New BOB Stamps...?!?!...for shame!

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  1. Capt. Vick

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    What is wrong with this picture? Look closely...
     
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    You have got to be kidding me !
     
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    Maybe the 109 hit a time warp when it blew through the newspaper.



    Geo
     
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    Yeah and it dragged a Spitfire IX with it from north Africa by the looks of it !
     
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    Spitfire has 4 blades? The Bf 109 doesnt look right either but I dont know the colour schemes.
     
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    Could happen.




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    Suppose it could !
     
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    what a crime
     
  10. GrauGeist

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    The Bf109G certainly would have come in handy during the BoB...
     
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    Especially with the extra cannon built into the wings !
     
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    Well, to be fair, I think they got a little confused.

    The airframe is a G series, but the wing cannon in that placement would be the K series however, the long barrels come from a Fw190A-8.

    But hey, no problem, that (north African) Spit sent the mysterious wunderwaffe Messerschmitt down in flames before anybody noticed!
     
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    Yup with boomerang cannon rounds if the flames from the opposite side of attack have anything to go by !

    Terrible job all round.

    Did the K series 109 have wing cannon ?

    It also looks like it has a Typhoon/Tempest chin radiator !
     
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    Well not hugely surprised they didn't get it spot on...
     
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    Somehow not surprised, but that is still so SAD... their research probably consisted of typing 'Me 109' in Google images and printing the first thing that came up.
     
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    Bouchon with engine + MG and MG bulges from 109G-6, engine air intake looks like 605D-2 or AS equipped 109, this grey something below the engine may be a very badly done drop tank
     
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    I think the worst part of it is not mistakes in the aircraft but in the spirit of what happened. The Battle of Britain wasnt about Spitfires chasing Messerschmitts whatever the marques it was about individuals and squadrons trying to get up to oppose a fleet of bombers. I dont like the triumphalism in the picture it jars.
     
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    Personally, I would have thought photos of the pilots and crews, even if in a montage, would have been more appropiate.

    BoB was a struggle often on a personal level and having generic images of aircraft detracts from that.
     
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    The era of 1940 focusses on the air battle over England with Spitfires and Hurricanes. The spitfire was always a glamourpuss and can steal a show but that battle wasnt won by a few hundred spitfires. As the second world war passes slowly into history it is being twisted changed and served up in simple sound bites for the young generation.
     
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    Well, they cant All be Robert Taylors. Artist, tongue in cheek, is 19 most likely.
     
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