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Chevan
06-13-2007, 03:55 AM
Guys i found a few impressive photos of WW2 emergency bombers in air.
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7294/b17bombrunnl9.jpg
B-17 lost the tail assembly by the bomb that dropped from the bomber above.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2776/b26flakeb4.jpg
B-26 losing the engine by the flaking artillery.
It's interesting ,has it the chance to reach the airfield?

tankgeezer
06-13-2007, 11:47 PM
Guys i found a few impressive photos of WW2 emergency bombers in air.
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7294/b17bombrunnl9.jpg
B-17 lost the tail assembly by the bomb that dropped from the bomber above.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2776/b26flakeb4.jpg
B-26 losing the engine by the flaking artillery.
It's interesting ,has it the chance to reach the airfield?

If there is no fire, or one they can deal with, and the wing is still in one piece, it might go on for a long time.as long as one engine is running at full power.Fire is the big issue, if it reaches the fuel tank, Adios.

Panzerknacker
06-14-2007, 10:14 AM
It's interesting ,has it the chance to reach the airfield?

According to a book I have it crashed.

tankgeezer
06-14-2007, 12:47 PM
According to a book I have it crashed.
Then, its Adios.

Panzerknacker
06-14-2007, 11:40 PM
Sad but true.

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5688/dibujopr9.jpg

Chevan
06-15-2007, 01:38 AM
According to a book I have it crashed.
Sure PZ i had no any doubts. My personal experience of computer simulators (IL-2) prompting me the arcraft with a such serious damagings has no any chanse to stabilizing the turning airodinamic moment. (especially for the so long distance back way).
In your photo of B-26 without left wings - the airplain also had no any chance - the losing even 20% of area wings is critical for the fly ( espesially the hard aircrafts like the bombers).

Kovalski
11-18-2007, 05:52 AM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/brodarito/hsz1.jpg
Lt. Col. Lokker's B-24 marked "Blue I" (781st BS 465th BG) exploding over the Blechhammer South, 20th of November, 1944

pdf27
11-18-2007, 06:33 AM
In your photo of B-26 without left wings - the airplain also had no any chance - the losing even 20% of area wings is critical for the fly ( espesially the hard aircrafts like the bombers).
Depends exactly what you're flying and how close to the tip you lose the wing. I know of one case in the UK where a glider lost about 2m off the tip of the wing and landed safely (full opposite stick and rudder, descended in a smooth spiral to land in a field). I also know of a case in France where a glider lost half a wing (a free-fall parachutist was jumping through cloud and hit the wing, breaking it off). That crashed, with the two crew getting out at 200 and 50 feet above ground respectively. The impact was at about 6000 feet (2km).

Nickdfresh
11-18-2007, 02:59 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/brodarito/hsz1.jpg
Lt. Col. Lokker's B-24 marked "Blue I" (781st BS 465th BG) exploding over the Blechhammer South, 20th of November, 1944

I think USAAF B-17 pilots had a grim saying; to paraphrase: "Who needs escort fighters when you have B-24s flying with you?"

The B-24s flew lower, and made more tempting flak and Luftwaffe targets.

There's also some footage that is frequently used as "stock footage" where a B-24 is hit by a bomb dropped by a plane flying directly above, right where the wing meets the fuselage, causing it to burst into flames predictably...

Panzerknacker
12-01-2007, 07:47 PM
You mean this ?

http://www.zippyvideos.com/9742548884108646/b24alcanzado/

Is not a bomb, is a flak shell, it was hit from below.

Steven
12-23-2007, 12:05 PM
You mean this ?

http://www.zippyvideos.com/9742548884108646/b24alcanzado/

Is not a bomb, is a flak shell, it was hit from below.
Woow!!Thanks my friend!!

kallinikosdrama1992
12-25-2007, 11:23 AM
well i think this one is an accident
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/s200000/s206875.jpg

kallinikosdrama1992
12-25-2007, 11:30 AM
this one is very nice . The bomber i think it's a B-17 or B-29 and the other plane unidentified

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/V/img/AAF-V-p584e.jpg

a plane about to crash on a B-29 . Don't know if there is next scene picture

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/V/img/AAF-V-p584d.jpg

cj_ady
12-25-2007, 11:39 AM
Incredible......From douz's picturs you can see that the american pilots wasn't traind well....the german bombers ware the best....lick the ju-88 and others...

kallinikosdrama1992
12-25-2007, 11:41 AM
why you say that ?

Martti Kujansuu
01-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Two photos from the Military Archives of Finland under the HQ of the Finnish Air Force. These photos were posted along with the report of the accident or damage.

According to Finnish Copyright Law of 2005 these photos are now public domain.

1. Blackburn Ripon at Nurmoila on 16th June 1942. Probably a near hit from AO-10 on night before.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8490/45748851jg9.jpg

2. Finnish Tupolev SB (coded "SB-2") fell down on a shooting range shortly after take-off from Malmi Airport, Helsinki in 1942.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9295/35773907sh3.jpg

Martti

redcoat
01-04-2008, 10:06 PM
I think USAAF B-17 pilots had a grim saying; to paraphrase: "Who needs escort fighters when you have B-24s flying with you?"

The B-24s flew lower, and made more tempting flak and Luftwaffe targets.

In the ETO/MTO, the USAAF loss rate for the B-24 was 1.60%, while for the B-17 it was 1.61%.