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by Doughnut
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A hot 'Heath, Weds 5th Aug.
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: A hot 'Heath, Weds 5th Aug.

A big lens with not improve your photographs. Best idea is to understand how to use the camera / lens combination you already have. Digital images can always be enlarged in Photoshop if they are to small. Your images appear to be rather 'soft focus' try using a higher shutter speed, even if it means...
by Doughnut
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REQ are the Hawk and Strikemaster at Humberside airport visable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

REQ are the Hawk and Strikemaster at Humberside airport visable ?

As the title suggests are the Hawk and Strikemaster outside the technical school at Humberside airport visible without passing security ?
Ideally would like to take photographs, and will ask permission, but just wishing to confirm that the aircraft are accessible.
Thanks
Paul
by Doughnut
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20

Interestingly the poor weather helped. It was very grey overcast hence no hard shadows. Had it been sunny the results would not be so good. The only Photoshop was a small crop about ten points of saturation, to bring the green out and a bit of sharpening.
by Doughnut
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20

Correct. Park on the main road and walk around the field edge, then down the line of the runway lights. Surprised they turned right at the end of 06 but the "gate" to the HAS site was closed, hence the loop around northside before crossing the runway and into the HAS site.
by Doughnut
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Italian Air Force F-35A, RAF Marham 22.07.20

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50144510926_07a0b9e851_b.jpg F-35s, joint RAF / Italian formation by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50144510251_7ca3658185_b.jpg F-35B leading F-35A into land by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50144511316_fe...
by Doughnut
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Swiss Air Force - Flying days
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Swiss Air Force - Flying days

Thanks for replies and info
by Doughnut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Swiss Air Force - Flying days
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Swiss Air Force - Flying days

Possibly in Switzerland next month and asking if anybody knows the best days or times to visit Swiss airbases of Emmen and Payerne. Many years since I was last in the country, the Hunters were still in service, but remember bases are easy to access and take photos. Anybody have recent knowledge of b...
by Doughnut
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First KC-10 retired to AMARG
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: First KC-10 retired to AMARG

Well at least you know where to find in now.lol
by Doughnut
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New helicopters
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: New helicopters

Do the UK armed forces have any complaints about the Merlin ? Assume the RAF only lost them because the Navy needed to replace the Sea King / Commando and it reduced their fleet support to just Puma and Chinook. Surely a good deal can be made with Westland (OK Leonardo) to build more Merlin at Yeovi...
by Doughnut
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 96
Views: 6232

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

Must admit I am late to joining this thread, so apologises if this point has already been raised. Does this proposed defence review also consider the huge costs associated with the replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent ? We live, always have lived, in an unpredictable world, COVID-19 for exam...
by Doughnut
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 96
Views: 6232

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

Concerning the space program, and ultimately its use in the defence sector, did I read UK Government has just invested in a share of a failed satellite launch company alongside an Indian company, rather than admit failure and join the European Galileo system. There are times to be independent and ti...
by Doughnut
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Finland's air force quietly drops swastika symbol
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Finland's air force quietly drops swastika symbol

The Latvian Air Force used a red Swastika.
A minor point regards the Finnish Air Force use is the swastika was placed horizontally on the fuselage. The Germans diagonally on the tail.
Seem to remember the swastika being used as a good luck symbol within far eastern (Tibetan ?) culture century's ago.
by Doughnut
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Ebay kit bargains
Replies: 26
Views: 14935

Re: Ebay kit bargains

As a regular Ebay seller ( and buyer !!) I find the time taken to deal with some buyers a problem. Also dont forget the massive 20% you will lose to both Ebay and Paypal on commission. My suggestion would be to list the kits you have for sale here and ask buyers on this Forum place bids via private ...
by Doughnut
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)
Replies: 12
Views: 1689

Re: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)

Chalgrove is the Martin Baker test flight airfield and company manufacturing base but couple of questions. Each year how many ejection tests are carried out from the Meteors and are they actually fired over the airfield, or some other test site. The rocket sled test track is in Northern Ireland at t...
by Doughnut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cambridge plus some more Marham!
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: Cambridge plus some more Marham!

Can you tell us where you took the F-35 taxing shots please ?
by Doughnut
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 23.06.20
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Coningsby 23.06.20

My mistake. Sorry.
by Doughnut
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 23.06.20
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Coningsby 23.06.20

12 sqn. Set up to train the Qatari air force pilots. Edit oops 😟
by Doughnut
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 23.06.2020
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Coningsby 23.06.2020

Adding to Thunderbolts post, there some more taken from a different location. Enjoy more on www.flickr.com/photos/133568726@N02 Paul https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50040179807_d5d31bedcb_b.jpg IMG_1571 by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50039358928_5a5736b664_b.jpg IM...
by Doughnut
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: LOG Coningsby 23/06/20
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: LOG Coningsby 23/06/20

I will need a really big lens as I will be 40 miles away. lol.
Most of the regular spotters are friendly enough so just ask if you are not sure what the serial number is.
All serials taken from the camera, the number is repeated in white on the tail so not difficult to read off.

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