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The straight-armed Balkenkreuz (bar cross), which is a stylized version of the Iron Cross, was the emblem of World War II Wehrmacht-Heer, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine.

It was first adopted in mid-April 1918 by the Luftstreitkräfte of World War I Germany, only about a week before the death of Manfred von Richthofen, and used from that time to the end of World War I, and its use resumed, with new standardized dimensions from the beginning of the Third Reich's Luftwaffe in 1935, to the end of World War II in Europe. The Luftwaffe would use two specifications for the Balkenkreuz, one with narrower white "flanks" on upper wing surfaces, and one with wider white "flanks" beneath the wings and on the fuselage sides of German military aircraft.

Taken at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Sally B'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 May 2012 - 12:08 PM
Focal Length:16.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Balkenkreuz
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:7 Dec 2012 - 5:55 PM
Tags:Aeroplane, Balkenkreuz, Fighter plane, Fuselage, Imperial war museum duxford, Luftwaffe, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Transport, Ww2
Votes:11

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:37 PM

Nice and graphic this one.

Best Matt

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 12:25 AM

Thank you for this excellent history lesson!

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