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Gate Guardians Samlesbury

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mickeystix
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Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by mickeystix » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:09 pm

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ImageLC8A9824 by mickeystix, on Flickr
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ImageLC8A9841 by mickeystix, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_0008/1 by mickeystix, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_0011 by mickeystix, on Flickr

Very nice indeed
Thanks for looking
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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by paddyboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:24 pm

Hi Mickey :P

Great shots :thumbs:

One is a Lightning :lol:

The other is a super-mega-fugly flying brick :grr:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by Knife 04 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Nice shots but have to agree with Paddy at the moment (my views may change) - also abit premature when they are not even here yet!

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by B58Hustler » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:20 am

Might as well have parked an E-Type next to a Cortina.................

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:17 pm

paddyboy wrote:Hi Mickey :P

Great shots :thumbs:

One is a Lightning :lol:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

Paddyboy :clap:
It might look like one Paddy but it isn't! The real one is long gone from here, good replica though, and better than the other thing!

Nice shots though, in great light :thumb:
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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by rh226 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:57 pm

Yes indeed, Mark. The real XS921 crashed into the North Sea on 19/09/1985 (pilot ejected). At the time of the crash it was coded "BA" of 11 Sqdn.
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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by Greenlichtie » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 pm

She may be ugly Paddy put apparently she'lll do things that'll blow your mind :thumb:

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by andrewn » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:44 pm

rh226 wrote:Yes indeed, Mark. The real XS921 crashed into the North Sea on 19/09/1985 (pilot ejected). At the time of the crash it was coded "BA" of 11 Sqdn.
Pilot was Craig Penrice, whom of course was later a TP at BAES Warton. Subsequently then ejected from Hunter F6 XF516 some 18yrs later, whilst still serving at Warton I believe

Interesting write up here for those that want to learn more.

http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJ ... _Craig.htm

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by JONLITE06 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:13 am

Great Pics! :thumb: Very interesting reading the crash report!

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 am

The real airframe was F.53 ZF580 which went to St Mawgan/Newquay in 2013. Canberra WT527 was also here for a while and apparently ended up in Greece.

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by jag636 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 am

Shame they went with the F35 as its not even British even though we've bought American before many times, but this heap of over priced rubbish just takes tax payers money to an other waste of money. I mean theres only enough space inside to put your sandwich box never mind munitions, oh well back to the pictures the lightning is a stunner, whats the other thing again, happy Christmas to all forumites keep on clicking :clap:

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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:42 pm

jag636 wrote: I mean theres only enough space inside to put your sandwich box never mind munitions,
Just the wheel going round, the real frightnings were much the same, only a bigger sandwich box :clap:
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Re: Gate Guardians Samlesbury

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:31 pm

The fact that they build the back end of the F-35 probably has something to do with them putting one on the gate....

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