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Warbirds over Wanaka 2000


 
The first of many stars of the show was the newly restored Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa. I was impressed the the "presence" of the Hurricane, it's a very purposeful looking aeroplane. Not sleek and sexy like the Spitfire, but very good looking all the same. I'd have one!

 

 

 

 

OK, so I did get a good shot of it. Pity about the exposure, then! This Mark II was originally built as an early Mark I, and has been restored in the colours it wore during the Battle of France.
 
 

I've got quite a few more I-16 photo's, click here to see 'em or follow the link at the bottom of the page.  Please note, this is a very graphics intensive page!

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  Here two engineers fit a hitherto unknown Klingon Cloaking device to the Hurricane's Radio mast. Or maybe it was a Video Camera.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 



  He also brought his "TUMMALISA" with him. This sprightly little fighter-trainer was a real treat to see flying, mind you, so was the Bleriot. The Tigershmidt certainly gives it some scale. Quite a threatening sky in this photo.
 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

I must admit that I didn't think that there was going to be any P-40's this year, so it was a more than pleasant surprise to find two. 



 

 

 

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