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NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

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NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by flat cap » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:19 pm

Movement of the decade for me. Alpha Jet on delivery to Nigerian Air Force.

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Re: NAF 447 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by seven » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:40 pm

Nice catch! I have to agree, certainly the most interesting movement i've seen in a while. However if its a new airframe for the NAF i would imagine it was ex-civvie?

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Re: NAF 447 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by Jazz » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 pm

Wow :O
As in the other thread, this (and the other one mentioned) are ex Air USA. The guys that lost the ex RoKAF Hawk at Yuma recently.
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Post by nellis6 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:47 pm

That's one great catch fella. Does anyone know it's previous ID? I shot a couple of US Air Alphajets on the ramp at MCAS Cherry Point in May 2013. They wore N42NV and N1142A.
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Post by paddyboy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:51 pm

That is one g-r-e-a-t catch, fella :Wow:

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by youth » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:16 pm

Stunning! Great to see thanks for posting

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Post by Mark Owen » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:27 pm

Wow :Wow: great catch. :thumb:

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Re: NAF 447 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by Thunder » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:46 pm

seven wrote:if its a new airframe for the NAF i would imagine it was ex-civvie?

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Which before that was ex mil, however with full Nigerian markings and serial it now makes it full on Nigerian Mil.

Great catch and very well taken. Manchester does seem a strange stop off though and I believe there are two on delivery?

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Re: NAF 447 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by seven » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:09 pm

Thunder wrote:
seven wrote:if its a new airframe for the NAF i would imagine it was ex-civvie?

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Which before that was ex mil, however with full Nigerian markings and serial it now makes it full on Nigerian Mil.
Yes... I don't see your point?

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by StandardTom » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:12 pm

That's a nice catch dude, they look good with the external fuel tanks.
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Post by GhostFlight91 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:44 pm

What a stunner

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by flat cap » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. Intrigued by the fact there maybe more due?
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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by seven » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:44 pm

One more AFAIK. Routing TBC ;)

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by Gus0898uk » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:18 pm

aviationdb are showing that the Alphajet N42NV has been de-registered on the USA register and exported to Nigeria.

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by Grass73 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:19 pm

Lovely shots.

They were originally Luftwaffe machines.

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Re: NAF 477 at Manchester - Nigerian Alpha Jet

Post by F6MAN » Mon May 11, 2015 6:26 pm

Great catch.

Saw it land, but unfortunately I was on the south side of 23L best part of the day taking advantage of the brilliant light.

Well done.

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