Flying Legends – Curtiss P-32 Hawk (H75-C1 N82)

Captured at the Flying Legends Airshow at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. More about this iconic US built World War 2 plane on Wikipedia. This particular model H75-C1 (number 82) is one of (possibly the only) Hawk to be restored to flying condition. Please click on the photo for more viewing options on Flickr.

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Technical Details

Nikon D7000, f/5, 1/1000, ISO200

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 Lens
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MiG 17F, Vietnam Air Force -HDR

Building upon the Korean War success of the Soviet MiG-15, this single seat MiG-17F had wings that were more sharply swept back and a longer fuselage. This aircraft’s maneuverability and cannon-armament proved legendary in dog fights. It could out-maneuver american missiles and out-fly larger american fighters. NATO gave the code-word “Fresco” to the MiG17. The Vietnamese called the painted versions of this plane “Snakes” (From the description on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum).

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North Vietnamese Air Force MiG-17F. Click on the photo for a larger version

Photographed on the hangar deck of the USS Intrepid, now the home of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum in New York. 3-shot handheld bracketed HDR rendering.

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MiG-21 Polish Air Force – HDR

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum in New York is surely one of the many unmissable sights in the city. The museum is based on the now decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. The photo below is of a Polish Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft on the hangar deck of USS Intrepid. Behind this is a PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (MiG-17F) plane from the Vietnam Air Force painted in blue. The photo itself is a 3-shot bracketed HDR rendering with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

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MiG21PFM. Polish Air Force. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York. Please click on photo for a larger version.

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