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Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

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Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by kenny64 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:58 pm

Seen in the good old days of Elder Forest exercises were a couple of flights of early production F-15A/B from the 159TFW/122TFS.They had arrived at NAS Keflavik a few days earlier as Coronet Mesa deployment and operated from there during the exercise with a refuelling stop at Lossiemouth each day.The log book says the following were seen on 26 April 1990.

Image73-110 F-15B Grn by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-107 F-15A Red by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-107 F-15A Rd by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-104 Bl by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-101 F-15A Bl by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-095 F-15A Grn by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-094 F-15A Red by 80560, on Flickr

Image73-085 F-15A Yell by 80560, on Flickr

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by Thunder » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:38 am

Did the early F-15’s have a different style of dorsal air brake, as some of the a/c in the pictures appear to have a humpback appearance?

Of note it was 3 days later that Shackleton WR965 crashed on Harris, I wonder if it was one of those seen in the background of these pictures?

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by paddyboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:39 am

FY73 on some of those tails :O

Amazing to think how old the mighty F15 is :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by F3 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:19 am

Great set. Duxford's F15 is ex - Louisiana ANG. Wonder if it is one of these?

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Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:49 am

Lovely set

Wish I was more in the 'know' in those days as they would have been worth a visit.

Seen 085 preserved at Warner Robins and 095 but don't know where without going through my books

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by Mike » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 am

slogen51 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:49 am
Lovely set

Wish I was more in the 'know' in those days as they would have been worth a visit.

Seen 085 preserved at Warner Robins and 095 but don't know where without going through my books
A very nice set indeed, I think you possibly saw 095 at Spangdahlem (if you've ever been there) as it was used there for battle damage repair until it was later dumped.

I was at Lossiemouth on Wednesday 25/04/90 and noted the following Louisiana ANG F15As :- 73-0085, 73-0093, 73-0094, 73-0095, 73-0101, 73-0104, 73-0107 & 73-0110 (F15B).

Another visit on Friday 27/04/90 produced the following F15As :- 73-0093, 73-0094, 73-0095, 73-0096, 73-0100, 73-0101, 73-0104, 73-0107, 73-0110 (F15B), 74-0117, & 74-0125.

Great shots and thanks for posting them. :) :thumb:

Edit FAO F3 :- The F15 at Duxford is 76-0020, so not one of these.

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by dragonchaser » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:32 pm

Great post this, it appears a lot of this batch went to Israel, not sure they are still used though. :S

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Re: Louisiana ANG @ Lossiemouth

Post by F3 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:58 am

Mike wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 am
slogen51 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:49 am
Lovely set

Wish I was more in the 'know' in those days as they would have been worth a visit.

Seen 085 preserved at Warner Robins and 095 but don't know where without going through my books
A very nice set indeed, I think you possibly saw 095 at Spangdahlem (if you've ever been there) as it was used there for battle damage repair until it was later dumped.

I was at Lossiemouth on Wednesday 25/04/90 and noted the following Louisiana ANG F15As :- 73-0085, 73-0093, 73-0094, 73-0095, 73-0101, 73-0104, 73-0107 & 73-0110 (F15B).

Another visit on Friday 27/04/90 produced the following F15As :- 73-0093, 73-0094, 73-0095, 73-0096, 73-0100, 73-0101, 73-0104, 73-0107, 73-0110 (F15B), 74-0117, & 74-0125.

Great shots and thanks for posting them. :) :thumb:

Edit FAO F3 :- The F15 at Duxford is 76-0020, so not one of these.
Thanks for the info Mike. Saves me the job of researching it.

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:27 pm

Bring back those days! Brilliant Foil was a excellent exercise for the spotter too!
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