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Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

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Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:30 pm

Sorry to go on about this but if anyone sees a link with photos (or numbers) of the first four Italian F-35 that went to Iceland on the 24/9 could they please post a link here

Or indeed of the two that went over the UK north bound today 25/9

Can't believe there are no photos on social media or Flickr yet?

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by MRTT » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:19 pm

MM7357/32-07 photographed on arrival but, can't confirm whether it was in the initial batch.

https://twitter.com/GarethJennings3/sta ... 4848133120

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:33 pm

Thanks

Annoyingly the tweet refers to the 26/9 when they arrived over the 24-25/9

However mm7357 was one of the serials quoted in the heads up thread but it is a shame a source wasn't mentioned

I expect there will be photos appearing but I won't know if I saw them - never mind. I am tempted to go for a short break to Iceland towards the end of October as it looks like a great country ( if you like fish)

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by tommc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:02 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Thanks

Annoyingly the tweet refers to the 26/9 when they arrived over the 24-25/9

However mm7357 was one of the serials quoted in the heads up thread but it is a shame a source wasn't mentioned

I expect there will be photos appearing but I won't know if I saw them - never mind. I am tempted to go for a short break to Iceland towards the end of October as it looks like a great country ( if you like fish)
A long break to Italy would be cheaper!

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by TB1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:06 pm

Especially if you like a beer or three.....

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:40 pm

Iceland can't be all bad - according to the web - they have a national beer day on March 1st. Although I was surprised to learn that beer was banned until as recently as 1989!

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by Bucky P » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:12 pm

I went on a day trip to Iceland in March 1997! Great place, would love to go back sometime, maybe for a bit longer! :thumb:

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 am

In this shot I can see three F-35 taxying , so probably the first Cell of four, the first one looks like code 32-09

https://agenparl.eu/ITALY-FIRST-ALLY-TO ... N-ICELAND/

Edit : see below , it is 32-08

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by EGVP » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:14 pm

So I think we have...

(MM7334)/32-03 ref https://twitter.com/SM_Difesa/status/11 ... 89/photo/3 (wears 5064 on the nose-wheel door)
(MM7357)/32-07 ref http://www.difesa.it/SMD_/Eventi/Pagine ... tning.aspx video at the bottom (you've got to be quick!)
(MM7358)/32-08 ref https://ac.nato.int/archive/2019/italy- ... n-iceland- (this is the one you thought was 32-09, the video below also shows 32-08)
(MM7361)/32-11 ref http://www.difesa.it/SMD_/Eventi/Pagine ... tning.aspx video at the bottom (you've got to be quick!)

Nothing for the second cell yet.

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by EGVP » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:23 pm

Looking at this guys' shots, four departed and only three returned - so is one parked up somewhere else?

Either way it gives MM7360/32-10 as another one leaving one unidentified?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35133216@N05/

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:38 pm

Brilliant piece of detective work there

You can definitely see all five codes you mentioned.

I can see codes 32-07 and 32-11 clearly in the video you linked ( 32-07 has distinctive centenary marks on the left hand tail) as part of the four ship on the 24/9

32-08 is seen with two other F-35 on the ground in a tweet dated 26/9 so must also be part of the first Cell arriving( as the mission on the 27 hadn't happened yet)

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:33 pm
I am tempted to go for a short break to Iceland towards the end of October as it looks like a great country ( if you like fish)

ADVICE.... wait April 2020

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by slogen51 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:39 am

Oh right

October doesn't sound like the best time of year to visit - must be very short days I would think

It was going to be a bit of a squeeze as I would like to try and get the US army chopper change over later this month , although i haven't made any concrete plans yet!

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:11 pm

Better!

and in April 2020 you will see more, and nice, flight activity

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Re: Italian F-35 OTT 24/9

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:21 pm

32-03
32-07
32-08
32-09
32-10
32-11

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