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Cold War Interceptor - F-94C Starfire by markkarvon Cold War Interceptor - F-94C Starfire by markkarvon

The F-94C version of the Starfire was designed to do one thing, intercept and shoot down Soviet Tu-4 bombers (copies of the American B-29). The aircraft's entire armament consisted of rockets. Initially the rockets were all carried in the nose of the aircraft. Four doors hinged inward to permit the rockets to be fired. It was found that the exhaust from the rockets often caused the jet engine to flame out. Further development added rocket pods on the wings which helped to alleviate the problem of the flame outs. The Starfire was an interim design until more advanced aircraft could be deployed. Nevertheless, the aircraft proved itself during the 1953 Red Sun exercise when Starfires intercepted and "shot down" several B-36P Peacemaker bombers. A Starfire was also the first NORAD jet interceptor to score a night time "kill". The Starfire's short time in service ended when the type was phased out in 1959. There are quite a few surviving Starfires on display in museums around the United States. Prints are available through my website, www.markkarvon.net.

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:iconcecephoenixkarv:
CecePhoenixKarv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work as always+fav 
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JhawkR2010 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Mark, looks like this could be a "Starfire" from the 74th Fighter Interceptor Squadron "Flying Tigers" !
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
354th Fighter Squadron 
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Heart-und-Seoul Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They were rather ugly planes, but you painted them quite beautifully XD
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
You catch the early, glorious days of the jet age so well... One can almost hear the lingering thunder, and feel the hiss of the air past the cockpit.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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CerebralPizza Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's one you don't see often!   Very Nice!
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, Mark. Love the subject as well. I believe some of these were used in the Korean war as night fighters, with some success.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. The F-94B was used in Korea. The F-94C did not see combat.
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for that info! 
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, looks like a big brother to a F-89.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It was developed from the T-33, and actually a bit smaller than the more capable F-89.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
amazing
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent. :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Yet another beautiful image!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Hunter12396 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
typo on "Tu-4" in description ;)
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
One sweet bird, one of my faves. Awesome art!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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