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by colt99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 15999

Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

I like it. Anyone making the Boris Johnson remarks shoild remember that 336 is for Royalty and high MPs, and any aircraft looking for fuel if it is available. Also Borris apparently regularly complains that he cannot book the aircraft when he wants 😁
by colt99
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: Reds Practicing?
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Reds Practicing?

Looks like it's confirmed then 👍
Can't remember where I read it now, but the info was that the 2 teams were going to split near Brentwood/Fairlop area, so reds turn north for scampton and Pdf right back for France
by colt99
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: Reds Practicing?
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Reds Practicing?

The French are coming here aren't they, joint flypast with the Reds over London tomorrow for Charles De Gaulle memorial.
by colt99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Another Swordfish for Navy wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Another Swordfish for Navy wings

Just to clarify, HS554 is an 'associate aircraft'. i.e. owned by others not Navy Wings. Neil Thanks Neil, just looked further into the Navy Wings website, I didn't realise that there were an associate group :thumb: This link is of the Navy Wings and associate aircraft for anyone interested. https:/...
by colt99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Another Swordfish for Navy wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Another Swordfish for Navy wings

lmgaylard wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:13 pm
And this is the problem with Navy Wings...
Go on then i'll bite :D
I look at it that they are wanting to save an aircraft, possibly for future flight.
Are they taking too much on, or dreaming too big?
by colt99
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Another Swordfish for Navy wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Another Swordfish for Navy wings

HS554, the article talks about having 3 Swordfish flying in formation :pop: :clap:
https://navywings.org.uk/swordfish-hs554-comes-home/
by colt99
Sat May 30, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF military markings
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: USAF military markings

I recently bought this, although it says "across Europe" it is US based aircraft too including the types you mention Luke https://www.aviation-bookshop.com/shop/scramble-military-serials-north-america-2019-2020/ I have already brought a version of the book from the first link that I received, but t...
by colt99
Thu May 28, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF military markings
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: USAF military markings

I recently bought this, although it says "across Europe" it is US based aircraft too including the types you mention Luke
https://www.aviation-bookshop.com/shop/ ... 2019-2020/
by colt99
Thu May 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic

EGVP wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Could a Nimrod drop bombs? Fairly sure the Atlantique can.
Wasn't it the largest bomb bay in NATO as the "slogan"
Know the could have Harpoons, but interesting question EGVP
by colt99
Tue May 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: ZJ690?
Replies: 24
Views: 1787

Re: ZJ690?

Didn't realise the OSD was so soon, looking at the link the situation is only going to mean more withdrawls over the next few months
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/sentine ... e-say-mod/
by colt99
Mon May 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic

Could his memory have been clouded over time, and he was thinking about the AEW3 Nimrods, in which case he will be right about the Atlantic being better. AEW3 and Atlantique had different roles so you can’t compare. I seem to remember that the German Atlantiques were inferior to those of France and...
by colt99
Mon May 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic

Could his memory have been clouded over time, and he was thinking about the AEW3 Nimrods, in which case he will be right about the Atlantic being better.
by colt99
Tue May 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B-1 over Poland
Replies: 0
Views: 517

B-1 over Poland

Found a report on the Bone that was supported by the Mildenhall 135's
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=189247


https://www.businessinsider.com/b1b-mak ... 2020-5?amp
by colt99
Tue May 05, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Thunder City aircraft for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Thunder City aircraft for sale

Article says Lightnings, Hunters and the Buccaneers are all for buying https://aerodynamicmedia.com/3-english-electric-lightnings-for-sale/ https://www.historicandclassicaircraftsales.com/lightning-t5-zu-bbd https://www.historicandclassicaircraftsales.com/lightning-f6-zu-bey https://www.historicandc...
by colt99
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: B17 Remains from France to USA
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: B17 Remains from France to USA

From Wiki - shoo shoo shoo baby was flown back from Germany in a C-5 The aircraft was tracked down by Steve Birdsall, a noted military aviation historian from Australia. Last flown in July 1961, the remains of the plane were donated to the U.S. Air Force in 1972 when French officials presented the ...
by colt99
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: B17 Remains from France to USA
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: B17 Remains from France to USA

Have a look at the link below crashman.
42-32076 (shoo shoo shoo baby) might be your aircraft.
Abandoned in France and delivered to the USA for restoration, it does say though "airlifted by a C-5 to USA ".
HTH
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoo_Shoo_Shoo_Baby
by colt99
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: C-17 approaches at Luton airport
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: C-17 approaches at Luton airport

Thanks Snoop, looks like the RAF are taking good advantage of clear airspace. Not that regular to see them near home.
by colt99
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: C-17 approaches at Luton airport
Replies: 2
Views: 448

C-17 approaches at Luton airport

Seen today over the A1 at 4PM, pictures on Twitter confirm it to be ZZ171, RAF
by colt99
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Arizona
Topic: Yuma Log 13th March 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Yuma Log 13th March 2020

jmhenderson wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:00 pm
A single-seat A-4, N145EM, was in the Millionair hangar near N141EM.
Thanks JM, looks like I was the wrong side of the hangar doors :D

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