Aviation

The Modified P51, Precious Metal

Over the last few years working with the aviation crowd I have come to notice that many unexpected things happen. The most recent one was kinda the rebirth of a classic racer. At PRS this past week was Precious Metal, a heavily modified P-51D Mustang that hasn’t raced since 2006. It’s probably one of the most unusual modifications you see at Reno because of the duel opposite rotating props. This plane has gone through many owners hands and has quite a history starting in 1987 when it first raced. Unfortunately the plane also has a history of crashing due to its design. This particular Mustang has a Griffon powered engine versus the Merlin or Alice engine. It still has that classic racer look to it and hopefully it will be racing this September. Anyways it was of great interest to the shooters, myself included, so I spent quite a bit of time working little detail shots.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 200-400 VRI, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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