RAF B-25 Mitchell wearing Invasion Stripes.

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RAF B-25 Mitchell

Taken at 2008 Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford.

21 comments on “RAF B-25 Mitchell wearing Invasion Stripes.
  1. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Seeing these planes always reminds me on "Catch 22". Beautiful aircraft and capture, clouds help make it.

  2. Ian D B says:

    Cheers Colin. I should watch that, tried reading the book but got fed up after 1/3 of way thru, though it must have made an impression; 15 years on, I can still recall some of the characters….

  3. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Ian, took your advice and had a look through his stream, he’s hundreds of planes on there!
    Did a search for Mosquito on his photos and came across a colour photo of Max Aitkens red spinnered mossie at Banff during 1945, left a paragraph for him to give him some more detail!!

  4. ΞLLΞ∩ says:

    Such a great b/w! Thanks for the info – now I’ve asked Google about these stripes and learned again something .. (never to old to learn! 😉
    Have a nice sunday!

  5. pasujoba says:

    Great shot Ian , plenty of mood from the clouds .

  6. Anonymous says:

    powerful clouds

  7. Anonymous says:

    powerful clouds

  8. sidewinder54 (Closed For Business) says:

    Wonderful moody shot, suits the subject perfectly….. excellent b/w conversion!!

  9. andyholmfirth says:

    That’s a lovely b&w right through from the grass to those clouds.Wonderful.

  10. Tony-H says:

    Nice mono treatment … it looks very in-period 1

  11. het broertje van.. says:

    Beautiful!!!

  12. Gary Shield says:

    Superb work Ian

  13. darkeyedgazelle says:

    Mmm. Nice vintagy shot. Makes me wanna say, "here’s lookin’ at you, kid." (Probably not even the same era or aircraft – but nostalgic all the same :D)

  14. Tech Owl says:

    Excellent atmospheric shot Ian. Nice vision and aura

  15. Steve P.Kane (S.P.K.Photography) off & On says:

    excellent my friend

  16. Steve P.Kane (S.P.K.Photography) off & On says:

    excellent my friend

  17. Ian D B says:

    Thanks everyone.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabithabrooke/]

    You’re not far off. Certainly same era – early 40’s. The plane Humphrey Bogart watches Ingrid Bergman fly off in is a Lockheed Electra (or a model of one) Same type of plane featured in the new movie Amelia.

    Photo of a British Airways Lockheed Electra on Lockheed Martin’s photostream

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/2231311418/]

  18. darkeyedgazelle says:

    Yay! I’m not completely dunce-headed then. What a relief…

  19. redrocker_9 says:

    Perfect shot with the clouds hanging around

  20. Tim Spicer Photography says:

    I think im right in thinking this B-25 has recently been sold to the US??

  21. Ian D B says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-spicer/]
    I don’t know, but I’ll take another look at recent Flypast mags, that’s usually the place to find stuff like that.

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