Wikipedia:Picture peer review/B-36 tracked gear

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B-36 tracked gear[edit]

Experimental continuous tracked landing gear on a B-36 Peacemaker. Used to spread out the weight of the B-36 to allow it to land on softer runways, but was abandoned in favor of the conventional four-wheeled bogie.
Edit to remove the line on the right.

Large, very clear and not grainy. Only techinal problem is that line on the right, which probably could be cropped out. Subject is unusual, as it is the only time tracks were ever used on an aircraft.

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​​​​D.B.talkcontribs 15:41, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • I like the image for what it is. It's funky, and it would catch my eye and get me to click on it on the main page. I wish the accompanying article told a bit more, but that doesn't matter for a FP. I think it's unique enough that it would be a good image for the main page. I don't usually go into details on technical quality on images, though, (except micrographs), but hopefully someone else will give you feedback in this area, and that will be a deciding factor on whether you go for FP. --Blechnic (talk) 00:06, 4 August 2008 (UTC) PS For now, please just crop the line out and re-upload, there's no point in showing it with that portion in. --Blechnic (talk) 00:07, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
    • I figure, that if it makes FP, it would be a good candidate for the April Fools Day POTD. I'll see about cropping the line out, but I'm going to place the edited version under the original, just see people can see both versions and maybe improve my attempt. --​​​​D.B.talkcontribs 00:18, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
      • It does need work to clean it up, also. I like the picture, and I would like to see it used in an article and I think it would be fun on the front page, but it needs a lot of work to clean up the image. Can you do this? I don't see the point in keeping both versions, but that's your choice. --Blechnic (talk) 01:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
        • The orginal image is currently being used in the articles Convair B-36, undercarriage, and continuous track. I'm going to keep both versions around as the last time I nominated a image, it needed editing and both were kept. What else needs to be done to the image? --​​​​D.B.talkcontribs 02:09, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
          • Hopefully you'll get some good feedback from other editors. I like the image a lot, and I think my personal like won't help you in getting it ready for FPC, where people can be rather unpleasant about what is wrong with your image. --Blechnic (talk) 04:35, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I like it too -- good encyc. value, albeit for a narrow topic. Do crop the right, please. Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 17:20, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Ah, good timing. Support crop version. --Pete Tillman (talk)
17:20, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Y'know, that is a very strange-looking piece of machinery... as is the B-36, for that matter. Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 17:26, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
That's how it caught my attention. I came across the B-36 randomly and made a spontaneous decision to see if this odd photo had a change at featured. Any chance this could be closed early, so that it can taken to FPC. --​​​​D.B.talkcontribs 17:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Seconder
  • I'm seconding this as a formality, but why don't you submit the cropped edit it yourself? Good luck with it!
Do you happen to know if any of these things survived? Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 02:37, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
I doubt any survived, but then again, I didn't know they even existed. --​​​​D.B.talkcontribs 12:01, 6 August 2008 (UTC)