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Dizz_
12-16-2005, 10:00 AM
The U.S. Library of Congress has just opened a new online exhibition entitled "Bound for Glory." It is some of the earliest examples of Kodachrome photography and if you scroll down toward the bottom, there are a few fantastic aircraft photos leading up to WWII.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/boundforglory/

From the LOC site:
Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. These vivid scenes and portraits capture the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small town populations, the nation's subsequent economic recovery and industrial growth, and the country's great mobilization for World War II.

dazza9806482
12-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Cool!

whats the p51 armed with? hispanos?

colour on old pictures is truely fascinating- otherworldly

woofiedog
12-16-2005, 10:18 AM
Extremely Mint photo's... Thank's for posting the Link.

SlickStick
12-16-2005, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by dazza9806482:
Cool! whats the p51 armed with? hispanos?

You are correct. That is a picture of the http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif MUSTANG IA. One of only 150 produced. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
12-16-2005, 12:15 PM
Nice.

Low_Flyer_MkII
12-16-2005, 12:17 PM
That's a nice compliment to those colour Russian/French pics linked here not long ago - certainly brings recent history alive. Thanks.

ploughman
12-16-2005, 12:49 PM
A slight diversion. On the subject of the P-51a with its Hispanos, I have this photo of John Colville, Churchill's private secretary, posing with his plane.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/p51a1.jpg

I'd always thought it was an A-36.

Cool eh?

Great pictures.

SlickStick
12-16-2005, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
A slight diversion. On the subject of the P-51a with its Hispanos, I have this photo of John Colville, Churchill's private secretary, posing with his plane.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/p51a1.jpg

I'd always thought it was an A-36.

Cool eh?

Great pictures.

Yes indeed, cool pictures. As the plane did not get the P-51 designation until the P-51A, the A-36 was the ground attack version that was armed with 6 - .50s and could carry two 500 LBS bombs.

If so inclined, you may read more here: His Mustangishness (http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/URG/p51.htm)

zetareticulan
12-16-2005, 09:47 PM
Well worthy of embumplementation. Thank you Dizz.