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Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

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Nuski
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Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by Nuski » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:56 am

Hiya,
Looking for the serial for a spanish EAV-8 all i have down is a code of 01-907.
(There was a deployment of Swiss F-5, Mirages and 4 spanish av-8.)
Many thanks

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Re: Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by mustang5861 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:00 pm

EAV-8B VA.2-7/01-907 of Esc 009.

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Yammer
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Re: Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by Yammer » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:00 pm

01-907 - VA.1A-19
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

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Re: Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by EGVP » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:06 pm

I agree with Yammer, the VA.2-xx serials were never used and aircraft re-allocated VA.1A-xx and VA.1B-xx

See also https://lontra7.webnode.es/_files/20000 ... 11.02).pdf page 5.
I should probably change my name to EGCC again.

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Re: Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by mustang5861 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:41 pm

Yammer wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:00 pm
01-907 - VA.1A-19
EGVP wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:06 pm
I agree with Yammer, the VA.2-xx serials were never used and aircraft re-allocated VA.1A-xx and VA.1B-xx

See also https://lontra7.webnode.es/_files/20000 ... 11.02).pdf page 5.
Apologies for the bum steer on this one. 'BAR' also makes reference in the same report to two more EAV-8Bs which arrived on 8/6, VA.2-5/01-905 and VA.2-8/01-908, but there is no follow-up info in subsequent 'Waddington' reports nor the 'Agro' sections by way of correction. You live and learn!

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Re: Waddington EAV-8 6/6/92

Post by Yammer » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:37 pm

These Spanish Harriers were a challenge at the time as I don't think they carried any external serials for the first few years, just side codes. So there was a degree of uncertainty over their correct serials and the format of that serial - was it VA1 - VA1A - VA.1 - VA.1A - VA2

Later on the external serials were painted onto the rear fuselage ( circa 2005 ? ) and revealed themselves to be in the VA.1A..... format.

Then some were later re-built and upgraded and deep joy re-serialled.
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

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