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Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

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Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by james.25 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:31 am

I Don't think I've posted on here since 2017!? Thought I'd share a few from an enjoyable Friday morning at LN. My first time at a base since the Tornado finale at Marham!

Nothing remarkable, but the early morning light was quite nice and made it a bit more interesting photographically.

Oh, and a quick nip up to Wattisham in the afternoon to catch an Apache returning in some nice light.

Cheers James.

ImageF-15E Lakenheath by James stannard, on Flickr

ImageF-15E Lakenheath by James stannard, on Flickr

Imageeagle cockpit by James stannard, on Flickr

ImageF-15C Lakenheath by James stannard, on Flickr

ImageF-15C Lakenheath by James stannard, on Flickr

ImageF-15D Lakenheath by James stannard, on Flickr

ImageAH1 Apache Wattisham by James stannard, on Flickr

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Seacat192 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:42 am

Nice light on the first photo
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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by John flightpath » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:01 pm

Nice work James. Love em..

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Reaper02 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:27 pm

Great shots, nice light on those Eagles and great panning!

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Nice mix of angles and that light is really great especially the first shot.

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Post by Pune » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:46 pm

Great images, thanks for sharing, love the Apache, superb..
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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by paddyboy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:54 am

Hi James :P

Nice return there :thumbs:

Nos. 4, 5 and 6 :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by wolfie138 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am

What's that ordnance the Apache's carrying next to the missile pod?

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Craig » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm

Lovely photos James. Made the most out of the light before it disappeared!

Planning shots are nice and I really like the Apache too.
wolfie138 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
What's that ordnance the Apache's carrying next to the missile pod?
External fuel tank wolfie.

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Hawkwind26 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 am

Craig wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm
wolfie138 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
What's that ordnance the Apache's carrying next to the missile pod?
External fuel tank wolfie.
On the starboard side - black with red lettering.

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by wolfie138 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:20 am

the external tank is the big bomb-looking thing, I assume the black thing is a guided missile given the lens on the front?

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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Craig » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:55 am

Hawkwind26 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 am
Craig wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm
wolfie138 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
What's that ordnance the Apache's carrying next to the missile pod?
External fuel tank wolfie.
On the starboard side - black with red lettering.
wolfie138 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:20 am
the external tank is the big bomb-looking thing, I assume the black thing is a guided missile given the lens on the front?
Sorry!

That’s a CTM, collective training missile round I believe.

Basically a practice hellfire.

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Post by Hawkwind26 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:26 pm

Sorry!
That’s a CTM, collective training missile round I believe.
Basically a practice hellfire.
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Re: Lakenheath 10th Jan, and an Apache at Wattisham

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:10 pm

Lovely shots! My first visit to East Anglia was on a Friday many years ago when Lakenheath had F111s & Eagles & Wattisham had Phantoms, not forgetting A10s & F16s at Woodbridge & Bentwaters. Sorry to bore you but I get very nostalgic sometimes lol.

Thanks for sharing 😊
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