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Lockheed P-38L Lightning N25Y 44-53254 by Colin Smedley

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A head-on shot of the “fork-tailed devil” being flown with elan by Raimund Riedmann at Flying Legends. This is, of course, an example of the legendary Lockheed P-38 Lightning escort fighter of World War 2.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Good shot Colin. Not the sort of thing you suddenly want to see in your rear-view mirror! – Ted

  • Not if you’re flying anything with black crosses on Ted!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Jasna
    Jasnaover 2 years ago

    Great image, speaks of action, I can almost see it and hear it!

  • Thanks Jasna! If you could smell it I’d be happy!

    – Colin Smedley

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