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Five a day - Part 2

Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
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haveblue
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Five a day - Part 2

Post by haveblue » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:46 pm

A few more from the 70s. Was meant to be early RAF Jaguars today but they will be delayed by a few days due to a technical hitch. I'm afraid it is variations of the Fairey Gannet in lieu...

ImageGannet AEW3 RN 849SQN Coded (044 R) RAF Kinloss C1973 by Alan M, on Flickr

ImageGannet AEW3 RN Coded (761 LM) RAF Lossiemouth Mid 1970s by Alan M, on Flickr

ImageGannet AEW3 RN RAF Lossiemouth Mid 1970s by Alan M, on Flickr

ImageGannet COD4 RN Coded (777 R) RAF Lossiemouth Mid 1970s by Alan M, on Flickr

ImageGannet T5 RN Ser XT752 Coded (777 LM) RAF Lossiemouth Mid 1970s by Alan M, on Flickr

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by Mustang531 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:05 pm

Excellent, always one of my favourites years ago. Thanks for sharing these.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by daggerfan » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:35 pm

Another lovely selection. Like the AEW3 five-ship.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by paddyboy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:17 am

Hi Alan :P

Haven’t seen a Gannet flying since 1988 at Air Fete and Norwich displays :'(

Lovely to see these :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:42 am

daggerfan wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:35 pm
Another lovely selection. Like the AEW3 five-ship.
I wonder what the noise was like? Excellent selection.
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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by Jabba » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:43 am

About time you put some of your oldies on here. At 5 a day it's going to take about 100 years! Love the second shot with Buccaneers galore in the background.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by capercaillie » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:11 pm

My dad was stationed at Lossiemouth with 849Sqn Gannets when I was born, so these are great to see, the T5 shot is superb. Many thanks for these.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by haveblue » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:09 pm

They were one of the aircraft you used to see day in and day out for spells but you often didn't take photos because film was relatively very expensive in those days. I would be very different now.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by haveblue » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:10 pm

Sorry, meant to read "it would be very different now".

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by Punkrunner62 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:44 pm

Gannets galore, excellent stuff Alan.
Cheers.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by roughcutter » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:10 am

Big, ugly in yer face and rugged, love 'em! Whatever happened to the Gannet that flew in 1988, where is it now? And wasn't there at some point a few years back, a Gannet due over here from the US?
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by raptor9 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:15 pm

Roughcutter. Last I heard it was flying in the States in 2013. Was due to come here way before then, got as far as Goose Bay, then had prop problems I believe. It was ferried to it's new owner in Wisconsin in an Antonov 124 pre 2012.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:30 pm

The one flying in the UK around 1988 was XL502 (G-BMYP) and is now preserved at Elvington.

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by F3 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:07 am

Some crackers there. Particularly liking the one with the Buccs in the b/ground!

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Re: Five a day - Part 2

Post by NickB » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:49 pm

Cracking pics of the lovely Gannet - thanks so much for posting. That T5 is a stunner.

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