Ignoring the 101,391 lb Wiking in the room…and then some!

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  1. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

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    While thumbing through my recently acquired copy of “Markings and Camouflage Systems of Luftwaffe Aircraft in World War II, Volume III” by Karl Ries Jr. I came across the following picture:

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    Somehow the caption seems a little…oh I don’t know…inadequate perhaps?
     
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    Nice. One very common aircraft and two very uncommon aircraft in the photo.
     
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    Exactly... great photo Jim, thanks for posting. The wheel bogie on the 222 is especially interesting!
     
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    Is that really a 222?
     
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    As near as I can tell, but honestly it took me a while to convince myself of that. Initially I thought I had discovered some gigantic hither-to unknown Luftwaffe aircraft! (Boy wouldn't my parents have been proud!) Admittedly it is viewed at an odd angle, but what clinched it for me was the three diesel engines on the wing, the wing turret (seen both above and below the wing), the visible staining on the retracted wing floats (two places) and the mooring cradle. Another observation: That hanger must have been HUGE!!!
     
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    Actually this is a Bf-109G-1 W.Nr.14072 and was assigned to 5./JG11
     
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    Hahahahahah... Really? Where?
     
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    You know, the more I look at it the more I agree with you. Unless that's a smaller scale version of it that really was one fricken huge hanger!
     
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    I'm sure your mom is proud of you anyways.
     
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    Maybe not Mom, but Dad surely!
     
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    Thought it was the flying scale model initially also, but the 109 and 141 would have never fit under it's wing! Maybe quite the opposite!
     
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    wish I could see the whole picture.
     
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