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Why has the german airforce not got an historic flight like the raf
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Because it would have to have some aircraft types that would remind them of some not too nice parts of their history. Further Germany is far less interested in staging airshows in which that flight can take part. Furthermore it is now forbidden there to have something with one of the historically important parts of the colourscheme from that era.
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But a spitfire or b17 can go over to an airshow there in authentic markings?

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Lee606 wrote:But a spitfire or b17 can go over to an airshow there in authentic markings?


Not to mention the private stuff over there, like Max-Alpha Aviation's collection, or even the EADS '109. I think its more to do with what the Luftwaffe, and by extension the German Government itself is seen to promote. That's at a guess, anyway.

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Furthermore to what Tommy said, the Luftwaffe as it exists today was technically only formed after the fall of the Berlin Wall, prior to that the East German Air Force and West German Air Force were two separate entities of the same country.

By that reckoning the historic flight could consist of Phantoms and aging Tonkas...nit that that's a bad thing though
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Craig, the RAF is one of only a handful of air arms who operate a dedicated history flight. It is an added luxury which not many other nations enjoy. Also - as others posters have highlighted - a basic history lesson may showcase some events that the current German government probably don't wish to promote by operating aircraft of the time. As for the colour schemes comment, the swastika is a banned symbol in Germany and it therefore doesn't feature on any historic types based there.

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Ledhead27 wrote:the Luftwaffe as it exists today was technically only formed after the fall of the Berlin Wall, prior to that the East German Air Force and West German Air Force were two separate entities of the same country.
So, more than 25 years on, you still believe it was a unification instead of an ordinary take-over? :shock:
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Well when you put it like that that....
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I believe the Germans are the same as the Japanese.
Although alot of thier airmen were Fighters rather than excecutioners , they will always feel a need to apologise for thier countries past and not remember it.

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If you think Germany doesn't remember their past, we're obviously not thinking about the same country...
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They remember their past very much. They don't celebrate it.
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Better chosen words than I meant , thanks

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