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    Thread: Dope Shizzz (v. Aviation & Space)

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      11-12-2008 11:12 AM #1
      Time for a "dope shizzz" thread, Aviation & Space style.

      ^moar http://www.boston.com/bigpictu....html


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      11-12-2008 11:37 AM #2
      Shuttle plume after launch

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    4. 11-12-2008 04:23 PM #4
      So can people post some explanations about these pics.

      Is that plane flying through a tunnel?


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      11-12-2008 05:30 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by JoeArlo »
      Is that plane flying through a tunnel?

      99.99% sure that it is German WW2 wind tunnel testing.

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    6. 11-12-2008 05:32 PM #6
      Bad ass! Thx

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      11-12-2008 05:34 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by judoGTI »
      Bad ass! Thx

      The idea here is to get the ball rolling and everyone contribute. Already got OK from Moderators.

      If anyone needs help with what the thread is about, do a search for "dope"

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      11-12-2008 05:58 PM #8
      more myconfinedspace stuff...

      click for high res

      yea, not in the air, but none the less!

      If you guys/gals like WW2 stuff, I'll start posting pics ...although they may be quite large

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    9. 11-12-2008 08:49 PM #9
      WWII pics are fine with me

      I will try to post more pics tomorrow to keep the thread going if I remember too.


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      11-12-2008 10:30 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by wob_vento »
      WWII pics are fine with me

      I will try to post more pics tomorrow to keep the thread going if I remember too.

      You got it


    11. 11-13-2008 02:14 AM #11
      View from the ground:

      My point of view:

      Another cool pic:




      Modified by bastion72 at 11:15 PM 11-12-2008


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      11-13-2008 09:52 AM #12
      this is not dope by any means, but by far my fav WWII image...
      so powerful

      "Pvt. Paul Oglesby, 30th Infantry, standing in reverence before an altar in a damaged Catholic Church. Note: pews at left appear undamaged, while bomb-shattered roof is strewn about the sanctuary. Acerno, Italy." Benson, September 23, 1943.

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      11-13-2008 10:30 AM #13

      WWI listening device

      Largest bomb dropped in WWI (1650lbs)

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    14. 11-13-2008 12:01 PM #14
      KrautFed the pic of the Church is incredible.

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      11-13-2008 01:19 PM #15

      I like that one, is this how they tested back then?

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      11-14-2008 08:45 AM #16
      full scale wind tunnel pre WW2 aggression..the german's really were ahead of the game in Aviation technology. Must have been all those years of forced "glider" flying

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      11-14-2008 11:46 AM #17
      mustang in wind tunnel

      German twin engine fighters attack American B-17s


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      11-14-2008 12:07 PM #18

      German's in Africa

      Horten Ho II L

      "A Heinkel He-111 nose-gunner fires against a dutch Fokker G-1, 1940"

      captured B17

      Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun "Typhoon"

      Dornier Do-24 prototype flying boat

      Dornier Do 335

      African camo

      Heinkel He 115 seaplane

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    19. 11-14-2008 12:52 PM #19
      This one is great, I've never seen anything like it

      What a great photo thread


    20. 11-14-2008 02:23 PM #20
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      11-14-2008 03:55 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by BlackGTiTurbo »
      This one is great, I've never seen anything like it

      Quote, originally posted by B17 with the enemy »
      Since so many B-17s were lost over Europe, it comes as no surprise that not a few Fortresses fell into Axis hands, either by being forced to land on German airfields or by the Germans piecing together flyable examples from the bits and pieces of crashed aircraft. By various means, the Germans were able to put about forty Fortresses back into the air, which is a rather sizable force, so much so that the Luftwaffe can be counted as a major B-17 user!

