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EX ARCTIC CHALLENGE/BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE/AMPLE STRIKE 17

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Post by DEREK SMITH » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:08 pm

Hi So when did 60-0002 visit the UK

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Post by slogen51 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:09 pm

big john wrote:
TomG wrote: 60-0002/LA (gr) 2 BW spcl mks & "Let's Roll" mks on Stbd nose. Didn't catch what the nose art on the port side was.
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Thanks Tom saved me a trip. :( Hopefully they'll break one and send a decent one over. :roll:

60-0002 is a decent one for me :P

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Post by bizfreeq » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:14 pm

DEREK SMITH wrote:Hi So when did 60-0002 visit the UK
Who says it has? Just because someone doesn't need it doesn't mean they saw it here. People i know who need very few of these need this one so it's a safe bet it hasn't been here. It's a good one for me!
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Post by graham luxton » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:50 pm

60-0002 certainly hasn't visited the UK since 1965 and I'd not seen it before. The "spotting" situation prior to 1965 was such that it may have visited and slipped through the net as weekday reports covering the English SAC bases were, in some cases, virtually non - existant! Weekends were another matter though and there was better coverage particularly when B-52's started making regular weekend visits from late '63 at Brize Norton, Fairford, Upper Heyford and Greenham Common.

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Post by DEREK SMITH » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:07 am

Thanks Guy's
That's good news for me hopefully there are more arriving that have not visited the UK before

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Post by farnboroughrob » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:30 am

Saw the lovely sight of a smoking B-52 presumably downwind for Fairford to the west of Oxford this morning about 08:30. Anybody know which one it is?
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Post by jingernut » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:31 am

Check the tracking thread which will show movements.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=146935&start=120

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Post by markranger » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:42 am

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Post by Gary » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:45 am

Make that two PM's sent :lol:

Thread tidied too

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Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:25 am

graham luxton wrote:60-0002 certainly hasn't visited the UK since 1965 and I'd not seen it before. The "spotting" situation prior to 1965 was such that it may have visited and slipped through the net as weekday reports covering the English SAC bases were, in some cases, virtually non - existant! Weekends were another matter though and there was better coverage particularly when B-52's started making regular weekend visits from late '63 at Brize Norton, Fairford, Upper Heyford and Greenham Common.
Page 2 of this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=146935&start=20

refers to it being here in 1999

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Post by Phil » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:36 am

Page 2 of this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=146935&start=20

refers to it being here in 1999[/quote]

Read page 5

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Post by Thunder » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:36 am

If you read onto page 5 of the the same thread, you'll see that it hasn't been over here and the info on page 2 is incorrect due to someone mis-logging it in 1999 :Oops:

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Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:40 am

Ah OK - apologies to all for the misleading post. I was reading the thread at work on and off yesterday and must have missed the crucial amendment. :Oops:

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Post by Gary » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:54 am

Tomorrow might see some activity. A single altitude like that has been used by bombers (among other) usually without tanker support viewtopic.php?f=139&t=147004

viewtopic.php?f=139&t=147004&p=903784#p903784

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Post by Dan M » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:59 am

Gary wrote:Tomorrow might see some activity. A single altitude like that has been used by bombers (among other) usually with tanker support viewtopic.php?f=139&t=147004
That link is telling me I need to be logged in and registered?

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Post by rh226 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:03 pm

Gary wrote:Tomorrow might see some activity. A single altitude like that has been used by bombers (among other) usually with tanker support viewtopic.php?f=139&t=147004
It is a Westbound ALTRV, Gary.

Something from Scandinavia/Baltics going back to CONUS?
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Post by page_verify » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:59 am

Not sure if the confusion has been cleared up, but 61-0002 has been to Fairford before whereas 60-0002 hasn't.

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Post by mushbuster » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:16 am

To confirm the three B52s at Fairford are 60-0002 "Spirit of Bossier and Shreveport" and "Lets Roll" marked 2BW with a green fin stripe, 61-0020 "The Big Stick" marked 20BS and a Blue fin stripe and 60-0021 "Blackjack" with a red fin stripe

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Post by bobthehandyman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:03 pm

page_verify wrote:Not sure if the confusion has been cleared up, but 61-0002 has been to Fairford before whereas 60-0002 hasn't.
thanks, and just to be sure on this, neither have looped either........... :P :whistle:

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Post by MRTT » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:13 pm

Never a good idea in a Buff. ;)

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