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Warhawk

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The mighty P-40 Warhawk, flown by the Commemorative Air Force.   The P-40 first flew in 1938, it was the third most-produced American fighter of World War II, after the P-51 and P-47.   Warhawks served all over the world in combat during the war.   I had never seen one in person, but thankfully one was on hand for the Wichita Flight Festival this year.    The P-40 took off in pursuit of the Japanese fighters in the Tora Tora Tora show, it was great.   Beautiful plane.   When parked, it was roped off in a way that severely limited the angles from which it could be photographed.  I would have loved to have been able to get around in front of it as well.

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4 responses

  1. This is a beautiful plane and you captured it beautifully in spite of the restrictions. I love the curved tail on it so it’s a great angle to photograph. The in-flight shot is amazing, too. Almost like being at eve level.

    October 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

  2. Pretty cool. With the art on the plane and the sky like that, these almost look like drawings.

    October 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  3. One of my favourite planes along with the Spitfire. I really like how you made it look in your photos, high clarity and strong tones.

    October 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  4. Great series! Lovely captures on all.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

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