1940 de Havilland Tiger Moth II

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I spent the weekend preparing for, then riding out Hurricane Irene. In fact, it's been quite a week. We had an earthquake and Irene within six days of each other. In both instances all ended well, thank goodness. Now on to things that are much more fun.

Planes, trains and automobiles. Yes, that was the title of a wacky movie but it's also three of my favorite things to photograph. :-) Today we have a look at a 1940 de Havilland DH-82A, also known as a Tiger Moth. Geoffrey de Havilland designed this biplane in the 1930s. The plane was flown by the Royal Air Force, primarily as a trainer. It sports a 4-cylinder, 130HP engine and reaches speeds of 109 MPH at 1000 feet. Quite a feat for such a small plane.

Below is a shot of the biplane sitting in the hangar doorway where it is displayed at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach.

1940 deHavilland Tiger Moth II
1940 deHavilland Tiger Moth II

Next we have a fade to B&W version.

1940 deHavilland - Fade to B&W
1940 deHavilland - Fade to B&W

And lastly, a selective color version.

1940 deHavilland - Selective Color
1940 deHavilland - Selective Color
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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: HDR Efex Pro Photoshop CS5

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Thanks for visiting and have an awesome day!