The V1 flying bomb

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German V1 flying bomb

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford has a fantastically preserved German V1 flying bomb dating back to 1944-1945. The V1 is one of the earliest weapons to use a pulsejet engine. With an effective range of 160 miles over 9000 of these were launched at the United Kingdom between June and October 1944 till their launch sites were overrun by Allied advances.

The above photo is a composite of 3 shots bracketed at -2, 0 and 2 eV and merged in Photomatix Pro.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB

The Hawker Hurricane was the workhorse fighter plane in the Battle of Britain. This particular plane on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England was recovered from a crash site in Russia in 1941.

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB

The Hurricane the first single-seat 8-gun monoplane fighter that entered service in 1937. In 1940, Hurricanes shot down more enemy aircraft that all the other defences combined. Source: IWM, Duxford.

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