German aircraft crashing photo: real?

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  1. racerguy00

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    I found this picture on a few different sites on the web. Anyone know if it's authentic because it's an amazing photo.
     

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    I would be the last to know. The smoke just doesn't seem right for some reason .
     
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    I suspect fake.
     
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    I'm no expert either, but my guess would be that it's a fake as well.

    TO
     
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    Bit like this
     

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    I suspect fake, although well done.

    Just a little bit of wind in a smoke cloud causes it to begin to trail, and its not apparent in the picture.
     
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    I think it actually was from a movie.
     
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    hokey photo job, the pic has been discussed in the past
     
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    Wasn't that shot (not the background image) from the movie "Battle of Britain"?
     
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    what's that thing on the left wing ???


    Kris
     
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    It's not from the BoB movie Dave, but it might very well be from a much earlier movie, the title of which escapes me, made either during the war, or very soon afterwards. I can't be sure, but i think this might be a 'still' of a Woodason model of a JU88, used in the above movie, 'shot down' over the sea IIRC, and has been superimposed onto a background of trees.
    Of course, it could also be a doctored clip from gun camera footage, heavily re-touched and superimposed.
     
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    it looks like a picture of a ju 88 on the ground taken from 7 oclock position then rotated to make it look like its "going in"
     
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    #13 Airframes, Dec 14, 2009
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    BTW, the picture of the pilot ejecting from the vertical Lightning is not a fake! It was a chance in a million pic, caught as the aircraft was on finals after a test flight from the factory. Suffering a total shut-down of all systems, the aircraft went nose down, and the pilot, George Aird, ejected, landing in a greenhouse of a gardening small holding. When I worked for a multi-national photographic company, I had copies of the original print, and some of the parachute harness and canopy lying in the greenhouse. At that time, George was the pilot of the BAe owned Mosquito (since lost in a fatal crash at Barton, Manchester), and I showed him the copies of the prints, and asked him about his experience. He confirmed that the photo was genuine (which we knew at the Big Yellow Box from analysis), and that is him punching out, when he swung once under a full canopy, before plunging through the roof of the greenhouse.
     
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    Ouch, off all things to land in, he lands in a greenhouse.
     
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    Now I still dont know what that thing is on the left wing ...


    Kris
     
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    Battle Damage... Or one of those crazy air stuntmen that has decided to ride the bird in...

    Or a camera

    Or (and this is the most likely answer) a Chemtrail generator!!! The government was trying to poison us in the 1940's!!!! (sorry, was reading the chemtrail form)
     
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    It's a Gremlin! :lol:
     

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    I KNEW IT !!!! DAMN GREMLINS AGAIN !!! :evil: :evil:



    Kris
     
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    NOT a fake. EE Lightening XG322 suffered a control failiure just ten seconds from landing on 13 Sept 1962. The man ejecting is test pilot George Aird. He landed on a commercial greenhouse breaking both legs. The photographer was a professional who was photographing agricultural subjects and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve. You've confirmed what I posted previously. Really nice bloke George, with some great tales from his wartime exploits - often in the pub! Sadly, I think he's now passed.
     
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