Saturday, February 03, 2007

And the real Saturday "toy"


This is the real thing. Do not put up with imitations.

You can guess what I was looking for when I stumbled on this. It is a vintage P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft named "Glacier Girl", piloted by Steve Hinton. It was dug out from 268-feet of ice in Eastern Greenland in 1992.

Glacier Girl is now part of the Heritage Flight – the US equivalent of our Battle of Britain flight. The photo – another official DoD image – was taken during the Airpower display over Hampton Roads at Langley Air Force Base, on 21 May 2004.

Tech Sgt Ben Bloker is credited with the shot. As always, click to enlarge.

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