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by DevelopedBug
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Exercise Crimson Warrior, RAF Marham - 4/11/20
Replies: 23
Views: 2384

Re: Exercise Crimson Warrior, RAF Marham - 4/11/20

Absolutely amazing photos - thanks!!! :thumbs:
by DevelopedBug
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USMC F-35B down in the US
Replies: 47
Views: 5758

Re: USMC F-35B down in the US

Listening to the ATC, the Herc crew said they'd lost engines 3 & 4 when they declared the emergency to LA Centre, extrapolate what you will from that, but sounds to me like the F-35 may have clonked them. It also means the crew managed to put that plane down in a very asymmetric configuration - whic...
by DevelopedBug
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: AIM120 Training Rounds
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: AIM120 Training Rounds

Were they actually AIM120s or were they an ACMI-style training pod? They often fit a dummy round on one shoulder pylon, and the training round on the other side.

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by DevelopedBug
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Blue Angels C-130J at Cambridge.
Replies: 13
Views: 2832

Re: Blue Angels C-130J at Cambridge.

Neil D wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:19 am
Most likely won't as they were running out a few years ago plus the J has better engines. The ANG LC-130s have recently upgrade the propellers so will be using JATO less.
Stock now totally depleted I believe.
by DevelopedBug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Buzz off RAF low flyers hit by flack
Replies: 29
Views: 2911

Re: Buzz off RAF low flyers hit by flack

But it’s all those that move into these areas and then complain that should be ignored. If I bought a house next to Heathrow, or the East Coast mainline, then I must expect noise Unfortunately this isn't the case, a few years back somebody moved into a house near to a race track (Thruxton possibly?...
by DevelopedBug
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A400 ZM409 bird hit
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: A400 ZM409 bird hit

I think one of the static ports might have issues...
by DevelopedBug
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 22746

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

I think it looks alright. I wish they'd done something more creative with the engine nacelles though.
by DevelopedBug
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 22746

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

I can exclusively reveal that an anonymous source tells me that this aircraft is actually being painted in a special bullet-proof paint! The paint contains a finely ground powder mostly containing depleted Uranium, that has been developed in a highly secretive lab at Boscombe Down. The paint will in...
by DevelopedBug
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Eurofighters for Egypt ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Eurofighters for Egypt ?

It seems massively risky to sell a current state-of-the-art aircraft to a country in such an unstable region. I read yesterday that the Russians are sneaking aircraft and equipment into Libya to support Field Marshal Haftar in the second Libyan civil war as they want to have influence over who ultim...
by DevelopedBug
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-15 venting fuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: F-15 venting fuel?

As others have said, this photo is of the actual leak, not the dump (the F-15 dump mast is out the wingtip, and typically done over the sea). I'm working from home at the moment and watched as it came tearing OTT here on the way out to the EAMTA and it caught my attention as it seemed lower than usu...
by DevelopedBug
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Night flying
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: Night flying

Something has just launched, I heard the rumbling from my office in Thetford.
by DevelopedBug
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Role demo at Marham Wednesday 13th November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Role demo at Marham Wednesday 13th November 2019

What frequency are they likely to be using?

*EDIT* to answer my own question, it looks like 233.075?

Thanks,
by DevelopedBug
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Missing man formation
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Missing man formation

No, this was a very deliberate one aircraft gap where the number 3 jet should have been. It looked like a 'missing man', with the number 2 tucked up to the lead's wingtip as usual and a very obvious aircraft sized gap till the #4. Hence me wondering if a jet had gone u/s and the flight had carried o...
by DevelopedBug
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Missing man formation
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Missing man formation

Why were they so deliberately spaced out with what should have been the #3 jet missing?
by DevelopedBug
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Missing man formation
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Missing man formation

Just as I was leaving work tonight (17:30) a flight of F15s flew over Thetford in a missing man formation with the number 3 jet absent. Did anyone else see it? Does anybody know if an aircraft went u/s and headed home by itself today or are they practising for a fly-by or something??? :S

Thanks,
by DevelopedBug
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mildenhall / Lakenheath Jan 17
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Mildenhall / Lakenheath Jan 17

Acronym creation isn't your strong point...

Really nice photos though, especially the Osprey.
by DevelopedBug
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to sail through channel...
Replies: 129
Views: 33405

Re: Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to sail through channe

HMS Quorn is also in the area, German frigate appears to be down as well. According to a post on Twitter, HMS Ocean is taking part in a mission in the Gulf, highly doubt they've brought it back up here to shadow the Kuznetsov. Lots of NATO vessels currently sailing up the channel shadowing the Russ...
by DevelopedBug
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: East Anglia Hat-Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: East Anglia Hat-Trick

Lovely photos, interesting that there isn't a back-seater in either of the F-15Ds?
by DevelopedBug
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Constant Phoenix returns - Mildenhall 08.09.16
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: Constant Phoenix returns - Mildenhall 08.09.16

Thanks for the photos Dan - certainly is a shiny airframe!

The timing of it's arrival is amusing, I wonder if they want to see what is in the air above Aleppo? Or perhaps they knew the Young Un was about to play with his chemistry kit and wanted to sniff his fall-out?
by DevelopedBug
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Sunset Eagles at Lakenheath, 31st August 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Sunset Eagles at Lakenheath, 31st August 2016

Thanks for posting, they're absolutely stunning :thumb:

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