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JaggedRaven
05-29-2005, 07:24 PM
Anybody have some nice photos of battle damage to aircraft? Trying to build a portfolio for damage skins and I need some inspiration.

jarink
05-29-2005, 09:38 PM
There's a bunch of B-17 photos at this site.

Battle Damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses (http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/)

HotelBushranger
05-30-2005, 02:59 AM
http://img274.echo.cx/img274/1070/kittyhawkbattledamage2km.jpg

P-40 Tomahawks of 3 Squadron, RAAF

SeaNorris
05-30-2005, 04:52 AM
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/galloway.jpg

CKY_86
05-30-2005, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by SeaNorris:
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/galloway.jpg

ouch!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

stansdds
05-30-2005, 06:09 AM
The B-17 was sure a tough bomber. It might not have carried as heavy of a payload or cruised as fast, but it was more durable than the B-24.

Zyzbot
05-30-2005, 08:19 AM
Battle damage photos here:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=...jpeg&no=430&tt=5,461 (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dbattle%2Bdamage%26ei%3DUTF-8%26imgsz%3Dall%26fr%3Dslv1-bkt1%26b%3D421&h=675&w=850&imgcurl=www.il2center.com%2FReference%2FDamage%2F1 4.jpg&imgurl=www.il2center.com%2FReference%2FDamage%2F14 .jpg&size=120.7kB&name=14.jpg&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.il2center.com%2FReference%2 FDamage&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.il2center.com%2FReference%2F Damage&p=battle+damage&type=jpeg&no=430&tt=5,461)

Shakthamac
05-30-2005, 09:04 AM
JaggedRaven,

I would suggest picking up a paperback book titled "Bent and Battered Wings" by Squadron/Signal Publcations. Lots of pics in there. They have two or three seperate issues dealing with ww2 and korea. When I get back from work tonight, I'll post some of the pics

FoolTrottel
05-30-2005, 12:45 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Damage4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Damage3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Damage1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Damage5.jpg

AirborneCoyote
05-30-2005, 12:52 PM
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/AC%20B-17%20severe%20damage%20to%20nose.jpg

CKY_86
05-30-2005, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by AirborneCoyote:
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/AC%20B-17%20severe%20damage%20to%20nose.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Abbuzze
05-30-2005, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Zyzbot:
Battle damage photos here:



Some of this planes are destroyed at the ground, easy to see at the propellers unbent at all blades. Sometimes this helps to rate some impressive damadges

For the picture of the decaptured B17, impressive, but the crew in the missing part... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

AirborneCoyote
05-30-2005, 02:40 PM
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/109ram.jpg
Rammed by a Bf109

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/b17_000.jpg
And it made it back.

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/9.jpg
Not this one though.

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Me%20110%20ditching%20in%20Der%20Kanal%201.jpg http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/B-24%2044-50838%20714th%20Sqn%20448th%20BG%20shot%20down%20b y%20Me%20262s%204%20Apr%2045.jpg



http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Me%20110%20ditching%20in%20Der%20Kanal%202.jpg

AirborneCoyote
05-30-2005, 02:40 PM
Whoops.

I screwed up the picture order of the Me110 ditching in the channel.

But you get the idea.

AirborneCoyote
05-30-2005, 02:45 PM
Sorry, sorry.

But I found the one I really wanted to post.

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Bf%20109E%20%20of%20Oberleutnant%20Kark%20Fischer% 20-%20Jg%2027.jpg

Zyzbot
05-30-2005, 03:20 PM
http://www.web-birds.com/9th/48/battle%20damage.jpg

SeaNorris
05-30-2005, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Zyzbot:
http://home.att.net/~historyzone/P-47elevatorgone.JPG

Fixed for you mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Arm_slinger
05-30-2005, 04:29 PM
Christ the terror for those guys in those bombers with missing wings or tails http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. A very slim chanc of getting out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

HotelBushranger
05-31-2005, 03:28 AM
Brave chaps they were http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Huckebein_UK
05-31-2005, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by Abbuzze:
For the picture of the decapitated B17, impressive, but the crew in the missing part... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ALL the crew! That plane went down immediately after the photo was taken. It was a direct flak hit that did it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SeaNorris
05-31-2005, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by Huckebein_UK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Abbuzze:
For the picture of the decapitated B17, impressive, but the crew in the missing part... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ALL the crew! That plane went down immediately after the photo was taken. It was a direct flak hit that did it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Never nice to see people get killed

ImpStarDuece
05-31-2005, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by Abbuzze:

Some of this planes are destroyed at the ground, easy to see at the propellers unbent at all blades. Sometimes this helps to rate some impressive damadges

For the picture of the decaptured B17, impressive, but the crew in the missing part... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

What are you going on about you loon? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

The only picture of any battle damaged planes that had unbent props the P-40 pic that HBR posted and that plane looked landable in its condition!

IL2-chuter
05-31-2005, 04:02 AM
he's refering to zyzbot's post. The Mustang may even be in the process of being scrapped.

