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#21 Ricky

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

MiGs - that cockpit being so far back is a giveaway

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:14 PM

Not much info on this one. Anyone want to take a shot at indentifying these aircraft...?8bb97317e0fd986d7c462d756cca9f67.jpg

OK, I'm finally home from work. Now let's see.

I believe Kutscha is dead on right. The two engine, smoking nose diver is a Ju 88. Nice eye Kutscha.

Ricky is actually dead on about the MiG-3, at least the one in the upper left corner. The MiG-3 is an

early short nose version.

The aircraft in the lower right quadrant is a Yak-9 without a doubt. The wings are a dead giveaway.

 

Now then, the ability to distinguish the last aircraft in this picture is what separates the men from the

boys. ;) That little explosion at the bottom left of the picture is a Ju 88D reconnaissance aircraft. If

it had been a bomber version the explosion would have been much bigger. B)........................................................  :rolleyes:

Hi there, Jeff :)


Edited by CORSNING, 21 January 2017 - 10:35 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

Needs no introduction.5b7841c68fdbd97d672a4db6dc59fd4a.jpg

This is a scene from the 1970 movie 'Tora, Tora, Tora.' The two major inaccuracies are a dead giveaway.

1. The Zero is a converted AT-6. The bend in the wing just outside of the wheel wells is the giveaway.

2. The P-40s are Kittyhawk replicas. There were only Tomahawks on the Hawaiian Islands on this date.


Edited by CORSNING, 18 January 2017 - 10:37 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

Now then, my memory is just not what it use to be. Somewhere on this site someone made a statement

about the AVG never received any Kittyhawks. I would just like to correct and clear up that statement,.....

if I knew where to post. Anybody out there remember where that was?



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:47 AM

Not much info on this one. Anyone want to take a shot at indentifying these aircraft...?8bb97317e0fd986d7c462d756cca9f67.jpg

This photo has an unreal quality about it.

The Soviet planes almost appear like silhouettes and the very similar smoke trails on the going down Ju88 are from both engines.

It would be interesting to know where the photo originated from.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:48 AM

The crashed one might be a bomber that had already dropped his bombs ... or ... something else entirely, but it is definitely a good point, Corsning!

 

Somehow, that MiG-3 looks like it is trailing a landing gear, or LG door, or something. There is nothing under the wing leading edge to fuselage junction I can recall as being there, and it doesn't look like an aux fuel tank.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:56 AM

The conflagration in the bottom left could be another bomber  that might have burned for a while (hence the smoke) and the bomb or fuel load is exploding as the photo is taken.

The photo has a feel of "the Heroes of the Soviet Union" to me but there are many verified authentic photos that show hard to believe scenes.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:08 AM

Now then, my memory is just not what it use to be. Somewhere on this site someone made a statement

about the AVG never received any Kittyhawks. I would just like to correct and clear up that statement,.....

if I knew where to post. Anybody out there remember where that was?

Suspect the P-36 thread which digressed into what was the correct terminology to use for US manufactured planes ordered or operated by non US countries.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:42 AM

MiGs - that cockpit being so far back is a giveaway

Yes that was my first thought too. The wing shape is another giveaway. Interesting to note others have questioned the authenticity of the pics. Something doesnt seem quite right about it. I will see if i can find some info on the image.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

Heinkel He - 115 Torpedo Bomber. I have only just started researching this aircraft but here are some rough stats...

Specs
Origin: Ernst Heinkel AG, Marienehe
Type: Multirole seaplane
Models: He 115A to E
First Flight: Prototype: October 1936
Service Delivery: He 115A-0: July 1937
Final Delivery: About July 1944
Powerplant:
He 115B-1:
Model: BMW 132N
Type: nine-cylinder radial
Number: Two Horsepower: 865 hp

wo MG17 7.92mm machine guns, one in the nose and one rear facing

Various stores up to 1,420kg including torpedoes, mines and bombs. 
Notes: 
The B-2 model had it's floats strengthened for landing on ice or snow.He115-2.jpg






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