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Bounced

By patspeirs  
‘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!!

Tags: Aircraft Digital art Ww1 Se5

Voters: Jalapeno, TheWanderer, RonnieAG and 43 more

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Comments


Jalapeno 6 127 2 Iceland
16 Apr 2010 9:25AM
Great job Smile

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
16 Apr 2010 9:54AM
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.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
16 Apr 2010 9:58AM
Excellent capture with Good detail and great background.thanks for info .
saeid
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
16 Apr 2010 9:58AM
Excellent!

Ken
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
16 Apr 2010 10:17AM
Great work and a stunning image. Ann
16 Apr 2010 10:27AM

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.
16 Apr 2010 10:42AM
Super image, especially when viewed large. Chaz.
Cormy 9 3 England
16 Apr 2010 11:14AM
Great work,superb shot.
Cheers
Alan
16 Apr 2010 12:40PM
Another great image Pat - wonderful work !

Chris
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
16 Apr 2010 12:41PM
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
16 Apr 2010 1:38PM
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
HuntedDragon 8 118 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 2:22PM
oooo now we're talkin
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
16 Apr 2010 3:36PM
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
nishad1994 6 264 Oman
16 Apr 2010 5:14PM
WoW !! Great capture and I love fighter planes !! Smile
Have a GEA on me ! Smile

Nishad
16 Apr 2010 5:33PM
Hi Nishad - many thanks, so much appreciated.

Pat
rockfish 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 5:49PM
Another superb image Pat, and such interesting info. Glad you're computer is up and runing.
Peter
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
16 Apr 2010 7:49PM

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
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
16 Apr 2010 8:47PM
Glad to hear everything's OK Pat.
Another great piece of work.
Jester.
16 Apr 2010 9:46PM
Super composition Pat and the history is very rewarding. thank you.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2010 6:07AM
Super image and military history lesson.
17 Apr 2010 8:37AM
Brilliant shot and story
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2010 8:42AM
superb work Pat which captures the story well

Linda
metro074 6 8 Australia
17 Apr 2010 9:36AM
Wonderful work Pat. Excellent write up too
Carol
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 10:51PM
Great shot, Well deserved GE award.

Si.
19 Apr 2010 11:05PM
Excellent work Pat. Congratulations on your award, richly deserved.
Tony

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