Here's another vote for the picture not being "fake". The following is a quote from a former Thunderbird pilot....
Now, F-100 pilots are accustomed to loud noises. Even in the best of circumstances, the afterburner can ' bang ' pretty hard when it lights off. It's also fairly common for the engine compressor to stall, sometimes forcing a violent cough of rejected air back up the intake. Flame belches out the oval nose--which will definitely wake you up at night--and the shock can kick your feet off the rudder pedals. Any F-100 pilot who hears a loud " BANG ! " automatically thinks, "compressor stall," and unloads the jet to get air traveling down the intake in the right direction.
SO, INSTINCTIVELY, the explosion causes me to relax stick-pressure to unload the airplane. By now, I'm fully into one of those fast-forward mental exercises where seasons compress into seconds, the leaves changing color while you watch. I move the stick forward lethargically, even having time to think, "That's no compressor stall ! ! "
Anyway, you can read the full account of the F-100 beakup here if you want.
I don't like to be fueled by anger, I don't like to be fooled by lust...