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GR142_Astro
11-16-2005, 07:35 PM
Here are 2 from the Color Image thread, let's get a long posting of amazing WW2 action shots. I know some folks on these boards have some deep image collections. Anyone have one of the Fw190 landing in the snow that you are just suuuure is going to nose over?

http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre7.jpg



http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Stuka's%20final%20dive.jpg

polak5
11-16-2005, 07:59 PM
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

GR142_Astro
11-16-2005, 08:00 PM
Awesome Polak5.

That's the stuff!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Badsight.
11-16-2005, 08:18 PM
body bags

http://xs55.xs.to/pics/05464/body_bags.gif

Badsight.
11-16-2005, 08:34 PM
standing on the prop

http://xs55.xs.to/pics/05464/bop.jpg

Owlsphone
11-16-2005, 08:52 PM
It takes some big ones to just hang out underneath that FW while its sitting like that.

theco
11-16-2005, 08:54 PM
This site has some GREAT color WW2 pics.

http://krieg.wallst.ru/frames/gallery.html

wayno7777
11-17-2005, 12:23 AM
Ok, dug these up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/B26-flak.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/dora.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/HeinkelHe111H-6Zwilling.jpg

Pirschjaeger
11-17-2005, 05:23 AM
Wayno, that first one is awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I have an account with photobucket. I have a few nice pics in there but seem to have forgotten how to post them correctly. I go to my account, click on the pic and a new window opens. Then I use the URL of that window. Is this right or wrong?

Fritz

Capt.LoneRanger
11-17-2005, 06:19 AM
Great pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Arcadiac/SPITF003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Arcadiac/bf109-gross-sw.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Arcadiac/All_American.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Arcadiac/193.jpg

mynameisroland
11-17-2005, 06:28 AM
Hey Capt.LoneRanger the one of the gunners view of the Bf 109 is a more modern pic and not WW2. The 109 seems to have a Merlin engine. Also I have seen the B17 one before and it was decided it was a poorly edited photo.

Great thread guys

Cheers

Capt.LoneRanger
11-17-2005, 06:54 AM
Sorry, mynameisroland, you're incorrect.

It was the "All American", directly after a 109 collided with it. I have a complete series with the walk around after it landed safely in Biskra, Algeria.

I'm not an expert on 109s, but the 109s with Merlins I saw so far had the cooler-openings above the exhausts, not under the nose !?

http://www.air-and-space.com/20050514%20Minter/DSC_0516%20HA-1112%20M1L%20NX109W%20left%20front%20l.jpg

Tgd_Voxman
11-17-2005, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by Badsight.:
body bags

http://xs55.xs.to/pics/05464/body_bags.gif

Badsight,

Those aren't body bags. That picture is the treasure trove of Nazi gold hidden in a salt mine in the village of Merkers. The allies discovered it in April of 1945. The total for the entire monetary, bullion and currency stored was recorded as $241,113,302.

Hydra444
11-17-2005, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.I think the 109 in the pic is either a Clara or Dora,not sure as I would have to see a side shot to be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BGs_Ricky
11-17-2005, 08:46 AM
http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/6410/u848208284b2yh.th.jpg (http://img346.imageshack.us/my.php?image=u848208284b2yh.jpg)

Teken from a B-24 (IIRC) attacking U-848. Look at the two guys trying to hide and at the one staring towards you....in a few moment they'll be dead. One of the most dramatic WWII shots I've ever seen.

IL2-chuter
11-17-2005, 11:32 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/IL2chuter/Hispano.jpg


This is Ranger's first Buchon. An Hispano Buchon with an Hispano Suiza V12. It underperformed so they switched to Merlin power.

That B-17 shot is the most published of several of that aircraft.

Capt.LoneRanger
11-17-2005, 11:48 AM
Thanks for the enlightment, chuter.

Got this one...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Arcadiac/All_American1.jpg

of the "All American", too. It's from the damage assessment after it landed.

LeLv44_Mangrove
11-17-2005, 11:54 AM
http://www.sodatkuvina.cjb.net/images/Talvisota/Rintama/4001AlasammuttuPolikarpovR_5.jpg

Polikarpov R-5 shot down by Finns in January
1940.

Saunders1953
11-17-2005, 12:05 PM
Hydra
I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.

Yes...check out the Fascist/Nationalist marking under its right wingtip--and the beret on the soldier at left.

Woof603
11-17-2005, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Wayno, that first one is awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I have an account with photobucket. I have a few nice pics in there but seem to have forgotten how to post them correctly. I go to my account, click on the pic and a new window opens. Then I use the URL of that window. Is this right or wrong?

Fritz

Go to the picture you want, then copy and paste into the forum the bottom of the three lines beneath the picture. That's the one that begins with IMG.

tomtheyak
11-17-2005, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Hydra444:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.I think the 109 in the pic is either a Clara or Dora,not sure as I would have to see a side shot to be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isnt it an Emil? The prop looks like tri blade to me..

