War & Conflicts Discussions => Airpower => Topic started by: Alan65 on 19 January 2009, 21:34:47



Title: Focke-Wulf Fw-58
Post by: Alan65 on 19 January 2009, 21:34:47
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/GermanyaircraftFw-58Weihe.jpg)

Fw-58 "Weihe" nose-cone view on postcard.  this image looks 'staged' to me; maybe it's the lighting?  Would it be possible to get this image from a plane that's actually in flight?


Title: Fw-58 and Fw-56
Post by: Alan65 on 19 January 2009, 21:36:28
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/GermanyaircraftFw58heiheandFw56stos.jpg)

An Fw-58 and Fw-56 down behind in flight on a German postcard.


Title: Re: Focke-Wulf Fw-58
Post by: Tanker on 19 January 2009, 22:20:21
([url]http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/GermanyaircraftFw-58Weihe.jpg[/url])

Fw-58 "Weihe" nose-cone view on postcard.  this image looks 'staged' to me; maybe it's the lighting?  Would it be possible to get this image from a plane that's actually in flight?



I find it doubtful unless the photographer was mounted on the left propeller spinner.  It looks like a composite photo.

It would be difficult to get sufficient deapth of field with the lens to include both the machinegunner and the background airplane in focus at the same time.


Title: Re: Focke-Wulf Fw-58
Post by: Alan65 on 20 January 2009, 19:21:20
yes, my first impression is that it's staged.  shows some nice detail, though!  propaganda purposes would be well-served with a postcard like this.


Title: Re: Focke-Wulf Fw-58
Post by: Mad Russian on 2 March 2009, 00:56:33
It doesn't even look like a photograph. More like a well done drawing.

Good Hunting.

MR