Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1578 posts, RR: 7 Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
A person who works with my father sent this to me at my father's request. As a courtesy for those with slow connections and don't want to load the photo every time this topic is viewed, here's a link to it:
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
Clever picture and pretty well done.
The exploding part is an ex Air France 741 that was used in a test explosions at Bruntingthorpe in the UK. The DERA were experimenting with different cargo pods and how they and the airframe reacted to bomb damage, if I remember correctly this is with 20kg's of Semtex explosive.
Tomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
Just had this sent to me a couple days ago. It is such skillful image manipulation that makes us hesitate before declaring it a fake.
I believe Air Canada fleet #307 was stored Marana as an airworthy ship in 1999. If this is true, then this is something that would have happened within the past year or so, and we would have heard about it.
I'm not so sure the aircraft was landing. Yes the spoilers are deployed, but look at all that engine core heat. More image manipulation?
Anyway, I would like to see one other image related to this. That would be a candid shot of the perp's face when served with a court summons. It may not be illegal, but distribution of such an image can have inentended consequences, in that it brings us all one step closer to being a regulated activity. It can happen.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
Notice Thrust from the engines.. CF6-80 whatever for air canada.
And see how at the back where it says "boeing 747"
you only see the '747' part but no Boeing at the piece adjacent to it..
the Rust forming under the windows where theres none at front.. so forrth..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Vngd4me From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 238 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3119 times:
Photoshop... What a wonderous thing.
I agree, this was made in bad taste. It is pretty well done but could be better. It is obviously a fake to the trained eye but at a not so close glance could be seen as real. Hopefully it is being represented as a fake because I doubt Air Canada would like the idea of this public "slander."