And another B-17 had it's nose blown off forward of the windshield, similar to picture posted, and flight engineer flew it back . . . but it's true, pictured one went down right after photo.

IL2-chuter
05-31-2005, 04:02 AM
Oh, yeah . . . you loon.

ImpStarDuece
05-31-2005, 04:15 AM
Ah ha! The plot thickens.

Or do I mean;

Oooopps. Quick, Imp, you loon, apologise! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Sorry, didn't see the other post.

GAU-8
05-31-2005, 04:23 AM
BOMBER FACT:

many B-17 bombers returned from the trips with over heating engines. on inspection, many times the engine itself was fine....

CAUSE- HUMAN MEAT,... bits, and pieces of falling crewmen from other aircraft were jammed up in the cooling fins. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Huckebein_UK
05-31-2005, 05:53 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Nice...

CKY_86
05-31-2005, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by GAU-8:
BOMBER FACT:

many B-17 bombers returned from the trips with over heating engines. on inspection, many times the engine itself was fine....

CAUSE- HUMAN MEAT,... bits, and pieces of falling crewmen from other aircraft were jammed up in the cooling fins. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif very sad but very true

Treetop64
05-31-2005, 06:21 PM
Those pictures of the B-17s and B-24s suffering severe and fatal hits are really quite frightening to look at http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

AirborneCoyote
05-31-2005, 06:51 PM
=]

You're welcome.

blakduk
05-31-2005, 07:03 PM
I'm stunned at that photo posted by AirborneCoyote of the B17 that survived the ramming by a 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
I've looked closely at that shot and it doesnt seem possible that it could have retained enough of its stabilisers to maintain level flight. How the fuselage didnt seperate when most of the superstructure was fractured is almost unbelievable considering the airspeed and turbulence that such an un-aerodynamic hunk of metal would have created.
Does anyone have further information on that particular incident?

Zyzbot
05-31-2005, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by blakduk:
I'm stunned at that photo posted by AirborneCoyote of the B17 that survived the ramming by a 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
I've looked closely at that shot and it doesnt seem possible that it could have retained enough of its stabilisers to maintain level flight. How the fuselage didnt seperate when most of the superstructure was fractured is almost unbelievable considering the airspeed and turbulence that such an un-aerodynamic hunk of metal would have created.
Does anyone have further information on that particular incident?

This site has some further photos of the plane on the ground. Apparently it broke after landing:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.daves...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.giffficial_s%26sa%3DG (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/photos/body/b17allamerican.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/fuselag2.htm&h=336&w=445&sz=34&tbnid=f3o2zSSbMVwJ:&tbnh=93&tbnw=123&hl=en&start=5&prev=/images%3Fq%3Db-17%2Bdamage%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-UShttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.giffficial_s%26sa%3DG)

blakduk
05-31-2005, 08:23 PM
Zyzbot- thanks for that. I should have stated that i'd already checked out that link. It only served to make the feat seem more remarkable- the other angles make it apparent that the entire stabiliser was missing and the fuselage was nearly completely severed.

AirborneCoyote
05-31-2005, 09:32 PM
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/Alconbury%202.jpg
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/Alconbury%203.jpg
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/B-17%20battle%20damage%201.jpg
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_006/Lancaster%20explodes%20after%20a%20flak%20hit%20in %20the%20bomb%20bay.jpg
(Probably not relevant, but it's a Lancaster after having suffered a direct hit to the bomb bay.)

leeG727
05-31-2005, 10:01 PM
Get a copy of "Shot to Hell: Stories and Photos of Ravaged WWII Warbirds" by Cory Graff. It has some of the stuff you're looking for.

Fennec_P
05-31-2005, 11:06 PM
Some good descriptions of B-24 damage in 'The Forbidden diary'. A book by B-24 navigator. Not a ton of info, but a good book in general.

An example, a crew member jumps out of one B-24, and collides with the wing of another, breaking it off.

Or one time the formation test fired the defensive guns, and accidentally blew up a B-17.

HotelBushranger
06-01-2005, 03:04 AM
I assume shot down
http://img220.echo.cx/img220/7379/stuka18gy.jpg
Made a crash landing
http://img85.echo.cx/img85/1737/crashbfighter6sg.jpg
SM79
http://img85.echo.cx/img85/7105/sm794os.jpg
There's an example of bent props
http://img85.echo.cx/img85/5308/p40lostwheellanding8df.jpg
And again
http://img67.echo.cx/img67/8158/bentlib29gz.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
http://img67.echo.cx/img67/2056/libonfire6hh.jpg
Sturdy Bostons
http://img67.echo.cx/img67/210/bostoncrash24br.jpg
Silly pilot
http://img67.echo.cx/img67/2324/kittycrash5mk.jpg

99th Obsidian
06-01-2005, 09:13 AM
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/halesworth/platesdate/bd1lbl.jpg

JaggedRaven
06-12-2005, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the input guys...should help me develop some more advanced damage skins...look for them in the future when IL2Skins.com returns.

JR