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F-22 deploying to Europe soon

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F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Gary » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:28 pm

Looks like some Raptors are coming back to Europe soon

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by reaper493 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:16 pm

Fingers crossed its Lakenheath this time....

Not so easy to see them when they're on the continent!

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Martin Jennings » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Initially perhaps LN, But expect deployment packages to go to Europe for short term visits as a "projection of airpower" i.e Poland, Romania and probably Baltic States.
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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Thunder » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:18 pm

Could be Tanagra or Nea Anchialos in Greece, it's been on the cards for a while.

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by johnwayne » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:22 pm

The U.S DoD FY 2019 Construction Budget has monies allocated to Spangdahlem for 'F22 hardened hangar mods'.

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by TonyO » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Are they not coming for Trident Juncture?

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Northsky » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:15 pm

Heard a rumoour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Northsky » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Heard a rumour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by slogen51 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 pm

I was reminded earlier that the last time the USAF publicly announced F-22 to Europe that they turned up shortly afterwards.

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by rh226 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 pm

(Very much tongue in cheek) tomorrow's NOTAM? :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Seahornet1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:51 am

Northsky wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Heard a rumoour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.
Northsky wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Heard a rumour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.

Must be a strong rumour, I've read it twice... :P

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 am

Could be two separate rumours about two individual aircraft!

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by baz1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:36 am

if its F-18 the carrier docks on Saturday

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by plmc135 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:58 am

There are no USMC F-18's on board the Truman

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Bilvo » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:02 am

rh226 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 pm
(Very much tongue in cheek) tomorrow's NOTAM? :whistle: :whistle:
Isn't that for the 18 x MO F-15Es that are due to transit?
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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:54 am

Lots of rumours about F-22 to Lakenheath Friday and even hornets to Lakenheath this afternoon around 17:30?

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Martin Jennings » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Bilvo wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:02 am
rh226 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 pm
(Very much tongue in cheek) tomorrow's NOTAM? :whistle: :whistle:
Isn't that for the 18 x MO F-15Es that are due to transit?
Yes it is.
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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by Tjm99 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:43 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:54 am
Lots of rumours about F-22 to Lakenheath Friday and even hornets to Lakenheath this afternoon around 17:30?

I've heard that the Raptors are due at Lakenheath tomorrow too, but read on various places the hornets tonight are heading to Mildenhall

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by tornado17 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:58 pm

F22's to Lakenheath, FA18's to Mildenhall, MO F15's to Lakenheath and the carrier at Portsmouth, if it all turns out to be correct, there is going to be some serious mileage covered by some people!!

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Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 pm

Don't forget the rumoured CA eagles !

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