Wow! What's going on in this picture? It does not look like a good day for the pilot.
Missed carrier landing?
Totally. Collapsed nosegear, at least one detached fuel store evident behind. The Attitude of the aircraft is normally very nose high, so this is ms from slamming into the deck. Hopefully the in-progress ejection was successful.
This is a model.
14th July 1955, LCDR Jay T. Alkire, Killed in crash. This posted photo looks phenomenal. The next photo is less promising…
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This is a model
It is indeed- but a damn fine diorama!
+Jim K Yeah, I think so.
Yeah the F7U Gutless Cutlass. It's not a surprise to see the front gear collapse given the length of the poor thing.
+Eric Poe Thanks for posting that link.
+Wayne Moyer yep that rare thing, a good looking plane that was not very good
Ah, a diorama. Makes much more sense. I was admittedly puzzled by the visual aesthetics and resolution for its vintage. Well, hopefully the link to Cutlass ejections helps spread the word on this beast's history. Apparently over a third of them crashed. And how about that nose gear! Puts the pilot at 14 feet!? That's crazy!!
+Jim K You know the old saying. If it looks right the it must fly horribly.
+Wayne Moyer oh? I heard the exact opposite
Amazing photograph shot
+Jim K that's because I was kidding
+Wayne Moyer Humor did not come across in your post.
I like that
Is that model an fire?!
time to leave!
Chance Vought's Corsair with JATO? yes time to adios..
Why is the cockpit open.
+Feodor Morozov He's ejecting.
+Wayne Moyer thanks. Also is he ejecting on an aircraft carrier?
+Feodor Morozov Yes
Gran trabajo con la espuma de poliuretano quemado.A great job with the burnt polyurethane foam.
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