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Great War Dogfight

By dark_lord  
Thanks to those who commented and voted on the Fokker Triplane.
It's thanks to Simon that I looked on the original image and just below the price (twopence!) at the bottom of the poster was the date, 1915. So it is earlier than the Triplane, which was in wide use in spring 1918.
So today's image I don't think would ever have existed in reality as the Sopwith Triplane entered service in 1916 and was superceded quite rapidly. Unless anyone knows different.
V2 is another dogfight.
V3 is just for Silly Sunday, a rather less successful German machine but one aspired to by many in the DDR throughout the Cold War.

Tags: Transport Aircraft Great war

Voters: Philip_H, Nikonuser1, cabbie and 38 more

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Comments


Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 9:36PM
Nice set, like the processing in V1Smile

Cliff
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 9:44PM
Three lovely images v 2 for me

Ade
22 Jun 2014 10:08PM
A lovely set, I do like the processing on V1..Lin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1860 England
22 Jun 2014 10:22PM
I'm not sure "aspired" is quite the right word... Makes a Skoda 120 look good.
jadus 9 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 11:04PM
I can't see any dogs GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Jade
22 Jun 2014 11:09PM
Great shots. Cathy
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 12:43AM
You are a bit of a master at this kind of areal photography... V1 is trully impressive...
V3 I love to bits, there-again green is my favorite colour! Grin
IB
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
23 Jun 2014 6:02AM
I like the sepia, with the grain added; really looks like an old print...
If I didn't know you better, I might have accused you of plagiarism, Keith...!!!
Now I am set to wondering, why they thought 3 wings to be better than 2 - or 1...?
I like that old car. I imagine a lot of blokes, filled with self-importance, drove those...!

Simon
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
23 Jun 2014 2:38PM
OK John, you're right, maybe not aspired, but you were seen to be doing ok if you had one Smile
kojak 8 14 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 5:15PM
Nice set of photos
danbrann 16 640 17
23 Jun 2014 7:48PM
Another three from a very good series.
23 Jun 2014 8:28PM
A super excellent set! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 8:42PM
V3 is a classic, in more ways than oneWink

Adrian

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