[–] Donarudu_Toranpu 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

The Finnish airforce, which would do such outstanding service against the Soviets in the Winter War, adopted the swastika in 1918 when Eric von Rosen, a Swede, donated a plane to the newly created Finnish airforce and the plane arrived with von Rosen good luck sign, a blue swastika on it.

[–] shrink 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

which would do such outstanding service against the Soviets in the Winter War

Man, that reminds me of The White Death. Deadliest sniper known to modern history, and the guy never even used a scope, only ironsights. The dude really did some damage in his time. He even took an explosive round to the face and survived.

[–] Pissant 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I liked his reasoning on not using scopes, apparently using scopes requires you to raise your head a few centimeters higher. They also would fog up in cold water, and could give your location away if the sun hits it at the right angle.

[–] Cirzatkog5 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Latvia also used swastika (known in Latvian as Fire Cross or Thunder Cross) for their aircraft between the two World Wars.

Drawing here

Photo here

A lots of information on the history of aviation of Latvia here

[–] misterpoopybutthole 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

It's tradition, fuck everything else.

[–] Kill-Commies [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

[–] Cirzatkog5 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Right wing death squads!!!" REEEEE!!

[–] ToFat2Fish 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

This is pretty great maybe I'll adopt this Finnish flag

[–] Cirzatkog5 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Finland is not in NATO, but it it is in the EU. So you can have Finnish Air Force insignia on your t-shirt, and if anyone complains, just tell them this is an official logo in use in a EU country so buzz off.

[–] greenfascist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My grandfather flew for the nazis in WWII as a Finn. He said he was overjoyed with the opportunity to kill Russians.

[–] Thememeking 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

not sure if buddhist or neo-nazi

[–] Bmn003 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The swastika has a long history in a variety of cultures other than South Asian Buddhism. Thematic variations can be found as far as the British Isles or Japan. The reason the NSDAP choose it is precisely because it was a positive symbol representing luck and/or interconnectedness in so many different cultures.

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Probably neither.

[–] Cirzatkog5 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Neo-Nazi Buddhist flying warrior monks. :D

[–] JonReed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

'weeeeet