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Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by SW Sky Blue » Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:08 pm

A bit of rotary action from the dull and damp South West this week....Sea King HU5 on a test flight from Heliops, Portland.A FARP action from Dunkeswell airfield in Devon.

1,
ImageZA137_SeaKing_HU5_Heliops_PO_KevinWills_6L7A5111 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

2,
ImageZA137_SeaKing_HU5_Heliops_PO_KevinWills_6L7A4935 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

3,
ImageZA137_SeaKing_HU5_Heliops_PO_KevinWills_6L7A4917 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

4,
ImageZA137_SeaKing_HU5_Heliops_PO_KevinWills_6L7A5136 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

5,
ImageZA137_SeaKing_HU5_Heliops_PO_KevinWills_6L7A5183 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

Dunkeswell, Slayer 1-4 and 1-3 using a FARP on the airfield.

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ImageSlayer1_Slayer2_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6216 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageSlayer1_Slayer2_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6243 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer2_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6321 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer2_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6410 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer2_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6363 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

11,
ImageZM729_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_AAC_Dunkeswell_KevinWills_6L7A6810 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM729_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_AAC_Dunkeswell_KevinWills_6L7A6819 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM729_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_AAC_Dunkeswell_KevinWills_6L7A6832 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM729_Slayer3_WAH-64E_653Sqn_AAC_Dunkeswell_KevinWills_6L7A6537 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

15,
ImageZM734_Slayer1_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6308 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer4_WAH-64D_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_KevinWills_6L7A5997 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer2_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6718 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

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ImageZM722_Slayer2_WAH-64E_653Sqn_Dunkeswell_07-2-23_KevinWills_6L7A6733 by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

Hope they were of interest...

Cheers,

Kev W.
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by fisherman » Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:08 pm

Hi Kev,
That is a lovely set from the Southwest, and it looks wintery. I really like the Apache shots. :thumbs:

Best regards, Mike.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Seacat192 » Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:05 pm

Excellent set.
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by H.A.Bucken » Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:31 pm

What's that on the port side sponson of the Seaking- summat dated 6? August 1987?
Roger Curious.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by ChrisGilligan » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:24 pm

Cracking set Kev. Great to see some action from my neck of the woods 😉

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Mike » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:34 pm

dragon wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:31 pm
Puddy Boy missed this one
Who is Puddy Boy?
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by FlyingFairy » Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:12 pm

H.A.Bucken wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:31 pm
What's that on the port side sponson of the Seaking- summat dated 6? August 1987?
Roger Curious.
See this thread here: viewtopic.php?t=103085

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:01 pm

dragon wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:31 pm
Puddy Boy missed this one
I don't know what your problem is with (presumably) "Paddy Boy" or Patrick, but this is the second time this week you have had a dig at him, albeit that your first post was deleted. Patrick frequently comments on most photo posts to show his appreciation for the time the photographer took to take and then post their work. Polite thanks and critique is welcomed. No-one is asking you to agree but please to not "slag off" someone else for doing so. He probably won't thank me for saying this but he is one of our long-standing members and one of the most civil too.

For what seems to be your one-and-only post in four years it is a pretty poor one.

Public rant over.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by steamy » Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:45 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:01 pm
dragon wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:31 pm
Puddy Boy missed this one
I don't know what your problem is with (presumably) "Paddy Boy" or Patrick, but this is the second time this week you have had a dig at him, albeit that your first post was deleted. Patrick frequently comments on most photo posts to show his appreciation for the time the photographer took to take and then post their work. Polite thanks and critique is welcomed. No-one is asking you to agree but please to not "slag off" someone else for doing so. He probably won't thank me for saying this but he is one of our long-standing members and one of the most civil too.

For what seems to be your one-and-only post in four years it is a pretty poor one.

Public rant over.
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by IanH » Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:18 pm

Fine set buddy 👍😉

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Alternative 4 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:51 am

No. 6 for me. Good reason to stay on the right side of the Royal Army.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by paddyboy » Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:53 am

Hi Kev :P

That is yet another cracking set :thumbs:

Particularly like those Apache head-ons ;)

Ian: you’re a gent, sir, and bang on: if someone takes the time, trouble and effort to post some pics, it’s only fair that they get a peek and a reply, imho :)

I’m a bit late to the party on this reply, as I’ve been trying (yet again :whistle: ) to make a little progress on my 1/48 Phantom F4D build :lol:

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by raptor9 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:22 am

Plus one for NIGHTHAWKE's post. I couldn't agree more!!.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by matt e » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:11 am

nice set especially #3 and 10

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Petepilot » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:29 am

Great set!!! Thanks for sharing! :clap:

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by James Cutting » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:45 am

Lovely set of shots as always, great to see the Apache close ups! Can't beat a Sea King either :thumbs:
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Stratocruiser » Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:04 am

Always love quality Sea king captures and those warships are a triumph.
Thanks for sharing your superb captures :thumbs:
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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Agent K » Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:38 am

A cracking set of photo's and thanks for sharing.

By no means a criticism, more a point for clarity, you refer to the WAH-64E in the photo filenames, I'm not sure this is correct. The WAH-64D was so designated as it was a unique UK design with different engines and specs and also apart from the first few was constructed by Westland Helicopters. The AH-64E is built by Boeing and delivered direct from the USA with no Westland involvement so is known only as the AH-64E. As always happy to be corrected if I have this wrong.

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Supra » Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:32 pm

Stratocruiser wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:04 am
Always love quality Sea king captures and those warships are a triumph.
Thanks for sharing your superb captures :thumbs:
'Auto-correction' is also a smokescreen for my early onset brain-fade, but I'm pretty sure they're AH-64E Gunships? ;) :whistle:
Very nice Gunships!

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Re: Dunkeswell and Portland.

Post by Stratocruiser » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:07 pm

Supra wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:32 pm
Stratocruiser wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:04 am
Always love quality Sea king captures and those warships are a triumph.
Thanks for sharing your superb captures :thumbs:
'Auto-correction' is also a smokescreen for my early onset brain-fade, but I'm pretty sure they're AH-64E Gunships? ;) :whistle:
Very nice Gunships!
Ah, perhaps I should have said Warhorses (aka Gunships) a superb post nevertheless 👍
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