Take a look at the Me-109 shot accompanying this story.
It amazes me how things like this happen on a "BBC" website. Is it just disregard to the image content or just lack of any training by the person who put copy up?
I dont see the purpose of cutting the nose shot for any creative purpose. The cockpit is too far to be the target.
Do you think they did this to avoid paying for it? It could be a feeble attempt to change the shot or make it look different from the original.
Ofcourse, this picture (as it stands) would be rejected in 1 second on this website.