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Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

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Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by slogen51 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Went to Fairford for the U-2 80-1083 and stayed in a local to catch the B-52 arrival the next day on the 14 September 17

Sorry about the large number of the U-2 - went a bit beserk!

(The B-52s didn't come out that well - too late now and I seem to have mixed up the file names)

Wednesday : Quid 09
Image80-1093 QUID 09 RTB EGVA 13-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image80-1093 QUID 09 EGVA 13-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image80-1093 QUID 09 Runway 27 EGVA 13-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image80-1093 QUID 09 15 feet Runway 27 EGVA 13-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image80-1093 QUID 09 5 feet Runway 27 EGVA 13-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

RCH920
Image86-0013 C-5M RCH920 EGVA 13-09-2015 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image86-0013 436AW RCH920 Runway 27 EGVA 13-09-2015 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image86-0013 RCH920 Depart Runway 27 EGVA 13-09-2015 by Mike B, on Flickr

Thursday : Mytee 51 - 53

Image60-0020 Mytee 51 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image60-0020 Blackjack Mytee 51 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image60-0024 Mytee 52 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image60-0024 Mytee 52 Runway 27 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image61-0020 Mytee 53 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

Image61-0020 The Big Stick - Mytee 53 EGVA 14-09-2017 by Mike B, on Flickr

hope they are of some interest

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by Thunder » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Great set, that U2 looks unflyable in that configure. What type of car is that that they're using as the chase car?

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Post by Knife 04 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Great Mike - particularly like the U-2 shots

Is that a Jaguar 'F' Type they are using as a chase car? Seen some other shots on Flickr and it looks like it? Think they used white Tesla's at RIAT (good for acceleration in the 'Ludicrous' mode) - now Jaguars?

Nice set all round Mike - keep them coming

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by Cornish-guy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 pm

Good shots and nice to see 61-0020 (The Big Stick) doing well after her engine replacement.


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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by saint1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Those U-2 shots are great, really clear.

As for the cars, while I was there they had a drag race before the U-2 returned, the regular blue one beat the Jag F type (?) twice! The Jag sounded better though.

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by Dan213 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 pm

A great set! Thanks for sharing

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Post by slogen51 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:50 am

Many thanks

You could hear the throaty roar of the chase cars as the U-2 went past - some said the blue car was a Camaro ? Nice work if you can get it!.

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Post by paddyboy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Hi Mike :P

Apologise :S

Love that Senior Span fit, but wouldn't want to be the Jock :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

Best regards ;)

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by Will24 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:08 am

Cracking shots, especially like the side on of the U2! :thumb:

Someone's put there hand in there pocket and bought a top of the range F type! :whistle:

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by warferry » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:07 am

What a bit of kit on the U2, nice shots thanks.

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by EGVP » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:14 am

The F-Type is a 300bhp 4-cylinder.

From memory the normal chase car is a 500bhp V8...!

Of course, even a basic Tesla was destroy both of them in a race to 100!

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by Timmo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 pm

EGVP wrote:The F-Type is a 300bhp 4-cylinder
That F-Type is the 5.0 V8 (quad exhausts give it away) with around 550hp. Beautiful machine

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by herc15 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:16 am

A quick question why does the buff have rippled bodywork on the side of the fuselage? i have noticed it before but never asked.

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by marinergaz » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 am

Excellent, wish I could get the time off to see them. You caught the action well there

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Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

Post by slogen51 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:16 pm

Hey thanks for taking the time to comment.

I guess the B-52 is famous for its rippled skin - always assumed it was age related and the effects of pressurisation cycles - but why don't you see the same on an airliner?

I only read recently that B-52 crew have ejection seats !

An amazing plane that will see most of us out!

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