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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:08 AM
So anyone got ideas on how this mystery Geshwader came about?

I'll explain later the truth behind the picture.

http://www.pbase.com/image/18207963

hope that link above works

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:08 AM
So anyone got ideas on how this mystery Geshwader came about?

I'll explain later the truth behind the picture.

http://www.pbase.com/image/18207963

hope that link above works

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:10 AM
Nice photo composition...

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:12 AM
cueceleches wrote:
Nice photo composition...


classic says ?

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:14 AM
how do i post my pictures into the actual message box?

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:17 AM
check this out and all will become clear http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.world-data-systems.com/aerofiles

(simply register and upload, it will give you the right thing to copy and paste into the BBS).

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:23 AM
Nice Photoshop. Almost had me fooled.

Gib

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:27 AM
Sorry no photoshop or paint shop antics were used in the production of this picture.

IT IS A GENUINE picture, i promise you.

I shall post the truth behind it as soon as some people have had guesses.

;-)

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:29 AM
It seems obvious to me that the german crosses are artificially manipulated...

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:31 AM
I'm fairly sure they represent Fw190s in a hollywood movie?

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:34 AM
nope still not even close on guesses, keep em comin. its a real pic

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:34 AM
In that case I would go for the 109 and not for the 190...

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:42 AM
I dont think Hollywood had anything today with THESE pictures, films probably were'nt on the top of priorities when they took these pics.

What did that German Fighter commander say to old fat boy Goering during the Battle of Britain, "give me a squadron of spitfires" so maybe someone did?

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:44 AM
Birthday present for Adolf Galland?

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:46 AM
Some unit painted the Spits that way in order to sneak past the LW in order to deliver spits to a remote area?

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:55 AM
ok some nice guesses peeps, i'm gonna post the truth in about an hour, keep your eyes open.

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 11:55 AM
I'm guessing here but is this a test flight from something like Rechlin. There are at least two, maybe even three different versions of spits present in the picture.
or spits from KG 200 perhaps?

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 12:08 PM
I reckon they are all LF.XIV's painted in German colours as a joke before the squadron in question disbanded.

Other than that, I dunno.

Post the answer quick...

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 12:23 PM
I guess this is a flight of captured/repaired aircraft.
Even I can tell there is at least 2 types.
Oddly, the plane second from top has the squadron letters reversed from the others.

Also the pilots are clearly not British as none of them has a huge moustache nor are any smoking a pipe.
(At least one of them would also be named 'Ginger')

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Cpt.LoneRanger
06-24-2003, 12:34 PM
Well, quite good.

The Markings are a lot more intense than the original markings, a bit too black.


But then, on the first look, it makes one wonder. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 12:35 PM
i know what it is!!!

its actually about 5 years after ww2 - it was a airshow , they are painted like that as they are representing 109`s as there were not enough original 109s available

heres where you got the pic from /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://pub157.ezboard.com/fluftwaffeexperten71774frm59.showMessage?topicID=2 9.topic



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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 12:48 PM
hey hey Captain Hilts, give that man a medal.

I did'nt actually get it from the posting you left, i was scanning through a collection of Flypast magasines and came across the picture on the back,(flypast supplement March 2002) go check out the picture on the right at the link below and read across the bottom of the picture.

Sorry all, could'nt resist pullin a few legs when i saw the pics,

c ya in the skies.


go look below and read the caption at teh bottom of pic

http://www.pbase.com/image/18210191





Message Edited on 06/24/0311:51AM by Classicaero

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 02:37 PM
the answers up, anyone seen it?

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 05:51 AM
Its a bad Photocomposition or a hasty touch up from a magazine, check the white rim on the tail swastika, too white , all the photograph is in sepia tones but the markings, are too sharp, the black is too black and the white is too white, should have been a little more dirty.
the unit codes are British, not German, , the second aircraft from above, has the unit markings transposed, a bad mistake or the plane is from another unit,

the second and third aircraft are Spitfire Mk XVIII . This aircraft was capable of over 470 mph, and production started in March 1945.

the first fourth fifth and sixth are griffon powered spit XII from around 1944

all of the aircraft shown are late model Griffon powered
most probability points to that the picture is post war.

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Message Edited on 06/24/0310:55PM by Loco-S

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 11:54 AM
Yes very clever of you LOCO, but did u actually take the tiem and read the caption at the bottom of the obviously genuine picture.

DOH! for you Homer

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 12:21 PM
Actually Loco has to brush up on his a/c IDing. The Spit XVIII did not have pointed rudder/fins. The rudder was also much braoder. The lower bulge of the cowling means a Merlin, not Griffon engine, as does the panel line. All a/c have a non-retracting tail wheel.


Should also add the serial numbers TBxxx were used by Spitfire XVIs.


Loco-S wrote:
- Its a bad Photocomposition or a hasty touch up from
- a magazine, check the white rim on the tail
- swastika, too white , all the photograph is in sepia
- tones but the markings, are too sharp, the black is
- too black and the white is too white, should have
- been a little more dirty.
- the unit codes are British, not German, , the
- second aircraft from above, has the unit markings
- transposed, a bad mistake or the plane is from
- another unit,
-
-
- the second and third aircraft are Spitfire Mk XVIII
- . This aircraft was capable of over 470 mph, and
- production started in March 1945.
-
- the first fourth fifth and sixth are griffon
- powered spit XII from around 1944
-
- all of the aircraft shown are late model Griffon
- powered
- most probability points to that the picture is post
- war.
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Message Edited on 06/25/0307:26AM by MiloMorai