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by mustang5861
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Marshalls move
Replies: 41
Views: 7495

Re: Marshalls move

The runway at Thurleigh was cut through by part of the PalmerSport racetrack back in the 1990s, with the local council's blessing as it stopped any further talk of the airfield being used as an air-freight terminal. Would Marshalls be willing to do some sort of deal to 'relocate' the corporate race-...
by mustang5861
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: AMI P-72 at Inverness 27/10/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: AMI P-72 at Inverness 27/10/19

Nice set of shots - a lot of 'lumps and bumps' on that grey beastie!
by mustang5861
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: HMX-1 Ospreys at Caen 31 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: HMX-1 Ospreys at Caen 31 May 2019

Thunder wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Flipping heck they must’ve spent hours clearing the air filters. Seems a strange choice of airfield but the access looks spot on though.
Is there a golf course close by? :halo:
by mustang5861
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: EXERCISE CORONET BUFFALO IOWA & SOUTH DAKOTA ANG A7D/K RAF WADDINGTON ENTHUSIASTS/PHOTO DAY 1985
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: EXERCISE CORONET BUFFALO IOWA & SOUTH DAKOTA ANG A7D/K RAF WADDINGTON ENTHUSIASTS/PHOTO DAY 1985

There might be a fuller list, i.e. including the SLUFs that were dotted around the airfield on the day, in 'BAR'. I don't have access to my copies until the end of the month; can anyone else check to see if a 1985 issue from June onwards includes any additional info?
by mustang5861
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Nine with a nautical nuance
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Wonderful shots, paddyboy; they take me back to the 1970s when I watched 849 Sqn's Gannets circuit-bashing at Lossiemouth. A couple of them were still in natural metal and Dayglo Red or Orange, one was in all-over dark grey (think it was a COD bird), but the AEWs wore those gorgeous black and yellow...
by mustang5861
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ: Old MASDC listing
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: REQ: Old MASDC listing

There is a book on MASDC by Phil Chinnery (published in the 1980s) which, if I remember correctly, lists all examples of each type in storage, including each airframe's storage code. I have a copy, though I haven't looed at it for a good few years, but it will be the end of the month before I'm back...
by mustang5861
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss 1966
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Kinloss 1966

MCB wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:32 am
>Or could it be the mortal remains of Vampire FB.5 VZ286

No it couldn't since the aircraft in the picture is a 2 seater.

MCB
Fair point; thanks for putting me right. Glad I put it as a question rather than a statement!
by mustang5861
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss 1966
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Kinloss 1966

MCB wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:39 pm
I think your "Vampire" is a Venom night fighter.

MCB
Or could it be the mortal remains of Vampire FB.5 VZ286 of 236 OCU, which suffered a bird strike on approach to Kinloss on 27/1/56 and was declared a write-off after landing at the base, then SOC as Cat. 5(C) on 8/3/56?
by mustang5861
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Collings Foundation  B-17 incident at Bradley airport,Connecticut
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Re: Collings Foundation  B-17 incident at Bradley airport,Connecticut

Images shown here (US) have the tailfin and a large section of the port wing, the latter bent backwards, as the only recognizable sections of the aircraft. Reports that there were thirteen people on board (pilot, co-pilot, attendant and 10 passengers), and that the aircraft hit a small building with...
by mustang5861
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth Air SHow July '68
Replies: 20
Views: 1066

Re: Lossiemouth Air SHow July '68

Can't confirm whether or not the Fulmar was used on gate-guard duty, but it would seem appropriate: a Fulmar at what was then HMS Fulmar.

Hellcat KE209, used by the Station Commander at Fulmar/Lossiemouth during the early 1950s at least, is also on display at the FAAM.
by mustang5861
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Strange movement, Inverness???
Replies: 24
Views: 2505

Re: Strange movement, Inverness???

Definitely not in my case. The flight characteristics were most certainly belonging to an aircraft/helicopter of some description. The only 'conventional' thing I can think of that could/would be coming from south to north, other than the helos you mentioned, is one of the Scottish Ambulance Servic...
by mustang5861
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Strange movement, Inverness???
Replies: 24
Views: 2505

Re: Strange movement, Inverness???

With the exception of the two lights together, might any of these have been the ISS or a LEOS? Just a suggestion - not trying to cast doubt on what people have seen.
by mustang5861
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How crap is Windows update?
Replies: 26
Views: 1204

Re: How crap is Windows update?

There's a community-radio station in Aberdeen called ShmuFM. A couple of years back, the breakfast-show presenter, who had much of his show (music, jingles) pre-set on his computer, switched on a few minutes before the show was due to start and was greeted with a message saying a Windows update was ...
by mustang5861
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Palmdale & Edwards
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Palmdale & Edwards

Another collection you might want to consider: the Estrella Warbirds Museum/Collection at Paso Robles, which is about 200 miles north of Los Angeles on I-5. Approximately 40 aircraft including F-4, F-14, A-6, A-7, Neptune, Impala, P.149D - an interesting collection. The website shows all of the airc...
by mustang5861
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)

johnwickenden wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:18 am
Did you see my set on the Polish AF museum? Three Beagles there
Yes, and thank you for posting them. 'Beagle' heaven!
by mustang5861
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)

Thank you very much indeed for the Il-28 photo - takes me back to happy days when I used to build Airfix kits of the type.
I just love 'Beagles' (but I don't care much for the canine variety)!

Thanks again,
M
by mustang5861
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: VHM - Piestany (Military Museum of Slovakia)

Another fine selection of photos and aircraft types. Any info on the under-fuselage ordnance carried by the MiG-23BN in photo 4; and is that an Il-28 behind the front end of the LET 410FG? If it is a 'Beagle', and if you photographed it, it would be great if you could upload a photo - I love Il-28s!
by mustang5861
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Odds and sods in Slovakia
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Odds and sods in Slovakia

A nice set of shots. Love the Fishbeds, especially the one in camo; like the F-5, it's one of those designs that looks great from any angle. It's surprising to me that a country with such a turbulent history with the Soviet Union, most notably some 50 years ago during the 'Prague Spring' when part o...
by mustang5861
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: B2 EDWARDS AFB OCT 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: B2 EDWARDS AFB OCT 1990

There are three reports for Edwards AFB in the 1990 editions of 'BAR', including one for the show on 6/10, but none include reference to a B-2A. Likewise, there are three reports in the 1991 editions of 'BAR', and that for the show (again on 6/10) includes reference to B-2A 82-1068 of the 6510th TW ...
by mustang5861
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various military images from the 1960s and 70s
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

Re: Various military images from the 1960s and 70s

Photos 19 and 23 Both were taken at the Paris/Le Bourget airshow in (June?) 1967. The first shows part of the Swedish contingent, namely Sk60C 5/42 and J35F Draken 1/61. The broad grey/green tail behind the Draken is that of C160F V1/'WY', while in the far background behind the Sk60C can be seen th...

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