Tater-SW-
11-17-2005, 12:59 PM
Wayno, the 2d image (dora.jpg) looks like a composite to me.

tater

ploughman
11-17-2005, 01:56 PM
What are the 'breasts' under both fuselages? Bombs or fuel tanks, or some sinister piece of Nazi technology? Not seen those before


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/HeinkelHe111H-6Zwilling.jpg

berg417448
11-17-2005, 02:48 PM
They look a lot like these German drop tanks to me:

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006001/misc/ft3.jpg

polak5
11-17-2005, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by tomtheyak:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hydra444:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.I think the 109 in the pic is either a Clara or Dora,not sure as I would have to see a side shot to be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isnt it an Emil? The prop looks like tri blade to me.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its a 109E1 as far as i can see, and yes it does look like a 3 bladed prop.

darkhorizon11
11-17-2005, 06:34 PM
Theres an amazing picture running around of B17 with its entire nose blown off the moment after being hit by flak. IIRC the nose is still in the pic just in front of the plane and the aircraft is still flying straight and level. Its quite a picture, a be-heading basically, I hope someone can throw it up! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

F0_Dark_P
11-17-2005, 07:39 PM
think someone have to bale his cockpit from water soon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Nahoj/me10932ip.jpg

anyway it looked rather scary, someone that knows anything about that photo?.., is he landing on a air base on a frozen lake etc and overshoot the landingstrip?

neural_dream
11-17-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by BGs_Ricky:
http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/6410/u848208284b2yh.th.jpg (http://img346.imageshack.us/my.php?image=u848208284b2yh.jpg)

Teken from a B-24 (IIRC) attacking U-848. Look at the two guys trying to hide and at the one staring towards you....in a few moment they'll be dead. One of the most dramatic WWII shots I've ever seen.
impressive photo

tigertalon
11-17-2005, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by polak5:
Its a 109E1 as far as i can see, and yes it does look like a 3 bladed prop.

Yes it's definitely early Emil, as far as I can tell it is E1, because of armament. E1 was armed with 4x7.92mm and here wing weapons seem to tiny for 20mm guns of later versions.

Impressive photo, ty for sharing.

SkyChimp
11-18-2005, 05:07 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/dora.jpg

The D-9s look superimposed on the photo.

stathem
11-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
Its a 109E1 as far as i can see, and yes it does look like a 3 bladed prop.

Yes it's definitely early Emil, as far as I can tell it is E1, because of armament. E1 was armed with 4x7.92mm and here wing weapons seem to tiny for 20mm guns of later versions.

Impressive photo, ty for sharing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, that pic is from the Spanish civil war iirc, I have it in a book about the same.

Feathered_IV
11-18-2005, 05:28 AM
I can't post these shots directly, but they are of a famous RAAF Anson collision. Both aircraft were locked together and still managed to make a safe landing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozcrashes/nsw144.htm

Feathered_IV
11-18-2005, 05:30 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention that the pilot of the top one was killed a short time later riding a bicycle.

nakamura_kenji
11-18-2005, 05:32 AM
how bottom pilot seem 0_0 no cokpit >_<

Heliopause
11-18-2005, 06:01 AM
Some Emils went to Spain before the armistice....

Anyway here some pics...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/G-50fin.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/TB-3color.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/SB-2Norway.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/FI-156Ambul.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/B-26US.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/B-26german.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/A-20Rus.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/HS-129Afrique.jpg

WOLFMondo
11-18-2005, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/dora.jpg

The D-9s look superimposed on the photo.

The nearest plane looks like a Dora and superimposed and the plane firing looks like a 109 but not sure its superimposed though.

BGs_Ricky
11-18-2005, 06:19 AM
Stalingrad
http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/1153/ant3aq.jpg

B-24
http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/92/b244450838714thsqn448thbgshotd.jpg

BSS_Goat
11-18-2005, 06:38 AM
Cool picture compliments of BGs_Ricky
"Of the original 330,000 men in the 6th Army, about 5,000 survived the war"
http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/1153/ant3aq.jpg
98.48 percent chance of dying
Only 1.51% survived

Feathered_IV
11-18-2005, 07:58 AM
how bottom pilot seem 0_0 no cokpit >_<


Everybody survived the collision they say http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-18-2005, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
Cool picture compliments of BGs_Ricky
"Of the original 330,000 men in the 6th Army, about 5,000 survived the war"
Odds are .0015 of surviving
99.9985% of getting killed or dying in captivity

My buddy's uncle was one of the lucky ones to survive. He claimed his survival was due to his size. He was quite a bit smaller than average. He also said the big guyz were dropping like flies.

There was enough food for him to barely survive but all the others died of disease, starvation, and st the hands of their captors.

Fritz

hotspace
11-18-2005, 08:08 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/Hot_Space/leavehitler.jpg

I was hated back then as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hot Space

BSS_Goat
11-18-2005, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
My buddy's uncle was one of the lucky ones to survive. He claimed his survival was due to his size. He was quite a bit smaller than average. He also said the big guyz were dropping like flies.
There was enough food for him to barely survive but all the others died of disease, starvation, and st the hands of their captors.

Fritz

I would love to hear his story as disturbing as it would be.

My figures were off
98.48 percent chance of dying
Only 1.51% survived

dizeee
11-18-2005, 01:52 PM
the death/survival rate isnt exactly true. out of the initial 250000-300000 tropps fighting around stalingrad, many where wounded during the early stages of the fighting, plus many wounded where flown out of the later kessel.

F16_Neo
11-18-2005, 02:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/F16_Neo/Misc/B-17bombrun.jpg
IIRC these pictures are from a combat camera film.
Can anyone verify this / link the movie??

LStarosta
11-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
think someone have to bale his cockpit from water soon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Nahoj/me10932ip.jpg

anyway it looked rather scary, someone that knows anything about that photo?.., is he landing on a air base on a frozen lake etc and overshoot the landingstrip?

Proofs that Jesus flew 109.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-18-2005, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/0011.jpg

The D-9s look superimposed on the photo.

Any better, your eyesight that is... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-18-2005, 04:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/00111.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif SkyPimp... Your such a card... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Tater-SW-
11-18-2005, 04:27 PM
I said the same thing before him (suggested it was a composite (screenshot)).

tater

Oilburner_TAW
11-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Hydra444:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.I think the 109 in the pic is either a Clara or Dora,not sure as I would have to see a side shot to be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are correct. Notice the insignia on the wing.

