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07-06-2017, 05:39 AM - 2 Likes   #991
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This is a USAF SOC C-146A Wolfhound. Notice there are no military markings at all, its the equivalent of an un marked police car. its used for covert operations. I've seen it in the pattern at night at Jan but never in the daylight. This one flew right over our patio while in the traffic pattern for a couple of rounds. I loaded up and headed for the airport but the traffic was heavy around noon so no approach photos. I've been wanting to get an approach shot of this bird.


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QuoteOriginally posted by redpit Quote
Great pic of a rare big bird! ...........

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Yours is a great shot too! These C-130s have been around since the late 1950 in several different iterations!

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Here is a Curtis P-40E Warhawk featured at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio. The displays there are a little crowded but this is one plane I was able to isolate for a picture.



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Cool shots of the C130s guys!
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Cool shots of the C130s guys!
Thank you Steve!

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interesting article on the AVG - the Flying Tigers and the nose art on their P 40 Curtis fighters. seems like the British copied the shark mouth from the Germans (used on an inferior fighter) and the Tigers took it from the Brits:

. . . Although the Flying Tigers made famous the shark mouth nose-art design, the RAF had been the first to popularize it during World War II. The RAF 112 fighter group was referred to as the “shark” squadron because its planes sported the shark mouth design.12 It is interesting to note that the RAF had taken the shark mouth design from the Germans who during World War II were the first to adopt the shark mouth design on their Bf 110s of II/ZG 76. Years earlier, in World War I, the German Roland C.II Walfisch had a whale mouth design similar to the shark mouth design. Other than in a few air shows where individuals painted their own plane s, the shark mouth design remained unused until World War II when Germanybrought it back. As it turned out, the Bf 110s with their shark mouth adornments were not especially good planes, and the RAF took the German design and used it against them. . . . The Walt Disney studio was commissioned to design an emblem for the AVG and the result was a tiger with wasp-like wings flying out from a “V” for victory.. . . Chinese symbolism goes a long way in explaining why the AVG’s name was the Flying Tigers and not the Flying Dragons. Initially, members of the China Defense Supplies wanted a dragon emblem, which seems the obvious choice because a dragon commonly represents China. In Chinese mythology, a dragon is not fat and evil as it is in European mythology, but skinny, snakelike, and benevolent. It spends its time in the sea as much as in the air and is a symbol of imperial power.17 The tiger is also revered in Chinese mythology, but for several reasons is more fitting than a dragon as a nickname and insignia for warplanes and pilots. First, the AVG fought in southern China and Southeast Asia where tigers were commonly found. Second, the tiger is considered the king of land animals and a model for courage and ferocity. Third, tigers symbolize military strength, and images of tigers used to be painted on shields and forts to scare the enemy. - The Flying Tigers and the Influence of Nose-art - Aviation in America
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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
Cool shots of the C130s guys!

Thanks Steve

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Went out by the airport to do a little "plane spotting" and I saw this American Eagle perched on a roof top.......quite a find...HUH? Pardon the heat distortion


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U.S. Marines T-45C on short final to 16L at JAN


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Nice shooting Larry. Lots of detail.

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QuoteOriginally posted by atupdate Quote
Here is a Curtis P-40E Warhawk featured at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio. The displays there are a little crowded but this is one plane I was able to isolate for a picture.



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Here is another one from the AF Museum - U2 Spy Pland



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Nice shooting Larry. Lots of detail.

Thanks Steve! I really appreciate the comment!
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C-17A Short Final 16L at Jan

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Photobucket is such a pain.
Agreed, especially the ads. I'm almost fully migrated to Flickr then goodbye Photobucket.

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XB-70 at the Air Force Museum

The XB-70 outside the Air Force Museum in Dayton, with a B-52 in the background. Taken in 1980, before the museum was rebuilt and expanded. Taken with a Pentax ME and a 55mm /1.8 lens.
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Agreed, especially the ads. I'm almost fully migrated to Flickr then goodbye Photobucket.

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It seems like a few years ago the ads at Photobucket became quite hostile and malicious. Got to where I couldn't visit the site because the ads would begin to take over the browser. I use Adblock Plus but found it impossible to deal with the malicious advertising.

I have simply abandoned my account, as it is impossible to visit there anymore without a barrage of ads and popups.

On Flickr I never see any ads, the pages loads quickly, and I can do all my work there without hassles.
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