need help with Luft. code...

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need help with Luft. code...

Joined: March 26th, 2012, 3:42 pm

March 12th, 2018, 4:26 pm #1

I have an Arado 231 with the code KK+BP
need to know the unit please. Thanks.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

March 13th, 2018, 3:01 pm #2

Since no one else has responded, here goes:

"KK+BP" was the 'Stammkennzeichen' (factory-assigned radio call letters, which the aircraft retained onits documentation, although it was usually painted-out / replaced with an 'Einheitskennung' - the unit's markings) of the Ar231V1. There were numerous examples of operational aircraft 'still' using their SKZ (Fi 156, Ju 52, some Ar 196s, etc., etc.)

'V' was for 'Versuchs' - indicating this is a factory-test airframe. Only a very very few of the Ar 231 were built, as on-the-water testing revealed they were rather delicate, and anything besides a glass-smooth sea state caused them trouble. I know of no operational use of these machines.

GRM
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Joined: March 26th, 2012, 3:42 pm

March 14th, 2018, 2:45 am #3

Thank you for the info (n/t).
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