Edit: see other's have already pointed that out. Oh well, such a cool picture deserve's another look!

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-18-2005, 04:30 PM
I was wondering who was going to spot that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ARCHIE_CALVERT
11-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I said the same thing before him (suggested it was a composite (screenshot)).

tater

Can't see it...

polak5
11-18-2005, 04:58 PM
I went ahead and did some research on that spanish civil war 109. Apparently 20 109E-1's were made in time to meet the end of the spanish war.

"The Bf-109E-1 featured armament of four MG-17 7.9-millimeter machine guns, with two in the cowling and two in the wings. The cowling guns had 1,000 RPG, while the wing guns had 420 RPG. Twenty Bf-109E-1s were turned out in time to be sent to Condor Legion in Spain before the civil war ended in March 1939. By this time, Nationalist resistance was faltering, and the new fighters met little opposition. In the end, a total of some 200 Luftwaffe pilots served with the Condor Legion, obtaining combat experience that would make Germany's fighter pilots an elite in the campaigns to come. They left the twenty Bf-109E-1s behind for the Spaniards. "
http://www.vectorsite.net

polak5
11-21-2005, 12:10 AM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6281/untitled0lm.png

-HH-Dubbo
11-21-2005, 02:25 AM
Wow. Now there's some amazingly well-disciplined dogs. That would drive my dog mental

ploughman
11-21-2005, 02:39 AM
Kind've renders them a little uselsess though. Can't bite, can't smell, can't drool unless they want to drown in their own spit, can't sniff each others butts, can't hang off a rubber toy by their teeth, can't fetch downed water fowl, in fact they can't fetch anything at all, and they can't lick strangers.

Can sit looking sinister. Something tells me they're not digging it though.

Skarphol
11-21-2005, 04:28 AM
Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
think someone have to bale his cockpit from water soon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Nahoj/me10932ip.jpg


There are a few things with this image I find strange.
1. If I was to have a landing under these conditions I would have had my hood open in order to get out quickly, and in case the frame got bent during the landing, thus jamming the hood.

2. Note that the flaps appear to be in 'up' position, something that is undesireable during landing.

3. The elevator are fully down, indicating he is trying to push the nose down, not up.

4. A photographer would be very lucky to be in the right place at the right time during such a landing.

I think this pilot is trying to take off, and that the plane is at the start of the take-off run in very bad conditions.

Skarphol

BSS_Goat
11-21-2005, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by dizeee:
the death/survival rate isnt exactly true. out of the initial 250000-300000 tropps fighting around stalingrad, many where wounded during the early stages of the fighting, plus many wounded where flown out of the later kessel.

Just looking at that color picture made me think "I wonder how many of these soldiers survived" So after very little research I posted "Of the original 330,000 men in the 6th Army, about 5,000 survived the war" I did not mean killed at Stalingrad. I'm not sure if these are correct, do you have any other info?

Siwarrior
11-22-2005, 03:20 AM
nice pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hydra444
11-22-2005, 03:38 AM
Very informative and interesting all these photos are http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
11-22-2005, 03:46 AM
Hydra444. Re: your quote. I was watching a film (Woody Harrelson, about bowling???) once and Woody says to two drunken bums who're lounging around on the sidewalk.
"Hi guys, how's life?"
"Urghh. Taking for ever." Replied the bums.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-22-2005, 04:41 AM
The bit with the bull's milk was funny.

Nice pics here.

HotelBushranger
11-22-2005, 07:28 AM
Hudsons, something we desperately need in PF
http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/2626/hudsonformation1sqnraaf6pm.jpg
And not WW2 but I love this picture to bits
http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/4632/lhud11uw.jpg

SgtNathan
11-22-2005, 02:32 PM
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/9066/b17sinnariz4ym0gh.jpg
B17 without a cockpit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/1521/vov2116rx.jpg
Russins shooting at planes maybe?

SkyChimp
11-22-2005, 03:24 PM
http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/1521/vov2116rx.jpg

This was a later form of Russian Roulette. These guys would shoot up in the air after betting on who the bullets would land upon.

Abbuzze
11-22-2005, 03:32 PM
A HS293 launch.
http://www.luftarchiv.de/flugkorper/hs294_3.jpg

polak5
11-22-2005, 05:26 PM
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3823/bf1092swklein4jb.jpg

jensenpark
11-22-2005, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Wow. Now there's some amazingly well-disciplined dogs. That would drive my dog mental

Uh Dubb...having met your dog, I can say he is already long past that point. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

wayno7777
11-22-2005, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
Wayno, the 2d image (dora.jpg) looks like a composite to me.

tater
Could be, don't remember where I found that one....

wayno7777
11-22-2005, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I can't post these shots directly, but they are of a famous RAAF Anson collision. Both aircraft were locked together and still managed to make a safe landing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozcrashes/nsw144.htm

Definately what you would call flying united.....

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 01:55 AM
Don't know if you'd call this amazing, but it is a favourite of mine.
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/24.jpg

WTE_Ibis
11-23-2005, 02:54 AM
Sorry, I don't know the origin of this photo
but it is a Hurri I believe but whether it's Russian or British is unknown to me, although
judging by the haircut I'd have to guess British

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//37.jpg

.

KG26_Alpha
11-23-2005, 02:59 AM
Stalingrad city harbour area Summer 1942

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/alpha1/stalingradarch5.jpg

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 03:02 AM
Hs129

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/Hs129.jpg

Fritz

nakamura_kenji
11-23-2005, 03:05 AM
that capture russian armour car think look russian t-26 light tank turret be ^_^

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 03:06 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/He111downs.jpg

Fritz

ploughman
11-23-2005, 03:14 AM
That's cool. You can see bullet marks on the back of that He-111's propeller blades. Another thing that occurred to me is that English people (I'm presuming they're English, they sure look it) don't walk around with their hands in their pockets anymore. When did that stop?

