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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: July 26, 2004 06:01 pm
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I am once again off topic, (that's why i write on this forum). In his memoirs the famous Stuka pilote HU Rudel is speaking that at the beggining of Barbarossa campaign he and his coleagues saw many bombers on different Soviet airfields. Some were "obsolete Martins"; so i was wanderring which Martin??? Should it be the Baltimore that the French had??? Or another type??? I know that the memoirs aren't a very accurate source but who knows...

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Dénes
Posted: July 26, 2004 06:34 pm
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The so-called 'Martin bomber' was, in fact, the Soviet twin-engine SB.
It's name originated from the Spanish civil war, where the Republicans originally thought the "Natashas" being supplied by the USA, hence the nick-name 'Martin bomber'.

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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: July 26, 2004 07:55 pm
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Wow Denes, very interesting. Now i understand why he was talking about obsolete aircraft. A BIG thank you!!!!

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