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DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

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DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by F4JPhantomII » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:51 pm

Today (25/04/19) I went on a great tour round Cosford with Threshold Aero and logged all these aircraft. Some of the Jaguar tail codes had been added to so I've noted that where appropriate, also I only noticed the official hangar names for Hangar 4 and AMS/GTA/LAFT (if anyone knows what this stands for please let me know) while Hangars 1, 2, 3 and 5 I've named to make it easier to read (although those probably are the official names).

Outside (near railway station):
Jet Provost T.5A XW320 [71]
Jet Provost T.5A XW375 [52]
Jet Provost T.5A XW327 [62]
Jet Provost T.5A XW436 [68]
Tornado GR.1 ZA357 [TTV] XV Squadron
Tornado GR.1 ZA323 XV Squadron (w/o tail)
Tornado GR.1 ZA320 XV Squadron (w/o tail)

Hangar 1:
Tornado GR.1 ZA356 (nose)
Tornado GR.1 ZA450 [TH] XV Squadron
Tornado GR.4 ZA585 [054]
Tornado GR.4 ZD849 [110]
Tornado F.2 ZD939 228 OCU (nose)
Jaguar GR.3A XX752 [EK] 6 Squadron (EKat)
Jaguar GR.3A XZ398 [EQ] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ392 [EM] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ109 [EN] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XX970 [EH] 6 Squadron (EHellcat)
Jaguar GR.3A XZ103 [EF] 6 Squadron (EFoxy)
Jaguar GR.3A XX729 [EL] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ399 [EA] 6 Squadron (bEAny)
Sea King HAS.6 XV653 [CU]
Sea King HAS.6 ZA169 [CW]
Sea King HAS.6 XV659
Sea King HAS.6 ZA128

Hangar 2:
Jaguar GR.1 XX968 [AJ] 14 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX969 [01]
Jaguar GR.1 XX726 [EB] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XZ390 [DM]
Jaguar GR.1 XZ371 [AP]
Jaguar GR.3A XX112 [EA] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ112 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX821 [P] 16 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1A XX965
Jaguar GR.1A XZ358 [L]
Jaguar GR.1 XX766 [EF] (EFoxy)
Jaguar GR.3A XX117 16 Squadron
Tornado GR.4 ZA447 [019]
Tornado GR.4 ZA459 [025]
Typhoon Training Aid ZK006 (not very interesting but it carries a serial)
Jaguar GR.1 XZ368 [E]
Jet Provost T.3 XM362
Jaguar GR.1 XX756 [W]
Hawk T.1W XX236 [236]
GenFly ZJ695 (same as the Typhoon training aid)
GenFly ZJ696
GenFly ZJ697
GenFly ZJ698

Onbase outside:
Jaguar GR.3A XX110 [EP] 6 Squadron

Hangar 3:
Jaguar GR.3A XZ114 [EO] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3 XZ391 [ET] 6 Squadron (ET phone home)
Jaguar GR.3A XX738 [ED] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ115 [ER] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XX725 [KC-F]
Jaguar GR.3A XX119 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XX723 [EU] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.3A XZ104 [FM] 41 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX819 [CE]
Jaguar GR.1 XX967 [AC] 14 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX727 [ER] 6 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XZ370 [JB] 17 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX975 [07]
Typhoon Training Aid ZK008

Hangar 4:
Jaguar GR.1 XZ383 [AF] 41 Squadron
Tornado F.3 ZE340 [GO] 43 Squadron
Buccaneer S.2B XX889 [T]
Wessex HC.2 XR498 22 Squadron
Jaguar T.2 ZB615 ETPS
Jaguar GR.1 XX825 [BN] 17 Squadron
Harrier GR.9 ZD465 [55] 4 Squadron
Jaguar T.2A XX833
Jaguar GR.1 XZ389 [BZ] 17 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX976 [BD] 17 Squadron
Harrier T.4 XW175 Qinetiq
Harrier GR.3 XZ991 1 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX959 [CJ] 20 Squadron
Sea Harrier FA.2 ZH796 [L] 801 NAS

