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Lightning code / serial tie up's

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Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Doughnut » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:35 pm

In the later years the Lightning squadrons pooled their aircraft maintance to even out airframe hours consquently serial / code changed quite often. Can somebody confirm the following....

19/11/85 Coningsby 2 x Lightnings coded BH and BJ
06/06/86 Cranwell Lightning T5 coded DW
15/04/87 Binbrook Lightning coded AC
02/07/87 Binbrook Lightning coded AJ and BA . Also I logged seven decoys including those coded 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7. serial tie up ?
19/04/88 Binbrook Lightning coded BE

Thanks Paul
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby tigercat » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:03 pm

This is the best I can do, I hope this is of help.

XS897/AC noted flying at Binbrook 3/3/87 and again on 7/5/87

XR725/BA noted flying at Binbrook 17/8/87

XS923/BE noted at Binbrook 21/4/88

These are the nearest dates I can find to the ones you quoted.

Regarding the T5 coded "DW" in 1986. I suspect this is XS459, which I have noted as coded DW in late 1985. I cant find another coded DW anywhere in my logs.

I will dig deeper into my logs and writings and I will help more if I can. Thanks for making me feel old!
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby STEVIEJAWS » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:25 am

After a little research I managed to find the following on the MAR website of photo's. Although XS454 is mentioned as # 3 & # 4.

Decoy # 1 -
Decoy # 2 - XS418
Decoy # 3 -
Decoy # 4 -
Decoy # 5 - XS449
Decoy # 6 - XP695
Decoy # 7 - XM183
Decoy # 8 - XM181

http://mar.co.uk/search-results.asp
Regards Steve............
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Mike » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:25 am

I have the decoys on 11/05/87 as XM181,XM183,XP695,XR752,XS418,XS423,XS449 and XS454.I didn't note the numeric codes though.
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby HABU 71 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:14 pm

From my log book of 1987 hope this is some help to you.
No 1= XS450---8534M
No 2= XS418---8531M
No 3 =XS454---8535M
No 4= XS423---8535M
No 5= XS449---8533M
No 6= XP659---8808M
No 7= XM183---8416M
No 8= XM181---8415M



Cheers Norm :thumb:
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby das » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:36 pm

Doughnut wrote:In the later years the Lightning squadrons pooled their aircraft maintance to even out airframe hours consquently serial / code changed quite often. Can somebody confirm the following....

19/11/85 Coningsby 2 x Lightnings coded BH and BJ
06/06/86 Cranwell Lightning T5 coded DW
15/04/87 Binbrook Lightning coded AC
02/07/87 Binbrook Lightning coded AJ and BA . Also I logged seven decoys including those coded 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7. serial tie up ?
19/04/88 Binbrook Lightning coded BE

Thanks Paul


Hi Paul,

B.A.R.G did a full Lightning review in DEC 85, which shows the following:

XR756 BH 11 Sqn (camo)
XR759 BJ 11 Sqn (camo)

HTH Ray
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:12 pm

Noted at Leuchars on 17/12/80 were:-

XP750/AQ and XS458/AT of 5 sqn and XR763/BE of 11 sqn,does anyone know what AH and BH were on that day ?
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:27 pm

Lightnings DA,DB,DD,DV and DW at Leuchars on 17/06/81 ?
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby GOOSE » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:06 pm

Flaps wrote:Lightnings DA,DB,DD,DV and DW at Leuchars on 17/06/91 ?


1991? You sure mate?
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Mike » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:10 pm

:grr:

Only 10 years out ! Should be '81 !
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby das » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:51 pm

Flaps wrote:Lightnings DA,DB,DD,DV and DW at Leuchars on 17/06/81 ?


Hi,

yet again, info from BARG:

noted on 06-06-81 at Binbrook families day:

DA XR751
DB XP764
DD XP741
DV XS420
DW XS419

HTH Ray
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Re: Lightning code / serial tie up's

Postby Mike » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:59 pm

Thanks Ray,that's a great help. :thumb:
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