Talk:Luftwaffe

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"Doctrinally advanced"?[edit]

At present, the first para includes this:

"the Luftwaffe was reformed on 26 February 1935 and grew to become one of the strongest, most doctrinally advanced, and most battle-experienced air forces in the world"

I have no idea what is meant here by "doctrinally advanced" - in what "doctrines" were they apparently showing their skills?Thomas Peardew (talk) 09:43, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Aah, I see - text by someone whose first language isn't English. I think "doctrine" etc throughout should be "tactics" Thomas Peardew (talk) 09:46, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
So should it be changed to something like "tactically [or "strategically"] most sophisticated"? Alfietucker (talk) 10:58, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Why is there still two separate Luftwaffe articles?[edit]

When I click on Luftwaffe for Infrared homing (redirected from heat-seeking missile) it directs me to the 1935-1945 German Luftwaffe. Can we just merge the two already? There is no reason I should be redirected to the Nazi era air force for heat-seeking missiles. I couldn't be the only one surprised when a eagle with a swastika showed up when I thought I was being directed to the Luftwaffe

(Please sign your posts, thanks) The use of two articles for what a separate things was decided upon after some discussion that term Luftwaffe was more related in English to the Second World War entity, thus the modern Air Force is at German Air Force. All you need to do is correct the link in the article you were looking at. MilborneOne (talk) 18:37, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

War crimes mostly missing.[edit]

The current article is devoid of any mention of war crimes(besides brief mention of human experiments) such as terror bombing or strafing civilians. This needs to be amended.--MyMoloboaccount (talk) 15:28, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

If you have some referenced info to add please do so. What you added to the intro is a no-go. Strafing civilians, as said as it is, was done by almost every air force of WW2 (not easy to spot the difference to soliers from a fast moving plane), the "terror bombing" the Luftwaffe is often accused to have done was also done by the RAF and USAAF (the latter more in firebombing raids on Japan). --Denniss (talk) 16:51, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
The info on medical experiments is already in the text, so to the extent that the lede summarizes the main body of the article, at least that should be mentioned. I'm also pretty sure that the strafing of civilians was not "done by almost every air force of WW2", at least not on the same scale, and not on purpose (the whole point is that they did spot the difference and attacked purposefully). Volunteer Marek  18:41, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Surhone, Timpledon, Marseken[edit]

Sources written by Surhone, Timpledon, Marseken need to be double checked (and possibly deleted) as per VDM Publishing § Wikipedia content duplication. Ihaveacatonmydesk Ihaveacatonmydesk (talk) 21:33, 29 October 2014 (UTC)