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‘Some you win…………..’ (2)


Unlike the RAF and USAF the Luftwaffe did not rotate their aircrew and in the later stages of WW2 the Luftwaffe achieved a grossly imbalanced mix of very combat ‘savvy’ crews and ’newbies’. The image depicts a Luftwaffe pair of FW 190s bounced by prowling P51s, the battle hardened ‘experten’ immediately pulling into a hard break while the inexperienced pilot falls easy prey. The survivability of these superlative pilots is seen in the make-up of the post war Luftwaffe when Johannes Steinhoff, with 176 air combat victories, was appointed the first CinC of the post-war Luftwaffe, he was succeeded by Gunther Rall (275) and the all-time high scorer Erich Hartmann (352) retired as a Colonel in 1970. An essay in Darwinian theory!

Composite of aircraft images from various recent airshows and skyscape from my archives. The FW 190 is the A8/N variant - the N = nachbau - a ‘new’ build from a German company - perhaps not a restoration but still a piece of nostalgic magic in the skies. A companion image to ‘Butcher Bird’ posted a couple of weeks ago by my son - v8dunc.

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Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:28 Feb 2010 - 10:48 AM
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Imagephotographics

Another great image Pat - great work !

Chris

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motorsportpictures

a fab shot, well caught.

Scott

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 10:56 AM

A superbbbbbb .love it
saeid

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peterellison
28 Feb 2010 - 10:57 AM

Excellent image!
Peter.

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
28 Feb 2010 - 10:59 AM

excellent capture
mirc

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 11:21 AM

nicely put together.lesley

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clicknimagine
28 Feb 2010 - 11:35 AM

fantastic man...

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wideangler
28 Feb 2010 - 11:49 AM

fascinating

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 12:32 PM

I was very fortunate to meet up with an ex 'Newbie' FW190 Pilot many years ago and his claim to fame in his words were that he had swum the channel twice. Said with a grin in his face. He had a problem that, although he was in a great fighter he lacked the experience and for some reason always had 'One of the Few' on his arse. His words. He used silk twice.
This has brought back fond memories to me of a wonderful evening's drinking with a very modest and humble gentleman.
The work on this image is again outstanding and a superb piece of work yet again.
When is the book being published
Richard

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 - 12:46 PM

Hi Richard - your comment brought back many memories of times in the Mess at RAF Geilenkirchen when we had guests over from the then very new Luftwaffe base at Norvennich - many tales- mostly tall I suspect, huge amounts of beer, and great camarederie especially amongst those who had WW2 experience. They were great guys with no thought of being on 'one side' or the other. My thanks for your input - working with Dunc trying to get a decent set of images together.
Pat

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
28 Feb 2010 - 12:48 PM

Great picture grampa and it is just as good as it's brother picture. See what you mean by some you win, most the time I lose.

connor

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 - 12:57 PM

Hi Connor - what happened to the match at Elgin - weather cancellation. Give you time to get down to some photo work, where are the pics from your trip to Rannoch!!
Grumpy

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UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
28 Feb 2010 - 1:10 PM

Weather canceled the game and has left me a bit of time for pics.

connor

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 3:18 PM

Another super piece of digital art my late Father would have loved these - Elizabeth

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stephenscott
1 Mar 2010 - 12:52 AM

Another superb image pat and as useual outstanding write-up..

Steve..

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2010 - 12:14 PM

Wow coming right at you. Another fine piece of work. Love them all.
Regards
Ann

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SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2010 - 4:22 PM

Another beautiful composition. Everyone, a masterpiece.
Steve.

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2010 - 5:32 PM

Fantastic PF, love these aircraft pic's, so very real.

John Smile

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metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 10:17 AM

Exellent
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