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Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

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Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:13 pm

This latest installment finds Phil on a world tour of Belgium, Holland, Germany and France, covering shows at Landivisiau, Kleine Brogel, Soesterberg , St Dizier, Bretigny-sur-Orge and La Ferte Alais in an eight-day period. Indeed, the last three done in a single day!!

Starting with the French Navy at Landivisiau:

A wheeled Alouette II
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Everyone loves a Crusader!
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On to Kleine Brogel.

Belgian T-33
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Everyone loves Phantoms!!
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Next stop, St Dizier.

A well-travelled Super Sabre
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Nice shiny two-seat Jaguar
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Now Bretigny-sur-Orge, home of the French version of Boscombe Down, where everything appeared to be sponsored by Tango...

Mirage-nosed Vautour
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Wassmer CE.43
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Meteor NF.11
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Some 'standard' Mirages
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Finally, if you go down in the woods at La Ferte Alais, you're in for a big surprise

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If you like what you see, click on the images to see the rest in Flickr.

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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by jem60 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:58 am

Very nice!. Meteor 7 is one of those rareish ones with an F.8 tail, rather than the standard one. Does anyone know why this was done? :S

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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by paddyboy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:11 pm

Hi Lee :P

You are right: everyone loves a Crusader :thumb:

Well, I do, anyway :lol:

Cheers

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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by Graf Zeppelin » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:43 pm

jem60 wrote:Very nice!. Meteor 7 is one of those rareish ones with an F.8 tail, rather than the standard one. Does anyone know why this was done? :S
The Meteor is an NF.11 not T.7. The French Test Centre had a small fleet of them for trials work purchased second hand from Britain

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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by roughcutter » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:11 pm

Priceless, everyone of them! Very jealous :(
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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does... Dayglo en Francais, June 1976

Post by jem60 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:53 pm

Graf. Of course it's an 11!!!. What a prat.!! Very, very senior momoent. I've just lost what little credibility I had on this site!!.
What was in my mind was that I once saw, in the Israeli museum, a T.7 that DID have an '8' tail, and I believe Martin Bakers T.7 is so equipped. Just wondered why. Blimey, I can't even recognise an 11!!. Don't get old.................. :( :( :(

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