It's the first time I've read a politically sensitive thread on this
newsgroup where the responses are sensible, informative and above all,
humourous. Well done, everybody - keep it up.
Just wondering - does the "ban" on swastikas also cover the Finnish
use of the symbol? I don't recall seeing any aircraft model kits with
Finnish markings being banned, even though the symbol is identical -
just blue instead of black! Just goes to show what a load of bullsh*t
the whole deal is.
Sorry about starting a "new" thread - for some reason, my laptop won't
retrieve the original thread when I go to post a reply.
Actually, I do remember seeing some box art for a Finnish aircraft
(Hasegawa?) that had a blue cross vice swastika. Somewhere, I've got
(IIRC) an old Revell Ju 88 or Do 17Z in 1/72nd that had some odd
variation of the Finnish markings, too, I just can't remember what it
was (struck by another "senior moment").
Good question. I just had E-bay take down two of my auctions that I put
up Sunday because of hakenkreuze on the tails. I'm wondering if I put
up any Finnish models that I'll have the same problem.
The funny thing is I've sold quite a few Luftwaffe kits and models in
the past year and they all had the no-no on them. They must have some
guy grazing through the auctions looking for something to pick on and I
got lucky this time. :(
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Yes. I have a Sopwith Camel with Blue Rider markings for Latvia and
they're (HORRORS!!!) rotated. I've seen the new markings but I can't
remember what form they take. They're probably red 7 white in colour.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Swastika was demanded to be removed from aircrafts by allied "control
commission" during 1945. It was replaced with same roundel that FAF/FDF use
nowadays. Swastika is still used - as it was only to be removed from
aircrafts - in various objects: squad insignia, flags, badge of honors, etc.
Il2 FB shows the Finnish a/c with the post continuation war roundels,
not the harkiristi.
IF the Swastika/hakenkrueze gets banned, the harkairisti is probably
doomed also, at least in the EU.