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by Richard E
Thu May 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Day at Lakenheath fence 27th May
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Day at Lakenheath fence 27th May

A very good selection Michael.

The panning effect on the first shot is excellent but I'm not sure if it works quite so well in the second.

Presumably '1309 has been fitted with a replacement panel but has been scheduled for the paint barn yet ..?
by Richard E
Sat May 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Re: Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992

Wash your mouth out with soap and water. The all blue Phantom XV408 is not from the "Cod Squad" but is in the incomparable 92 Squadron special scheme but you're correct about it being preserved at Tangmere. Equally XV407 is not from 92 Sqd but the decidedly inferior 19 Sq. :) Nice set though. Thank...
by Richard E
Fri May 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Re: Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992

Looks to me that a Lightning might be parked between 2 & 3 Phantom in the last shot, anybody got a shot of that? Phantoms are always going to be 'special' but Lightnings are the 'Dogs Nutsack'! :thumbs: Not the one in the Fire Dump but I did get this picture of XP693, it was part of the BAe Trials ...
by Richard E
Thu May 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Phantom Pharewell Photoshoot - RAF Wattisham 4 July 1992

Some images scanned from prints from the Phantom Farewell Photoshoot held at RAF Wattisham, the last home of the RAF's mighty McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR Mk.2 on 4 July 1992 prior to the type's retirement later in the year XV470 D - 56 Squadron wearing a spectacular shark mouth under the backdrop ...
by Richard E
Wed May 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Military Traffic Appearing on FR 24 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

UK Military Traffic Appearing on FR 24 ?

A question from the uninitiated so an apology if it has an obvious answer.

Is there a reason why more UK military aircraft movements are appearing on FR24. In addition to the Voyager fleet, Atlas, C-17 and Hercules flights are also being displayed as was one of Marham's F-35Bs yesterday afternoon
by Richard E
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: RAF Hercules Fleet - How Many Still in Service ?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

RAF Hercules Fleet - How Many Still in Service ?

Wondering how many Hercules the RAF still have in operational service please ?
by Richard E
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: E-6b from 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: E-6b from 2018

I have just found out the tail code for the E-6b in 2018 can someone tell or show me via a photo where I can find the tail code on the aircraft because when i took a photo of it I couldn't find it? If the aircraft in question is 163918 the E-6B doesn't wear a tailcode like other US Navy types, simp...
by Richard E
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

Re: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale

My understanding is that the auto eject is controlled by the front seat, and only when selected. Further, it never works the other way round - i.e. Captain can eject both, but passenger can't. What happens if the rear seater believes the pilot to be incapacitated, and fails to respond to the set em...
by Richard E
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises

Thank you for your answers.

Whilst I'm socially distancing I've embarked on a project to build some models representing examples of some of the types which have participated in different Frisian Flag exercises.
by Richard E
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises

Hopefully a simple question.

Do aircraft participating in large scale exercises, for instance Frisian Flag, deploy countermeasures such as chaff or flares during their training sorties ?

Many thanks
by Richard E
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Tooms from the tomb
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Tooms from the tomb

A Phabulous presentation of Tombs Paddy. Could I suggest that, in addition to Archie and Mark's 1992 display aircraft, the four ship pictures might be from the 1991 IAT at Fairford and I'm not sure if they flew any displays using a 74 Squadron marked aircraft, they generally used the airframes with ...
by Richard E
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020

Fantastic set of pictures and it looks like the event was organised to Threshold's customary high standard ; hopefully the Buccaneer Aviation Group can relocate to a suitable new venue. Yep! Also available by other organisations? You can always allegedly rely on...... "A great afternoon and evening...
by Richard E
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020

Fantastic set of pictures and it looks like the event was organised to Timeline Event's customary high standard; hopefully the Buccaneer Aviation Group can relocate to a suitable new venue.
by Richard E
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Freeview channel 57.
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Freeview channel 57.

Also a recommendation for Warbird Workshop on Yesterday - Channel 25 on Freeview
by Richard E
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mistys 16th March
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Mistys 16th March

An excellent set of "difficult to photograph" photographs Richard
by Richard E
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Fairford 16-03-20
Replies: 21
Views: 3347

Re: Fairford 16-03-20

Excellent set Kevin - I don't think it's possible to pick a highlight
by Richard E
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA

I believe they went to Montana or was it Calif. As I do remembered one of the units had the camo scheme on some of there jets. If I'm not mistaken. I'm just a photographer not a spotter At least two F-15Cs: 78-504 (blue colour scheme) and 78-0480 (brown colour scheme) were reassigned to the Califor...
by Richard E
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: How many F-15's at the Lakenheath
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: How many F-15's at the Lakenheath

Hi Jason

Glencoe's meticulously researched thread here: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=186237 might help answer your question
by Richard E
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: New Zealand Hueys
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: New Zealand Hueys

Andyph wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Wish I could bottle the sound to go with the pics = whop - whop - whop!
With Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyrie" as a backing track as well ?

Thanks for sharing another set to be proud of, probably some of the best pictures which have been posted on FC.

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