Des ailes pour voyager - A journey on wings

Arado Ar 234 Blitz - National Air & Space Museum, Chantilly, VA
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On this day in 1945, as he was coming back from a recce mission over England, Hptm. Felde prepared his Arado 234 Blitz for approach to his base in Rheine airfield and reduced his airspeed. A Hawker Tempest V used the opportunity to get close to it and shot it down. It was the first time a jet aircraft was shot down in aerial combat.
Exposure Time 1/25 s
ApertureFNumber f/5.6
ISO 800
Model Canon EOS 30D
Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Focal Length 17 mm
Date Time of Original 2013:03:03 23:59:08

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