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Old Aug 23, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Nobody puts swastikas on Stiks. The only place for those is on scale aircraft that were used by the Nazi party during WWII because they're era-authentic markings, almost like the hot women on P-51s (I think America did it better).

The iron cross (Maltese cross) is something totally different. It's just the basic marking for Luftwaffe aircraft (German air force). Still in use today, though it's acquired more of a straight-edged "+" shape versus the sort of flared look we see on planes from the early 20th century.

I'm not actually sure where the basic Stik concept came from, but evidently it's German in origin and evidently someone liked the color red. I'm sure there's some history somewhere behind it.
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