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North American P-51 Mustang "Miss Velma" at Duxford Flying Legends Air Show

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"Miss Velma" & Ferocious Frankie" are the 2 resident P-51 Mustang aircraft at Duxford

When North American aviation first produced these aircraft they installed the same American Alison engine of the P-40 aircraft
This proved to be less than satisfactory at higher altitudes & was then replaced with the Rolls Royce Merlin engine
of the Supermarine Spitfire
The result was a formidable high performance fighter

The wing was a lamina flow design than was very efficient when flying, & therefore had a long range for the fuel load.
These aircraft were also employed as fighter escorts (when they were installed with additional drop fuel tanks) for the B-17 Flying Fortress bombers flying on missions to Germany & back
This was the only escort fighter at that time to give to give bomber protection for the complete mission

Big Thank you to M_squared & Brian65 for their "User Awards" on my previous upload "Black Crowned Night Heron"
& also everyone else for C & Cs much appreciated

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2010 - 2:52 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100, 100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:North American P-51 Mustang "Miss Velma" at Duxford Flying Legends Air Show
Username:brian17302 brian17302
Uploaded:24 Jun 2013 - 4:22 PM
Tags:Air shows, Aviation, General, Photo journalism, Sports / action, Transport
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:30 PM

Very nice movement on the prob..
It like a drawing with lots of detail..
Great work..


Dave

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:30 PM

Superb capture - great detail and clarity. You must have been flying alongside to get such a great shot!

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:56 PM


Quote: Superb capture - great detail and clarity. You must have been flying alongside to get such a great shot!

Sadly I was not flying along side to take this photo, but I may have been standing on tiptoes GrinGrinGrin
Cheers Brian

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 5:08 PM

Nice image Brian!! One step and your in the cockpit!!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 5:16 PM

Awesome Brian...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
24 Jun 2013 - 6:38 PM

This is really excellent !! A superb capture Smile

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 2tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 - 6:50 PM

Great shot Brian.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:59 PM

What a cracker of a shot...well captured

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:09 PM

A super shot; it certainly looks as though you were up there too.
Ju

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:53 PM

Superb, Brian.
See one of these flying most weekends.
Colin

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 9:21 PM

Very well captured, excellent photography.
David

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User_Removed
25 Jun 2013 - 7:25 AM

A super image, i love air shows.
Regards, Alf.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
25 Jun 2013 - 1:05 PM

Great clarity and detail. Excellent capture.
Effrossini

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
1 Jul 2013 - 5:46 AM

A great photo of this very beautiful fighter. Smile Yes, without a doubt, it was the best fighter of World War II at high altitudes. I recently read the memoirs of Helmut Lipfert where he claimed this fact. But at medium altitudes, he considered that Spitfire and Yak-3 were more stronger rivals.
Regards Valery

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