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Unknown_Target
12-15-2005, 05:26 AM
Hey guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I was hoping that someone here could direct me to an internet source with cutaway views of most WWII aircraft, especially Russian (if possile) and Luftwaffae. I'm trying to develop some better shooting tactics against aircraft online, and I'm tired of pumping a hundred 20mm rounds into enemy aircraft, just to have them still flying - so I'd like some cutaway views so I can identify weak spots, say, fuel tanks, control lines, etc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
So yea, could someone help me out, please?

Unknown_Target
12-15-2005, 05:26 AM
Hey guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I was hoping that someone here could direct me to an internet source with cutaway views of most WWII aircraft, especially Russian (if possile) and Luftwaffae. I'm trying to develop some better shooting tactics against aircraft online, and I'm tired of pumping a hundred 20mm rounds into enemy aircraft, just to have them still flying - so I'd like some cutaway views so I can identify weak spots, say, fuel tanks, control lines, etc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
So yea, could someone help me out, please?

Air_Bomber
12-15-2005, 08:54 AM
In the past I've just typed in the type of aircraft and cutaways into Google (like, "B-24 cutaway" or something like that), and I've had fairly good results. You could also check out the local library. I went to one by my house and got a huge book that lists every fighter ever made, with cutaway schematics of the major fighters. I also got a great book called "Bombers of WW2," which lists American, British, German, Russian, and even Italian bombers, with a cutaway of each and the variations listed for each model. I've wanted to purchase these books for myself and then scan the images onto my computer, but that's a bit labor-intensive.

Unknown_Target
12-15-2005, 12:15 PM
Try as I might, I can't find any decent cutaways for the entire Me(BF) 109, or the FW 190. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Air_Bomber
12-15-2005, 12:20 PM
Then I think the books would be more to your liking. The are:

The Great Book of Fighters
ISBN 0760311943

and

Bombers of World War II
ISBN 1567996833

These are, in my opinion, two fantastic books. The only problem I have with the bomber book is that they don't include the B-17, and there are some indexing errors. But that aside, the info in these books is great. Definitely worth purchasing.

luftluuver
12-15-2005, 12:45 PM
Try here, http://www.albentley-drawings.com/main.htm

Try looking for scale drawings, as these usually have some cutaways like from this site, http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html

or here, http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lagg3/structure/structure.htm

pacettid
12-15-2005, 01:26 PM
The best 3D aircraft cutaways, that I have ever seen on the web, are the work of Kyoshi Harada, from Hiroshima, Japan. He has a superb website which may be found at: Polygon Model (http://www2.cc22.ne.jp/~harada/index_e.html)

He also has a portfolio of his work which can be found in his: 3D Gallery (http://www2.cc22.ne.jp/~harada/3Dindex_e.html)

I have posted a sample of his work on the Bf-109 below, just to whet your appetite.

http://www.fallenangels.dyndns.org/images/articles/bf_109.jpg

Bearcat99
12-15-2005, 01:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif WOOOOOOOOW!!!!

p-11.cAce
12-15-2005, 05:59 PM
O M G !!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Thanks for the link! The other images are wonderful as well!

Call_me_Kanno
12-15-2005, 06:23 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/fw_190_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/D_9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/1-zeroseethru.jpg

[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Zero_21kopia.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/zero2.jpg

p1ngu666
12-15-2005, 07:11 PM
there awsome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

as to shootin stuff down, shoot it till it falls out of the sky, really, tho cut aways can help, especialy on some tough planes

Unknown_Target
12-15-2005, 07:19 PM
Maybe this thread can help some others too; I don't know how different the damage models are, but I fly IL-2 (not FB, not until Xmas), and when it comes to the BF 109, I have literally raked it up and down with cannon fire, to no effect. I know that the fuel tank is in the rear tail, and I generally try to dive up into it or down onto it to put my guns into it, but it just keeps on ticking. I try to aim for the wing roots but the wings are too thin, and there are almost no vital components in the main fuselage. Can someone help me out with this one?

luftluuver
12-15-2005, 08:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I know that the fuel tank is in the rear tail </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That would play heck with the CG as fuel is consumed. The fuel tank in the 109 is under and behind the pilot. From the rear it is protected by multi laminated piece of 25mm aluminium. The drawing is of anF but it was in the same place in all 109s.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1114844/BF109F-7fueltank.jpg

p1ngu666
12-15-2005, 09:37 PM
i actully got a bad fuel leak in a g6, but i think there extremely rare to non existant in the later ones http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

in terms of ingame stuff, 109 fusealarge has all the "crititcal" bits, engine, fuel, pilot, oil rad, guns, controls. the wings have the wheels, oxygen bottles (maybe) and water radiators. thats all the 109s apart from email.

mind, if u saw the wing off then itll go down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Unknown_Target
12-16-2005, 03:58 AM
Hmm...boy I feel silly now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It's been awhile since I've looked at a diagram (I used to have this huge book called "Great Aircraft of WWII", it was ginormous and had technical diagrams, but I lost it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif). Anyway, thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
12-16-2005, 05:23 AM
Great site!!!