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RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise 1995

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RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise 1995

Post by N48284 » Wed May 28, 2014 8:18 pm

Seeing as we are expecting Exercise Sabre Strike at RAF Fairford during the next couple of weeks, I thought i would post a few scans from the deployment for Exercise's Salty Hammer and Central Enterprise from June 1995 which saw 4 B-52Hs from 96BS/2BW at Barksdale and 8 F-111Fs from 523FS/27FW at Cannon deployed to Fairford during June 1995.

ImageUSAF B-52H 61-0024/LA at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF B-52H 61-0013/LA at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF B-52H 60-0013/LA at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF B-52H 60-0013/LA at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F 70-2392/CC at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F 70-2392/CC at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F 70-2419/CC at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F 70-2406/CC at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F Cockpit at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

ImageUSAF F-111F 70-2404/CC at RAF Fairford 24-06-95. by N48284, on Flickr

All were taken at the evening photocall which they always used to organise when they had a deployment at the base.
All scanned from Fuji Sensia 100 slide film and scanned on Canoscan 9000F

Thanks for looking.

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by MRTT » Wed May 28, 2014 9:02 pm

Brilliant, only if they could do this for Sabre Strike.

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by ciaranchef » Thu May 29, 2014 8:02 am

Fantastic, how old fashioned does that F111 cockpit look , great post!!!
It is generally inadvisable to eject over the area you just bombed.
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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by Maurits37 » Thu May 29, 2014 8:43 am

Great to see those CC- :thumb: Ardvarks flying again in my home environment (Holland) !
Cheers,

Maurits

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by DanBeeden » Thu May 29, 2014 2:02 pm

I remember that evening well - and in particular the throngs of people who turned up. I think the USAF were a bit overwhelmed at the huge queue of people waiting to get on the buses for transport out onto the ramp. Great evening though and super to be able to look around all the aircraft and chat to the crews.

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by Skywatcher » Fri May 30, 2014 5:11 pm

Hi,
Yet again ,another awsoume set of images :clap:
I love the b-52 as it's my favarorate bomber :thumbs:
So more photos of her the better it is :thumbs:
Thankyou for sharing :)
All the very best as always :P
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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by paultornado45 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:34 am

Hey that's funny I was there in 1995 to I have pics and video of that open day and two days of flying from the F111s and B52s I was watching my video just last week what a awesome event that was one week i'll never forget many thanks for postng those pics and reminding me what a time that was in 1995 :thumbs:
And I'm going to be at fairford again for the b52s this time armed with a digital camera

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by N48284 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:49 am

paultornado45 wrote:Hey that's funny I was there in 1995 to I have pics and video of that open day and two days of flying from the F111s and B52s I was watching my video just last week what a awesome event that was one week i'll never forget many thanks for postng those pics and reminding me what a time that was in 1995
Why not post your video on this thread too. (if youve converted it yet) :thumb:

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by danielrichey » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:18 am

Wasn't Central Enterprise in 1998 with the B52's and B1's ?

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by paultornado45 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:22 am

I'd love to but I don't have tech to do that yet and I was there aswell with the b52s and B1s and the open day also a Great time :thumbs:

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by N48284 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:42 pm

danielrichey wrote:Wasn't Central Enterprise in 1998 with the B52's and B1's ?
Yes it was, its an annual exercise.

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by venom » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:59 pm

hi buddy
those F111s are not just any f111s there fae cannon ab amazing photos :clap: :thumbs: :clap:

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Re: RAF Fairford Exercise Salty Hammer & Central Enterprise

Post by paultornado45 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:29 pm

I'm just glad I got chance to see them in 1995 it made up for my boo boo at RAF upper heyford. On the last day as they all flew out :unsure: :(

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