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Luftwaffe over Finland
« on: December 04, 2015, 09:01:25 PM »


This superb illustrated series books charts the rise and fall of the German Air Force from 1939 to 1945. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew. This title explores the German air war on the Northern Front. The Fins were active allies of the Germans in their war against the Soviets and allowed the Luftwaffe considerable freedom in its operations over Russia. Although conditions in the north were harsh, the Luftwaffe quickly adapted to the region and carried out a series of key operations over Russia between 1941 and 1944. The Luftwaffe over Finland presents the men and the aircraft used in this campaign, mostly from Luftflotte 1 and Luftflotte 5. The outstanding collection of photographs includes almost every type the Luftwaffe flew from Finland - from Ju 87 dive bombers and Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighters to coastal patrol and transport units - as well as some of the pilots.

Air War Over Finland 1939 to 1945 (Documentary with rare footage)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_a2RhOcZ3U


Suggestion for Rule Change:
Can we please remove the german restriction of finland and norway (Finnmark)?
Having such a territory restriction rule makes no sense. We have it nowhere else at all and is pretty ahistorical.

The Finish rule itself affecting the finish troops is fine and pretty accurate.

1. Kirkenes (Finnmark) was one of the many bases for the German Kriegsmarine and the Airbase of the Luftwaffe's Jagdgeschwader 5.
    So adding Kirkenes & a port would be useful too
2. During the Continuation War (1941-1944) the Germans had around 220,000 troops in Finland that were not Mountains Units only.
3. Germany was granted access to the finish airbases starting 1941. Hundreds of Luftwaffe planes were in Finnland for attack & defense missions.
    And Bombers that attacked Leningrad & other bombing operations in russia flew to finish airbases to refuel.
4. The finish also had an airforce and had air superiority in 1941. Over the war the finish aircrafts shot down a lot of russian aircrafts with small losses.

If we don't want introduce finish aircrafts the Luftwaffe can symbolize that too. (They got a lot planes from Germany also for their own pilots)
The got also alot of german 88's for Air defense against russian Bombers attacking the capital

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Re: Luftwaffe over Finland
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 02:12:05 AM »
How would you like the rules regarding Finland changed? 

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Re: Luftwaffe over Finland
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 03:04:33 AM »
I would

- Lift all restrictions for germans on finish territories. There was no such restriction. The axis had free Hand. Anyways if you put too much troops into the North, you will miss them on other frontlines

- Keep the restrictions rules for the Finish Army. (Can only attack adjacent territories until leningrad is captured or russians attack finish territories)

- Remove the Mountain only Unit restriction on finnmark. We have it in no other Territory.

- Add a 5 Port to Kirkenses in Norway. (Finnmark)

  The raid on Kirkenes and Petsamo (Operation EF) took place on 30 July 1941 during the Second World War. The British Fleet Air Arm launched this unsuccessful raid from the aircraft carriers HMS Victorious and Furious to inflict damage on merchant vessels owned by Germany and Finland and to show support for Britain's new ally, the Soviet Union.

- Add a rule that germany can rail 1 Unit each turn through sweden for free between
Germany - Finland - Norway  for free once Norway is axis occupied and Finland is Axis.

If either Oslo or Helsinki is no longer axis .. Sweden would no longer allow it.
Sweden allowed the Germans to use their railways to Transport Troops , ammo , heavy artillery , AA guns ,  communications and supply to norway & finland.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 08:12:47 AM by Darkman »