Don't try this at home

by Volker Weber




wenn das keine Fotomontage ist, ist das Bild sicher nur echt, wenn es um 90° im Uhrzeigersinn gedreht wird.
Wenn es echt ist, ist es kaum zu glauben... ;-)

Gruß, Leo

Matthias Leonhardt, 2005-02-10

Und ich wollte immer schon wissen, woher die kleinen Segelflieger kommen...

Armin Roth, 2005-02-10

I think it's a real, unmodified photo - but I think they are models, not real aircraft! There's absolutely no sign of exhausts, turbulence or anything else to suggest they are real, full-sized, fast-moving jets.

Prove me wrong!

Nick Daisley, 2005-02-10

Nick, here is another one.

Volker Weber, 2005-02-10

It's an optical do with line of sight.

Look at Vowe's second picture and the size of the tailfin emblems. You can see the plan inverted has a smaller tailfin for an identical plane. Even so, as a pilot, you appreciate even more how good these formation flyers are and the admiration they get is well deserved.

Carl Tyler, 2005-02-10

One of vowe's shots? *smile*

Henrik Heigl, 2005-02-11

when you look at the shadow on the second picture it does look very real.

Even though it could be a photoshop masterpiece, I actually more believe that it's a pilots masterpiece.

Stefan Heinz, 2005-02-11

A pilots masterpiece done with a constructional masterpiece as the Mikojan Gurewitsch 29 truly is.

And there are more russian constructional masterpieces. Like the GAZ-39371 Vodnik that makes any american Humvee look like a joke. Sadly the one and only SUV is 30 centimeters over the maximum allowed car width for german streets. But hey! It is not too big for german rivers right?

Martin Schroers, 2005-02-11

The real reason why these things are not allowed on German streets is probably not a physical one, but a psychological: You'd scare the sh... out of me, if you passed me with that thing!

Ragnar Schierholz, 2005-02-11

What? Scared of the sweet little Vodnik? Just a question of the right paint job! How about pink glitter with blue stars?

Martin Schroers, 2005-02-11

@Martin Schroers: the picture does not show a MiG-29, it's a Sukhoi (Su-27 "Flanker"). More on the Russian Knights here (in German):

Christian Kube, 2005-02-14

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