Sunday, 14 February 2010
Dewoitine D.520 Armée de l' Air de Vichy - D.520 cockpit -edit June 2015
Following the defeat of France and the end of the Westfeldzug the French were allowed to resume/continue production of the D.520 with Mers-el-Kébir prompting the Germans to maintain a Vichy air force deployed to defend and protect French colonial interests in North Africa which were of no interest to the Germans. Production was used only to replace Vichy Armée de l'Air losses, with the remainder going to the occupation forces for fighter pilot training.
Some nice D.520 views as seen on master194.com. Note the 'midnight blue' cockpit colour.
More Dewoitine D.520 posts on this blog
Vichy Air Force D.520s of GC III/6 en route to Syria 1941
D.520s of the French resistance - le groupe Doret
Dewoitine D.520 in the débacle
Tours airfield, June 1940