DSEI 2017 at Excel London (Royal Victoria Dock)

DSEI 2017 at Excel London (Royal Victoria Dock)

Postby dyvroeth on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 5:55 pm

Went across on Sunday 10 Sep to see preparations.

Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) was alongside with her Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ375. Also tied up were Patrol ship HMS Mersey and minesweeper HMS Cattistock.

On the East Terrace were:
* Merlin HM.2 ZH860 of 814 NAS in Tiger paint scheme.
* Merlin HC.4 ZJ122 / F recently out of Westland from conversion (I refuse to call it Leonardo).
* US Army CH-47F 13-08436
* US Army AH-64 04-05431 (marked 45431)
* US Army UH-60A 88-26071 (marked 0-26071)

Some pics in this flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyvroeth/albums/72157686441149044/ and

The long range photographs were taken from Connaught Bridge (DLR: Prince Regent and a short walk. Don't plan on getting out at Custom House DLR; it's closed until December).

There are supposed to be some static fixed wing aircraft in the North Hall. More on this, later in the week.
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Update 13 Sep 2017:
Wildcat AH.1 ZZ390 on the Leonardo stand in the South Hall
Tornado GR.4 ZG773 in the Air Zone (North Hall) - looked real but the jet exhaust covers/stops were entirely unconvincing.
Gripen, unmarked but I am pretty sure it was plastic.

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Re: DSEI 2017 at Excel London (Royal Victoria Dock)

Postby chrisward123 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9:50 pm

Tornado from BAE Warton, engines removed.
2018 - RIAT, Blackpool & Southport
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