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RBAF 161st Waterplane Squadron


Arado Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 3 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943

Arado Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 5 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943

Arado Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 7 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943

Arado Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 8 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943

Arado Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white11 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943

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MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 3 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943
MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 5 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943
MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 7 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943
MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 8 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943
MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn white 11 Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943
MB Ar 196A-3 Bulgarian Air Force 161st waterplane sqn Black Sea area Chaika Bulgaria 1943 V0A

HISTORICAL NOTES:
Despite the fact that Bulgaria did not declare war on the Soviet Union, the only European Axis country not to do so, Soviet "shtuka" attack submarines, as well as torpedo boats frequently assaulted Axis ships, layed miness and bombarded Bulgarian ports. In early 1943 the Tsardom of Bulgaria purchased 12 Ar-196A-3 floatplanes to replace its aging Letov S-328s,He-42s and He-60s, used to escort Blgarian and Axis convoys in the Black Sea. These ex-German Arados that were completely overhauled by German factories in late 1942. The planes, bearing white numbers, were assigned to 161-во водосамолетно ято (161st waterplane squadron) at the Chaika waterway. Their task was mainly to hunt for submarines. The planes were in active war-time duty until Autumn 1944, and served in the Bulgarian Air Force until the late 40's.
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