This page Shows some third part provided aircraft pics I choose from around the internet. This pics ilustrates several structural items of real WWII aircrafts. It provides to you a more realistic aproach on how the details may be represented in your models than the majority of drawings you can found for free can do. See that I do not own the copyright of these pics, but they are provided for free in the www. If you think I can't show this content and or know the owners of the copyrighted material (in case they don't want their material to be exposed in such a way), please contact me...
The aircraft drawings and tree view pics I provide to you are in their majority relative to other aircrafts, not the ones provided in this page, althought, this pictures may help you, since some of the structural items that you will see here were similar or absolutely identical in a series or all of the contemporary aircrafts. The similarity is a product of the country or epoch tecnologic levels.
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Here you can see a good BF-109 pic, where you can observe the two prominent fuselage pieces over the engine section, and between them, two machine-guns sincronized with the propolsor's movement. It is a good painting reference too...
BF-109 control panel in detail. The pic shows all the control panel gouges in their correct positions.
Excelent reference picture showing the right wing's avionics, the machine-guns and muffler positions on the aircraft nose, and the fuselage to wings joint.
Close-up picture of the BF-109 nose and propulsor showing some important details for this aircraft, like the wing's prominent bubbles at the landing gear's weels holes, and the fragile aspect of the BF-109 landing gear.
A pic of the BK-5 50mm german anti-tank canon, used below the wings of some aircraft variations.
Close-up FW-190 landing gear picture... Here you can see the stronger landing gear structure of this aircraft, whem compared to the BF-109 one. Thinking about it's workings, we can see that the tension shafts at the left of the picture moves to the aircraft center, carrying the main connect rod with them. The landing gear carenage have a hinger at the their enlargement point in such a way the entire landing gear set can be aerodinamically adjusted to the botton of the wing.
Here, another excelent picture to try understand the german aircraft workings - We can see how the bombs are carried and dropped. The four pending shafts gets the bomb stabilized due to pressure. Their movement are articulated by four small hingers (small metallic pieces at the top-front of each shaft) at the middle of the bombing rack. Just at the middle red strip of the bomb, you will see a suspension lug where the bomb is fixed.
The same situation is seemed here, at the wing's bombs racks. See althought that this rack mechanism is a little different and more compact them the previous one. Its articulation seens to be behind it at this picture view angle. The frontal mechanism's section seens to close like a fan or a pincers. At the middle of the bomb a suspension lug is probaly located.
Several structural items of a Hawker Hurricane can be seemed here! See the transversal wing's section, the fuselage structure, the propulsor and the limits between mettalic and cloth coated fuselage portions.
The Hawker Hurricane main body to wings joint. Here you can see how to this joint is structured.
The complex and asymmetric Heinkell HE-111 nose. See how the gunner seat is located at the right of the aircraft nose. You can see this by the different glasses dimensions at the botton of the nose.
The "panzer killer" JU-87-d STUKA with their two heavy BK-5 canons under its wings.In this picture you can see too the crew positions on the cockpit, the flaperons structure and the uncoated landing gears.
Here, another good picture that can help us to complete a tree view p-40 drawing lack of information.
A p-40 control panel. You may observe the aiming device set outside the frontal canopy glass.
This is a good picture to see how are structured the P-51 Mustang. You may see that all the viewed aircrafts have a similar engine mounting structure.
P-51 landing gear in detail.
This picture is very interesthing one. See the propulsion helix shovels shape, and the landing gears carenage...
Spitfire Seafire and their wings articulated points...
Ventral view of a Spitfire. In this pic you can view the landing gears, flaps and ailerons displacement.
A beautifull Zero picture showing theis clean lines and a panoramic (non bubble) canopy.
Here, you must observe the Zero's canopy workings. It runs to back at two external tracks. Since this, the canopy runs over a two parallel tracks.