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  1. starling

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    just put up a picture of grandad on a german fighter.the photo is very fuzzy however,can anyone clear it up,and possibly let me know what type of german fighter it is.yours,lee.
     
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    Where is the pic Starling?
     
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    I think he posted in the Photo section. From what I saw I think its a Fw 190 missing a canopy. If its the pic he is suggesting.

    Took alook again. Charlie2 looks like a Bf 109 maybe missing its wings.
     
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    I think you are right of the matter of the pic in the Photo section.That's it.But I'm afraid I cannot agre with you that it was Fw 190 missing conopy.The aircraft had different engine cowling.What is more there is visible a main starboard landing gear leg.Wurgers had their ones mounted to their wings and quite far from a fuselage.In addition there are visible two small air intakes on the front of the engine cowling ( above the exhaust pipes) that were characteristic for Bf109G and late series. I think that the aircraft in the pic was Bf109 G-6/AS, G-10, G-14/AS or K-4 fighter.Judging by its light camo on the fuselage it is possible it was a Special Escort camo scheme.The DB605AS or DB605DCM engine can be suggested by the engine cowling as well.On left there is visible a quite big bulge with big black spot on it.I think it can be hole for a "cold" engine start crank.This is my opinion.
     
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    charlie 1 and 2 are both my grandad,charles henry fox.i have several,but the others r standing in group photos with mates.dont know what regt he was in though.seems like a tough nut to crack.lee
     
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    the background shows lots of twisted metal,and i think a hanger.it maybe very late war-post war aerdrome,because he was de-mobbed until 1946.i must get a scanner or software.yours,lee.
     
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    These are the two pics. I saw the first when he posted a month ago or so but didn't see the second. I think you're right, Wurger.
     

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    thats him njaco,cheers.lee.
     
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    Oh.... I have missed the first pic.In the one it could be the Fw190,Sorry Njaco.:oops:

    Starling, is it possible to make a better scans of those pictures?
     
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    i will get a scanner wurger.lee.
     
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    The top of the canopy in the first picture looks squared off in the back. That would seem like a 109 to me.
     
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    I thought it might be too wide a cockpit. Maybe an Ar 96?
     
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    Rather no, in the first pic it could be Fw190.Because its windscreen was of the square shape as well , the rest of cockpit conopy was bulging only.What is more I cannot see the short cross-bars in the windscreen corners what was typical for Bf109 cockpit windscreens.But I still think that in the second pic there is Bf109 of G or possible K series.
     
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    You're right, Wurger! For some reason I kept thing in the first pic he was facing to the right. He is actually facing left! Ok, first pic I vote Fw 190. Second pic definately Bf 109.
     
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    I think it would be better if these scanned pic would have better quality.Starling has said he would scan these pic with better resolution.
    But now I can agree with you, Chris.:D :lol:
     
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    Agreed. A better scan will give us more to look at.

    I was thinking that maybe the first pic he was looking toward the back of the aircraft, but I guess that wouldn't make much sense! You guys know the German aircraft better than I do.
     
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