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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Vought F4U-1D Corsair, with P-40 Warhawk in background

A few nice berlin comet images I found:

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Vought F4U-1D Corsair, with P-40 Warhawk in background
berlin comet
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Vought F4U-1D Corsair :

By V-J Day, September 2, 1945, Corsair pilots had amassed an 11:1 kill ratio against enemy aircraft. The aircraft’s distinctive inverted gull-wing design allowed ground clearance for the huge, three-bladed Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propeller, which spanned more than 4 meters (13 feet). The Pratt and Whitney R-2800 radial engine and Hydromatic propeller was the largest and one of the most powerful engine-propeller combinations ever flown on a fighter aircraft.

Charles Lindbergh flew bombing missions in a Corsair with Marine Air Group 31 against Japanese strongholds in the Pacific in 1944. This airplane is painted in the colors and markings of the Corsair Sun Setter, a Marine close-support fighter assigned to the USS Essex in July 1944.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Manufacturer:
Vought Aircraft Company

Date:
1940

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 460 x 1020cm, 4037kg, 1250cm (15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 5 9/16in., 8900lb., 41ft 1/8in.)

Materials:
All metal with fabric-covered wings behind the main spar.

Physical Description:
R-2800 radial air-cooled engine with 1,850 horsepower, turned a three-blade Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propeller with solid aluminum blades spanning 13 feet 1 inch; wing bent gull-shaped on both sides of the fuselage.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Kittyhawk IA):

Whether known as the Warhawk, Tomahawk, or Kittyhawk, the Curtiss P-40 proved to be a successful, versatile fighter during the first half of World War II. The shark-mouthed Tomahawks that Gen. Claire Chennault’s "Flying Tigers" flew in China against the Japanese remain among the most popular airplanes of the war. P-40E pilot Lt. Boyd D. Wagner became the first American ace of World War II when he shot down six Japanese aircraft in the Philippines in mid-December 1941.

Curtiss-Wright built this airplane as Model 87-A3 and delivered it to Canada as a Kittyhawk I in 1941. It served until 1946 in No. 111 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. U.S. Air Force personnel at Andrews Air Force Base restored it in 1975 to represent an aircraft of the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, 14th Air Force.

Donated by the Exchange Club in Memory of Kellis Forbes.

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aircraft Company

Date:
1939

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 330 x 970cm, 2686kg, 1140cm (10ft 9 15/16in. x 31ft 9 7/8in., 5921.6lb., 37ft 4 13/16in.)

Materials:
All-metal, semi-monocoque

Physical Description:
Single engine, single seat, fighter aircraft.

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berlin comet
Image by der_triton
photo by René

Diana F+ with 38mm lens with medium format (52 x 52 mm) (25mm equivalent on a 35mm camera)
color slide/x-pro film / 120 format / 200 iso / cross with c-41

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berlin comet
Image by maddiontour

Nice Kreuzberg Berlin Karte photos

A few nice kreuzberg berlin karte images I found:

Anhalter Bahnhof
kreuzberg berlin karte
Image by Gertrud K.
Der Anhalter Bahnhof war einst einer der wichtigsten Bahnhöfe Berlins. Er wurde im Krieg stark beschädigt. Durch die deutsche Teilung wurde der Zugverkehr umgelegt und der Bahnhof 1952 geschlossen. 1959-1961 wurde er abgerissen und nur ein Teil der repräsentativen Fassade als Erinnerung an seine ehemalige Bedeutung erhalten. Die Lokschuppen des Anhalter Bahnhofs sind heute Teil des Deutschen Technikmuseums Berlin.
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Viktoria
kreuzberg berlin karte
Image by Gertrud K.
Die Friedenssäule auf dem Mehringplatz (früher Belle-Alliance-Platz) mit der Statue der Viktoria wurde 1843 von Christian Daniel Rauch gestaltet.

Statue of Victoria at Mehringplatz, Berlin.

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Martin-Gropius-Bau
kreuzberg berlin karte
Image by Gertrud K.
Erbaut 1881 ist der Martin-Gropius-Bau eines der berühmtesten und schönsten Ausstellungsgebäude in Deutschland.

The Martin-Gropius-Bau is one of the most famous and most beautiful exhibition halls in Germany.

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