A Matter of Perspective

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  1. Binjo

    Binjo New Member

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    My dad and I took a trip up to the Evergreen Air Museum this past weekend and something struck me. I never realized how small the Bf-109 really was compared to the vast majority of Allied aircraft.

    It's rather difficult to compare aircraft size when the dissimilar airframes are generally in your crosshairs. It also dawned on me that IL-2 rarely puts different airframes close to each other, so I thought I'd see how well the game models dimensions. So I slapped down the planes in the same arrangement as in the museum...it all looked about right.

    I think the 2nd image really shows just how short the 109 is compared to the American birds. The spitfire is remarkably similar in dimension until you look at both from above...that elliptical wing on the Spit really makes the 109 look like it's gliding on little chicken wings.

    Of course, next to the Spruce Goose...everything there seemed a bit tiny.

    Hmph, pics were in the wrong format...argh
     

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    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    The Bf109 was definately smaller than many other aircraft.The thing that always struck me as odd, was the Fw190's elevators in relation to the rest of it's control surfaces, though it seemed to work well enough like that.

    If you want to see a real size difference, park a Bf109E next to a Jug...lol

    And yeah, the Spruce Goose was a real man-beast. I saw it ages ago in Long Beach and "wow" is all that comes to mind.
     
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    geez, the 109 is small! put a Rata next to it :shock: :shock:

    edd
     
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    well it is small in comparison to other fighters, but then again it had the advantage of being small. maybe thats another reason that the me109 a fearce fighter was.
     
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    NastyDrZORN Banned

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    Yeah small and fast, i think the size and the amount there made in made them this good also. To bad it was a german fighter (cough cough) cus it sure kicked ass.
     
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    I don't have that, but I have a Bf109 between a FW190 and an A-1 Skyraider?


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