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Daiichidoku
08-11-2005, 09:00 PM
ok, a crew chief cant lament that "his" ship came back with damage....he's glad that his ship returned at all, in spite of the best efforts of the pilot....

please use this thread and contribute pics of battle damage to ac of any type

aerial gun or flak damage
not-so-good-landings
accidents/collisions
mechanical/airframe/engine failures

Pirschjaeger
08-11-2005, 09:30 PM
Nice idea http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'll see what I have but at the moment I'm sort of working. Does crashlanded count?

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-11-2005, 09:34 PM
Does "on the way down" count? Something tells me there would be lamenting going.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-11-2005, 09:46 PM
Do fighers count also? or are you just looking for bombers.

Dude, I'm German, I need rules! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

ClnlSandersLite
08-12-2005, 03:23 AM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/ColonelSandersLite/damage.jpg

I can't remember the story about this one too well. I do remember however that this plane managed to fly a couple hundred miles home.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/ColonelSandersLite/p38damage1.bmp

Story:
One personal experience enabled Hoelle to describe the durability of the aircraft. Hoelle was strafing trucks and tanks, and in the process, he collided with a telephone pole. Hoelle was still in the air and had to engage full rudder and ailerons just to maintain level flight. Deploying full flaps allowed for better control, and enabled him to gain altitude. The rest of his flight flew as escort, and managed to fly 360 miles to get home safely.

Hoelle describes his feeling for the P-38 as, "I'll take fighter duty and the P-38 every time. I meant it then and I wouldn't change a thing today."

As a side note, I read somewhere else that the telephone pole was cut in half.

F19_Olli72
08-12-2005, 03:58 AM
heres some:
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/B-17%20battle%20damage%201.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/B-17%20battle%20damage%203.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/B17u.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/Halifax%20II%20%20%20MZ559%20at%20Old%20Buckenham% 20-%203%20Sep%20'44%20after%20being%20hit%20by%201,00 0lb%20bomb%20over%20Venlo%20%202.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/RAF%2037Sqn%20Liberator%20'V%20Victor'%20-%20now%20on%20the%20ground%20-%20crew%20inspects%20the%20damage%20-%2016%20Mar%20'45.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/6.jpg

And the last one, a Halifax fuselage replacement: Note the serial numbers on the fuselages
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/Halifax%20II%20%20%20MZ559%20gets%20a%20new%20fuse lage%20at%20Old%20Buckenham%20after%20being%20hit% 20by%201,000lb%20bomb%20over%20Venlo%20on%20-%203%20Sep%20'44.jpg

VF-29_Sandman
08-12-2005, 05:44 AM
the p-38 took a 20mm aaa round while on a airstrike on a japanese held island..i belive at iwo. that hole u see in the wing is about 2' in diameter. needless to say, the 4 hour flight home for the pilot was very unnerving. managed to bring it back home in 1 piece tho.

Daiichidoku
08-12-2005, 12:32 PM
yes, PIRSCH, crash ;andings fine

on the way down, in flames or not, fine

fighters, bobmers, anything, tho primarily WWII stuff

oh, and....another RULE for you....send 1000$ to me

Ankanor
08-12-2005, 12:36 PM
Who says we're going to adhere to ALL rules? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

berg417448
08-12-2005, 01:07 PM
€œThe P-47 that Lt. Richard P. Sulzbach (346th Sq) was flying when he pulled up too late and €˜mushed€ it into a forest while making a strafing pass on a vehicle park on the edge of Lake Garda, in the Italian Po Valley, in April 1945. He came out of the €˜woods€ over the lake and found that his bird was still flying so he hung on and was able fly it 120 miles back to Pisa and land safely. "

http://www.web-birds.com/12th/350/350th-02.jpg

Jaws2002
08-12-2005, 01:24 PM
One Mk108 shell detonated inside a spitfire fuselage. British test.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/pwnspitfire.jpg

berg417448
08-12-2005, 01:25 PM
http://www.micom.net/oops/B-24nose-down.jpg

Jaws2002
08-12-2005, 02:01 PM
B-17 got a direct flak hit in the nose over Budapest. Five crew members made it out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/b17.jpg

berg417448
08-12-2005, 06:27 PM
http://www.lanpartyworld.com/ww2/files/damage/mossiedamage1.gif

berg417448
08-12-2005, 06:29 PM
http://www.lanpartyworld.com/ww2/files/damage/Ju_65.jpg

Pirschjaeger
08-12-2005, 08:25 PM
I sent the thousand dollars, expect it anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

This 109 obviously made it back. Look at the hits in the fuselage. The pilot was lucky since it looks like the fuel tank was missed by only a few hairs.

http://photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/?action=view&current=109gtrops.jpg

Considering the position of the He111 and the contour of the land, I'd say it came to a hard stop.

http://photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/?action=view&current=He111downs.jpg

Here's a Hs 129 in it's last moments.

http://photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/?action=view&current=Hs129.jpg

Fritz

berg417448
08-12-2005, 09:04 PM
No! that is obviously one of the modified versions of the109 that was lightened for higher performance! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

wayno7777
08-12-2005, 09:31 PM
Fritz, your pics aren't showing up...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/He280-V3-3s.jpg
These two are of Robert S. Johnson's P-47 that he wrote about in "Thunderbolt"...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/NotMyTurn3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/NotMyTurn2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/HE129crash.jpg