Navy Tigers by Walter Colvin

3d art render of US Navy F11f Tiger Jet aircraft.
Made with bryce 3d.

The Tiger single-seat fighter flew for the first
time in prototype form on 30 July 1954 – less
than 15 months after receipt of a letter of
intent from the US Navy. The production
version was the F11F-1. A small number of pre
production aircraft, each with a Wright J65
W-6 turbojet engine with afterburner, were f
ollowed by 39 production aircraft (ordered
with J65-W-4 afterburning engines), two of
which were modified to F11F-1F standard with
66.72kN General Electric J79-GE-7
afterburning engines. One of the F11F-1Fs
attained a speed of 1,963km/h and set a short-
lived height record on 18 April 1958 of
A further contract for J65-W-18-engined Tigers
placed for the US Navy brought the total
number of F11F-1s built to about 200, but these
were gradually phased out of first-line service
from 1959. Those which remained in second-
line service when the tri-service designations
became rationalised in 1962 were redesignated


  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 5 years ago

    A great rendering of a fantastic jet. Well done.

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dave Moilanen
    Dave Moilanenover 5 years ago

    Great job Walter!! This looks like a photo!! :-)

  • Thank you very much Dave.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Walter.

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    just like a photo, great work Walter :)

  • Thank you for the nice comment Dawn.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Michael Beers
    Michael Beersover 5 years ago

    Walter a fine job as always!!!!!

  • Thank you for your nice comment my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Walter :-)

  • Thank you Tom, your Comments are very much appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Wonderful creation Walter!! :)

  • Thank you very much Keith.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    wow such a striking pictures, fabulous colours, well done,dawnx

  • Thank you Dawn, I have been a aircraft pilot for over 50 years. The last time I went flying is about 5 years ago, I took my grandson up in one of my friends aircraft.. I sure do miss it..

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    I bet you do miss it, my son trained for a while to be an aircraft engineer but sadly the decline in the industry had him change career paths, but he loves all planes old and new, we live about 5 mins from Filton airport where Concord was first built and indeed we were both there on her last landing, the pilot tipped her nose as if bowing to all who were there, dawnx

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Nicely done Walter. – Ted

  • Thank you very much Ted, your comments are appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

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