This is another cool aircraft (P-40E Warhawk) displayed at the Air and Space Museum near the Dulles Airport in Virginia. You can read more about the history of these single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircrafts here on Wikipedia.
This is an impressive aircraft. I took this photo probably 3-4 feet away from the nose of it, with 14mm wide lens it appears farther than that, but you have to come really close to your subject to get it look even this close. This museum is located near the Dulles airport and free to public, except that you have to pay to park, around $15 if I remember it right, and as far as I know there is no public transportation to get you there. They do not allow tripods but I was told that monopods are OK. I was shooting it all handheld.
BTW, if you want to see more photos from this museum then just go to Air Space Museum category under Virginia – right there –> on the right side. I think they all are pretty cool. Also, I think it looks better in high resolution, which is easy to see, all you need is to click on the image!
This was taken back in February, along with a few other photos when I stopped by the air and space museum. I think this is one of the last ones from that day. I’m kind of slowed down on posting photos, not processing them as much, or on another hand not not been taking many photos recently, not traveling much in the last 7 month, in fact pretty much not at all. Without making photos it is hard to post any. Ahhh…
Here is one more photo of Space Shuttle Enterprise. You can see two other photos if you look under Air Space Museum in Virginia category. There is a spot on the viewing stairs that take you to this position. I put my camera against the rail to keep it steady and fired a few shots. A few people on the left corner kind of give you an idea about the size of this thing, pretty big.