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As far as possible photographs that are not mine are posted here with permission; thank you to all contributors to 'Jet & Prop', especially photographers Tad Dippel, Neil Cotten and Nico Charpentier, the editor of the magnificent 'Avions' magazine Michel Ledet and Jean-Yves Lorant, author, researcher and archivist at the Service Historique de la Défense, Paris. Images from the IWM and Roger Freeman collections are published here under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Licence. Occasionally some images on this site have been 'reposted' from facebook or ebay. They are used non-commercially in an educational context to depict historical events. If such is deemed necessary they can be removed on simple request. Contact me at falkeeins at aol.com. All rights reserved.
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