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by mustang5861
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: The best of 2019 (large post)
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: The best of 2019 (large post)

You certainly get around a bit. Blimey, the underwing fuel tanks on the F-104 were a bit close to the ground; and the position of the 25+05 in 22 looks mighty precarious. Thanks for posting, and for kindly including the 'Beagle' tail in 14! :thumb:
by mustang5861
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RSAF C-54A wftu Jeddah
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: RSAF C-54A wftu Jeddah

Now that's a good way to start the day! Any idea what the Saqr al-Jazira Aviation Museum is like?
by mustang5861
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Happy Hog-many
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Happy Hog-many

Snoop 95 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:30 am
Very nice and nostalgic pics, thanks for posting. I live in East Anglia and certainly remember the whine of the A10 engines and seeing them suddenly pop-up over a hill! Happy New Year to you too.
A hill? In East Anglia? Where? :S :lol:
by mustang5861
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Low flying Nimrod near Bicester ,summer 1989
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Low flying Nimrod near Bicester ,summer 1989

Can't say for certain this is the one, but Nimrod MR.2 XZ284 was at IAT '89 at Fairford over the weekend of 222-23/7.
by mustang5861
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Operation Atlantic Resolve - US Army in Bavaria
Replies: 15
Views: 2195

Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve - US Army in Bavaria

Fantastic shots: really sharp, and great backgrounds in crisp, cold weather. Well done.
by mustang5861
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Luton 18-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Luton 18-12-2019

Where's Lutyon?! In Bodfirdshure. Be advised its London Luton as in London Heathrow , London Gatwick , London Stansted , London Southend , London Norwich , London Southampton , London Bristol etc. so its probably somewhere Londonish :D Nice catch nice pic btw. :thumb: Quite agree - as I write this ...
by mustang5861
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Luton 18-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Luton 18-12-2019

Snoop 95 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:18 am
Where's Lutyon?!
In Bodfirdshure.
by mustang5861
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

tommc wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:56 am
So, it should just be (and in fact actually officially is) T1, FGR4, AEW1, MRA1 etc
Thanks for the explanation.
PS: There should be a full point after 'etc.'.:D
by mustang5861
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

Thanks for the input, Bluetail and tommc. At the risk of sounding like an editor (well, actually, I am!), I was making a general reference to Habu Hunter's list, in which none of the alphanumeric entries feature a full point, and just used 'MRA.1' as an example. The issue of 'Mk.' or 'Mk' is an inte...
by mustang5861
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

Poseidon MRA.1 according to the 'P-8 Delivery Schedule' thread in Fighter Mess.

Shouldn't the alphanumeric designation all have a full point, e.g. 'MRA.1', or is that just a matter of style of presentation?
by mustang5861
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-8 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: P-8 Delivery Schedule

Turmo the first 4 C-17s were leased. They dropped that when we bought 4 more. All are now ours and Not leased even if they never gave them a formal name Probably because they realised doing so would just cause unecessary confusion to our allies and fellow C-17 operators. But they were happy to caus...
by mustang5861
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Marshalls move
Replies: 42
Views: 8305

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: 1442

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: 1133

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: 740

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: 1414

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: 460

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: 552

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: 552

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: 1487

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...

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