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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Air recognition flags
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:43 PM UTC
What was the size of the air recognition flags you see draped over the backs of panzers early on? One source I saw said 3 foot by 8 foot. Another said that was odd for a German flag but gave no additional info.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:18 AM UTC
Did you see this ?

https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/de%5Egvrd.html

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Interesting. I'd seen that second type but thought they were a hoax. Unfortunately the article did not have the dimensions.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC
One of the pictured panels in the linked page above is about 3 ft by 6 ft.

Some period pics :

http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?t=14304

Looks like different variants were used...

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Merci.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
Nice reference. Thanks for sharing Frenchy.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:12 PM UTC
Did the Spaniards use air recognition flags during their civil war?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
I dont know about flags but the Nationalists painted black crosses on the tops of their turrets, usually on a white background.