HotelBushranger
11-23-2005, 03:32 AM
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4805/0001383738ug.jpg

Sturm_Williger
11-23-2005, 03:46 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
... Another thing that occurred to me is that English people (I'm presuming they're English, they sure look it) don't walk around with their hands in their pockets anymore. When did that stop?

In summer ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 04:08 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
That's cool. You can see bullet marks on the back of that He-111's propeller blades. Another thing that occurred to me is that English people (I'm presuming they're English, they sure look it) don't walk around with their hands in their pockets anymore. When did that stop?

July. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And yes, they are English. I always felt this photo was amazing considering the where they crash-landed. Look at how uneven the ground is and the position of the plane. The damage to the He111 is minimal considering the ground.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 04:10 AM
Sorry Sturm, I didn't see your post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Great minds, eh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

WTE_Ibis
11-23-2005, 04:23 AM
I say old chap that fellow in the centre of the photo looks like Prince Charles.

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:44 AM
Hurri in action Nth Africa
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/hawker_hurricane_mk_iid_Nth_Africe.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:47 AM
And this is for HBR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/kittyhawks80sqn0wi.jpg

mauld
11-23-2005, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/He111downs.jpg

Fritz

This is The first plane shot down over the British Isles a Heinkel 111, built at the Heinkel-Werke in Oranienburg in October, 1938. It crash-landed at Dumbie, near Dalkeith, in south eastern Scotland on October 28, 1939. Two of the crew survived while two others were killed during the attack, which is credited to Spitfires of 602 and 603 Squadrons.

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 12:25 PM
I always thought this was pretty interesting

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/CRASHED_bETTY_color2.jpg

No idea of the story behind it

polak5
11-23-2005, 12:48 PM
^^^^ nice pic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

blairgowrie
11-23-2005, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
That's cool. You can see bullet marks on the back of that He-111's propeller blades. Another thing that occurred to me is that English people (I'm presuming they're English, they sure look it) don't walk around with their hands in their pockets anymore. When did that stop?

July. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And yes, they are English. I always felt this photo was amazing considering the where they crash-landed. Look at how uneven the ground is and the position of the plane. The damage to the He111 is minimal considering the ground.

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooch you will have all the Scots lads upset at you. Dalkeith is near Edinburgh and the people are probably Scottish not English.

They don't put their hands in their pockets any more after they invented gloves.

WTE_Ibis
11-23-2005, 01:51 PM
They were that poor in that village that they cut the bottoms out of their pockets to give them something to play with.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 02:17 PM
^^ heh heh

I also like this one, because it is colour...slightly

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/B25attackcolour.jpg

SlickStick
11-23-2005, 02:30 PM
After seeing that pic of the Hurricane Mk. IID, I had to find a close-up of the underside and a closer look at two *drool* 40mm Vickers "S" cannons.

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/1905/classshurricanemkiid2sm.jpg

The Mk.IID would be a wicked addition to this game.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 02:57 PM
Indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SkyChimp
11-23-2005, 03:00 PM
What's the story with this picture?

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3823/bf1092swklein4jb.jpg

Is it an optical illusion, or does that Bf have a pointy spinner?

danjama
11-23-2005, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
After seeing that pic of the Hurricane Mk. IID, I had to find a close-up of the underside and a closer look at two *drool* 40mm Vickers "S" cannons.

The Mk.IID would be a wicked addition to this game.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Iv been saying that for a while too, those 40mm are amazing!

Skychimp, those 109's i think are buchons or some other variant, the area under the engine doesnt look like a classic 109, and it cant be a E3 caus they had 2 blades?

Anyway, this is a great thread i always collect these types of pics to store and look at when i can. Thanks everyone, ill be back with some later!

danjama
11-23-2005, 04:04 PM
http://www.thewarpage.com/ww2/planes/aaf5.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:13 PM
Beaufighters http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Beaufighter_1.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:14 PM
An Oscar with skis. Not your everyday thing
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Ki-43-Oscarski.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:16 PM
Hitler's Condor in colour
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/Hitlers_Fw200.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:17 PM
Lanc eats Fortress
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/LancastercollisionwithB17.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:25 PM
I wonder what was going on in this photo. I think this one is an interesting slice of history, whatever was taking place
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/FW189.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:29 PM
This also. The colour ones are always interesting
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/He-111-desert_colour.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:33 PM
Talk about colour
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/FW190_Captured.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:35 PM
I'm not sure if this is post war or not. But I like it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/lowmossie.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 04:57 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wayno7777:
Ok, dug these up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/B26-flak.jpg
I thought something looked wrong with your Flossie's Fury photo Wayno. I think someone has fiddled with it. Here's the pic I know
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/flossiesfury.jpg

Sharkey888
11-23-2005, 05:23 PM
Always liked this BR20 pic.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/norman888/italian_aviators.jpg

major_setback
11-23-2005, 06:11 PM
"This location is one of the most spectacular & distinctive airfields in the world.

It most closely resembles an aircraft carrier,

in that nearly every available acre of land of the island is taken up by its runway.

French Frigate Shoals Naval Air Facility,

Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals

23.87 North / 166.28 West (Northwest of Hawaii)"


http://www.airfields-freeman.com/HI/FrenchFrigShoals_HI_43.jpg


Post war picture:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/HI/FrenchFrigShoals_HI_60s.jpg

And I couldn't resist the cows - airfield camoflage:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/1028473648dummycows.jpg

SkyChimp
11-23-2005, 06:30 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/LancastercollisionwithB17.jpg

If thay had just left them alone. Maybe sent over a bottle of wine and put on some mood-music, the best bomber of WWII might have come out of this union.

