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Cobra 56 - Cobra Ball II 61-2663

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Cobra 56 - Cobra Ball II 61-2663

Post by dinger » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:57 pm

A couple of shots of Cobra 56 from today. Didn't notice until I was editing my shots that it has mission marks on the crew door. 2 ballistic missile symbols.

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 1 by finband76, on Flickr

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 2 by finband76, on Flickr

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 3 by finband76, on Flickr

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 4 by finband76, on Flickr

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 5 by finband76, on Flickr

ImageRC-135S 61-2663 RAF Mildenhall 6 by finband76, on Flickr

One of many movements in stunning winter light. This was the obvious highlight though.

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Re: Cobra 56 - Cobra Ball II 61-2663

Post by BOLLO » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Corr there nice Kev,thought you were stopping down the mound ?? :thumb: :thumb:
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Post by dinger » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:16 pm

Change of plan Paul and it was the correct choice.

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Post by Skip » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:28 pm

Very nice Dinger, I have not seen one of these for years
The last time I saw an F22 at Lakenheath i DIDN'T photoshop it...
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Post by gary1701 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:41 pm

That's nice. Never seen the damn thing but it looks good from Pollards Lane.

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Post by BOLLO » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:44 pm

dinger wrote:Change of plan Paul and it was the correct choice.

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Post by Jammo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:06 pm

They are beautiful shots, well done on them :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by Knife 04 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:43 pm

Great shots - good that he came down to the over run and spun round so you could get the 'black wing' - well done

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Post by GhostFlight91 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:58 pm

Spot on them mate

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Post by HABU 71 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:43 am

Fantastic shots there Dinger.Great light so nice that you got both sides of the aircraft .Have been after this one for years its the last RC i need. :@
Was of work today with a cold as well and watched it come in on P/P.



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Post by CHRISD » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:26 am

crackin set mate :thumbs:
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Post by DanBeeden » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:18 am

Stunning! Fantastic jet in some superb light - great stuff.

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Post by Doughnut » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:27 am

Nice shots. Out of interest why does this aircraft have one side painted black ? Its not like it on all RC's is it ?

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Post by BP2324 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:44 am

Just the Cobra Ball that has a matt black starboard wing and engine nacelles.

Older systems used by the RC135S had problems with reflections (glare) reflecting from/on the systems optical glass / windows.
I believe they don't suffer from this anymore but keeping the black adds a bit of mystery/ intrigue to the aircrafts mission as it goes about tracking ballistic missile flights.

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:25 pm

Absoblinkinglutely stunning :Wow:

What a catch :thumbs:

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Post by sg-andel » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:58 am

Rare catch !!.
Even for Mildenhall !
Was a while ago the last Ball visited The Hall ?!?.

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Post by dinger » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:03 pm

62-4128 was the last Cobra Ball to visit in early October this year.

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Post by page_verify » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:16 pm

BP2324 wrote:Just the Cobra Ball that has a matt black starboard wing and engine nacelles.

Older systems used by the RC135S had problems with reflections (glare) reflecting from/on the systems optical glass / windows.
I believe they don't suffer from this anymore but keeping the black adds a bit of mystery/ intrigue to the aircrafts mission as it goes about tracking ballistic missile flights.

The black wing is kept as a way of telling foreign nation interceptors "I'm on a treaty verification flight so sodd off as I'm allowed to be here", unless of course they're not sitting off the Russian coast in which case they mean "your weapons programme cash is wasted as we'll probably know more than you about your missile test".

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Post by Ashley Wallace » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:41 am

Lovely Kev, It was a nice surprise when that called up!

I found out yesterday that the two missile mission marks were from two Pakistani missile tests that it was monitoring in November.

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Post by dinger » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:56 am

Nice one. Cheers for that Ash.

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