German A/C Markings on Boxes

Could anybody tell me the date when manufactures stopped putting swastikers
on boxes please?. Just discussing it with my better half while talking about
the old Airfix P51B "The Hun Hunter Texas" and the row of victory markings
under the cockpit.
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Rory Manton
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Must have been some time after those lot in that space of land that was put in place to keep the Germans and the French and westward allies apart, got above their station and started telling everyone what to do just a few years ago.
The only aircraft I remember from the Airfix range not to have a swastika on the tail was the old Ju87D but other model Axis aircraft still had them on. The swastika is now a banned symbol (apologies to the Hindus) and we did have an "eBay bans swastika in kits being sold" thread early this year.
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Ban the symbol and there is an end to all wars. Yeah, right!
Richard.
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Richard Brooks
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few years
Fundamentally incorrect statement. Noboby told anybody anything really. Read your link below properly
The only place where the Swastika is generally banned is in Germany. The kit, and to some extent decal, manufacturers decided to play it 'better safe than sorry'. At the time of maunfacture they have no idea to which, if any, countries the kit is being exported, and those countries' view on the Swastika. The view is not necessarily only legal, it is often PR, manufacturers do not want to be associated with displaying Swastikas in toystores.
Anders
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Anders
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I'm pretty sure the Red Star has seen more bloodshed than the swaika, and the hinomaru is red becuase of the blood spilled on it. Funny how noone gets upset over that. Or Mussolini's facisiti markings.
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Gray Ghost
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It seems to depend on what the country suffered under. Italy has banned fascisti markings, and Hungary both the Swastika and the Red Star.
Anders
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Anders
Well...the "Red Star" is communist/socialist...so that is "good" to most of those who complain about the Swastika. And most of those who do such complaining, have no idea what is meant by the terms "hinomaru" or "facisiti".
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Greg Heilers
Is there anybody left out there that knows that the red star was one of the first markings on US military aircraft?
Tom
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Maiesm72
Or aware of the 45th Inf. Regt's emblem *before* the thunderbird?
:o)
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Greg Heilers
Yep....
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Al Superczynski
Note: The national markings, including the WW2 German cross, are not banned. The swastika was the symbol of the Nazi party.
Jack G
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Jack G
I know that it wasn't band as such ,just manufacturers stopped putting it in ther boxes but when did this happen?
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Rory Manton
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Depends on the manufacturer, but atleast 20 years ago.
Anders
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Anders
I have Lindberg and Revell kits from the sixties that don't have swaztikas. They were obviously marketing in Germany at that point. Late sixties and most of the seventies things took an upswing and you could get swaztikas in most kits. Around the late eighties and nineties the politically correct started rearing their ugly heads. I think the split swaztika as Hasegawa does it is the best solution. hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
Or that a lot of RAF planes had the Swasticka on them between the two world wars? I think it was something like a geografical thing, but it seems that Hawker Hinds Harts etc. in the middle East used it.
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Claus Gustafsen
You remember it first hand? ;+) Kim M
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Royabulgaf
About the same time the Bars and Stars were removed from the roof of the General Lee, Dixie was banished from radio stations and you couldn't get your favorite NASCAR driver kitted if his sponsor was beer or tobacco. Mid 1980s or there abouts is when the ugly head of PC started popping up on my radar.
WmB
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WmB
it would also be nice to have affordable decal sheets. the only swastika sheet i saw was $19. ouch.
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uff
hah! even i am not that old. i remeber seeing photos first hand. wizze guy.
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uff
i first noticed pc in the 60's when women started being vocal about being called chicks and other things. it seems to have gone waaaay overboard, making it a very american phenom.
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uff

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