Uploaded on: 6/24/2011
|Created in Vue 6 using Spitfire and V1 models. Some background information:
WWII Spitfires vs German V1 rockets.
Early attempts to intercept and destroy V-1s often failed, but improved techniques soon emerged. These included using the airflow over an interceptor`s wing to raise one wing of the V-1, by sliding the wingtip to within 6 in (15 cm) of the lower surface of the V-1`s wing. If properly executed, this manoeuver would tip the V-1`s wing up, overriding the gyros and sending the V-1 into an out-of-control dive. At least three V-1s were destroyed this way. That the method was from time to time actually effective could be seen over southern parts of the Netherlands when V-1s headed due eastwards at low altitude, the engine quenched. In early 1945 such a missile soared below clouds over Tilburg to gently alight eastwards of the city in open fields.
Wikipedia “V1 rockets”
|By Seaview123 on 7/10/11
I love this picture, and you`ve captured a scene of some real heroism and flying skill that isn`t very well known. It must have taken some real sand for a pilot to risk his life doing something like this. Great work on this picture.
|By RangerJimK on 2/20/12
Ach! You beat me to it (and did a much better job of it as well :smile: ).