The McDonnell F3H Demon was a subsonic swept-wing United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. After severe problems with Westinghouse J40 engine that was ultimately abandoned, the successor to the F2H Banshee served starting in 1956 redesigned with the J71 engine. Though it lacked sufficient power for supersonic performance, it complemented daylight dogfighters such as the F8U Crusader and F11F Tiger as an all-weather, missile-armed interceptor until 1964. It was withdrawn before it could serve in the Vietnam when it, and ultimately also the Crusader, was replaced by the extremely successful F4 Phantom. McDonnell’s Phantom, which was equally capable against ground, fighter and bomber targets, bears a strong family resemblance as it was itself conceived as an advanced development of the Demon. The supersonic USAF F-101 Voodoo also retained much of the Demon’s layout.(wiki)
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Great perspective on this jet. The lighting in this place seems pretty good, and in all the images everything in the background just makes you want to walk around the place.
Fabulous wide-angle view of this slick whistle, Rian!
Very impressive…nice shot Rian.
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It’s nice how you’ve followed up with the history about these aircraft. Some amazing details. I still can’t get over how beautiful they look under the lighting. Your images are exceptional.
I like the viewpoint you used to get this fine shot. The ambient light of the museum is handled very well. Fine shooting.
Wow great details in this shot. Love the reflections on the gleaming plane!
I think I need my 3D glasses for this one! Amazing depth! It’s sticking right out the frame!
Great wide angle. They lite this one well.
at this angle it looks almost alive! this is fine shooting.
Stunning shot !!! Perfect subject placement and brilliant use of contrast. You also did an excellent job balancing the light in there, I see about 5 different light sources of various temperatures. Could have posed quite a challenge.
Impressive shot . Love its clarity and so shiny details !
good HDR … the tonemapping is well done, not to oversized.
Good job squeezing that whole plane in. Looks like it’s poking through my monitor.