Photo of the Week
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!