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PatmygroinB OP t1_j5vzyga wrote

I saw a comment that said the Nazis knew the war was over when American planes started flying unpainted, because planes were being made faster than paint.

The truth is; it was intentional, and it made them faster and lighter, giving the unpainted planes an all around advantage


DarkNinjaPenguin t1_j5wapjy wrote

And also, at that point they weren't really bombing allied airfields any more, so the camouflage paint schemes to make aircraft harder to spot on the ground were unnecessary.


lisiate t1_j5wvfrc wrote

I imagine seeing the Americans air-dropping pianos to keep their troops entertained would have been quite the morale killer as well.


BananaLee t1_j5xb6z2 wrote

On the other front, the navy had a barge whose job was just making ice cream for the troops


seakingsoyuz t1_j5yzohx wrote

reads article,

Oh, they had parachutes attached. That’s much less fun.


UnassumingAnt t1_j5zahlc wrote

Americans asserting dominance by just dropping pianos onto German troops could have ended the war even sooner.


schmyle85 t1_j60o1at wrote

Piano gets dropped on a German officer, he crawls out from under it with a big bump on his head and piano keys for teeth


seakingsoyuz t1_j5zgcdj wrote

There’s an RAF and RCAF tradition of burning pianos at social functions, so I was actually willing to believe that it was a destructive air-dropping.


PatmygroinB OP t1_j5yq9oo wrote

Or the ice cream Barges, or the candy and smokes in the field kit


pass_nthru t1_j626b9r wrote

the officers get lucky strikes, the enlisted have to make do with raleigh’s


Flying_Dustbin t1_j5wvsik wrote

Oddly enough there at least one German pilot, Kurt Gabler, who went with the natural metal finish on his Bf-109G-6 in an effort to intercept De Havilland Mosquitos.