Damaged Warplane Thread

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Place where you can post all the damaged warplane photos you can find, it can be any era or country


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can't forget this one!
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Halifax II MZ559 at Old Buckenham - 3 Sep '44 after being hit by 1,000lb bomb over Venlo 2

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Cool. That first image is from my Dad's cousins plane - He was tail gunner on Dottie Jane when they took that 88 hit. He took some shrapnel wounds.

He died about a year ago.

Details at 447th Bomb Group

Here is the underside...
 
This is my all-time favorite aircraft image of ww2 (and my former avatar).

Thanks to Dan Johnson (his image).
 
wow nice! i've seen the underside pic before and I think there is more photos of the plane but im not sure


sorry it's so big!!
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Here's some I have. Don't know the stories behind them though...
 

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interestingly 3 of these 5 are Mk.IIs!
 

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certainly moreso than they've given credit for, they're often said to be weaker than the american bombers but that's mostly the B-17, just what is tougher than a B-17 :lol:
 
if you loose an engine in a P-47 you find you'll run out of options very, very quickly as you sink like a 15,000lb stone ;)

I was trying to find the Power off/clean feathered glide ratio of the 47 - didn't find anything reliable. Saw some that said 1:1, but I wouldn't think that could be right, it's so damn low. At that rate you'd need 6,000ft to glide 1nm :shock:

Even my bulky TC-12B glides at 12:1 clean w/ both props feathered.
 

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