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26-FEB-2012 Walter O. Koenig

February 26

F9F Panther

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/500s f/8.0 at 45.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Tom LeRoy28-Feb-2012 08:39
Superb frame and close up of this historic jet fighter. V
Carl Carbone28-Feb-2012 02:50
Great color/crop.
J. Scott Coile27-Feb-2012 18:00
...into the wild blue yonder.
Fong Lam27-Feb-2012 16:53
Excellent close-up of this jet with rich colors and nicely framed...V
Mike H.27-Feb-2012 15:24
Great shot from the USS Midway, Walter. Thanks for the memory.
According to one of its pilots in November of 1952, Captain Williams, this particular F9F-5 took out three of seven Mig-15s in one aerial battle! This fighter had roughly 8,000 lbs of thrust with after burning thanks to a Pratt & Whitney - Rolls Royce joint developed J48 powerplant. Pretty impressive aircraft for its time.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)27-Feb-2012 15:20
ONE-O-SIX ..... Great shot! BV
Paolo
Raymond27-Feb-2012 15:10
Always on Stanby ... I agree with Jim, I would love to go as well ... great shot Walter
Jim Coffman27-Feb-2012 15:01
I would love to climb in this baby and go! Nice capture,Walter!
Chris(tine)27-Feb-2012 14:54
Va-va-vroom!
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