Two original photo's to share

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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hi all,
    Picked these two up on ebay some time ago. One of Spitfire PRIB P9331, there is an old threat on this forum discussing this a/c and there are some more pics of this Spit around on the web. The other is a late 109G with an Erla build canopy but with a normal style tail rudder.

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    Good catch Sander.
     
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    Great photos, but I noticed two things about the second photo:
    One, that Bf109 seems to be sitting at an odd angle...and in the background, that Luftwaffe aircraft has some odd bands on the fuselage, almost like Allied invasion strips...
     
  4. Kingscoy

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    I see what you mean about the angle...can't explain it though. The aircraft in the background has indeed two white bands across the fuselage but I don't think they are invasion stripes. The pilot too is dressed in all Luftwaffe gear.

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    #5 FalkeEins, Jul 7, 2013
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    looks like a Siebel 204; two white bands are training school machine markings, nice pics, thanks for posting!
     
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    Interesting shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I betcha its a collapsed landing gear on the port side. Look at the horizontal stabilizers and the distance to the ground - one is a mere inches while the other is..... I'm guess LG collapse.
     
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    I think that could well be the reason...didnt' notice the offset stabilizers before. I'm wondering if the pilot on the pic is the one piloting this a/c....he looks quiet relaxed. It would at least have raised my heart rate/minute.
     
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    A gear failure could be the reason why they took the photo...giving the pilot a hard time for screwing up a landing...the pilot looks more irritated than anything. :lol:
     
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    Falke Eins beat me to it - Siebel Si 204D/E in Yellow training bands. The 109 undercarriage collapse may confirm a training base too.

    Great photos Sander!
     
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    Yellow bands are for blind flying training school.

    blind1.jpg
     
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    Yep, those are the ones Andy. (Some great photos on the Luft Archiv site)
     
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    #13 Kingscoy, Jul 15, 2013
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    Great pic indeed. Thanks for the confirmation!!
    Just wondering....can we get an ID on the Siebel on my pic? The code on the fuselage is 91.
     
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