KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 93 posts, RR: 26 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8177 times:
Greetings! May be a stupid question, but....
In this photo, taken from the flight deck of a C-5, how is the truck (which appears rather nearby), visible right through the windscreen? Considering the massive height of the Galaxy's cockpit, shouldn't the truck be well below the line of sight of it's windows?
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8078 times:
I wonder if the truck is on some large flatbed vehicle. Notice on the right windshield, a cab with a driver is visible. Almost like he's towing or pushing whatever the truck is on (but the truck has a driver) ???
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8064 times:
I agree, it looks like the truck is on top of something else....that C-5's cockpit is a good 30 feet up there, and it doesn't look like the photographer is standing THAT far up....and the nose must be down as well, or else we wouldn't have such a view out the front windscreen
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8035 times:
It's an optical illusion created by the aperture setting used by the photographer. Just a trick of the lens.
Yes it looks like the truck is on top of something, the tarmac.
The reflection is visible on what looks like wet ground.
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TLIMA From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7510 times:
This definitely messes with one's mind!
If the truck is on the tarmac, than it would have to be some really HUGE truck. Also, where then would the forklift right behind it be? It looks "lower" but can't actually be below grade.
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7253 times:
This is obviously an edited picture. Even if it was real, look at all other pictures of the C5 cockpit. You see scenery outside. The only part of the "ramp" that you can see is under the tire of the truck and the rest of the picture is all white. This is an edited picture. Also notice the door supports, at the top they come over the "top" of the windscreen on the inside of it, thats obviously a cut and paste also. Reason I say that is look at the old "star nav" windows at the top, those are white too, not filled in as if the front cargo door is open. The only thing thats real from the picture is the cockpit.
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SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7202 times:
As someone who has ground handled more C5s than I care to count, but has not spent that time on the flight deck....
A. Initial thought was the photo was doctored. A possibility....
B. It also could be that the C5 is "forward knelt". In other words the rear MLGs are fully extended and the nose gear is fully retracted. This configuration results in a decidedly nose down deck angle, useful for loading large objects and rolling stock with minimum ground clearance thru the nose with the visor raised.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6876 times:
The photo is real. It's just an optical allusion. The Fire Truck in the photo is closer to the aircraft then it looks. Also, with the nose open, you loose the prospective of depth... you'll need to remember that the aircraft drops right off in front of the windows now. The second photo that JeffB used would be the view from the truck.....
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4967 times:
Look at the forklift carefully. Where is there any depth to it. It has to be a doctored photo (I don't know why, unless its on a secure base). It looks like somebody cut out both the forklift and fire-truck... where is the depth to it? It looks like they were added last second in an attempt to get it approved.
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SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
Sorry gang, it's not doctored... i thought it might be a first but why would somebody go to the trouble when it's so easily explained in another way?
The exposure is set for inside the cockpit, hence the ramp (probably concrete) out the window is over exposed & washed out. The height and angle of the cockpit are easily explained by the kneeling landing gear of the C5. Probably the aft kneeling hydraulics are malfunctioning forcing a nose load or the load is low ground clearance and requires loading thru the nose....
B757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
Does anyone have any experience with Flight Simulator 2004? THE FIRE TRUCK IS THE EXACT ONE. THIS PICTURE IS A FAKE, ALSO LOOK AT THE GAUGES THEY ARE RIGHT OUT OF FLIGHT SIMULATOR, fake pictures a.net needs to remove this immediately!
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RDUBE90Pilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 63 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
Look at reply12. You can clearly see how far forward of the windscreens the botom of the cargo door is. Now look at the topic picture. Could there be a distortion of distance as mentioned. Looks that way to me.
PS That panel looks like most of the other C5's I was on while in the Air Force. Any info B757capt where the AF is getting all these FS2004 panel conversions?
25 Newark777: The cockpit looks like a flight sim panel because the panels are designed to look like the real thing. Cameras can deceive with their images, and can
26 HaveBlue: I'm going with doctored as well. The cockpit part is real, but the view may be edited. In any case, to clear somethings up. It is not a 'trick of the