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Many years ago Starfighters used to be known as "Flying Coffins" due to the number of accidents!

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Mike Gorman

 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Leica 12, 15, 20, 25, 42.5 - 8-18, 12-60, 35-100, 45-175

 

 

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Nice angle, Luc.

 

Many years ago Starfighters used to be known as "Flying Coffins" due to the number of accidents!

Which makes one really wonder at "what were they thinking?" when building the North American Eagle, a world land-speed contender which appears to be a Starfighter with the wings removed and solid wheels added.....

http://www.landspeed.com/

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Alan, presumedly the wheels help to stop it flying and of course not having wings helps. Before clicking on your link the name "Craig Breedlove" sprang to mind, but perhaps I'm just showing my age, hey ho. At least with solid wheels they won't get a puncture(s).  :no:

 

Just the thought of going at that sort of speed fills me with horror, definitely need the brown trousers.  :D

 

I find the picture a bit confusing mainly because of the reflections in the canopy. 

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Mike Gorman

 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Leica 12, 15, 20, 25, 42.5 - 8-18, 12-60, 35-100, 45-175

 

 

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Nice Picture Luc.

 

In the old days, the cheapest way to get your hands on a Starfighter was to buy a bit of land :)

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Guest davepaterson

Nice crisp b/w; dramatic angle. (I might have cloned out some of those little white dots - they are a lttle distracting.)

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nicely framed and unusual and interesting perspective.

 

also like the dramatic and effective mono treatment

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Guest DaveO

   Is this the old F 101 Starfighter or something else?

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