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Old Jan 10, 2005, 6:57 PM   #1
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 5:05 AM   #2
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Care to give us some background information for this photo? I does look like you took it in the air. But is it possible that the tail is cut off because there is some form of support there holding the plane up which you've left off to fool us?

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Old Jan 11, 2005, 8:03 AM   #3
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I had Superman fly beside the palne and take the shot....NOT!!

No, this is a static display at the the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario. It you look towards the tail of the plane, you will seea faintline of clouds that were originally parallel to the horizon.


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It still looks like it could have been taken in the air. Which is good. I thought that's why you used the angle.
Or, it could be me being a bit thick.

Still, your own Superman to take you from place to place sound a great idea!
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 9:34 AM   #5
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This will blow my secret completely but you will see the actual static display from the front of the Muesum

http://www.warplane.com/
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I'm far from a plane person, but that looks impressive.
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Unless the RCAF changed the designation that is a F-104 Starfighter – looks like a 2-seater trainer version. The F-105 was the Thundersomething, but everyone called it the "Thud" from the sound it made when hitting the ground in a crash. The USAF had so many losses in the F-100 and F-105 that they eventually required 500 hours of fighter time to check out in them. They never had that requirement for the F-104, which had a decent safety record for its time. The Germans crashed a lot of them, but nobody else had any unusual problems.
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Great angle on a cool display.....did you have a polarizer on the camera or do you have the capability of using one? My only thought would be to try for a bit more saturation in the sky....
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There was a numbers conflict :-)

The CF-104 and F-104 were both Starfighers.

The F-105 was the Thunderchief and the CF-105 was the Avro Arrow.


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You are probabl;y correct. Looking at the Museum site, I think I must have been wrong and this is a 104.
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