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The.Tyke
01-25-2008, 03:30 AM
Note the bullet holes in the top wing !

http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/aircraft/29977-english-aircraft.html

Capt.LoneRanger
01-25-2008, 03:43 AM
You mean this pic?

http://www.buddecke.de/au****er/ebay/englflug.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
01-25-2008, 03:44 AM
Doesn't work.

But I don't see any bullet holes.

The.Tyke
01-25-2008, 04:31 AM
You should be getting the pic OK

Capt.LoneRanger
01-25-2008, 04:46 AM
I can see the picture on the link but I cannot post the picture here (remote linking).

Nevertheless I don't see any bullet holes?

x6BL_Brando
01-25-2008, 05:23 AM
I saved the image onto my desktop for a closer look. It's hard to tell if the light spots around the upper wing are bullet holes, but a close in look seems to show several in various areas of the fuselage - the upper area of the C, the roundel, possibly the hump behind the cockpit. I think I noted about six or seven altogether.

It's worth noting that punctures in canvas are quite small on entry, rather similar to the effect of a bullet on the human frame. If the scout in the picture was attacked from the left side then little evidence would show. There's no telling where the rounds went after entry or what damage might have been caused. A fuel leak perhaps, or damage to a control pivot. Fear of fire might have prompted a landing in a no-parachute situation. We may never know

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The.Tyke
01-25-2008, 05:31 AM
It's worth noting that punctures in canvas are quite small on entry, rather similar to the effect of a bullet on the human frame. If the scout in the picture was attacked from the left side then little evidence would show. There's no telling where the rounds went after entry or what damage might have been caused. A fuel leak perhaps, or damage to a control pivot. Fear of fire might have prompted a landing in a no-parachute situation. We may never know

B

Good point ! possibly bullet holes in canvas would'nt show as open holes unlike metal.