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Ficticious: DH-91 with Merlins

Apophenia

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Lark asked how a Merlin-powered DeHavilland DH.91 Albatross might have looked...

Here are two quick retouches of the well-known photo of Franklin with No 271. I raised the wing on one version (there doesn't look to be room for a bomb bay with original wing position). Both look like they need defensive armament (I added a BP Type C turret to the low-wing version).

All and all, glad they went with the Mosquito :D
 

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Dear Apophenia,
to fully appreciate your Photoshop great work, it would be nice to show the (sad) source. Is it this one?:
 

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Tophe said:
Is it this one?:

Yes it is Christophe. There are probably better images out there of the Albatross in 'service dress', but I didn't find any through Google images.

BTW, Lark believes that the actual twin-engined Albatross concept would probably have had a canopy much like the original and a more '1939-ish' nose cap for the bomb-aimer. That makes good sense.
 
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