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mattski_
03-07-2004, 02:02 PM
For those interested, a gallery of pics from my trip to Hendon is here:

http://www.breakright.com/gallery/

I anyone wants them, I've got the original 2560x1920 original pictures.

I hope you enjoy them.
Matt.


Examples:

Sir Douglas Bader's medals:
http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/douglas_bader_medals.jpg

http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/spitfire_2.jpg
http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/p51_2.jpg

mattski_
03-07-2004, 02:02 PM
For those interested, a gallery of pics from my trip to Hendon is here:

http://www.breakright.com/gallery/

I anyone wants them, I've got the original 2560x1920 original pictures.

I hope you enjoy them.
Matt.


Examples:

Sir Douglas Bader's medals:
http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/douglas_bader_medals.jpg

http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/spitfire_2.jpg
http://www.breakright.com/gallery/images/p51_2.jpg

Taylortony
03-07-2004, 02:13 PM
THERE STUNNING PICTURES LOVE THE HURRI WRECK ONE, WHAT CAMERA ARE YOU USING AS THEY ARE PIXEL PERFECT

BS87
03-07-2004, 02:32 PM
2 seater 190s are so ugly =(

F19_Olli72
03-07-2004, 02:33 PM
Great pics, thanks for sharing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/93.gif

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F19_Orheim
03-07-2004, 02:47 PM
I downloaded the Gladiator. Great pic on the engine. Haven't seen one before. THANX

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mattski_
03-07-2004, 03:01 PM
glad you like them guys.

Tony, the camera is a Minolta Dimage 7Hi 5 mega-pixel.

I used a tripod and manually setup each shot. Typically the camera was set to ISO100 and varying exposures and white balances. I'm just learning how to use it so I've got some pictures that would have been nice but are, unfortunately, underexposed.

I also use a 'secret weapon' - Neatimage. This program is amazing. Basically, it removes image noise without losing detail. More information is here: http://www.neatimage.com/

Also, if you are interested in seeing a full-size, non-compressed image, there are two here:

Buccaneer:
2560x1920,869Kb
http://www.breakright.com/buc.jpg

P-51:
2560x1920, 850Kb
http://www.breakright.com/p51.jpg

ta,
Matt.

mattski_
03-07-2004, 03:09 PM
doh - sorry, they are compressed - but are full size. The originals are a few Mb in size.

ta,
Matt

Taylortony
03-07-2004, 03:42 PM
Cool shame about the blue crosses though on the Bucc................. when the RAF remove Aircraft from service we used to stick a blue cross on the nose for the old disarmament thing and the clean patches behind the markings are where its been removed before it went into Hendon, think i need a better camera, my 1.3 just cant cut it these days http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif those full size ones are staggering, not been to Hendon for years, In fact last time i was there i was in Transit from RAF Bruggen on the way to RAF Gibralter for a 2 week party.....err sorry Detachment.. Incidently the Mustang was Airworthy, it was donated by a kind American owner to the museum but was flying as of late.

Jagdgeschwader2
03-07-2004, 04:49 PM
Nice photos! Is that a Panavia Tornado I see there on the other side of the Spitfire? I'm going to the new Smithsonian Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center in October I hope my photos come out ok. I have a Canon S230 Power Shot 3.2 mega pixel. I think I might have to trade it in for 5 mega pixel to get perfect photos like yours. Again nice photos.

>S<

A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
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Taylortony
03-07-2004, 05:09 PM
Yes you are correct, that pile of Junk sitting behind the Spit is indeed a Tornado "Jack of all trades, Master of none" looks like a GR mudmoving variant as well............

Jagdgeschwader2
03-07-2004, 05:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony:
Yes you are correct, that pile of Junk sitting behind the Spit is indeed a Tornado "Jack of all trades, Master of none" looks like a GR mudmoving variant as well............<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol..... It sounds like you've had personal experience with this aircraft. Maintenance? Pilot? They seemed to have served the RAF very well. Great looking machine.

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

Steaky_361st
03-07-2004, 05:35 PM
After my trip to the USAAF museum in Ohio and now seeing these... Are the aircraft that they keep in these facilities still flight worthy? Or do they kinda mess with them so they arent?


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Taylortony
03-07-2004, 05:41 PM
Yep I have....... They have served them well is polite for saying we fly everything well past its sell by date.......... look at the Canberra thats still going strong.... Design was started in 1944, yup you read that correctly 1944 first flew 1949 and entered service in 1951...this thing is over 50 years old and still in operational service..... Look at the Nimrod MRA (Maritime Reconassiance Aircraft) or to put it more correctly Must Refurbish Again, This was the Worlds first commercial Jet Airliner and is presently being rewinged and "modernised" The Nimrod MR1 entered service in 1969. need i go on..... If you want to see some active museum pieces go sit on the boundary fence of most RAF bases, you will see some flying http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Museum do not fly them, infact there isn't a field anymore it's a housing estate, they tend to preserve them and thats about it,

Jagdgeschwader2
03-07-2004, 06:02 PM
Same here in the states with the B-52 still going after all these years with upgrades planned well into the future. Bell Helicopter Textron here in Texas is even proposing to reinstate NAM era Hueys with upgrades to save on the cost of making new ones. Seems everyone is cutting their defense budgets. Lucky the F-22 made it here. The Comanche sure didn't.

&gt;S&lt;

A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

p1ngu666
03-07-2004, 06:14 PM
awsome pics, any of the mossie? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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JG52_Helgstrand
03-07-2004, 08:57 PM
Great pics, thanx for sharing...
And that Neat Image app is very cool, just tried the demo...Thanx again!

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mattski_
03-08-2004, 05:11 AM
thanks guys.

Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture of the Mosquito, there were too many people in the way of it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

/m

DeerHunterUK
03-08-2004, 05:15 AM
There's some excellent pics there mattski you should be proud.Having been to Hendon more times than I care to mention I know how difficult it is to take good pictures in the main hangar due to the rather poor lighting there.

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SUPERAEREO
03-08-2004, 05:39 AM
What's the biplane behind the Fiat Cr.42?

Last time I visited Hendon it wasn't there, that I remember...

S!

WOLFMondo
03-08-2004, 07:34 AM
I've not been to Hendon in years, I think last time I was there they had rencently opened the Battle of Britain hall and they had that weird Beverly as gate guardian (which I think went for scrap). Looks like they removed the Grand Slam bomb from underneath the lancaster. That bomb was truly massive, never seen anythng like it. Some real nice planes and exibits there. The Halifax exibit is excellent. As for flying them I think allot of them are just standing exibits that are air worthy but not flown. Im sort of against flying some of them anyway, like the mossie or the Typhoon (Hendon has the only remaining one), there arn't many left and if it crashed we'd be left with nothing. I think the only reason Duxford is better than Hendon is the flying displays, workshops you can visit and the V1 launcher.

OT One of my parents neighbours was a Spitfire pilot who flew out of Hendon during the war but he passed on a number of years ago.

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