Debunked: Air Map of the World 1945 is a flat Earth map

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1945 British Military Flat Earth Map
Uncategorized June 28, 2017 Comments: 11
Includes Flat Earth Air routes and mileage added in. Proof positive of Flat EArth. You can order this map on EBAY and is of high quality. It was made by for British Airways

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I became aware of this map when a Flat Earther used this map as evidence for straight flight paths on Gleason's map. I was tempted to post this in "humor" because this map basically debunks itself: with a high-resolution version (5086x3411), you can read the corner inserts (the meme version covers up the most damning insert), and they clearly state that
  • this is a North Polar Azimuthal Equidistant Projection of the globe
  • the distortion increases rapidly from the equator outwards
  • the connections are drawn as straight lines for convenience
  • the actual flight paths should be shown curved to the south
  • the shortest distances are great circle arcs.
  • it is copyright 1943 in Buffalo, New York
  • it shows "miles in 10° of latitude" decreasing from the equator on southward
  • it has a sliding distance scale by latitude that shows the distortion of this map
  • the mileages on the red routes show globe distances

Source: https://m.imgur.com/i4ggxdc?r
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