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RAF Kinloss Simulated Airfield Attack 07/04/2014 (Pic Heavy)

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RAF Kinloss Simulated Airfield Attack 07/04/2014 (Pic Heavy)

Post by dannyboyo20 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:27 am

Hi all, as part of Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1, troops staged a simulated airfield attack on RAF Kinloss. The assault included 5 Merlin, 3 Puma, 2 Apache, 2 Lynx, 1 Chinook and 2x C-130. Very interesting and exciting to watch!

On arrival at Kinloss, all seemed quiet with only this guy in the circuit......
ImageZH187 Vigilant by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

Soon the internet forums and radios started crackling into life, with talk of 13 low level heli's on route from their fuel stop at Leuchars. The first inkling we had was this crafty fella, hiding in the trees...
ImageSpot The Apache by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

Next "Battlecat Formation" called Kinloss as inbound, and we were greeted with the sight of 5 Merlins hammering towards us, a truly impressive sight!
ImageBattlecat Formation 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageBattlecat Formation by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageBattlecat Formation 3 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZJ124 Unloading by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageAirfield Attack 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageAirfield Attack by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZJ124 Merlin 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZJ124 Merlin 4 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZJ124 Merlin 5 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZJ124 Merlin 6 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageMerlin's En Route by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

Next was Warlock Formation, 3 Puma and a Chinook
ImageWarlock Formation by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageWarlock Formation 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageWarlock Formation 3 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Unloading by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageWarlock Departing by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageWarlock Departing 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 3 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 4 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 5 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 6 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 7 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImagePuma Departure 8 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZA714 Chinook by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

Next it was the turn of the 2 C-130's. Danish AF B-537 and RAF ZH874.

ImageB-537 Danish C-130 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZH874 RAF C-130 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageB-537 Danish C-130 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZH874 RAF C-130 2 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZH874 RAF C-130 3 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

ImageZH874 RAF C-130 4 by Danny Banks 2014, on Flickr

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Post by Bragail » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:11 pm

Awesome pics mate! B

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Post by paddyboy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:19 pm

Hi Danny :P

Merlins, Pumas and Herks :Wow:

Great post, mate, that tells a good story :thumbs:

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Post by Mike » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm

Great set Danny. :) :thumb:

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Post by Victor5 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:31 pm

Enjoyed looking through them, thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by mikev1984 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:43 pm

Fantastic mate thanks for sharing

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Post by Angel15 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:52 pm

Spot on amigo :)
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Post by captain scarlet » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Stunning! :Wow:
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Post by ACLVC10 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Smashing set of pics, thanks for sharing.

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Post by Diamond Nine » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:40 pm

Great set and very interesting.Many thanks for posting.Spent many a great time at Kinloss but never anything like that.Nice to see some life about the old place if only for a short while :thumb:

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Post by GhostFlight91 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:57 pm

Very very nice mate what a sight and sound that must of been very jealous i must say, dont half miss the RAF Role Demo at airshows :(

What a cracking set :thumb:

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Post by rusty1 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Nice to see pics of Kinloss. I was working at the mouth of the Spey when the 5 choppers came in at low level they were at roof top level ,they hovered and done two circles of the field beside me,must have been ahead of time.

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Post by lhrlima » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:13 pm

Cracking post, and very interesting to see! Thanks for posting, you must have had a blast up there! :thumbs:

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Post by dannyboyo20 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:26 am

Many thanks for the kind words all!

Cheers, Danny
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Post by venom » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am

fasinating shots danny good stuff

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