‹ Return to Aviation History
Curtiss P-40M Warhawk 210855
An American fighter, they were called Kittyhawks by the British.
Marvellous image Ian – looks almost like one of those WWII colour shots that appear every now and again. Great dynamic too with your panning giving that sense of speed as she gets airborne 🙂
Cracking image Ian. Would make a great canvas print..
Agree, that is really suite something, perfect timing, great crispness to the plane against the movement of the runway. Spot on
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/stopherjones] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nondesigner] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickb6265] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/29288836@N00]
Thanks guys. Rob I copied that Spielberg trick of desaturating the colour a bit to make it look like a vintage colour photo, and all the smoke left behind from a previous display did no harm either.
fantastic! ace shot
waaaay dude! where have you been hiding this?!! and why’s more the question!
fabulous work. great shot. great light. great motion blur. great colours. did i mention great enough already?
Kittyhawks were a workhorse for the RNZAF in the Pacific, then shared duties when the beautiful Corsair came to play. The both sounded like extremely powerful and manoeuvreable machines. cool to see this Ian.
Great shot Ian and thanks for the link. Bit of a Canadian connection with the crashed P-40
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts] VErry Clever! Nice-lookin’! But would the fly-boys want authenticity or cinema-ready stuff? I think Howard Hughes would know! No matter, what…it’s Ni-i-ce!
What a cracking shot this is – excellent clarity and motion blur
Dude, this is a wonderful capture… Perfect as was the timing!
Very cool shot
Were you flying wingman???
Super work here – think I saw one of these at Cosford
Wow! What a beautiful shot Ian… and as always, an interesting link too! %-)
Excellent shot Ian. Love it.
Aye, its not bad……
Well taken shot, Ian. I like the blur giving the sense of speed during take off.
As for the P-40 found in the desert, it reminds me the story of ‘Lady Be Good’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_%28aircraft%29 It noteworthy that her crew managed to walk over 100 miles across the dunes, sadly in vain. Poor F/Sgt Copping didn’t have any chance either, crash landing 200 miles from the nearest village as I’ve read.
Great movement! lovely shot.
lovely photo ian great capture,great work
That’s a corker mate, love the smoke and movement here.
Reckon there must be loads of wrecks out there under the sand.
Did I build an Airfix version in the 60’s?
That’s a super shot Ian.
That’s an amazing shot Ian, have you comped an old pilot in?, it looks sureal.
Very cool action shot
stunning old machine, superb
great shot Ian
Many thanks everyone!
No mate, only editing was to desat the colour.
Really sad story, that.
You did Bryan, this was at Cosford!
Interesting that they have a P40 flying in those markings, excellent photos on that link too, thanks Bill.
You are too kind Ang.
Great old plane – nicely done. The desat is just right, looks vintage..
This is familier Ian …..i reckon I wasnt too far away when you took this mate !………….only you got it all in and I cut the tail off with my crap panning ! 🙂
fantastic image Ian, looks like it was shot back in the day. the smoke is a nice element
Superb photography Ian, looks great!
That is one excellent bit of work. Good one, Ian!
Amazing capture – I love the motion blur in the background. :~}
What a great plane!
this looks amazing Ian.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of new posts by email.
Liverpool Blitz, Then & Now