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Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby Thorsten » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:17 pm

That's right - please let me see some really old planes (say, anything that has been in the air before 1945). But please don't just load the plane and take a screenshot - make the picture tell a story - maybe a historic scene, or a visit to a modern airshow - you name it!

I hope that will be easier than the last one...
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby F-VEBR » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:41 pm

Just check the daily facts

That's what i do everytime i can fly.... 8)
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby gooneybird » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:55 pm

Probably not what you really want but here goes anyway.

DH 89 ZK-ACO (race no.60) departing Allahabad, India during the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby curt » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:31 am

Here's a request for someone to build a Waco ARE/SRE cabin biplane for FlightGear-- this is one of the most beautiful airplanes of the golden age. And for me, the Howard DGA probably wins for a mono-plane. I'd love to see some Chief's and Luscombes and Taylorcraft too, maybe a Cessna 120 & 140. Any airplane designers love the golden age as much as me?!? I know big commercial jets are sleek and sexy, but you have to admit there's something nice about puttering along at 80 kts @ 1000 AGL.

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:02 am

Ok, this is my entry for this week.
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Lancaster taking off from Manston.
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Lancaster on Crossing the french coast.
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby Figaro » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:29 pm

oii Lachlan, that first screenie of yours IS BRILLIANT.
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby Johan G » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:39 pm

I second that! 8)
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby skyop » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:33 pm

It's just too bad the broken atmosphere shader spoiled it. :?
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:12 am

Yes, why does it not load scenery earlier?
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby someguy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:14 am

B-17, as seen from escorting P-47:

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:05 am

Are you allowed more than one entry?
The second leg of my bbmf hop:
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As day broke:
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And when i got to my destination in Reims:
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby vivian » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:35 am

It is early June 1944. The newly formed 150 Wing, commanded by Wing Commander Roland Beamont is based at RAF Newchurch in the south of England. D Day is a few days off: the grouncrews have not yet painted invasion stripes on their aircraft. The Nazis open their V1 campaign against London on 12 June 1944...

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The V1 threat faded in August 1944 as Allied troops overran the launch sites in the Pas de Calais. 150 Wing returned to offensive operations. Records show that 67 years ago to the day, on 15 Sep 1944, Tempest SA-I (EJ693) flown by P/O Hall, was employed on an Armed Recce over Holland ...

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Armed Recce missions were normally flown by 2 sections of 4 aircraft in "finger four" formation ...

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On return from its fifth patrol from Grimbergen (the same day 496 (NZ) Squadron was moved to Volkel) EJ693 developed engine trouble. P/O Hall pulled off a skillful forced landing just short of base, and was rescued unhurt. His Tempest was declared "Category B" (beyond repair on site) and subsequently collected by 409 RSU (Repair and Salvage Unit). By the time of the crash EJ693 had only flown 28 hours and 38 minutes in 21 operational sorties. EJ693 was adopted by 151 RU (Repair Unit) as a test bed for its Sabre Engine Repair Section, at Wevelgem (near Brussels). It was then acquired by the Technical College at Delft in the Netherlands, probably between 1946 and 1948. By the time EJ693 was moved to Dutch Air Force base at Woensdrecht in 1971 it was missing wings, tailplane and engine. During the 1970s the RAF Museum acquired the fuselage of EJ693. In a complex swap in 1987 EJ693 entered private hands. Restoration was started in 1988 when 1 Napier Sabre engine (of the 3 needed to make flying a practical proposition) was acquired. In 1992 the aircraft was sold to Kermit Weeks, and a slow restoration continues, with restoration to a flying condition a long term aim.
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby F-VEBR » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:56 am

September 13th 1935 - 1st flight of the Hughes H-1, American racing aircraft.
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Howard Hughes at the controls setted the landplane airspeed record of 352 mph (566 km/h) over his test course near Santa Anna, California.
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He apparently ran the aircraft out of fuel and managed to crash-land without serious damage.
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His only comment was: "We can fix her, she'll go faster".
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:14 pm

Ok, well, once again, i did a bbmf delivery, this time with 2 other members.....
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Oldtimers

Postby Johan G » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:54 am

Apart from the middle one, those screen shots look great. 8)
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