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#1 Smolders

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:50 AM

Heard the word "Abshush" (SP?) at one time or another and tried finding it on line for a definition..was about to give thinking I am misremembering the word when during an old film about the Star of Africa the piloten downs an aircraft and yells "Abshush!" the subtitles translated it as "bulls eye" but the google translate doesn't agree with the translation...long story longer...what does this word translate to?

 

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#2 Lipfert

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

Smolders,

 

I do remember that, I just need to find this book for the Luftwaffe.

 

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#3 Britchot

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 02:48 PM

“Anschluss” means connection. Could it also mean direct hit, or bullseye?

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 03:54 PM

hmm.... don't know what this word should be, maybe you heard "Abschuss" which means either "The launch" (of a rocket) or "The Kill" (of an enemy plane)....


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

hmm.... don't know what this word should be, maybe you heard "Abschuss" which means either "The launch" (of a rocket) or "The Kill" (of an enemy plane)....

Now that would make more sense!

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:07 PM

Hiya Smol'd ,,, back in the Ice Age (IL-2 Forgotten Battles) some of us would call out "Abschuss" when we downed zee indianers. Sometimes "Horrido". Same meaning.

 

military (von Flugzeugen) das Zerstören von Flugzeugen durch Raketen o. Ä

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30 Tote bei Abschuss eines Militärflugzeugs30 die as military plane is shot down

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

I've also heard "Treffer" for hits on an enemy however, that directly translates to hits in English.
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#8 Klaiber

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

Etzel and Sturtz are correct.  They're yelling Abschuss.

 

Here is a list of other Luftwaffe slang that people have compiled, with a few links inside: https://forum.axishi...hp?f=49&t=26918


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:05 PM

Now that I’ve seen it written out, that is what they called the markings on the tail. “Abschussmarkierung”
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#10 Smolders

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:57 AM

awesome fellows thank you!!! Sorry for the horrible spelling of the word Abschuss!!!






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