Best Fighter Picture of WW2.

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by cally, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    I expect many members in the forum have stored somewhere on their computer a picture of a WW2 fighter aircraft that they especially treasure.

    Well here is your chance to show it off to all the other members!

    To start the ball rolling here is a classic Spitfire photograph which will take a lot of beating IMO!

    Come on - prove me wrong and make me eat my words!!
     

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  2. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    Cally,
    I must say that is going to some beating, any idea what sqn its from?

    Ken.
     
  3. vista52

    vista52 Member

  4. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Cally,
    I must say that is going to some beating, any idea what sqn its from?

    Ken.

    Good question Ken! It deserves a good answer!!

    RB140 was the first production MK XIV, it was preceeded by six MK VIII airframes (JF316-321) diverted from production and fitted with Griffon engines. These were unofficially known as MK VIIIgs.

    This photograph is an official factory or MAP photograph as the aircraft has not been given squadron codes. As it was the first production MK XIV this probably was par for the course.

    Anyway I can tell you to which squadron she went to AFTER the photograph was taken!!

    RB140 went to 39 MU 20-12-43. 616 Squadron 1-2-44. Later 610 Squadron. Damaged cat E (write-off, reduced to components).


    As far as I am aware the photo was taken by Charles Brown and the plane is flying over East Sussex - not far from RAF Friston.
    When this picture was taken in early July 1944 this particular mark of Spitfire was still on the secret list!




    Although the picture of the P47 from vista52 above is a good one - I personally dont feel that it challenges the Spitfire picture - although I cant really claim to be neutral!!

    I do think it would have been better if you had uploaded the picture rather than linking it to another site - but again that is just my opinion!

    I am hoping to instigate a thread full of good fighter pictures - so come on members - whatcha got?
     
  5. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    I expect many members in the forum have stored somewhere on their computer a picture of a WW2 fighter aircraft that they especially treasure.

    Well here is your chance to show it off to all the other members!

    To start the ball rolling here is a classic Spitfire photograph which will take a lot of beating IMO!

    Come on - prove me wrong and make me eat my words!!

    Nah horrid, Mk22 or something. Much nicer pic of a classic merlin [​IMG]

    mkIX or V.

    Kev
     
  6. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Perhaps not a favourite Spitfire photograph but one of the more unusual ones!
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12952&d=1233133627
    Spitfire believed to be Serial MK 698 coded by the Luftwaffe as T9+EK flown by
    The Zirkus Rosarius

    This special unit of the Luftwaffealso known also as the "Wanderzirkus Rosarius", was in charge of testing captured British and American aircraft which were all repainted in German markings. This unit was formed by Theodore Rosariusin in 1943 The Zirkus also toured operational airfields showing Luftwaffe pilots the captured aircraft and training them in techniques to counter these aircraft. (Wiki)


    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    I expect many members in the forum have stored somewhere on their computer a picture of a WW2 fighter aircraft that they especially treasure.

    Well here is your chance to show it off to all the other members!

    To start the ball rolling here is a classic Spitfire photograph which will take a lot of beating IMO!

    Come on - prove me wrong and make me eat my words!!

    Cally's picture is of Spitfire F.XIV serial RB140.

    Sorry Cally, you posted more info than I.
     
  8. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Kfz - Kevin. Your derisory comments about my photograph are astonshing!

    Not content with dismissing it by identifying with the wrong production mark - you then proffer as an alternative a poor little

    image that would barely cover a postage stamp!!

    Without wishing to appear rude - this thread was meant to encourage members to submit their best fighter picture of WW2.

    Either you cant be bothered to make an effort to find one or sadly that is the best that you have. Oh dear!

    I know it is early days but I was expecting more members to find images that they would like to show/share with the others here.

    Here are another couple of photographs that have long given me great pleasure.

    They are both great examples of Hurricanes. The second being a very rare shot of a Jugoslavakian Hurricane.
     

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  9. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Fighters are not really my scene, the B-24 Liberator is more my cup of tea but I do have this photo of Hurricane PZ865 'The Last Of The Many' The aircraft is wearing the Squadron code DT - 257 Squadron.
     

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  10. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    A very nice picture Peter. It is great to see both a Hurricane and a Spitfire in the same shot - and in colour.

    If we are talking colour - how about this glorious composition of plane and sky?
     

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  11. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Some excellent photos. I've saved Cally's in post #1 to my desktop background if that's ok?
     
  12. Deadly Birds

    Deadly Birds Senta a Púa!

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    Nice pic of a Hawker typhoon...armed and dangerous!!! :D
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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    Me 262. Mean as a shark.
     
  14. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    [​IMG]

    Perhaps not the best photo but slightly out of the norm , a ME-109 having its guns set.

    [​IMG]

    The Ju-88 G-6 a real predator - this is the fighter which landed at Dyce.

    [​IMG]

    The He-219 , another natural born killer.

    Both the abovce are from Theo Boiten's excellent "Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol.2 April 1944-May 1945".

    The ME-109 photo from "The Fighting Me-109" By Uwe Feist.
     
  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    One of my all time faves. Wish I could find the bigger image.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    James - Three fine pictures there IMO.

    I especially liked the first two.

    It looks like members are starting to dig out some good fighter pictures at last!

    Here is another great picture of a pair of P-40`s.
     

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  17. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Kfz - Kevin. Your derisory comments about my photograph are astonshing!

    Not content with dismissing it by identifying with the wrong production mark - you then proffer as an alternative a poor little

    image that would barely cover a postage stamp!!

    Without wishing to appear rude - this thread was meant to encourage members to submit their best fighter picture of WW2.

    Either you cant be bothered to make an effort to find one or sadly that is the best that you have. Oh dear!

    I know it is early days but I was expecting more members to find images that they would like to show/share with the others here.

    Here are another couple of photographs that have long given me great pleasure.

    They are both great examples of Hurricanes. The second being a very rare shot of a Jugoslavakian Hurricane.


    Steady on old chap, bit sensitive there The comment was off the cuff and not meant as a serious discussion on the picture. BTW my pic is a XIV too.







    Still think the merlin spits are prettier!!!!:p:p

    Kev
     
  18. brispencer

    brispencer Member

  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Spitfire L.F.VB, AB910. B-of-B Memorial Flight.
     

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  20. Deadly Birds

    Deadly Birds Senta a Púa!

    Very nice pic of a Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo - (Yugoslovian Royal Air Force).

    [​IMG]
     

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