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June 23, 2010

Been laggin on Aircraft posts...

Junkers Ju 88's on the line

Model of the XZV Salmon
THE Judas Goat

1 comment:

Sideburn Magazine said...

Hi Dave
I saw the polka dot bomber and thought, that's weird, then tonight I was looking up a phrase i'd read in Ralph Steadman's book about Hunter S Thompson ('The Joke's Over) and came up with this.

The phrase (Judas goat) was also used in World War II by the 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator crew members. Each bomb group employed a war-weary bomber known as a formation or assembly ship. These aircraft were brightly painted and decorated with individual psychedelic colors in stripes, checkers, or polka dots enabling easy recognition by their flock of bombers in order to form up from various airbases over England and fly strategic bombing missions over Europe.

Every day's a school day with Sideburn and Chopper Dave. GI