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USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

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USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by Flyingmonster » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:45 pm

While at Coningsby yesterday this USAF C130 buzzed across the airfield from the South in a diving turn to a more Westerly heading around 1437 - does anyone have an ID at all?

Unfortunately no one heard anything on the scanners - please excuse the shot I managed to garb it as it appeared between two clouds.

ImageUnidentified USAF C130 - OTT RAF Coningsby heading West by Jamie Ewan - Flyingmonster, on Flickr

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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by Ben Montgomery » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:06 pm

EC-130J I think Jamie, so I guess the one that's at Mildenhall on TDY.

Could be wrong though - that little sensor with the orange dot on the rear of the sponson is what I'm going by.

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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by Flyingmonster » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:13 pm

Ben Montgomery wrote:EC-130J I think Jamie, so I guess the one that's at Mildenhall on TDY.

Could be wrong though - that little sensor with the orange dot on the rear of the sponson is what I'm going by.
Thanks for that Ben! Looks like EC-130J 96-8153 was out and about from Mildenhall so makes sense!

Appreciated dude! :thumb:
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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by 3Greens » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:32 pm

Confirm 'STRIX99' EC-130J 96-8153 took a steady track up the coast @ 4500' ...nice pic :thumbs:
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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by Flyingmonster » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:40 pm

3Greens wrote:Confirm 'STRIX99' EC-130J 96-8153 took a steady track up the coast @ 4500' ...nice pic :thumbs:
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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by Hendon Chipmunk » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:19 am

But wouldn't an EC-130J have pods on the tail fin and under the outer wings?

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Re: USAF C130 OTT RAF Coningsby - 11/12

Post by rh226 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:37 am

In a word,......No!!
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