Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I think this is a Douglas DC-4E


14 comments:

  1. The tale configuration, although similar, is wrong for the DC-4E.

    This is the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation which also had wingtip tanks to extend its range.

    My first commercial flight, when I was a young lad, was on a Vickers Type 700 Viscount turboprop operated by the now defunct Capitol Airlines. Our family flew from Washington DC to Cleveland Ohio to visit my mom's family for Christmas.

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  2. OH thanks, Harry.

    My first flight was when I was seven. We flew from Pasco, Washington, to Seattle, then to NCY and then to London. I have no clue what type of airplanes we flew on.

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  3. Griffin10:41 PM

    This photo is a fake.

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  4. This photo, dear Griffen, is a post card, one of a series of similar views, published by the ariline.

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  5. Griffin11:44 PM

    Maybe.

    It's still a fake.

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  6. Griffin12:19 AM

    It's all down to the outline of the plane. It's too crisp and well-defined.

    This is a feature of faked (or photoshopped) images. I've done enough of them to know. Nowadays, I blur the outline slightly which makes the photo look much more authentic.

    Take your photo of the German soldiers - clearly their British captors have been airbrushed out of the shot. Another fake!

    You have to ask, 'Why did the (German) airline produce a fake photo for a post card?'

    Might the (German) book referred to in another post also have airbrushed history?

    Just a thought....

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  7. Have you sought counseling? Did you watch the video to the finish?

    On the photo, might be a fake, might also be the printing process used in 1956. All those dots and such.

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  8. Griffin12:30 AM

    Here's the original photo:

    http://tinypic.com/r/2lthnx2/8

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  9. Griffin12:48 AM

    "Have you sought counseling? Did you watch the video to the finish?

    On the photo, might be a fake..."

    Yes, I sought counselling many years ago. I was far too gullible. I believed every history book I read and that every photo was genuine. More fool me!

    One senses a slight weakening in your stance on the photo. Perhaps the scales are falling.....

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  10. An occasional reader6:50 AM

    Is this a private spat, or can anyone join in?

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  11. Griffin8:28 AM

    "Is this a private spat, or can anyone join in?"

    Only if it's germane.

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  12. Ma chère tante Sally culottes! Your photoshopped photo is worse than the photo you claim is fake. You didn't do a good job at all of masking off the area around the engine nacelles.

    Retouching a photograph made for a large commercial client like an airline was not uncommon in the past century. Years ago in one of my past lives I would alternately 'dodge' or 'burn in' a part of a black and white photo to bring out an important part or make it, as we Americans say, snap.

    FACT: the photo is of a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation.

    FACT: Lufthansa, like many airlines around the world, flew the L-1049 in a variety of configurations.

    FACT: Griffin's comments generally bore me.

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  13. He's a Brit; of course he bores you.

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