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RAF Lakenheath, Thursday 31st January 2019 - 492FS D-Day 75th Anniversary Scheme Reveal

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TomTwin
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RAF Lakenheath, Thursday 31st January 2019 - 492FS D-Day 75th Anniversary Scheme Reveal

Post by TomTwin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:33 am

Good morning all,

Last month myself and Jack of JTW Aviation Images were invited to RAF Lakenheath to photograph a "Heritage Event". However, we weren't told what exactly we would be photographing. That was, until Thursday, when the aircraft described above was revealed to the assembled personnel and media gathered at RAF Lakenheath. Unfortunately Jack couldn't be in attendance, so it was left to me to attend and be amongst the lucky few to see the scheme before the genral public get a chance to. And boy she is a looker! :love:

This is the first of 3 schemes planned, the others coming from the 493rd and 494th Fighter Squadrons. One rumoured scheme is a silver metal one, whether that is true or not awaits to be seen.

Many thanks to RAF Lakenheath and the 48th Fighter Wing for the invite, it is hugely appreciated and gratefully received.

On to the images!

1. Image

2. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2danEUx]Image


3. [url=https://flic.kr/p/Sq1wvJ]Image


4. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2etwZTY]Image


5. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2etwZFJ]Image


And a couple of the morning departures from the 494th Panthers.

6. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2ey8ahp]Image


7. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2etwZnN]Image


8. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2ey8a4t]Image


9. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2etwZ53]Image


10. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2ey89SB]Image
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2ey89SB]

Thanks for viewing, hope a few of you manage to catch her and her sister schemes out and about! Full 3000 pixel images in the album here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/67846102@ ... 6440282134

Cheers,

Tom

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Post by Seacat192 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 am

Thanks for posting these.

Nothing wrong with any of the photos, but my fave is the third one, looking down on the F-15.
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Re: RAF Lakenheath, Thursday 31st January 2019 - 492FS D-Day 75th Anniversary Scheme Reveal

Post by The Phantom » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:17 am

|Is very nice :thumb:

Would agree with above poster - #3 is a great and very unusual shot :thumbs:

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Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:35 pm

These are just superb... thank you for sharing them with us.

Shame they did not put the solid red cowling band in front of the red and white chequered band like on G-THUN... that would have finished off what is an oustanding colour scheme... well done to all involved at the 48th FW..

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Post by prefontaine72 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 pm

Great set of Images Tom well done mate

Dougie :)

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Re: RAF Lakenheath, Thursday 31st January 2019 - 492FS D-Day 75th Anniversary Scheme Reveal

Post by TomTwin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:13 am

Cheers guys, very much appreciated!

Cheers,

Tom

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