Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aviation Art to Annoy!

My friend Jme and I are aviation buffs. He and I differ on what makes a cool plane; most of the ones I love, he hates. So, I'm doing a series of Planes Jme Hates!

Here's the first:

Jme does not like delta wings! So here's a plane with 'delta' in its actual name: F-106 Delta Dart.
What's also not to like is the plane was so radar intercept-oriented that the frame of the windscreen was directly in the center, blocking the pilot's vision for dogfights (this was another bomber interceptor).

This is the first ink shading in a while. The need for practice is obvious. Happy about the perspective and the solidity of the form. Should have also taken more time with the lettering though.

Next up is the English Electric Lightning F.5. It's a Cold War jet could be called the "British F-104". Though it had cannon, this was another missile-oriented bomber interceptor.

What would Jme hate? Well, the nose intake leads to two engines mounted one on top of the other. Also, it's got stupid, tiny wings that can't hold ordnance. He'll also hate, once he knows, that the wing is called a "Notched Delta"; tiny AND delta-based that's a two-fer!

Until next time!

Listening to while posting: "Survival Sounds" the new album by Rubble bucket... again...

1 comment:

Pandabonium said...

My dad's valve company built parts for the Convair Delta Dart. The delta wing came from German aeronautical experiments of the second world war. The pinched center section of the fuselage - called the "coke bottle" design - aided the aircraft in transitioning to super sonic flight.