Messerschmitt Bf.110

Messerschmitt Bf.110

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Sent by M.Zhirokhov
Author
Anatoli.F.Ignatiy

added 04 Jun 10:04

Al Rashyd (Baghdad), mid-May 1941. A Staffel-strength unit of Bf.110D-3s was committed to Sonderkommando Junck, the Luftwaffe undercover detachment supporting the revolt against the British in Iraq in 1941. These were machines from 4./ZG76 which had hastily received Iraqi markings upon their arrival in Mosul in mid-May 1941. After only two weeks of combat, the Germans departed for Syria by the end of May having lost no less than a dozen Bf 110s during their involvement in the Arab country. Some of these planes had a RLM79/RLM78 desert camouflage scheme, but others operated in Iraq in their standard continental 'Grauen' scheme, like this one. (Camouflage: RLM74 Graugrun/RLM75 Grauviolett upper surfaces w/ RLM76 Lichtblau undersurfaces).


Aircraft model

Bf.110

Operator

Icon_32_19 Iraq | Military

Aircraft

Messerschmitt Bf.110

Aviator

Drewes Martin

Messerschmitt Bf.110