Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Fred Martin on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 4:40 pm

As Leconfield will always be associated with the Lightning to most enthusiasts of my generation , what better reason is there to show a few more silver examples of this fabulous machine. Squadrons of them formed here , they were serviced here by 60MU , and they were even scrapped here . Now I'm starting to fill up ..... on with the pictures .

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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Sud Ouest on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 4:43 pm

Amazing photos, thanks for sharing !!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Riessen2 on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 4:52 pm

Wow, what an amazing nice selection and very good quality of scanning. Keep them coming Fred
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 5:21 pm

Absolutely stunning Fred. They look like they could have been taken yesterday, such is the quality. Penultimate shot for me. :clap: :drool: :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby dazzagreenwood on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 5:38 pm

Lovely shots Fred.

Would love to see more.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Koen L on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 5:44 pm

Absolutely brilliant, can't wait for your next installment!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Abingdonman on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 6:29 pm

Smashing!...love the natural metal finish Lightnings.
Bit sad to see XM177 in that state,It was the first Lightning I ever saw (as far as I'm aware anyway) It solo displayed at the Abingdon BoB show 1971
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Westy on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 6:40 pm

Sheer class! What a plane that Frightning was :smile:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby DamienB on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 7:20 pm

Never mind picture of the week, this is thread of the week!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Manonthefence on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 7:38 pm

Bloomin marvellous, can we have some more please.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby 3Greens on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 8:29 pm

Fabulous shots Fred. Although it was only a couple of minutes flying time north of Binbrook I never got the opportunity to visit Leconfield - it took a bit longer by road (and even longer before the bridge !) You certainly had some fantastic vantage spots for runway etc. over there.
Thanks again for posting.
Cheers
Keith :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Buccaneer on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 11:45 pm

And I was just thinking how good the Dominie thread was............!!!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby st24 on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 6:57 pm

Superb. Surely you have the best collection of ground to air Lightning pics Fred??...
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby F102A on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 8:37 pm

Great Lightning shots Fred. Number 2 brings a tear to the eye. Number 5 is fantastic. :yahoo:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Fred Martin on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 10:46 pm

Yes I would like you to remove your addition to my thread. See my PM.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby foxfour on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 10:48 pm

I was so gobsmacked by these superb Lightning shots I didn't even notice they were ever so slightly blue until Kev posted the "balanced" one. Another superb thread.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby DamienB on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 12:22 am

The original white balance looks rather more likely to me - clearly a sunny day with the sun high in a cloudless blue sky, not a sunny day with a, er, grey sky and a yellow fog...!!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby F-86 on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 1:17 am

Very hard to pick a favourite out of this selection, but I really like the smokey arrival shot of XR765. You can almost smell the rubber.

Superb set. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Wingnutt on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 2:12 pm

Makes me wish I'd paid more attention to the Lightning while it was still around - and that I'd had a longer lens!

Superb photos.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby timuss on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 2:44 pm

Cracking set thats one aircrfat i would have loved to of seen flying :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby Stu on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 9:05 pm

What a set one before the last is ace :clap: can remember them about here in my younger days from Colt
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby lightningdes on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 8:27 pm

After a hard day at work and I come home and see photos like these,it makes me feel like nothing matters. :smile: Exquisite photos of an exquisite aeroplane,thankyou very much for posting. :worship:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby TF1 on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 2:10 pm

You have just made my day,if you have more please post.

all the best, Simon.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No 4 Leconfield

Postby CH2 on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 4:39 pm

Jesus, some thing to keep us happy, fantastic again :clap: :topbombing:
Cheers,

Chris
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