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Interesting article. Years ago I had one of the third group FN Israeli Mauser's, as per the excerpt below.

"After Israel’s independence, in about 1951, the Israeli Defense Forces supplemented its stocks by purchasing Model 1930 rifles made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium. This constitutes the third major group of rifles. The FN/Israeli Model 1930 differs little from the standard K98, except for finger grooves in the solid stock, the shorter Model 1930 band spring, the left receiver marking “FAB. NAT.D’ARMES de GUERRE HERSTAL-BELGIQUE” and the Israeli Defense Forces crest on top of the receiver."
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