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 06:52 PM
This must have been horrific
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/B17damage1.jpg

Oilburner_TAW
11-23-2005, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/LancastercollisionwithB17.jpg

If thay had just left them alone. Maybe sent over a bottle of wine and put on some mood-music, the best bomber of WWII might have come out of this union.

It did.

Got momma's Middle.
Got daddy's Nose and Tail.
B-24!

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by danjama:

Skychimp, those 109's i think are buchons or some other variant, the area under the engine doesnt look like a classic 109, and it cant be a E3 caus they had 2 blades?



They are definitely pre-E's. But Dan, I've never seen an E3 with two blades. Did I misunderstand you?

I'd say that these planes were scrambling to defend against and air attack. Flaps are down, landing gear still down, planes are close together, the explosions are to close to the other planes to be a drill. The explosions are in a line so it seems like bomb drops.

Fritz

berg417448
11-23-2005, 08:02 PM
Don't think they are E's with those round wingtips.

Maybe an optical illuson caused by a spinner painted like this one?
http://www.adlertag.de/bilder/f4trop_kanada/motorli1.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
11-23-2005, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:

They are definitely pre-E's. But Dan, I've never seen an E3 with two blades. Did I misunderstand you?

I'd say that these planes were scrambling to defend against and air attack. Flaps are down, landing gear still down, planes are close together, the explosions are to close to the other planes to be a drill. The explosions are in a line so it seems like bomb drops.

Fritz

What you say makes sense. But don't they look like they are descending, not climbing? I'm just saying

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
Don't think they are E's with those round wingtips.

The cowling around the oil coolers is a dead give-away. The pointy spinners were on the A, B, T, and V series with the A series having a slightly pointier spinner. C and D's had the spinners for crank mounted cannons. But the part that is most confusing it the rounded wing tips. From all my drawings, it seems that the rounded wingtips were first used on the F series.

There is another possibility.They may simply be modified "oldies". Changing wings was quite easy.

From the photo, it also appears to be in the desert. My guess is that they are modified B's. The tail is more like the B,C,D,and E. The A was a little more pointed with a less rounded rudder.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:

They are definitely pre-E's. But Dan, I've never seen an E3 with two blades. Did I misunderstand you?

I'd say that these planes were scrambling to defend against and air attack. Flaps are down, landing gear still down, planes are close together, the explosions are to close to the other planes to be a drill. The explosions are in a line so it seems like bomb drops.

Fritz

What you say makes sense. But don't they look like they are descending, not climbing? I'm just saying </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think they had just taken off. Planes used to takeoff together, very close. If they were landing and at that alt, they'd be using full flaps and not be so close to each other.

When I take off for airbase defense I gain a few feet and drop the nose to gain energy since I know I'll have to turn as soon as possible. This could be what those pilots are doing.

Look at the dust behind the Opel. He's moving Look how close the bombs are coming to the grounded 109's. It's definitely not a drill. That pic seems to be taken from the traffic control tower.

It really seems like an airbase attack.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
Don't think they are E's with those round wingtips.

Maybe an optical illuson caused by a spinner painted like this one?


Possible but the angle of the white/black seperation is not the same. To add, the F series spinners are much larger than in that pic.

The oil cooler cowlings speak louder though. Definitely pre-E. I still think they are B's with updated wings. It would be nice to have a date of that photo.

Fritz

HunglikePony
11-23-2005, 10:17 PM
You people are blind for 109 picture, photo is doctored, combination planes and totally other photo! Open your eyes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-23-2005, 10:18 PM
Look at the wingtips.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/G-BOML.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/me_109.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/me-109_1.jpg

Whether these are original or not, and I think they are, it shows that the wingtips cannot give a definitive answer.

Fritz

SlickStick
11-23-2005, 11:18 PM
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9057/wwiiphoto01944nu.jpg


http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9476/wwiiphoto02063ls.jpg


http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4839/wwiiphoto02239mq.jpg

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 12:37 AM
That American battleship covered in ice brings back memories. It used to be my job to be on deck chopping ice so we wouldn't capsize. Not an easy task in a storm.

Fritz

-HH-Dubbo
11-24-2005, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by HunglikePony:
You people are blind for 109 picture, photo is doctored, combination planes and totally other photo! Open your eyes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

I won't discount your theory, but I'm not seeing it. Explain please.

Sharpe26
11-24-2005, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
That American battleship covered in ice brings back memories. It used to be my job to be on deck chopping ice so we wouldn't capsize. Not an easy task in a storm.

Fritz

that's one of those 6 inch cruisers like the Belfast I'm seeing here. No way that's an American battleship!

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Sharpe26:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
That American battleship covered in ice brings back memories. It used to be my job to be on deck chopping ice so we wouldn't capsize. Not an easy task in a storm.

Fritz


that's one of those 6 inch cruisers like the Belfast I'm seeing here. No way that's an American battleship! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Really? Thought it was a New Jersey class. Ok, my mistake. Thx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 01:39 AM
I think you're right, the guns are too small the be a Jersey Class. I made my first assumption based on the view behind the guns.

Fritz

woofiedog
11-24-2005, 01:46 AM
That's not an US Battleship... it's the HMS Belfast.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g600000/g633883.jpg

woofiedog
11-24-2005, 01:53 AM
Here is a few of the USS Massachusetts...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Picture113.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Picture087.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Picture085.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Picture081.jpg

1.JaVA_Hornet
11-24-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Hydra444:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9628/me1090030ek.jpg

I think this pic was actually taken during the Spanish Civil War.I have seen it in a couple books I have on that war.The caption usually reads something about the 109 doing low level strafe runs.I think the 109 in the pic is either a Clara or Dora,not sure as I would have to see a side shot to be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the spanish war they had only the emil!!!!

