Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby bigcrow on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2:33 pm

On Sunday I witnessed the unveiling of LPG's XR713 Lightning F3 in this stunning 56 Squadron ''Firebirds' scheme, representing XR718 which flew in these colours for a short time in 1965 from RAF Wattisham. Her port side has also been re-painted in 111(F) Squadron colours. She looks superb & the group & COAP deserve high praise for such an outstanding restoration..

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Image00000510a by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR718\C (XR713) Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image00000523 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image00000501 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image00000526a by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR713 Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXR713 Lightning F6 Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
Last edited by bigcrow on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 10:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby austinp on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2:51 pm

Simply stunning :-)
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Georgeconna on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 3:35 pm

Wow Great set, What an addition to the ladies there. Must make a visit next year.

Pic 10, nearly had to do that myself!! :whistle:
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Tommy on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:10 pm

Gorgeous. :love: :love: :love: :love:
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Wes_Howes on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 7:21 am

She is a beauty and you've got some great shots of her Stuart :clap: Great work by LPG too :clap:
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Stan on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 9:48 am

Splendid - would be nice if one day the real '718 at Darlington got restored to this standard.
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby tuska2 on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 4:37 pm

Fantastic! shot#3 is what I expect to see just inside the Pearly Gates!
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby AirfixMark on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 9:14 pm

Great photo's, but when can we see them? I will be visiting Brunty in August to see the static stuff, but apparently all the Lightnings will be under lock and key.
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Andy63 on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 10:13 pm

Simply stunning, fabulous photos
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby planenuttoo on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 7:24 am

That's absolutely brilliant!
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby capercaillie on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 5:17 pm

Fantastic Stu, proper RAF Lightnings, looked a great opportunity, folks would pay good money for that access lined up in the daytime. Perhaps something the LPG would consider in future?

The F3 looks great. :up: :clap:
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby Blackbird on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 5:54 am

:drool: :drool: :clap: :biggrin:

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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby jag636 on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 9:26 pm

Beautiful work and love the jockey in the later shots and the trio shots, well done LPG what next a T 5 perhaps :smile: :clap: :whistle:
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby MarkL on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 9:43 pm

Superb shots !!
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Re: Bruntingthorpe's Firebird !!

Postby MarkL on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 9:44 pm

capercaillie wrote:folks would pay good money for that access lined up in the daytime. Perhaps something the LPG would consider in future?



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