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icrash
10-09-2007, 02:54 PM
Here's a few from Wings Over Houston.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Tarheel_art.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Glacier_Girl1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Spitfire7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Navy7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Edge_Sound1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Hal_Launch2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/B17_Thunderbird_art.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/B24_Ol927_art.jpg

EFG_beber
10-09-2007, 03:16 PM
Tks for this pics. Seems to be a nice airshow and your F-18 photo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

han freak solo
10-09-2007, 03:23 PM
Nice. Wish I had been there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
10-09-2007, 04:34 PM
Great pics. Good photography skills.

Thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-09-2007, 04:38 PM
Splendid! Like the P-47 in profile & the reflection of the Spit. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GAU-8
10-09-2007, 04:58 PM
i will try to add some of mine in a bit. my brother and I snapped a few pics, but we were busy. we brought our next door neighbors child (who is deaf) to go with us. he LOVED all the sights and "concussions" of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

he said he could tell what aircraft was going by , just by the reverberations. that was cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

icrash
10-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Thanks guys. I ended up with 515 pics but some didn't turn out well for whatever reason. I'll add some more.

GAU-8 That's cool he had a good time. By all means, post more pics here. It's always good to look thru the camera of another person. I've learned a lot that way.

BillyTheKid_22
10-09-2007, 05:58 PM
COOL!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

woofiedog
10-10-2007, 02:23 AM
Excellent photo's... that P-47 is a Beauty!

Thank's for sharing.

icrash
10-11-2007, 12:46 PM
A few more.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Trainers2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Tora_Tora.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Kate_prep.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Mission_Success.jpg

T_O_A_D
10-11-2007, 04:38 PM
Nice, TY any video?

icrash
10-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Alas poor T_O_A_D; not a video have I. The camera says something about video but that's all I know about it at this point.

Enforcer572005
10-11-2007, 06:57 PM
excellent shots. good photography. I wish somebody would put a realistic paint job on that Hellcat. Really nice show. Do you have any of hte CAF's B-24A as it looks now? Or in flight?

GAU-8
10-11-2007, 11:16 PM
i have a few snippets of video and some pics, for teh life of me i cant find the PC cords for either one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

icrash
10-12-2007, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Enforcer572005:
excellent shots. good photography. I wish somebody would put a realistic paint job on that Hellcat. Really nice show. Do you have any of hte CAF's B-24A as it looks now? Or in flight?

That 'Cat needs some new paint; but on the plus side, it is easier to track in the air http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I'll see if I can rummage up the in-flight pic of the B-24.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/B-24.jpg

wayno7777
10-12-2007, 09:08 PM
Beautiful! THX....

Enforcer572005
10-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Wow...they have totally redone that B24, the 27th of the line i think. I read they restored the unusual tail position as well. Did you get a shot of that? Thanx.

Monterey13
10-12-2007, 10:11 PM
Kewl. Those Yaks and CJ-6's were here last weekend for our small airshow. There were alot of T-34's too.

hejbrigade
10-13-2007, 08:36 AM
Nice pictures!
To bad that you didn't take any close photos of IJAAF planes.

icrash
10-13-2007, 10:22 AM
Enforcer: I got one of the tail but it's bad, I'll post anyway (never shoot idiot mode http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

hejbrigade : here's some from '04 & 07
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Covered_Kate2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/val2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/val.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/kate5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/kate4.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/kate2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Kate1-1.jpg

hejbrigade
10-13-2007, 03:11 PM
Nice, thank you for this pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I realy can't see any IJAAF planes in Europe. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

icrash
10-13-2007, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by hejbrigade:
Nice, thank you for this pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I realy can't see any IJAAF planes in Europe. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

You're welcome. I've seen some pics of warbirds from over there that you can't find here.

polak5
10-14-2007, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Nice. Wish I had been there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

you should of gone man, we actually got in for free http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

icrash
10-15-2007, 09:35 AM
Enforcer: Here's the B-24 pics, I tried to clean them up without much luck.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/OL927_launch.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/DSC_0437.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/DSC_0436.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/DSC_0046.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/DSC_0025.jpg

Gibbage1
10-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Thats the 1st time I have ever seen a tail turret like that on a B-24! That must be a very early libby!

icrash
10-15-2007, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:
Thats the 1st time I have ever seen a tail turret like that on a B-24! That must be a very early libby!

I know, that's why a snapped a couple of the tail; I'd never seen it before. It's a B-24A. Something like the 26th or 27th off the production line.

Enforcer572005
10-15-2007, 05:51 PM
Wow...great shots. Thanx man. I really am impressed with the work they did on that thing since i last saw it back in 90. That B24 was off the first run, and was intended for the RAF. Note the round nacelles.......I think it was the 27th off the line. It was impressed into the USAAC as a C-87 transport and was flown thru the war in that role. Thre aren't many pix around of the tail position. All the early bombers had those jury rigged primitive type gun positions. Check a pic of a B-26A...it's similar .

An accurate paint scheme to. Alot of history behind that plane.

icrash
10-15-2007, 05:57 PM
I went digging thru a book of mine. They showed that B-24 in a desert tan & wearing Diamond 'Lil as the noseart. The book said she was in the process of being restored back to the original. Guess the book needs an update now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Enforcer572005
10-15-2007, 06:11 PM
Yeah, it was Lil for a few decades until they did a detailed rebuild. Must've had some major sponsors. Boeing totally rebuilt the B-29 at thier Seattle plant.

THese are a few of the many shots i took over the yrs 88-90. I still havent scanned the best ones yet. Im in the process of doing so. I don't have a shot of the tail however, though the round nacelles are very visible here. So is the open cargo door that was added in the wartime conversion to a transport, though you can barely see it here.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Scan562.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Scan561.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Scan607.jpg

icrash
10-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Thanks for posting those Enforcer. That's the way I remembered seeing it. Love that old noseart far better than the one it wears now though.

Enforcer572005
10-16-2007, 09:56 PM
Yeah, I liked the old nose art and name to, but the current configuration is alot better, and the colors alot more accurate for that version of the plane.

icrash
10-17-2007, 03:21 PM
As long as it is more accurate, it's ok I guess. I've got pics of B-24 Witchcraft & Dragon and his Tail. Those are the Liberators I'm more use to seeing.

Enforcer572005
10-17-2007, 07:45 PM
those B24s are the same plane repainted. The collings foundation does that. I photographed that B24 when it was the "all American". The most totally restored one, and a friend of mine got to fly on it. Sent me the video. It shows up all over the country.

icrash
10-18-2007, 08:56 AM
Elington Field is one of their yearly stops in Texas. I usually try to go & bring the camera.

stansdds
10-19-2007, 04:49 AM
I'm so glad that the CAF has restored their B-24A/C-87 to B-24A condition. Such a rare aircraft, it deserves to be presented in its truest form.