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 02:18 AM
That one in the pic is an Emil. Look at the cowling around the cooler.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 02:21 AM
Woofie dog, all those white squares with red x's are making me dizzy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sorry dude, my net has holes in it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Fritz

VonKuno
11-24-2005, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
What's the story with this picture?

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3823/bf1092swklein4jb.jpg

Is it an optical illusion, or does that Bf have a pointy spinner?

No illusion, no pre-E, but post war. Buchons used in the Movie "Star of Africa" from the fifties about H.-J. Marseille.

Infos about Bouchons in film here:

http://modelstories.free.fr/analyses/avions/MS2001_4P/buchonfilm/

neural_dream
11-24-2005, 04:22 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Woofie dog, all those white squares with red x's are making me dizzy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sorry dude, my net has holes in it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

China http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. Can you, for example, visit BBC?

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Woofie dog, all those white squares with red x's are making me dizzy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sorry dude, my net has holes in it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

China http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. Can you, for example, visit BBC? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very, very, very, rarely. I can get CNN, not that it matters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I can't even open the Butcherbirds' website. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Fritz

nakamura_kenji
11-24-2005, 05:23 AM
woofie picture for you fritz-san. hope no mind woofie i delete soon way just let fritz-san see ^_^ stead red magical x o doom

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/Picture081.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/Picture085.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/Picture087.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/Picture113.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/g633883.jpg

woofiedog
11-24-2005, 05:57 AM
nakamura_kenji... Piece of Cake! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Thank's

Skarphol
11-24-2005, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/He111downs.jpg

Fritz

What's with the Balkencreutz (sp?) on the wings of this plane? It seems to have two sets of crosses, at least on its port wing.

Skarphol

Sharpe26
11-24-2005, 06:47 AM
probably a photographic enhancement. The British loved to show that they were one up on the Luftwaffe.

BSS_CUDA
11-24-2005, 07:04 AM
just a few


Tokyo Surrender flyover
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/USbb63_pic_45_jpsur_flyover.jpg
U.S.S.Enterprise under attack at the Battle of Santa Cruz, just after a Kamakazi attack where she lost her forward elevator
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/cv6-3.jpg
U.S.S. New Jersey firing a 16" broadside
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/016340d.jpg
U.S.S. Washington
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/015818.jpg

GBrutus
11-24-2005, 07:09 AM
What's with the Balkencreutz (sp?) on the wings of this plane? It seems to have two sets of crosses, at least on its port wing.

This was to help prevent friendly fire incidents and was introduced by the Luftwaffe early in the war.

SlickStick
11-24-2005, 09:31 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6191/b2653pt.jpg


http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8453/p5151vr.jpg


http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1674/p5174dw.jpg


http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/3581/flight76sd.jpg


http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/2820/wwiiphoto02551pm.jpg

SlickStick
11-24-2005, 09:36 AM
For those who don't have this link:

WW2 Photo Gallery (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_001/page_01.htm)

***Chock full of great pics, but a small warning that some contain scenes of war casualties, for those who might be offended.***

whiteladder
11-24-2005, 09:43 AM
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/5574/0206338vj.jpg

I`m guessing most people have seen this one before.

Details are below

A Japanese bomb exploding on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), just aft of the island, on 24 August 1942.

Note: According to the original photo caption, this explosion killed the photographer, Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert F. Read. However, Morison's "History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II" (volume 5, page 97) states that Read was killed by the bomb that had earlier hit the after starboard 5"/38 gun gallery, which can be seen burning in the upper left. Morison further states that the bomb seen here exploded with a low order detonation, inflicting only minor damage.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives (photo # 80-G-17489).

from

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/06a.htm

PraetorHonoris
11-24-2005, 10:23 AM
http://img363.exs.cx/img363/2294/infanterieheer18rx.jpg

http://img363.exs.cx/img363/4792/infheer4tb.jpg

http://img363.exs.cx/img363/4687/ssmant34crew7cf3bi.jpg
SS-Man taking care of a wounded Sowjet Tank Soldier...

-HH-Dubbo
11-24-2005, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by VonKuno:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SkyChimp:
What's the story with this picture?

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3823/bf1092swklein4jb.jpg

Is it an optical illusion, or does that Bf have a pointy spinner?

No illusion, no pre-E, but post war. Buchons used in the Movie "Star of Africa" from the fifties about H.-J. Marseille.

Infos about Bouchons in film here:

http://modelstories.free.fr/analyses/avions/MS2001_4P/buchonfilm/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

****! I thought it looked "settish" but couldn't think of a film with a setting like that in it. Thanks for solving that one.

hobnail
11-24-2005, 02:22 PM
Stop re-posting that abomination of an aircraft that is the Buchon...bleh!

danjama
11-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:

Skychimp, those 109's i think are buchons or some other variant, the area under the engine doesnt look like a classic 109, and it cant be a E3 caus they had 2 blades?



They are definitely pre-E's. But Dan, I've never seen an E3 with two blades. Did I misunderstand you?

I'd say that these planes were scrambling to defend against and air attack. Flaps are down, landing gear still down, planes are close together, the explosions are to close to the other planes to be a drill. The explosions are in a line so it seems like bomb drops.

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think i meant D's? I am sure some variant of 109 had two propellers.

danjama
11-24-2005, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
Don't think they are E's with those round wingtips.

The cowling around the oil coolers is a dead give-away. The pointy spinners were on the A, B, T, and V series with the A series having a slightly pointier spinner. C and D's had the spinners for crank mounted cannons. But the part that is most confusing it the rounded wing tips. From all my drawings, it seems that the rounded wingtips were first used on the F series.

