Local air shows are fun and great places for aircraft photography so here’s a few beginners tips.
This Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, 1190, saw combat with the fighter unit JG 26 in the Battles of France and Britain.
The Consolidated PBY (Patrol Bomber the Y designating manufactured by Consolidated) was christened Catalina by the RAF, a name later adopted by the US, and Canso by the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Developed from a line of flying boats manufactured by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation over 4000 PBY Catalinas where produced and they served with distinction in nearly every theatre of the Second World War.
A small collection from my aircraft photography catalogue. See the full catalogue indexed by type
P51 Mustang – Brief History
The fast and agile North American P51D Mustangs that ranged over Europe in the last two years of the second world war probably played as larger part in Germanys defeat as the Spitfire and Hurricane did in the Battle of Britain. The Mustang was the first single engined long range fighter able to escort US army air force bombers all the way to Berlin and back. The Luftwaffe fighter pilots could no longer wait for the American fighters to turn back before attacking the unescorted bombers.
Captioning aircraft photos can be a bit daunting especially if you are not an aircraft nut and barely know the difference between a Boeing and a Bolkow.