The following picture, of a Boeing 757 superimposed on a photo from the explosion series,
originally appeared in the article
The size of the Boeing 757 in this picture was determined directly from that of a similar picture on David Bosankoe's web-site (without verifying its accuracy, as the picture seems to be roughly what one would expect). As David has since recalculated the size of the pictured 757 and released an updated (and significantly different) version of this picture, I decided to check his work by calculating the size of the Boeing 757 using a different approach (an approach already put to use in the above mentioned article). This alternate approach is particularly suited to the task here, as it automatically accounts for the distortion due to the security camera's wide angle lens.
Since the heliport control tower is strangely invisible in the "plane" photo, the lines bounding it had to be superimposed from the "impact 2" photo. These are the 2 lines on the left. The line bounding the planes tail has also been marked. It is the rightmost line. What we need to calculate is the position of the line that bounds the nose of the 757. The angle between the lines bounding the heliport control tower is 6.4 degrees. The other (rightmost) angle is 16.5 degrees.
We now transfer these lines to the overhead photo of the area, presented below.
- We mark on the 2 lines bounding the heliport control tower.
- We measure the angle between these lines, and find it to be 4.8 degrees.
- We measure 12.2 degrees toward the top of the photo and mark the line that bounds the tail of the 757.
- We draw in a line, emanating from the point of impact, at an angle of 50 degrees to the Pentagon wall. This is the path of the aircraft.
- We measure the length of the side of the Pentagon visible in the photo, and find it to be 622 pixels.
- We measure 105 pixels from the point where the line that bounds the tail of the 757 and the line that shows the planes path, intersect.
- We scale a picture of a Boeing 757 to 105 pixels and superimpose it on our picture.
- We draw a line from the nose of the aircraft to the security camera.
- We measure the angle between the middle 2 lines emanating from the security camera booth. It is 1.9 degrees.
Note that I have used the 50 degree angle calculated on xox's web-site, and not David's figure of 55 degrees. It doesn't really make too much difference, but it seems to me that the idea behind xox's estimate should lead to a more accurate result.
Now the 1.9 degree angle in the overhead photo corresponds to an angle of 1.9 x 1.34 = 2.6 degrees in the "plane" photo. Making a line 2.6 degrees to the right of the line that bounds the right of the heliport control tower, we obtain the desired line which bounds the nose of the 757. Thus we obtain the following picture that shows roughly what one would expect to see if the security camera had indeed snapped a picture of a Boeing 757 (with its tail in the same position as the purported tail section that we are meant to be able to see above the larger of the two parking control structures).
Although, my calculation does not agree with David's new graphic, it (very roughly) agrees with his original picture.
However, note that both David's new graphic, and his old one, together with the other features of the "explosion" photos, prove that these photos are complete and utter fabrications.
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