Working out a (Fictional) aircrafts dimensions from a photograph.

Graham1973

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Over in the 'Fictional Aircraft from TV and Movies' thread I posted a series of screen caps from a 15 second night time air-raid sequence that appears in the 2019 Turkish film 'Cicero'. For reasons that will probably never be determined the people doing the special-effects decided to create a 'frankenplane' (From this point I'm going to refer to it as an He-211.) rather than the B-17s that would have been used in a somewhat atypical USAAF air-raid (At the time in the war the story is set the RAF had transitioned to night bombing and the USAAF had stuck with daylight bombing.)

The He-211 is clearly closely related to the He-111 as the two screen caps show (If anyone can translate the captions in picture one I would be grateful.). And at an 'eyball' estimate I'd judge them to be roughly the same size as a B-17, but I think it might be possible to refine that a bit. The second attached picture is the closest view of the aircraft in the sequence, as it shows standard Jumo 211 mounts it's probably safe to use the engine/propeller as a way to 'scale' the image.

I've never done this before, I suspect that the dimensions of the He-111z might also prove useful in this endeavour, however I'm not sure. If anyone can help, please reply below as I'm sure that others might find this discussion interesting.
 

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Thanks for finding that. I will ask the question once I've worked out the best wording... And I'll report back here when I'm done.
 

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Other than asking the makers, you have to start from something you know or can guess the size of, like the engine, or a human, or something.
 

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