GOT: The Douglas B-19
Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:51 PM
As for the XB-19, I thought, according to the Wright-Pat website, that even Douglas wanted to cancel the aircraft because it was going to be obsolete before it flew. But the Air Corps made them continue with it anyway. Any truth to that?
On the chase plane picture, to me it's a P-40 no doubt. But then again I've been wrong before, back in the nineties once...
Uh, by the by, I get sarcastic sometimes but never insulting.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:00 PM
Romantic Technofreak's article does mention the same idea - that Douglas wanted out but were forced to continue. Although that does depend on his sources...
Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:15 AM
Thanks for this front view enriching my collection:D
Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:36 AM
Simon is right about the escorting fighter, of course. I could have answered that earlier but was too lazy .
I know I am a nightmare to every air force supply chief, but in my attitude there should have been as many frontline types as ever possible. Speaking in "what if" sceneries, remember there was an air observation gap in mid-Atlantic for some time, where German subs could kill without having to fear harassment from land-based planes - a gap that could have been closed by the B-19 (and the B-15). Or what if Britain had fallen and the US still had gone to war, feeling the need to perform harassment attacks against the European continent - the B-19 being an American Me 264 this way...
Or if the Japanese had closed the Pacific ocean, what about a chance direct linking flights to Australia and China...?
Tophe's jokes can't be answered with a simple . They require a !!
Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:13 AM
From the Boeing site:
From various sources, these are mostly official USAF photos I believe:
Here's a couple smallish images showing the ship in the XB-19A configuration with the Allisons installed. If I get the time, I'll scan some originals of this ship from my collection...
Fade to Black...
Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:38 PM
Wonderful pictures, BlackWolf! [ ]
I have to admit I wasn't really a fan of the B-19, but now I am! I am going to store all these pictures on my harddisk. Hope you let me do one remark: the brightness doesn't look being optimized yet. Before I upload pictures to my personal Photobucket account, I use to edit them (I take XnView, Photoshop or other things are also possible...)
This is, at least, the official opinion of the "RT Foundation against Picture Blackout"
Anyway, thank you very much for them!
Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:35 PM
If you have Photoshop there's a calibration tool you can use, and I'm sure many other programs have similar features. But even if you calibrate four monitors in the same exact fashion they may not all display the same. I've three PCs at home and a total of four others that I use for imaging work and all have been calibrated the same way. Yet only two of them display exactly the same. It's a true Catch-22 I'm afraid.
However, in this case, this is all moot because I didn't do any level processing on any of these images; just a bit of cleanup and some resizing. So if they look dark it ain't my fault.
Fade to Black...
Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:13 PM
Best photos of the B-19 I have ever seen! Thanks loads!
While looking at all those views of the aircraft, it occurred to me that it has the nose of a B-18 "Bolo" and the tail (almost) of a B-29. Interesting.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:19 PM
sorry, I think you're wrong when you say
quote:It's a matter of monitor calibration
This may be true in colour pictures, but editing black & white ones anyway improves the quality. For example, your picture #16:
(by the way, what was foreseen as forward weapon? A two-ich cannon?)
Answer the question yourself, and let the friends here comment!
Of course it's not your fault what other people print and upload. I only wanted to show what is possible...
Or is it possible that you love black, BlackWolf? Fade to black... Aren't there modern artists who paint pictures using only black paint?
Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:38 PM
37mm cannon IIRC, so you're no too far off.
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