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Images of Canberra – Warbirds over Canberra for VP Day

By johnboy - 24 August 2005 12

Thumper has sent in the below photo taken by his son on the 60th Anniversary of VP Day. That’s a “Kittyhawk, followed by a Spitfire, then a P51 Mustang, a stunningly beautiful Canberra [Meteor], and a big nasty FA18.

Warbirds over Canberra for VP Day

Got an image in, or of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to johnboy@the-riotact.com.

UPDATED: RAAF News have more great pix from this event up here.

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Images of Canberra – Warbirds over Canberra for VP Day
Ari 12:23 pm 25 Aug 05

The display showed it flying even slower, but it did have its nose pointed at 30 or so degrees with a heap of power on – basically relying entirely on thrust to hold it in the air.

bonfire 12:07 pm 25 Aug 05

Im amazed the fA18 isnt at stall speed!

Ari 10:18 am 25 Aug 05

Even so, the F/A-18 display was outstanding.

che 10:17 am 25 Aug 05

and a big nasty FA18
actually our breed of FA18 is the smallest of the species of these particular birds

Thumper 8:59 am 25 Aug 05

Um, yeah… You’re right…..

The Canberra was buzzing around earlier….

Ari 8:43 am 25 Aug 05

Ummm … great shot, but the stunningly beautiful Canberra is actually a stuningly beautiful Meteor.

bulldog 8:31 am 25 Aug 05

Top stuff buddy!

Thumper 7:54 am 25 Aug 05

Not sure where the young bloke was when he took them but I’ll find out.

And I’ll see what others he’s got but I’ll have to get to it quickly as he’s off to England on Monday.

Mr Evil 7:29 am 25 Aug 05

Excellent photo: have you got any more to share?

I’d love to see some of the 20th Anniversary F/A-18 performing it’s maximum rate turn.

Spitfire3 12:04 am 25 Aug 05

Great photo, Thumper!
(The spitfire’s only coming second though – I’m starting to think that this race is rigged)

b2 10:40 pm 24 Aug 05

Where was that taken from Thumper? Mt Pleasant, Mt Ainslie? Its a great angle to get all 5 of them in, I was up Mt Pleasant and there was a good view over the lake and airport, but my zoom wasnt good enough to get all 5 in shot with such clarity!

johnboy 6:07 pm 24 Aug 05

I imagine the kittyhawk was going flat out and the F-18 was on the edge of a stall to pull that off.

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