Hijack the German Messerschmitt: real stories of World War II


When it comes to hijacking vehicles, the most common example is cars. Another thing when the question is about wartime. The very concept of "hijacking military equipment in wartime" may seem far-fetched. But in fact, there were cases, and, what is especially interesting, there were cases of hijacking of combat aircraft.


It’s one thing when the enemy’s plane is taken as a trophy - for example, at a busy airport. Another thing is when the situation unfolds as a real special operation, which can be called daring.

The episodes of the Great Patriotic War related to the theft of the German Messers (Messerschmitt aircraft) are described by the Sky Artist channel dedicated to aviation.

It is noted that 8 Messerschmitt fighters were at the disposal of the Red Army in fully operational condition. It seems unbelievable, but история says that everything really happens in war.

Not without cases of battle fraternity on the part of those who, being in the service of Nazi Germany, sympathized with the Red Army.

About hijacking German planes in more detail - in the video:

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  1. Lipchanin April 18 2020 06: 27 New
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    Nothing like that. Interesting
    1. Malyuta April 18 2020 07: 26 New
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      its Soviet component channel lFor those who are interested in aviation and especially its Soviet component, the presented VO channel is simply recommended.
  2. K-50 April 18 2020 11: 07 New
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    Suffice it to recall the hijacking of the fascists "Junkers Yu-88" with the Vau-1 missile guidance station by the pilot Devyatayev and his comrades, at which they escaped from fascist captivity. soldier
    1. John22 April 18 2020 22: 29 New
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      Henkel hijacking - 111 Devyatayev was with a group of comrades. Yu-88 was not.
      1. K-50 April 19 2020 07: 35 New
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        Quote: John22
        Henkel hijacking - 111 Devyatayev was with a group of comrades. Yu-88 was not.

        Well, maybe Heinkel. The main thing is that it seems to me that a group to hijack a bomber is much more difficult than a fighter. Moreover, the option of persecution could greatly affect the result.
  3. Sklendarka April 18 2020 12: 10 New
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    The most important of the arts is the movie and ... the circus.
  4. DrVintorez April 19 2020 14: 41 New
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    Makarych, take the device! in, waved without looking!
  5. RusGr April 19 2020 19: 22 New
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    Would many be able to?
  6. Gato April 19 2020 22: 36 New
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    Well, they’re talking about poor preparation of Soviet pilots. I understand that a pilot must fly on everything that he can fly and a little on what he cannot fly in principle. But, jumping into a completely unfamiliar car, starting up, taking off, leaving for your own and, ideally, landing a plane so that your own ones aren’t shot down yet, is just beyond skill and luck.