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RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October (Updated 24th)

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RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October (Updated 24th)

Post by LN Strike Eagle » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:12 pm

Trip to Marham today, via an hour or two at Lakenheath to catch some departures on 06. Didn't really get any great topsides and several of them climbed out pretty steeply, but 250mm is about enough to fill the frame so that's a trip for another day.

Marham turned out pretty well though - runway 01 is good for approach shots and the taxiway is a great spot all day long. Four flights (RAF100 jet flew twice), and the last pair returned in perfect light. An F-35 was up too, but no pics of that as it was too far away.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0174 - 493rd Fighter Squadron, USAFE - RAF Lakenheath, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 98-0133 - 492nd Fighter Squadron, USAFE - RAF Lakenheath, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 "FANG 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA607/EB-X "FANG 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA607/EB-X "FANG 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 "PRIMUS 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 "PRIMUS 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 "PRIMUS 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 "PRIMUS 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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"PRIMUS" flight of two Panavia Tornado GR4s ZA554/046 & ZD716/084 - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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"PRIMUS" flight of two Panavia Tornado GR4s ZA554/046 & ZD716/084 - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 "PRIMUS 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 "PRIMUS 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 "PRIMUS 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 "PRIMUS 01" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 "PRIMUS 02" - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham, October 2018 by DanB, on Flickr
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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by 3051Howe » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 pm

Cracking shots! Whereabouts at Lakenheath were you positioned for those shots, every time I've been there they've been on 24 so I've never really known where the good spots are for when 06 is in use!

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by LN Strike Eagle » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:24 pm

3051Howe wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Cracking shots! Whereabouts at Lakenheath were you positioned for those shots, every time I've been there they've been on 24 so I've never really known where the good spots are for when 06 is in use!
Same place as you would be for 24 landings, the forest entry on the A1065. :thumb:

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by 3051Howe » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:27 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:24 pm
3051Howe wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Cracking shots! Whereabouts at Lakenheath were you positioned for those shots, every time I've been there they've been on 24 so I've never really known where the good spots are for when 06 is in use!
Same place as you would be for 24 landings, the forest entry on the A1065. :thumb:
Awesome ta!

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by slogen51 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Nice set - weather was lovely

I did get the F-35 from White road but the light was right down the runway.

I drove past the field entrance but it was already full to capacity with cars so didn't stop.

( Last year at Marham you would be unlucky to see more than 4 cars at the 24 approach end)

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by James Cutting » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:05 pm

Absolutely love shots mate!

You must have literally just been to the left of me at the fence getting those taxiing shots, I was more over to the right getting some head ons - And was running around in all sorts of locations so apologies I didn't bump into you!

We did have some corking light all day yesterday, so definitely look forward to seeing mine late :clap:

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by IMarsh » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:05 pm

Awesome set of photos , especially the Tornado's

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by Mawgan4 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 pm

Great photos, thanks for posting. Where were the taxiing Tornado shots taken from, please? Was it to the west of the pig farm (and east of the 01 centreline)?

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by LN Strike Eagle » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Mawgan4 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Great photos, thanks for posting. Where were the taxiing Tornado shots taken from, please? Was it to the west of the pig farm (and east of the 01 centreline)?

MTIA

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Yes. I posted the details of a few locations at Marham in the relevant section of the forum. It's towards the bottom of the page at this link: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=168007

James, I did wonder if you were about. I didn't see your car at Lakenheath in the morning. I hope the info I gave checked out and you had a good day.

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by James Cutting » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:28 pm

Yeah I went straight to White Road and left it there for the day :)

It certainly did mate, absolutely fantastic spot and the pictures on the back of the camera looked brilliant :cool:
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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by LN Strike Eagle » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:25 pm

Excellent stuff. Did you get the first two taxiing out at 11:30? Missed them by 10 minutes - without the pit-stop to Tesco in Brandon we'd have been OK. :grr:

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by James Cutting » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:02 pm

Yes mate, just got them :D That's a buggar.

Will look through mine tonight hopefully.
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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by Punkrunner62 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:10 pm

Great set, some real crackers.
Cheers.

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by paddyboy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:20 pm

Superb Tonka shots, bud :thumbs:

As for No. 1 :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October

Post by markranger » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:01 am

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Re: RAF Marham & Lakenheath - Monday 22nd October (Updated 24th)

Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:27 am

Hi Dan :P

Nos 1-4 :Wow:

The rest ain't bad either :thumbs:

Thanks for posting again :thumb:

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