captured DB-3F DB-25 of Luftwaffe

Updated on May 15, 2012
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Drawing by Tapani Tuomanen

This plane was captured by Germans and marked DB-25.

Here is DB-25 after some repainting; the light color is believed to be a rough layer of yellow to avoid friendly fire.

Aside with other three DB-3Fs (DB-22, 23, 24), DB-25 was purchased by Finns and delivered to them on 13 Oct 42 at Brjansk.

On the following day, the four planes were flown to Finland, but one (DF-22) was lost in an accident due to one engine.

See also: DF-25 in Finnish Air Force service