Aviation Photo #2158504 Transall C-160D - Germany - Air Force

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"Germany Air Force 189" ready for departure inbound St. John's, Newfoundland. I love these old C-160's, and the scarface of this one makes you realise how old it really is! [Canon 350D + 100-400L IS USM]
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    Leandro Rocha
    Germany - Air Force
    Transall C-160D
    Transall C-160
    Transall C-160
    Transall
    D7
    5007
    Lajes (Terceira Island - Lajes) (BA4)
    Azores
    Portugal
    January 21, 2012
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Anonymous
4 years ago
If the Trall of the GAF would be an airliner, no passenger would fly with them with this "nice" painting!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very nice one Leandro! Congrats from Madeira Island. Rui Alves :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
The thumbnail makes it look like fire damage! Nice detail. Can even read some of the door decals.
Anonymous
4 years ago
It is good that aluminum doesn`t corrode
Anonymous
4 years ago
I don't think there is anything wrong with the paint,looks like ice to me,remember it is January 21.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Interesting point of view, but Azores is kinda warm during winter. It never drops below 50F
Anonymous
4 years ago
And to think the French AF say their C-160s are knackered! ;-)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice closeup, and the effects of the "ice" makes the appearance of the aircraft very peculiar. ..As a comment to an earlier remark: Yes, aluminium corrodes, but in a different way than steel. It oxidizes and is degraded into aluminium oxide (powder). This is not an uncommon phenomenom in commercial airliners, and is usually discovered/repaired during periodical checks.

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