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N 146 B 752 C 20 E Jun 9, 2024 F Jun 12, 2024
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A week after the last airshow, I went back to the air museum and put in some more practice at panning, this time, hand held at 1/80th sec shutter speed. A couple of shots came out ok, including this picture of Spitfire RW382 taking off. This aircraft was originally built as a Mk XVI with a low back and a Packard Merlin engine. Following a crash, it was rebuilt to Mk IX standard with a high back and RR Merlin. Flown by the always excellent George Haye.
This Spitfire is presented in USAAF markings; the US operated several hundred Spitfires, although it was never a major type for them.

Tags:   Canon EOS R5 Canon EF 100-400mm L IS MK II lens + x1.4 Extender MK III Duxford Spinning propeller

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Beautiful white Rose - pure and simple, a joy to behold.

N 914 B 60.8K C 175 E Jun 2, 2024 F Jun 9, 2024
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The undercarriage can be seen retracting into the wings.
This Spitfire is a Mk IX, serial MH434, was built in 1943 and saw extensive service in the War. It is currently painted with the black and white 'Invasion Stripes' that were added to all Allied aircraft just before D-Day, in an attempt to reduce 'friendly fire' incidents. The stripes on this plane are beautifully painted with straight edges, but in 1944, many units had little notice of the order, and the stripes were often hastily applied with a paintbrush and didn't look as neat as these.

Tags:   Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EF 100-400mm L IS MK II lens + x1.4 Extender MK III Duxford Summer Air Show 2nd June 2024

N 352 B 2.5K C 42 E Jun 2, 2024 F Jun 8, 2024
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This aircraft, built in 1943, flew 2 missions over Normandy on D-Day, towing gliders of troops and supplies, and subsequently supported other missions of the invasion, including Market Garden. The aircraft seems to have been in pretty much continuous use as a civilian passenger and cargo carrier for most of the intervening 80 years.
Many Douglas DC-3/C47 aircraft are still airworthy, and a number still in commercial use.

Tags:   Canon EOS R5 Canon EF 100-400mm L IS MK II lens + x1.4 Extender MK III Duxford Summer Air Show 2nd June 2024 Dakota Douglas DC-3

N 300 B 2.4K C 29 E Jun 2, 2024 F Jun 7, 2024
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The North American B-25 Mitchell was a medium bomber produced in the USA during WW2 and beyond. An extremely successful design, more than 10,000 were built, served in many airforces, and some remained in service into the 1970s. Numerous examples remain flyable to this day. This civilianized model is beautifully presented by Red Bull. Normally, I don't like seeing commercial sponsorship emblazoned on historic aircraft, but I have to give Red Bull a pass for this and for their gorgeous DC-6 - both are really splendid. In popular culture, the B-25 famously appears in the book and movie 'Catch 22' by Joseph Heller. When a critic complained to Heller that he hadn't written anything as good as Catch 22 since, Heller replied, 'Neither has anyone else! - It's a great book, highly recommended.

Tags:   Canon EOS 5DS R +x1.4 Canon EF 100-400mm L IS MK II lens + x1.4 Extender MK III Duxford Summer Air Show 2nd June 2024


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