Hangar 5 (next to the Hercules XV202): (not entirely too sure how many Jaguars are in here but I counted 5, serials most welcome)
Hawk T.1A XX335 [335] 208 Squadron (didn't read the serial off but saw the 208 markings and looking at demobbed.org.uk this is the only other Hawk on base)
Jaguar GR
Jaguar GR
Jaguar GR
Jaguar GR
Jaguar GR

AMS/GTA/LAFT:
Tornado GR.4 ZD793
Tornado GR.4 ZD715 [083] 617 Sqn/12 Sqn
Jaguar GR.1 XX818 [DE]
Jaguar GR.1 XX746 [S]
Jaguar GR.1 XZ374 [JC] 14 Squadron
Jaguar GR.1 XX958 [BK] 17 Squadron
Tutor T.1 G-BYWY [WY]
Tutor T.1 G-BYVZ [VZ]
Tutor T.1 G-BYWR [WR]
Tutor T.1 G-BYVL [VL]
Tutor T.1 G-BYWD [WD]
Jaguar T.2A XX141 [T]
Jaguar T.4 XX847 [EZ] 6 Squadron
Tornado GR.1 ZA320 [TAW] XV Squadron (the tail of the airframe that is outside)
Jaguar T.4 XX835 6 Sqn/238 Sqn (tail is painted on one side for 100th anniversary of 238 Sqn while the other is 80th anniversary of RAF Cosford)
Jaguar GR.1 XX743 6 Squadron
Jaguar T.2 XX837


Also spotted flying while I was visiting was G-BYWR, G-BYWU and G-BYWG (serials from 360radar). Hope this log is of interest, I'd highly recommend the tour to anyone.
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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by plmc135 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50 am

Think Tornado ZA849 in Hangar 1 should read ZD849

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by F4JPhantomII » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 am

plmc135 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50 am
Think Tornado ZA849 in Hangar 1 should read ZD849
You're correct, thank you! That's what I get for writing so late.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by EGVP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:40 am

"Hangar 1" was the Aerosystems Training Squadron, I don't think it had an actual name.
"Hangar 2" was Hangar 146
"AMS/GTA/LAFT" is Hangar 2

XZ377 coded EP should be XX110. I think XZ377 is one of those in Hangar 5, of which I think there were four on the right, plus a Hawk, and then two on the left tail-to-tail.

I'll check my log for any other comments!

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by F4JPhantomII » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:58 am

EGVP wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:40 am
"Hangar 1" was the Aerosystems Training Squadron, I don't think it had an actual name.
"Hangar 2" was Hangar 146
"AMS/GTA/LAFT" is Hangar 2

XZ377 coded EP should be XX110. I think XZ377 is one of those in Hangar 5, of which I think there were four on the right, plus a Hawk, and then two on the left tail-to-tail.

I'll check my log for any other comments!
Thank you. I only read off the tail code as I was on the left side of the bus, I tried to tie it up but clearly got the wrong EP.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by xkekeith » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 am

I don't log but taken from photo's...

"AMS/GTA/LAFT" aka Hangar 2

add XX818 / 8945M Jaguar GR.1 code DE
correction: ZD915 Tornado was coded 083
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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by Mike » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:13 am

xkekeith wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 am
I don't log but taken from photo's...

"AMS/GTA/LAFT" aka Hangar 2

add XX818 / 8945M Jaguar GR.1 code DE
correction: ZD915 Tornado was coded 083
ZD715 should be 083. :)

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by EGVP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:17 am

My log as follows:

Code: Select all

Outside by main gate		
XW320	71	Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5A
XW327	62	Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5A
XW375	52	Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5A
XW436	68	Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5A
ZA320		Panavia Tornado GR.1
ZA323		Panavia Tornado GR.1
ZA357	TTV	Panavia Tornado GR.1
		
Aerosystems Training Squadron		
XV653	CU-63	Westland Sea King HAS.6
XV659	62	Westland Sea King HAS.6
XX729	EL	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX752	EK	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX970	EH	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ103	EF	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ109	EN	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ392	EM	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ398	EQ	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3
XZ399	EJ	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
ZA128	10	Westland Sea King HAS.6
ZA169	CW-15	Westland Sea King HAS.6
ZA356		Panavia Tornado GR.1T
ZA450	TH	Panavia Tornado GR.1
ZA585	054	Panavia Tornado GR.4
ZD849	110	Panavia Tornado GR.4
ZD939		Panavia Tornado F.2
		
