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Fw-190! Really now, someone needs to have his sim pilot certificate revoked, immediately.  As soon as I saw the cowling and landing gear I knew it was a T-6. I used to fly out of Van Nuys. It's where I got my pilots license. The Condor Legion is a group of T-6/SNJ owners who have their planes painted up in the various colors of WW2 air forces. Used to see them all the time. Too bad.

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Right! You have to love the way the press, not knowing anything about aviation, writes up these stories. The headline reads, "Vintage German Airplane explodes....." And then goes on to say that it's a North American SNJ.

1 minute ago, Gambit21 said:

Yeah, a bit sad, but not 190 sad.

 

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That last picture shows the airplane in one piece. It was probably still saveable at that point. But with traffic being what it is over there (Really, it's beyond words. You would think I was exaggerating), it took the fire department a long time to get there. I'm sure. 

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9 hours ago, Uufflakke said:

Doing your best to get colours matching and the emblems including the green heart bu no Swastika? :acute:

That is asking for problems.

 

It had a swastika on the tail. you just don't see it in any of the images from the crash.


Friend of mine does air to air shoots with that group quite often. Here is some pictures from an air shoot with the Condor Squadron in 2009.
http://www.vg-photo.com/airshow/memday2009/05252009.html

The plane in the crash is in some of the photos.


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6 hours ago, wheelsup_cavu said:

 

It had a swastika on the tail. you just don't see it in any of the images from the crash.


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This screen grab from the news report doesn't have a swastika on the tail ?

 

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I had never seen them flying without the swastikas but you are correct about this one not having one it seems. I found a picture from the 2013 Camarillo airshow of the aircraft involved in the crash and it wasn't sporting one then either.

 

https://www.air-and-space.com/20130817%20Camarillo/20130817%20Camaril_0885%20SNJ-4%20N7969C%20left%20side%20l.jpg

 

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