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MAAM World War II Weekend 2016

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by Takao, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Takao

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    Well, the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend has come to a close, and I have taken a ton of photos. These are just a small sampling that I took on Saturday, June 4th(the best day weather wise).

    I want to see how well these have reduced, as sometimes when I upload reduced photos, the website drops the file size a lot further then I did in a photo editor.

    So let's see what happens.

    This is the main hangar with some jeeps.

    Edit: Good, it worked well...Looks like the trick is to keep the pixel length/height under 1000 pixels.
    Will post more later
     

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    The reason that started all of this...To restore a P-61 Black Widow to airworthy condition. Hopefully, with the funds generated this year, she will have her wings attached in 2017.

    As she looks so far.
     

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    Part of the German camp, IIRC the 251 is a refurbished Czech OT-810.
     

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    IIRC, this is one of the BoB Stug repros.
     

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    A pleasant, and unexpected surprise was to see the Tiger-34 again, this time under new ownership and with an enthusiastic new crew...It was rescued from a field, and is being refurbished as cash flow permits.
     

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    The British had their camp as well...This was there, don't know if it can be seen in this shot, but the gun rack had 2 Lee-Enfields and a PIAT, drove the Pennsylvania rednecks crazy with jealousy.
     

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    For the motorcycle nuts...
     

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    Tanks are not usually seen at the WW2 Weekend as they tend to tear up the airfield grounds. So, as with the Tiger-34, another unexpected surprise...A Sherman M4A1!

    And another first...Yes, that "Oddball" in command!
     

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    The Sherman "in action".
     

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    Gotta go for now, but stay tuned for the air show...
     
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    Nice work Takao! Very much looking forward to these.
     
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    Nice pics, it is always nice to see WW II machines back in action and not just rusting away on some display
     
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    Thanks, Takao. These are a good sample of pictures. Looking forward to the air part..
     
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    I spoke to Takao over the phone prior to his departure for the MAAM weekend. He was acting as our own WW2 Forums embedded war correspondent at the event. We is generously sending me the originals of the photoshoot from his MAAM weekend. I suspected that all he would be able to get were aircraft photos, so these vehicles are a welcome surprise to his effort. Please salute Takao's posts for his stalwart effort to share his great weekend.

    Thread pinned.
     
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    Great photos, Takao! Thanks for posting them.
     
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    Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing them with us!
     
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    Thanks for the compliments guys, means a lot to an amateur photographer.

    Now on to the airshow...

    The light observation planes opened it up. There were several, this is just one of the many.
     

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    They were followed by the BT and AT trainers.
     

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    With the last AT-6 putting on an aerobatics demonstration.
     

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    Next in line we went back in time to the Pacific. This was a tough shoot as there were several aircraft in the sky at once. As one was completing it's pass, the next would already be rolling in.

    First up was the F4U Corsair.
     

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