Hangar 146, 1235 Sqn		
XM362		Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3
XX112	EA	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX117		SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX236	236	British Aerospace Hawk T.1(WF)
XX726	EB	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX756	W	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX766	EF	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX821	P	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX965	C	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A
XX968	AJ	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX969	01	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ112		SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ358	L	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A
XZ368	E	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ371	AP	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ390	DM	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A
ZA447	019	Panavia Tornado GR.4
ZA459	025	Panavia Tornado GR.4
		
Outside station HQ		
XX110	EP	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
		
Hangar 3		
XX119		SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX723	EU	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX725	KC-F	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX727	ER	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX738	ED	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XX819	CE	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX967	AC	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX975	07	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ104	FM	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ114	EO	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ115	ER	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
XZ370	JB	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ391	ET	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A
		
Hangar 4		
XR498		Westland WS.58 Wessex HC.2
XW175		Hawker-Siddeley Harrier T.4(VAAC)
XX825	BN	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX833		SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A
XX889	T	Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B
XX959	CJ	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX976	BD	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ383	AF	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ389	BL	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ991		British Aerospace Harrier GR.3A
ZB615		SEPECAT Jaguar T.2
ZD465	55	British Aerospace Harrier GR.9
ZE340	GO	Panavia Tornado F.3T
ZH796	L-001	British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A.2
		
Hangar 2, AMS/GTA/LAFT		
G-BYVL	VL	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
G-BYVZ	VZ	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
G-BYWD	WD	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
G-BYWR	WR	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
G-BYWY	WY	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
XX141	T	SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A
XX743	EG	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX746	S	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX818	DE	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XX835		SEPECAT Jaguar T.4
XX837	Z	SEPECAT Jaguar T.2
XX847	EZ	SEPECAT Jaguar T.4
XX958	BK	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
XZ374	JC	SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
ZD715	083	Panavia Tornado GR.4
ZD793		Panavia Tornado GR.4
		
Outside on airfield		
G-BYWG	WG	Grob G 115E Tutor T.1
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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by F4JPhantomII » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks for all the comments and corrections. Sorry there's been quite a few mistakes.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by godsell1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Hangar 5
Jaguar codes; Z, L ,C, GP, EE, P.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by spotter747 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:14 am

Hi

I was also on the above but not until 1400 looking at your logs we missed out Hangar 2 which had the only Tornado
I needed in ZD793 ..
Where was Hangar AMS/GTA/LAFT:

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by F4JPhantomII » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:43 am

spotter747 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:14 am
Hi

I was also on the above but not until 1400 looking at your logs we missed out Hangar 2 which had the only Tornado
I needed in ZD793 ..
Where was Hangar AMS/GTA/LAFT:
I was on the 11:30 tour and I believe this was the only one that went round Hangar 2 / AMS/GTA/LAFT. I'll be honest that I don't remember which one it was entirely (I'm sure someone else does) but it was one of the hangars near the RAF Museum as opposed to being on the other side by the base and railway station.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by mudhen15 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:37 am

I was on the 1400 tour and have hangar 2 aircraft listed, although didn't log ZD793.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by EGVP » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:21 am

ZD793 was the sand camo Tornado immediately in front of you as you walked through the door.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by mudhen15 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:43 am

Sorry my mistake. The first list has hangar 2,which was indeed the 2nd hangar we visited, but your list has hangar 2 AMS/GTA/LAFT, which we didn't do. Thanks for the list anyway.

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Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

Post by dicanio » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:00 pm

I logged the following in Hangar 5 after the 1130 tour. It was being closed around 1345, just before a downpour.

XX335 Hawk T1A
(XX724) / C Jag GR3A
XX748 / L Jag GR3A
(XZ377) / P Jag GR3A
XX840 / T Jag T4
(XX767) / Z Jag GR3A
(XZ367) / EE / GP Jag GR3

Thanks to Threshold for a cracking tour, it was top notch!

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