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#274 2007-06-04 10:25 GMT-5 hours    
Hi,

A question really for the photographers who use this board.

Which aircraft do you find the most photogenic and why ?

Personally, I love shooting the B1b Lancer. It seems so graceful in the skies, has such sleek lines, and, with afterburners alight, shows sheer raw power.

I also like the beauty of the Spitfire, again a very graceful looking aircraft with such beautiful lines.

So, do others have any particular favourite ?

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#286 2007-06-09 18:04 GMT-5 hours    
I'd say for me it has to be the F/A-18 Hornet. I had a Yashika SLR handed down to me from my dad and I used to shoot 35mm prints at Moffett Field when the Navy was still there. It always looked the best and back then she was the newest and slickest bird. I was just starting out then so the pictures weren't the best quality. One of these days I'll scan some and upload them.

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#288 2007-06-10 11:51 GMT-5 hours    
For me its got to be the F-15 Eagle.The sheer power and performance for a fighter is phenominal.For a big aircraft it can turn with the best of them.
I loved shooting the Buccaneer,low down it was graceful,on the ground a bit of beast.Such differance.

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#291 2007-06-11 14:13 GMT-5 hours    
Su-27 and its stablemates for me.

Seeing Yevgeny Frolov fly the mighty Su-37 at Farnborough was something else. The first validation/practice display he flew, I totally forgot about taking pictures I was just stood spellbound watching this big aricraft do things that it really shouldnt do. His actual show routine was toned down from the early practice flights but it was still something else!

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#349 2007-06-30 14:03 GMT-5 hours    
Although it is a pretty standard aircraft (we have a dozen airforces operating them in Europe) I really like the looks of the F-16.

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My other favorites are the B-1B, F-117, Mirage F1 and Rafale.

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#467 2007-07-29 09:17 GMT-5 hours    
P-51 Mustang, F-86 Saber, P-38, F-15, F-16. and a couple of others.

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#469 2007-07-29 09:54 GMT-5 hours    
Mine would be the Hawker Hunter, visually a beautiful aircraft and a pleasure to photograph. We were lucky that the Patrouille Suisse kept their Hunter Mk.58s as late as 1994 and privately owned Hunters are still a common sight at airshows in the UK.

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#470 2007-07-29 10:55 GMT-5 hours    
the A-10, so ugly it becomes beautifull....

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#471 2007-07-29 15:01 GMT-5 hours    
I always fall back on the F-16. But other contenders would be just about all twi'-tails: F-14, F-15, F/A-18 and SU-27

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#480 2007-07-31 07:21 GMT-5 hours    
F-16 ia kind of plan to me.... I would rather see it in the Thunderbirds colors... But a wonderful aircraft never the less.

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#497 2007-08-01 00:01 GMT-5 hours    
Hunter is a very good suggestion, it was responsible for the statement 'if it looks right, it flies right'. Hawker's Sydney Camm out-did himself.

Mirage 3/5 series and Kfir. Viggen, Gripen, Rafale.

F-15 A/C, F-14 with swept back wings, B-one again with wings swept back.

And of course the plane that first infected me with Aviatitis in the late-60's: the One-O-Four Gee.

Don't care much for F-22, JSF, B-2 or F-117. What is it that I have against stealth, I ask myself...

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#508 2007-08-01 22:38 GMT-5 hours    
The F-22 is okay, it is the most glamore queen of the Stealth family.... B-2 second.


Now if the SR-71 Blackbird was considered stealth then it would win this beauty pageant.

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#510 2007-08-01 22:51 GMT-5 hours    
One of my Fav. SR-71 pic's... (Not my own picture)


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#514 2007-08-01 23:54 GMT-5 hours    
Yep, the Blackbird me like...

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#790 2007-08-28 20:54 GMT-5 hours    
Has to be the awesome P-51 Mustang

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#804 2007-08-29 14:26 GMT-5 hours    
So far for me it has to be the E-3D AWAC. But since i've only been photographing for a few months, things will no doubt change

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#811 2007-08-29 18:42 GMT-5 hours    
The 707 has always been a good looking aircraft since in essence that is what the AWAC is... lol

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#814 2007-08-30 00:44 GMT-5 hours    
I know this is a military aircraft forum, but I have always thought the Concorde was the most graceful aircraft in the skies. The B-1 follows on the same idea and layout.

The F-104 is incredibly sleek. It definitly has the "looks fast sitting on the ground" quality.

The Soviet Mig-21 is another sleek design. The stove-pipe fuselage and delta wing are classic.

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#4254 2009-08-20 13:39 GMT-5 hours    
for me its the f16 and the mirage 2000

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#4258 2009-08-21 05:13 GMT-5 hours    
I don`t get to see many military aircraft, but I loved making pictures of the F4U Corsair, as it is a real classic with a unique design.

I would love to see the SR-71 and the F-14 Tomcat in flight!

I`m looking forward to go to Wittmund, Germany, to take some pictures of the F4 Phantom.

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#4259 2009-08-21 07:47 GMT-5 hours    
My favorites are the Starfighter and the Phantom:

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I saw the SR-71 several times, but unfortunately always at the wrong moment (i.e. not flying)...

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#4260 2009-08-21 09:03 GMT-5 hours    
I like photographing the all MiG-21 versions. I think the MiG-21 have very fascinating, entrancing sight. The aircraft looks wild, fast and powerful because the nose and the delta wings. If you see the wings And the design is very clear, and nice.

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#4261 2009-08-21 16:38 GMT-5 hours    
I would go for the F-4 Phantom and the Saab Viggen. Both look menacing from most angles and I always enjoyed to photograph these wonderful fighters.

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#4262 2009-08-22 08:20 GMT-5 hours    
I think the Apache, the way it looks hovering low behind a hill or treetop, its a pretty scary machine.

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#4263 2009-08-25 04:41 GMT-5 hours    
My favorite is clearly MiGy. In particular, the MiG-21, that I like is great shape and sound. MiG-21 is just legend in heaven

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#4265 2009-08-25 12:45 GMT-5 hours    
Lots of excellent choices. It's too hard to pick just one. I like all the choices already made. Two of my favorites not mentioned are the B-17 and the corsair. For personal reasons I also have an attatchment to the F-111.

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#4269 2009-08-27 01:04 GMT-5 hours    
The F-14 and F-4, because they look muscular, as though they could pick up lesser airplanes and beat the stuffing out of them.

The Mirage 2000, for sex appeal. The Mirage F1, for looking exotic.

And the Mirage IV, for all the above reasons.

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#4277 2009-09-04 12:54 GMT-5 hours    
For me the SPITFIRE takes every prize....BUT of the modern jets...either the Lightning...or has already been mentioned the F15...E Strike Eagle...Awesome beast...especially low level...covered in vapes....
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#4278 2009-09-04 20:04 GMT-5 hours    
Looks like you picked a good bird Neil. Awesome shots.

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#4360 2009-10-26 15:25 GMT-5 hours    
I have only done a couple of photos, but , for me, the older and more wear and tear and aircraft has the more interesting to me.
I love to see all the little details the plane has...

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