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‘Bounced’ - WW1 series (4)

A section of RFC SE5s poised to fall on an unsuspecting Fokker Triplane. The Triplane’s pilot hampered by restricted vision due to his top wing and the ’up-sun’ position of the SE5s. The classical set-up of aerial combat unfolds as the SE5s use their height and visual advantage to fall on the Fokker - ambushed from behind and with little hope of escape.

The silk scarf seen on the nearest pilot is not an affectation but was to alleviate friction burns caused by the constant need to check behind for enemy aircraft - this solution carried on into WW2 where the RAF fighter pilots ‘insignia’ was the top tunic button undone with a silk scarf and no tie - seriously bad form, old boy.

The SE5 (SE stands for Scout Experimental) became the premiere fighter machine for the RAF and when eventually fitted with a reliable engine achieved a top speed of 120mph and a service ceiling in excess of 20,000ft and that with no oxygen or special clothing!! Over 5,000 were built and considerable numbers supplied to the French and the American Expeditionary Force.

Composite image of SE5s of the Shuttleworth Trust and a Fokker Triplane from a Canadian airshow - skyscape from the archives.

Have, at last, got the new computer fully up and running and all the data and software recovered - the investment in external drives for all the photo images really paid off!!

Title:Bounced
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:16 Apr 2010 - 9:20 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Se5, Ww1
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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:25 AM

Great job Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:54 AM

Another marvellous creation, Pat, with very interesting accompanying info. As I said before, these planes are from an era on which I am rather ignorant, so I am learning all the time.
Also glad to hear you are up and running computer-wise and that no material has been lost.
Regards, Ronnie.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:58 AM

Excellent capture with Good detail and great background.thanks for info .
saeid

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franken
franken e2 Member 113047 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 9:58 AM

Excellent!

Ken

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 10:17 AM

Great work and a stunning image. Ann

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 10:27 AM


Quote: Another marvellous creation, Pat, with very interesting accompanying info. As I said before, these planes are from an era on which I am rather ignorant, so I am learning all the time.
Also glad to hear you are up and running computer-wise and that no material has been lost.
Regards, Ronnie.

Ronnie says it so well. I love these images, everyone a masterpiece, this is no exception. It would have been tragic to lose them.
Steve.

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chazcherry
16 Apr 2010 - 10:42 AM

Super image, especially when viewed large. Chaz.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Apr 2010 - 11:14 AM

Great work,superb shot.
Cheers
Alan

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Imagephotographics

Another great image Pat - wonderful work !

Chris

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 12:41 PM

And the SNCO's were dashing in the cravat Pat...lol
Cracking work and good work with the break of formation and detail set against a brilliant sky. Not a bit of ash in sight.
Make sure you put your tie on before you enter the mess
Richard

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
16 Apr 2010 - 1:38 PM

Thanks Richard - not to mention desert boots and M&S shirts for the 'far flung' posts. Re ash - my trusty old Shack would have taken that lot in it's stride!
Pat

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HuntedDragon
16 Apr 2010 - 2:22 PM

oooo now we're talkin

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 3:36 PM

Another wonderful shot Pat, we are enjoying looking at these very much and hearing about all the information you leave on them. A super job yet again. Hope to meet you in person one day.
Regards
Ann

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nishad1994
16 Apr 2010 - 5:14 PM

WoW !! Great capture and I love fighter planes !! Smile
Have a GEA on me ! Smile

Nishad

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
16 Apr 2010 - 5:33 PM

Hi Nishad - many thanks, so much appreciated.

Pat

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rockfish
rockfish  4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 - 5:49 PM

Another superb image Pat, and such interesting info. Glad you're computer is up and runing.
Peter

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 7:49 PM


Quote: Thanks Richard - not to mention desert boots and M&S shirts for the 'far flung' posts. Re ash - my trusty old Shack would have taken that lot in it's stride!
Pat

And with gallons of coffee washing about under the wing spar

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Jestertheclown
16 Apr 2010 - 8:47 PM

Glad to hear everything's OK Pat.
Another great piece of work.
Jester.

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wideangler
16 Apr 2010 - 9:46 PM

Super composition Pat and the history is very rewarding. thank you.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 6:07 AM

Super image and military history lesson.

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jim5955
jim5955  5 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2010 - 8:37 AM

Brilliant shot and story

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 8:42 AM

superb work Pat which captures the story well

Linda

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 9:36 AM

Wonderful work Pat. Excellent write up too
Carol

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 10:51 PM

Great shot, Well deserved GE award.

Si.

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bromley-smith
19 Apr 2010 - 11:05 PM

Excellent work Pat. Congratulations on your award, richly deserved.
Tony

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