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Cab Rank

By patspeirs  
P47 Series

Cab Rank

The mighty ‘Jug’ dropping down for a ground strafing run during the D-day landing operations. The P47s shown are from the 84th Fighter Squadron based at Duxford and were heavily involved in support of the ground troops.
Flying in a holding pattern near the front lines this air support was held in readiness until called in by the Forward Air Controllers based with the army formations - thus the nick-name ’cab rank’ , admittedly more used by the RAF than the USAAF. The P47s were eminently suitable for the pinpoint accuracy required in such ground support sorties and caused havoc among the opposing forces.

The image depicts a section of P47s, the D-day insignia lit by the watery sun of that poor June weather, sweeping down to answer a ground support call.

Tags: Digital art

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
15 Jul 2012 1:10PM
I like it Pat.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jul 2012 2:45PM
Love the diagonal arrangement, Pat, and with each plane progressively dipping more towards the camera (I know that's not the correct technical term but I guess you'll know what I mean).
And nice to see you posting images again.
Lovely capture, great DOF, Stunning action image, top class shot.

15 Jul 2012 5:17PM
Very well constructed and presented Pat - creativity at its best.

15 Jul 2012 6:40PM
Thanks all, good to hear/see you are all still active on the site - enjoying some new stuff for the composites.
RTR 9 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 10:01PM
Dont know how you do it but keep um coming......


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