There is another possibility.They may simply be modified "oldies". Changing wings was quite easy.

From the photo, it also appears to be in the desert. My guess is that they are modified B's. The tail is more like the B,C,D,and E. The A was a little more pointed with a less rounded rudder.

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just saw this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I shud visit threads i post in to keep up to date http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

danjama
11-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Hobnail:
Stop re-posting that abomination of an aircraft that is the Buchon...bleh!

Ha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I agree, Buchons are **** ugly. ruined the Battle of Britain movie in my opinion.

ploughman
11-24-2005, 02:46 PM
Dam Busters, click on this. (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_001/wwii_photo_0234.jpg)

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 06:53 PM
Thx for the links Kenji-san http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Danjama, I agree 110%. Those Buchons have got to be the ugliest planes to fly. It's the AMC Pacer of warbirds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I watched BoB and couldn't believe they used those, and repeated so many air combat scenes. Terrible movie in my opinion.

And just to get back on topic, I always liked this photo. I imagine it's my backyard, Sunday morning, 9:00. Just setting up the tools while waiting for Low_Flyer and Danjama to arrive with beer and rootbeer. We got lots of work to do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/gp-bf109_2.jpg

Fritz

marc_hawkins
11-24-2005, 07:11 PM
Ah, imagine finding that at the bottom of your garden, or down some country lane somewhere... Finders keepers!

Pirschjaeger
11-24-2005, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
Ah, imagine finding that at the bottom of your garden, or down some country lane somewhere... Finders keepers!

That country lane is my driveway and leads to the bottom of my garden. Back I say! Back! Unless of course, you brought beer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Fritz

marc_hawkins
11-25-2005, 11:02 AM
I've always got beer! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Imagine how drunk we'd get-er i mean how much fun we'd have if we could have sniffed around those huge airplane junkyards at the end of the war... and had access to time travelling flatbed lorries... hang on, my tea smells funny...

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 11:09 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/packaging.jpg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 01:53 PM
Nice shot of a Mossie in Uncle Sam's colours.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/Mossie01.jpg

F16_Neo
11-25-2005, 02:05 PM
Hey I'm a big fan of Spitfire! The beer, not teh n00b plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/F16_Neo/Misc/p39-3.jpg

MB_Avro_UK
11-25-2005, 03:36 PM
I have a number of original photos of WW2 aircraft in my collection. They are not dramatic but maybe worthy of post and have not been shown on the net before.Should I post??

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

JG52Uther
11-25-2005, 03:37 PM
Absolutely Avro! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 03:48 PM
Yes please, Avro!

MB_Avro_UK
11-25-2005, 03:51 PM
This is an original photo of an R.A.F. Blenheim shot down somewhere in Europe. I researched the photo and through the Squadron markings an identification was made.The fate of the crew is unknown.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Scan10036.jpg

JG52Uther
11-25-2005, 04:04 PM
Very interesting Avro keep 'em coming!
(just a thought but if you put your picture the pic will show up here)

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 04:08 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif What Uther said.

MB_Avro_UK
11-25-2005, 04:11 PM
Another 2 pics of the same Blenheim. IIRC from my research the a/c crashed in the Ardennes region.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/b9698c24.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Scan10036.jpg

MB_Avro_UK
11-25-2005, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the advice Uther http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

danjama
11-25-2005, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Thx for the links Kenji-san http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Danjama, I agree 110%. Those Buchons have got to be the ugliest planes to fly. It's the AMC Pacer of warbirds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I watched BoB and couldn't believe they used those, and repeated so many air combat scenes. Terrible movie in my opinion.

And just to get back on topic, I always liked this photo. I imagine it's my backyard, Sunday morning, 9:00. Just setting up the tools while waiting for Low_Flyer and Danjama to arrive with beer and rootbeer. We got lots of work to do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/gp-bf109_2.jpg

Fritz

Ah man, Dreams http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

MB_Avro_UK
11-25-2005, 04:25 PM
Original photo of a Hurricane pilot's grave during the Battle of France May/June 1940.

The grave in this photo was respectfully made by the German Army. The pilot can be traced through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

A reminder of sacrifices made.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Scan10046.jpg

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

Pirschjaeger
11-25-2005, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
I've always got beer! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Imagine how drunk we'd get-er i mean how much fun we'd have if we could have sniffed around those huge airplane junkyards at the end of the war... and had access to time travelling flatbed lorries... hang on, my tea smells funny...

Stop teasing me, I can't concentrate. Got more tea? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-25-2005, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Thx for the links Kenji-san http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Danjama, I agree 110%. Those Buchons have got to be the ugliest planes to fly. It's the AMC Pacer of warbirds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I watched BoB and couldn't believe they used those, and repeated so many air combat scenes. Terrible movie in my opinion.

And just to get back on topic, I always liked this photo. I imagine it's my backyard, Sunday morning, 9:00. Just setting up the tools while waiting for Low_Flyer and Danjama to arrive with beer and rootbeer. We got lots of work to do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/gp-bf109_2.jpg

Fritz

Ah man, Dreams http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I knew you loved rootbeer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fritz

danjama
11-25-2005, 06:22 PM
Hey in England we can drink real man's beer at 18! So http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

http://www.disbegon.es/imagenes/cervezas/fosters.gif

Seriously though, thats a nice image u created there! Something i would really like to get me teeth into when im older.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 06:27 PM
Get your teeth into - wot? Like Monsieur Mangetout, the French bloke who eats aeroplanes? (I kid you not - check him out in the ******ss book of records) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-25-2005, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
Hey in England we can drink real man's beer at 18! So http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif


OK, you're in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I've posted this before but I'll post it again for the new-comers. This was given to me by my friend in Bamberg. His Opa was an He111 pilot and took this pic. I really like this one.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/LWPhotos.jpg

Have you seen these Danjama?

