F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby F102A on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:14 pm

2 57th F.I.S. Delta Daggers diverted into RAF Leuchars from Iceland during the airshow in 1973 I believe. I only had 2 shots left in my camera. Fortuneately I had a pass to get out to them. Comments welcome.
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F102A 0-61418 by F102A, on Flickr
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby ikarus on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:22 pm

Excellent ......thanks for posting :clap:
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby wezgulf3 on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:32 pm

Love those!! and thanks for sharing!

Wes..
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby scotthldr on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:35 pm

******* **** !!! You don't see many photos of these :rock: Didn't realise just how large an a/c the '102' was, until you see the crew member standing on the wing, although I think he is slightly on the small side.

Excellent pictures
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby Finningley Boy on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:36 pm

I believe these were there for the B.O.B. airshow in September 1972, so was I, and saw them arrive almost overhead from the vantage point of the then new Married Quarters to the North of the station.

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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby foxfour on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:52 pm

Fantastic scans of a fantastic aeroplane. They honestly look like they were taken yesterday. 57th FIS F-102s used to often divert into Lossie as well.
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby Koen L on Mon 21 May 2012, 4:19 pm

Brilliant! :clap:
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby swingy on Tue 22 May 2012, 10:58 am

Excellent stuff
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby DerekF on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:18 am

Finningley Boy wrote:I believe these were there for the B.O.B. airshow in September 1972, so was I, and saw them arrive almost overhead from the vantage point of the then new Married Quarters to the North of the station.

FB :biggrin:



We saw them arrive as well as drove to the show from our home in Newburgh. Pretty exciting stuff especially when you're 9 years old. :smile:
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby Lumix on Tue 22 May 2012, 12:17 pm

Lovely scans! :clap: Was lucky enough to see the pair of them. I have them logged for 16th Sep 72. Also saw a pair of 57th FIS TF102's a month or so earlier at Leuchars.
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby graham luxton on Tue 22 May 2012, 12:42 pm

57FIS F102's also visited Upper Heyford. I saw 2 pairs there in early'68. Don't know if they were diversions but on one occasion , while I was walking along Camp Road, they dragged one out of a hangar and towed it to the North side where the other one was parked - on that day there was no room on the Base Ops ramp to park 'em!
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby Arno 01 on Tue 22 May 2012, 1:35 pm

Spot on, fantastic scans, thanks for posting :yahoo:
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby Maisie on Fri 25 May 2012, 12:14 pm

2 shots well taken too, Thanks!
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Re: F102As at RAF Leuchars 40 years ago.

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 26 May 2012, 3:20 am

Simply brilliant, what a treat, they could have taken this week they are so clear...thanks for sharing...Ciaran :clap:
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