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May 19, 2020

Junkers Ju 88 D-2, F9+14, flown by Royal Hungarian Air Force

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Junkers Ju 88 D-2, F9+14, flown by Royal Hungarian Air Force - Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő
1/1. Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron, Russia, May 1943

Additional informations:
In the fall of 1942 the MKHL (Royal Hungarian Air Force) received the first Ju 88 Ds, which were assigned to 1.1. Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron. The F9+14 had a standard RLM 70/71/65 camouflage with the original German markings painted over. On the vertical and horizontal tail the Hungarian insignia consisted of Red, White and Green were painted on. Remarkable are the non standard Hungarian White and Black crosses on the fuselage and wings. Parts of the previous Hungarian markings, which most likely were F9+16, were painted over with white outlined numbers. Same as the German planes on the eastern front the F9+14 had a yellow theatre markings.

References / profiles:

Krzysztof Janowicz, Junkers Ju 88 vol. II, Kagero, page 102
Brian Filley, Junkers Ju 88 in action Part 1, squadron/signal publications, inc., page 47 


The base drawing was made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.