P-51 Mustang

Another reason why I’m wishing I had signed up for a ride at Atlanta Warbird Weekend.  This is about the coolest of all WWII planes and they were giving people rides!  I can’t believe I missed out on that.  Oh well, at least I got some good images…

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P-51D North American Mustang “Red Nose” – the plane that started the Commemorative Air Force and has been assigned to the Dixie Wing since 2002. The North American P-51 Mustang is a long range fighter plane that is a veteran of WWII, Korea and other conflicts. In late 1943, P-51’s started to escort the long range bombers over Nazi Germany to fend off the feared Luftwaffe and helped paved the way to Allied Air Superiority over the European Theatre. Known as the “Little Friends” to the bomber crews, the P-51’s along with P-47’s and P-38’s greatly reduced the bomber losses.

DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Featured image:
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
110mm @ f/11 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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