Photo of the Week

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Some of our most popular on­line posts are our picks for the “Photo of the Week,” and you guys never fail to add your com­ments and likes. Re­cently, we posted an amaz­ing flight shot of an A-6 In­truder de­signed and built by Mike Selby and flown by Gen. Ray­mond Johns, USAF (re­tired), as pho­tographed by ace pho­tog­ra­pher David Hart at the 2012 Top Gun Scale In­vi­ta­tional at Par­adise Field in Lake­land, Florida. The 1/5-scale A-6 was a com­plete com­pos­ite de­sign with Mike pro­duc­ing all the tool­ing and molds for the 55-pound Top Gun en­try. The 120-inch-span model was pow­ered by a B300F tur­bine en­gine, and it tied for the High Static Score award in Team Scale with a score of 99.423. Here’s an­other great ground shot of the In­truder and Mike’s team.

JT: Wow! What a great photo. I met Mike and Ray at Top Gun when they were com­pet­ing with his sweep-wing F-111 Aard­vark.

AP: I lived next to McCord AFB, and the A-6 In­truder was the loud­est plane I ever heard. Darn, they are loud.

AB: I re­mem­ber that air­plane. It has been sev­eral years. I hear Mike is no longer in scale model­ing.

DH: Hey! That’s one of my old shots!

EAR: Ahh! Love me some A-6!

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