Fritz

SlickStick
11-25-2005, 09:05 PM
http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/1747/wwiiphoto00041ia.jpg

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/5008/wwiiphoto01080oo.jpg

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/7840/wwiiphoto00074pg.jpg

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/334/wwiiphoto04625bd.jpg

danjama
11-25-2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
Hey in England we can drink real man's beer at 18! So http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif


OK, you're in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I've posted this before but I'll post it again for the new-comers. This was given to me by my friend in Bamberg. His Opa was an He111 pilot and took this pic. I really like this one.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/LWPhotos.jpg

Have you seen these Danjama?

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah i havnt, very cool! Anymore? I wish i had interesting friends http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Man i hope they dont see that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 05:16 AM
here you go Dan

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/FritzFranzen/LWPhotos013.jpg

Fritz

marc_hawkins
11-26-2005, 05:49 AM
Got more tea?

Yep! loads of tea. Drinking more now, from my rather large cup. Need it, i'm hungover! (nothing to do with the new licensing laws by the way!)

Love the HE111 pics.

There was a small museum at shorham by sea airport where there was lots of bits and pieces of aircraft from the war, tailwheel of a tyhoon, mechanical bits of 109's, turrets... wish i'd gone more and taken some piccies, its closed down now! The bits would have come in handy for 'our' 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Got more tea?

Yep! loads of tea. Drinking more now, from my rather large cup. Need it, i'm hungover! (nothing to do with the new licensing laws by the way!)

Love the HE111 pics.

There was a small museum at shorham by sea airport where there was lots of bits and pieces of aircraft from the war, tailwheel of a tyhoon, mechanical bits of 109's, turrets... wish i'd gone more and taken some piccies, its closed down now! The bits would have come in handy for 'our' 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, we need spare parts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Next time we'll trade Danjama's bicycle for beer instead of those 109 parts. They seem to be rare. But, as long as there's beer, the project will continue.

I'm going to search for an old thread where I posted all these pics my buddy gave me.

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:07 AM
I heard we had a search option. I found it and it works great. My net is extremely slow and takes 10 mins to upload one pic to photobucket, so I'll simply post this thread with the pics.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...311080243#2311080243 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2311080243/r/2311080243#2311080243)

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:08 AM
10 pages yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:09 AM
Doh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Fritz

marc_hawkins
11-26-2005, 06:22 AM
great pics!

Being on the south coast i have wondered how many planes must be sunk not far off from land... maybe later when i nolonger have a thumping head i'll go fishing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


as long as there's beer, the project will continue. Never has a truer word been spoken!

Ten pages yet? I think i need another cup of tea....

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:25 AM
LeBillfish, what happened to your post and photos? I couldn't open them so I refreshed the screen and it's all gone. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
great pics!

Being on the south coast i have wondered how many planes must be sunk not far off from land... maybe later when i nolonger have a thumping head i'll go fishing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">as long as there's beer, the project will continue. Never has a truer word been spoken!

Ten pages yet? I think i need another cup of tea.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I plan to go treasure hunting once I'm back home.

Fritz

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-26-2005, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
great pics!

Being on the south coast i have wondered how many planes must be sunk not far off from land... maybe later when i nolonger have a thumping head i'll go fishing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">as long as there's beer, the project will continue. Never has a truer word been spoken!

Ten pages yet? I think i need another cup of tea.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pop into a diving shop - they'll flog you a map with wreck and crash sites on it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

There's an intact B-17 not far offshore from me - a local trawler dragged it's ball turret up a few years ago.

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:35 AM
These are known crashsites. I'm more interested in unknown sites. There must be a lot to be discovered in Europe, especially the east.

But I don't wanna hijack this thread, so I started another.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9431094083

I think it's an interesting topic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-26-2005, 06:36 AM
Woo Hoo! 10 pages.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif @ Neural_Dream

Fritz http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HotelBushranger
11-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
And this is for HBR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/kittyhawks80sqn0wi.jpg

Lol I've already got that shot mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Thanks anyway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Here are some more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dammit...imageshack is screwing up at the moment. I'll have em up tomorrow, I promise http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LEBillfish
11-26-2005, 06:45 AM
Are those New Guinea P40's?

LEBillfish
11-26-2005, 07:09 AM
Personally as far as "air combat photo's", I find those of the 5th Air Force B25 Strafers to be the most amazing.....Most had automatic Ki-21 cameras installed in the tail section snapping off a frame a second. The photo's from these planes from such low alt generated hundreds if not thousands of shots of bombs a split second before then during and after striking targets.

Trying to refind one to post here. It shows a "missed" 500# bomb skipped to try and sink a Japanese sub-chaser. The pick shows the last splash yet the bomb skipping just a few feet over the deck as crew on the ship scatter away from it. It's a very clear shot....yet many of the 5th Air Force ones equally as stunning. If I can find it I'll post it.

Feathered_IV
11-26-2005, 07:10 AM
Yes they are. 78 Sqn. RAAF I beleive.

BaldieJr
11-26-2005, 08:05 AM
Wow these pics seem really old.

danjama
11-26-2005, 10:37 AM
Posted by Fritz -
"Next time we'll trade Danjama's bicycle for beer instead of those 109 parts."

I need a bike http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

LeLv44_Mangrove
11-26-2005, 11:07 AM
Finnish fighter pilot Antti Joensuu

http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/finland_joensuu.htm
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-AnttiJoensuu.html

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/kuvat/WW2History-anttijoensuu_3.jpg