Luftwaffen Museum at Gatow Revisted.

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Smudger Jnr, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I was reading the local free paper this morning and saw an article relating to a new exhibit at the Luftwaffen Museum at Gatow.

    There is a new Exhibition on the West Allied Fliers who were P.O.W.s.

    The Highlight is a replica of the glider built at Colditz.

    Thought others would like to see the glider, which Looks very impressive.

    When a similar Exhibition was put on at the IWM in London I visited the Museum, but fail to remember the wing and Body coatings.

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  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Is this the flying replica that featured in a TV documentary a few years ago that was flown from the roof of Colditz?
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I do not think so as it Looks like it has never been used. No battle scars so to speak.

    I believe the glider was made specially for the documentary.

    Didn't it Crash land in the documentary causing a lot of damage?

  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Thank you for posting Tom

  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    It's huge and has the worst camouflage I've ever seen.

    How on earth did they keep that hidden in a maximum security prison.

  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Just arrived back from another trip and here are a few photographs.

    On Arrival there was part aircraft taped off on a grass area.

    Nothing to say what it was, but on the 7-8th of September there is annual Bundeswehr Reservist Day with lots of things going on, including various rescue organisations.

    I therefore think that this could just be a disater scenerio in the making.

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    The next photograph is part of a Flying Fortress tail plane
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    This is a photograph of a Lancaster Propeller Blade with several holes and other damage, together with a typical parachute.
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    This is a photograph of an RAF Silk Escape map of Europe.
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    An RAF Tunic.
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    A German Warning Poster regarding Escape attempts.
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    Uniform of Wolfram Von Richthofen (Red Baron's Brother)
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