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Old 7th Jan 2021, 08:01
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Recognise this one ?

This still is from a much aired clip of a " Battle of Britain " shootdown. Unable to find a link to the video clip but it's been around for many years. Any idea what type it is - beats me, the apparent location of the horizontal stabiliser I cannot reconcile. Any ideas to put me out of my misery much appreciated ? Cheers



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Old 7th Jan 2021, 08:12
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Looks like an Arado 96 used as a trainer by our German cousins in WW2.

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Old 7th Jan 2021, 08:26
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Looks like you've nailed it George. Exactly what it was doing in theatre during the B of B is anyone's guess - cheers n keep safe
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Exercise 16: Combat Experience.
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FHT...Failed Fritz....
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I looked at this in the IWM years ago. An AR 96 from later in the war. I was looking for alleged "He 113" imagery at the time.
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Why do most films of the BoB seem to include FW 190s being shot down and a mass flypast of Miles Master I filling in for a scrambling fighter squadron? Is it laziness or ignorance on the part of the film makers?
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Probably because the producers themselves were so overawed and confused by the baffling and esoteric new world of aviation that they thought everyone else was too, and as one aeroplane looked just like another no one would ever notice.
It would be the same if I made a film about mopeds or (c)rap music.
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 10:16
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Originally Posted by VX275 View Post
Why do most films of the BoB seem to include FW 190s being shot down and a mass flypast of Miles Master I filling in for a scrambling fighter squadron? Is it laziness or ignorance on the part of the film makers?
Both I think. Fed up of seeing Liberators posing as Lancasters (film maker thinks four engines, two tails: close enough) and the various other outright laughable gaffes that they make. Makes me wonder what else they get completely wrong on progs I'm watching to actually learn something!
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Talking of Lancasters, have you noticed these film makers can't count. There are a surprising number of Lancasters with only two engines and three fins.
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Talking of Lancasters, have you noticed these film makers can't count. There are a surprising number of Lancasters with only two engines and three fins.
Manchesters?
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Just watched film about the Amiens raid, lots of Mosquito's but on the run in to the raid, Havocs, guess as previous if it has two engines etc it will do, where do they get the researchers from ?????
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