Curtiss P-40M Warhawk 210855

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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk 210855

An American fighter, they were called Kittyhawks by the British.

38 comments on “Curtiss P-40M Warhawk 210855
  1. crusader752 says:

    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 🙂

  2. mickb6265 says:

    lovely shot,ian..impressed,mate..!

  3. nondesigner59 says:

    Cracking image Ian. Would make a great canvas print..

  4. stopherjones says:

    Agree, that is really suite something, perfect timing, great crispness to the plane against the movement of the runway. Spot on

  5. Ian D B says:

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    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.

  6. The_Photo_Boy says:

    fantastic! ace shot

  7. cgullz says:

    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.

  8. bill_fawcett says:

    Great shot Ian and thanks for the link. Bit of a Canadian connection with the crashed P-40

  9. GregHausM.D. says:

    [] 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!

  10. Travelling Man Photos says:

    What a cracking shot this is – excellent clarity and motion blur

  11. Mustang Koji says:

    Dude, this is a wonderful capture… Perfect as was the timing!

  12. janano2010 says:

    Very cool shot

  13. Tech Owl says:

    Were you flying wingman???
    Super work here – think I saw one of these at Cosford

  14. Reflective Kiwi %-) says:

    Wow! What a beautiful shot Ian… and as always, an interesting link too! %-)

  15. *Psycho Delia* says:

    Excellent shot Ian. Love it.

  16. amyrey says:

    Aye, its not bad……


  17. bazylek100 says:

    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’ 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.

  18. Testchamber says:

    Great movement! lovely shot.

  19. mick cooke says:

    lovely photo ian great capture,great work

  20. Highy says:

    That’s a corker mate, love the smoke and movement here.

    Reckon there must be loads of wrecks out there under the sand.

  21. Lazenby43 says:

    Did I build an Airfix version in the 60’s?

  22. f3liney says:

    That’s a super shot Ian.

  23. P_H_I_L_L says:

    That’s an amazing shot Ian, have you comped an old pilot in?, it looks sureal.

  24. dutchmetal says:

    Very cool action shot

  25. Billy Currie says:

    stunning old machine, superb

  26. SolarScot. says:

    great shot Ian

  27. Ian D B says:

    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.

  28. salfordlad1 says:

    Great old plane – nicely done. The desat is just right, looks vintage..

  29. gastephen says:

    great stuff!

  30. pasujoba says:

    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 ! 🙂

  31. airplaneguy38 says:

    fantastic image Ian, looks like it was shot back in the day. the smoke is a nice element

  32. Ray~Watson says:

    Superb photography Ian, looks great!

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  34. stuant63 says:

    That is one excellent bit of work. Good one, Ian!

  35. Jainbow says:

    Amazing capture – I love the motion blur in the background. :~}

  36. Gizzardtreedude says:

    What a great plane!

  37. C J Paul (chris) says:

    this looks amazing Ian.

  38. Dirk Bruin says:

    Great shot!

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