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erik_k
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Manston Fire Training

Post by erik_k » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:11 pm

Hi, can most of the training aircraft been seen from outside ?
As I might be there april 30th or May 1st.

4 aircraft from the museum are outside? TS11, Jaguar Whirlwind and Lightning?

TIA,
Erik
From Holland

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by erik_k » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm

Today I saw most of the Fire Training a/c from the outside. Not seen were the Buccaneer, 2x Lynx and 2x Harrier GR3 (no spec c/s) and probably the camo Wessex not. From the main gate is Tornado "FC" visible at right. Also at this spot is just right from the road a green heli visible. Anyone if this is Wessex XV725?
At Google Earth it looks like...
Also at GE 3 Tornados are visible, 2 in Eurodemobbed! The one near the SW-side Manston road is not there. Is the 2nd HS125 in GE a civil one (the not burnt one)?
At the dump left from another gate is behind F-4J a yel/black fuselage visible. Looks like a Hunter or is this not a plane? See the background of the F-4J picture at Eurodemobbed.

The Meteor inside the museum was visible through the window close to the road, as the RAF museum was closed today at 3.50PM
Also the Tornado nose and JP were outside.

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by Vulcanone » Wed May 01, 2019 9:53 am

The Tornado GR.4A and one of the F.3s have left Both now at Newquay Airport/St Mawgan. I suspect the Google earth images is not upto date despite what it says.

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by erik_k » Wed May 01, 2019 2:25 pm

Thanks

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by andypatsalides » Thu May 02, 2019 1:28 pm

I flew over Manston in Sep '18

Photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/145863880 ... 1184768145

Hope they are of some help

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by erik_k » Sat May 04, 2019 3:38 pm

Great set Andy. Helps a lot.
What are the yellow/black striped fuselage parts from near the F-4J? Looks like a Canberra.
I see it is/was WK124. Only small parts left??

HS125 ZD704 did go to Newquay museum. I think I saw the engine top of a Lynx over the sand hill next to Tornado "GE".

Erik

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by Vulcanone » Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm

It is the leftovers of the Canberra TT.18 WK124. The nose has been saved and is being restored. No idea where, however

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Re: Manston Fire Training

Post by tommc » Sun May 05, 2019 5:07 pm

Vulcanone wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm
It is the leftovers of the Canberra TT.18 WK124. The nose has been saved and is being restored. No idea where, however
Gilberdyke

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