Battle of Britain 70th Memorial Airshow, IWM Duxford

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  1. doigal

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    A special one off counterpart to the famous annual Flying Legends airshow. 2010 being the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Duxford turned out an amazing show with 16 Spitfires, 4 Hurricanes, a Bouchon 109 and many more from the era, as well as some modern day fighters from the other nations involved.

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    Theres about 70 odd shots all up here
     
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  2. Aratama_Bashi

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    2 is epic! well done! would be bloody good panning practice too i'd imagine :)
     
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    #7 and #8 are my favourites.. something about #7

    Great stuff as usual Doigal!
     
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    Yep nice series.. watch your dust bunnies.. and the horizon isnt level is 1,2,6,7 & 8 :)
     
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    Nice one top right.. :(

    Love the set, & and 8 are my fav!
     
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    Wonder how many will still be flying for the 100 year anniversary. Was reading somewhere recently that there arent many original ones left and that quite a few are "new replicas". Was there much in the way of German planes at the show
     
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    #8....wow. Just wow. #7 is also a nice one..but 8 just...wow.
     
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    All the spitfires and hurricanes here are originals as far as I know. Like any airplane they spud have been serviced and overhauled over the years, but the majority of them should still be the same as the 1940s. The Me 109 is different, that's a Spanish built version that saw service in their airforce after the war. There were a couple of German support aircraft there as well.
     
  9. Gaidin

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    Panning skills on No 5 :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  10. disci

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    Boy Doigal, I think you and your 100-400 zoom-with-20D have done a great job: nice colour, vibrance, sharpness and clarity. When I first looked, my gut feel was 'pro camera with a long prime'. Nice work!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Cheers mate, still happy with the 20d after all these years, just wish the buffer was a lot lot bigger.
     
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    As always doigal.... very nice indeed... what i'd give for a decent 109 snap.. *cry*.. heheh

    Being in OZ sucks :(
     
  13. freelancer

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    you doing avalon next year doigal?
     
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    Piss poor timing on a flight back from Europe means I'll miss it unfortunately. Although with the f111 and the caribous retired, I don't know how good the line up will be. Hopefully uncle Sam will bring a few toys to the party
     
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    Bummer. Loved your photos from last year mate. I sure hope Uncle Sam turns up to party and the Saturday isnt a total wash out like last time.
     
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    yeah would have been nice to see the "home" airshow but oh well, not like i have been left wanting since the last one! Will be the first one missed in about 10 years i think...

    Airshow plans for 2011 are STS-135 if it gets the tick or maybe MAKS. STS135 gets the priority!
     
  17. Enthalpy

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    My dad flew over for the show from Aus and also commented on the Me-109 - said that it has a merlin engine in it because the original engine was cactus - so the front bodywork is unique for that plane to accommodate the different engine.
     
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    Not quite unique, the spanish built Buchons all used Merlins.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_variants#Spanish_production
     
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    Awesome stuff! I'm really loving 8, though an exceptional set overall. Great stuff!

    Z...
     
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