      Most captured B-17s were given high-visibility German national markings and were used for the training of fighter pilots in the development of tactics that would be effective against USAAF-operated Fortresses. However, some were flown in their original USAAF markings for various clandestine purposes such as sneak penetrations of Allied territory, the dropping of agents, or the supplying of secret bases. The most well-known Luftwaffe unit to operate the captured B-17 in such a fashion was the notorious I/K.G.200. The exploits of I/K.G.200 are sort of shadowy and not much is written about this outfit in most histories of World War 2. One of their better-known exploits took place in the spring of 1944 in the Western desert (long after Rommel had been run out of Africa) and involved the use of captured B-17s and other Allied aircraft for the construction and maintenance of a series of secret airstrips and fuel dumps. A captured Fortress was used to parachute agents into Jordan in October of 1944. In Luftwaffe service, the B-17 was assigned the cover designation of "Dornier Do 200".

      There are reports that at least one captured B-17 was used by the Luftwaffe as a decoy. It would follow returning USAAF B-17 formations, pretending to be a crippled straggler and hoping to draw a B-17 out of the formation to cover it against fighter attack during the flight home. Once the protective B-17 closed in, the decoy would fire at it with its own guns or would call in German fighters to finish it off. This practice was enough of a threat that USAAF bomber formations would often fire upon an approaching straggler that could not be positively identified.

      In the Pacific theatre, most USAAC B-17s were destroyed on the ground during the first few days of the war. However, the Japanese advance in the Pacific was so rapid that Allied forces were often forced to leave some of their aircraft behind as they retreated. As a result, the Japanese forces managed to obtain a collection of different types of Allied aircraft that they were able to put back into the air with fairly little effort. The Japanese obtained at least three Fortresses--two B-17Ds and one early B-17E--which were flown to Japan for use in a public display of captured enemy aircraft. These captured B-17s were used for careful evaluation of their capabilities and the development of fighter tactics that would be useful against them.

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      11-14-2008 04:37 PM #22
      Fascinating thread, more Nazi planes, bitte!

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      11-14-2008 04:58 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn M. »
      the german's really were ahead of the game in Aviation technology. Must have been all those years of forced "glider" flying

      Wasserkuppe Horton Brothers were recruited to Luftwaffe to take their glider designs and put them into fighter aircraft. They specialized in flying wings.

      Horton pics...

      their first glider...

      another Horton glider...

      Ho IX prototype





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      11-14-2008 05:43 PM #24
      Dornier Do 26 powered by diesel engines and pull AND push props

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    26. 11-15-2008 07:56 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by KrautFed »
      this is not dope by any means, but by far my fav WWII image...
      so powerful

      "Pvt. Paul Oglesby, 30th Infantry, standing in reverence before an altar in a damaged Catholic Church. Note: pews at left appear undamaged, while bomb-shattered roof is strewn about the sanctuary. Acerno, Italy." Benson, September 23, 1943.


      Damn... very graphic and emotional! sick would like to see more pics like this.

    27. 11-15-2008 08:04 PM #27

      SICK!

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    29. 11-16-2008 01:51 PM #29

      Crazy to have one of these pop up in a public beach.. knowing me I'll try to swim right next to this bad boy to try sneak a peak, btw this is just a curious question is this the bylistic russian typhoon they made the movie called The Hunt for Red October??


      Modified by #1 S T U N N A at 6:52 PM 11-16-2008

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      11-16-2008 02:04 PM #30
      Typhoon 941, I believe. 6 or 7 of them were made, depending on who you ask.

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      11-16-2008 09:32 PM #31
      nice view!

      Stukas attacking Romanian foot soldiers

      Stuka dive

      mid air collision of Hurricane and Dornier 17 bomber
      [IMG] http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/ww...of%203-KG2.jpg [/IMG]

      Mistel... FW190 fighter teathered to bomb loaded Ju-88. The fighter carried the bomber with help of bomber's engines. The fighter released bomber to hit target, and fighters were re-used


      another variation of above



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    34. 11-17-2008 01:10 PM #34
      This is a great picture but whats with the weird border at the top of it? Was it shot from inside something? Almost makes me think it might not be legit?


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      11-17-2008 06:48 PM #35
      its called vignetting, it occurs due to the lense used. OR in this case i think its part of the frame/matte it was in.

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